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08 June 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 We hope you all had a lovely half term. We have enjoyed a busy first week back and the children have shown their excitement in starting their new topics and enrichment clubs. It is hard to believe that we are now in our last half term of the academic year and we are already busy planning and preparing for September. This half term will prove to be a busy one, so do please check the various key dates at the end of the newsletter. Topic information sheets are available online under the Home Learning tab and Parent Information. These sheets are designed to help inform you about your child’s learning for the half term as well as give you information regarding any texts they will be using and suggest some ideas on how to support your child at home. The Pupil Progress Reports will be sent out this term on Friday 13th July, these will include the SATs scores and converted levels for Year 2 pupils and the Phonics Screening Scores for Year 1. The Parent Progress Meetings will take place on Tuesday 17th July; school will finish at 12.15pm on this day as well as the last day of term on Friday 20th July. Finally, many of our families will be celebrating Eid next week. In the event that Eid falls on Friday 15th June, a leave of absence will need to be completed (and submitted to the school in advance) by any parent who would like their child to be granted time off school for religious observation for part or all of this day. All requests regarding leave of absences required for Eid must be made on a Leave of Absence form which must be fully completed and handed into the Academy by 9am on Tuesday Morning (12th June) at the latest. Forms received after this deadline may not be authorised.  Requests for leave will not be accepted over the phone, by  email or as a note.  All Eid requests need to be made in advance. Any requests made on the day of Eid will not be authorised.  Please be aware that only 1 day (Friday 15th June) will be authorised. If Eid falls on Saturday 16th June then pupils are expected to attend school as usual on Friday 15th June.

Parents Invited for an INA Lunch A day each week has been set-aside for parents to come along and enjoy a lunch with their child. There are still some spaces available so if you would like to sign up for a lunch over the course of the half term, please give the office staff a call for further details including the dates available and the lunch on offer on particular days. There are limited spaces available so places will be filled on a first come basis. 08 June 2018

We welcomed one of our parents this week who joined us to try an INA lunch!

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Calling all Male Role Models We are inviting any fathers who have some time available to join and help out with our enrichment clubs. If you are available to help out with a particular club every week or can offer a one-off hour over the course of next half term, then please let the office staff know, telling them which day and club you would be available for.

A Message from Ms Palray If you are interested in helping out in any way with the Primary Summer Fayre on Wednesday 18th July, please let Ms Palray know.

A Message from Ms Broadway - FOINA A last call for any parents who are interested in signing up to join a new FOINA group. If you are interested please leave your details with either the Primary or Secondary reception staff, the deadline for which will be Monday 11th June, after which we will organise an initial meeting before the end of term to start thinking about events for next academic year.

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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Class Ambassadors Every half term we award two children from each class the honour of being the class ambassador. Each class teacher has chosen two children from their class to represent them over the course of the half term. Their role includes helping children in the playground, welcoming visitors to their class and explaining some of their learning to them, along with helping the staff with other special jobs. A purple pin badge will be presented to the children in assembly next week which will need to be worn on their uniform every day. Well done and congratulations to the following pupils for this half term:

Curie Class – Hong Yip & Simran Islam Maxwell Class – Hamza Dakri & Aiza Faheem Newton Class – Farasat Fahmi Heron & Trinethra Kuduva-Karthi Keyan Britten Class – Aina Shah & Imaan Javed Fitzgerald Class – Maiya Summers & Ekamjot Pandher Glennie Class –Joshua George & Shahina Haleem Al-Kashi Class – Maryam Nawaz & Ryan Abraham Fibonacci Class – Mohid Asif & Raheem Ali Pythagoras Class – Aairah Abid & Aariz Chaudhry Ellington Class – Siya Kamothi & Aariz Khan Nicks Class – Aftab-Rebecca Hussain & Zakariyah Master Shankar Class – Nadia Khan & Ibrahim Ijaz

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Exciting Learning The children used the iPad to take their own pictures of each other as sensational safari explorers!

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This week, the Year 3 pupils have been investigating volume and capacity in their maths lessons. We have learned that there are 1000 millilitres in every litre. The children had the opportunity to use measuring equipment to determine the capacity of different containers. They then used their findings to create inequality equations to compare the different volumes.

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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:

• Fatima Kashif – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for asking great questions to find out more about animals). • Eisa Ali – Scholar of the Week (for independently using coins to make an amount in different ways).

