Year 6 Easter Revision Resources
An electronic copy of the letter we sent home regarding the Year 6 Easter Revision resources is now available.
Have a fantastic holiday!
Mr Watters and Miss Johnson.
World Book Day
On Thursday 3 March 2016, HMS pupils and staff celebrated World Book Day. Many of us came to school dressed as characters from our favourite novels and lots of fun was had! In order to reward pupils who read regularly and who set a good example for others, £5 book tokens for Cogito Books in Hexham were issued to pupils who had been nominated by their English teachers. As part of our on-going celebrations following World Book Day, two visiting authors will be in school next week working with groups in Years 5, 7 and 8. As well as this, the monthly Book Quiz (organised by Mrs Hughff) will be taking place in Beaumont Library.
Visit from author Peter J Murray
Pupils in Year Five and Seven were treated to a thrilling presentation by the acclaimed children’s author Peter J Murray this week. During the two-hour-long presentation, he shared anecdotes about his life as an author, read extracts from his spooky children’s books and answered questions from pupils.
Sumdog Maths Competition Update
Pupils are engaging extremely well with the Sumdog Maths Contest. As it stands, three of our classes are occupying 8th, 9th and 10th place on the County Leaderboard! Let's keep playing and get HMS to the top!
It has been great to hear so many pupils loving the contest. Many have said 'you don't even realise you're learning!'.
One of our pupils is currently 14th on the Individual Pupil Leaderboard... I'll let the suspense build for that!
Year 8 Comic Strip Workshop
Kev Sutherland Workshop – 8M2 English – Tuesday 15 March 2016
Written by Kiona, Year 8
Today was amazing because Kev Sutherland came in to see us. When we were working, he was drawing all kinds of characters, from superheroes to Dennis the Menace!
'Zombie Apocalypse' Workshop
Written by Sasha and Milly, Year 8.
On Thursday 10 March 2016 a group from the Institution Of Civil Engineers came in to Hexham Middle School to teach us about filtering water and surviving a zombie apocalypse. We were given a bottle, a cup, some food and a price list. We had to build a water filtration system to take the chemicals out of the zombie infested water.
Year 8 Experiences of QEHS
Following three successful days spent at QEHS as part of their transition, Year Eight were asked to write about their experiences. Below are a selection of comments from the pupils on what they thought about the Taster Days and their first experience of the high school.
- ‘Over the past few days, I have learnt so many new things and had many fantastic experiences. I can’t wait for September!’ - Abi
- ‘A useful experience’ - Holly
- ‘I think the taster days have been a great way to experience what QEHS is really like’ - Harry
- ‘These three days have been a great experience’ - Louise