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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 It has been a busy week with lots of lovely, interactive learning and ‘Discovery’ work going on. Our Black History Month celebrations are well underway and the pupils have voted for their new School Council members. The children are eagerly learning songs for the Harvest Festival Assembly. Ms West has now put up Harvest Festival posters around the school and on the gates to advise us of the best food donations over the coming week.

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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A Message from Ms Hutson Year 2 and 3 PE Jewellery: On the day that your child has PE, please make sure that they do not have any jewellery on. This can be very dangerous, particularly when using equipment, and may result in injury to your child. If you wish for your child to wear earrings, please teach them how to take them out, so that they are not putting themselves at risk during lessons PE Kit: Please also ensure that you send your child in with correct PE kit on the relevant days, even if they are unwell. This includes the INA T-shirt, trousers, socks and trainers (INA purple jumper optional). If children are in school trousers, skirts, tights and school shoes, it is very difficult for them to use their full range of movement and the risk of them falling, slipping and injuring themselves is increased. Injuries: If your child has an injury which will stop them taking part in PE, please write a note stating what the injury is.

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 interests of safeguarding your children. Thank you for your cooperation.

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School Council After tough competition and lots of applications of interest, pupils from Year 2 and Year 3 were invited to prepare a 30 second speech to present in an assembly on Wednesday. They were asked to introduce themselves to the rest of the school, discuss their ideas for making the school even better and explain why they would make a great School Council member. Every pupil delivered a speech to be extremely proud of, but had they done enough to convince everyone else that they were the right people for the job? During the course of the day classes had the opportunity to cast their vote by ticking the picture and name of the person they wanted to choose and placing their vote in the ballot box. After counting up all the votes in the box, we are proud to present our newly elected School Council members to you all, congratulations to the following:

Tara Rani Kaur – Year 3 Gurkirpa Hunjan – Year 3 Ibrahim Ijaz – Year 3 Daniyal Sheikh – Year 3 Tulsi Jogia – Year 3 Mariam Chowdhury – Year 3

Zara Choudhry – Year 2 Meliah Henry – Year 2 Zahir Khan – Year 2 Vishak Muthakumar – Year 2

I am looking forward to my first meeting and I know we are all looking forward to hearing about all the exciting and creative ideas that our School Council will have over the course of the next academic year.

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Phonics Workshop for Parents Year 1 and Reception Parents Wednesday 11th October Ms Uddin and Ms Ali will be leading a phonics workshop on Wednesday 11th October at 9am and again at 6pm, to share information regarding the Read Write Inc. programme that we follow. We ask that all parents join us in the main dining hall for an introduction to the session and then two workshops will be run, one for Reception parents and one for Year 1 parents. Please contact the Primary reception office if you will be attending so that we have a good idea on the number of parents to prepare the sessions for. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

Friends Of Isaac Newton Academy On Wednesday 4th October, we had our first Friends of INA (FOINA) meeting of the year in the dining hall. FOINA members extend a warm welcome to all families new to INA and invite parents/carers to attend future meetings. The next dates are 1st November, 6th December and 10th January. Meetings are from 6.30- 7.30pm. FOINA are organising a Christmas Table Top Sale to take place on Saturday 9th December. In you are interested in assisting with the event, please come to our next meeting and/or contact Melissa Chergui, Chair, on melissachergui@ sky.com. Anyone interested in hiring a table for ÂŁ12 should also email Melissa.

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Multicultural Food Fayre & Dress Up Day Friday 20th October

To celebrate the amazing diversity of our school community, we will be holding a Multicultural Food Fayre and Dress Up day on the last day of the half term. To raise funds for the school we are inviting the staff and children to pay ÂŁ1 to wear traditional or cultural dress for the day. The children need to wear clothes that are practical, as they will still need to continue with their day-to-day routines and play. We are also inviting parents/carers to make some cultural food dishes that can they can sell after school in the dining hall to help raise money for the school. It will be great way to share some of your favourite dishes with the rest of the school community. If you make a dish we would ask that you stay to help sell your dish so that you can explain the contents and ingredients to any potential buyers. The Food Fayre will start at 4.00-5.00pm although we would ask parents to be available from 3.30 to help set up etc. There will be more details to follow via letter early next week.

