World Book Character Day

Today at Osmani Primary School, we celebrated Book Character Day by dressing up as characters from Roald Dahl’s books. At our whole school assembly we held our annual staff vs pupils quiz and each class nominated 2 winners for the best book character costume.    

Jo Simmons, Author visits Osmani

On Friday 4th March we were extremely fortunate to have the children’s author, Jo Simmons, visit Osmani.  She spent time with children from across the school sharing her experiences and love of writing.  She even signed some of her books for the children.

As part of the Read Aloud 2016 campaign, which is in support of the national Save the Children ‘Read On Get On’ campaign, a group of children were able to spend some time with Jo asking questions and hearing her read a chapter from one of her books.  The children really enjoyed asking her about where she got her ideas from and what her next book will be about.  Perhaps they were looking for ideas for their own writing!

Sports Relief 2016

On Friday 18th March Osmani had a fun-filled day hosting various sporting events to raise money for Sport Relief 2016.  As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to raise as much money as possible and change countless lives.

Children came to school dressed in sports clothes or as their favourite sporting heroes.  Dads took part in a friendly Cricket match in the Junior playground.  The whole school took part in a seriously funky Zumba session to work up a sweat and get our hearts racing. And every year group took part in a ‘Try-athlon’ of different sports and games in the school gym, including the bouncy castle!   Teachers used the learning resources provided by Sport Relief to teach pupils exactly how the money raised will help transform the lives of poor and vulnerable people.

We raised  £199.25 for Sport Relief.  Well done everyone!

Click here to view the whole school zumba video clip

World Book Day

On World Book Day, children celebrated reading by taking part in a World Book Day quiz.  Pupils worked in teams to answer questions about different well-known stories.

Some example questions were:

In which book would you find Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge?


What do the following have in common?

Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor

Do you know the answers?

Here are a few of the teams that won.


We’re Going on a 3-D Shape Hunt!

This week in Reception we have been learning all about 3-D shapes.



“Look! It’s a sphere!”


We have learned the names for lots of new shapes and also been describing them too, by saying how many faces and edges they have.



We went on 3-D shape hunts all over Osmani school and were amazed by how many shapes we found!



“I found a cuboid: it’s got 6 faces and 12 edges!”




3-D shapes really are all around us!