Exciting news for our Key Stage 3 pupils! Author Dan Smith is coming to HMS on 26th June to give a presentation, answer questions and sign books. A letter will be sent home shortly with details.

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The PTA are organising a Father's Day pop-up shop in Fellside hall at lunchtime on Tuesday 12 June 2018 to celebrate not just dads, but any significant men in the children's lives. The children will be able to choose a gift from a selection of items and have their gift wrapped. All gifts will be sold for £2 (including wrapping & labeling). All money raised will help the PTA fund more events and activities for HMS pupils.

The PTA will be supplying a range of exciting gifts, but if you have any unwanted gifts suitable for a man that you would like to donate, then we will gladly accept these too. Gifts can be sent to school with your child, who can drop them off at the office before Tuesday lunchtime.

There will be an opportunity to see your child’s work as they have progressed through the academic year, on Thursday 21 June 2018 from 4.00–6.00pm.

Staff will be delighted to welcome you and your child to your child’s individual subject classrooms.

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Our Year 6 pupils recently held a mini lunchtime fayre to raise money for our Key Stage 2 charity. Pupils baked their own cakes, made homemade drinks and had everyone guessing the name of the teddy as well as how many sweets were in the jar. A very enjoyable way to spend lunchtime!

As part of the Great Northumberland 2018 programme of events, the Hexham Book Festival are offering a Short Story Competition (max 500 words) for pupils from Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 from across the county. There are two titles, one for Years 5 and 6 and the other for Years 7 and 8 ….and there are prizes! £200 for the winning student’s school library from each title, plus book tokens of £20 for the winner and £10 each for two runners up in each category.

Award winning author Caroline Lawrence (best known for The Roman Mysteries series of historical novels for children) will be judging the short stories and awarding prizes at a celebratory event at The Sill on Tuesday 17 July 2018.