As part of our world of work week, Year 5 were very lucky to get an opportunity to meet Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa a freelance artist and designer. We found out many things about how Eloisa got into the field of art and design and all the different projects she’s been involved in since she decided that this is what she wanted to do. Her work has taken her all over the world and she also works as a designer behind the scenes on the CBBC children’s programme Art Ninja!
Not only did we get to hear all about Eloisa’s fun work adventures but we were also fortunate enough to be taught some cool sketching techniques and how we could create portraits of people – Picasso style! We had lots of fun learning all about how creative our futures could potentially be.
A big thank you to Eloisa from everyone in Year 5!
This half term Year 5 have been learning about plant and animal life cycles as well as the different animal classes. The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. Every animal in the world belongs to one of them. We visited the Natural History Museum to learn more about these different classes and identify exactly which animals belonged to which family. We were most fascinated by the animals in the mammals family as human beings are also mammals! Have a look at some of the animals that we encountered on our journey through the museum…
In topic this half term we were learning about the Anglo-Saxons and in particular the burial site -Sutton Hoo. Sutton Hoo was an area of great interest for archaeologists because it gave them an idea of what the Anglo-Saxon times were like. When archaeologists discovered the burial site they came to the realisation that Anglo-Saxons were buried with their belongings. Shields, swords, jewelry and coins were some of the artefacts that were uncovered at the site. We went to the British Museum to see some of these artefacts and learn more about what life was really like in Anglo-Saxon times. Have a look at some of the things that we saw…
This half term Year 5 participated in fun filled workshops as part of the Hansel and Gretel Concordia Project. Both Year 5 classes got an opportunity to sing, dance and act to help them get ready to assist the actors and singers in the final performance, which took place at St Pauls Church in Covent Garden. The children had a wonderful experience listening to opera music whilst also engaging with the story of Hansel and Gretel.
Osmani chose to celebrate Black History Month this year by participating in a number of fun and engaging activities. Nursery and Reception based all their lessons around Africa and learnt more about African culture, instruments and designs. KS1 and KS2 based all of their lessons around people who have made changes to the world and have fought for an end to discrimination and inequality. We learnt about the bravery of Rosa Parks, the courage of Muhammed Ali, the patience of Nelson Mandela, the perseverance of Serena Williams, the optimism of Malcolm X and the integrity of Floella Benjamin. Combined with our lessons on these iconic individuals we also participated in some fun filled art activities. We all had fun creating, painting and using our imaginations! Have a look at some of the fun things that we did created!
Last week Year 5 went on a trip to the Science Museum. We went to experience what machinery looked like during the industrial revolution and we also got the opportunity to make a comparison to modern day machines. Have a look at some of our pictures to see what we saw:
Year 5 have been reading Oliver Twist in Literacy this half term and have enjoyed it so much that Emerald Class decided to re-enact one of the most iconic parts of the story in assembly for the rest of the school to see. All the children enjoyed getting dressed up as orphans and singing the well known song ‘Food Glorious food!’. Here are some pictures of the eventful performance for you to enjoy:
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!
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.
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!