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Holiday Clubs- Activities Week

Children from all four of the Oak-Tree Schools have been having lots of fun this week in Holiday Clubs. Oaklands held the first ‘Activities Week’. Throughout the course there will be a variety of fun, practical inside and outside activities including arts and crafts, board games, cooking, ICT and much more!…

Year 11 Graduation Dinner

Year 11 and staff gathered in the Belmonte Suite at Chigwell Hall for their Leavers’ Meal on Friday 30 June.  Pupils dressed in formal dresses and enjoyed a three course meal of their choice.  The tables were decorated with Braeside colours and there were many opportunities to have photos taken…

Newsletter July 2017

Read the last newsletter of the school year, packed full of photos and information on the many events that have taken place over the month including Speech Day, Sports Day, Year 11’s Graduation Dinner, Moving Up Day and much more…

Year 10 Investigations

This week Year 10 Biology have been modelling kidney dialysis. In a dialysis machine a person’s blood flows through partially permeable membranes. Year 10 have set up investigations to show how a partially permeable membrane can allow diffusion of some molecules (such as glucose) but not others (such as starch…

Complicated Chemistry in Year 9

Year 9 have had a fun last Chemistry lesson of the summer term. They have been studying the structure and properties of giant covalent structures. Having made detailed posters of the bonding and properties of these structures they set about trying to build 3D models. Diamond and graphene were popular…

Year 8 DNA Modelling

Year 8 had a fun lesson in DNA modelling this week. They used a range of sweet treats in order to make the model. Jelly sweets to represent the DNA nucleotide base pairs and strawberry pencils to represent the DNA backbone, the finished results looked quite realistic! Each pupil took…

Heart to Heart with Year 9!

Year 9 carried out a heart dissection this week in Biology, where they are currently learning about the organisation of the circulatory system. They enjoyed getting to see and feel the organ up close and relate the real structures to the diagrams in books. They looked at how the valves work…

Commedia Dell’Arte

Commedia dell’arte is a theatrical form characterized by improvised dialogue and a cast of colorful stock characters that emerged in northern Italy in the fifteenth century and rapidly gained popularity throughout Europe. Year 8 Drama pupils have been studying this form as part of their syllabus and yesterday afternoon took…

FOBS Summer Fete

A huge THANK YOU to FOBS for hosting a fantastic summer fete on Sunday at the senior site. The marquee and garden were packed with children, family and friends playing games, taking part in the various tombolas, snacking on delicious homemade cakes and refreshments and relaxing in the sunshine. There…

Speech Day and Prize Giving

We had a lovely afternoon on Friday celebrating the year with our annual Speech Day and Prize Giving. A huge marquee was set up in the school grounds and was filled with proud pupils, teachers, family and friends. This year the guest speaker was Diane Gilson-Butler, a Youth Engagement Officer…