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10 February 2017

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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 I hope you all have a lovely half term break and I look forward to seeing everyone back again on Monday 20th February ready for more fun and challenging learning. During the break please encourage your child to practise for a short time every day their reading, writing and maths skills. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your support.

Disabled Parking Bays We do have a few parents who hold a blue badge and need to use the disabled parking bays in the car park. When parking can we all please be considerate of this and not park in a disabled bay without displaying a blue badge. Thank you for your consideration.

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

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Parent Workshop for High Attainers Wednesday 22nd February 6:00pm - 7:00pm The workshop is open to all parents. We will share strategies and ideas with which to stretch and challenge your child with their learning. To ensure we set out enough space and resources for the event, we ask that you contact the Primary office staff to confirm your attendance. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

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E-Safety Thank you to those who were able to attend the parent workshop on Tuesday. If you were unable to on this occasion, there are information leaflets available in the main Reception area and the PowerPoint slides will be available to view on the website under the ‘Community’ tab and ‘Parent Resources’. To recognise E-safety day on Tuesday 7th February, pupils across the school learned about different aspects of E-safety. Year 2 learned about and discussed what to do if you find an unfamiliar site and then created a leaflet with their information.

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Exciting Learning this Week Year 1 Trip – Bethnal Green Toy Museum Britten and Glennie classes enjoyed their day at the Toy Museum in Bethnal Green! The children were superb throughout the day and a real credit to the school. Thank you to the parents who were able to help out this time; your support makes a huge difference.

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Enrichment Clubs Pupils showing their fantastic balancing skills in gymnastics!

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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: Aadya Bhandari – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being determined to do well in her learning this week.) Maisha Hossein – Scholar of the Week (for super work in maths.)

Maxwell Class: Noor Asghar – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for concentrating and persevering when writing in English and phonics.) Aleena Chowdhury – Scholar of the Week (for having a positive attitude towards her learning.)

Newton Class: Ekamjot Pandher – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for good communication and completing his English work.) Leja Kolyciute – Scholar of the Week (for participating in class discussions confidently!.

Britten Class: Yusha Master – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for overcoming his fear of escalators.) Aariz Chaudhry – Scholar of the Week (for writing a great recount using conjunctions.)

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Fitzgerald Class: Hanna Nakuda – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for using her Grit to make numbers to 50 with tens and ones.) Eesa Vali – Scholar of the Week (for a fantastic trip recount and some very good place value work in maths this week.)

Glennie Class: Jeevan Hunjan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always trying her best in phonics.) Hamza Chand – Scholar of the Week (for excellent maths work when identifying the tens and ones.)

Al-Kashi Class: Ava-Lily Pemberton-Mardenborough – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great determination when she doesn’t at first get things by working it out and trying hard to understand.) Hamza Omer – Scholar of the Week (for making an extra effort to improve and progress in his learning.)

Fibonacci Class: Sayef Ahmed – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great determination and perseverance during lessons.) Raina Islam – Scholar of the Week (for a wonderful piece of writing in English this week – well done.)

Pythagoras Class: Zairah Ali – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for working incredibly hard to finish her bag in DT and then helping her peers to finish theirs too.) Mariam Chowdhury – Scholar of the Week (for super learning in maths and English this week and answering challenging time questions.) 10 February 2017

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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.

Inaaya Ijaz Holly Carless Nabeeha Ozzul Deepshika Ravi Kallum Bihal

Notice about Enrichment Clubs You should by now have received notification of your child’s enrichment club for next half term. The children will start their new clubs from the week beginning Monday 20th February. Going forward, it is important that you complete the online form on time to help ensure that your child is allocated a place on a club of their choice.

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch for the week after half term on Friday 24th February. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Hanfil Mohammed Jameel - Maxwell Zara Khan - Newton Saim Rehman - Glennie Sanam Shah - Britten Aran Sivanathan - Fitzgerald Sayef Ahmed - Fibonacci Arfah Noor - Newton

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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 20th February 2017

Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence comprises seven dispositions: Empathy Listening Sociability

Collaboration Openness

Reflectiveness Understanding

At School

• At school we always remind the children to treat others in the way that they would like to be treated in return. • At school we talk about having good listening skills and say that we must look at the person who is talking to us to show respect for them and that we are listening to them properly. • During every lesson the children are encouraged to develop their sociability by talking to their talk partner. When some children find this hard to do an adult will sit and help facilitate paired talk. During the course of the year the children will be moved around and will be encouraged to have different reading partners, maths partners etc. • We discuss the importance of working together as one big team or family at school and that we need to take care of everybody – we use the phrase ‘kind hands, kind feet’ to remind children that we do not hurt others. • When a child hurts someone or makes a poor behaviour choice, it is important that they reflect on their behaviour and, if another person is involved, that they apologise to them. • Through wider reading and research the children are able to extend their understanding of the world around them, reflecting on what makes things different and what are the common threads through life. • Through reading stories the children can develop their skills of empathy through their comprehension of the characters, their motivations etc.

At Home

Having consistent boundaries between home and school is very important. Talk to your child about the importance of not hurting or hitting other children and that we need to treat everyone kindly and respectfully. We know that you have equally high expectations of your child at home as we at school and working in partnership has great strength in supporting your child to make good choices each day. 10 February 2017

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Composer of the Fortnight Sir Edward Elgar

The week after we return to school we will be listening to and learning about Sir Edward Elgar as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Elgar in preparation for the coming weeks. You can find out some facts and hear some of his music on the following links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Elgar http://www.classicfm.com/composers/elgar/

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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

91.7% 96.7% 94.3%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

98% 99.7% 97.3%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

97% 94.7% 97.3%

Overall Attendance: 96.3% Well done and congratulations to Fitzgerald class who are the winners for this week with 99.7%! I am looking forward to seeing better attendance figures next half term from every 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%. 10 February 2017

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Key Dates for Spring Term 2017 Monday 13th – Friday 17th February - HALF TERM Monday 20th February Pupils return to school Wed 22nd February High Attainers Parent Workshop 6.00pm Wednesday 1st March St David’s Day Thursday 2nd March World Book Day Wednesday 8th March International Women’s Day Friday 10th March Britten Class Assembly (Britten Parents Invited) 3pm 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 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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