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12 October 2018

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. 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 and match the school uniform

Important reminders •

Schools starts at 8.45am (8.35am for Year 3 & Year 4). 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 & Year 4) every day other than Tuesday when we finish at 3.00pm (2.50pm for Year 3 & Year 4).

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 enjoyed our special Harvest Assembly this week to celebrate how fortunate we are to have the food we eat every day and to also stop and think about others that are less fortunate than ourselves. Each year group had practised a song during the music lessons over the last half term and performed these to each other. Students from the Primary and Secondary School Council also presented the facts they had learned about the Welcome Centre and the great work they do to support homeless people in the local community. Thank you for generous food donations that so many of you sent in, we are looking forward to presenting them to the Welcome Centre next week. I am sure they will be overwhelmed by your generosity.

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A Message from the Redbridge School Health Team The NELFT Redbridge 0-19 Children’s Universal Services (who work as part of the NHS) will shortly be coming to the school and measuring children’s height and weight of pupils in Reception Year and in Year 6. This is as part of the National Child Measurement Programme. If you have a child in Reception Year or Year 6 you will receive a letter with information to explain about this in advance of when the measurements are taken. Result letters are sent out to parents approximately 6 weeks after the measurements have been taken. If attached to your results letter you receive an invite to a healthy lifestyle session we encourage you to attend.

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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Message from Ms Chaggar Enrichments

The Primary enrichment tab will be going live at 5pm On Friday 12th October and closing at 5pm on Monday 15th October. Please speak to Ms Chaggar or Ms Begum if you are having trouble logging in. Once you have selected your preference, you will receive an email with details of your preference. Your club preference should be made during the timescale mentioned above. Any bookings made outside of this period will be invalid.

Phonics Workshop for Parents (Year 1 and Reception Parents)

Thank you to those parents and carers who were able to attend our phonics on Wednesday. It was an impressive turn out and great to see so many of you participating and asking great questions about your child’s learning, we fully appreciate your support. I would like to thank Ms Ali and Ms Uddin for their hard work and preparation. I know that many of you now feel better equipped and informed about how to support your child at home. For those of you that were unable to attend or for those of you that would like to read through the power point presentation again, it is now available to view from the ‘Community’ tab on the website and then in ‘Resources for Parents’.

Message from Mr Coughlin (Year 4 Music)

In Year 4, we are really lucky to have the Primary Band Project this year at INA. Mr Coughlin, our Head of Music, will be holding a meeting for our Year 4 parents on Thursday 1st November at 9am and again at 6pm to introduce them to the Year 4 music curriculum. Mr Coughlin will spend time talking about the instruments our Year 4 pupils will be learning to play. He will also explain the process of loaning the instruments so that the children will be able to take them home to practise, which we aim to have up and running later this academic year. If you are a Year 4 parent, it would worthwhile coming along to find out more about this new opportunity and also to ask any questions you may have. 12 October 2018 Primary Newsletter

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Multicultural Food Fayre & Dress Up Day Friday 19th 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, Friday 19th October. 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 staff are equally excited about dressing up and are planning their costumes as we speak! The children need to wear clothes that are practical, as they will still need to continue with their day-to-day routines and play. The Reception children will continue with their PE lesson in the afternoon but the activities will be adapted to enable them to take part in their traditional costumes, so please help them choose clothing that will allow for them to do so. We are also inviting parents/carers to make some cultural food dishes that they can sell after school in the dining hall to help raise money for the school. It will be a 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 be from 4.00-5.00pm although we would like parents/carers who are selling food to be available form 3.30pm to help set up etc. If you are intending to bring some food into school can you please read and fill out the slip on the back of the letter that has been sent out and hand it in to Ms Broadway by Monday 15th October so that we can anticipate the number of dishes being brought in to sell. Thank you in advance for your support. If you intend to buy some food on the day you may want to consider bringing your own containers in which to take food away with you. We look forward to seeing the children dressed up next week and to any amazing food dishes that are brought in to sell.

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Newton's News This week, in ‘Newsletter Club’, we are writing our very first review! Our review is going to be about the Harvest Assembly, which took place on Thursday 11th October, 2018 at Isaac Newton Academy. Today we had a ‘Harvest Assembly’. During the assembly, we sang lots of harvest songs. Altogether, five songs were performed (with one from each year group). We also learned why we celebrate ‘Harvest’ and why we donate food to the Welcome Centre. The reason why the ‘Harvest Assembly’ happens (and is very important) is so that we can celebrate the fact that we now have delicious food in the cold winter. This is because many years ago, it was very hard to grow food in the winter, so people had to grow their own food in Autumn, and then store it for the winter. It is also very important that we celebrate harvest as some people in the world, sadly, don’t have any nice food in the winter (or at all) – so therefore we should be very grateful that we have nice food to eat. As part of our Harvest celebrations, last week, the school council went to the Welcome Centre. They encountered some of the people who work and volunteer at the centre, and also identified how the welcome centre works and how food can be sent there. In the welcome centre, they provide: • • • • • • •

