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09 June 2017

Primary Newsletter

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 Deliveries to School 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. • 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


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09 June 2017

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. A parent information sheet has been put into your child’s book bag to help you with ideas on how to support your child this half term, along with information about the topic and what will be covered. The Pupil Progress Reports will be sent out this term on Friday 14th 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 18th July. School will finish at 12.15pm on this day as well as on the last day of term on Friday 21st July.

Messages from Ms Chaggar • Parents are reminded to call the school to inform us of your child’s absence by 8:15am for everyday of your child will be away. Please leave a clear message on the absence line with your child’s full name, class and symptoms. • Pupils are not to be collected early from school unless this has been agreed and discussed beforehand with the Headteacher. • Appointments are to be booked outside of school hours where possible. • The office staff are more than willing to show you how to access the system to book enrichment clubs if you need support and will happily supply log-in details if they have been misplaced.

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Dear Parents, I hope that you all enjoyed a good break over half term. Sadly the terrible events in Central London on the night of Saturday 3rd June overshadowed the holiday. We are very aware at the current time that our students may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, confusion and anger. They will have questions and concerns and it is our job to provide a safe space for those who wish to do so to raise queries and to discuss their feelings. Our number one priority is to ensure that our students feel safe and supported and our procedures in school are designed to enable this. Staff will be especially vigilant for any signs of distress or tension in the coming weeks. We have a number of school trips due to go out in the last weeks of term. Several of these are GCSE related or have been designed to recognise students for notable achievements. We are keen that these opportunities are not denied to our students. However we have redone risk assessments in the light of the recent terror attacks and increased staffing levels for trips going into Central London. We would also understand if any parent wished to remove their child from a particular out of school learning experience (although we cannot guarantee a refund of monies paid in advance). Please contact Ms Broadway if you would like to discuss such a request. Many of our families will be celebrating Eid on 25th June. In the event that Eid falls on Monday 26th June, a leave of absence request will need to be made (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. And finally, the arrangements for the start of the new term in September are as follows: Monday 4th September 2017 • Staff INSET: no students Tuesday 5th September • Staff INSET: no students Wednesday 6th September • Reception in for Meet the Teacher (1 hour per class) • Year 7 in from 1.30pm


Thursday 7th September • Reception in from 11.00 – 13.00pm • Years 1, 2 & 3 in from 1.30 -3.30pm • Years 7 & 12 in from 8.25am • Years 8-11 in from 1.30pm Friday 8th September • All students in for the full day

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09 June 2017

Community Travel Event 13th June 2017

Please find below an invitation to our whole school “Travel and Tea” Community Event which will be held in the secondary dining hall.  We have been working really hard to raise awareness and seek solutions for reducing the number of cars that are driven into the Car Park, thus reducing pollution.  This is a great opportunity for parents to see some of the work the secondary Travel Ambassadors have been doing and support them in their initiatives. We look forward to seeing you. INA Youth Travel Ambassadors

Community Event

Tuesday 13th June

5:30-6:30 pm

Secondary Dining Hall You are invited to our Travel Community Event This is an opportunity to meet INA’s Youth Travel Ambassadors, learn about some of the initiatives to encourage greener travel and how members of the community can help Traditional cream tea will be available afterwards

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Summer Fayre We are now beginning to plan and prepare for the Summer Fayre on Wednesday 19th July. We would like to ask you to bring in any second hand toy donations. Any donations must be in good working order, in their complete condition and clean so that they can be sold or raffled off on the day. We have also been asked by a number of parents about what to do with items of uniform that the children have outgrown but which are still in excellent condition. We would therefore ask that over the next few weeks you bring in any items of used uniform that could be sold on a stall at the Summer Fayre. This helps to ensure that the clothes go to a good home and are of use to another family at a fraction of the cost of buying brand new items, as well as helping the school to raise some funds. Thank you in advance for any donations of toys or uniform.


19th July 2017


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09 June 2017

Enrichment Boys and their fathers had lots of fun during their enrichment club this week. Mr Marshall-Jones had everyone participating in some rather bizarre challenges involving hula-hoops, Jaffa Cakes and crackers. I’m looking forward to seeing what he has up his sleeve for next week.

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Parents Invited for INA Lunch We welcomed some parents this week who joined us to try 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 given 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 first served basis.


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09 June 2017

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 which will need to be worn on their uniform every day. Certificates will be given to the children who have represented their class last half term and we thank them for their work in their role.

Well done and congratulations to the following pupils for this half term:

Curie Class –

Aina Shah & Rajan Mann

Maxwell Class –

Jashandeep Singh Mehmi & Anna Kiseleva

Newton Class –

Adam Chowdhury & Devyani Soni

Britten Class –

Yusuf Mahmud & Asiyah Ali

Fitzgerald Class – Zara Choudhry & Asher Shah Glennie Class –

Imran Hussain & Saminderpreet Kaur

Al-Kashi Class –

Daniyal Sheikh & Zahra Abbas

Fibonacci Class – Emaan Hassan & Janeefa Khezar Pythagoras Class – Zairah Ali & Rayaan Vakas

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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: Maisha Hossein – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for asking interesting questions). Guillermo Duran Rodrigo – Scholar of the Week (for excellent one to one correspondence when counting).

