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Studying the Chemical Content of Food

Year 8 measured the energy content of food by burning the food and using a thermometer to measure the temperature change of water. Unsurprisingly it was the digestive biscuits that were found to contain the most chemical energy followed by the crisps and then the toast and cheerios. Year 8…

Measuring Heart Rates in Year 10

Year 10 measure their heart rates during a practical to investigate the effect of exercise on heart rate. Heart rates were measured using a stethoscope. The pupils found their heart rates increased after exercise but that they returned to normal soon after. There was variation within the group and they…

Year 10 Higher Education and Careers Fair

Year 10 pupils attended the 2019 Forest School Higher Education and Careers Fair, where they enjoyed the opportunity to interview representatives from universities, industry, gap year providers and volunteering organisations. There were representatives from industry and higher education, including some of the best universities in the world including Oxford and…

Year 3 Musical Moments

Year 3 are having lots of fun studying ‘Vivaldi’s Four Seasons’. In one of their lessons they enjoyed interpreting the music using movements to represent the pitch and dynamics of the piece ‘Winter’. Following this they played ‘snow sounds’ with the percussion instruments of their choice.

A Musical Month for Year 1

Year 1 have been discovering ‘pitch’ through movement to the song ‘Hot-Cross-Buns’ and have learned to correctly arrange a ‘Bun Graphical Score’. Having finished sorting they are seen here singing the song, taking it in turns to read the score, pointing to each sound symbol as they go. Year 1…

Young Voices 2019

Yesterday Year 5 and 6 children from all four Oak-Tree Schools made the journey up to the O2 Arena to sing in one of the largest school choirs in the world! You can find the full gallery of photos and videos from this amazing event by clicking here. 

National Citizen Service Assembly

On Wednesday 30 January Danielle from the National Citizen Service came in to Braeside School to invite Year 11 pupils to their summer scheme. The National Citizen Service is a voluntary personal and social development programme for 15–17 year olds in England and Northern Ireland, funded largely by money from…

Year 10 GCSE Religious Studies Conference

Year 10 braved the snow and howling winds last Friday to attend a conference in London. The conference was held at the Bloomsbury Baptist Church in Tottenham Court Road and was well attended by many other schools across the capital. Dr Peter Vardy (well-known Philosophy and Theology lecturer) boomed information…