Last week pupils enjoyed activities in their lessons to celebrate Science Week.

Year 5 enjoyed rescuing Eggbert by using their scientific knowledge to construct a parachute to save Eggbert from a fall! Year 6 made shadow puppets to tie in with their topic on light. STEM ambassadors from Newcastle University came in to work with Year 7 on a CSI themed workshop using cryptography and extracting the DNA from a strawberry. Year 8 took part in a ‘potions’ class. They were pleased to know they didn’t have to write the chemical equation for ‘ghoul goo’ with ‘shredded lizard gizard’!

A letter was emailed to parents/carers on Friday, and a paper copy will be sent home on Monday, to outline the funding crisis facing all schools nationally, the impact on our schools, and the ways in which you can help.

Some of the links in the letter are no longer working. Updated links are below:

  • To sign the petition that is being organised by some teaching unions click here.
  • To comment on the National Funding Formula consultation click here.
  • To view our response to the National Funding Formula consultation click here.
  • To access the standing order form and the electronic version of the Gift Aid form, click here.


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Written by Freya, Year 8

On Wednesday 8th March 2017, to celebrate International Women’s Day, some pupils from 8AGR and 8AMG were invited to a service at St. Mary’s church in Morpeth. The video of our assembly was shown to the congregation, and we were asked a variety of questions about what we had learnt throughout our time creating the performance. To conclude the service, we walked to Emily Wilding-Davidson’s grave to place flowers in her honour and had a picnic lunch and cake to round off the day. It was a great experience for all that went, and a very enjoyable day.

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Written by Breanna, Year 7

On Wednesday the 15th February the Year 7 pupils were kindly visited by Sir Robert McAlpine. They engineers explained to us about the structure of bridges and how maths is used to design them. The exciting part of our session was getting to build our own bridges out of paper tubes, nuts and bolts.

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Last Friday HMS took part in the Newcastle School for Boys U11 7-a-side tournament. HMS were the only State school participating on the day out of eight teams.

The British Pea Industry launches search for the UK’s next top young chef of the year!

The Yes Peas! campaign is back for a second year and brings with it a second category after joining forces with British supermarket Waitrose and new sponsor for 2017, leading cookware supplier ProCook, to launch a cooking competition to find the nation’s next top chefs.

Primary school children of any age up to Year Six are being invited to enter the ‘Little Pea Chef’ category sponsored by Waitrose for a second year running and due to high demand, this year’s competition is welcoming a new category for secondary school students across Year Seven and Eight, sponsored by ProCook.