On Friday 8th December, the Year 3 classes found out where flour originates from and how it was milled during prehistoric times compared to today. We then followed recipes to bake two different types of bread. The children were in complete control and were rewarded with delicious, crusty bread.
Osmani Choir were privileged to be invited to perform at Age UK and Bank of America’s annual Christmas Lunch. This has been the 4th consecutive year that Osmani Choir have performed at this event.
‘The choir sang absolutely beautifully’ were just one of the many positive reviews of their singing by those who attended.
This year we added some new songs to our growing repertoire, Somewhere only we know being a new favourite of ours!
As usual the choir were given the VIP treatment with a special lunch, Christmas crackers as well as other goodies. This is just one of the many reasons why this event is so popular with Osmani Choir members.
A good time was had by all and we look forward to coming back next year.
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.
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.’
This half term Year 5 participated in fun filled workshops as part of the Hansel and Gretel Concordia Project. Both Year 5 classes got an opportunity to sing, dance and act to help them get ready to assist the actors and singers in the final performance, which took place at St Pauls Church in Covent Garden. The children had a wonderful experience listening to opera music whilst also engaging with the story of Hansel and Gretel.
Osmani chose to celebrate Black History Month this year by participating in a number of fun and engaging activities. Nursery and Reception based all their lessons around Africa and learnt more about African culture, instruments and designs. KS1 and KS2 based all of their lessons around people who have made changes to the world and have fought for an end to discrimination and inequality. We learnt about the bravery of Rosa Parks, the courage of Muhammed Ali, the patience of Nelson Mandela, the perseverance of Serena Williams, the optimism of Malcolm X and the integrity of Floella Benjamin. Combined with our lessons on these iconic individuals we also participated in some fun filled art activities. We all had fun creating, painting and using our imaginations! Have a look at some of the fun things that we did created!
Last week Year 5 went on a trip to the Science Museum. We went to experience what machinery looked like during the industrial revolution and we also got the opportunity to make a comparison to modern day machines. Have a look at some of our pictures to see what we saw:
As part of our work on Black History Month, Year 6 participated in an event at Rich Mix Cultural Centre. They went to watch a screening of ‘Coming to England’ with a Q & A session with Baroness Floella Benjamin. Children enjoyed learning about Floella Benjamin’s past and struggles with discrimination and inequality. It was an inspirational and uplifting session that encouraged the children to embrace challenges and fight for what is right.
Year 6 went and visited the Art Pavilion to get an in depth insight into the life of Anne Frank. They had a chance to see a replica of her diary. Using this information, we will be writing biographies on the life of Anne Frank.