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.
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.