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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

School Uniform Purchases The Primary uniform can be purchased through the Khalsa Schoolwear website or can be bought at the 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. Khalsa Schoolwear will also be selling the school uniform in the Secondary school on Tuesday 25th July whereby you can try on items for size and will be entitled to a ‘start of term’ discount.

A Message from Ms Chaggar The PowerPoint that was shared during the Wisepay Lunches presentation is available for parents to view on the website under the ‘Community’ tab and ‘Resources for Parents’.

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From Tam Broadway – Primary Headteacher What an incredible year we’ve had! The children have worked extremely hard and made fantastic progress and I am sure you are all very proud of their achievements and end of year reports. We look forward to welcoming the new Reception pupils to the Isaac Newton family in September; I know everyone will make them feel very welcome. The Reception children will be visiting the school for their Meet the Teacher sessions on Wednesday 6th September at the following times:

Newton Class: Maxwell Class: Curie Class :

8.45 - 9.45am 10.00 -11.00am 11.15 - 12.15pm

On Thursday 7th September the Reception children will be in school from 11.00 -1.00pm, Years 1-3 will be in from 1.30 – 3.30pm. On Friday 8th September everyone will be in as usual. Please remember that the Year 3 children now start at 8.35am and finish at 3.35pm. The gate will be open at the usual time of 8.25am each morning for Reception parents only to come into the playground and for everyone else to drop their child off in the playground. The start time of 8.45 and the finish time of 3.45pm remain the same for Reception – Year 2 children. A separate letter outlining the changes has been sent out. On behalf of the whole Primary team, I would like to thank all our parents/ carers for your awesome support this year; the INA community really is very special. We hope that you all have a fantastic break!

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Dear Primary Parents, It was lovely to see so many of you at Wednesday’s Summer Fayre. Thank you for all you support over the past year. The primary school has gone from strength to strength this year and I know that you would wish to join me in congratulating Ms Broadway, all the staff and all the pupils on their fantastic achievements. I hope that you have wonderful holiday and a good rest over the summer. And finally, may I introduce you to another of our new members of staff in September, Ms Ghafour: Shahzia Ghafoor , Primary Teacher I am excited to be on the INA team for September 2017. I look forward to the new challenges and creative opportunities that await me. The coming year will be my first full time role after some years of part time teaching, due to raising my family. The prospect of working full time brings hope of a new chapter in my life and the start of a new adventure. I was born in Cambridgeshire but raised in London. As a Londoner I firmly believe in improving the life chances for all pupils in the city. This starts with the correct mind-set that all pupils deserve the right to a superb education in their local school, where they can fulfil their potential and witness the fruits of their success. I’m committed to raising the standards of education for all pupils in my own class and wider school. So there was no question that when the opportunity at INA arose, I had to take it- the ethos and my mind-set were the same. Qualified as a Science teacher, I went down into Primary where I have learned the grassroots children’s learning and development over the last 14 years. My teaching skills are specific to English and Maths in raising attainment by identifying gaps and problems in learning. I like to focus on progression as a means of challenge setting for pupils and teachers alike. The staff training day in June gave me a glimpse of the INA framework of staff. I was impressed and encouraged to see how each cog has a purpose and the whole team ticks in motion simultaneously. It’s definitely where I want to be and I look forward to working with everyone in September

Ms Macfarlane, Principal

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Year 3 & Year 2 Swimming Payments Please ensure that the full payment for swimming lessons is paid by the 7th September if your child is in either Shankar or Pythagoras Class. Payments need to be made using Wisepay.

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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Lunch Ambassadors Tea Party After a term of cleaning tables, clearing away plates and setting the space up for the Year 1 pupils to enter the dining hall for the second sitting of lunch, the hard working Lunch Ambassadors were treated to a well earned Tea Party. With cakes, scones and sandwiches on offer, I can see the number of applications for the role rocketing next term. Thank you Mr Marshall-Jones for organising the event and thank you Ms Gilley for such a beautiful spread!

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Summer Fayre 19th July 2017 Thank you parents/carers for coming along to the Primary Summer Fete and for your kind donations of food, games etc. It was great to see so many parents helping out and lovely to see lots of new families who will be joining us in September. Thank you also to the Ms Atkinson, Mr Clift-Matthews and the secondary students for their help in setting up and running the stalls. A huge thank you goes to Ms Palray in particular for organising the event and for all her time and hard work in getting the day organised! There was amazing team work from everyone – well done! The great news is that we have managed to raise at least £958 – this is fantastic and will go towards the purchase of equipment for the school.

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Summer Fayre 19th July 2017

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Lovely Learning this Week Thank you to the Music department this week for hosting a fantastic music concert. The Primary pupils were in awe and enraptured by their Secondary peers who were great musical ambassadors and inspirational role models for the Primary. Well done everyone!

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Enrichment Clubs The Recorder Club enjoyed performing to their parents/carers this week and sharing the songs that they have been learning over the course of the half term. They sounded fantastic and I hope they all continue to practice over the break.

The final Father and Son enrichment took place on Thursday evening with a highly competitive game of cricket. Initial overs were gentle and allowed people to relax before muscles were flexed. Everyone had a great time, and I am sure some old cricket bats are going to have the dust brushed off them following this session!

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Merits

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 a fantastic achievement. A special ‘bronze’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly. Ibrahim Rahman Ivan Srivastava Zahra Abbas Zakariyah Master Zahraa Aamanee Sabah Akram Jasmine Gadhiya Emaan Hassan

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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 a fantastic achievement. A special ‘silver’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly. Amber Carless Deepshika Ravi Aran Sivananthan Alexis Burvill Aleena Chowdhury Joshua George Rida Alam

Sarah Master Ibrahim Ijaz Kisa Fatima Kayaan Khan Arjun Bihal Nirmalpreet Durhailay

Faheem Ahmedabadi Khadijah Bukhari Gurkirpa Hunjan Zaina Hussain Jeevat Palray Saismriti Nakerekanti

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 a fantastic achievement. A special ‘gold’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly. Mohid Asif Aariah Abid Dua E Zainab Maisam Hanad Ali Avni Kamothi Anmeek Sood Vishak Muthakumar 21 July 2017

Kiana Benjamin Tasnia Anis Maidah Hussain Riaz Maria Mohamed Faiz Isa Ijaz Nadia Khan

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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.

We hope that the children will continue to develop their BRIDGES characteristics during the summer break and will have plenty of opportunities to demonstrate them all.

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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

93.3% 90% 97.2%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

95% 95.6% 91.7%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

90% 95.6% 93.3%

Overall Attendance: 93.5% Well done and congratulations to Newton who are the winners this week with 97.2%. 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 Autumn 2017 Term Dates: Wednesday 6th September - Wednesday 20th December 2017 Wednesday 6th September

Meet the Teacher (Reception pupils only)

Thursday 7th September

Reception ( 11.00 - 1.00pm) Years 1-3 (1.30-3.30pm)

Friday 8th September

Pupils in at normal time

Tuesday 19th September

School Photographer

Wednesday 20th September Tapestry Workshop for Reception Parents 9am & 6pm Monday 25th September

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