Hot showers Medical services Food Lessons (particularly English language lessons) Clothes Fitness gyms Kind services

During the assembly, we learned about why we gather together to celebrate. In the assembly, Year 4 got to showcase their Djembe skills, Year 3 got to play their Ukuleles, and the other year groups got to sing with their lovely voices. We learned about the school council’s trip to the welcome centre, and we learned all about where your generous donations go. We would like to say thank you to the secondary school representatives, the school council, Mr Ball and Mr Morgan (and all teachers!) for their participation and hard work in the run up to the Harvest Assembly. We would also like to thank Ms West for running the assembly and for taking the school council to the Welcome Centre. Finally, we would like to thank you, the parents, for your incredibly kind donations, without which, we wouldn’t be able to help to make a difference in many people’s lives. We strongly appreciate everyone’s help and contributions; everyone has played a vital role and our Harvest celebrations have been very successful!

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Lovely Learning this Week Ms Gilley, our chef, spent time this week talking to Year 2 pupils about healthy eating. They then had the opportunity to design their own healthy snack using yoghurt, oats and fruit.

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As part of this half term’s ‘Me and My World’ topic the Reception children visited the Karamsar Gurdwara along the High Road to help them learn more about the Sikh place of worship. The children were given a mini tour and a talk about the gurdwara, explaining how it runs with the help of the Sikh community volunteering their time and how the ‘langar’, community kitchen operates. The children were fantastic and listened to the information intently. Thank you to the parents who were able to help out this time, your help goes a long way. We would like to thank the gurdwara for their kind hospitality and for giving their time to talk to the children.

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Black History Month Learning Bola’s mum kindly visited Year 1 to talk to them about African fabrics.

Meliah and Marqueece's mum volunteered her time to lead one of our Black History Month enrichments. The children learned about the traditional tales of Anansi, originating from Ghana. The children talked about the tales and then created their own images of Anansi.

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Wonderful Writing Week It was great to see so many children bringing in examples of their great handwriting from home and to see so many pupils trying really hard to improve their writing in their lessons last week. I know the teachers found it really hard to choose who to award the certificates to. Well done and congratulations to the following pupils for working hard on their handwriting during the Wonderful Handwriting Week: Curie Class – Nubaid Ozzul & Gurnoor Kang Maxwell Class – Moazan Saraj & Inayah Hussain Newton Class – Muhammed Ali Butt & Dilanjot Singh Britten Class – Farasat Heron & Aliza Bhatti Fitzgerald Class – Hong Yip & Aleeza Arshad Glennie Class – Nidhi Jogia & Jasson Maheswaran Al-Kashi Class – Iman Hafeez & Jashandeep Singh Mehmi Fibonacci Class – Alishba Zahoor & Nobin Chowdhury Pythagoras Class – Jawad Imran & Hanan Khan Ellington Class – Ubaid Mueez & Riya Patel Nicks Class – Sanam Shah & Aahil Mubarak Shankar Class – Abdullah Riaz & Tanmanjot Sandhu Lovelace Class – Raisha Islam & Zakariyah Iqbal Mirzakhani Class – Ghiyas Elahi & Zahra Abbas Ramanujan Class – Raina Islam & Mariam Faheem

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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: • •

Raya Alam – BRIDGES Habits Award (for persevering and learning her sounds in phonics). Haniya Shaikh – Scholar of the Week (for showing good understanding of the concept ‘altogether’ in maths).

Maxwell Class: • •

Alvina Adeel – BRIDGES Habits Award (for concentrating in all lessons). Anaya Fahad - Scholar of the Week (for settling in to Maxwell class and following routines).

Newton Class: • •

Muhammed Ali Butt – BRIDGES Habits (for continuously practising writing his name). Shaan Bihal - Scholar of the Week (for sharing great ideas about their visit to the Gurdwara).

Britten Class: • •

Khalid Ahmed – BRIDGES Habits Award (for managing his distractions and concentrating well on his learning all week). Robert Opincaru – Scholar of the Week (for diligently learning phonics for the first time and for a great start at Isaac Newton Academy).

Fitzgerald Class: • •

Orpah Haque – BRIDGES Habits Award (for managing her distractions on the carpet and at her table excellently). Ibrahim Mohammed – Scholar of the Week (for a very carefully written reflection on making wild art in his cultural passport).

Glennie Class: • •

Saad Bhutawala – BRIDGES Habits Award (for using his grit successfully to manage distractions around him). Aagia Durhailay – Scholar of the Week (for impeccable story writing).

Al-Kashi Class: • •

Rida Alam – BRIDGES Habits Award (for always concentrating in all lessons and making the right choices). Isa Ijaz - Scholar of the Week (for using his own strategies in mathematics).

Fibonacci Class: • •

Arfah Noor – BRIDGES Habits Award (for managing her distractions during carpet time). Humza Anwar – Scholar of the Week (for a brilliant introduction using persuasive language and lots of interesting exclamation sentences).

