Year 6 After-School Boosters
Mr Watters, Miss Johnson and Miss France are running after-school Maths and English sessions for the next few weeks for our Year 6 pupils. For your child to attend, they must sign up and return a parental permission slip (letters available from the teachers). Maths runs on a Monday evening and English on a Thursday (both 3.30pm - 4.30pm). Our Year 6 pupils are working extremely hard in the build-up to the SATs in May; we are really proud of them! Please remember to sign their 'Reward Cards' every time they use one of our recommended revision resources at home! Thanks for your on-going support.
Mr Watters and Miss Johnson
The Big Times Tables Challenge
We are very excited to launch our first 'BIG TIMES TABLES CHALLENGE' for our Year 5 pupils. From Monday, every form class in Year 5 will spend one of their form times completing mini times table challenges. Every week the percentage of correct answers in the class will be collected. Over the course of four weeks, pupils will be able to practise their times tables in their maths group and in form time. This builds us up to the final 'Big Challenge!' where pupils will really have to show off their gained knowledge and recall of multiplication facts.
The winning form class will receive a special GOLDEN TIME treat!
Open Book Evening
Open Book Evening - Thursday 21 April 2016
4.00 - 5.30pm (all year groups)
We would like to offer you the opportunity to come into school and see your child's work.
We look forward to seeing you.
Year 8 STEM Day - 19 April 2016
On Tuesday 19 April 2016, our Year 8 pupils will engage in a day of exciting STEM activities. These sessions will be led by visiting staff from Newcastle University and by our own specialist teaching staff. Sessions will include: ‘Mystery Maths’ (a problem solving development session) and Computer Science as well as exciting Maths, Design Technology and Science activities.
This cross-curricular day will immerse our Year 8 pupils in the world of STEM and will hopefully generate excitement and discussion that will translate into classroom learning over the coming half term.
We hope you agree that this day will provide a fantastic learning experience and we look forward to sharing feedback from the day!
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.
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