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18 November 2016

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Important Reminders • Schools starts at 8.45am. 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 every day other than Tuesday when we finish at 3.00pm • If any of your details have changed eg. 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.

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. • 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).

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From Tam Broadway – Primary Headteacher Thank you to those of you that were able to attend the RWI Phonics workshops last week, we hope you found the information useful and that it will help you to further support your child at home. The PowerPoint materials are all on website under the ‘Community’ tab and ‘Resources for Parents’. Do not hesitate to ask if you need further help. In the interest of safety, we ask that you ensure you accompany your child on their bike or scooter down and along Cricklefield Place each day. Some parents have raised that on occasion there has been evidence of cars driving down there too fast and that some of the children equally like to speed down there in front of their parents on their bike or scooter. Please ensure you stay with your child at all times and ask them to slow down as they ride down to or from the school gate, thank you for your support.

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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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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.

Avni Kamothi - Newton Class Ronak Chatha - Al-Kashi Ava- Lily Pemberton- Mardenborough - Al-Kashi Aashvi Govil - Al-Kashi Naniyah Owusu - Al-Kashi Tulsi Jogia - Pythagoras

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Praise and Recognition Every week each teacher chooses two children from their class to receive a certificate in assembly, one 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: Vianna Mahendra – Headteacher’s Habits Award (For having lots of patience and concentrating well!) Sai Smaran Nakerekanti – Scholar of the Week (For trying hard in English lessons!)

Maxwell Class: Maidah Hussain Riaz– Headteacher’s Habits Award (For remembering what recycling means!) Rasim Balaj – Scholar of the Week (For writing great captions in English!)

Newton Class: Ekamjot Pandher – Headteacher’ Habits Award (For being resourceful and using scissors to cut out his Christmas star!) Saif Shaikh – Scholar of the Week (For writing three letter words in his English lesson!)

Britten Class: Harneet Kang – Headteacher’s Habits Award (For making use of available resources around the room!) Aairah Abid– Scholar of the Week (For her fantastic writing about Charlie and Lola and their adventure around London!)

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Fitzgerald Class: Maya Kimborowicz – Headteacher’s Habits Award (For creative reusing of materials in the Junkyard Orchestra!) Musa Ali – Scholar of the Week (For rising to challenges in maths!)

Glennie Class: Saim Rehman – Headteacher’s Habits Award (For really thinking about and asking some brilliant questions during the carpet sessions!) Navneet Matharu – Scholar of the Week (For making extra effort to practise good handwriting at school and at home!)

Al-Kashi Class: Avneet Chaggar – Headteacher’s Habits Award (For working hard on remembering her maths facts such as number bonds!) Kuljit Aytan – Scholar of the Week (For asking good questions, actively participating in learning and applying his learning to new situations!)

Fibonacci Class: Raina Islam – Headteacher’s Habits Award (For excellent use of her phonics to help with her writing!) Arissa Isha-Butt – Scholar of the Week (For fantastic hard work throughout the week!)

Pythagoras Class: Rebecca Hussain – Headteacher’s Habits Award (For listening to and remembering instructions about measuring in maths and applying these!) Rayaan Vakas – Scholar of the Week (For working hard to come up with suggestions for the class assembly performance and answering questions well in maths!) 18 November 2016

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch on Friday 25th November. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Maisha Hossain - Curie Tasnia Anis - Maxwell Nobin Chowdhury - Newton Maya Ahmed - Britten Maryam Nawaz - Glennie Saba Akram - Fibonacci Tulsi Jogia - Pythagoras

Al-Kashi Class Assembly Thank you to Al-Kashi class for their lovely assembly last week. It was great to see so many parents there to support; I know it means a lot to the children to see you there and to perform for you.

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Lovely Learning This Week The Reception children said their favourite colour and found their initial on the computer. The data was entered into a bar graph. We looked at the most popular colour (red) and interpreted the graph; the least popular colour was orange.

This week in maths the Reception children have been ordering lengths, they have also been using programmable Bee Bots during their afternoon learning.

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A Message from Ms Rayner We have lots of items of lost property in the office, including some blazers, which you can have a look through at any time. It is difficult to help get items back to their owner if they are not labelled, so please check that all items of uniform are labelled. Many thanks for your help and support with this!

A Message from the PE Department 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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Composer of the Fortnight Frederic Chopin

We are currently listening to and learning about Frederic Chopin as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Chopin in preparation for the coming weeks. Information can be found on the following links. http://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#safe=strict&q=chopin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJNG-j9WPBY

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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 21st November

Integrity Integrity comprises six dispositions: Citizenship Honesty

Justice Fairness

Humility Humanity

At School

• 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 every class choose 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, 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 their 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. 18 November 2016

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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

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 who 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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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

95.3% 89% 96.6%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

98% 95.7% 94.7%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

98.7% 98% 97.5%

Overall Attendance: 95.9%

Congratulations to Al-Kashi Class, who are the winners for this week. National average attendance for primary schools is 96.1%. 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 for the Autumn Term 2016 Term Dates -Autumn Term Thursday 1st September - Friday 16th December Half Term: Monday 24th – Friday 28th October INSET Days: 1, 2, 5 September, 23 November, 9 December

Key Dates for Primary - Autumn Term Tuesday 22nd November Wednesday 23rd November Friday 25th November Tuesday 29th November Wednesday 30th November Thursday 1st December Thursday 8th December Friday 9th December Friday 16th December

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Whole Staff Training After School – No After School Club Provision Available INSET Day: no school for students Pythagoras Class Assembly – Year 2 – 3.00pm (Pythagoras parents invited) Parent Coffee Morning 9.00-10.00am Reception Information Session 2.00pm (Secondary Building) Maths Mastery Parent Workshop 6.00pm (Year 1, 2 and Reception Parents Invited) Christmas Lunch INSET Day: no school for pupils Awards Assemblies. Term Ends at 12.15pm (Details to follow with timings in due course)

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