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Southern Entrance

We would like to remind parents and carers that the gate at the southern entrance will be locked at 08:23 each morning. Students arriving after this time should enter via the main entrance in Cricklefield Place.

Safeguarding

The welfare and safety of our students is our priority. We do everything possible to ensure our students’ safety, both within the school community and outside of school, including working with relevant agencies to address any issues related to child protection. Students are informed of who they should go to should they have a concern about their own safety or the safety of others. At INA, all staff have regular safeguarding training to ensure that they are able to meet their statutory responsibilities. We also have a number of staff who are designated to respond to any child protection concerns and to liaise with social services:

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Jo Spencer Vice Principal Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Tam Broadway Primary Headteacher Designated Child Protection Officers Office Manager Eleanor Seale Leanne Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal Gareth Marshall-Jones Primary Deputy Headteacher You can find the INA Safeguarding policy, Child Protection policy and other related policies and procedures on the Academy’s website.

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Dear Parents and Carers, I hope that you all enjoyed a great half term break. The students were given a bit of a surprise when they returned on Monday morning to find all of the adults dressed up in Halloween costumes. Congratulations to the staff on some amazing outfits! On Monday 14th November all secondary students are studying independently from home. Please talk to your son/daughter about the Independent Learning that they have been set in each subject area. Many of the resources are available on Fronter. I know that for Year 11s this day will form a vital revision opportunity before the upcoming mock GCSE exams (see the timetable later in the newsletter). On Tuesday 22nd November the formal school day will finish at the normal time, 3pm, but no enrichment, after school clubs, IL support, library or ICT room facilities will be available on this day: the students will be expected to be off-site by 3.10pm as all staff (primary and secondary) will be engaged in vital Safeguarding, Child Protection, Radicalisation and Emergency Planning training. Both the primary and secondary receptions and phones will be unmanned from 3.10pm. We thank you for your understanding. Wednesday 23rd November is a school closure day for students. It is the day when we remember a much-loved INA student, Ahmed Al-Khafaji. Ahmed was part of our founding cohort and sadly passed away in July 2015. Ahmed was a student who loved reading around subjects that interested him, who wrote imaginative poetry, who enjoyed languages, who spent hours practising the piano and trombone and made music in a band with his friends, who enjoyed debating topical and political issues, who visited museums and galleries, who had an endless thirst for more knowledge and a curiosity to explore the world around him. On 23rd November, in Ahmed’s honour, all members of the INA school community are encouraged to spend the day engaged in one of these activities or in pursuit of another learning passion. On our return to school we will create a display showing our various activities. With all best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

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Reflections on visit to Phillips Exeter Academy

My visit to Phillips Exeter Academy really brought home to me the vital role that Harkness teaching and learning plays in developing independence and self-motivation among students. In each of the Harkness lessons that I observed, students were able to initiate and develop discussions, were proactive in avoiding distractions, and showed a genuine interest in helping one another to better understand their learning. These are all qualities that I have seen demonstrated by students at INA, qualities that I am keen to develop further in order to prepare for life at University. In English, I will be working to ensure that all Year 7, 8 and 9 units have regular opportunities for Harkness. Furthermore, I was also intrigued by the way that the teachers at Phillips Exeter set reading as Independent Learning and then focused on discussing this reading in class. This is something I would like to see our students doing more of, and something English staff will be addressing in the coming months. This is not only an effective way of creating great Harkness learning opportunities, but also important in instilling a love of reading that will underpin studies at A Level and beyond. Mr Davoll Ks3 English Coordinator During the October half-term I had the pleasure of visiting Phillips Exeter Academy, Boston to observe the Harkness method of teaching first hand. My motivation for wanting to go on the trip was to see Harkness in the place of its origins and to see how it can be applied to KS4 & KS5 teaching of Science here at INA, and I wasn’t disappointed! It was a whirlwind of a trip but I learnt so much and I was amazed by the staff, their facilities and of course the students, who were so adept at Harkness and had clearly benefitted so much from this style

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of pedagogy. Harkness is unique to PEA (and now to INA) in that students are required to do pre-learning as independent learning prior to lessons. The lessons are student led, but facilitated by the teacher and are used to consolidate ideas and concepts through discussion, and by applying them to various scenarios. I have returned form the trip with a sense of purpose and clarity. My next steps are to apply the skills I learnt at PEA in my own teaching and disseminate to the Science team and beyond. I’m so excited about incorporating Harkness into the teaching of A Level Chemistry next year, when pre-learning and independent learning beyond the classroom are so vitally important to student success. I feel privileged to have visited PEA and I know that our students will be the beneficiaries of this. I’d like to thank Rachel Macfarlane and Gerard Griffin for giving me this opportunity to serve the INA community. Thanks. Mr Singh Year 11 Pastoral Leader

