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7 October 2016

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Important reminders • Schools starts at 8.45am, 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 every day other than Tuesday when we finish at 3.00pm • If any of your details have changed eg. 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.

Uniform Information The Primary uniform can be purchased through the Khalsa Schoolwear website or can be bought at the Khalsa Schoolwear shop in Bethnal Green. All 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! 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 (no hoops) • 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 has been a busy week with lots of lovely learning and ‘Discovery’ work going on. Our Black History Month celebrations are well underway and the School Council has been busy working on our Harvest Festival Assembly and visiting the Welcome Centre. Ms West has now put up Harvest Festival posters around the school and on the gates to advise us of the best food donations over the coming week.

Enrichment Photos from this Week The Black History Month enrichment session this week was based on Egyptian art courtesy of Kamiah’s mum – thank you so much for your time and bringing such lovely resources for the children to use to inspire their artwork. The focus was on kings and queens from African countries. They looked at pictures and discussed the clothes they wore.  The Ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti had a cobra on her crown, and we talked about the symbolism of snakes.  The children then chose a picture of a king or queen to draw and paint.  The children then looked at different crowns or head-dresses that African royalty wore.  The children chose a template, coloured it and cut it out to make their own crowns. 7 October 2016

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Praise and Recognition Every week each teacher chooses two children from their class to receive a certificate in assembly, one 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: Marwan Shoaba – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for asking interesting questions.) Hibah Mohammed Sajeed Hameed – Scholar of the Week (for excellent work in phonics.)

Maxwell Class: Arshitha Thelapurath – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for discovering how to solve a complex puzzle.) Ayaan Aqeel – Scholar of the Week (for really trying with his letter formation in phonics.)

Newton Class: Eric Vasile – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for discovering how to use a cardboard tube as a telescope.) Nobin Chowdhury – Scholar of the Week (for the effort he put into writing his letters during the afternoon.)

Britten Class: Mohammadou Sillah Marega – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for having great enthusiasm in retelling ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in Literacy.) Yusuf Mahmud – Scholar of the Week (for trying really hard with his writing and succeeding.)

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Fitzgerald Class: Zara Choudhury – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for discovering and presenting interesting natural artefacts related to the woods in home learning.) Riya Patel – Scholar of the Week (for rising to challenges in maths.)

Glennie Class: Abdullah Shahzad – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great energy and enthusiasm during literacy lesson using role play.) Imran Hussain – Scholar of the Week (for really trying hard in remembering to use capital letters and full stops in his writing.)

Al-Kashi Class: Amber Carless – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for displaying a willingness to learn through asking lots of questions and participating in discussions.) Kayaan Khan – Scholar of the Week (for creating her own acrostic poem.)

Fibonacci Class: Zaina Hussain – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for wonderful energy and enthusiasm during every maths lesson.) Ali Ullah – Scholar of the Week (for wonderful maturity and excellent effort in class.)

Pythagoras Class: Tulsi Jogia – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for doing independent research on the seasons and putting a seasons frame together.) Kashan Shahzad – Scholar of the Week (for working very hard to try and catch up on literacy work he missed whilst he was poorly.)

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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 Thursday 13th October. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly:

Tanush Handa – Curie Isa Ijaz – Maxwell Arfah Noor – Newton Sasha Lard – Britten Katrina Kaur – Britten Zaynul Bagwan – Al-Kashi Zaina Hussain - Fibonacci

A Message from Ms Mark Please let us know if you are having any Tapestry log in issues. Hoping that you have all been able to log on, we would like you to fill in the ‘All about Me’ section. We will be able to use some of the information for the ‘Show and Tell’ sessions in class and for classmates to ask the children questions. Thank you in advance.

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Mita Desai Visit Mita Desai visited the School Council this week. She talked to the pupils about the importance of having a student voice in school. She spent time helping the pupils to think about how they get their message across to the school and how to present their ideas in a confident way. She was very impressed by how articulate our Year 2 pupils are in explaining their role and the work they have been involved in so far as part of the School Council.

