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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 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.

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From Tam Broadway – Primary Headteacher Eid Mubarak to those that celebrated last weekend; I hope you enjoyed a festive Eid al-Fitr with family and friends. With only three more weeks left of this half term we advise that you continue to check the key dates at the back of the newsletter. Please be reminded that the school will be closed for pupils on Friday 7th July as this is a staff training day. The Pupil Progress Reports will be sent out this term on Friday 14th July; these will include the SATs scores and converted levels for Year 2 pupils and the Phonics Screening Scores for Year 1. The Parent Progress Meetings will take place on Tuesday 18th July. School will finish at 12.15pm on this day as well as the last day of term on Friday 21st July.

A Message from Year 1 Next week we will be exploring capacity in Maths for which we will need some clear plastic bottles or containers of any size. If you have any of these (that you won’t need back) please give them to your child’s class teacher. Thank you!

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Summer Fayre We are now beginning to plan and 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. We have also been asked by a number of parents about what to do with items of uniform that the children have outgrown and which are still in excellent condition. We therefore ask that over the next few weeks you bring in any items of used uniform that could be sold on a stall at the Summer Fayre. This helps you see the clothes go to a good home and be of use to another family at a fraction of the cost of buying brand new items as well as helping the school to raise some funds. Thank you in advance for any donations of toys or uniform.

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Enrichment This week the ‘Boys and Fathers’ enrichment club took the opportunity to focus on story writing. Their challenge was to work together to create a 500 word story.

Ms Cush-Etter’s Book Club made good use of the sunshine this week and took the opportunity to find a bright, sunny spot to enjoy their books. It was also great to have Navneet’s father joining the club to read to the group.

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Lovely Learning this Week As part of the Year 1 topic ‘Seen and Not Heard’ the pupils had the opportunity to visit the Ragged School Museum this week. The children experienced how strict and scary school could be for some Victorian children and appreciate just how fortunate they are to attend such a great school at INA with such lovely staff! Thank you so much to the parent volunteers for helping out and giving up their time; you were all a superb help!

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Primary Sports Day Monday 3rd July

We are looking forward to seeing you at Cricklefield Place for the Primary Sports Day on Monday 3rd July. Reception Sports Day - 10.45am-12.30pm, Year 1 and 2 Sports Day - 1.45pm-4pm. You will have all received a letter and 2 spectator tickets. If you require more tickets, please contact reception and we will do our best to see if there are any spare tickets available. We ask that you provide your child with water, a hat and sun cream if the weather is hot. If we experience bad weather on the day and we have to cancel the event, you will receive a text to this effect on the day and your child will stay at school as per their normal routine. PLEASE NOTE: No photography / no ticket no entry / spectators must remain in the allocated stands for the duration of the afternoon

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Year 3 School Meals Payments As you may be aware, Universal Free School Meals were introduced in order to ensure that every pupil from Reception to Year 2 receives a hot meal for lunch every day whilst at school, free of charge. In September 2017 your child will be moving into Year 3 and you will therefore be required to make payment of £2.20 per day for school meals using Wisepay, the Academy’s online payment system. In line with our family dining vision/policy, all pupils will receive a hot meal every day. Food or drink brought in from home will not be permitted in school. It is important that you are familiar with using Wisepay and that you keep your account topped up with at least £11 per week (the cost of 1 week’s meals) as payments will be automatically deducted from your child’s account daily unless your child is absent from school. Pupils receiving free school meals will not be required to make payments for lunch. Ms Chaggar will be holding drop in sessions for all parents who need support on how to use Wisepay. This will also be a good opportunity to ask any questions related to lunch payments. Sessions will be held on Wednesday 12th July at 9.00am and Thursday 13th July at 6.00pm. She will be able to show you how to log in, look into any errors (reset password), and go through how to make a payment and help merge accounts for siblings. Please let Ms Chaggar or Ms Khanum know which of these sessions you will be attending. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office for further information.

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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: Ayala Saleem – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always making good choices). Jawad Imran – Scholar of the Week (for excellent effort in literacy lessons this week).

Maxwell Class: Rumaysah – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing independence in her writing). Anushka – Scholar of the Week (for practising her writing at home and always sharing her home learning at school).

Newton Class: Emaan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for the self-discipline she demonstrated when she sat and wrote a story independently). Samuel – Scholar of the Week (for writing and explaining he used his ‘Fred Fingers’, capital letters and full stops).

Britten Class: Sasha Lard – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for managing herself and showing she is focussed during lessons). Gulle Jannat – Scholar of the Week (for improving her spellings of high frequency words and using them in her writing).

