Last Wednesday HMS took part in the Northumberland Youth Cabinet and Parliament elections. Many thanks to all the staff involved in supporting our pupils to undertake their very first political vote, electing pupils across the Northumberland county. Well done to our two head pupils for supporting other ballot station staff on the day. We would like to encourage pupils to
Pupils in Key Stage Two have been taking part in the UK’s biggest citizen science project, the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. The data collected from the school site will help contribute to a ‘snapshot’ of bird numbers across the UK, allow the RSPB to monitor trends and helps us understand how birds are doing.
After a busy weekend of sport we have had some huge success on the football and rugby pitches! On Saturday, five HMS boys were in action for the West Tyne District team in their 5-2 victory over Redcar and Cleveland. James Simpson, Alex Martin, David Dodd, Sam Clarke and scorer of the 4th goal Josh Ritchie all played brilliantly! Well done
We will be holding our SATS Information Evening for Year 6 parents/carers on Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 6pm in Fellside Hall. This will be a very useful session where you will get an insight into the arrangements for the End of Key Stage 2 Assessments. It would be fantastic to see as many of you there as possible. Thank
Pupils are working with Miss Lawton on their Part A for Arts Award. They are learning collagraph and mono-print techniques. Soon, we’ll be moving on to screen-printing but for now we are busy working on the etching press. We are printing from nature!
The Year 7 boys were in the finals of the Rugby League Champions at Kingston Park. Under the lights of the stadium it was set to be an exciting evening. Our first opponents were Parkside and a hard-hitting defence were in front of HMS. A brilliant early run from Charlie C was so unlucky not to be given as a
As part of a new pilot scheme, the Northumbria Police Cyber Crime team are working with pupils from HMS to develop a child-friendly version of the Computer Misuse Act alongside Newcastle University and Northumberland County Council. Pupils now have the opportunity to make their own version of the Computer Misuse Act to educate their classmates about cyber crime and its
Happy New Year! We all hope you have had a fantastic break; we are looking forward to welcoming pupils and staff back to school when the spring term commences on Tuesday 7 January 2020. It is a perfect time for reflecting on 2019 and setting goals for the new year ahead and the latest edition of our school newsletter (PDF) went
In January, we will be offering a new extra-curricular yoga class for Key Stage 2 pupils on Tuesdays after school (3.40pm start). The yoga class will be run by Emily Sheriff, a trained Hatha Yoga Teacher based in Hexham. She teaches a range of different styles of yoga within Hatha such as Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga and Gentle Hatha Yoga.
Today, the pupils in Years 5-8 have been making Christingles and learning about what the parts of a Christingle represent. They then attended assemblies led by Mr Freeman-Myers to reflect on this special time of year.