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10 November 2017

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Safeguarding Children As part of their curriculum, the children learn how to keep themselves safe. The following website has been set up by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to offer parents and schools advice on how to raise safeguarding awareness with children. There is a notable section called ‘The Underwear Rule’ which is of particular support and guidance to parents. The website also offers advice regarding ‘online safety’ and how to obtain support or advice regarding the safeguarding of children. www.nspcc.org.uk

Uniform Information & School Uniform Purchases The Primary uniform can be purchased through the Khalsa Schoolwear website or can be bought at Khalsa Schoolwear shop in Bethnal Green. To save on the cost of delivery charges, Khalsa Schoolwear does a school delivery once every month. You can find further details of the delivery dates on their website or you can ask the reception office staff. • We expect every child to be in full uniform every day with their top button done up • All coats must be plain black • Shoes must be plain black – no trainers! If you are not sure about the types of shoes that are part of our uniform policy, please ask. • Please label every item of clothing • One pair of plain stud earrings can be worn • Nail polish is not allowed • Jewellery is not permitted • Long hair for both boys and girls must be tied back. Hair decorations must be small and plain • Please provide your child with a water bottle every day and make sure it is labelled with their name (water only, no fruit juice).

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From Tam Broadway – Primary Headteacher The weather has really turned this week, so I would like to remind you that the children will need their hats and coats increasingly for outdoor play when it is dry but cold. Please make sure that your child comes to school in a plain black coat, and that it is labelled. The uniform policy is on the website under the primary tab. If your child comes to school with an umbrella, we ask that you take it home again with you as we do not have space to store and leave wet umbrellas in the classrooms and the children will not need them whilst they are at school. Thank you for your continued support. One of the children in Year 1 lost their scooter last week. It is pink, has three wheels, and some black hearts on it along with the word ‘Orbez’. Could you all please check at home that you haven’t taken it by mistake. If we could find it, it would make one young girl very happy!!

Mathematics Mastery Workshop Thank you to those parents and carers who were able to attend our Maths Mastery workshop this week. It was an impressive turn out and great to see so many of you participating and asking great questions about your child’s learning; we fully appreciate your support. I know that many of you now feel better equipped and informed about how to support your child with their maths learning at home. For those of you who were unable to attend, or for those of you that would like to read through the power point presentation again, it is now available to view from the ‘Community’ tab on the website and then in ‘Resources for Parents’.

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Year 1 Visit to the Museum of London We were very proud of the Year 1 pupils this week as they visited the Museum of London to learn more about the Great Fire of London. They were given the opportunity to learn about various historical artefacts as well as enjoy at role play drama based on the events of the fire. Their behaviour was impeccable. A huge thank you to the parent helpers; your support was invaluable.

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'Mathemagical' Maths Week With the aim of raising the profile of mathematics as a lifelong skill that we use every day, we held our first ‘Mathamagical Week’ this week. Here’s a flavour of some of the exciting maths that has been going on!

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The pupils explored a range of activities this week which included angles, shapes and time, whilst others created their own videos and PowerPoints to demonstrate how maths is used every day and is all around us. A big thank you to the teachers for providing some great opportunities for our pupils and to those parents who supported in creating activities at home.

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Praise and Recognition Every week each teacher chooses two children from their class to receive a certificate in assembly; one is in recognition of a child demonstrating our BRIDGES habit of the week, and the other in recognition of a pupil’s academic effort throughout the week. Well done to the following children, who have been recognised this week: Curie Class: • Adrian Kvaraciejus – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being brave in the playground to make new friends). • Alisha Ali – Scholar of the Week (for using her Fred Fingers to write instructions for making a ‘Supertato’). Maxwell Class: • Sophia Ahmed – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing courage and being brave even when learning is challenging). • Fatiha Majumder – Scholar of the Week (for being a kind friend to her peers). Newton Class: • Khalid Ahmed – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for bravery and giving it a go in particular with his writing). • Tahsinah Begum – Scholar of the Week (for trying hard in all her lessons). Britten Class: • Hafsa Mahmood – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being so brave at starting at a new school). • Shresta Yeruva – Scholar of the Week (for writing a fantastic recount using time connectives and very neat handwriting). Fitzgerald Class: • Alexis Burvill – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being courageous and acting the part of Hannah in front her peers during the Great Fire of London role play). • Maiya Summers – Scholar of the Week (for a fantastic recount of our trip – full of adjectives and a wide variety of time connectives).