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Fitzgerald Class: Shahed – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for sharing some thoughtful, considered ideas with the whole class and being patient and self- controlled with his partners and during group activities this week). Kareem Al Khouli – Scholar of the Week (for taking part in a Victorian role play and acting his part with such enthusiasm).

Glennie Class: Aryan Singh – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for working really hard during maths lessons and persevering when the work got tricky). Meliah Henry – Scholar of the Week (for writing a great recount about the Ragged School Museum trip).

Al-Kashi Class: Haidar Shaikh – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for working hard and completing set activities independently). Musa Malik – Scholar of the Week (for trying harder to improve his handwriting and presenting his work neatly).

Fibonacci Class: Osman Dean – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for really trying to improve his selfdiscipline during whole class learning sessions on the carpet). Aqeel Nazir – Scholar of the Week (for giving well thought out answers on the carpet and for using great mathematical language).

Pythagoras Class: Zakariyah – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for trying very hard with his story writing this week. He showed lovely joined up writing that included lots of suffixes). Aadam – Scholar of the Week (for trying hard with his 3 and 4 times tables this week and answering a lot of questions correctly in class). 30 June 2017

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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. Nafiu Quddus Ayaan Aqeel Jashandeep Singh

Keira Chana Aqeel Nazir

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. Maria Mohamed Faiz Manahil Shaukat Arshitha Thelapurath Aina Shah Akbar Hussain Nabeeha Ozzul

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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. Vianna Mahendra Harneet Kang

Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch next week on Thursday 6th July; an invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Ibraheem Nawaz - Curie Iman Hafeez - Maxwell Emaan Adeel - Newton Zayn Miah - Fitzgerald Tanmanjot Sandhu - Glennie Amber Carless - Al-Kashi Saba Akram - Fibonacci

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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 3rd July 2017

Bravery

Bravery comprises five dispositions: Leadership Optimism

Risk-taking Courage

Experimentation

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• We encourage the children to try new things and experiment every day, whether it is with a food that they have not tried before or new activities that they may not normally choose during the afternoon sessions. For Year 1 and 2 we would encourage the children to try different reading books or authors/ topics they might not normally consider reading or to experiment with the paint during art – trying to create different effects etc. • We always encourage the children to have courage when they fall over and hurt themselves and to remain as calm as possible while we help them. • We aim for all pupils to demonstrate their leadership skills by helping others, being smart in their appearance, being kind, having good manners and generally demonstrating all their BRIDGES characteristics. • We encourage some of the quieter pupils to have the courage to share their ideas in class and to have work with optimism and develop a real ‘can do’ attitude.

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Encourage your child to try as many different things as possible – whether it is food, different enrichment clubs, books etc. Support your child to develop their own mind and not just follow what everyone else is doing. It is important that the pupils are able to try things without worrying about getting it wrong or worrying about what other people think. Celebrate the fact that by making mistakes we are always learning. Give examples of times when you have had to be brave and try something for the first time, or when something did not go so well the first time but you learned from the mistakes you made and got better. Help remind your child at home about being smart in their appearance and role-modelling good behaviour through their leadership skills. Allow your child to help with jobs and roles at home, taking on the responsibility for cleaning their room, keeping their books or toys organised etc. 30 June 2017

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Composer of the Fortnight Philip Glass

For the next fortnight we will be listening to and learning about Philip Glass as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Glass in preparation for the coming weeks. You can find out some facts and hear some of his music on the following links. http://philipglass.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Glass

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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

88.7% 91.2% 88.3%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

94.2% 92.9% 95.8%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

89.2% 89.2% 84.3%

Overall Attendance: 90.5% Well done and congratulations to Glennie class who are the winners once again this week and well done to Year 1 for having the highest attendance across the year groups with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! 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 3rd July

Primary Sports Day

Friday 7th July

INSET DAY: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday 11th July

Coffee Morning 9.00am

Wednesday 12th July

School Meals Information Session for Year 3 9.00am

Thursday 13th July

School Meals Information Session for Year 3 6.00pm

Friday 14th July

Pupil Progress Reports Sent Home

Tuesday 18th July

Parent Progress Meetings

Wednesday 19th July

Summer Fayre 4.00pm

Friday 21st July

End of Term Awards Assemblies - Term Ends at 12.15pm

Tuesday 25th July

Primary Uniform Sales (Start of Term Discount Prices Apply)

Autumn 2017 Term Dates: Wednesday 6th September - Wednesday 20th December 2017 Monday 4th September

INSET DAY: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday 5th September

INSET DAY: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Wednesday 6th September Reception Class Start at INA Thursday 7th September

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