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Pythagoras Class: • •

Rajan Mann – BRIDGES Habits Award (for showing fantastic grit in his maths learning, listening to the feedback given and using it to improve his learning). Smaran Nakerekanti – Scholar of the Week (for trying hard this week to accomplish all his learning and moving on to further challenges to extend his learning).

Ellington Class: • •

Cameron Palmer – BRIDGES Habits Award (for persevering and showing resilience in catching up with his learning). Nicholas Fertrina Jardiel – Scholar of the Week (for always trying his best in all his learning and challenging himself in every task).

Nicks Class: • •

Hanad Ali – BRIDGES Habits Award (for encouraging other to show grit to help them to manage their behaviours). Abdul Wahab - Scholar of the Week (for using the features of a playscript in his topic learning).

Shankar Class: • •

Meliah Henry – BRIDGES Habits Award (for demonstrating great perseverance in her learning – but also for providing others with the motivation to keep working hard). Imran Hussain – Scholar of the Week (for making a huge effort to improve his handwriting and the pace at which he writes).

Lovelace Class: • •

Zakariyah Master – BRIDGES Habits Award (for being reflective on his behaviour choices). Zairah Ali - Scholar of the Week (for using a variety of emotive language when writing a letter home to mother in the character of Edwin).

Mirzakhani Class: • •

Naniyah Owusu – BRIDGES Habits Award (for demonstrating excellent concentration skills in all her lessons). Tara Rani Kaur – Scholar of the Week (for demonstrating excellent understanding of the bar model to solve problems during maths lessons).

Ramanujan Class: • •

Mariam Faheem – BRIDGES Habits Award (for consistently demonstrating grit when working towards her goals). Aizah Nawaz – Scholar of the Week (for making some excellent inferences about the character Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon).

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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 19th October. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly:

Manav Ahmed - Curie Haniah Bilal - Curie Jahdior Malcolm - Maxwell Lucas Petre - Maxwell Nabiha Khan - Newton Dilanjot Singh - Newton Bilal Hussain - Britten Rohith Pradeep Kumar - Fitzgerald Huzaifah Iqbal - Glennie Saba Abbas - Pythagoras Ijaz Nazir - Fibonacci Noor Asghar - Al-Kashi

Kallum Bihal - Shankar Eesa Vali - Ellington Sasha Lard - Nicks Zairah Ali - Lovelace Lara Burvill - Mirzakhani Saba Akram - Ramanujan

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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 15th October 2018

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE Emotional Intelligence comprises seven dispositions:

Empathy Listening

Sociability Collaboration Openness

Reflectiveness Understanding

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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 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 have been 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 thread through life. Though 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.

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Black Composer of the Week

Joan Armatrading

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 and musicians for us. Next week we will be listening to and learning about Joan Armatrading. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Armatrading in preparation for the coming week. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Armatrading http://www.britannica.com/biography/Joan-Armatrading

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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 for the phase by the end of every week is awarded the attendance trophy during Friday’s Award & Recognition assembly.

Early Years and Key Stage 1 Curie

97.3%

Britten

98.2%

Al-Kashi

98.3%

Maxwell

96.5%

Fitzgerald

99.3%

Fibonacci

98.2%

Newton

99.3%

Glennie

98.7%

Pythagoras

98.7%

Well done and congratulations to Newton class & Fitzgerald class who are the joint winners this week with 99.3%.

Key Stage 2 Ellington

97.7%

Lovelace

100%

Nicks

98.3%

Mirzakhani

99.7%

Shankar

100%

Ramanujan

98.7%

Well done and congratulations to both Shankar class and Lovelace class who are the joint winners this week with 100% and have earned extra playtime next week.

Overall Attendance: 98.6% 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 Autumn Term Dates: 3rd September 2018 - 20th December 2018 Friday 19th October Friday 19th October

Multicultural Food Fayre & Traditional Costume Break up 3.45pm

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th October

HALF TERM

Wednesday 1st November

BRIDGES workshop for Parents – 6.00pm

Monday 5th November

Maths Week

Wednesday 7th November

Diwali Reception Information Evening 6.00pm (For September 2019 Intake) Maths Mastery Parent Workshop 9.00am & 6.00pm Home and Family Week (No enrichment clubs) Mirzakhani Class Assembly Year 4 - 9.00 – 9.20am Pythagoras Class Assembly Year 2 – 10.20 – 10.40am Wonderful Handwriting Week INSET Day: no school for students INSET Day: no school for students Reception Information Session 2.00pm (For September 2019 Intake)

Wednesday 7th November Thursday 8th November Monday 12th November Friday 16th November Friday 16th November Monday 19th November Wednesday 21st November Monday 26th November Wednesday 28th November Wednesday 5th December

Parent Quiz Night – 7.00pm

Wednesday 12th December Friday 14th December Wednesday 19th December Thursday 20th December

Reception Nativity Play - 9.00am Christmas Lunch & Christmas Jumper Day Primary Winter Concert Awards Assemblies (TBC) & Term Ends at 12.15pm

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