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!
Girls in Year 5 celebrated the end of their Mosaic project by participating in a graduation ceremony that took place in a venue near London Bridge. Each of the girls were encouraged to prepare a speech for the ceremony about what they had learnt from their Mosaic workshops. All the girls really valued and appreciated special one to one time with mentors to help develop their confidence and wider ambitions.
A group of 8 Year 5 children were chosen to visit Swanlea Secondary School for a day of fun filled Science activities. They participated in a variety of different experiments and were given bags full of resources to bring back to school and be expert learners in class. The expert learners then worked together with small groups to carry out the experiments and teach their classmates all they had learnt. As you can see both expert learners and new learners had lots of fun taking part in the practical experiments!
In computing this half term we have been learning about building and programming physical systems. As part of this topic we all took part in a fun filled LEGO workshop! We got the opportunity to create our very own LEGO Crocodile and then use a special coding system to make the crocodiles mouth open and close. We really enjoyed typing in lots of different codes into the system and playing around with different speeds and settings.
This term Year 5 have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons so we went to the British Museum to learn more about the special burial site of Sutton Hoo. We learnt that Sutton Hoo is a massive Anglo-Saxon grave that was discovered in Suffolk. In 1939 archaeologists explored the burial site and discovered a ship buried beneath one of the mounds. Within this ship, archaeologists discovered many hidden treasures, such as Anglo-Saxon jewellery, weapons and armour. Some of these artefacts have been preserved and displayed at the Museum for us to see, to help us learn more about what life was like during Anglo-Saxon times.