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.’

 

Children in Need

On Friday 17th November, Osmani Primary School raised money for Children in Need.

This year’s theme was ‘Do your thing’ and to mark our school’s motto ‘Reach for the stars’, we celebrated by dressing up as our favourite stars.

As we are a Rights Respecting School, it is important that we support children across the world in gaining access to their rights. We are pleased to announce that we raised £288 for Children in Need!

Thank you for all your support and donations.

ESOL Graduation

It was a wonderful morning celebrating the achievements of so many mums and dads across the E1 Schools Partnership in Tower Hamlets.

Guest speaker, Polly Toynbee was delighted to hear of how ESOL classes have made such a huge impact on the lives of parents. From building their confidence and self-esteem, meeting new friends, travelling to places outside of Whitechapel through to gaining employment.

A huge, ‘Thank you’ to Samantha Campbell and the team at Deesha for their continued hard work and support over the years without whom there wouldn’t be such positive testimonies from parents, schools and the community.

Has Osmani Got Talent? Yes, We Have!!

Something very special was happening in Osmani’s school gym this morning… It was our annual talent show, “Osmani’s Got Talent”. And what a lot of exceptionally talented students we are lucky to have in our school!

The show was a delightful mix of singing, dancing and playing, not to mention some seriously breath-taking gymnastics! From Nursery’s adorable dance to “I Like to Move it Move it” to the stunning singing of “Superhero” by Connor , the audience was captivated by each year group’s impressive offering.

We were happy to welcome lots of parents who had come to cheer on their children. Presenters Umar and Saima kept the audience in stitches with their jokes, while judges, Denise, Lucy, Asma and Sara, had the challenging job of choosing winners from each Key Stage.

 

Really, though, every child who took part was a winner because of the way they demonstrated their growth mindset and watching them was a lesson in how to fully exercise the right to develop our potential, talents and abilities. A big thank you to all the parents who kindly joined us and a massive well done to all of the superhero students who took part! You really do have talent!

The Big School Assembly

Along with teachers, support staff, unions and other Tower Hamlets school, staff, parents and pupils of Osmani attended THE BIG SCHOOL ASSEMBLY at Mile End Park on Wednesday 24th May 2017 to protest against the government’s proposed cuts to school funding.

 

Comic Relief

On Friday 24th March we raised money for Red Nose Day 2017! As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Red Nose Day brings the entire nation together to raise as much money and change countless lives across the globe.

The theme for this year’s Red Nose Day was ‘Make your laugh matter’ and to celebrate the occasion, Osmani held a red themed non-uniform day. Children dressed in red clothes, accessories, wigs and even face paint.

As we are working towards becoming a Rights Respecting School, it is important that we support children across the world in gaining access to their rights. We are therefore pleased to announce that we sold 426 noses and raised £254.12 in donations for Comic Relief!

Thank you for all your support and donations.

We’d like to say a special thanks to all the parents who donated to the food stalls and helped with the selling after school.

Safer Internet Day 2017

We celebrated Safer Internet Day 2017 at Osmani.

The focus for the day was ‘The Power of Image’.

Have a look at the slides to learn more about what to do and what not to do with pictures especially when posting them online.

Click here to view the slides.

Visitors from Sweden!

We were delighted to welcome seven teachers from Gothenburg, Sweden on Thursday 26th January 2017.  In Gothenburg, many primary schools have had new arrivals with Swedish as an additional language.

They came to Osmani Primary School to see what strategies we apply to support our new to English pupils. They were fascinated by the phonics programme we use and were impressed by the progress made by new to English pupils that recently joined the school.

They were especially impressed by the way we cater for the needs of all the children by putting interventions in place in order for the pupils to make accelerated progress.

They thoroughly enjoyed the Chinese New Year Assembly performed by KS1 pupils. They commented on how the children were confident speakers!

We wish them a safe journey home!

Children In Need

On Friday 18th November, Osmani Primary School took part in fundraising for Children in Need by dressing up in spotty-themed clothes as well as carrying out sponsored ‘spot challenges’. Each class carried out a different sponsored challenge to support the cause.

Together, we raised an amazing £385.54 which will all go to Children in Need.

Well done everybody!

To view the Y6T Mannequin Challenge click here.