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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 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. • 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 I can hardly believe that the first half term has gone by already, it only seemed like five minutes ago that we were welcoming the children back after the summer holiday and settling the Reception children into their new classes. It has been a busy and fantastic half term and I am feeling incredibly proud of how hard everyone has worked and how much has been learnt. I hope you all have a lovely half term break and look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 30th October, feeling refreshed and ready to go again!

Important reminders • Schools 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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Lovely Learning This Week To help celebrate Diwali this week we were visited by a number of parents who shared their experiences with the pupils. The children listened to stories and learned about Diva lamps. Fun was had dressing Ms Short up in a sari and Mr Marshall-Jones in a turban.

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Gurdwara Visit – Reception As part of this half term’s ‘Me and My World’ topic, the Reception children visited the Karamsar Gurdwara along the High Road to help them learn more about the Sikh place of worship. The children were given a mini tour and a talk about the gurdwara, explaining how it runs with the help of the Sikh community volunteering their time and how the ‘langar’, community kitchen operates. The children were fantastic and listened to the information intently. Thank you to the parents who were able to help out this time, your assistance goes a long way. We would like to thank the gurdwara for their kind hospitality and for giving up their time to talk to the children.

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Year 3 Art Learning Year 3 pupils enjoyed their art lessons this week making Diwali cards and Papier Mache Dino eggs!

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School Council Ten Pin Bowling Last year’s school council were treated to an afternoon of Ten Pin Bowling this week to say a huge thank you for their hard work last year. We had a whole lot of fun. Thank you Ms Govil and Mr Ijaz for helping out and for being such great sports with the pupils.

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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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A Message from the Year 1 Team Newspapers needed! For next half term, Year 1 need lots of newspapers for their Art lessons. If you have any at home that you no longer need, please bring them in to one of the Year 1 teachers. Thank you.

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 wo 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 Hutson Year 2 and 3 PE Jewellery: On the day that your child has PE, please make sure that they do not have any jewellery on. This can be very dangerous, particularly when using equipment, and may result in injury to your child. If you wish for your child to wear earrings, please teach them how to take them out, so that they are not putting themselves at risk during lessons PE Kit: Please also ensure that you send your child in with correct PE kit on the relevant days, even if they are unwell. This includes the INA T-shirt, trousers, socks and trainers (INA purple jumper optional). If children are in school trousers, skirts, tights and school shoes, it is very difficult for them to use their full range of movement and the risk of them falling, slipping and injuring themselves is increased. Injuries: If your child has an injury which will stop them taking part in PE, please write a note stating what the injury is.

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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: • Aaron Kitaure – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing care for others and being a kind friend). • Leja Vitkauskaite – Scholar of the Week (for speaking in full sentences when sharing her ideas). Maxwell Class: • Jasson Maheshwaran – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always listening during learning time). • Joshua Adjarho – Scholar of the Week (for finding one more than within 6). Newton Class: • Bhavkaran Singh – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for emotional intelligence shown by collaborating during maths). • Bilal Hussain – Scholar of the Week (for sounding out and writing more than the initial sound of words). Britten Class: • Keira Palmer – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating emotional intelligence by listening to her peers’ ideas). • Vianna Mahendra – Scholar of the Week (for writing fantastic rhyming couplets). Fitzgerald Class: • Arthi Sivananthan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for collaborating very well with others during group and partner activities – especially when building towers in maths). • Arfah Noor – Scholar of the Week (for an excellent rhyming couplet poem).

