Last year, Osmani Primary School joined Magic Me’s exciting new Arts & Ages programme, bringing groups of older and younger people together for creative projects over three years.
For their first collaboration, children from Year 4 came together with older adults from Rochester Court (a sheltered housing scheme in Bethnal Green) to explore film, puppetry and storytelling. Over ten weeks the group worked with professional artists to create stop-motion animations which were exhibited at the school at a final celebration event.
We will be continuing work with Rochester Court in January 2020.
If you would like to know more about how you can be involved please speak to Osik Uddin.
Year 3 Orange and Gold class visited the Soanes Centre to investigate different types of rocks and the effect of weathering, as our topic this term is Stone and Bones.
In the centre, we observed and classified rocks according to their properties. Our investigations involved making predictions, using equipment (such as magnifying glasses and pipettes) and then observing and testing different types of rocks (both human-made and natural) within the surroundings of the centre.
Some of the rocks that we identified were: granite, limestone, sandstone, marble and slate. We then investigated different properties of rocks such as: permeability, impermeability and whether they were hard or soft, and the effect of weathering and erosion. Did you know that granite is an igneous rock which is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava? Rocks are so fascinating and as a result of this trip we can’t wait to learn more about rocks!
This term we are learning ‘All about Me’. To support our learning, Year 1 went on a trip to the Science Museum and took part in a workshop that used our senses to make patterns. There was even a room where we used our body movements to make patterns from lights! After our workshop we had fun exploring about the first trains and cars. We also visited the space station with lots of rockets, planets and even real astronaut suits!
Year 4 went on a trip to the London Aquatics Centre in Stratford to watch the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships. We were in awe of all the swimmers who have shown us what it means to never give up. We cheered, we clapped, we waved the flags… But most importantly, we were inspired by their growth mindset and determination to achieve their goals despite the obstacles they face in life.