TESCO Collections

Dear parents and carers

The Oaks have secured a collection at Tesco stores in Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe and Darlington main stores.  If you shop there please get a token and pop it in the collection marked ‘The Oaks’ – Go Read Bus!

many thanks

Social communication group

The Friday afternoon communication group have worked really hard to design and make board games with the theme of being a good communicator.  They finally had the opportunity to try them today.



World Book Day

The school celebrated World Book Day today by having a big “bookie brekkie”. Students shared breakfast and and a story.

Pancake Day

This afternoon pupils in 7D have been learning why people used to make pancakes before Lent began. We then tried our hand at making some, although no one was brave enough to try and toss their pancake!


Science Club

On Friday WO2 Metcalfe of the Royal Army Medical Corps visited science club to teach the class some medical techniques and discuss careers in medicine in the Armed Forces.

We had a go at  tracheal intubation and discussed how important it is to maintain an airway on a casualty.

We learned how to stop bleeding.

We also tried CPR, we found it exhausting!

Thank you ASDA

The Oaks School were delighted to win the ASDA green token scheme, Donna Allison from ASDA Spennymoor came to present a cheque for £500.00 toward books for the ‘Go Read Bus’.  Pictured are Donna Allison community liaison , Sara Swales coordinator of English, literacy and communications and one of our students outside of the bus.

FOTOS Coffee mornings

Coffee morning March 19

Up-cycling Latest

We finished our multi-coloured IKEA table this afternoon.

The top has been given three coats of acrylic lacquer to ensure it is fully waterproof.

We just had the job of attaching the legs today – nice and easy.

We think it looks really great. What do you think?


The top has been lacquered to make sure it is fully protected.


Attaching the legs.



Our finished table. We are very pleased with how it looks!!

The next step to creating our aboriginal paintings was to mash up the things we had found to create natural paints. We discovered some things worked better than others and we found the odd creepy crawly had stowed away in our leaves! Then it was time to try creating our artwork, we told secret stories using symbols then swapped to see if we could figure each other’s out.


Muddy mayhem

7N are currently studying aboriginal art and have been learning about how paints were made out of natural found materials. We made the most of some sunny weather to go on the hunt for natural materials to be used for our artwork. Some of us were not fans of the mud!