7L Science experiment

7L enjoyed making snowballs from bicarbonate of soda then seeing which would melt quickest when added to vinegar.


We guessed what would happen next, whether the snowball would react more or less than the previous one.

We looked carefully at the bubbles being produced and felt them to see if they were soft or hard.

We smelled the gas to see if it had a smell.

Printing club

Today we used sandpaper and crayons to create a picture which was then ironed (by Mrs Sands) on to fabric. It worked quite well.


Today we went to the services as there are a variety of shops and cafes to visit. Everyone managed to choose a snack and pay for it using excellent manners. They were perfect representatives of The Oaks.

9C Electrical Energy Conversion

In science, we explored how electric energy can be transformed to other forms of energy. We used a plasma lamp to demonstrate that the electrical energy was converted mainly into light, sound and heat…

We then made simple circuits, using cells, wires, switches, motors, buzzers and lamps, and looked at how the electrical energy from batteries can be converted into other forms of energy…

Until next time.

9C Everyone can make a difference

In our life skills sessions, we have been learning about litter. We have been looking at the effects it has on the environment, in all of its many forms. We decided to perform an impromptu litter pick on the school grounds. First, we practised our skills in the class…

Then, we used our skills outside. We had to look very hard to find litter on the school yards, which was a pleasant surprise….

Until next time.

Chinese New Year

This afternoon pupils in 8D have enjoyed some activities about Chinese New Year. We tried to write our names in Chinese calligraphy, made Chinese lanterns, then sampled some Chinese food – with chopsticks!

This term in 8D we are lucky to have a weekly Tin Arts session with Maria. We are working on a short dance routine, and will hopefully perform it to a small audience at the end of the term.

9C Being a Baker

In geography, we have been looking at different careers in the community. This week we explored the role of the baker. We looked at the different job roles a baker performs, the equipment they use and what they make. We then took inspiration from the Queen of Hearts and made jam tarts. After we made our hats, we measured the ingredients…

Mixed, rolled and shaped the pastry…

Baked the pastry, added the jam, baked again and, as all greedy good bakers do, tasted them…

Until next time.

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After school club

Today we made string block prints. We will get a certificate in printing skills at the end of the course.