Maths Leaders appointed at HMS
Following the successful introduction of our English Leaders team at HMS, we have now appointed a group of Year 7 Maths Leaders. The response from our Year 7 pupils was fantastic but unfortunately, at this stage, we could only select a small group of leaders. Our team of pupils will work in classes and at lunchtimes to support and challenge younger pupils in their mathematics learning. This will provide pupils with a high level of peer support. Not only will this be beneficial for our younger pupils, it will also allow the leaders to develop their own maths knowledge and allow them to take on a 'teaching' role. We look forward to welcoming the team into our maths lessons and sharing news of their impact over the course of the year!
HMS Newsletter - 4 December 2015
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 (4 December 2015) is available on the Publications page.
- Thursday 10 December 2015 - Parents' Evening Showcasing Work (4.00pm - 5.30pm)
- Thursday 10 December 2015 - HMS Disco (6.30pm - 8.30pm)
- Monday 14 December 2015 - Carol Service at Hexham Abbey (7.00pm)
- Friday 18 December 2015 - last day of term
Newcastle University Talk
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Year 5 enjoyed an afternoon working with two graduates of Newcastle University, Will and Ashley, discussing and learning about all aspects of attending the institution from academics to describing their ideal flatmate.
Children In Need 2015
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Friday 13th could have been unlucky for some but not for our school. Fellside Hall was buzzing with pupils as they gathered to raise money for this worthwhile charity event. Pupils ran stalls ranging from a 'tin can alley' to 'pin the tail on the donkey' and 'guess the name of the teddy'. The fantastic sum of £1088.69 was raised from the stalls which also included money from donations towards a non-school uniform day. It is often easy to get caught up in the fun of the fundraising efforts, so Mrs Cave and Mr Freeman-Myers also delivered assemblies to highlight the importance of the day which reminded us all who our money would support and the huge impact this would have. A great day and a huge thank you to all that took part.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
At HMS, we have developed a curriculum, learning environment and enrichment activities that provide opportunities for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development. We understand that SMSC development is essential to our pupils' learning and wellbeing and we strive to promote these values throughout school life. SMSC development is demonstrated at HMS through: curriculum planning which allows for in-depth discussion, debate and questioning as part of daily learning; the atmosphere of our school in that we provide exciting and engaging opportunities for extra-curricular learning including visits; opportunities for pupil leadership as well as fostering a climate of mutual respect and participation. This is encapsulated by our 'School Ethos Statement'.
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