The whole of Year 1 went to St Matthew’s Church in Bethnal Green where we were greeted by Mother Erin who spoke to us about the Easter story. We learnt about the different ways to show how we care about others and the different ceremonies that the church conduct. Mother Erin mentioned the importance of showing care to others and the importance of building friendships. We also sketched different parts of the church and enjoyed a looking at the wall art that was displayed.
On Thursday 15th March, Nursery visited Spitalfields City Farm.
We were all very excited to learn about the different animals. We talked about where they live and how it was similar or different to where we live.
At the farm we saw sheep, goats, donkeys, ducks, chickens, pigs and some rabbits! We even saw some guinea pigs – they were so cute! We also talked about what sounds we could hear in the animals names so we could have a go at writing them when we got back to our class.
Lots of our parents were able to join us on our trip and they helped us to talk about what we could see, hear and how it made us feel. We all really enjoyed the trip and as always, we would like to thank our parent volunteers for their help and support.
Have a look at some of the pictures we took at the farm!
This half term Year 5 have been learning about plant and animal life cycles as well as the different animal classes. The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. Every animal in the world belongs to one of them. We visited the Natural History Museum to learn more about these different classes and identify exactly which animals belonged to which family. We were most fascinated by the animals in the mammals family as human beings are also mammals! Have a look at some of the animals that we encountered on our journey through the museum…
21 winners of our Chris Riddell book review competition were very lucky to attend a multi-school event with former Children’s Laureate and multi-award-winning author/illustrator Chris Riddell at the Genesis Cinema on Thursday, 1st March.
Chris gave a wonderful performance, doing what he loves doing best, sitting and drawing and talking about his drawings. He even answered children’s questions with drawings which children were very excited to be able to take away with them afterwards.
Two children had the chance to meet Chris Riddell after the event and we now have a signed copy of Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death in the library and an original drawing by the artist!
We visited the Idea Store Whitechapel where we were given a tour and a presentation of the activities offered by the library. The parents had the opportunity to ask questions and provide suggestions to improve the Idea Store’s services.
In topic this half term we were learning about the Anglo-Saxons and in particular the burial site -Sutton Hoo. Sutton Hoo was an area of great interest for archaeologists because it gave them an idea of what the Anglo-Saxon times were like. When archaeologists discovered the burial site they came to the realisation that Anglo-Saxons were buried with their belongings. Shields, swords, jewelry and coins were some of the artefacts that were uncovered at the site. We went to the British Museum to see some of these artefacts and learn more about what life was really like in Anglo-Saxon times. Have a look at some of the things that we saw…
Year 1 went on a class trip to ‘Stepney City Farm’ on Thursday 11th January 2018. We took part in a walk to find different food items on the farm. We even ate some of the produce that is grown on the farm and learnt about the different animals and what products they help make e.g Sheep skin rugs.
On Friday 8th December, the Year 3 classes found out where flour originates from and how it was milled during prehistoric times compared to today. We then followed recipes to bake two different types of bread. The children were in complete control and were rewarded with delicious, crusty bread.
Osmani Choir were privileged to be invited to perform at Age UK and Bank of America’s annual Christmas Lunch. This has been the 4th consecutive year that Osmani Choir have performed at this event.
‘The choir sang absolutely beautifully’ were just one of the many positive reviews of their singing by those who attended.
This year we added some new songs to our growing repertoire, Somewhere only we know being a new favourite of ours!
As usual the choir were given the VIP treatment with a special lunch, Christmas crackers as well as other goodies. This is just one of the many reasons why this event is so popular with Osmani Choir members.
A good time was had by all and we look forward to coming back next year.