Mita Desai’s Profile: Mita is a 26-year-old Social Policy graduate and former Chair of the British Youth Council Board. At 16 she signed up to a youth service and was introduced to a world where young people’s voices mattered and people were making a difference on issues they were passionate about. Since then, she has been an ambassador for Britain in the 2009 ‘European Youth Exchange’ programme, a delegate for the 2010 ‘World Aids Conference’ in Vienna, represented Birmingham University in UK debating tournaments and volunteered with: PASS, DebateMate, and Envision. In 2013 she managed a camp with the Fresh Air fund, a New York based charity, and won the "Institutional Employee of the Year’ award after her role in marketing a University careers course led to a record enrolment rate. In 2015 she was appointed as an Advisory Council member for Step Up To Serve and was given an award from the British Dyslexia Association in recognition for her services towards Dyslexia. Mita currently works for The Challenge where she writes the curriculum for the National Citizen Service. 7 October 2016

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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

A Message from the PE Department On PE days we ask that you remove any earrings that your child normally wears to school. This is from a health and safety perspective as the pupils often work in pairs during ball games, gymnastics etc. Thank you for your support. Please be reminded that only one pair of plain stud earrings can be worn to school.

Help Yourself There are various herbs such as rosemary and mint growing in the planters outside of the Reception area. They grow quite rapidly at this time of year so if you do want to take some cuttings then please help yourself.

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Black Hero of the Week:

Mary Seacole Mary Jane Seacole (nÊe Grant;1805 – 1881) was a Jamaican woman of Scottish and African descent who set up a "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War. She described this as "a mess-table and comfortable quarters for sick and convalescent officers", and provided succor for wounded servicemen on the battlefield. She was posthumously awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1991. In 2004 she was voted the greatest black Briton. Most recently a statue of Seacole was erected at St Thomas' Hospital, London on 30 June 2016, describing her as a "pioneer nurse".

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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 10th October: GRIT

Grit comprises six dispositions: Perseverance Managing Distractions Resilience

Patience Concentration Determination

At School

At part of our 6 pillars we continuously stress the importance to the children of managing distractions and concentrating during their learning time. It is essential that from Reception upwards the children become better at managing distractions and demonstrate that they can work on a task for a sustained period of time. We always encourage a ‘can do’ resilient attitude and talk to the children about the importance of not giving up on a task too easily, even when it presents as a challenge, learning that ‘practice makes perfect’. We discuss that having patience and trying something again, even though we may find it difficult, will lead to success. We also explain that patience can also mean not having what we want instantly and that sometimes we have to wait our turn.

At Home

Encourage your child to try to complete things more independently – when they say they can’t do something tell them to have a go and to try a little harder. If then they are still completely stuck with a task, offer a small amount of help to get them started. Offer encouragement and praise your child’s effort. Talk to your child about how you learned to do things and how hard some things were for you too but that, by not giving up, being determined and practising, you got better.

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Black Composer of the Week In recognition of 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 Miles Davis. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Davis in preparation for the coming week.

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Baked wedges, roasted cauliflower

Rice pudding pot (contains: milk)

Margarita pizza

To go with…

Scrummy Pudding

Gluten free offer….

(contains milk)

Margarita pizza (contains gluten milk)

with tuna on the side (fish)

(gluten milk)

Margarita pizza

with tuna on the side (fish)

(gluten milk)

Margarita pizza

Meat Free

Non Halal

Halal

Primary Week: 1

Baked jacket with beans & cheese or salad bar

Lemon syrup sponge (contains: egg wheat)

Sauté courgettes

Roasted vegetable & cream cheese pasta bake (gluten celery milk wheat sulphites)

Turkey & sweetcorn macaroni bake (gluten milk wheat celery sulphites)

Turkey & sweetcorn macaroni bake (gluten milk wheat celery sulphites)

Chickpea, carrot & quinoa falafel with sesame hummus (sesame)

Cherry & apple crumble with custard ( wheat milk) gluten free crumble available

Roasted potatoes, panache of vegetables

(sesame)

Chickpea, carrot & quinoa falafel with sesame hummus

Chicken sausages in onion gravy (wheat celery sulphites)

Chicken sausages in onion gravy (wheat celery sulphites)

Soya mince shepherd’s pie topped with glazed potatoes (soya celery sulphites)

(contains: milk)

Chocolate custard

Green beans, braised red cabbage

Soya mince shepherd’s pie topped with glazed potatoes (soya celery sulphites)

Lamb shepherd’s pie topped with rustic mash (celery sulphites)

Lamb shepherd’s pie topped with rustic mash (celery sulphites)

Root vegetables topped with glazed potatoes (celery sulphites)

Vegetarian jelly

Chipped potatoes, baked beans, peas

Root vegetable cobbler (contains: milk gluten celery sulphites)

Fish finger (wheat fish) or free from gluten fish finger (fish)

Fish finger (wheat fish) or free from gluten fish finger (fish)


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Penne pasta with a rich tomato, olive & cheddar sauce

Meat Free

Garlic bread

Penne pasta with a rich tomato, olive & cheddar sauce

Free from gluten….

