Maths Week at Osmani!

To celebrate Maths Week, Osmani held a number of different challenges. These challenges ranged from a maths rap/poetry competition to a maths building family/class challenge.

Fantastic prizes were up for grabs.

It was wonderful to see the whole school take part in the event and there were lots of structures made by classes ranging from domes, a structure of Canary Wharf, to structures of sofa beds and table and chairs.

The children really enjoyed making their structures and were keen to tell the school about them.

There were many winners across the challenges but our overall winner constructed an amazing clock using paper and cardboard with her family and wrote some amazing maths poems. Well done winner!

We finished the event by singing birthday celebrations to the Queen, who had turned 91.

Take a look at the photos below to see a small snapshot of the event.

 

 

 

Jacqueline Wilson Competition winners meet the author

Osmani Primary School had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take 30 children to see Dame Jacqueline Wilson on World Book Day, 2nd March 2017 at York Hall, Old Ford Road. A competition was run in school to select the 30 children to go on the trip. The children were asked to submit book reviews of Jacqueline Wilson titles. Over a thousand children were at York Hall for her one hour talk and question and answer session. The children had a wonderful time and were very enthusiastic about listening to such a popular and well known children’s author. Afterwards two of our children were selected to have the opportunity to talk Dame Jacqueline and get their books signed.

Author visit in Nursery and Reception

Nursery and Reception children recently met author and storyteller Margaret Bateson Hill. Margaret was telling stories to the children and talked to them about writing books, making reference to her own books which include Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain and retellings of traditional rhymes. The children really enjoyed the visit and could not wait to read more of Margaret’s stories in the classrooms with their teachers.

On Friday 31st March 2017, we held a Book Character Day at Osmani to celebrate reading and our favourite books. The school turned into a magical place full of fantastic book characters! It was wonderful to see the children and adults dressed up and we were pleased that so many parents came to support the occasion. The children competed against the teachers in the annual book quiz and the best costumes won certificates and amazing books. We also raised money for a good cause – what a great way to end the spring term!

 

Year 5 Mosaic Graduation!

Girls in Year 5 celebrated the end of their Mosaic project by participating in a graduation ceremony that took place in a venue near London Bridge. Each of the girls were encouraged to prepare a speech for the ceremony about what they had learnt from their Mosaic workshops. All the girls really valued and appreciated special one to one time with mentors to help develop their confidence and wider ambitions.

Year 5 Science Ambassadors

A group of 8 Year 5 children were chosen to visit Swanlea Secondary School for a day of fun filled Science activities. They participated in a variety of different experiments and were given bags full of resources to bring back to school and be expert learners in class. The expert learners then worked together with small groups to carry out the experiments and teach their classmates all they had learnt. As you can see both expert learners and new learners had lots of fun taking part in the practical experiments!

 

 

Comic Relief

On Friday 24th March we raised money for Red Nose Day 2017! As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Red Nose Day brings the entire nation together to raise as much money and change countless lives across the globe.

The theme for this year’s Red Nose Day was ‘Make your laugh matter’ and to celebrate the occasion, Osmani held a red themed non-uniform day. Children dressed in red clothes, accessories, wigs and even face paint.

As we are working towards becoming a Rights Respecting School, it is important that we support children across the world in gaining access to their rights. We are therefore pleased to announce that we sold 426 noses and raised £254.12 in donations for Comic Relief!

Thank you for all your support and donations.

We’d like to say a special thanks to all the parents who donated to the food stalls and helped with the selling after school.

Shapes all around

Reception are going on a shape hunt, they’re going to find lots of them! What a beautiful day, they’re not scared!

We loved going to the playground for our shape hunt. We couldn’t believe how many different shapes we found. Can you name the shapes in the picture?

Why not go for a walk around your local area and see how many different 3D shapes you can find!

Local Area Migration Walk

On Tuesday 14th March, Year 3 Orange and Year 3 Gold went on local walks around the Brick Lane area. In our topic work, we have been learning about migration and the causes for migration. We found that our local area is a wonderful example of a community that has developed to accommodate migrants from many different countries around the world. 

We have learnt about both negative and positive reasons that people migrate to new countries. Some of the causes include war, droughts, adventure, job opportunities and family ties.

On our trip, we took a close look at some of the graffiti in our area and how many of the messages are about migration. We took some time to design our own positive messages, inspired by the graffiti we saw. We are planning to spray paint some of our graffiti on to newspapers to display in our classrooms – how exciting! We were also keeping a close eye out for businesses, restaurants and shops that are from different countries, showing us how diverse our own area is.

Stay tuned for more updates of our spray painting adventures.

Year 5 LEGO Workshop

In computing this half term we have been learning about building and programming physical systems. As part of this topic we all took part in a fun filled LEGO workshop! We got the opportunity to create our very own LEGO Crocodile and then use a special coding system to make the crocodiles mouth open and close. We really enjoyed typing in lots of different codes into the system and playing around with different speeds and settings.