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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 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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From Tam Broadway – Primary Headteacher We have been making the most of the fabulous weather this week – long may it continue! Whilst it is lovely to have the sun shining, we do want to ensure that our students stay safe by drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated. Please make sure that your child has their water bottle with them every day, labelled with their name and class on it. 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 the last day of term on Friday 21st July.

The School STOMP Thank you to all those who have brought in their £1 so far. The children will be taking part in the sponsored STOMP event during one of their PE lessons next week. You can find out further information about the School STOMP on the website below to discuss the work of the charity in greater detail with your child at home. https://www.healthpovertyaction.org/support-our-work/get-involved/schools/ schoolstomp/

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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 and which are still in excellent condition. We 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 you see the clothes go to a good home and benefit another family, as well as assisting the school in raising some funds. Thank you in advance for any donations of toys or uniform.

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19th July 2017

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Enrichment This week the ‘Boys and Fathers’ enrichment club took the opportunity to share their favourite books. For the fathers, they had to think back a little and explain to their sons what their favourite book was about and why they liked it. They discussed the key moments in the books which had captured their imaginations and stayed in their minds over the years. A range of favourites were discussed, from Winnie the Pooh to authors like Roald Dahl and Dr Zeuss.  They also shared some of the great moments from the books they had chosen. 

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Barleylands Farm Museum The Reception children enjoyed a fun and sunny day at Barleylands Farm this week. They had an amazing experience, learning where wheat comes from, going into the farm to see the various growing crops, picking some wheat, grinding the wheat into flour, turning the flour into dough and finally making their own bread roll. They were also able to feed some of the farm animals as well as observe some of the farm’s reptiles and birds of prey. The staff at the farm were superbly impressed by the behaviour of our Reception children, although no surprise to us! Thank you so much to the parent volunteers for helping out and giving up your time, you were all fantastic!

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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: Adem Malik – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being determined to well at all times). Maria Tanase – Scholar of the Week (for excellent addition and subtraction work).

Maxwell Class: Ayaan Aqeel – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing determination when writing in English). Maria Mohamed Faiz – Scholar of the Week (for writing a brilliant fact file about farm animals).

Newton Class: Anmeek Sood – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for the patience she has shown when working with a new partner). Avni Kamothi – Scholar of the Week (for consistently making a great effort in all areas of her learning).

Britten Class: Katrina Kaur – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating fantastic concentration in all her lessons this week). Maya Ahmed – Scholar of the Week (for making a great improvement with her phonics work).

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Fitzgerald Class: Keira Chana – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for concentrating and managing distractions around her). Asher Shah – Scholar of the Week (for focussing on his handwriting and writing a question in his neatest writing).

Glennie Class: Emile Morgan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always showing great patience towards everything she does). Tanmanjot Sandhu – Scholar of the Week (for great work on ‘money’ this week).

Al-Kashi Class: Aashvi Govil – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great patience and determination when tackling challenges). Haidar Shaikh – Scholar of the Week (for working hard at developing his handwriting and writing a 5-part story).

Fibonacci Class: Kaysha Reid – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing determination towards her writing this week – well done). Rohin Ronson – Scholar of the Week (for producing a lovely piece of writing in English this week).

Pythagoras Class: Maryam Umarji – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for working hard when responding to the marking in her maths book and showing neat handwriting). Nuhitu Hasan – Scholar of the Week (for working hard when editing her story and having lovely writing in her English book).

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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. Mariam Faheem Hanfil Jameel Arsal Anjum Rayaan Vakas Gurkirpa Hunjan Fahmid Khan Zaina Hussain

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. Zaynul Abideen Bagwan Alexandra Bale-Orhorha Zairah Ali Mariam Chowdhury Meliah Henry

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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. Adam Chowdury Abdullah Shahzad Hari Virdee Mahammadou Sillah Marega Tanush Handa Innaya Islam

Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch next week on Friday 23rd June; an invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Amanah Ali - Curie Tasnia Anis - Maxwell Soha Zaidi - Newton Asiyah Ali - Britten Aqsa Saeed - Fitzgerald Ryan Abraham - Glennie Janeefa Khezar - Fibonacci

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Primary Sports Day Monday 3rd July

On Monday 3rd July every pupil will have the opportunity to take part in the INA Primary Sports Day. This takes place at the fantastic athletics facility of Cricklefield Stadium next to INA. Pupils will be taking part in track and field events including running, throwing and jumping to represent their class. The timings are slightly different this year, with the Reception Sports Day taking place in the morning from 10.45am-12.30pm, Year 1 and 2 in the afternoon from 1.45pm-4pm. Shortly an information letter and 2 spectator tickets will be allocated to each child. These will go home in book bags. If you require more tickets, please contact reception and we will do our best to see if there are any spare tickets available. On the day we ask that you provide your child with water, a hat and sun cream if the weather is hot. If we experience bad weather on the day and we have to cancel the event, you will receive a text to this effect on the day and your child will stay at school as per their normal routine. We look forward to seeing you all there! PLEASE NOTE: No photography / no ticket no entry / spectators must remain in the allocated stands for the duration of the afternoon.

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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.

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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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Week commencing 19th June 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 stress that we must look at the person who is talking to us to show respect for them and to show 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. • Though reading stories, the children can develop their skills of empathy from their comprehension of the characters, their motivations etc.

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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 do at school and working in partnership has great strength in supporting your child to make good choices each day. 16 June 2017

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Composer of the Fortnight Charlotte Bray

For the next fortnight we will be listening to and learning about Charlotte Bray as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Bray in preparation for the coming weeks. You can find out some facts and hear some of her music on the following links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Bray http://charlottebray.co.uk/

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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

99.3% 98.3% 98.7%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

98.5% 95.7% 99.7%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

99% 98.7% 97.3%

Overall Attendance: 98.4% Well done and congratulations to Curie who are the winners this week with 99.3%. Great to see that Maxwell class have indeed bounced back this week. Could they be next week’s winners? 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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Ark’s aim is to create outstanding schools that give every pupil, regardless of their background, the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice.

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Key Dates Summer 2017 Monday 26th June

Handwriting Week

Monday 26th June

Ragged School Museum – Year 1 Trip

Friday 30th June

INSET DAY: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Monday 3rd July

Primary Sports Day

Friday 7th July

INSET DAY: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday 11th July

Coffee Morning 9.00am

Friday 14th July

Pupil Progress Reports Sent Home

Tuesday 18th July

Parent Progress Meetings

Wednesday 19th July

Summer Fayre 4.00pm

Friday 21st July

End of Term Awards Assemblies - Term Ends at 12.15pm

Tuesday 25th July

Primary Uniform Sales

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