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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 Reminders The Primary uniform can be purchased through the Khalsa Schoolwear website or can be bought at Khalsa Schoolwear shop in Bethnal Green. All Year 1 and 2 pupils are expected to be wearing a blazer; this is still an optional item for the Reception children. Please speak to the staff in the primary reception if you have any queries. • 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 or boots! 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 2

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From Tam Broadway – Primary Headteacher World Book Day We had a lot of fun dressing up as our favourite characters today and celebrating the amazing books and stories that we know and love. The pupils and staff looked absolutely amazing; thank you parents/carers for supporting the children with their fantastic character costumes and for your £1 donations. It was also great to see so many parents giving up some of their time this week to come in and read to a class. The feedback both from the classes and the parents was very positive; I know the children really appreciated your visits and the books you read. We managed to raise £238 in the Primary phase which is wonderful and will go towards buying books for the classrooms – thank you! Photographs from the day can be seen on the next page.

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 that has not been authorised by the parents/ carers. This is in the interest of safeguarding your children. Thank you for your cooperation.

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World Book Day Thursday 2nd March 2017

Every child has been given a World Book Day voucher to the value ÂŁ1. The voucher can be used against the cost of a more expensive book at most leading book stores or be directly exchanged for a pre- selected number of books chosen for World Book Day, also available at leading book stores. For further information regarding the use of the vouchers and the books on offer, please visit the following website. www.worldbookday.com/books

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World Book Day Thursday 2nd March 2017

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World Book Day Thursday 2nd March 2017

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Home & Family Week

Week Beginning Monday 20th March To promote staff and pupil well-being across the whole Academy, there will be a ‘Home & Family’ week. There will be no enrichment clubs running during the course of the week, however Breakfast and After School Clubs will continue to be available. We ask that you make any payments online using your WisePay account in advance to book your child’s place.

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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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Red Nose Day

Friday 24th March 2017 On Friday 24th March we will be supporting and raising money for Red Nose Day by asking the children to wear Red and to contribute £1 towards the charity. To make the day exciting we would like you to tell your child some jokes at home which they can share with their teachers and friends at school. There will be a joke drop in box in the library for children to write down jokes and post. We will then pick a joke from the box and Ms Broadway will read some in assembly.

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Praise and Recognition Every week each teacher chooses two children from their class to receive a certificate in assembly, one 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: Maria Tanase – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for trying her best to not give up.) Ibrahim Ahmad – Scholar of the Week (for great work in phonics.)

Maxwell Class: Anushka Navarajan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for sitting in class showing that she is ready for learning.) Gurnoor Singh Kalkat – Scholar of the Week (for concentrating when writing his sounds and numbers.)

Newton Class: Devyani Soni – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always being ready to learn and listen – well done.) Anmeek Sood – Scholar of the Week (for super effort with her handwriting this week.)

Britten Class: Ahmer Muhammad – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing more independence when writing during English lessons.) Gulle Jannat Zahir – Scholar of the Week (for trying hard to articulate her understanding in all subjects throughout the week.)

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Fitzgerald Class: Kamiah Reid – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for consistently showing great focus and hard work in class.) Sohana Hoque – Scholar of the Week (for sharing some very creative ideas with the class towards the rocket adventure story.)

Glennie Class: Jeevan Hunjan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great motivation and working hard this week.) Emile Morgan – Scholar of the Week (for writing her own five part story using openers, conjunctions and great adjectives.)

Al-Kashi Class: Ibrahim Ijaz – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great self-control this week and getting better at managing distractions.) Saif Hossain – Scholar of the Week (for working hard at adding and subtracting two digit numbers through applying different strategies.)

Fibonacci Class: Ria Jethwa – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing excellent Self Discipline in class throughout the week.) Mariam Faheem – Scholar of the Week (for always trying incredibly hard and for having a wonderful ‘Growth Mindset’.)

