Teacher Training Day
Reminder for parents that school will close for pupils on Thursday 22 October 2015. There will also be a Pastoral Evening on Thursday from 4.00pm to 6.30pm.
There will be a staff training day on Friday 23 October 2015.
School re-opens after half term on Monday 2 November 2015.
Year 6 visit the Great North Museum
On Monday 12 October 2015, our Year 6 pupils spent the day at the Great North Museum in Newcastle. This visit was part of our science learning and the museum provided a jam-packed schedule of activities for us to enjoy. We enjoyed an evolution workshop led by museum staff where we studied a range of skulls and placed them on an evolutionary timeline. We also visited the galleries, enjoyed the 'Sea Monsters' planetarium show and learnt lots of information in the special 'Spineless' exhibition. All of this will help us in our science lessons when we move on to studying 'Living Things and Their Habitats' next half term and later, 'Evolution and Inheritance'. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day!
English Leaders appointed at HMS
What is an English Leader?
An English Leader is a pupil in Year 8 that helps pupils in other lessons with their reading and writing skills. They have to support children who need help whilst writing a piece of work and will be used in all lessons by all teachers, across the curriculum.
No Pens Wednesday 2015
On Wednesday 7 October 2015, pupils and staff at HMS put down their pens and pencils and enjoyed a day of no writing! A day of no writing sounds fun for some, but what was the focus of our day? We were highlighting the need for great communication and good speaking and listening skills, and focussing on activities which relied on these skills. Everyone had a fantastic day! Learning included: building human bridges in DT, acting out scenes from Oliver Twist, developing large models of human body systems and role-playing oxygen on its journey around the body! Every lesson, all day was developed to promote opportunities for great speaking and listening. We look forward to this day next year!
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 (16 October 2015) is available on the HMS Newsletter page.
Information Evening and Open Day
Thank you to those who took the time to visit our school during our recent Open Evening/Open Day. If any parents/carers of prospective Year 5 pupils missed these events and wish to arrange a visit to the school, please telephone 01434 602533 to make an appointment.
An electronic copy of our Prospectus is available to download on the Publications page.
Year 7 Macmillan Cake Sale
On Friday 25th September class 7JKW managed to raise £164.73 in just fifteen minutes! During the week before the sale, the children worked really hard to make and decorate lots of cakes to sell. On the day, all of the effort was worth it – there were so many cakes from chocolate orange cake to Minion cupcakes! I have to say that I did try some and they were unbelievably good! It was all for a great cause – Macmillan cancer support. All of the money we raised will help support a lot of people. We have to owe it to Miss Johnson and Miss Kwella for organising the whole thing – a big well done to 7JKW too!