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Glennie Class: • Arshita Thelapurath – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always showing great listening). • Noor Asghar – Scholar of the Week (for using the correct language and key words when describing the properties of 2D shapes). Al-Kashi Class: • Shakira Choudhry – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating empathy – understanding and sharing the feelings of the others). • Yusuf Ahmed – Scholar of the Week (for always trying his best and for being a positive role model of excellent behaviour in class). Fibonacci Class: • Keira Chana – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always having excellent listening skills and empathy for others). • Mohid Asif – Scholar of the Week (for asking great questions during his English lessons). Pythagoras Class: • Sanam Shah – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for sharing with teachers and the class some positive and lovely things other children had done this week). • Aahil Mubarak – Scholar of the Week (for trying very hard with his maths learning this week to come up with equations for word problems and to solve them correctly). Ellington Class: • Inaaya Ijaz – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for fantastic empathy skills when supporting peers and adults). • Faheem Ahmedabadi – Scholar of the Week (for superb effort in English and maths this week). Nicks Class: • Rohan Taheem – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating emotional intelligence when supporting others with their sharing). • Nuhitu Hasan – Scholar of the Week (for applying her excellent understanding of inference to her independent tasks in guided reading). Shankar Class: • Amber Carless – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating wonderful collaboration in her lessons and for being incredibly reflective in all situations). • Eesa Anwar – Scholar of the Week (for constant effort and creativity in his reading record book reviews). 20 October 2017

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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. Abdullah Riaz

Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch for the week after half term on Friday 3rd November. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Giorgio Nicosia - Curie Abeera Qazi - Curie Anya Mirza - Maxwell Bilal Hussain - Newton Alisha Ali - Britten Nobin Chowdhury - Fitzgerald Alexandra Bale-Orhorha - Glennie

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Zahir Khan - Al-Kashi Zara Daykin - Fibonacci Hanad Ali - Pythagoras Aizah Nawaz - Ellington Rufaida Hasnat - Nicks Yanis Benjamin - Nicks Miguel Genov - Shankar

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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 30th October 2017

Self Discipline At School

• 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, university and certainly 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 that 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 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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Self-Discipline comprises of nine dispositions: Organisation Prudence Hard Work

Absorption Motivation Independence

Revising Practising Self-Regulation

At Home

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 help to 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 praise them for 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.

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Composer of the Fortnight Esperanza Spalding

For the fortnight after the half term we will be listening to and learning about Esperanza Spalding as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Spalding in preparation for the coming weeks. You can find out some facts and hear some of his music on the following links. http://www.esperanzaspalding.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanza_Spalding

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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.

Lower School Curie

98.3%

Britten

96.7%

Maxwell

94%

Fitzgerald

95%

Newton

94%

Glennie

96.3%

Well done and congratulations to Curie class this week, the winners with 98.3%.

Upper School Al-Kashi

98.7%

Ellington

97.7%

Fibonacci

97%

Nicks

100%

Pythagoras

94.3%

Shankar

97.3%

Well done and congratulations to Nicks class who are the winners this week with 100% and will receive some extra play the first week back after the half term.

Overall Attendance: 96.6% 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%. 20 October 2017

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Key Dates Autumn 2017 Term Dates: Wednesday 6th September - Wednesday 20th December 2017 Monday 30th November

Back to school at the usual time

Wednesday 1st November

BRIDGES workshop for Parents – 6.00pm

Monday 6th November

Maths Week

Tuesday 7th November

Year 1 Class Trip to the Museum of London

Wednesday 8th November

Reception Information Evening 6.00pm

Thursday 9th November

Maths Mastery Parent Workshop 9.00am & 6.00pm

Monday 13th November

Year 1 Class Trip to the Museum of London

Monday 13th November

Home and Family Week (No enrichment clubs)

Monday 20th November

Wonderful Handwriting Week

Wednesday 22nd November INSET Day: no school for students Wednesday 29th November

Reception Information Session 2.00pm

Thursday 30th November

Reception Visit the Fire Station

Friday 1st December

Nicks Class Assembly – Year 3 - 9.00 – 9.20am

Friday 1st December

Fitzgerald Class Assembly – Year 1 – 10.25 – 10.45am

Wednesday 6th December

Parent Quiz Night – 7.00pm

Friday 8th December

INSET Day: no school for students

Wednesday 13th December

Reception Nativity Play - 9.00am

Friday 15th December

Christmas Lunch & Christmas Jumper Day

Wednesday 20th December

Awards Assemblies. Term Ends at 12.15pm

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