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18 May 2018

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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.

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. • • • •

Please label every item of clothing One pair of plain stud earrings can be worn Nail polish is not allowed Long hair for both boys and girls must be tied back. Hair decorations must be small and plain

Important reminders •

School 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.

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From Tam Broadway – Primary Headteacher The children had a fun and awe inspiring week of science with bubbles and combustions to electrostatic generators and static electricity. Every child became a scientist this week, making predictions, recording their observations and testing out their ideas through various experiments. Mr Clift-Matthews was also extremely generous with his time, as he invited every class to the Secondary school to visit the science laboratories and participate in some magical science experiments

Exciting Learning The children enjoyed exploring invisible forces and tried lifting pieces of paper and making water bend through static electricity before observing the effects on hair of a rather cool, magicallooking spherical electrostatic generator.

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More Exciting Learning Year 1 pupils had fun filling in their classification booklets and making their own slime!

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This half term the Year 1 pupils have been learning all about Africa. This week the pupils spent time enjoying the fabulous weather and asking Ms Cush-Etter questions about her time in Malawi in preparation for writing letters to their pen friends in Malawi at the Christian Heritage School next week.

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More Exciting Learning The Year 3 pupils have had a wonderful time celebrating Science Week. Over the course of the week, we conducted a series of experiments to investigate: chemical and physical reactions; water uptake in plants; floating and sinking and substance separation. On Tuesday, we created a physical reaction between carbon dioxide in cola and the ingredients inside Mentos sweets. We also used food dye, celery and water to determine the way in which water is transported through a plant’s system. On Wednesday, Shankar and Nicks Class created an exothermic reaction which was named ‘The Elephant Toothpaste’ experiment.

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Year 9 BRIDGES Mentors Next week a group of Year 9 students will be visiting the Primary to help mentor the Year 3 pupils and support them with their BRIDGES development. In preparation, the Secondary students spent time sharing their experiences of BRIDGES mentoring in the Secondary school and then planning some questions that will challenge and help the Year 3 pupils set themselves targets. The Year 3 pupils will be spending time before the session reflecting on how they use their BRIDGES both at and outside of school.

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Support INA with Work Experience Opportunities Dear Parents/Carers, At INA, all Year 10 students engage in work experience to prepare them for future success. If you are able to support us by offering a placement (Key Requirements: Public Liability Insurance, Health and Safety Policy) from Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July, please email with the following details: Contact name: Industry: Contact address: Contact email: Contact phone number:

Enrichment The enrichment app is now live for you to choose your child’s enrichment for next half term. If you need assistance please speak to a member of staff in the main office who will be happy to help.

A Message from the Reception Team Over the course of the next few weeks the Reception will be making some junk models, please bring in any old egg boxes or cardboard kitchen rolls that you may have at home. Thank you in advance!

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.

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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:

• Dylan Vaughan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for remembering step by step instructions to make a clay penguin). • Hannah Rebhi – Scholar of the Week (for asking lots of questions about the world around her).

Maxwell Class:

• Danish Sheikh – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for concentrating and showing focus in his learning). • Khadijah Jamil – Scholar of the Week (for exploring number bonds to five).

Newton Class:

• Alizah Bhatti – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing resourcefulness by using a ruler to show the class static electricity and making her hair stand on end). • Mariam Sheikh – Scholar of the Week (for writing a lovely prediction for the book ‘Lost and Found’).

Britten Class:

• Rajan Mann – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for trying hard to remember his handwriting rhymes to help improve the neatness of his handwriting). • Hanan Khan – Scholar of the Week (for creating a fantastic animal classification book during science).

Fitzgerald Class:

• Adam Chowdhury – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for asking some very thoughtful questions both in his letter to Malawi and during the science experiments). • Ekamjot Pandher – Scholar of the Week (for excellent focussing in class).

Glennie Class:

• Ayaan Aqeel – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for remembering lots of new vocabulary in guided reading). • Maidah Hussain Riaz – Scholar of the Week (for great scientific discovery when classifying animals).

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Al-Kashi Class:

• Aryan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for remembering and applying his learning in maths to solve problems). • Inshirah Nabeel – Scholar of the Week (for trying her best and actively participating in class).

Fibonacci Class:

• Maya Kimborowicz – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for using empty boxes and other resources at home to build a home for her cat). • Raheema Ali – Scholar of the Week (for trying really hard in her maths lessons this week).

Pythagoras Class:

• Asiyah Ali – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for actively borrowing books form the library, sharing the knowledge she learned from these with the class and returning them nicely). • Aariz Chaudhry – Scholar of the Week (for trying very hard across all subjects this week, giving lovely reasoning when solving division and multiplication problems and showing very neat handwriting).

