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Emma has been working hard on her Artwork

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Myon by Renaissance

Don’t forget you have access to 7000 books on the myOn programme.

These are fiction and non-fiction.  You can link to Accelerated Reader and do quizzes on the books if you want.

You should have your login details which would have come to your home address by post.

Give it a whirl!   Myon.co.uk

Nature Live Online

Meet our scientists and discover the fascinating work carried out behind the scenes at the Museum.

Hang out with the Nature Live Online team on Tuesdays at 12.00 BST and Fridays at 10.30 BST for interactive talks featuring topical discussions with our scientists and cutting-edge research.

From meteorites to mammoths, evolution to the climate crisis, Nature Live Online is a great way to explore the natural world.

All events are free to watch online on the Museum’s website, YouTube channel or Facebook page. Please note you do not need to enter any personal information to watch these broadcasts, although you will need to log in to Facebook or YouTube in order to leave a comment.

Nature Live Online

Read the story – The Ickabog


To coincide with the illustration competition Miss Fink mentioned, you can read the book online using the above link.  Keep calm, read a book.  Miss Swales.

Down syndrome charity Together 21 takes on lockdown challenges

YOUNG people from a Down syndrome group and their families have taken on personal challenges to keep spirits up and raise thousands of pounds.

Together 21 is a project managed by the Pioneering Care Partnership, in Newton Aycliffe, providing weekly education sessions for babies to teens with Down syndrome and their families – playing an essential role by giving families support, information, learning and friendship.

The Northern Echo

Renaissance Online Reading

The Oaks has signed up to a new online reading programme with 7000 titles!  Passwords will be sent to you soon.

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COVID-19 Guidance Secondary School

Help secondary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice for parents and carers supporting the home learning of secondary school children (year 7 to 11).


Mental Health Awareness Week

At The Oaks Secondary School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every child, parent / carer and staff.  We pursue this aim using both universal, whole school approaches and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at identified vulnerable pupils and families.

In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health.  The Oaks Secondary School work closely with CAMHS. The Oaks School offers a Listening Matters Program which supports pupils emotional well-being.  We recognise that by developing and implementing practical, relevant and effective mental health procedures we can promote a safe and stable environment for children affected both directly, and indirectly by mental ill health.

The school has achieved The Silver Mental Health Award for schools.

Mental Health Policy

Autism and Anxiety Training

Planet Chill



Safe Space Project

Organisations Providing Help for Parents

Useful Links


www.findgetgive.com    (May help people to find help locally)

www.docready  (Prepares young people to express themselves effectively at the doctors)

www.madlyinlove.co.uk (Explores the effects of mental health on relationships)

www.moodbug.me (An app for sharing feelings with friends)

www.inhand.org.uk (An app for promoting mental health)

www.headmeds.org.uk (Explains different medications)

www.good-thinking.uk (offers tools and resources to help yourself and others feel better and is commissioned by the NHS)

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Mindfulness – Youth Voices


home school computing challenge

Fun with Graphic Design at home
(This challenge is suitable to carry out more than 2 days)
Click the attached file below, follow the instructions and send your completed work to a.emmerson200@durhamlearning.net
You will receive an award of completion and an acorn.
😊*please come back on Monday for a new home school computing challenge*😊
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