About: Mrs Swales

Printing with string blocks

the group used the string block they made last week to print wallpaper.


Students went out to practise independently in shops and a cafe.

Printing masterclass #2

today the group made a string block to ink and print next week.  They glued string on a block in a shape they designed.  While waiting for the glue to dry they went back to last week’s tile and used the printing press to print their design.  

Afghan afternoon tea

8D enjoyed a sensory experience in English today.  We are reading ‘The Breadwinner’ which is set in Afghanistan.  We tried rice,  thin curry and naan washed down with Afghan style tea.  Everyone sampled the food and enjoyed it … apart from the tea!  

Enrichment printing – polystyrene tile printing.

Communications enrichment

Students voted to visit McDonald’s today to practise their skills.

Lego challenge in holiday club

Holiday club

Students got creative with Halloween-inspired batik printing.

Year 7 are ‘buzzing’!

The  Book buzz books have been handed out today, much to the delight of the lucky Y7s.

Have you heard the buzz?

As part of of The Oaks’ constant drive to promote reading and improve reading skills we have signed up for ‘Book Buzz’.  All new year 7s have picked a book and we have just received delivery of them.  They are free to the students and are theirs to keep.  Keep a look out for updates on reading events!