9E Science: Burning ethanol

Year 9 have been investigating the energy released from burning fuels. We looked at independent, dependent and controlled variables and the students set up their own equipment and recorded their data in a table. (RRS article 29)

7L Make Pancakes

7L enjoyed weighing out the ingredients:

smelling the ingredients:



experimenting with the ingredients…

and tasting the finished pancakes.

then we had a go at tossing our replica pancake…


9C Smoothies

We have been learning about working in a bar and cafe. Today we decided to make strawberry and banana smoothies. But first, we decided to quickly grow hipster beards…

We watched a video on making smoothies. We then recalled the different ingredients, utensils and the recipe for making the perfect strawberry and banana smoothie. We then worked in pairs to make our smoothies…

Until next time.

The Oaks is closed today

Sorry for the inconvenience, but we are closing today for safety reasons. Our drive is covered in snow in spite of Chris, our caretaker’s best efforts and the roads are unsafe for buses.

More photos from Zimbabwe

We visited many schools such as Stanley, bumburwi, Lundi Park, St. Paul’s and our partner school, Jairos Jiri Nara centre for the deaf.

Hello from Zimbabwe

Hi everyone at The Oaks, I’m having a great time visiting schools in Zimbabwe. The students are very friendly and enjoy learning.

Uniformed Services

The Uniformed Services taster course credits count towards the ASDAN Personal Development Programme. We have completed all of our Uniformed Services credits and are now working towards more ASDAN credits. At the moment we are working on the community work module and created a sensory afternoon for all ages and abilities. (RRS article 15).

Tynemouth Aquarium

Today some of our year 9 pupils went to Tyneside Aquarium to learn more about plastic waste in our oceans and how water pollution affects sea life. This ties in with our textiles project where pupils design and make an eco bag for life with a sea life theme. We all had a great time and learned a lot.

Connecting Classrooms

Ms Swales is visiting Zimbabwe as part of our Rights Respecting School week and Connecting Classrooms.  We have been working alongside our Zimbabwean friends to learn about each other’s culture, life in school and how we realise our rights differently.


9C Barista

In geography, we have been learning about the different jobs that you can have in a restaurant or cafe. Today we looked the role of barista. We recalled the different hot drinks that a barista could make. We then collected the ingredients and utensils needed to make marvellous hot chocolates. We then made hot chocolates for our class mates…

Until next time.