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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 It was great to see so many of you at the coffee morning this week, especially new parents from Reception. We had a good number from each year group represented. Ms Palray and Ms Gilley had done a fantastic job of dressing the tables and preparing the teas and cakes for our special MacMillan event. I spent time talking through some of the events that will be taking place over the coming term and how parents/carers can get involved and support. Notes from the coffee morning will be sent out next week. Amazingly we raised a whopping £229.84 for MacMillan Cancer Support. Thank you so much for your generosity and support. It would be great to make the first coffee morning of each year a MacMillan one!

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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.

A Message from the Reception Staff We would like the children to bring in any conkers they can find and for them to be collected centrally in their classrooms until the end of term. They are a great resource for counting, putting down tubes for dexterity, and measuring things with. Last week you received a letter asking you to provide details of your child’s country of birth and nationality. All schools are legally required to complete a regular census update with details of all students on roll. Please would you complete and return the form by October 4th 2017. You are entitled to refuse to provide this information. If that is the case, we would still appreciate the return of this form with the word ‘refused’ written in any field you choose not to respond to.

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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.

School Photographs The photographs have arrived and will be sent home this week. If you wish to purchase the photos they will need to be ordered online. Full details can be found on the photographs including prices and the deadline to make orders.

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European Languages Day This week we have spent time celebrating European Languages. Each year group chose a European language to learn some basic words and to find out more about their country.

On Tuesday we celebrated European Languages Day, and in Curie Class we focused on Italy! We designed and made pretend pizzas, we threaded pasta necklaces to build our fine motor skills and made playdough pizzas. We answered the register saying Buon Giorno (Good Day in Italian) and learnt to count to 3 (uno, due, tre). What a fun afternoon learning about another culture!

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Year 2 pupils enjoyed their Spanish lesson this week.

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Year 1 Visit to Thorndon County Park As part of the Year 1 topic ‘Into the Woods’ the children visited Thorndon County Park and had an amazing time foraging, hunting for imaginary bears and exploring the woodlands habitat. Thank you so much to all the parent volunteers for helping out and giving up their time, we really appreciate your support.

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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.

Enrichment Clubs The Black History Month enrichment started this week with a session led by Meliah’s mother. The children looked at African fabrics and had the chance to design and draw their own.

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Harvest Festival ISAAC NEWTON ACADEMY

We will be having our Harvest Festival Assembly for the pupils on Thursday 12th October.

We would appreciate donations of the following items: We will be offering our donations to The Redbridge Welcome Centre. If you would like to make a contribution to this local worthy cause, then please send in your donation on Tuesday 10th October or Wednesday 11th October in preparation for the children’s Harvest Festival Assembly on Thursday 12th October.

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• Tinned fruit • Tinned Fish • Tinned vegetables • Tinned meat • Pasta

• Rice • Squash • Long Life Milk • Sugar • Coffee

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• Tea • Washing up liquid • Shower Gel • Shaving Foam • Washing Powder

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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: • Araiya Lard – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being a thoughtful friend and looking out for others). • Fatima Kashif – Scholar of the Week (for drawing and labelling a picture of her family). Maxwell Class: • Anam Shah – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being kind and thinking of others). • Danish Sheikh – Scholar of the Week (for creating a two part pattern in maths). Newton Class: • Zunairah Raja – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for the integrity she showed by sharing resources with a friend). • Mariam Sheikh – Scholar of the Week (for the great effort she has made with her handwriting). Britten Class: • Ayala Saleem – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being fair by taking turns when working with her maths talk partner). • Aadhav Arun – Scholar of the Week (for writing a brilliant recount of the school trip using time connectives). Fitzgerald Class: • Devyani Soni – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for taking turns beautifully during partner work and playing kindly and fairly at break times). • Ijaz Nazir – Scholar of the Week (for working hard to explain his reasoning in maths more clearly).

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Glennie Class: • Kiana Benjamin – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always being fair with her friends). • Aqsa Saeed – Scholar of the Week (for excellent work identifying adverbs). Al-Kashi Class: • Aliyah Khan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for working on growing her integrity habit by being honest and telling the truth). • Vishak Muthakumar – Scholar of the Week (for consistently modelling good use of mathematical language and for working). Fibonacci Class: • Aran Sivananthan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for having excellent integrity by being honest even in difficult situations). • Gurnoor Singh – Scholar of the Week (for showing more independence in his learning and being able to write his name). Pythagoras Class: • Asiyah Ali – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always being fair during partner tasks and taking turns as well as sharing nicely. Asiyah also helped a new friend settle into class this week). • Nabeeha Ozzul – Scholar of the Week (for concentrating hard during independent learning times and always trying his best to complete her tasks and move onto further challenges). Ellington Class: • Zaara Mubarak – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for settling well into her new class community). • Mariam Faheem – Scholar of the Week (for a superb European Languages poster). Nicks Class: • Nirmalpreet Durhailay – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for demonstrating sportsmanship and fairness during PE lessons). • Rayaan Vakas – Scholar of the Week (for demonstrating persistent effort and focus while memorising and reciting poetry this week). Shankar Class: • Hari Virdee – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing incredible integrity and fairness when faced with tricky situations). • Ibrahim Ijaz – Scholar of the Week (for a much improved attitude to his work and for helping his peers). 29 September 2017

