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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 As you will know from the information posted in the newsletter by Ms Macfarlane a few weeks ago, the school was closed on Wednesday and staff and pupils were given the opportunity to use the day in honour of the memory of one of the secondary students, Ahmed Al-Khafiji. It was an opportunity for you to spend the day with your child and think about an out-of- the-ordinary experience that you could share. Children enjoyed sharing their experiences with me this week; there were a range of activities from yoga, iceskating to helping parents at work and going to a football match. The primary staff spent the day visiting other outstanding local schools to share great practice and ideas. We have all been busy writing or drawing about our day, some of which will be on display in the school over the next few weeks. The coming weeks will be busy with lots of fun events happening, so please do take time to read over the dates and times, and do please ask if you are unsure about of any of the information included

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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Lovely Learning

Year 1 - London Landmarks This week Year 1 have thoroughly enjoyed working on their art projects making London landmarks! They taped boxes and other recycled materials together and then used papier mache to cover and sculpt their landmarks.

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Parent Progress Meetings & Pupil Progress Reports The Pupil Progress Reports and Parent Progress Meetings will take place in January. The Pupil Progress Reports will be sent out to you on Friday 5th January and the Parent Progress Meetings will take place on Tuesday 9th January. There will still be three Termly Reports sent out over the course of the year and three Parent Progress Meetings. Further details will be sent out in due course.

Reception Nativity Play The Reception pupils will be performing the Nativity play on Wednesday 13th December at 9.15am. Reception parents are invited to attend. Two tickets will be issued per child in due course.

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CALLING ALL DADS! We are looking for some enthusiastic male role models to read with and inspire the boys in Year 1!

This will take place from 8.45-9.15 on Friday mornings in all Year 1 classes, beginning Friday 1st December. Feel free to sign up for one or multiple sessions. We ask that you: • are enthusiastic about reading • are willing to listen to the children read • ask the children questions as they read to help them develop their understanding

If you are interested, please sign up with a Year 1 class teacher. Thank you!

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Celebration & Awards Assembly At the end of every term the children enjoy the opportunity to share and celebrate some of their learning and achievements with you. Each teacher chooses two children from their class to receive a certificate in the Celebration and Awards Assembly, one in recognition of a child who has demonstrated the habits of all the seven BRIDGES throughout the term, and the other in recognition of a pupil’s outstanding academic effort and achievement. The assemblies start at the following times in the Primary dining hall:

Friday 15th December 8:45 - 9:15am – Year 1 (All Year 1 parents are invited to attend) 9:30 - 10:00am – Reception (All Reception parents are invited to attend) 10:15 - 10:45am – Year 2 (All Year 2 parents are invited to attend)

Monday 18th December

8:45 – 9:15am – Year 3 (All Year 3 parents are invited to attend)

Message from Ms Hutson It is very important that the children come to school each week with the correct PE kit for their lessons. Pupils are expected to come to school in their regular school shoes and change into a pair of plimsolls for the lesson. The children should not be arriving to school with plimsolls on and wearing them for they day, nor should they be wearing their regular shoes for a PE lesson.

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My Local Culture Competition Young Londoners... Seize the chance to celebrate where you live with our new competition! If you live in London, this exciting filmmaking competition, in partnership with the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award, invites you to pick up your phone or camera and make a film showing us why your London borough is best. If you live in any one of the 32 London boroughs - from Camden to Croydon, from Haringey to Hounslow - we’re challenging you to make a short film showcasing what it is that you love about the area you live in. Films must be no longer than 3 minutes in length and follow the theme of ‘my local culture’. Each winning filmmaker (or group of filmmakers) will win £1500 of state-ofthe-art filmmaking equipment and receive professional training that could be the first step on a path to a career in the British film industry. Entries will be judged by a special panel including staff from Into Film, the Mayor’s office and other young people, and will be assessed on idea, sound, story and look, as well as the technical ability on display. Read more about the competition here: https://www.intofilm.org/competitions/11

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Isaac Newton Primary Calendar Ms Palray has worked hard once again this year to put together a fabulous INA Primary 2018 calendar, featuring learning from every child across the school. This year the pupils have drawn their portrait and will all be included, with each of our twelve classes featuring across the year. A letter will be sent home early next week with an order slip attached to it; the calendar costs ÂŁ5.00 and any profit made goes towards additional primary resources. Orders need to be made by Wednesday 6th December. You can have a look at a prototype in the Primary reception area.

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 interests of safeguarding your children. Thank you for your cooperation.

A Message from the Year 1 Team Newspapers needed!

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.

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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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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: • Hannah Rebhi – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for beginning to share with her friends). • Annika Taheem – Scholar of the Week (for independently writing in full sentences). Maxwell Class: • Amrit Kaur – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for playing fairly with her friends during playtime). • Sheryar Javed – Scholar of the Week (for writing numbers 1-10 in the right order). Newton Class: • Beeta Bayrami – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being kind to her classmates during afternoon learning times). • Amir Muhammad – Scholar of the Week (for counting nine dots accurately during the maths lesson). Britten Class: • Nyla Moses-Philips – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating integrity by being honest even in difficult situations). • Smaran Nakerekanti – Scholar of the Week (for trying hard to focus during all lessons throughout the week). Fitzgerald Class: • Alia Malik – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for sharing resources fairly and working very well with her partner when building her London landmark model). • Keyaan Alam – Scholar of the Week (for consistently giving his best and sharing very thoughtful answers during the carpet learning time).

