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08 May 2018

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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.

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. • • • •

Please label every item of clothing One pair of plain stud earrings can be worn Nail polish is not allowed Long hair for both boys and girls must be tied back. Hair decorations must be small and plain

Important reminders •

School 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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From Tam Broadway – Primary Headteacher It was a great to see so many parents and carers attend the Year 1 phonics workshops this week. A huge thank you to Ms Ali and the Year 1 team for organising and running the sessions. The resources used can all be found within the ‘Community & Careers’ tab on the website, under ‘Resources for Parents’. It was also lovely meeting many of our new siblings and families who will be starting with us in September. We look forward to seeing you all again soon during the coming home visits. The PowerPoint can also be found in the ‘Resources for Parents’.

A Message from the Reception Team As part of your child’s learning and demonstrating a ‘good level of development’ for their age, they must be able to dress and undress themselves. This will also help them as they move up to Year 1 in September. Every Friday, the children are expected to come to school in their normal school uniform and will need to bring their PE kit with them to change in to for their afternoon lesson. They will remain in their PE kit for the rest of the day, bringing their school uniform home in their bag. Can you please ensure that every item of clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s name. There is a lost property box in the main reception area for any items found around the school, or for you to drop off any items that your child may have taken home by mistake. In preparation for this transition we suggest that you start getting your child to practise getting dressed and undressed more independently, giving lots of practice to undoing buttons etc.

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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Exciting Learning Year 1 enjoyed their visit to Ilford Library this week. The library staff talked about how to borrow books and how it is organized, as well as reading a story to the children and talking about using different voices for characters when reading aloud.

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This half term both Nicks and Shankar classes have been working with a Badminton England coach, Robert Clark, to develop their skills and understanding of the game!

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Exciting Learning The Reception pupils went on an expedition to the Secondary school this week. As part of their adventure they talked about road safety as they crossed the road between the two buildings. They also discussed the similarities and differences between the two parts of the school. They looked out for different shapes and colours of objects around them and saw the pond and discussed what could be living in there. Ms Mark suggested that ‘Bog Baby’, a book character, may well live there. Before getting onto the climbing wall and other equipment, the children talked about how to play safely and take turns as well as how to dismount.

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Dear Parent/Carer, There has recently been a case of head lice identified at the school and we wanted to make sure you were kept informed. While lice are nothing more than a nuisance, it is important that children are checked on a weekly basis so that any head lice can be dealt with quickly and before they are allowed to spread too far. As there has been an outbreak, we suggest that you check your child’s head as soon as possible. Follow the simple CHECK, TREAT, COMPLETE routine below to ensure you are doing your bit to keep head lice outbreaks to a minimum.

CHECK • • • •

Your child’s hair once a week. Use a proper white detection comb – with teeth no more than 0.3mm apart to trap head lice so they can be easily identified. If you find live lice, consult a pharmacist for treatment advice. If head lice are not spotted, take a close look at all the family, including yourself and ask close family and friends to check as well.

TREAT • • •

Only treat if live lice are identified. Use a clinically proven treatment, ideally with a physical mode of action, instead of chemical, to which lice are very unlikely to build a resistance. Leave the treatment on for the recommended amount of time for maximum effect – leaving it on for longer will not make it more effective.


If the pack instructions specify that a second application is required repeat the treatment for a second time seven days after the first treatment to kill any lice that may hatch from eggs during that time. Check that all head lice have gone within two to three days of the final application of head lice treatment to complete the process. Continue to check for head lice on a regular, weekly basis

For further information on head lice see your pharmacist or visit Thank you for your co‐operation.

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paddingto n 2 4pm-5.30pm Tickets ÂŁ3.50 Only 150 tickets First come, first served Available from the School Office

Thursday 24th May 2018 Serving drinks, popcorn and hotdogs (Veggie Hotdogs for the Veggies)

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Composer of the Fortnight Giuseppe Verdi For the next fortnight we will be listening to and learning about Giuseppe Verdi as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Verdi in preparation for the coming weeks. You can find out some facts and hear some of his music on the following links. verdi-facts/

Breakfast & 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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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:

• Abeera Qazi – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for practising her writing in full sentences in class, at home and at choosing time). • Bolarinwa Omotola – Scholar of the Week (for using ‘because’ in his writing to explain his reasons why).

Maxwell Class:

• Hessan Raja Bibi – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for working hard to write a letter to Goldilocks indpendently). • Jiya Gill – Scholar of the Week (for completing a 2D shape pattern).

Newton Class:

• Emaan Haroon – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing self discipline and listening and following instructions on how to safely cross the road). • Khalid Ahmed –Scholar of the Week (for independently writing his own sentence about his trip to the Secondary school).

Britten Class:

• Imaan Javed – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for focussing and working independently during all lessons this week). • Tanush Handa – Scholar of the Week (for completing an exciting range of maths challenges independently).