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch for next Friday 6th October. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Nidhi Jogia - Maxwell Annika Taheem - Curie Muahid Ahmad - Curie Halima Chand - Newton Hanan Khan - Britten Ijaz Nazir - Fitzgerald Kiana Benjamin - Glennie

Vishak Muthukumar - Al-Kashi Ryan Abraham - Al-Kashi Riya Patel - Fibonacci Dua Maisam - Pythagoras Tay'Shawn Holland - Ellington Zairah Ali - Nicks Kuljit Aytan - Shankar

Friends Of Isaac Newton Academy FOINA is a friendly group who are part of the INA community. We are diverse, open and committed to nurturing an ethos of innovative and exciting fundraising events. Interested? Come join us now, we would love to hear from you. We will be holding our next meeting on Wednesday 4th October 2017 at 6:30pm in the Secondary dining hall. With Kind regards  Melissa Chergui.

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Wonderful Writing Week Week beginning 2nd October With the aim of raising the profile of writing across the school, we hold a ‘Wonderful Writing Week’ once each half term. This of course does not mean that we would not expect wonderful writing every week, but we thought it would be great way to encourage the pupils to really show us what they can do. We ask that you encourage and support your child at home during these weeks and get them to do as much writing as possible. This could be in the form of a shopping list, a letter, story writing or instructions for a recipe or game – anything at all. For the Reception children we would like them to practise writing their name and some familiar words if possible, using any sounds they have learned. In Year 1, we are looking for neat writing and sentences with capital letters and full stops. Year 2s now need to ensure their writing makes full sense and that they are beginning to use a range of punctuation, trying hard to spell more accurately familiar and unfamiliar words. Year 3s need to ensure they are beginning to use a wide range of punctuation, spelling with increased accurately both familiar and unfamiliar words and ensuring their handwriting is clearly and neatly formed. At the end of the week two children from each class will be awarded a certificate in recognition of their hard work and effort. Thank you for your support!

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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 2nd October 2017

Discovery

Discovery comprises seven dispositions: Energy Enthusiasm

Noticing Open-Mindedness Curiosity

At School

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 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 so that 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 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. You could change the gender of the characters, have them go on a different adventure etc. 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. 29 September 2017

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Black Composer of the Week Ella Fitzgerald

In recognition and to celebrate Black History Month we will be listening to the music of a different black composer each week. A huge thank you goes to our Black History Month working party of parents who suggested some great composers for us. Next week we will be listening to and learning about Ella Fitzgerald. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Simone in preparation for the coming week. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Fitzgerald http://biography.just-the-swing.com/ella-fitzgerald

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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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

95.7%

Maxwell

87%

Fitzgerald

96%

Newton

95.7%

Glennie

97.7%

Well done and congratulations to Curie class this week the winners with 98.3%. I hope we will see some healthier attendance figures next week!

Upper School Al-Kashi

95.7%

Ellington

99%

Fibonacci

95.7%

Nicks

100%

Pythagoras

96.3%

Shankar

96.7%

Well done and congratulations to Nicks class who are the winners for this week with 100%, you have earned yourselves some extra play next week!

Overall Attendance: 96.1% 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%. 29 September 2017

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Key Dates

Autumn 2017

Term Dates: Wednesday 6th September - Wednesday 20th December 2017 Saturday 1st October Monday 2nd October Friday 6th October Friday 6th October

Start of Black History Month Wonderful Handwriting Week Shankar Class Assembly – Year 3 - 9.00 – 9.20am Britten Class Assembly – Year 1 – 10.25 – 10.45am RWI Parent Workshop 9.00am & 6.00pm (Reception Wednesday 11th October and Year 1 Parents) Thursday 19th October Diwali Friday 20th October Multicultural Food Fayre & Traditional Costume Friday 20th October Break up 3.45pm for half term Monday 23th – Friday 27th October - HALF TERM 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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