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
Fairtrade Service at Hexham Abbey
Members of the Key Stage 3 Debating Society took part in a Fairtrade Service at Hexham Abbey on Tuesday 8 March 2016 which was also attended by First and Middle schools in the Partnership. Students from HMS have written letters to children in Myanmar recognising the role that Fairtrade plays in our society and how it has international impacts. Louis in Year 7 had a chance to read his letter out as part of the service.
Book Fair at HMS
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We would like to say a very big 'thank you' to everyone who supported our recent Book Fair by buying books and stationery. It was a tremendous success and we raised £660 in commission, which will be spent on new books for both Beaumont and Orchard libraries.
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