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16 December 2016

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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. • • • • • •

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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).

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 2

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From Tam Broadway – Primary Headteacher It has been an incredible last week of term, with so many lovely events taking place. The children and staff have worked extremely hard to make it a wonderful term. On behalf of all the Primary staff we would like to thank you for your tremendous support and take this opportunity to wish you all a restful break and Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you all in 2017. The children will return to school on Wednesday 4th January at the usual time of 8.45am. Pupil Progress Reports will be sent out to you on Friday 6th January. On Tuesday 10th January Parent Progress Meetings will take place and school will finish at 12.15pm.

Wisepay Details Wisepay details have been given to everyone now, which will allow 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 Rayner or 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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Christmas Music Event Thank you to the Year 1 and 2 pupils this week for entertaining us with their festive Christmas songs; they were all absolutely fabulous and I know that everyone worked very hard this half term practising. A huge thank you to Ms Waters and Mr Morgan for their work and support with the organisation of the event! Thank you to those parents who were able to attend; your support is always valued by the staff and children.

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Year 2 Visit to the Theatre Year 2 pupils visited the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford this week to see a fun and fabulous pantomime performance of Rapunzel. This linked in really well with their topic of the Victorians this half term where children learned about the growing popularity of theatre productions and entertainment during Victoria’s reign. Thank you so much to all the parent volunteers who helped out, your support was invaluable.

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Reception Visit to the Fire Station The Reception pupils visited the High Road Fire Station and were taught some key lifesaving tips and information. They found out lots of facts about the station, the fire fighting equipment and the great role of being a firefighter. The children also had an exciting opportunity to sit in the fire engine!

Are you Sitting Comfortably? Mr. Hanson and Mr. Butler Zanetti, our INA librarians, treated each class to a story this week. A big thank you to them both for their time, the children had a lot of fun!

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Other Lovely Learning this Week The Reception children were very busy this week making Ginger Bread Men in the cooking room. They had great fun measuring and weighing out the ingredients whilst developing their fine motor skills of mixing. The best (and most fun) part will be getting to eat them! Thank you to Avni’s and Keira’s mum for helping out all day.

Composer of the Fortnight The week after we return to school we will be listening to, and learning about, Duke Ellington. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Ellington in preparation for the coming weeks. You can hear some of his music on the following links. http://www.dukeellington.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Ellington http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb2w2m1JmCY&safe=active

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Praise and Recognition At the end of every term each teacher chooses two children from their class to receive a certificate in the Celebration and Awards Assembly, one in recognition of a child who has demonstrated the habits of all the seven BRIDGES throughout the term, and the other in recognition of a pupil’s outstanding academic effort and achievement throughout the term. Well done to the following children, who have been recognised this term:

Curie Class: Keira Palmer – Headteacher’s Habits of the Term Award (for displaying all the BRIDGES consistently). Hanan Khan – Scholar of the Term (for always doing his best, putting 100% effort into his work and showing pride).

Maxwell Class: Aleena Chowdhury – Headteacher’s Habits of the Term Award (for always coming to school with a positive attitude). Aydin Landi – Scholar of the Term (for being a great role model and always trying his best).

Newton Class: Soha Zaida – Headteacher’s Habits of the Term Award (for her kindness and patience). Avni Komothi – Scholar of the Term (for always being ready to learn).

Britten Class: Dua-E-Zainab Maisam – Headteacher’s Habits of the Term Award (for consistency in showing all the BRIDGES dispositions in her interactions with others and in her attitude towards learning). Akbar Hussain – Scholar of the Term (for developing a positive attitude towards his learning and being able to work independently).

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Fitzgerald Class: Aqsa Saeed – Headteacher’s Habits of the Term Award (for exemplifying many of the BRIDGES dispositions, especially Emotional Intelligence: she always listens carefully to others, considers how they feel and is able to collaborate successfully with any partner). Ubaid-Ur-Rehman Mueez – Scholar of the Term (for masterly using the ideas he has discussed on the carpet in his learning and consistently creating great quality work).

Glennie Class: Maryam Nawaz – Headteacher’s Habits of the Term Award (for consistently using all of her BRIDGES habits on a daily basis and being an amazing role model for the class). Saim Rehman – Scholar of the Term (for showing amazing commitment to all areas of his learning, being a super role model to others and always showing respect).

Al-Kashi Class: Imani Salim – Headteacher’s Habits of the Term Award (for demonstrating great characteristics such as empathy, forgiveness, modelling, listening and imitating during engagements with others). Ronak Chatha – Scholar of the Term (for learning 25 new words, putting three sentences together and for recognising words and improving his reading).

Fibonacci Class: Tay’Shawn Holland – Headteacher’s Habits of the Term Award (for using lots of BRIDGES habits to succeed this term). Siya Kamothi– Scholar of the Term (for her fantastic attitude to learning across the term).