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Principal: Rachel Macfarlane Isaac Newton Academy 1 Cricklefield Place Ilford Essex IG1 1FY th Friday 4 November 2016

I am writing to inform you about the opportunity we are offering students to purchase a GCSE Science Revision guide for their GCSE course scheduled for examination in 2018. During years 10 and 11, students will be following the AQA Science GCSE course either through the combined science or triple science route. The textbooks we have chosen, published by Collins, cover the topics that are clearly labelled by grade, embed problem-solving and reasoning, and have been designed to build fluency and nurture confidence in GCSE – style practice questions. We would like to offer students the opportunity to purchase the textbook so that they can take a copy home, annotate where needed and complete additional learning independently throughout the course. The textbooks will be available in the school shop section, please ensure you select the correct book choice based on the student’s option choice. Payments should be paid via Wisepay which can be accessed through the schools website. Combined award science students will only need one book that covers all the content required for their two GCSE’s in science and this is given at a subsidised price of £7.65. For triple science students it is recommended that they purchase a textbook for each of the science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and will therefore require three books again subsidised at a total of £10.20. Should you wish to purchase a textbook but need financial assistance please contact me to discuss this. Students whose payments have been received will be given the textbook at the beginning of the week following payment. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school on 0208 911 6666 and ask to be directed to Mr Clift-Matthews. Yours sincerely,

A Clift-Matthews Alex Clift-Matthews Head of Science

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Monday 14th November is an Independent Learning day This day is the first Independent Learning day of the year when secondary students will complete their learning independently at home. Students in KS3 and KS4 will not attend the Academy on this day. The purpose of the day is for students to consolidate and extend their learning in their various subjects. This will help to develop students’ BRIDGES skills of self-discipline, independence, discovery, organisation and adaptability and other important learning dispositions. The discipline of working independently is also important to develop in preparation for sixth form learning and study at university. Teachers have given careful consideration to the tasks they are setting for the day which can be accessed remotely on Fronter. There will be opportunities to practise key skills, elaborate upon prior learning, explore concepts and knowledge in more depth and to do some pre-learning tasks. Stretch and challenge tasks will be also available. It would be helpful if parents can ensure that the learning set by teachers is completed to a high standard.

Ms Spencer

Vice Principal

Y10 students are thinking about Work Experience placements. They want to gain experience that will support them with their future careers. Can you support them by offering a placement at your place of work? We need placements in all work areas for 5 consecutive days from 3rd-7th July 2017. If you can support INA students please contact:  Anu Patel (a.patel@isaacnewtonacademy.org) 4 November 2016 Secondary Newsletter

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Y11 Interviews

In order to support students with making informed decisions about their post-16 choices, each student will have a 1-2-1 interview with a member of SLT, Mr Singh, or Ms McNamee (one of our governors who has expertise in this field). Interviews will take place after school on Tuesday 15th November and all day on Friday 9th December when students are not involved in their mock examinations. Each meeting will be approximately 20 minutes. Students will be advised of when the interviews will take place by letter and parents will be informed that the letter has been issued by text. The interviews will only involve the student and the member of staff. This is to support the students in transitioning into being fully independent learners. As we are sure you can appreciate, logistically arranging the meetings for all of Y11 is a large and complex operation. Therefore it will not be possible to amend the meeting times. The discussion at the interviews will centre on the following questions: •

What university courses or equivalent are you considering? Will this impact on your current career aspirations?

What courses have you considered studying at KS5? Why? What research have you completed around other possible choices?

Are you intending to stay at INA? Have you submitted an application?

What is your plan for KS5 if your ideal situation does not occur? What steps have you taken to research your secondary plan?

Are you considering the EPQ? Why? If yes, what would your area of research be?

We trust that parents and carers will support students by ensuring that they are fully prepared for these important meetings by discussing the above questions with them in advance of the meeting. To support with research we would recommend the following websites: russellgroup.ac.uk/media/5320/informedchoices.pdf www.ucas.com/?schemes=Undergraduate&theme=all_stages&tile=tile-276 nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk www.plotr.co.uk www.bestcourse4me.com We hope that this meeting will be a great opportunity for our Y11 students to feel excited about their future decisions and we look forward to supporting them during this time.

