Page 1

13 October 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. 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 • Please provide your child with a water bottle every day and make sure it is labelled with their name (water only, no fruit juice).

2

Primary Newsletter

13 October 2017


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 to think about others who are less fortunate than ourselves. Each year group had practised a song during the music lessons over the last half term and the pupils performed these to each other. The 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.

Important reminders • Schools 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.

13 October 2017

Primary Newsletter

3


Harvest Festival The School Council meeting some of the staff who work and volunteer at the Welcome Centre.

4

Primary Newsletter

13 October 2017


13 October 2017

Primary Newsletter

5


Multicultural Food Fayre & Dress Up Day Friday 20th 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 20th 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. 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 16th 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.

6

Primary Newsletter

13 October 2017


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 a 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 who were unable to attend or for those of you who 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’.

A Message from Ms Hutson Year 2 and 3 PE Jewellery: On the day that your child has PE, please make sure that they do not have any jewellery on. This can be very dangerous, particularly when using equipment, and may result in injury to your child. If you wish for your child to wear earrings, please teach them how to take them out, so that they are not putting themselves at risk during lessons PE Kit: Please also ensure that you send your child in with correct PE kit on the relevant days, even if they are unwell. This includes the INA T-shirt, trousers, socks and trainers (INA purple jumper optional). If children are in school trousers, skirts, tights and school shoes, it is very difficult for them to use their full range of movement and the risk of them falling, slipping and injuring themselves is increased. Injuries: If your child has an injury which will stop them taking part in PE, please write a note stating what the injury is.

13 October 2017

Primary Newsletter

7


Year 3 Art Learning Year 3 pupils painting their dinosaur fossils!

8

Primary Newsletter

13 October 2017


Black History Month Learning Year 3 pupils learnt some dance moves this week with Naniyah’s mum.

Reception pupils were treated to some story-telling from Joshua’s mum this week who read and talked about one of her favourite books, ‘Amazing Grace’.

13 October 2017

Primary Newsletter

9


Black History Enrichment The pupils learnt about the two artists this week, looked at their pictures and then created their own Caribbean landscape pictures, or added bright oil pastel colours to paintings by our studied artists.

10

Primary Newsletter

13 October 2017


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 – Adrian Kvaraciejus & Annika Taheem Maxwell Class – Fatiha Majumder & Hamza Dakri Newton Class – Akshay Yadav & Halima Chand Britten Class – Hibah Mohammed Sajeed Hammed & Ryan Charles Fitzgerald Class – Keyaan Alam & Avani Tathgar Glennie Class – Muhaimin Islam & Eshaal Khan Al-Kashi Class – Inshirah Nabeel & Tanmanjot Sandhu Fibonacci Class – Ubaid Ur Rahman Mueez & Innaya Islam Pythagoras Class – Sanam Shah & Aryan Lakhani Ellington Class – Fahmid Khan & Arissa Isha-Butt Nicks Class – Nadia Khan & Imani Salim Shankar Class – Maryam Umarji & Charan Chaggar

13 October 2017

Primary Newsletter

11


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: • Zara Ijaz – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for spending a whole afternoon creating her own ‘Handa’s Surprise’ story). • Dylan Vaughan – Scholar of the Week (for having a positive attitude towards learning and encouraging others). Maxwell Class: • Aagia Durhailay – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing determination when writing). • Eshaan Malik – Scholar of the Week (for trying to eat different types of food at lunch). Newton Class: • Fatima Ali – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing grit by concentrating on the bug rug during whole class learning sessions). • Zenia Zaidi – Scholar of the Week (for the effort she has put in to learn how to write the letter ‘s’). Britten Class: • Tariq Hamed – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for concentrating and focussing during all lessons). • Ibrahim Ahmad – Scholar of the Week (for writing some brilliant sentences about Little Red Riding Hood). Fitzgerald Class: • Emaan Adeel – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for persevering when writing her sport story and finishing it all). • Xavier Ambia – Scholar of the Week (for fantastic listening and answering on the carpet and excellent written work in English and maths this week).

12

Primary Newsletter

13 October 2017


Glennie Class: • Maidah Hussain Riaz – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for having great patience when supporting her peers). • Manahil Shaukat – Scholar of the Week (for always showing her best behaviour for learning and being a role model). Al-Kashi Class: • Rohan Sharma – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for consistently trying his best and not giving up when facing challenges in his learning). • Saim Rehman – Scholar of the Week (for consistently trying his best and working hard with his learning). Fibonacci Class: • Kamiah Read – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing determination during maths lessons this week). • Maya Kimborowicz – Scholar of the Week (for excellent exclamatory sentences). Pythagoras Class: • Mahilan Sathis Kumar – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing lots of grit in handwriting this week. Mahilan was trying really hard to join his letters and showed lovely presentation in his book). • Gulle Jannat Zahir – Scholar of the Week (for trying hard in maths this week with her two digit subtraction. Jannat corrected and learned from any mistakes she had made and applied her learning well). Ellington Class: • Saismriti Nakerekanti – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for trying hard with her comprehension skills and using lots of patience and concentration to help her). • Hashim Ali – Scholar of the Week (for excellent effort in maths and working towards his goals). Nicks Class: • Eesa Hussain – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for displaying resilience and perseverance while practising passing skills during the hockey lesson). • Arsal Anjum – Scholar of the Week (for applying his resourcefulness when using a number line for rounding 3 digit numbers). Shankar Class: • Kayaan Khan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating fantastic determination in all her lessons and for always showing excellent resilience). • Ava-Lily Pemberton-Mardenborough – Scholar of the Week (for being an excellent role model and for continuously demonstrating how to be a wonderful scholar). 13 October 2017

