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.’

 

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.