Middlesex Cricket Tournament: Osmani Vs Thomas Buxton

On Thursday 4th April 2019 children from Year 4 participated in a cricket tournament with other Year 4 children from Thomas Buxton School. Both groups of children were fortunate enough to have benefited from some fun cricket sessions that were lead by coaches from Middlesex Cricket. It’s safe to say all the children had tonnes of fun and although Osmani were not victorious on this occasion, I’m sure they will be in future events! A massive thank you to Middlesex Cricket for helping to organise this fun event and gifting the children with some lovely cricket goodies!

 

Book Character Day

On the last day of spring term, our school turned into a magical world of characters from hundreds of different books. All the adults and children created fantastic costumes and dressed up according to their year group theme. The parents joined us for our annual Book Character Day assembly, which was yet again a fun celebration of reading and imagination. The adults paraded around the hall, showing off their costumes and dancing skills. The pupils beat the teachers in the quiz (Well done, children! Boo, teachers!) and the best children costumes from every class won great books – handed out by our head teacher, Remi. What a phenomenal way to start off a well-deserved Easter break.

Deep Fear Challenge

Are you brave? Are you not afraid of trying something new? Are you ready to face your fears? If yes, then this challenge is just for you! At Osmani, we are excited to be taking part in Nick Carter’s ‘Deep Fear’ challenge.

This adventure is a chance for children to become braver, learn about fear, and understand their Growth Mindset – but more importantly, to face their own fears first-hand. On the website page below, you can find out all about the adventure, the core values that Nick and his team are teaching, and how they plan on taking on a big challenge – going to the bottom of a deep, dark and scary cave – learning to systematically overcome their fears along the way.

As the team learns about overcoming fear and having a growth mindset, so can you at home. Please watch the videos on the main page, as the team challenges you to take on your own (age appropriate) bravery missions, and report back to school on what they’ve learned – with prizes for the best.

http://www.committedproject.org/bravery/

Please encourage and support your child/ren to take on these challenges and to document your experiences along the way. Nick will be joining us after the holidays to let us know all about his caving experience and to find out all about your bravery missions. Good luck!​

Roman Wall

On Monday 25th March, the Year 4s went on a trip to Tower Hill where we observed and sketched a section of the Roman Wall of London. We learnt that this wall was originally built in 200AD as a form of protection from invading tribes and armies. It stretches 3.2km around London from Tower Hill in the East to Blackfriars in the West. 85 000 tonnes of stone, from nearby Kent, were used to make this impressive 10 metre wall. Furthermore, it’s Roman history is visible by spotting the red tiles strategically placed amongst many other types of rock used. Originally, the wall was only 6m high, with a deep, damp ditch on the outside of the wall to trap any sneaky enemies who might be approaching. However, over the years, the wall has been maintained, improved and now, preserved for many to enjoy and the ditch has been filled in.
We all really enjoyed this trip as it was a new experience for us to appreciate the stories behind Roman life as well as a chance to work on our sketching skills.