Ms Alibhai & Mr Crowther- Green

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SIXTH FORM Open Evening Thursday November 10th 2016 6pm-7pm Doors open at 5:45pm Y11 Students, Parents and Carers are warmly invited to our second Sixth Form Open Evening. This evening is a chance for our students and parents to meet the Heads of Departments and Lead Teachers in all subjects to find out more about our Sixth Form offer. Students and parents will have the chance to ask questions about the courses available and the units covered. The event will take place in our fantastic Sixth Form facilities on the third floor. There will also be an opportunity to hear Ms Macfarlane speak about the vision and ethos of the Sixth Form. We look forward to seeing you there! Ms Alibhai Vice Principal

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Praise and Recognition

At INA, we aim to provide a stimulating, challenging and rewarding learning environment which supports learning, celebrates achievement and encourages everyone. Awarding merits, informal praise in class and the end of term awards assemblies are all part of this. Please speak to your child/children on a regular basis to see how many merits they have and how they are working towards the different awards on offer.

Merits It is the start of another year so we are restarting the Form Merit competition. Each merit you gain will increase your individual total and also your form’s overall total. So make sure you are keeping up the good work to gain merits! Also if you are owed a merit, go and collect it and make sure it gets recorded on your form’s spreadsheet! YEAR 7

TOTAL

YEAR 8

TOTAL

YEAR 9

TOTAL

YEAR 10

TOTAL

YEAR 11

TOTAL

A W E S C I N

322 313 309 296 289 266 258

I N C T W S E A

221 206 172 172 156 142 125 87

I N S A W T E C

242 212 152 135 125 101 136 103

W T A N I E S

236 199 175 118 101 106 92

I W N E C A T S

65 64 48 48 39 17 14 5

Ahmed Al-Khafaji Award (Peer Commendation Award) Ahmed was well known for being kind, for helping others and for being extremely polite. He was also someone known for his hard work and absorption. The idea, therefore, is that the winner should be someone who encapsulated one of these qualities in that week. Year 7: Fazan Miah 7A Year 8: Sajjad Ali 8A Year 9: Jainna Bhalla 9A Year 10: Tahsin Naher 10W Year 11: Daniyal Humayoun, 11S

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Good Deed Feed Ms Branco: I would like to nominate Adriana Chiturlas from 7S. She’s been really helpful during KS3 lunch time, without us asking for any help she comes and clears tables with us, stacks the trays properly when other students don’t and picks up any rubbish that she sees on the floor. We lunchtime supervisors really appreciate her help and her kindness with everyone. Thank you Adriana. Ms Hon-Ng: Showmik Roy 7S- took the initiative to help new members of the form, speaking Italian to translate. Safa Ahmed 10I: Helping another student with her work without being prompted and clearing up for others at the end. Ms Lapish: James Evans and Daveena Williams Morrison both gave up one of their evenings last half term to support INA with delivering a BRIDGES parent workshop to new Year 7 parents. They did a grand job!

Mr Ayerh

Year 10 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise and Recognition

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Managing D

Susan Polgรกr Susan Polgรกr is a Hungarian-born American chess Grandmaster. She is famous for having been a child prodigy at chess (performing as expertly as an adult), for being a pioneer for women in chess, and for being an advocate for chess in education. Polgรกr is an expert at managing distractions. She trained herself to be mentally focused and to block out any inner distractions such as her thoughts and feelings, and external distractions such as the audience, other competitors and background noise when competing in tournaments. She is an Olympic and World chess champion, a chess teacher, coach and writer. She was the first female to earn the grandmaster title through tournament play, and is credited with breaking a number of gender barriers in chess.

Managing Distractions Recognising and reducing distractions; knowing when to walk away and refresh yourself. Focusing on a specific task and ignoring things that could take your attention away from the task. Creating your own ideal environment for learning.

Behaviours Being focused, listening to teachers or peers even when there are other distractions, being able to learn regardless of personal or emotional distractions, finding the right environment to learn in, starting each day and lesson with a fresh attitude.

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Distractions Who is an expert at Managing Distractions at INA?

Maahi Rahman in 11N has learned to manage his distractions really effectively, most noticeably in history and chemistry lessons. He has been very focussed this term and it is making a significant difference to his learning and progress.

