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.

Bling Your Bike

As part of the Sustrans Bike It year at Osmani Primary School, we held our first cycling/scooting event: ‘Bling Your Bike/Scooter’.

All the children were invited to bring their bikes or scooters to school, decorated and as festive as possible! The entries were incredible with over 100 bikes and scooters in school for the prize giving assembly. The children got really creative and used Christmas decorations including tinsel, baubles and lights to make their bike or scooter look really fun and festive.

There were 14 winners in total who each received bike and scooter goodies. Well done to everybody that took part.

Stave Hill Eco-Park

Earlier this term the Pod group in Year 2 travelled to Stave Hill in Rotherhithe to work with the artist Ky Lewis.  We collected natural materials from the local environment and then made photograms (cyanotypes).

The process uses light and light sensitive paper to make distinctive blue prints.  Each child made a beautiful book of photograms to which they added maps, recounts and more prints at school.  Can you see the brown photogram? It was made by soaking it in tea!

We all had a very enjoyable and enlightening day.

Choir at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

On Friday 1st December, Osmani Choir were invited to sing at Age UK’s Christmas Lunch which is a yearly charitable event put on by the Bank of America.

The choir serenaded the guests with four different songs (a selection of carols and classics) with positive reviews all around.

As part of the experience for the choir they were also treated to a special 5* lunch, met Father Christmas and were given chocolate coins as a reward for their time and efforts.

We look forward to working with Bank of America again in the future!