Ellington Class:

• Aariz Khan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for asking thought provoking questions). • Arissa Isha-Butt – Scholar of the Week (for her detailed 5 part story of Bron, which included great emotive language and tension).

Nicks Class:

• Riyen Shah – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing resourcefulness by constantly looking for new ways of approaching challenges). • Hammad Siddique – Scholar of the Week (for showing positivity and commitment when peer editing his 5 part story).

Shankar Class:

• Zaynul Bagwan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being resourceful by using excellent questioning skills during Science Week). • Aadam Natha – Scholar of the Week (for trying his best to use his ‘Growth Mindset’ when improving his learning). 18 May 2018

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Merits The following pupils have 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 Chowdhury Arshitha Thelapurath Rida Alam

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. Alizah Bhatti Bhavkaran Singh Alexis Burvill Anmeek Sood

Akbar Hussain Rasim Balaj Rumaysah Bukhari Iman Hafeez

Muhaimin Islam Manahil Shaukat Aarzoo Ilyas Riya Patel Inaaya Islam

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. Maisha Hossain Laraib Ul-Haq

Zahraa Aamanee Siya Kamothi

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Aqeel Nazir Smriti Nakerekanti

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils that have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch on Friday 25th May, an invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly:

Yousef Javed - Curie Anam Shah - Maxwell Musa Syed - Newton Aadya Bhandari - Britten Devyani Soni - Fitzgerald Anushka Navarajan - Glennie Isa Ijaz - Glennie

Miriam Mirza - Al-Kashi Esa Syed - Fibonacci Sasha Lard - Pythagoras Aqeel Nazir - Ellington Mariam Chowdhury - Nicks Zahra Abbas - Shankar Ava-Lily Pemberton-Mardenborough - Shankar

Composer of the Fortnight Hans Zimmer

For the next fortnight we will be listening to and learning about Hans Zimmer as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Zimmer in preparation for the coming weeks. You can find out some facts and hear some of his music on the following links.

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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 21st May 2018

Integrity Integrity comprises six dispositions: Citizenship Honesty

Justice Fairness

Humility Humanity

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At school we encourage the pupils to make sure they play in a kind and thoughtful way and ensure that they include others in their games. Games where ‘turn-taking’ is needed are great at helping the children to understand that everyone has fair turn. It is also important that the children learn how to win and lose a game graciously and show humility when they win or congratulate the winner and say well done if they lose. The children need to learn and understand the importance of telling the truth even when it feels uncomfortable when we have to admit that we have done something wrong. They also need to learn to take responsibility for their actions and not get into a habit of blaming others. It is important that the children have a moral sense of right and wrong. Each half term the class teacher chooses two ambassadors to help the pupils develop their citizenship skills and by helping with jobs in their class or at lunchtimes. We encourage every child to help keep the school environment clean by clearing away plates or cups after lunch or tidying up their own table place after activities in class.

At Home Talk to your child about how they can be a good citizen within their community, by not dropping litter etc. Talk about what is fair and encourage your child to help out at home with tidying their room or books away so that they develop a sense of responsibility and respect towards theirs and others’ property. Reinforce the message about always telling the truth and why this is important. When you are reading stories together with your child, discuss characters, their behaviour and moral decision and whether they are good or bad characters and why. What should the character have done instead etc.

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Key Dates Summer Term Dates: 16th April 2018 - 20th July 2018 Thursday 24th May

Movie Evening – 4.00-5.30pm (Further Information to follow) Monday 28th – Friday 1st June


Monday 4th June

Pupils return to school

Thursday 21st June

Year 2 visit to Southend

Friday 22nd June

Staff Inset Day – no school for students

Wednesday 27th June

Reception Visit to Barleylands

Friday 29th June

Pythagoras Class Assembly – Year 2 - 9.00 – 9.20am

Friday 29th June

Maxwell Class Assembly – Year R – 10.25 – 10.45am

Monday 2nd July

Wonderful Handwriting Week

Tuesday 3rd July

Coffee Morning 9.00am

Tuesday 3rd & Thursday 9th July

Year 1 visit to the Ragged School Museum

Thursday 5th July

Primary Sports Day

Friday 6th July

Staff Inset Day - no school for students

Friday 13th July

Pupil Progress Reports Sent Home

Tuesday 17th July

Parent Progress Meetings – School Finishes at 12.15pm

Wednesday 18th July

Summer Fayre 4.00pm

Friday 20th July

End of Term Awards Assemblies - Term Ends at 12.15pm

Tuesday 24th July

Primary Uniform Sales

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