Pythagoras Class: Zairah Ali – Headteacher’s Habits of the Term Award (for always following instructions well; demonstrating great partner work, sharing ideas and being very motivated with her work, consistently trying to improve). Tulsi Jogia – Scholar of the Term (for being an enthusiastic and eager learner, offering great contributions to class discussions and for being focussed and enjoying new challenges to extend her learning). 16 December 2016

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch, taking place on Friday 6th January. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Aamina Akram - Curie Hibah Sajeed Hameed - Curie Rida Alam - Maxwell Aydin Landi - Maxwell Arfah Noor - Newton Saif Shaikh - Newton Adam Chowdhury - Newton

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. Dua-E-Zainab Maisam Mariam Chowdhury Charan Chaggar Kareem Al Khouli Mohid Asif Hari Virdee Zaynul Bagwan Ryan Abraham

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Reception Nativity Play Well done to the Reception children for what was an amazing nativity performance. The pupils worked very hard throughout the half term to learn their lines and the words to so many songs. They all looked wonderful in their performance costumes. Thank you to Ms Waters for all her work during music lessons and Ms West and the rest of the Reception staff for organising the children and helping them learn their lines. It was great to see so many parents supporting, I know the children enjoy seeing you all there.

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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 4th January 2017

Self Discipline

Self Discipline comprises nine dispositions: Organisation Prudence Hard Work

Absorption Motivation Independence

Revising Practising Self-Regulation

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We would all like to see the children develop the habits listed above, as they are all essential lifelong skills that are needed for us to successfully manage our way through school, college, and university and certainly throughout our work careers. It is really important that whilst the children are young we help them develop these habits as quickly as possible – especially organisation, independence and hard work. At school we ensure the pupils understand that every action has a consequence and that when we work hard it can often reap satisfaction and reward. Our pupils work hard day to day to earn their merits for making good choices and demonstrate their efforts. To help the children understand the structure of each day and become better organised, we always start with a visual timetable in Reception. A picture represents each part of the day; this helps the children to understand the daily routines. It is important that that we teach the young people to become more organised and check that they have all of their belongings with them each day.

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At home the children need to practise getting dressed and undressed, managing buttons on shirts and coats etc. and generally become more independent. Helping your child to get organised the night before will ensure they have everything they need for their day. It may help to create a visual/pictorial timetable at home to help your child become more organised and to think about when they need their PE kit, home learning, guided reading book etc. This could be displayed in your child’s room or in a central place like the kitchen where you can both check what is needed the night before, ready for the following day. This will allow your child to become more involved in preparing for their learning each day and gaining independence. It is also good to remind your child, as we do in school, to check regularly that they have all of the belongings with them. Congratulate your child’s effort when you see them working hard and showing an increased motivation with their home learning or reading. Talk to your child about how your own effort to practise and work hard at something led to success and a good feeling of achievement. Self Discipline is a great habit to start the New Year with, as we think about new beginnings, hopes and resolutions. 16 December 2016

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We want your opinion‌ We will be hosting a parent focus group on Monday 16th January 2017 at 6pm to discuss the weekly newsletter that you receive. We welcome all parents to participate and discuss your thoughts and ideas on the design, content and distribution of the newsletter. Please let us know if you will be attending the focus group by emailing marketing@isaacnewtonacademy.org or phoning the school reception on 0208 911 6666. Many thanks Ms May Marketing and Communications Manager

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

A Message from Ms Rayner On PE days we ask that you remove any earrings that your child normally wears to school. This is from a health and safety perspective as the pupils often work in pairs during ball games, gymnastics etc. Thank you for your support. Please be reminded that only one pair of plain stud earrings can be worn to school.

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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

86.8% 95.6% 98.3%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

85.6% 98.3% 95%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

100% 98.3% 98.3%

Overall Attendance: 94.8% Well done and congratulations to Al-Kashi class who are the winners for this week with 100%, some extra play is on its way to you! The attendance is generally low and as it stands below the National Average, something I really want us to address collectively in the New Year. 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%. 16 December 2016

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Key Dates for Spring Term 2017 Wednesday 4th January Thursday 5th January Friday 6th January Tuesday 10th January Thursday 12th January

Pupils return to school 8:45am Reception Information Evening 6.00pm Reports sent home Parent Progress Meetings-school finishes 12:15pm Growth Mindset Workshop for Parents (Secondary Building) 6.00pm Monday 23rd January Handwriting Week Thursday 26th January SATs Information Workshop 1 – Maths (Year 2 Parents) 6.00pm Friday 27th January Glennie Class Assembly (Glennie Parents Invited) 3.00pm Saturday 28th January Chinese New Year Thursday 2nd February SATs Information Workshop 2 – English (Year 2 Parents) 6.00pm Friday 3rd February Coffee Morning 9.00am Tuesday 7th February E Safety Workshop 6.00pm Friday 10th February Fitzgerald Class Assembly (Fitzgerald Parents Invited) 3.00pm 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) 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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