Keep Calm – Year 5 had a sleepover…!

On Friday 6th July 2018 Year 5 children and adults had a lot of fun at our very first Year 5 sleepover! We played games, watched the world cup, went on a spooky night walk around the school and ended the night snuggled into our sleeping bags surrounded by our friends! Have a look at some of our after school sleepover fun…

 

 

Year 5 Swanlea Taster Day

Last week Year 5 spent a lovely day at Swanlea Secondary School getting acquainted with the school and taking part in some fun KS3 lessons. We had lots of fun dissecting animal hearts and making bath bombs in Science, creating tribal masks in Art and participating in fun outdoor PE lessons. This was a good taster for all that is to come!

Year 5 at the Beach!

This week Year 5 had their end of year trip to Chalkwell Beach. They have had a wonderful year and have worked very hard so deserved to have some fun in the sun! They got to enjoy splashing in the paddling pool, eating ice creams and getting some much needed Vitamin D. Have a look at some of our fun and funny pictures…

 

Year 5 get creative at the British Library!

This week Year 5 were lucky enough to go on a trip to the British Library to take part in a creative writing workshop. We had the opportunity to wander around the magnificently designed building and see books from hundreds of years ago! Did you know that the library contains more than 9 million books? There were books from various religious backgrounds, books about history, politics and the world around us. The workshop was great fun. We walked around the treasures gallery and collected nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs from the various books on display. We then used these words to get creative and create our own made up words and then our own collective made up story. Have a look at some of the things we saw…

Year 5 travel into space!

This half term year 5 have been learning all about space and the solar system. As part of this topic they were given the amazing opportunity to visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and watch a Planetarium Show. They were transported into space and learnt fun facts about other planets, the solar system that we are part of and other galaxies in the universe. Have a look at some of our pictures to see how much fun we had!

aste of how much fun we had!

Year 5 Get Creative!

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!

Year 5 at the Natural History Museum!

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…

Year 5 at the British 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…

Year 5 at the Opera!

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.

Black History Month at Osmani

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!