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Year 1 Art Learning Over the past few weeks in Art, Year 1 pupils have been exploring different textures and materials. This week they created their own wonderful woodland animal masks by using a variety of interesting materials: including sand, cotton wool, shredded wheat, spaghetti and feathers!

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Black History Month Learning Ro Morrison visited Shankar class this week to help the children produce a song which the class will perform in front of the rest of the school on the last day of the half term. It was great to see the class singing and dancing along to the song with so much enthusiasm!

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Year 3 Topic Learning Year 3 making their own dinosaur fossils!

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Year 2 English Learning Year 2 pupils having fun making George’s Marvellous Medicine using different ingredients. Those ingredients are sure to have an effect on Grandma!

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Black History Enrichment This week the pupils learned about Martin Luther King and how he had a dream that all people were equal. The children talked about hopes and dreams that they had.  They also talked about what makes them unique and special. Thank you to Kamiah’s mum and auntie for leading the session this week.

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Buddy Club Enrichment In Buddy club the children made The Very Hungry Caterpillar in sandwich form! The older children helped the Reception children to make the caterpillar, and lots of fun was had. It was really lovely to see the Reception children coming out of their shells with the support of their buddies.

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Black Heroes of the Week Next week as part of our BRIDGES assemblies the children will be discussing the habit of Grit. We will be talking about some amazing female sports heroes and emphasising the need for practice, determination and managing distractions as key components of their success. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about each of our Black Heroes in preparation for the coming week.

Simone Biles (American Gymnast)

Hope Powell OBE & CBE (Former International Footballer and England Women’s Football Coach

Jessica Ennis- Hill DBE (British Athlete)

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Thank you so much to all of you who took part. The designs were wonderful and so creative. It was very hard to come up with a winner from each year group so we picked three!

Winners in Year 1

Amanah Ali in 1 Britten, Vianna Mahendra in 1Britten Jaskaran Singh in 1 Maxwell

Winners in Year 2

Dua Maisam in 2 Pythagoras Vishak Mathukumar in 2 Al-Kashi Muhammad-Hadi Raja in 2 Fibonacci

Winners in Year 3

Tara Rani in 3Shankar Arissa Isha-Butt in 3Ellington Daniyal Shiekh in 3Shankar

Your postcards are now being made into professional ones to give out in the Secondary building where you will be famous.

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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: • Aleeza Arshad – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being creative in her play and inventing her own ‘Bear Hunt’). • Muahid Ahmad – Scholar of the Week (for putting effort into his writing and asking for help when he needs it). Maxwell Class: • Sophia Ahmed– Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being creative and creating a bear). • Elis Richardson – Scholar of the Week (for trying to write his sounds during phonics). Newton Class: • Trinethra Keyan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for discovery shown by the enthusiasm she shows in all her learning). • Halima Chand – Scholar of the Week (for the effort she puts into forming her letters correctly). Britten Class: • Maira Nasir – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great enthusiasm when retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood). • Maria Tanase – Scholar of the Week (for designing and creating a fabulous owl mask during our art lessons this term). Fitzgerald Class: • Anna Jilani – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for great noticing when observing changes in her bean plan during science). • Parmveer Singh – Scholar of the Week (for his much improved focus in maths and for some excellent addition equation writing).

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Glennie Class: • Muhaimin Islam – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for great enthusiasm shown when acting out Little Red Riding Hood). • Shahina Haleem – Scholar of the Week (for showing greater independence in her writing). Al-Kashi Class: • Adam Ismail – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for noticing mathematical patterns when adding tens to a two digit number). • Maryam Nawaz – Scholar of the Week (for working consistently hard at developing her knowledge and understanding, and for asking relevant questions in order to make connections in her learning). Fibonacci Class: • Nowmi Touva – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for settling in to her new school and class really well and being open to changes). • Tanisha Shavan – Scholar of the Week (for super work partitioning tens and ones). Pythagoras Class: • Ibrahim Nasiri – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for discovering lots of number patterns in maths this week, spotting and explaining them well). • Ibrahim Rahman – Scholar of the Week (for trying a lot harder with his maths learning this week and successfully adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers). Ellington Class: • Jasmine Gadhia – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for creative reasoning in maths). • Arissa Isha-Butt – Scholar of the Week (for consistently writing up great book reviews for her home learning). Nicks Class: • Charan Chaggar – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating creativity when creating dinosaur poetry). • Rhea Thirumal – Scholar of the Week (for using a range of effective strategies to calculate change in mathematics lessons). Shankar Class: • Swara Kinhikar – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being incredibly creative and producing a wonderful poem). • Kuljit Aytan – Scholar of the Week (for being incredibly attentive in all of his lessons and for constantly trying his best). 06 October 2017

