Our aim for Science
Week was to think about the different scientific journeys that happen every day
and how you can discover science through our own lives and experiences.
We began the week with
a stimulating, interactive, educational Up, Up and Away Science Show, where we
learnt about Forces. Each year group conducted exciting investigations to
explore, observe and test different forces and shared their findings with their
peers. Parents and Carers also joined in and supported us with our
investigative learning. Brilliant discoveries were made and children had a
spectacular time being super scientists!
you ever rubbed your hands together? Are your hands warm? Rubbing hands
together is one of the example of friction. Our hands become warmer due to
friction generating heat.
Did you know that Sir Isaac Newton was one of the first scientists to study gravity and force? Without gravity, we would fall right off of Earth’s surface and float away! Or that gravity is the reason a ball comes back down when you throw it into the air, instead of just travelling higher and higher?
In Year 2, we looked at comic art to see how lines and colours could affect a character’s appearance. We designed illustrations of characters in action, such as flying, bouncing, running etc, as our topic was “Let’s get moving”. We used watercolour and ink to add colour and detail to our action characters and then used paper collage to create an exciting background. We made a pull tab to create a pop up mechanism and make the character physically move across the page and complete our comic art.
Last week Year 2 travelled on the London Underground to go exploring in London Zoo.
After a brisk walk from Camden Town Station, Year 2 arrived in London Zoo to find out more about animals from all over the world. Initially the Year 2 children explored nocturnal animals before going to view the penguin show. While exploring the zoo they found many animals, including lazy lions sleeping in the hot sun, deadly reptiles (including cobras and crocodiles) camouflaged in the Reptile House and fish from all around the world in the Aquarium. Before leaving the zoo, Year 2 explored the ‘Into Africa’ area to discover zebras and giraffe.
We love reading at Osmani and therefore we are super excited to get involved again in the Summer Reading Challenge! Lori from the Idea Store Whitechapel came to tell us all about it and we can’t wait for the summer full of fun reading to begin. Bring it on!
Visit www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk for more information.
The children in KS2 met author Barbara Mitchelhill – a twice-winner of the Young Quills Prize for Historial Fiction. She talked about her book, The Secret Suffragette, which is set in Tower Hamlets and is the perfect introduction to the suffrage movement for younger readers. The pupils also reenacted a suffragette protest – they dressed up and marched in the hall just like the suffragettes did over a hundred years ago. Thank you, Barbara, for visiting Osmani and bringing to life this important time in our history.
Many young writers from our school participated in this year’s Creative Writing Competition – an annual event for schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
In 2019, the theme was: ‘The Clothes I Am’ and the judges, author Andrew Donkin and poet Joseph Coelho, had a very enjoyable time picking the best pieces from hundreds of stories and poems.
Osmani really impressed the judges this year – seven of our pupils won in the competition and received certificates and prizes at a prize-giving ceremony. Moreover, they attended a workshop for young writers with the authors and they will also have their work published in an anthology with all the winning poems and stories from other schools.
These are the 2019 winners from our school:
Year 1 and 2 Poetry
1st and Best in School – Md Mujaheed Abedin
2nd – Janan Sumaiyah Ahmed
3rd Aleena Uddin
Year 3 and 4 Poetry
3rd Manha Binte Hassan
Year 3 and 4 Short Story
3rd Sumeet Mojumder
Commended Sheikh Nayeema
Year 5 and 6 poetry
2nd – Priyanka Ghosh
Congratulations to all our winners for their excellent creativity and well done to all the pupils who contributed with their stories and poems. Keep writing!
On Thursday 20th June 2016 Osmani held a Boys and Girls Year 5 and 6 Football Tournament. Thomas Buxton, William Davis and Kobi Nazrul were all noble competitors and adults and children alike had a fantastic afternoon! Osmani Boys bought the trophy home for us whereas the girls tried their best but were beaten by Kobi Nazrul. Have a look at some of the children battling it out!
On Friday 14th June 2019, Year 5 and 6 children from Osmani participated in the annual Tower Hamlets Swimming Gala at St George’s Swimming Pool. They were up against some tough competitors but persevered and tried their very best. It was lovely to see the children supporting each other and willing each other to win from the side lines. Osmani may not have won this time but fantastic effort from the children who took part and I’m sure they will come back stronger next year! Go team Osmani!
Earlier today children from Year 5 and 6 participated in a Quadkids tournament at Mile End Stadium. They were up against other schools in Tower Hamlets and participated in a variety of different races, from quick sprints to slow and steady wins the race. Although it was cold and raining, the Osmani spirit remained strong and we even went on to win some races! Well done team Osmani, you did us proud!
This week Year 5 traipsed through the cold and rain to discover a new land full of words,pictures and patterns. They were fortunate enough to participate in a creative writing workshop that encouraged them to be creative with words and phrases that they discovered as they walked around the galleries at the library. The children then used these words to create a story as a collective group, emphasising the use of adjectives and adverbs. The children had a lot of fun getting creative as you can see!