Students

Keanna Bhalla in 11W is an expert at managing distractions and staying resolutely focused on her learning which has contributed to her very high levels of attainment.

Top tips

Turn off your phone and the TV when completing I/L to create a distraction-free learning environment. Only play the type of music that helps you to focus. Focus on exactly what you want to achieve in a particular time slot and stick to it. If a person is distracting you, tell him/her that he/she is distracting you and what it is that he/she are doing which is causing the distraction.

Parents Create a learning space for your son/ daughter away from distractions. Talk to your son/daughter about how you manage your distractions both at home and at work. Discuss with your son/daughter the strategies he/she can use to become better at managing distractions.

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Well done to the following students who are this week’s Mathematicians of the Moment

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Confessional

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Just before half-term, a small group of Year 11s travelled to the Southwark Playhouse in south London, where they saw Confessional, a play about dashed dreams, delusional despairs, and lost opportunities by Tennessee Williams, one of America’s most famous playwrights.

Although originally set in a down-and-out town in the American south, this production, which received rave reviews when it toured at the Edinburgh Festival, brought the play up to date: setting it in a down-andout bar in the south of England, Essex to be precise.

The play itself consists of eight characters, all of whom suffer from a lack of money, a lack of love, and a lack of a way out, and all of whom have their brief moment in the spotlight to confess to us just how bleak they feel life is. It is, undeniably, a brutal, tragic play, and not one that Williams himself intended for performance, it being one of his earlier works.

But it was an interesting introduction to the work of someone who would go on to become one of America’s greatest playwrights, with much more touchingly tragic plays, such as The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and A Streetcar Named Desire, which will be one of our A-Level set texts next year. Ms Rudd KS5 Lead for English

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Rawdah Hosenee 11I

Zainab Rashid 7W

Student Council Steering Group

Naym Rahman 11S

Simi Sohal 10W

2016-2017

At INA we believe that all members of the learning community should be involved in helping shape the continued growth and improvement of the Academy. One key area of this is the student voice opportunities provided through the Student Council and Student Council Steering Group. Each tutor group has elected two students to be part of the Year Group Student Council for 2016-2017. In addition to this, two students from each year group have been elected to sit on the Student Council Steering Group. The Steering Group will bring together discussions from across the year groups and devise strategies to try and improve the experience of all students at INA.

Ali Afaq 10I

Mohammad (Subhaan)Zahoor 7A

Shama Duala 8I

Yusef Tahir 8S

Aasiya Jilani 9I

Sanaan Hafeez 9I

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Cheesy polenta cake topped with sauté mushrooms (milk celery sulphites)

Steamed new potatoes, roasted cauliflower

Rice pudding pot (contains: milk)

Baked jacket with beans & cheese (milk)or salad bar

Meat Free

To go with…

Scrummy Pudding

Jacket Potato or salad bar

Cheese, salad & mayonnaise wrap (gluten egg mustard)

Seasoned salmon with green beans & piri-piri sauce (fish)

Non Halal

Year 10/11 offer

Seasoned salmon with green beans & piri-piri sauce (fish)

Halal

Secondary Week: 1

Tuna & sweetcorn baguette (egg fish gluten)

Baked jacket with beans & cheese (milk)or salad bar

Lemon syrup sponge (contains: egg wheat)

Garlic bread

Sauté courgettes

Roasted vegetable & cream cheese pasta bake (contains gluten celery milk wheat sulphites)

Turkey & mushroom macaroni bake (gluten milk wheat celery sulphites)

Turkey & mushroom macaroni bake (gluten milk wheat celery sulphites)

Roast vegetable & cream cheese bagel (milk gluten)

Baked jacket with beans & cheese (milk)or salad bar

Cherry & apple crumble with custard (wheat milk)

Roasted potatoes, panache of vegetables

Chickpea, carrot & quinoa falafel with sesame hummus (sesame)

(wheat celery mustard)

Chicken sausages in BBQ pepper & onion sauce

Chicken sausages in BBQ pepper & onion sauce (wheat celery mustard)

Cheese, salad & mayonnaise baguette (gluten milk)

Baked jacket with beans & cheese (milk)or salad bar

(milk)

Chocolate custard

Green beans, braised red cabbage

Soya mince shepherd’s pie topped with glazed potatoes (soya celery sulphites)

Lamb shepherd’s pie topped with rustic mash (celery sulphites)

Lamb shepherd’s pie topped with rustic mash (celery sulphites)