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch for next Friday 13th October. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Yousuf Javed - Curie Jiya Gill - Maxwell Ranvijay Arora - Newton Keira Palmer - Britten Ryan Charles - Britten Saara Anna Jilani - Fitzgerald Rasim Balaj - Glennie Aryan Singh - Al-Kashi Maya Kimborowicz - Fibonacci Nabeeha Ozzul - Pythagoras Yusuf Mahmud - Pythagoras Gurkirpa Hunjan - Ellington Ceylan Warner - Nicks Amber Carless - Shankar

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Harvest Celebration For our harvest celebration we are asking for the following donations: Tinned fruit Tinned Fish Tinned vegetables Tinned meat Pasta

Rice Squash Long Life Milk Sugar Coffee

Tea Washing up liquid Shower Gel Shaving Foam Washing Powder

Items will be donated to the Redbridge Welcome Centre which supports the local homeless community. The newly elected School Council will be visiting the centre with Ms West and presenting information about the work the centre does in an assembly to the rest of the school.  We would like the items to come into school on Tuesday 10th October and Wednesday 11th October in preparation for our assembly on Thursday 12th October.   Thank you in advance for your donations!

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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 9th October 2017

GRIT

Grit comprises six dispositions: Perseverance Managing Distractions

Resilience Patience

Concentration Determination

At School • At part of our 6 pillars we continuously stress the importance to the children of managing distractions and concentrating during their learning time. • It is essential that from Reception upwards the children become better at managing distractions and demonstrate that they can work on a task for a sustained period of time. • We always encourage a ‘can do’ resilient attitude and talk to the children about the importance of not giving up on a task too easily, even when it presents as a challenge, learning that ‘practice makes perfect’. • We discuss that having patience and trying something again, even though we may find it difficult, will lead to success. We also explain that patience can also mean not having what we want instantly and that sometimes we have to wait our turn.

At Home Encourage your child to try and complete things more independently – when they say they can’t do something, tell them to have a go and to try a little harder. If then they are still completely stuck with a task, offer a small amount of help to get them started. Offer encouragement and praise your child’s effort. Talk to your child about how you learned to do things and how hard some things were for you too but how, through not giving up, being determined and practising you got better.

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Black Composer of the Fortnight Stevie Wonder

In recognition and to celebrate Black History Month we will be listening to the music of a different black composer each week. A huge thank you goes to our Black History Month working party of parents who suggested some great composers for us. Next week we will be listening to and learning about Stevie Wonder. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Wonder in preparation for the coming week. http://www.steviewonder.org.uk/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevie_Wonder_discography

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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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

98.3%

Britten

96.3%

Maxwell

95.7%

Fitzgerald

97%

Newton

92%

Glennie

94.7%

Well done and congratulations to Curie class this week, the winners for the second week in a row with 98.3%.

Upper School Al-Kashi

99.3%

Ellington

97%

Fibonacci

93.5%

Nicks

100%

Pythagoras

93.3%

Shankar

99%

Well done and congratulations to Nicks class who are the winners for the second week in a row with another 100%, you have earned yourselves some extra play next week!

Overall Attendance: 96.4% 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%. 06 October 2017

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Key Dates Autumn 2017 Term Dates: Wednesday 6th September - Wednesday 20th December 2017 Wednesday 11th October Thursday 19th October Friday 20th October Friday 20th October

RWI Parent Workshop 9.00am & 6.00pm (Reception and Year 1 Parents) Diwali Multicultural Food Fayre & Traditional Costume Break up 3.45pm for half term

Monday 23th – Friday 27th October - HALF TERM Wednesday 1st November

BRIDGES workshop for Parents – 6.00pm

Monday 6th November

Maths Week

Tuesday 7th November

Year 1 Class Trip to the Museum of London

Wednesday 8th November

Reception Information Evening 6.00pm

Thursday 9th November

Maths Mastery Parent Workshop 9.00am & 6.00pm

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 - 9.00 – 9.20am

Friday 1st December

Fitzgerald Class Assembly – Year 1 – 10.25 – 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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