On Friday 31st March 2017, we held a Book Character Day at Osmani to celebrate reading and our favourite books. The school turned into a magical place full of fantastic book characters! It was wonderful to see the children and adults dressed up and we were pleased that so many parents came to support the occasion. The children competed against the teachers in the annual book quiz and the best costumes won certificates and amazing books. We also raised money for a good cause – what a great way to end the spring term!
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!
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.
On Tuesday 14th March, Year 3 Orange and Year 3 Gold went on local walks around the Brick Lane area. In our topic work, we have been learning about migration and the causes for migration. We found that our local area is a wonderful example of a community that has developed to accommodate migrants from many different countries around the world.
We have learnt about both negative and positive reasons that people migrate to new countries. Some of the causes include war, droughts, adventure, job opportunities and family ties.
On our trip, we took a close look at some of the graffiti in our area and how many of the messages are about migration. We took some time to design our own positive messages, inspired by the graffiti we saw. We are planning to spray paint some of our graffiti on to newspapers to display in our classrooms – how exciting! We were also keeping a close eye out for businesses, restaurants and shops that are from different countries, showing us how diverse our own area is.
Stay tuned for more updates of our spray painting adventures.
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.
On Tuesday 28th February, Year 3 celebrated Pancake Day. We learnt about the special Christian holiday of Lent and why Shrove Tuesday is important.
With a selection and fruits and spreads, we work in groups to cut and share out the fruit equally. We felt that it was very important to share as it reflected the important values that many people who celebrate Lent follow.
Finally, there was the added bonus of devouring our lovely, sweet treats after all that hard work.
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.