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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

Reception Parents Information Evening Wednesday 3rd May - 6pm (September 2017 Starters)

This meeting is aimed at parents whose child is starting Isaac Newton Primary in September. If you are a parent with an older sibling already attending the school, we would still advise that you come along to the meeting as you will need to pick up your pack of documents that must to be filled in prior to your home visit. There have been some changes to the documents and the information required. We have also made changes to the way in which we will be allocating time slots for home visits, so we would highly recommend you attend so that you can choose a slot most suitable for you. It is very exciting to see some of our current pupils’ siblings joining this September.

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Welcome to the INA Primary Newsletter! Pupil Progress Meetings A reminder that the Parent Progress Meetings take place on Tuesday 2nd May; school will finish at 12.15pm on this day. We kindly ask that parents and carers collect the children on time, as time is needed for the staff to set up for the meetings in their classrooms. Please ensure you arrive promptly for your meeting. You will need to sign in via High Road entrance where you then be directed to meet the class teacher and assistant in your child’s classroom.

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

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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.

Lost Blazer Tanisha in Year 1 has lost her blazer. It has her name inside it although this may be slightly faded. Could I kindly ask you all to check your child’s blazer in case he/she has taken Tanisha’s in error. Can I also remind you that it is very important to label your child’s clothing and check this after a number of washes; having the child’s name inside clothes helps enormously in getting items back to their owners.

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Exciting Learning this Week Ms Cush-Etter spent time talking to the Year 1 pupil during their English lesson about growing up in Malawi, Africa. The pupils used their ‘Discovery’ skills to ask Ms Cush-Etter lots of great questions.

Britten on their London Transport Challenge Britten class enjoyed a jam-packed itinerary travelling around London this week. The children followed a planned route which allowed them to experience travel by train, the underground, boat and bus. Lunch was spent at the Maritime Museum in Greenwich, then rounded off by a visit to London City Airport to watch the planes taking off. Thank you to the parent volunteers for helping out; you were all superb!

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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: Amanah Ali – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being sensitive to the needs of others.) Amina Akram – Scholar of the Week (for lovely letter writing to Goldilocks.)

Maxwell Class: Gurnoor Singh Kalkat – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for listening and following instructions in class.) Preeti Caldeira – Scholar of the Week (for being able to share objects equally.)

Newton Class: Leja Kolyciute – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for working collaboratively with her partner in maths and sharing resources.) Ekamjot Pandher – Scholar of the Week (for trying hard to improve his writing.)

Britten Class: Hanad Ali – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always displaying great emotional intelligence with others.) Mahammadou Sillah Marega – Scholar of the Week (for learning his number bonds to 5.)

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Fitzgerald Class: Ubaid Mueez – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for consistently showing great understanding and empathy at playtimes and during group activities.) Esa Syed – Scholar of the Week (for demonstrating some excellent listening skills on the carpet and excellent question writing in preparation for interviewing Ms Cush-Etter about Malawi.)

Glennie Class: Yusuf Ahmed – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great partner work and always being considerate of others.) Marqelo Rama – Scholar of the Week (for great maths all week when identifying tens and ones.)

Al-Kashi Class: Malaika Hussain – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for actively listening and then reflecting on the significance of certain objects to Muslims.) Daniyal Sheikh – Scholar of the Week (for working hard at re-telling the story of the Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.)

Fibonacci Class: Rohin Ronson – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being wonderfully emotionally intelligent in class and for helping out his peers.) Raina Islam – Scholar of the Week (for excellent effort with her fractions work and a wonderful re-tell of a story in English.)

Pythagoras Class: Mariam Chowdhury – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing empathy towards other children and helping out in class.) Ceylan Warner – Scholar of the Week (for following instructions well in English and applying her learning to write expanded noun phrases.)

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch next week on Friday 5th May; an invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Imaan Javed - Maxwell Arfah Noor - Newton Adaya Bhanadri - Curie Jaskaran Singh - Britten Inshirah Nabeel - Glennie Rayaan Vakas - Pythagoras Keerat Teja - Al-Kashi

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. Anushka Navarajan Saminderpreet Kaur

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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. Maryam Nawaz Emile Morgan Dua-E-Zainab Maisam

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. Ryan Abraham

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Guided Reading Books Parents, please would you have a good look around at home for any guided reading books that you may still have; there are a few books missing and because of this some of the sets are now incomplete and will need to be replaced to make the numbers up for a group pack. This is very costly to the school. Parents will be asked to pay for any missing guided reading books. Thank you for your support with this.

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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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 1st May 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, and university and certainly throughout our work careers. It is really important whilst the children are young that we help them develop these habits as quickly as possible – especially organisation, independence and hard work. • At school we ensure 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 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 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 Antonin Dvorak

For the next week we will be listening to and learning about Antonin Dvorak as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Dvorak 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/Anton%C3%ADn_Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k http://www.britannica.com/biography/Antonin-Dvorak

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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

94.6% 93.3% 97.9%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

100% 99.2% 98.7%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

99.6% 93.7% 99.6%

Overall Attendance: 97.4% Well done and congratulations to Britten class who are the winners again this week with 100%; they will enjoy some extra play next week! Attendance has improved this week. Let’s see if we can have an even better week next week to end the 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 Monday 1st May Tuesday 2nd May

Bank Holiday – No School Parent Progress Meeting - School Finishes at 12:15pm Reception Parents Information Evening (September 2017 starters) Handwriting Week Maxwell Class Assembly (Maxwell Parents Invited) 3pm

Wednesday 3rd May Monday 15th May Friday 19th May

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 Friday 16th June Curie Class Assembly (Curie Parents Invited) 3.00pm Monday 26th June Handwriting Week 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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