Cheese & tomato pizza (gluten milk celery sulphites)

Baked jacket with beans & cheese (milk)or salad bar

Vegetarian jelly

Chipped potatoes, baked beans, peas

Root vegetable cobbler (milk gluten celery sulphites)

Battered catch of the day (wheat fish) or steamed catch of the day (fish)

Battered catch of the day (wheat fish) or steamed catch of the day (fish)


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Potato gnocchi with a rich tomato, olive & cheddar sauce

Meat Free

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Cheese, tomato & salad, mayonnaise wrap (gluten egg mustard)

KS4 Offer

(milk)

Vanilla ice cream

green beans

Garlic bread(gluten)

Baked potato & salad bar

Scrummy Pudding‌

To go with‌

Lamb bolognaise pasta bake (gluten milk celery sulphites)

Non Halal

(gluten milk celery sulphites)

Lamb bolognaise pasta bake (gluten milk celery sulphites)

Halal

Secondary Week: 2

Egg mayonnaise & cress baguette (egg gluten)

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Chocolate rice pudding pot (milk)

Coriander cauliflower, chop-suey noodles (gluten)

Sesame rice & bean cake with sweet chilli sauce (celery soya sulphites)

Steamed sesame salmon & miso glaze (fish soya sesame)

Steamed sesame salmon & miso glaze (fish soya sesame)

Roast vegetable & cheddar panini (milk gluten)

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

(wheat milk)

Mixed fruit cobbler

Lemon carrots, roast potatoes (sulphites)

Italian herb roasted vegetables, mixed bean & tofu stew (celery soya sulphites)

Herb roast chicken thighs with herb gravy (sulphites celery)

Herb roast chicken thighs with herb gravy (sulphites celery)

(fish gluten)

Tuna & sweetcorn bap

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Fruity flap jack (gluten)

Seasoned rice, broccoli

Butternut squash, chick-pea & tomato curry (mustard celery sulphites)

Red Thai spiced turkey curry (celery sulphites)

Red Thai spiced turkey curry (celery sulphites)

(gluten milk)

Cheese, onion & chive, mayonnaise baguette

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Fruit salad

Chipped potatoes, baked beans, peas

Handmade cheese, potato & onion puff (milk celery sulphites gluten)

Battered catch of the day (wheat fish) or steamed catch of the day (fish)

Battered catch of the day (wheat fish) or steamed catch of the day (fish)


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Minced lamb biryani (celery sulphites mustard)

Sweet potato, chick-pea & spinach casserole (celery sulphites)

Mini naan bread

Non Halal

Meat Free

To go with…

Banana custard (milk)

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Cheese, salad & mayonnaise wrap (gluten egg mustard)

Scrummy Pudding…

Baked potato & salad bar

KS4 Offer

(gluten) green beans

Minced lamb biryani (celery sulphites mustard)

Halal

Secondary Week: 3

Cheddar, & spring onion bagel (milk gluten)

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Caramel cream (milk)

Seasoned rice steamed broccoli

(celery milk egg sulphites)

Roasted pepper, olive, cheddar & roquette frittata

Cod & spring onion cake with bean shoots & coriander, sweet chilli sauce (fish sulphites)

Cod & spring onion cake with bean shoots & coriander, sweet chilli sauce (fish sulphites)

Tuna & cucumber baguette (egg fish gluten)

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Apple & cinnamon puff (milk gluten)

Garlic bread (gluten) sauté courgettes

(celery sulphites)

Pea & courgette risotto

Chicken & mushroom lasagne (gluten milk sulphites celery)

Chicken & mushroom lasagne (gluten milk sulphites celery)

(gluten milk)

Roasted vegetable & roquette baguette

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Chocolate cake with chocolate sauce (gluten soya egg milk)

Baked paprika wedges, seasoned sweetcorn

Roasted butternut squash with vegetable quinoa cheese glaze (celery milk sulphites)

(sulphites wheat)

Lamb burger with nonseeded bun

(sulphites wheat)

Lamb burger with nonseeded bun

(gluten milk celery sulphites)

Cheese & tomato pizza

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Fruit salad

Chipped potatoes, baked beans, peas

Vegetable sausage toad in the hole with caramelised onions (gluten egg celery milk sulphites)

Battered catch of the day (wheat fish) or steamed catch of the day (fish)

Battered catch of the day (wheat fish) or steamed catch of the day (fish)


Calling: Parents, carers and community members. Would you like to volunteer to lead an after school enrichment at Isaac Newton Academy?

