When you discover that students have designed and made something outside school and want to share it with you, most teachers will use this as an opportunity to show their praise and acknowledge effort.

I was particularly impressed when presented with a prototype for a trainer which would have commercial appeal. Using a range of materials and some components, the prototype was created using a mould. I was able to use this as an excellent resource to showcase a successful outcome, as well as relate this to their Dyson Design Box project in Year 6. From their first showcase, I was then presented by another two designs. The plan for these gentlemen is develop more concepts. Who knows, they may even set up their own company!

We are delighted to announce that we have had 28 certificate winners in this year's UK Mathematics Challenge.

A huge well done to everyone in Year 8 who took part! Congratulations to Martin and Luke who win 'Best in School'.

The full list of winners is below:


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Well done to all our Year 7 and Year 8 pupils who participated in the Tynedale Cricket Festival in Stocksfield last week. The Y8 boys won and will go through to the county tournament in June, the Y7 boys and girls did really well in their group stages, and the Y8 girls managed to reach the semi-finals.

A huge well done to our Year 6 pupils on the completion of their KS2 SATs 2018. We are all incredibly proud of their efforts.

Mrs Roff and Mr Watters and the Y6 team

On Friday 11 May 2018, many pupils in Year 6 were treated to a SPAG fair in Fellside Hall. Pupils in Mrs Roff's English class hosted the fair and all involved said it was a huge success. There were stalls testing everything from spellings to punctuation and grammar, many with tempting prizes and treats to reward hard work! Well done to all the pupils and a special thank you to those who hosted stalls.

Click on the thumbnails below to see more pictures from the day:

The HMS newsletter contains school news, information about upcoming events in and outside of school, general notices for parents/carers and dates for your diary.

An electronic copy of the latest edition (April 2018) is available on the Publications page.