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Glennie Class: • Aydin Landi – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always having a positive outlook on everything). • Preeti Caldeira – Scholar of the Week (for showing a massive improvement in her writing and independence). Al-Kashi Class: • Prajin Raja – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being an excellent role-model of positive behaviour and learning about choices). • Abdullah Riaz – Scholar of the Week (for consistently trying his best and for trying to manage his emotions so that he consistently makes right choices). Fibonacci Class: • Hannah Nakuda – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for trying hard to use pronouns in her writing). • Asher Shah – Scholar of the Week (for always being willing to ‘give things a go’). Pythagoras Class: • Aryan Lakhani – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing good leadership in class and lovely role model behaviour). • Asiyah Ali – Scholar of the Week (for answering challenging questions in maths and thinking through her answers to find all the possibilities). Ellington Class: • Janeefa Khezar – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for having the courage to continue her work when she found it challenging). • Aariz Khan – Scholar of the Week (for excellent work during ‘Mathemagical Week’). Nicks Class: • J’Shawn Holland – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating increased bravery when speaking aloud to the class). • Aftab-Rebecca Hussain – Scholar of the Week (for demonstrating a systematic and effective approach to column addition). Shankar Class: • Meerab Dar – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great courage and risktaking when answering questions during whole class learning). • Musa Malik – Scholar of the Week (for being incredibly determined with his column addition method in maths).

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Merits The following pupils have received 25 merits since September for making good choices and moving up to gold on the class ‘good choice chart’ – this is fantastic achievement. A special ‘bronze’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly. Devyani Soni Kallum Bihal Dua Maisam Natalia Duran-Rodrigo

Important reminders • Schools starts at 8.45am (8.35am for Year 3). It is important that your child arrives on time every day so that the teachers can start the lesson promptly. The school gate will be open from 8.25am and will close at 8.45am. • School finishes at 3.45pm (3.35pm for Year 3) every day other than Tuesday when we finish at 3.00pm (2.50pm for Year 3). • If any of your details have changed e.g. your address or phone number – please ensure you contact the office to inform us, so that we can update our records and contact you in case of an emergency. Please ensure your child attends school every day and on time. If your child is sick then you must call the office to let us know by 8.15am. If your child has a medical appointment you must let us know in advance.

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Headteacher’s Lunch

Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch for Friday 17th November. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Jai Pathak - Curie Sophia Ahmed - Maxwell Farasat Fahmi Heron - Newton Mariam Shaikh - Newton Adem Malik - Britten Yasin Alom - Fitzgerald Ayaan Aqeel - Glennie

Shakira Choudhry - Al-Kashi Kamiah Reid - Fibonacci Aariz Chaudhry - Pythagoras Janeefa Khezar - Ellington Riyen Shah - Nicks Kashan Shahzad - Nicks Ibrahim Ijaz - Shankar

A Message from Ms Chaggar Please let the school know in good time if you are sending someone else to collect your child from school. The staff will not send a child home with an adult who has not been authorised by the parents/carers. This is in the interest of safeguarding your children. Thank you for your cooperation.

A Message from the Year 1 Team Newspapers needed!

For this half term, Year 1 need lots of newspapers for their Art lessons. If you have any at home that you no longer need, please bring them in to one of the Year 1 teachers. Thank you.

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Breakfast and After School Club Every parent has Wisepay details and a password, which will enable you to book a place for ‘Breakfast Club’ or ‘After School Club’. Payments must be made in advance. If you experience any problems, please contact Ms Chaggar who will be happy to help. Breakfast is available each day from 7.45am and costs just £2.50 per day. The children enjoy a range of cereals, toast and different topping, juice or milk and fruit. Any child attending must be brought to the main reception area by 8.20am at the latest. After School Club runs from 3.45pm – 6.00pm (3.00pm – 6.00pm on Tuesdays) and costs just £5.50 per hour. The children enjoy a range of snacks each evening and a variety of games and activities.

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BRIDGES in the Primary Phase “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.� Isaac Newton

BRIDGES are habits of mind or learning characteristics that develop a pupil's character and learning power and enable him/her to grow into a wellrounded individual and resilient learner. There are seven BRIDGES habits that we will be working on, which will rotate on a weekly cycle throughout the year. The BRIDGES habit of the week will always be introduced at the beginning of the week during the Monday assembly and reinforced throughout the week across the curriculum. Each class teacher will award a certificate to a pupil that they feel has demonstrated the BRIDGES focus for the week. Each week we will update you on the BRIDGES habit that will be introduced in the coming week and offer some top tips on how to reinforce the habit at home too. Please also refer to the Primary BRIDGES wheel below.

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Week commencing 13th November 2017

Resourcefulness At School • It is important that the pupils are able to use and remember their vast phonics, spelling and vocabulary knowledge and apply this information when beginning to write independently. The children imitate familiar stories and characters they know and apply these to their own stories. • As adults we are acutely aware that we model behaviours for the pupils every day during lunchtime when we eat with our knife and fork or ensure that we don’t talk when our mouth is full, in how we dress and present ourselves, how we speak to each other; knowing that the children will imitate the behaviour they see. • As well as being able to read the sounds and words on pages, the pupils now need to be able to question, reason and comprehend the text they read and explain what is happening and explain their ideas. • In Maths the children need to apply and transfer their knowledge to different problems and also give reasons for the way they have worked out the answers. • Every classroom has a recycling bin which we encourage the children to use and we also look at how we can use materials around us to incorporate them in pieces of art or other areas of our work before we throw things away.