Maxwell Class: Ivan Srivastava – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being creative when playing with Lego and making a house for the old lady from a ‘Squash and a Squeeze’). Maidah Hussain Riaz – Scholar of the Week (for adding two single digit numbers in maths).

Newton Class: Maiya Summers – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for discovery through enthusiasm and the effort she put into her assessments). Saara Anna Jilani – Scholar of the Week (for the effort she put into writing a prediction for the ‘Squash and a Squeeze’ story).

Britten Class: Ibrahim Rahman – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing curiosity when asking questions about the Victorians). Azmain Islam – Scholar of the Week (for writing a wonderful recount of his holiday using the conjunction ‘because’).


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09 June 2017

Fitzgerald Class: Priyajanni Pradeep Kumar – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for approaching our new Victorians topic with great curiosity and for asking intriguing questions). Zara Choudhry – Scholar of the Week (for writing a very interesting recount of her holiday with impressively accurate capital letters, full stops and spellings of the days of the week).

Glennie Class: Inaaya Muhammad – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for noticing the features of an non-fiction text). Saim Rehman – Scholar of the Week (for great reading and phonics work).

Al-Kashi Class: Nadia Khan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for using her observational skills to notice and create a sketch of a sea creature). Ibrahim Ijaz – Scholar of the Week (for working hard at accurately solving multistep word problems in mathematics).

Fibonacci Class: Jeevat Palray – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating her discovery skills by showing an increasing amount of enthusiasm towards her maths work. Arissa Isha Butt – Scholar of the Week (for consistently being a good role model for those around her).

Pythagoras Class: Ceylan Warner – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being open minded when receiving feedback and then using the feedback to improve her writing). Ayaan Hussain Riaz – Scholar of the Week (for writing a great story about something he used to be afraid of and including question, commands and exclamatory sentences). 09 June 2017

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Merits The following pupil has 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. Jubaer Hossain Hannah Nakhuda Musa Ali Muhammad-Hadi Raja Ravi Jethwa Jaskaran Singh

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. Saara Anna Jilani Soha Zaidi Sarrinah Mohammed Shahed Hussain Riya Patel Priyajanani Pardeep Kumar Yaqoob


Ubaid ur Rehman Mueez Kamiah Reid Vishak Muthukumar Hamza Chand Jeevan Hunjan Zahir Khan Anna Kiseleva

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09 June 2017

The following pupil has 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. Prajin Raja Mahilan Sathis Kumar Imani Salim Meerab Dar

Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch next week on Friday 16th June; an invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Avni Kamoth - Newton Vianna Mahendra - Curie Sarah Master - Maxwell Harneet Kang - Britten Marqelo Rama - Glennie Muhammad Adam Natha - Al-Kashi Rhea Thirumal - Pythagoras

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The School STOMP To raise money for charity this half term, and to stay fit at the same time, we are taking on the ‘School STOMP challenge’ which supports ‘Health Poverty Action’. The charity encourages children to think about health and poverty whilst raising money for some of the world’s poorest communities. We will have a charity representative visiting the school on Monday during assembly to talk to the children about the work they do. As a way of sponsoring your child, we ask that each pupil brings in £1 by Friday 16th June prior to them engaging with a fun activity in during their PE lesson the following week. You can find out further information on the website below to discuss the work of the charity in greater detail with your child at home. schools/schoolstomp/


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09 June 2017

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.

09 June 2017

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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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09 June 2017

Week commencing 12th June 2017


Grit comprises six dispositions: Perseverance Managing Distractions

Resilience Patience

Concentration Determination

At School

• As 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 the children become better at managing distractions and demonstrating 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 to 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.

09 June 2017

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Composer of the Fortnight Giacomo Puccini

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


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09 June 2017

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

98% 95.7% 98.3%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

96.7% 97% 97.7%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

99.3% 98.7% 98.3%

Overall Attendance: 97.7% Well done and congratulations to Al-Kashi who are the winners this week with 99.3%. Let’s hope Maxwell can bounce back next week with a healthier class! 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 2017 Thursday 15th June Friday 16th June Monday 26th June Monday 26th June Friday 30th June Monday 3rd July Friday 7th July Tuesday 11th July

Barley Land Farm – Reception Trip Curie Class Assembly (Curie Parents Invited) 3.00pm Handwriting Week Ragged School Museum – Year 1 Trip INSET DAY: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Primary Sports Day INSET DAY: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Coffee Morning 9.00am

Friday 14th July Tuesday 18th July Wednesday 19th July Friday 21st July Tuesday 25th July

Pupil Progress Reports Sent Home


Parent Progress Meetings Summer Fayre 4.00pm End of Term Awards Assemblies - Term Ends at 12.15pm Primary Uniform Sales

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