The children in KS2 met author Barbara Mitchelhill – a twice-winner of the Young Quills Prize for Historial Fiction. She talked about her book, The Secret Suffragette, which is set in Tower Hamlets and is the perfect introduction to the suffrage movement for younger readers. The pupils also reenacted a suffragette protest – they dressed up and marched in the hall just like the suffragettes did over a hundred years ago. Thank you, Barbara, for visiting Osmani and bringing to life this important time in our history.
Many young writers from our school participated in this year’s Creative Writing Competition – an annual event for schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
In 2019, the theme was: ‘The Clothes I Am’ and the judges, author Andrew Donkin and poet Joseph Coelho, had a very enjoyable time picking the best pieces from hundreds of stories and poems.
Osmani really impressed the judges this year – seven of our pupils won in the competition and received certificates and prizes at a prize-giving ceremony. Moreover, they attended a workshop for young writers with the authors and they will also have their work published in an anthology with all the winning poems and stories from other schools.
These are the 2019 winners from our school:
Year 1 and 2 Poetry
1st and Best in School – Md Mujaheed Abedin
2nd – Janan Sumaiyah Ahmed
3rd Aleena Uddin
Year 3 and 4 Poetry
3rd Manha Binte Hassan
Year 3 and 4 Short Story
3rd Sumeet Mojumder
Commended Sheikh Nayeema
Year 5 and 6 poetry
2nd – Priyanka Ghosh
Congratulations to all our winners for their excellent creativity and well done to all the pupils who contributed with their stories and poems. Keep writing!
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!
What a week! This week was Maths week at Osmani and we had so much going on.
Tony Charles presented maths shows and workshops with a magical twist relevant to the pupils learning. The shows included routines where repeating patterns, finding the difference, 2D/3D shapes, number bonds, recalling multiplication facts, place value, partition skills and many other areas were explored.
We also had fun making kites. Did you know that kite making and flying is a fun way to learn Science, Maths, Art and History? The earliest kites date back to 9.000 to 9,500 BC.
We also had a maths costume competition where some fantastic prizes could be won such as dartboards, pool tables, board games and much more. All we had to do was to be creative with our costumes.
Take a look at some of the photos of our week.
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!
Osmani students and teachers had a series of fantastic whole-day workshops working in collaboration with Bow Arts. Creating our future was the inspiration for the theme of our work. We all had the opportunity to get our creative juices flowing, thinking about how to solve problems using the medium of the Arts.
Using the theme Green London as a starting point, our mini Osmani designers, engineers and inventors identified and discussed issues to do with sustainability, the environment and how to look after our planet. The children discussed issues like air quality, pollution, traffic, recycling, water usage etc. Anne Harild our specialist artist worked with the pupils to identify one of these issues that they would like to solve by imagining and creating a building that could help make London greener.
The student’s ideas and designs were very rich and imaginative and included a building that consisted of a windmill seed disperser which could help plant more flowers all over London. Other ideas were – a building with a roof that collects water which runs into buckets that birds could drink from and a house-boat that recycles rubbish and builds houses from it.
Our inspirational mini year 3 architects had the opportunity to bring their designs to life by engineering and creating fantastic models of their ‘buildings’ using various materials.
Branching off from the theme Out of this World as a starting point, pupils in year 5 discussed how in the future we might be able to or need to travel and live in places that are hard to reach such as outer space or underwater worlds.
Our innovative Osmani architects and designers worked in pairs and identified a place they would like to build a dwelling for. Places included underwater worlds as well as the outer space and the middle of the earth. Some dwellings were moving vehicles.
Ideas included houseboats, submarines, tree houses and a house on the edge of a black hole. Year 5 had a brilliant time bringing their designs to fruition using various materials.
Year 1’s inspirational theme was In the Garden. They discussed gardens, the natural world and talked about things that could be found in the garden. The children drew and labelled the habitats and structures they aspired to create for the garden and natural environments. Some were for humans to live in and some were for animals. Many of the buildings were concerned with issues of sustainability.
The children made really great models of their ideas that included tree houses, glass houses with lifts and buildings that collect water for animals as well as green houses and dens for animals and people.
Year 2 enjoyed a visit from Dave and the owls to help them write a non-fiction report on the same topic. Dave told the children lots of useful information that would help them to construct their report, such as the smallest owl being able to fit into an adult’s pocket. He introduced the children to an owl called Crackerjack, a falcon called Nigel and a Barn Owl called Plop! Children also found out more about the types of food that owls like to eat, for example rats and mice. He explained how they use their super hearing to hear the tiny footsteps of their prey from far away! The visit ended with Y2 children bravely exploring and holding more creatures that live in owl habitats and may be targeted for hunting! These included a tarantula, a milk snake, huge cockroaches, a hedgehog and a giant snail! Year 2 excitedly shared the knowledge they have learnt with their talk partners and are using it to help them write their reports this week.