Year 3 Orange and Gold class visited the Soanes Centre to investigate different types of rocks and the effect of weathering, as our topic this term is Stone and Bones.
In the centre, we observed and classified rocks according to their properties. Our investigations involved making predictions, using equipment (such as magnifying glasses and pipettes) and then observing and testing different types of rocks (both human-made and natural) within the surroundings of the centre.
Some of the rocks that we identified were: granite, limestone, sandstone, marble and slate. We then investigated different properties of rocks such as: permeability, impermeability and whether they were hard or soft, and the effect of weathering and erosion. Did you know that granite is an igneous rock which is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava? Rocks are so fascinating and as a result of this trip we can’t wait to learn more about rocks!
On Thursday 20th June 2016 Osmani held a Boys and Girls Year 5 and 6 Football Tournament. Thomas Buxton, William Davis and Kobi Nazrul were all noble competitors and adults and children alike had a fantastic afternoon! Osmani Boys bought the trophy home for us whereas the girls tried their best but were beaten by Kobi Nazrul. Have a look at some of the children battling it out!
On Friday 14th June 2019, Year 5 and 6 children from Osmani participated in the annual Tower Hamlets Swimming Gala at St George’s Swimming Pool. They were up against some tough competitors but persevered and tried their very best. It was lovely to see the children supporting each other and willing each other to win from the side lines. Osmani may not have won this time but fantastic effort from the children who took part and I’m sure they will come back stronger next year! Go team Osmani!
Earlier today children from Year 5 and 6 participated in a Quadkids tournament at Mile End Stadium. They were up against other schools in Tower Hamlets and participated in a variety of different races, from quick sprints to slow and steady wins the race. Although it was cold and raining, the Osmani spirit remained strong and we even went on to win some races! Well done team Osmani, you did us proud!
This week Year 5 traipsed through the cold and rain to discover a new land full of words,pictures and patterns. They were fortunate enough to participate in a creative writing workshop that encouraged them to be creative with words and phrases that they discovered as they walked around the galleries at the library. The children then used these words to create a story as a collective group, emphasising the use of adjectives and adverbs. The children had a lot of fun getting creative as you can see!
This week Year 5 children were lucky enough to visit the Peter Harrison Planetarium in Greenwich, as part of our Topic on the Solar System. We traveled into space and discovered more about the universe we live in and the planets in our solar system. We had a great time discovering new things and dreaming of all becoming astronauts one day!
On Thursday 4th April 2019 children from Year 4 participated in a cricket tournament with other Year 4 children from Thomas Buxton School. Both groups of children were fortunate enough to have benefited from some fun cricket sessions that were lead by coaches from Middlesex Cricket. It’s safe to say all the children had tonnes of fun and although Osmani were not victorious on this occasion, I’m sure they will be in future events! A massive thank you to Middlesex Cricket for helping to organise this fun event and gifting the children with some lovely cricket goodies!
Last week Yr 5 and 6 children were lucky enough to have an Explore Science day at The University of Westminster. They took part in a variety of activities that included walking around the campus and lecture theaters, finding out more information about all the different fields that comes under the umbrella of ‘Science’ and finally taking part in experiments. The children really enjoyed using their scientific knowledge to help them complete the tasks and finding out about different jobs that they could potentially do when they are older.
This week Year 5 visited the British Museum to find out some more information about the Anglo Saxons and in particular about a burial site called Sutton Hoo. We recently learnt that the Anglo Saxons liked to bury their dead with their belongings because they believed that the dead would be able to use these belongings in their next life. Shortly before the start of World War Two, archaeologists discovered a massive Anglo Saxon burial site in Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. They discovered the remains of an old Anglo Saxon King along with all his possessions and even one of his old ships. People were astonished to discover how well preserved some of the kings belongings remained even after all this time. The discovery lead to a new wealth of knowledge being unearthed about the Anglo Saxon times. Many of the items that were excavated at Sutton Hoo are now displayed in the British Museum and Year 5 were fortunate enough to see some of these belongings first hand. Have a look at some of the things we discovered…
On Tuesday 4th December, Children from both Year 5 classes participated in Spitalfields Music Festival at Rich Mix Arts Centre in Bethnal Green. Both classes took part in various workshops with the organisation that assisted the children in developing their creative and musical talents. Both classes produced their very own original songs all based on Heart and Breath and they were assisted by professional musicians who played alongside them. Every workshop they had with Spitalfields geared them up for this final performance in front of members of the public, other schools and other musicians. The children sang with confidence and passion and did Osmani proud. Very well done Year 5!