Go Green for Sustainable Development!

Well done to all the children at Osmani School for taking part in the ‘Going Green’ project homework. The work you have carried out and the pledges you have made to create a sustainable lifestyle has been fantastic! We saw children banning the use of plastic straws in their homes, having car free days, recycling different materials, growing plants and vegetables and much more.

Congratulations to the following children who were chosen to win a reusable water bottle for their project homework and pledges to go green:

Sulaiman- EYFS
Tafida- KS1
Zeeshan- LKS2
Zara- UKS2

Keep up the good work!

Make noise, make change!

As part of Pupil Parliament action week, WE charity visited our school and delivered a special assembly about all the ways we could help make a difference to our society and be more vocal about the things we care about.

At Osmani, we’ve been working hard on becoming global citizens and thinking about ways we can maintain sustainable lifestyles. WE taught us to ‘make noise, make change’. We thought about topics such as air pollution, water wastage and litter.

Students in Year 4 and 5 took part in workshops where they thought about realistic actions they could take such as protesting, creating awareness and writing to local MPs about their concerns. As children of the future, we hope that we can help support the global goals for sustainable development by making noise and getting people to listen to the things that really matter.

Are you ready to face your fears?

Before the Easter holidays, the children at Osmani School were set the challenge to face their fears and to try new things in order to develop their Growth Mindset. Last week, Nick Carter, who had set the challenge, came into our school and told us all about his caving expedition and the small steps he took with his team to help him succeed in his adventure.

He has extended the challenge set to the children (and adults) of Osmani School and wants to hear about all the new and daring things we have tried in order to face our fears. Those who take on the challenge and share their experience with their class, will receive an exclusive ‘Deep Fear’ t-shirt which they will be able to wear proudly to show off to their friends and family. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to face your fears. Good luck.

Deep Fear Challenge

Are you brave? Are you not afraid of trying something new? Are you ready to face your fears? If yes, then this challenge is just for you! At Osmani, we are excited to be taking part in Nick Carter’s ‘Deep Fear’ challenge.

This adventure is a chance for children to become braver, learn about fear, and understand their Growth Mindset – but more importantly, to face their own fears first-hand. On the website page below, you can find out all about the adventure, the core values that Nick and his team are teaching, and how they plan on taking on a big challenge – going to the bottom of a deep, dark and scary cave – learning to systematically overcome their fears along the way.

As the team learns about overcoming fear and having a growth mindset, so can you at home. Please watch the videos on the main page, as the team challenges you to take on your own (age appropriate) bravery missions, and report back to school on what they’ve learned – with prizes for the best.

http://www.committedproject.org/bravery/

Please encourage and support your child/ren to take on these challenges and to document your experiences along the way. Nick will be joining us after the holidays to let us know all about his caving experience and to find out all about your bravery missions. Good luck!​

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2018

Osmani have been selected to participate in the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2018.

We joined over 300 other schools, clubs and youth groups specially selected from across the UK to choose the winner of the 2018 prize. The Prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people in an accessible, creative way.

Our judging panel of keen scientists from Year 5 have enjoyed reviewing the shortlisted titles and have cast their votes. Their unanimous decision was Optical Illusions by Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber followed closely by Scientist Academy by Steve Martin.

We are eagerly awaiting the final decision to be announced at the Award Ceremony on the 15th November.

West Ham United Takeover

West Ham United took over Osmani!  All the children participated in fun physical activities created by West Ham football coaches.  They also turned into commentators in the literacy lesson where they wrote and delivered a commentary for a football match.

NACE Award Achievement

We are very pleased to announce that the National Association for More Able Children in Education (NACE) has accredited Osmani Primary School with the Nace Challenge Award.

The award is given in recognition of school-wide commitment to high-quality provision for more able learners, within the context of challenge for all. Improving provision for the more able remains a priority for many schools and has been highlighted by Ofsted as a key focus.

To attain the Challenge Award, schools must complete a detailed self-evaluation, submit a portfolio of supporting evidence and undertake assessment by a NACE associate. During the course of the assessment on 16th March, in which members of the Governing body ably supported, staff proved themselves dedicated, knowledgable and enthusiastic and pupils well behaved, reflective learners. The experience has been extremely positive for all and cause for celebration. Click here to see the Press Release

Bike It Plus comes to Osmani Primary School

The children at Osmani School have been taking part in a Bike It project where a special assembly took place to understand the benefits of walking, cycling and scooting to school.

At Osmani, we encourage walking, cycling and scooting as an excellent way for children to travel to school, as it is good for their health, does not create air pollution, and it helps to develop independence and road safety skills.

A Bike It crew has been recruited in Year 5 to help support and encourage children and parents to walk to school. ​

Congratulations to the following children on becoming Bike It Ambassadors:

Noor , Zara , Abasha , Zaina & Najizaraya.

We look forward to seeing everybody in their bright clothes on Tuesday 12th December for our ‘Walk to School’ day.

Creative Art Workshop

On Wednesday 6th December parents were invited to school to observe and participate in creative arts lessons.

They were able to witness children taking part in activities that developed a range of skills using all kinds of media.

The younger children in the school were preparing for the festive season by making decorations whereas the older children were drawing, designing, painting and printing. The feedback from parents was extremely positive. They found it to be an informative and enjoyable opportunity to work alongside their children in the context of the classroom.

Here are a few comments from parents;

‘The art session was very interesting and fun for the children.  The children seemed very engaged and happy.  The only thing I would suggest is perhaps more time to explore.  It was very nice to engage with everyone.’

‘I really enjoyed going around the classrooms and seeing what arts and crafts they were all doing.  I was very impressed with how teachers explained to the children what they were doing and I was really happy to join in.  I will definitely come again next time.’

‘Great way of interacting with our children.  Brilliant to see them at class and how creative they can be.’

‘Really enjoyed going into all the classes where the kids were working.  Kids loved it.  It was lovely insight to what the kids are learning.’

‘I really enjoyed the session today, working with my child and seeing him work really nice.  I would love to come again.’

‘What a lovely afternoon!  I had a amazing time watching and participating with my children in Year 1 & Year 5.  Thank you for facilitating this and I look forward to more afternoons like this.’

‘To see that my daughter in Nursery is happy, made me very happy.  Thank you for this good event.’