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Resourcefulness comprises ten dispositions:

Questioning Remembering Imitating Making Connections Transferring

Adaptability Flexibility Reasoning Scavenging Recycling

At Home Encourage your child to use items around the house to create a piece of art or make junk models and re-cycle as many items as possible. Ask questions: What could we use this box for instead of throwing it away? Do you think we could make a car, boat or castle from this large box we have? How can we use some of the things we have around the home and turn them into something more useful? When your child finds reading a word difficult or a maths question challenging, ask them to remember and use the things they do know and apply them to the new word or challenge. Ask your child lots of questions when you listen to them read at home – some obvious but also some more tricky questions e.g. Why do you think …? Why did the character …? How do you know…? Encourage your child to use their spelling and vocabulary knowledge to extend the level of interest in their writing. Get them to use familiar story characters, settings or plots to base their own stories upon. Perhaps they could scavenge interesting words from stories they read and create their own ‘interesting word dictionary’ to use whenever they are writing independently at home. Remind your child that it is important to adapt their behaviour according to the occasion or place, as parents you will of course role-model how to behave and encourage imitation.

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Something sweet...

Side orders‌

Vegetarian...

Non Halal...

Halal...

With Dumpling

Hidden Veg Roasted New Potatoes Julienne Carrots Salad

Tutti Fruity Flapjack

Salad

Sweetcorn

Garlic Bread

Chocolate Chip

Cookie

Pasta With

Vegetarian Mince Casserole

With Dumpling

Chicken Casserole

Chicken Casserole With Dumpling

Tomato & Basil

Hidden Veg

Pasta With

Tomato & Basil

Hidden Veg

Pasta With

Tomato & Basil

And Custard

Jam Sponge

Salad

Baked Beans

Chips

Fruit Yogurt

Salad

Crusty Bread

Fluffy Rice

Vegetarian Chilli Con Carnie

Soya Sausages

Diced Lamb Chilli Con Carnie

Diced Lamb Chilli Con Carnie

Linda McCartney

Chicken Sausages

Chicken Sausages

Primary Week: A week commencing 6th November 2017

Cake

Lemon Drizzle

Salad

Peas

Creamy Mash Potato

Veggie Bites

Cod fish fingers

Cod Fish Fingers


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Something sweet...

Side orders…

Vegetarian...

Non Halal...

Halal...

Vegetable Stew

Cauliflower Cheese

Macaroni

Fruit Muffin

With Custard

Sauté Potatoes

Apple Crumble

Salad

Salad

Peas

Stew

Garlic Bread

Diced Lamb

Macaroni

Diced Lamb Stew

Cauliflower Cheese

Macaroni

Cauliflower Cheese

Chick Pea Masala

Vegetarian Sausage

Fruit Jelly

Gravy

Yorkshire Pudding

Vegetable Medley

Smoothie

Orange and Mango

Salad

Fluffy Rice

Naan Bread

Roasted Veg and

Linda McCartney

Roast Potatoes

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Roast Turkey

Roast Turkey

Primary Week: B week commencing 30th October 2017

With Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Cake

Salad

Baked Beans

Chips

Bites

Vegetable

Cod fish fingers

Cod Fish Fingers


Composer of the Fortnight Karl Jenkins

For the next fortnight we will be listening to and learning about Karl Jenkins as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Jenkins in preparation for the coming weeks. You can find out some facts and hear some of his music on the following links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Jenkins http://www.karljenkins.com/

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Attendance Regular attendance is a crucial factor in students’ educational development and ability to achieve their full potential. At Isaac Newton Academy every student is set the target of 100% attendance. The class with the highest attendance at the end of every week is awarded the attendance trophy during Friday’s Award & Recognition assembly.

Lower School Curie

96.8%

Britten

97%

Maxwell

93.7%

Fitzgerald

97.7%

Newton

95.7%

Glennie

96%

Well done and congratulations to Fitzgerald class who are the winners again this week with 97.7%.

Upper School Al-Kashi

97.8%

Ellington

98.6%

Fibonacci

97.7%

Nicks

99%

Pythagoras

94.7%

Shankar

98.6%

Well done and congratulations to Nicks class who are the winners again this week with 99.1%.

Overall Attendance: 96.9% National average attendance for primary schools is 97.1%. It is important that the children attend school every day and do not miss any learning. Thank you for your support in ensuring your child is at school every day. We always strive for 100%. 10 November 2017

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Key Dates Autumn 2017 Term Dates: Wednesday 6th September - Wednesday 20th December 2017

Monday 13th November

Year 1 Class Trip to the Museum of London

Monday 13th November

Home and Family Week (No enrichment clubs)

Monday 20th November

Wonderful Handwriting Week

Wednesday 22nd November INSET Day: no school for students Wednesday 29th November

Reception Information Session 2.00pm

Thursday 30th November

Reception Visit the Fire Station

Friday 1st December

Nicks Class Assembly – Year 3 - 9.00am – 9.20am

Friday 1st December

Fitzgerald Class Assembly– Year 1 – 10.25am – 10.45am

Wednesday 6th December

Parent Quiz Night – 7.00pm

Friday 8th December

INSET Day: no school for students

Wednesday 13th December

Reception Nativity Play - 9.00am

Friday 15th December

Christmas Lunch & Christmas Jumper Day

Wednesday 20th December

Awards Assemblies. Term Ends at 12.15pm

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