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
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…
21 winners of our Chris Riddell book review competition were very lucky to attend a multi-school event with former Children’s Laureate and multi-award-winning author/illustrator Chris Riddell at the Genesis Cinema on Thursday, 1st March.
Chris gave a wonderful performance, doing what he loves doing best, sitting and drawing and talking about his drawings. He even answered children’s questions with drawings which children were very excited to be able to take away with them afterwards.
Two children had the chance to meet Chris Riddell after the event and we now have a signed copy of Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death in the library and an original drawing by the artist!
We visited the Idea Store Whitechapel where we were given a tour and a presentation of the activities offered by the library. The parents had the opportunity to ask questions and provide suggestions to improve the Idea Store’s services.