As part of our world of work week, Year 5 were very lucky to get an opportunity to meet Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa a freelance artist and designer. We found out many things about how Eloisa got into the field of art and design and all the different projects she’s been involved in since she decided that this is what she wanted to do. Her work has taken her all over the world and she also works as a designer behind the scenes on the CBBC children’s programme Art Ninja!
Not only did we get to hear all about Eloisa’s fun work adventures but we were also fortunate enough to be taught some cool sketching techniques and how we could create portraits of people – Picasso style! We had lots of fun learning all about how creative our futures could potentially be.
A big thank you to Eloisa from everyone in Year 5!
As part of World of Work week, Year 4 had a very special visitor who came in to tell the children all about his life as a police officer. PC Khalisadar, who is also a parent at Osmani, joined both classes to inspire and tell us about his very important job. The children were super excited and had lots of burning questions they wanted to be answered. We found out that you have to work extremely hard at school, especially in literacy, PE and ICT if you want to become a police officer. You also need to be brave, determined and helpful. His visit has inspired many of us to become part of the police force when we are older. What about you? Do you think you would make a good police officer?
We would like to thank PC Khalisadar for coming in to our school and answering all of our questions.
We are very pleased to announce that the National Association for More Able Children in Education (NACE) has accredited Osmani Primary School with the Nace Challenge Award.
The award is given in recognition of school-wide commitment to high-quality provision for more able learners, within the context of challenge for all. Improving provision for the more able remains a priority for many schools and has been highlighted by Ofsted as a key focus.
To attain the Challenge Award, schools must complete a detailed self-evaluation, submit a portfolio of supporting evidence and undertake assessment by a NACE associate. During the course of the assessment on 16th March, in which members of the Governing body ably supported, staff proved themselves dedicated, knowledgable and enthusiastic and pupils well behaved, reflective learners. The experience has been extremely positive for all and cause for celebration. Click here to see the Press Release
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…