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26 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 was great to see some of you at the coffee evening this week, although the numbers were generally lower than those we normally see at coffee mornings. We will try another evening again in the new term and see if the lower numbers were a one off. Notes from the coffee meeting will be sent to all parents and carers in due course. I hope you all have a lovely half term break and look forward to seeing everyone back again on Monday 5th June ready for more fun and challenging learning. During the break please encourage your child to practise, for a short time every day, their reading, writing and maths skills. Thank you for your support.

Messages from Ms Chaggar • Parents are reminded to call the school to inform us of your child’s absence by 8:15am for everyday of your child will be away. Please leave a clear message on the absence line with your child’s full name, class and symptoms. • Pupils are not to be collected early from school unless this has been agreed and discussed beforehand with the Headteacher. • Appointments are to be booked outside of school hours where possible. • The office staff are more than willing to show you how to access the system to book enrichment clubs if you need support and will happily supply log-in details if they have been misplaced.

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Community Travel Event 13th June 2017

Please find below an invitation to our whole school “Travel and Tea” Community Event which will be held in the secondary dining hall.  We have been working really hard to raise awareness and seek solutions for reducing the number of cars that drive into the Car Park, thus reducing pollution.  This is a great opportunity for parents to see some of the work the secondary Travel Ambassadors have been doing and support them in their initiatives. We look forward to seeing you. INA Youth Travel Ambassadors

Community Event

Tuesday 13th June

5:30-6:30

You are warmly invited to our Travel and Tea Community Event. Traditional cream tea will be served throughout the event. Learn about some of our great initiatives to encourage greener travel. Help us raise awareness of our issues and how members of the community can help.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet INA’s Youth Travel Ambassadors

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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 add your details to the reply slip below and return it to Ms Broadway. 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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Exciting Learning this Week Emaan’s mum brought her baby in today and the children quietly asked questions e.g. her name, how old she is, why do babies sleep so much etc. Emaan’s mum explained how her baby was named by the grandparents and we discussed how this is similar and different to other cultures.

School Photographer The photographer will be in school on Wednesday 7th June, depending on the weather, to take class group photos which will then be available for you to purchase. Further details on how to purchase these will be sent in due course. Please ensure that your child is in their full uniform and looking extremely smart (as always)!

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Wonderful Writing Week It was great to see so many children bringing in examples of their great handwriting from home and to see so many pupils trying really hard to improve their writing in their lessons last week. I know the teachers found it really hard to choose who to award the certificates to. Well done and congratulations to the following pupils for working hard on their handwriting during the Wonderful Handwriting Week:

Curie Class – Aadhav Arun & Hibah Mohammed Sajeed Hameed Maxwell Class – Tasnia Anis & Nafiu Quddus Newton Class – Samuel Chamberlain-Thomas & Alexis Burvill Britten Class – Dua-E-Zainab Maisam & Katrina Kaur Fitzgerald Class – Musa Ali & Priyajanani Pradeep Kumar Glennie Class – Hamza Chand & Miriam Mirza Al-Kashi Class – Ava-Lily Pemberton Mardenborough & Kuljit Aytan Fibonacci Class – Faheem Ahmedabadi & Gurkirpa Hunjan Pythagoras Class – Nuhitu Hasan & Ayaan Hussain Riaz

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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: Sai Smaran Nakerekanti – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for telling the truth even in difficult situations.) Ibraheem Nawaz – Scholar of the Week (for super work in maths – doubling and halving.)

Maxwell Class: Rasim Balaj – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for looking after his peers when they are upset.) Jashandeep Singh Mehmi – Scholar of the Week (for sequencing the story ‘Whatever Next’ independently.)

Newton Class: Nobin Chowdhury – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing integrity in the way he played fairly with his peers.) Saara Anna Jilani – Scholar of the Week (for the effort she put into her writing this week.)

Britten Class: Nabeeha Ozzul – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for choosing to do the right thing independently.) Deepshika Ravi – Scholar of the Week (for creating a fantastic recount of ‘Grace and Family’ in English.)

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Fitzgerald Class: Cameron Palmer – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being a responsible citizen and upholding the school values at all times.) Marwa Benaziza – Scholar of the Week (for showing a great improvement in focus during her writing.)

Glennie Class: Navneet Matharu – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always being fair with her friends.) Ryan Abraham – Scholar of the Week (for writing a great story about his family.)

Al-Kashi Class: Ghiyas Elahi – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for consistently being honest and fair in his dealings with others.) Zaynul Abideen – Scholar of the Week (for working hard in order to develop in all areas of his learning.)

Fibonacci Class: Ria Jethwa – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great integrity and for choosing to be kind and honest.) Emaan Hassan – Scholar of the Week (for giving some really well thought out answers in English, particularly when writing her book review.)

Pythagoras Class: Rhea Thirumal – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always being fair and taking turns during partner work. Always taking care to share resources and often helping out with jobs in class.) Nirmalpreet Durhailay – Scholar of the Week (for describing the similarities and differences of shape properties and for superb spellings in all her writing.)

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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. Smriti Nakerekanti Parmveer Singh Nassim Rehbi Sai Smaran Nakerekanti Ibraheem Nawaz Tariq Hamed Yasin Alom Arfah Noor Ekamjot Pandher Alia Malik

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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 fantastic achievement. A special ‘silver’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly. Amina Ali Jeevan Hunjan Zahir Khan Inaaya Ijaz Maryam Umarji Daniyal Sheikh Rasim Balaj Xavier Ambia Amina Ali

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. Gulle Jannat Inshirah Nabeel Tanush Handa

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch the week after half term on Friday 9th June; an invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly. J'Shawn Holland - Pythagoras Aisha Bashir - Pythagoras Maisha Hossain - Curie Eshaal Khan - Maxwell Gurjas Dhanjal - Maxwell Hannah Nakhuda - Fitzgerald Ekam Bains - Britten

Message from Ms Palray As we begin to prepare for the Summer Fayre on Wednesday 19th July, we would like to ask you to bring in any second hand toy donations. Any donations must be in good working order, in their complete condition and clean so that they can be sold or raffled off on the day. Many thanks in advance.

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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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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 5th June 2017

Discovery

Discovery comprises seven dispositions: Energy Enthusiasm

Noticing Open-Mindedness

At School

Curiosity Imagining Creativity

• 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 the ‘talk partners’. • We talk to the children about looking out for the details on things around them, looking closely at the bugs and the leaves in the playground and seeing 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 also 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 role-play, 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. change the gender of the characters or have 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. 26 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 Giacomo Puccini

For the next week we will be listening to and learning about Giacomo Puccini as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Puccini 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/Giacomo_Puccini http://www.roh.org.uk/people/giacomo-puccini

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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

96.3% 97.7% 96.7%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

100% 99.3% 95.7%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

100% 100% 99.3%

Overall Attendance: 98.3% Well done and congratulations to Britten, Al-Kashi and Fibonacci who all had 100% attendance this week!

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 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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