What a lovely day it was! We travelled to Chalkwell farm on a chartered train. It was a pebbly beach, there was a shallow paddling pool and we dipped our feet inside to keep cool. We splashed around the water all the adults and children were soaked but we had so much fun. Towards the end of the trip we enjoyed a delicious, creamy ice-cream.
Year One went to Victoria Park. Our topic is ‘In the Garden’ and we have been learning about plants in science. We went on a plant hunt, and we did leaf/bark rubbings. We also identified the different wildlife around the park. What an amazing trip it was!
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.
Year 1 went on a class trip to ‘Stepney City Farm’ on Thursday 11th January 2018. We took part in a walk to find different food items on the farm. We even ate some of the produce that is grown on the farm and learnt about the different animals and what products they help make e.g Sheep skin rugs.
Osmani Choir were privileged to be invited to perform at Age UK and Bank of America’s annual Christmas Lunch. This has been the 4th consecutive year that Osmani Choir have performed at this event.
‘The choir sang absolutely beautifully’ were just one of the many positive reviews of their singing by those who attended.
This year we added some new songs to our growing repertoire, Somewhere only we know being a new favourite of ours!
As usual the choir were given the VIP treatment with a special lunch, Christmas crackers as well as other goodies. This is just one of the many reasons why this event is so popular with Osmani Choir members.
A good time was had by all and we look forward to coming back next year.
As part of our work on Black History Month, Year 6 participated in an event at Rich Mix Cultural Centre. They went to watch a screening of ‘Coming to England’ with a Q & A session with Baroness Floella Benjamin. Children enjoyed learning about Floella Benjamin’s past and struggles with discrimination and inequality. It was an inspirational and uplifting session that encouraged the children to embrace challenges and fight for what is right.
Year 6 went and visited the Art Pavilion to get an in depth insight into the life of Anne Frank. They had a chance to see a replica of her diary. Using this information, we will be writing biographies on the life of Anne Frank.
Children in Year 6 searched for invertebrates in the woodland and explored freshwater fauna in a pond dipping session in the Soanes Centre. They examined the animals with magnifying glasses and identified them by using classification keys. Children wrote instructions and a newspaper article linked to this trip.
As part of our humanities learning, Year 1 visited the National Portrait Gallery. We set off to St James Park to enjoy our picnic. We saw many sights and sounds in the royal park and enjoyed the views of the squirrels, swans and geese.
We took a scenic route to the gallery past Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Horses Guard to Trafalgar Square where we arrived at the gallery.
We were greeted by our teacher who showed us pictures of Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We learnt about how they worked in different ways to help soldiers injured during the Crimean War. We also had the chance to draw our own sketches of these two famous heroes.