Visit by Sir Robert McAlpine
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Written by Breanna, Year 7
On Wednesday the 15th February the Year 7 pupils were kindly visited by Sir Robert McAlpine. They engineers explained to us about the structure of bridges and how maths is used to design them. The exciting part of our session was getting to build our own bridges out of paper tubes, nuts and bolts.
U11 Boys' Rugby
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Last Friday HMS took part in the Newcastle School for Boys U11 7-a-side tournament. HMS were the only State school participating on the day out of eight teams.
The Yes Peas! Campaign
The British Pea Industry launches search for the UK’s next top young chef of the year!
The Yes Peas! campaign is back for a second year and brings with it a second category after joining forces with British supermarket Waitrose and new sponsor for 2017, leading cookware supplier ProCook, to launch a cooking competition to find the nation’s next top chefs.
Primary school children of any age up to Year Six are being invited to enter the ‘Little Pea Chef’ category sponsored by Waitrose for a second year running and due to high demand, this year’s competition is welcoming a new category for secondary school students across Year Seven and Eight, sponsored by ProCook.
HMS PTA Meeting
The next meeting of the Hexham Middle School PTA will be on Thursday 2 March 2017 at 7.00pm in the Fellside Building. All welcome.
Opportunity to View Pupils' Work
There will be an opportunity to see your child’s work as they have progressed through the academic year on Thursday 9 March 2017 from 4.00-6.00pm.
Staff will be delighted to welcome you and your child to your child’s individual subject classrooms.
World Book Day 2017 Photography Competition
Please note that pupils should only take pictures where it is safe to do so and must get their parents' permission/approval for the picture. They should also only submit a photograph if they are happy for it to be displayed around school, on the website or in publications.
Year 6 STEM Day
Written by Niamh R, Year 6.
On the 7th February 2017, Year 6 had a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) day, run by students from Newcastle University. In our classes, we rotated round five different workshops including: designing our own animals; creating inventions to save waste; building a bridge with a steady structure; making honeycomb and creating a boat out of plasticine and marbles. The workshops helped us to learn how things work and why they may go wrong.
The first workshop was about learning about the different characteristics of animals and why they needed these features for surviving in their habitats. Using this knowledge allowed us to design an animal of the future. The second workshop was about designing and engineering an invention from recyclable waste, to help reuse the waste and reduce environmental pollution. The next workshop required some good teamworking. We had to build a bridge to cross a river, out of construction equipment. We learned that triangles are the strongest shape for building sturdy structures.