Pythagoras Class: Ayaan Hussain Riaz – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for full concentration in all classes this week and completing his fossils research very well.) Nandini Sharma– Scholar of the Week (for trying very hard to improve her writing this week and for working hard in both her history and English lessons.)

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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. Ahmer Muhammad Lazzaton Lazza Abdul Wahab Eesa Anwar Ibrahim Ijaz Haidar Shaikh J’Shawn Holland Yanis Benjamin Alishba Zahoor Saif Shaikh Keyaan Alam Adem Malik Rajan Mann Ayala Saleem Aina Shah Alisha Ali

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The following pupils have received 50 merits since September for making good choices and moving up to gold on the class ‘good choice chart’ – this is fantastic achievement. A special ‘silver’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly. Inshirah Nabeel Prajin Raja Mariam Chowdhury Tulsi Jogia Adam Chowdhury

Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunc on Friday 10th March. an invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Hari Virdee - Al- Kashi Raina Islam - Fibonacci Charan Chaggar - Pythagoras Holly Carless - Curie Manahil Shaukat - Maxwell Ijaz Nazir - Newton Muhammad Hadi Raja - Fitzgerald

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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 are working on, which rotate on a weekly cycle throughout the year. The BRIDGES habit of the week is always be introduced at the beginning of the week during the Monday assembly and reinforced throughout the week across the curriculum. Each class teacher awards 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 6th March 2017

Bravery Bravery comprises five dispositions: Leadership Optimism

Risk-taking Courage

Experimentation

At School

• We encourage the children to try new things and experiment every day whether it is with a food that they have not tried before or with new activities that they may not normally choose during the afternoon sessions. For Year 1 and 2 we would encourage the children to try different reading books or authors/topics they might not normally consider reading or to experiment with the paint during art – trying to create different effects etc. • We always encourage the children to have courage when they fall over and hurt themselves and to remain as calm as possible while we help them. • We aim for all pupils to demonstrate their leadership skills by helping others, being smart in their appearance, being kind, having good manners and generally demonstrating all their BRIDGES characteristics. • We encourage some of the quieter pupils to have the courage to share their ideas in class and to work with optimism and develop a real ‘can do’ attitude.

At Home

Encourage your child to try as many different things as possible – whether it is food, different enrichment clubs, books etc. Support your child to develop their own mind and not just follow what everyone else is doing. It is important that the pupils are able to try things without worrying about getting it wrong or worrying about what other people think. Celebrate the fact that by making mistakes we are always learning. Give examples of times when you have had to be brave and try something for the first time, or when something did not go so well the first time but you learned from the mistakes you made and got better. Help remind your child at home about being smart in their appearance and role-modelling good behaviour through their leadership skills. Allow your child to help with jobs and roles at home, taking on the responsibility for cleaning their room, keeping their books or toys organised etc.

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Composer of the Fortnight Leo Brouwer

For the next week we will be listening to and learning about Leo Brouwer as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Brouwer in preparation for the coming weeks. You can find out some facts and hear some of his music on the following link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Brouwer

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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. Curie Maxwell Newton

97.7% 94% 93.3%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

98.3% 99.3% 100%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

98.7% 93.7% 99%

Overall Attendance: 97.1% Well done and huge congratulations to Glennie class who are the winners this week with 100% attendance! Close runners up were Fitzgerald with 99.3% and Pythagoras with 99%. 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%. 03 March 2017

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Key Dates for Spring Term 2017 Wednesday 8th March

International Women’s Day

Friday 10th March

Britten Class Assembly (Britten Parents Invited) 3:00pm

Friday 17th March

INSET Day: no school for students

Monday 20th March

Handwriting Week

Monday 20th – Friday 24th March – Home & Family Week (No enrichment clubs) Tuesday 21st March

Coffee Morning 9.00am

Thursday 24th March

Red Nose Day

Thursday 30th March

Easter Bonnet Parade 4.00pm

Friday 31st March

Easter Egg Hunt

Friday 31st March

End of Term Awards Assemblies - Term Ends at 12.15pm

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