Fitzgerald Class:

• Keyaan Alam – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always working hard and demonstrating self discipline). • Alexis Burvill – Scholar of the Week (for doing a great job with some challenging maths when using number bonds to subract).

Glennie Class:

• Kayden Reid – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for working very hard to improve his writing). • Anushka Navarajan– Scholar of the Week (for great concentration in all her learning).

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Al-Kashi Class:

• Abdullah Shahzad – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for practising his multiplication tables to help him with recalling multiplication and division facts quickly). • Meliah Henry – Scholar of the Week (for working hard at improving her spellings and handwriting).

Fibonacci Class:

• Maya Kimborowicz – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being an independent learner using resources to aid her learning). • Asher Shah – Scholar of the Week (for excellent learning in numeracy this week and showing great reasoning skills).

Pythagoras Class:

• Ayoola Yekini – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing significant grit with his handwriting and trying hard to improve his letter formation). • Akbar Hussain – Scholar of the Week (for being very creative when writing his re-invention of ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark and implementing word in contracted form).

Ellington Class:

• Mariam Faheem – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for her increasing confidence in her learning therefore enabling her to work more independently). • Jeevat Palray – Scholar of the Week (for demonstrating grit and determination every day within the classroom and being a shining example to the rest of the class).

Nicks Class:

• Anum Imran – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for adopting an independent and resilient approach to learning). • Charan Chaggar – Scholar of the Week (for using her inference skills to determine a character’s feelings and motives).

Shankar Class:

• Zahra Abbas – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing improvement in your independence and organisation with her home learning). • Keerat Teja – Scholar of the Week (for trying incredibly hard to articulate his ideas during English lessons). 08 May 2018

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Merits The following pupils have received 75 merits since September for making good choices and moving up to gold on the class ‘good choice chart’ – this is fantastic achievement. A special ‘gold’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly. Xavier Ambia Vianna Mahendra

Ayala Saleem Aydin Landi

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. Zunairah Raja Humza Anwar Eric Vasile

Inaaya Ijaz Imani Salim Joshua George

Manahil Shaukat Isa Ijaz Tasnia Anis

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. Beeta Bayrami Anita Uddin Zenia Zaidi

Mariam Sheikh Leja Kolyciute Ekamjot Pandher

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Faheem Ahmedabadi Nyla Moses-Philips Swara Kinhikar

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils that have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch on Friday 11th May, an invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly:

Mehjabin Orpah - Curie Yuvraj Chaggar - Maxwell Dimah Al-Johani - Newton Jawad Imran - Britten Maisha Hossain - Britten Saif Shaikh - Fitzgerald Kayden Reid - Glennie

Inaaya Muhammad - Al-Kashi Priyajanani Pradeep Kumar - Fibonacci Aahil Mubarak - Pythagoras Siya Kamothi - Ellington Janeefa Khezar - Ellington Yanis Benjamin - Nicks Keerat Teja - Shankar

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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 well-rounded 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 7th May 2018

Bravery Bravery comprises five dispositions: Leadership Optimism

Risk-taking Courage


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We encourage the children to try new things and experiment every day whether it is a food that they have not tried before or 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 have 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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Key Dates Summer Term Dates: 16th April 2018 - 20th July 2018 Monday 7th May

Bank Holiday – No School

Thursday 10th May

Coffee Morning 9am

Monday 14th May

Home and Family Week (No enrichment clubs)

Friday 19th May

Fibonacci Class Assembly – Year 2 - 9.00 – 9.20am

Friday 19th May

Curie Class Assembly – Year R – 10.25 – 10.45am

Thursday 24th May

Movie Evening – 4.00-5.30pm (Further Information to follow)

Friday 25th May

Half Term Monday 28th – Friday 1st June


Monday 4th June

Pupils return to school

Thursday 21st June

Year 2 visit to Southend

Friday 22nd June

Staff Inset Day – no school for students

Wednesday 27th June

Reception Visit to Barleylands

Friday 29th June

Pythagoras Class Assembly – Year 2 - 9.00 – 9.20am

Friday 29th June

Maxwell Class Assembly – Year R – 10.25 – 10.45am

Monday 2nd July

Wonderful Handwriting Week

Tuesday 3rd July

Coffee Morning 9.00am

Tuesday 3rd & Thursday 9th July

Year 1 visit to the Ragged School Museum

Thursday 5th July

Primary Sports Day

Friday 6th July

Staff Inset Day - no school for students

Friday 13th July

Pupil Progress Reports Sent Home

Tuesday 17th July

Parent Progress Meetings – School Finishes at 12.15pm

Wednesday 18th July

Summer Fayre 4.00pm

Friday 20th July

End of Term Awards Assemblies - Term Ends at 12.15pm

Tuesday 24th July

Primary Uniform Sales

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