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En Lit 1 (1h 45) 180 students Animal Farm

AM Year

P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40

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P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50

P6 2:55 start Released 4:00

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PM Year Ma 1 (1.5h) 180 students 4 extra time

Eng Lit 2 (2h15) 180 students Poetry and Christmas Carol

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French Listening (foundation) (30m) 4 students Sound desk/CD

Spanish Listening (higher) (40m) 57 students Sound desk/CD

French Listening (higher) (40m) 60 students Sound desk/CD

P4 12:50 start (varied finish time)

11

Science P1 (1h) 180 students 3 extra time 5 other access arrangements

Hi 1 (1h45) 69 students 4 extra time

11

Wed 7th Dec

Science C1 (1h) 180 students 3 extra time 5 other access arrangements

Gg 1 (1h45) 128 students 4 extra time

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Tue 6th Dec

P3 Science B1 11:05 for 11:10 start (1h) Finish 12:10 180 students 3 extra time 5 other access arrangements

P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50

Mon 5th Dec

Times unless stated

French Reading (higher) (50m) 60 Students

Spanish Listening (foundation) (30m) 8 students Sound desk/CD Ma 2 (1.5h) 180 students 4 extra time

Drama Splendid theatre

Normal lessons

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Science C2 (1h) 180 students 3 extra time 5 other access arrangements

Science B2 (1h) 180 students 3 extra time 5 other access arrangements

11

Tech (2h) 68 students 2 extra time

11

Fri 9th Dec

RE 1 (2h) 42 students

11

Thu 8th dec

Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable December 2016

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PE (1.5h) 62 students 5 extra time

PM Year

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P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50

P6 2:55 start Released 4:00

11 Gg 2 (1h30) 128 students 4 extra time

11 Eng Lang 1 (1h45) 180 students 19th Century Fiction

Drama (1.5h) 46 students One (unmarked) copy of text per student provided by Drama 3 extra time

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Normal lesson

Spanish Reading (foundation) (35m) 8 students

French Reading (foundation) (35m) 4 students

Spanish Reading (higher) (50m) 57 students

P4 12:50 start (varied finish time)

Science P3 (1h) 97 students 1 other access arrangements

Science C3 (1h) 97 students 1 other access arrangements

Science B3 (1h) 97 students 1 other access arrangements

Science P2 (1h) 180 students 3 extra time 5 other access arrangements

P3 11:05 for 11:10 start Finish 12:10

P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50

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Thu 15th Dec Hi 2 (1h10) 69 students 4 extra time

En lang 2 (2h) 180 students Non-fiction

P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40

11

Wed 14th Dec RE 2 (2h) 42 students

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AM Year Ma 3 (1.5h) 180 students 4 extra time

Tue 13th Dec

Times unless stated Mon 12th Dec

Year 11 Mock Exam Timetable December 2016

Art Exams - 1st & 2nd December in class rooms with AJ and AH

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THIS WEEK IN P.E……………… AT INA YEAR 7 BOYS COME CLOSE IN THE CUP The Year 7 boys Football team could not make it 2 out of 2 in their second game against Palmer Catholic Academy. The game was a great spectacle and both teams played some very good football. Palmer Academy took the lead with a great passing move. They started to take charge of the game, but INA came back with a counter attack finished well by Subhaan Imran. The game continued to be a greatly competitive affair, with both teams having chances and possession of the ball. In the lead up to half time a number of goals went in, with the score 3 – 2 to Canon Palmer at half time. INA scored quickly in to the second half, and the game lasted a long time at 3-3. With great battling from players such as Hamoud Ahmed and Raghav Dhaliwal, INA was very much in the game. Going into the last 5 minutes it looked like the game was heading for extra-time. However, another good passing move from Canon Palmer resulted in them scoring, make it 4-3. As INA attempted to pull a goal back, Palmer hit them on the counter attack to score a 5th. It was a great effort from the boys who have a chance to get back to winning ways on Thursday against Forest Academy.

