This week Year 5 were lucky enough to go on a trip to the British Library to take part in a creative writing workshop. We had the opportunity to wander around the magnificently designed building and see books from hundreds of years ago! Did you know that the library contains more than 9 million books? There were books from various religious backgrounds, books about history, politics and the world around us. The workshop was great fun. We walked around the treasures gallery and collected nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs from the various books on display. We then used these words to get creative and create our own made up words and then our own collective made up story. Have a look at some of the things we saw…
This half term year 5 have been learning all about space and the solar system. As part of this topic they were given the amazing opportunity to visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and watch a Planetarium Show. They were transported into space and learnt fun facts about other planets, the solar system that we are part of and other galaxies in the universe. Have a look at some of our pictures to see how much fun we had!
aste of how much fun we had!
On Thursday 3rd May, it was our Maths Week assembly. Y4 were the hosts and did a great job. There was a competition for the best dressed maths costume and there was also a bake off. All the cakes were sold to raise money for the school. It was a very successful event.
Take a look at our amazing day.
Scroll down even further to see some of the cakes that were submitted.
Have a look at some of the cakes that were submitted by the children and their families. You have to agree they looked magnificent!
As part of our world of work week in Nursery we invited a range of visitors to come and talk to us about what they do and how they help the local community.
We started the week off with a visit from the fire fighters. Nursery got to climb aboard the Fire engine and pretended to head out on an emergency call in school. We got a chance to use the hose and even dressed up as firefighters with their helmets. Nursery made cards and gave them out to the firefighters to say thank you for helping to keep us safe in the community.
We then had one of our mums visit us to tell us about her job as a nurse at the Royal London Hospital. She told us about her special job, where she helps mummies and daddies to care and look after the babies. We got a chance to listen for heartbeats using a stethoscope, check each other’s temperature using a thermometer and we even had a look inside her medical bag. We used this information to look after the teddies in our teddy bear hospital and learnt about our body.
Our last visitor was another parent of ours from Nursery who works as a professional photographer and author. He bought in his lovely canvases and set it up as an art exhibition. He told us about his love for Bangladesh and how his photographs have helped others to relieve their experiences of living and travelling in Bangladesh. We got a chance to talk about how to take photos, why we take photos and what we could see in his lovely photographs. The children loved the colours and the images and as a result were very keen on taking their own photos afterwards.
As part of our world of work week, Year 5 were very lucky to get an opportunity to meet Eloisa Henderson-Figueroa a freelance artist and designer. We found out many things about how Eloisa got into the field of art and design and all the different projects she’s been involved in since she decided that this is what she wanted to do. Her work has taken her all over the world and she also works as a designer behind the scenes on the CBBC children’s programme Art Ninja!
Not only did we get to hear all about Eloisa’s fun work adventures but we were also fortunate enough to be taught some cool sketching techniques and how we could create portraits of people – Picasso style! We had lots of fun learning all about how creative our futures could potentially be.
A big thank you to Eloisa from everyone in Year 5!
As part of World of Work week, Year 4 had a very special visitor who came in to tell the children all about his life as a police officer. PC Khalisadar, who is also a parent at Osmani, joined both classes to inspire and tell us about his very important job. The children were super excited and had lots of burning questions they wanted to be answered. We found out that you have to work extremely hard at school, especially in literacy, PE and ICT if you want to become a police officer. You also need to be brave, determined and helpful. His visit has inspired many of us to become part of the police force when we are older. What about you? Do you think you would make a good police officer?
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
Our trip to St Matthew’s Church
The whole of Year 1 went to St Matthew’s Church in Bethnal Green where we were greeted by Mother Erin who spoke to us about the Easter story. We learnt about the different ways to show how we care about others and the different ceremonies that the church conduct. Mother Erin mentioned the importance of showing care to others and the importance of building friendships. We also sketched different parts of the church and enjoyed a looking at the wall art that was displayed.
On Thursday 15th March, Nursery visited Spitalfields City Farm.
We were all very excited to learn about the different animals. We talked about where they live and how it was similar or different to where we live.
At the farm we saw sheep, goats, donkeys, ducks, chickens, pigs and some rabbits! We even saw some guinea pigs – they were so cute! We also talked about what sounds we could hear in the animals names so we could have a go at writing them when we got back to our class.
Lots of our parents were able to join us on our trip and they helped us to talk about what we could see, hear and how it made us feel. We all really enjoyed the trip and as always, we would like to thank our parent volunteers for their help and support.
Have a look at some of the pictures we took at the farm!
This half term Year 5 have been learning about plant and animal life cycles as well as the different animal classes. The five most well known classes of vertebrates (animals with backbones) are mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. Every animal in the world belongs to one of them. We visited the Natural History Museum to learn more about these different classes and identify exactly which animals belonged to which family. We were most fascinated by the animals in the mammals family as human beings are also mammals! Have a look at some of the animals that we encountered on our journey through the museum…