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19 May 2017

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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 It is hard to believe that another half term is almost at an end. The children break up next Friday 26th May, finishing at the usual time of 3.45pm. All enrichment clubs will continue next week as normal.

A Message from the Reception Team Next week the children will be reading the ‘Whatever Next’ book. To help bring the book to life it would be great if each child could bring a pair of Wellington boots to school with them and if anyone has any cardboard boxes big enough for a child to sit in, then could you please drop them off to your child’s teacher.

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Help Yourself There a number of planters with various herbs such as rosemary and mint growing in the planters outside of the Reception area. They grow quite rapidly so if you do want to take some cuttings then please help yourself.

Coffee Evening Wednesday 24th May You are all invited to come along to our first Coffee Evening on Wednesday 24th May at 6.00pm in the primary dining hall. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible and sharing some great ideas together.

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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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Exciting Learning this Week As part of a Year 1 maths lesson this week, the pupils were learning to apply their mathematic skills to some real life situations. Using standard units of mass (Kgs and grams), the children learned how to weigh out different quantities of the various ingredients needed to bake their delicious cookies. What a great way to learn maths!

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Enrichment Calling all Male Role Models Earlier in the year during one of the Coffee Mornings, we discussed ways in which we can support boys’ achievement. Nationally we hear of an attainment gap between boys and girls and at INA we want to do everything we can to support the achievement of our boys, without the exclusion of the girls of course. Next half term we are inviting any fathers who have some time available to join and help out with our enrichment clubs. If you are available to help out with a particular club every week or can offer a one-off hour over the course of next half term, then please contact the reception team. The list of clubs and the days they are running is now live on the enrichment app. It does not matter if you have a son or daughter in the school; we are looking for male role models to help out whatever.

Boys-Only Enrichment Club Next half term we will also going be running a ‘Fathers and Sons’ enrichment club. If you are interested in participating with your son, you will need to be available from 4.00-5.00pm each week for the half term. Each week will focus on a different activity, led by Mr Marshall-Jones, which you will participate jointly in with your son e.g. cooking, reading, team sport and writing. You will need to sign up for this club on the enrichment app.

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Message from Ms Ali Thank you to the all Year 1 parents who attended this week’s parent workshop on phonics. It was great to see so many parents who were receptive and had lots of great questions. The most important information to take away from the session would be: • Practise those sounds daily, especially during the holiday. (Some children need to see each sound at least fifty times before they remember it effortlessly). • Our strategy for reading unfamiliar or new words is : Special Friends, Fred Talk and Blend. • Encourage independence in reading. Guide, do not tell. (Can they notice their own mistakes and self-correct?) Happy Reading!

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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: Aina Shah – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for using resources in class to help with her reading). Holly Carless – Scholar of the Week (for writing a good set of instructions).

Maxwell Class: Aleena Chowdhury – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for asking her teachers questions when she is not sure). Sarah Master – Scholar of the Week (for writing an amazing alternative story in literacy).

Newton Class: Zara Khan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for the resourcefulness she showed in literacy when she concentrated on her letter formation). Arfah Noor – Scholar of the Week (for the great effort she put into writing synonyms about an elephant).

Britten Class: Harneet Kang – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always using the sound mats and the high frequency words around the room to help with her writing). Sasha Lard – Scholar of the Week (for being careful and consistently using her capital letters and full stops).

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Fitzgerald Class: Shahed Hussain – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for imitating a recipe and weighing ingredients accurately to make cookies). Hannah Nakuda – Scholar of the Week (for carefully copying a story at home to practise her handwriting).

Glennie Class: Saminderpreet Kaur – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for making great links between the different animal groups). Prajin Raja – Scholar of the Week (for great maths work using Dienes to solve addition equations).

Al-Kashi Class: Saif Hossain – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for imitating and applying his learning to solve mathematical calculations and problems). Avneet Chaggar – Scholar of the Week (for working hard and practising her numeracy and writing skills in order to progress in her learning).

Fibonacci Class: Jasmine Ghadiya – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being resourceful during her lessons and for asking good questions). Khadija Bukhari – Scholar of the Week (for working incredibly hard to develop her handwriting).

Pythagoras Class: Arsal Anjum – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for using the examples given to him well and then applying them to his own writing). Charan Chaggar – Scholar of the Week (for trying very hard with her maths learning, showing all her working out and checking her answers).

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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. Maisha Hossein

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. Leja Kolyciute Eric Vasile Maidah Hussain Riaz Isa Ijaz Kamiah Reid Yaqoob Ubaid ur Rehman Mueez Rhea Thirumal Keira Palmer

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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. Tulsi Jogia

Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch next week on Friday 26th May; an invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Jawad Imran - Curie Kiana Benjamin - Maxwell Arfah Noor - Newton Aairah Abid - Britten Ravi Jethwa - Fitzgerald Eesa Anwar - Al-Kashi Osman Dean - Fibonacci

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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 22nd May 2017

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 to 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 to help 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. 19 May 2017

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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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Composer of the Fortnight Scott Joplin

For the next week we will be listening to and learning about Scott Joplin as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Joplin in preparation for the coming weeks. You can find out some facts and hear some of his music on the following links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Joplin http://www.biography.com/people/scott-joplin-9357953

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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

96.7% 92% 99%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

93.7% 99% 94.3%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

99.3% 97.7% 99.3%

Overall Attendance: 96.8% Well done and congratulations to Pythagoras and Al-Kashi who are joint winners this week with 99.3%. Well done also to Fitzgerald and Newton who had an impressive 99%. We are still waiting to see which class will be first to get to 100% this half term! 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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Key Dates Summer 2017 Wednesday 24th May Coffee Evening 6.00pm Friday 26th May Half Term Monday 29th – Friday 2nd June HALF TERM Monday 5th June Pupils return to school Thursday 15th June Barley Land Farm – Reception Trip Friday 16th June Curie Class Assembly (Curie Parents Invited) 3.00pm 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 Tuesday 18th July Wednesday 19th July Friday 21st July Tuesday 25th July

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Pupil Progress Reports Sent Home Parent Progress Meetings Summer Fayre 4.00pm End of Term Awards Assemblies - Term Ends at 12.15pm Primary Uniform Sales

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