It was a wonderful morning celebrating the achievements of so many mums and dads across the E1 Schools Partnership in Tower Hamlets.
Guest speaker, Polly Toynbee was delighted to hear of how ESOL classes have made such a huge impact on the lives of parents. From building their confidence and self-esteem, meeting new friends, travelling to places outside of Whitechapel through to gaining employment.
A huge, ‘Thank you’ to Samantha Campbell and the team at Deesha for their continued hard work and support over the years without whom there wouldn’t be such positive testimonies from parents, schools and the community.
Last week children from Emerald class participated in the Mile End Sports Festival. We had lots of fun trying out different sports and competing against other schools. We played football, dodge ball and basketball as well as enjoying boxing and dancing. Each class was split into 3 teams and one of our sub teams was awarded the team spirit award for the best chants and excellent teamwork! Well done Osmani!
Something very special was happening in Osmani’s school gym this morning… It was our annual talent show, “Osmani’s Got Talent”. And what a lot of exceptionally talented students we are lucky to have in our school!
The show was a delightful mix of singing, dancing and playing, not to mention some seriously breath-taking gymnastics! From Nursery’s adorable dance to “I Like to Move it Move it” to the stunning singing of “Superhero” by Connor , the audience was captivated by each year group’s impressive offering.
We were happy to welcome lots of parents who had come to cheer on their children. Presenters Umar and Saima kept the audience in stitches with their jokes, while judges, Denise, Lucy, Asma and Sara, had the challenging job of choosing winners from each Key Stage.
Really, though, every child who took part was a winner because of the way they demonstrated their growth mindset and watching them was a lesson in how to fully exercise the right to develop our potential, talents and abilities. A big thank you to all the parents who kindly joined us and a massive well done to all of the superhero students who took part! You really do have talent!
Our Topic for this half term has been ‘Out of this World’ and as part of it we have been looking into what planets make up our solar system and projects that have taken place in the past and present to send humans into space. We had lots of fun at the Science Museum where we got to see real life rockets and astronaut costumes! We found out lots of information about what it takes for one person to go into space and how scientists continue to search for Extra Terrestrial life in space.
Along with teachers, support staff, unions and other Tower Hamlets school, staff, parents and pupils of Osmani attended THE BIG SCHOOL ASSEMBLY at Mile End Park on Wednesday 24th May 2017 to protest against the government’s proposed cuts to school funding.
This week Year 5 visited the Bank of England Museum and took part in a workshop all about money. We learnt all about where and how money is made and the different security features that money has to make sure people do not replicate it. Did you know that the Bank of England destroys millions of pounds of fraudulent notes every day? We had lots of fun learning about how we can tell a fake note from a real note and then enjoyed walking around the museum learning more about the Bank of England. We even got to lift up a real gold bar!
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.
OsmaniPrimary Schoolhad 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.
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!