This Week’s Results: Monday 31st October Year 7 Football v Canon Palmer (H – Cup) lost 5-3 Wednesday 2nd November Year 11 Football V Loxford (Cup) – lost 7-0 Thursday 3rd November

Year 7 and 8 Netball v Seven Kings (H) result in next week’s edition

Thursday 3rd November

Year 7 Football v Forest Academy (H) result in next week’s edition

Next Week’s sporting fixtures: Monday 7th November

Year 9 and 10 Girls’ Redbridge Handball Championships (H)

Wednesday 9th November Year 9 Netball V Woodford (A) Thursday 10th November

Year 7 Netball V Chadwell (H) Year 9 Netball V Woodbridge (A) Year 7 Football V Seven Kings (H)

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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. We know that attendance has a direct link to progress, and would urge you to really consider if a day off school is necessary. Year 7 are the top year group for the week with 98.7%. 7A

99.2

8A

97.5

9A

96.1

10A

94.5

11A

99.6

7C

100

8C

96.6

9C

93.5

10E

98.3

11C

97.5

7E

97.9

8E

95.5

9E

88.5

10I

97.3

11E

93.5

7I

96.9

8I

99

9I

98.1

10N

95.2

11I

96.7

7N

98.7

8N

97.6

9N

97

10S

96.5

11N

98.1

7S

98.1

8S

100

9S

86.2

10T

99.6

11S

93.5

7W

100

8T

96.6

9T

96.4

10W

98.1

11T

92.3

8W

98.2

9W

94.7

11W

100

Ms Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal

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Thinking of studying Mathematics A-Level? Try the following problem? The Bridges of Kö nigsberg (D1)

Königsberg was a town that existed until 1946 in the old Kingdom of Prussia and Germany. The small town was made famous by the mathematician Leonhard Euler who attempted to complete Challenge 1 in 1735. Euler’s conclusion to this problem led to the discovery of a new branch of mathematics Graph Theory. This branch of Mathematics forms a key part of the Decision Mathematics course. In the town of Königsberg there existed a pair of islands connected to the mainland and to each other by seven bridges as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: The Seven Bridges of Konigsberg

Challenge 1 Can you find a route through the city so that you cross each bridge exactly once? If you start crossing a bridge you have to finish crossing it! You can record your walk as a sequence of numbers - the first number is the number of the first bridge you cross, the second the number of the second bridge you cross, etc. For instance, suppose I start on the north side of the river, cross over bridge 1 to the west island, then cross over bridge 5 to the south side of the river, then cross bridge 7 to the east island and finally cross bridge 4 back to the north side. I would record my walk as 1, 5, 7, 4. If you are having difficulty, try Challenge 2 first. Then come back to Challenge 1 and try to see why you were having trouble.

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Challenge 2 In World War II two of the bridges (2 and 6 in Figure 1) were destroyed. If you were visiting Königsberg after the bombing, could you take a walk through the city crossing the remaining bridges exactly once (assume you can start anywhere you want to)? Hint 1 Draw a graph to represent the town, assuming that each island is a point (properly called a vertex or node) and each possible pathway is a line (called an edge or arc) Your map could look something like the following (Note: this is not the correct map for the Königsberg problem)

Figure 2: Example graph with vertices and edges Hint 2 We call the number of edges incident to a vertex it’s order, degree or valency (All three words have the same meaning). For example, vertex D in Figure 2 above has degree 3 and vertex C has degree 2. What is the degree for each vertex in the Königsberg problem? What do you notice? Is this different when comparing Challenge 1 to Challenge 2? What can we infer from this?

Show your solution to Ms Gohil by Monday 21st November. Correct solutions with clear explanations will receive a prize.

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Key Dates for the Autumn Term 2016 Term Dates -Autumn Term Thursday 1st September - Friday 16th December Half Term: Monday 24th – Friday 28th October INSET Days: 1, 2, 5 September, 23 November, 9 December

Key Dates for Secondary – Autumn Term Thursday 10th November Monday 14th November

Tuesday 15th November Thursday 17th November Monday 21st November Wednesday 23rd November Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd December Monday 5th – Thursday 15th December Tuesday 6th December Wednesday 7th December Thursday 8th December Friday 9th December

Tuesday 13th December Thursday 15th December Friday 16th December

Sixth Form Open Evening 6-7pm Independent Learning Day - all secondary students studying at home Sixth Form Interviews start Literacy Parent Workshop Shakespeare Schools Festival INSET Day: no school for students Year 11 Art Mock Exam Year 11 Mock Exams Year 9 Options Evening PEA Summer School Meeting Yr 8 Christmas Lunch INSET Day: no school for Yrs7-10 Yr 11 Mock exams Splendid Theatre Production Community Party Winter Concert Awards Assemblies Term Ends at 1pm

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