Primary Newsletter

13


Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch for next Friday, 20th October. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Liyana Alveena Mubarack Ali - Curie Danish Tahir Sheikh - Maxwell Dimah Al-Johani - Newton Zainab Khan - Britten Arthi Sivananthan - Fitzgerald Muhaimin Islam - Glennie Maria Mohammed Faiz - Glennie

Kallum Bihal - Al-Kashi Hannah Nakhuda - Fibonacci Aahil Mubrak - Pythagoras Gulle Jannat Zahir - Pythagoras Siya Kamothi - Ellington Rohan Taheem - Nicks Avneet Chaggar - Shankar

A Message from the Redbridge School Health Team The NELFT Redbridge School Health Team (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. This is as part of the National Child Measurement Programme. If you have a child in Reception Year, you will receive a letter with information to explain about this in advance of when the measurements are taken. Results 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.

14

Primary Newsletter

13 October 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

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 wo has not been authorised by the parents/carers. This is in the interest of safeguarding your children. Thank you for your cooperation.

13 October 2017

Primary Newsletter

15


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.

16

Primary Newsletter

13 October 2017


Week commencing 16th October 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 say 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 and 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 stress 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. 13 October 2017

Primary Newsletter

17


Black Composer of the Week Earth Wind and Fire

In recognition and to celebrate Black History Month we will be listening to the music of a different black composer or artist each week. A huge thank you goes to our Black History Month working party of parents who suggested some great composers for us. Next week we will be listening to and learning about Earth Wind and Fire. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Earth, Wind and Fire in preparation for the coming week. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth,_Wind_%26_Fire http://www.earthwindandfire.com/

Black Hero of the Week Benjamin Banneker

Next week as part of our BRIDGES assemblies the children will be discussing the habit of Emotional Intelligence. We will be learning about Benjamin Banneker, a scientist, mathematician and astronomer. Banneker used his skills of understanding of mathematical and astronomical patterns to help him invent a clock. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about each of Banneker in preparation for the coming week. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Banneker

18

Primary Newsletter

13 October 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.

Lower School Curie

97.2%

Britten

96.7%

Maxwell

92.5%

Fitzgerald

99.4%

Newton

96.7%

Glennie

97.5%

Well done and congratulations to Fitzgerald class who are the winners this week with 99.4%. Let’s see if we can end the half term with 100% from all our classes!

Upper School Al-Kashi

99.4%

Ellington

98.6%

Fibonacci

95.3%

Nicks

99.4%

Pythagoras

96.1%

Shankar

98.1%

Well done and congratulations to Nicks class and Al-Kashi class who are joint winners this week with 99.4%. How many classes can get to 100% next week?

Overall Attendance: 97.2% 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%. 13 October 2017

Primary Newsletter

19


Key Dates Autumn 2017 Term Dates: Wednesday 6th September - Wednesday 20th December 2017 Thursday 19th October

Diwali

Friday 20th October

Multicultural Food Fayre & Traditional Costume

Friday 20th October

Break up 3.45pm for half term

Monday 23th – Friday 27th October - HALF TERM Wednesday 1st November

BRIDGES workshop for Parents – 6.00pm

Monday 6th November

Maths Week

Tuesday 7th November

Year 1 Class Trip to the Museum of London

Wednesday 8th November

Reception Information Evening 6.00pm

Thursday 9th November

Maths Mastery Parent Workshop 9.00am & 6.00pm

Monday 13th November

Year 1 Class Trip to the Museum of London

Monday 13th November

Home and Family Week (No enrichment clubs)

Monday 20th November

Wonderful Handwriting Week

Wednesday 22nd November INSET Day: no school for students Wednesday 29th November

Reception Information Session 2.00pm

Thursday 30th November

Reception Visit the Fire Station

Friday 1st December

Nicks Class Assembly – Year 3 - 9.00 – 9.20am

Friday 1st December

Fitzgerald Class Assembly – Year 1 – 10.25 – 10.45am

Wednesday 6th December

Parent Quiz Night – 7.00pm

Friday 8th December

INSET Day: no school for students

Wednesday 13th December

Reception Nativity Play - 9.00am

Friday 15th December

Christmas Lunch & Christmas Jumper Day

Wednesday 20th December

Awards Assemblies. Term Ends at 12.15pm

20

Primary Newsletter

13 October 2017

13 October 2017 Primary Newsletter  
13 October 2017 Primary Newsletter  
Advertisement