Maxwell Class:

• Fatiha Majumder – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for using her creativity skills to design a shell for a snail). • Sophia Ahmed – Scholar of the Week (for reading with fluency during phonics lessons).

Newton Class:

• Zunairah Raja – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for discovery shown through paying for items using different coins). • Tyler Fraser Clarke – Scholar of the Week (for the effort he put into his writing using the past tense).

Britten Class:

• Maya Bumbuc – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for asking great questions about the Victorians). • Alisha Ali – Scholar of the Week (for completing lots of reading challenges every week).

Fitzgerald Class:

• Amina Ali – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for some very enthusiastic learning, particularly reading with expression). • Samuel Chamberlain Thomas – Scholar of the Week (for writing some thoughtful questions about our new topic using capital letters, question words and question marks).

Glennie Class:

• Noor Asghar – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for great energy and enthusiasm towards her learning). • Jashandeep Singh Mehmi – Scholar of the Week (for using mathematical reasoning to explain his answers in maths).

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Al-Kashi Class:

• Saim Rehman – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for having great enthusiasm and energy towards his learning). • Saminderpreet Kaur – Scholar of the Week (for consistently trying her best and actively participating in class discussions).

Fibonacci Class:

• Asher Shah – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being open-minded and willing to give new things a go). • Nowmi Touva – Scholar of the Week (for a really good effort in learning her sounds and reading ‘alien’ words).

Pythagoras Class:

• Ayoola Yekini – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for noticing lots of details in the book he is reading and using evidence nicely to back up his answers about the characters and the setting). • Katrina Kaur – Scholar of the Week (for trying really hard with her maths learning this week by answering questions well in class and correcting any errors in her book).

Ellington Class:

• Ishaan Mutha – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing extreme enthusiasm, energy and imagination when tackling a new ‘life saving’ skill in swimming). • Aizah Nawaz – Scholar of the Week (for becoming more confident in sharing her ideas in class and therefore inspiring others in class to do the same).

Nicks Class:

• Ayaan Riaz Hussain – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating openmindedness by trying new foods at lunch). • Osman Dean – Scholar of the Week (for accurately measuring the capacity of different containers).

Shankar Class:

• Meerab Dar – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for using your ‘Discovery’ by being very open minded about learning new things and implementing them in her work). • Hari Virdee – Scholar of the Week (for creating an excellent piece of learning during English lessons and for working hard to improve his note taking skills). 08 June 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. Tyler Fraser Clarke Tanush Handa Tariq Hamed Emile Morgan

Nicholas Fetrina Jardiel Hanfil Mohammed Jameel Ibrahim Nasiri

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. Zander Benjamin Hafsa Mahmood Dimah Al-Johani

Nafiu Quddus Mehjabin Orpah

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. Bilal Hussain Khalid Ahmed Rohith Pradeep Kumar

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils that have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch on Friday 15th June, an invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly:

Bolarinwa Omotola - Curie Khadija Jamil - Maxwell Silha Omer - Maxwell Fatima Ali - Newton Ibraheem Nawaz - Britten Samuel Chamberlain Thomas - Fitzgerald Joshua George - Glennie

Imran Hussain - Al-Kashi Mohid Asif - Fibonacci Muhammad-Hadi Raja - Fibonacci Ibrahim Rahman - Pythagoras Khadijah Bukhari - Ellington Nandini Sharma - Nicks Eesa Anwar - Shankar

Support INA with Work Experience Opportunities Dear Parents/Carers, At INA, all Year 10 students engage in work experience to prepare them for future success. If you are able to support us by offering a placement (Key Requirements: Public Liability Insurance, Health and Safety Policy) from Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July, please email with the following details: Contact name: Industry: Contact address: Contact email: Contact phone number:

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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 11th June 2018

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 about managing distractions and concentrating during their learning time. • It is essential that from Reception upwards that 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 patient 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 your child to have a go and to try a little harder. If then they are still completely stuck with a task, then 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 through not giving up, being determined and practising you got better.

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Composer of the Fortnight Leonard Bernstein

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

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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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












Well done and congratulations to Glennie class who are the winners this week with 99%.

Upper School Al-Kashi












Well done and congratulations to Al-Kashi who are the winners this week with 99.7%.

Overall Attendance: 97.1% 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%.

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Key Dates Summer Term Dates: 16th April 2018 - 20th July 2018

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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