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.
Children in Year 6 searched for invertebrates in the woodland and explored freshwater fauna in a pond dipping session in the Soanes Centre. They examined the animals with magnifying glasses and identified them by using classification keys. Children wrote instructions and a newspaper article linked to this trip.
Year 5 have been reading Oliver Twist in Literacy this half term and have enjoyed it so much that Emerald Class decided to re-enact one of the most iconic parts of the story in assembly for the rest of the school to see. All the children enjoyed getting dressed up as orphans and singing the well known song ‘Food Glorious food!’. Here are some pictures of the eventful performance for you to enjoy:
As part of our humanities learning, Year 1 visited the National Portrait Gallery. We set off to St James Park to enjoy our picnic. We saw many sights and sounds in the royal park and enjoyed the views of the squirrels, swans and geese.
We took a scenic route to the gallery past Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and the Horses Guard to Trafalgar Square where we arrived at the gallery.
We were greeted by our teacher who showed us pictures of Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We learnt about how they worked in different ways to help soldiers injured during the Crimean War. We also had the chance to draw our own sketches of these two famous heroes.
On Tuesday 26th September, Year 2 visited the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill.
This half term, our topic in Year 2 is Music Makers – so we went to take part in an exciting workshop where we explored different musical instruments from around the world. We had lots of fun making a soundscape where we used the different instruments to compose a piece of music that reflected the sounds of a rain forest!
As well as our workshop, we also had the opportunity to see (and smell!) the museum’s alpacas (Peep and Poppy). Did you know, alpacas are members of the camel family and they are native to South America?
The museum also had it’s own aquarium, and we were lucky enough to have a look around at their collection of tropical fish. They even had orange clown fish – the same species as Nemo!
We all had a great day – staff and children alike, and we wouldn’t have been able to go without the help of our parent volunteers. Thank you for coming!
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.
Last week children from Emerald class participated in the Mile End Sports Festival. We had lots of fun trying out different sports and competing against other schools. We played football, dodge ball and basketball as well as enjoying boxing and dancing. Each class was split into 3 teams and one of our sub teams was awarded the team spirit award for the best chants and excellent teamwork! Well done Osmani!
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!
Our Topic for this half term has been ‘Out of this World’ and as part of it we have been looking into what planets make up our solar system and projects that have taken place in the past and present to send humans into space. We had lots of fun at the Science Museum where we got to see real life rockets and astronaut costumes! We found out lots of information about what it takes for one person to go into space and how scientists continue to search for Extra Terrestrial life in space.