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Glennie Class: • Eshaal Khan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing fairness when working in a group). • Gurjas Dhanjal – Scholar of the Week (for displaying greater effort in his learning). Al-Kashi Class: • Marqelo Rama – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great integrity by telling the truth and being humble). • Inaaya Muhammad – Scholar of the Week (for trying her best, discussing her learning and asking questions to improve her learning). Fibonacci Class: • Cameron Palmer – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always being fair when interacting with his peers). • Riya Patel – Scholar of the Week (for excellent multiplication work). Pythagoras Class: • Ekam Bains – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for bringing in lovely word problems she created independently at home for the class to solve). • Ali Haroon – Scholar of the Week (for showing excellent concentration in all his learning this week and always trying hard to move onto further challenges). Ellington Class: • Siya Kamothi – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing empathy and kindness towards another child in the playground). • Ali Ullah – Scholar of the Week (for demonstrating great partner work in all lessons). Nicks Class: • Mariam Chowdhury – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating integrity and fairness when working in a team). • Nandini Sharma – Scholar of the Week (for creating a detailed set of instructions with additional information written in brackets). Shankar Class: • Aashvi Govil – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing wonderful integrity at all times and for consistently demonstrating fairness). • Naniyah Owusu – Scholar of the Week (for excellent analysis of her instructions in English, and for including additional information using brackets).

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch for Friday 1st December. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Bolarinwa Omotola - Curie Amrit Kaur - Maxwell Hamza Ahmed - Newton Nyla Moses-Philips - Britten Avni Kamothi - Fitzgerald Eric Vasile - Fitzgerald Tasnia Anis - Glennie

Saminderpreet Kaur - Al-Kashi Prajin Raja - Al-Kashi Nowmi Touva - Fibonacci Azmain Islam - Pythagoras Aariz Khan - Ellington Zakariyah Master - Nicks Malaika Hussain - Shankar

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Mayors Santa Run Mayor of Redbridge Festive Runs Sunday 3 December 2017 2 Festive Runs from Beal High School, Woodford Bridge Road, IG4 5LP 10am - 10km Race for adults - £10 per participant &

12 noon - 2km family Santa fun run for children accompanied by an adult. £10 entry fee per team of one child (under 16) with one adult. All money raised will go to the Mayor’s charities: Haven House and St Francis Hospice. Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mayors-fun-run-tickets-38297578087 Running numbers can be collected in advance from Redbridge Town Hall (Please ask at Reception) or on race day Free Santa Hat and medal for all participants and a prize for the best festive costume NB. Elves, Christmas Puddings, Snowmen, Reindeer and Angels are all welcome

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 fantastic achievement. A special ‘bronze’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly. Ibrahim Ijaz Kiana Benjamin Hanfil Mohammed Jameel Zara Choudry Zara Daykin 24 November 2017

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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 27th November2017

Discovery

Discovery comprises seven dispositions: Energy Enthusiasm

Noticing Open-Mindedness

Curiosity Imagining Creativity

At School • •

We make our lessons fun and interactive every day so that every child loves learning and has a sense of enthusiasm with everything they do. Our lessons are very hands on and we ask the children to share their learning with their ‘talk partners’. We talk to the children about looking out for the details on things around them, to look closely at the bugs and the leaves in the playground and what happens to everything as the seasons change. We encourage the children to check their work and try to spot any errors they may have made. Through our topic approach we engender a sense of curiosity and wonder in the children where they are keen to go home and find out more. We talk about human characteristics and traits and what makes us all the same but equally what makes us different and that it is good to have differences and to appreciate them with an open mind. Every area of the curriculum helps the children to become more creative – through roleplay, stories, music and PE – helping the children to use their imaginations.

At Home

Encourage your child to use their imagination by making up stories together, or suggesting ways in which they could change parts of a story they know well e.g. changing the gender of the characters or having them go on a different adventure. Pupils love to role play different characters and it is often even more fun when the adults join in too. Play along and have fun! Play games with your child like ‘I spy’ where you can see how many things they can notice beginning with a certain sound or letter they may already know or ask your child to think about an object and describe it using powerful adjectives. Ask questions like ‘I wonder what would happen if…?’ or ‘What do you think might happen if?’ or ‘Why do you think…? These types of deeper questions will encourage the children to use their creativity and imagination more fully. Either independently or with help, encourage your child to read or research more information around the topics they have been studying in class. The children could also spend time researching our current composer. 24 November 2017

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Composer of the Fortnight Antonio Vivaldi

For the fortnight after the half term we will be listening to and learning about Antonio Vivaldi as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Vivaldi 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/Antonio_Vivaldi http://www.britannica.com/biography/Antonio-Vivaldi

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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

92.7%

Britten

98%

Maxwell

92.3%

Fitzgerald

98.3%

Newton

90.3%

Glennie

93%

Well done and congratulations to Fitzgerald class who are the winners again for the fourth week in a row with 98.3%. Attendance this week has is very low; I hope to see an improvement next week.

Upper School Al-Kashi

94.7%

Ellington

97%

Fibonacci

98.3%

Nicks

96.3%

Pythagoras

97.7%

Shankar

98%

Well done and congratulations to Fibonacci class who are the winners this week with 98.3%, and for finally beating Nicks class this half term. Attendance this week has dropped slightly so I hope to see an improvement next week.

Overall Attendance: 95.6% 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%. 24 November 2017

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

Wednesday 29th November

Reception Information Session 2.00pm

Thursday 30th November

Reception Visit the Fire Station

Friday 1st December

Nicks Class Assembly – Year 3 - 9.00am – 9.20am

Friday 1st December

Fitzgerald Class Assembly– Year 1 – 10.25am – 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 - 9.15am

Friday 15th December

Christmas Lunch & Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 15th December

Awards Assemblies (Years R, 1 & 2)

Monday 18th December

Award Assembly (Year 3)

Wednesday 20th December

Term Ends at 12.15pm

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