(milk celery sulphites)

Vanilla ice cream (milk)

(gluten) green beans

Scrummy Pudding…

To go with…

Lamb bolognaise pasta bake (gluten milk celery sulphites)

Non Halal

(gluten milk celery sulphites)

Lamb bolognaise pasta bake (gluten milk celery sulphites)

Halal

Primary Week: 2

Sesame rice & bean cake with sweet chilli sauce (celery soya sulphites)

Chocolate rice pudding pot (milk)

Steamed peas & green beans

Sesame rice & bean cake with sweet chilli sauce (celery soya sulphites)

Salmon & potato fish cake (fish celery sulphites)

Salmon & potato fish cake (fish celery sulphites)

Italian herb roasted vegetables, mixed bean & tofu stew (celery soya sulphites)

(wheat milk)

Mixed fruit cobbler

Lemon carrots, roast potatoes (sulphites)

Italian herb roasted vegetables, mixed bean & tofu stew (celery soya sulphites)

Herb roast chicken breast with herb gravy (sulphites celery)

Herb roast chicken breast with herb gravy (sulphites celery)

Butternut squash, chick-pea & tomato curry (mustard celery sulphites)

Fruity flap jack (gluten)

Seasoned rice, broccoli

Butternut squash, chick-pea & tomato curry (mustard celery sulphites)

Red Thai spiced turkey curry (celery sulphites)

Red Thai spiced turkey curry (celery sulphites)

Free from gluten fish finger (fish)

Fruit salad

Chipped potatoes, baked beans, peas

Handmade cheese, potato & onion puff (milk celery sulphites gluten)

Fish finger (wheat fish) or free from gluten fish finger (fish)

Fish finger (wheat fish) or free from gluten fish finger (fish)


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Sweet potato, chick-pea & spinach casserole (celery sulphites)

Mini naan bread

Meat Free

To go with…

Banana custard (milk)

Sweet potato, chick-pea & spinach casserole (celery sulphites)

Scrummy Pudding…

Free from Gluten…

(gluten) green beans

Minced lamb biryani (celery sulphites mustard)

Minced lamb biryani (celery sulphites mustard)

Non Halal

Halal

Primary Week: 3

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Chocolate cookie (milk gluten soya)

Crushed new potatoes’ steamed broccoli

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Apple & cinnamon puff (milk gluten)

Garlic bread (gluten) sauté courgettes

Vegetable lasagne (free from gluten celery sulphites)

(celery gluten sulphites)

Chicken & mushroom lasagne (gluten milk sulphites celery)

Chicken & mushroom lasagne (gluten milk sulphites celery)

Root vegetable lattice slice

Cod tail with crushed peas (fish celery sulphites)

Cod tail with crushed peas (fish celery sulphites)

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

Chocolate cake with chocolate sauce (gluten soya egg milk)

Baked paprika wedges, seasoned sweetcorn

Vegetable & quinoa burger (celery sulphites)

(sulphites wheat)

Lamb burger with nonseeded bun

(sulphites wheat)

Lamb burger with nonseeded bun

Baked beans & grated cheese (milk)

(gluten milk egg)

Fruity muffin

Chipped potatoes, baked beans, peas

Vegetable sausage toad in the hole with caramelised onions (gluten egg celery milk sulphites)

Battered catch of the day (wheat fish) or steamed catch of the day (fish)

Battered catch of the day (wheat fish) or steamed catch of the day (fish)


Welcome Centre Visit The Primary School Council were joined by a few members of the Secondary School Council this week to visit the Welcome Centre to find out more about the work they do to support the local homeless people. From the information they have learned they will be putting an assembly together to present to the rest of the school to explain how their harvest donations will be used to help others.

Lovely Learning This Week Britten class performing ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and sharing a Teddy Bears’ picnic, where the children made their own sandwiches!

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Multicultural Food Fayre & Dress Up Day Friday 21st October

To celebrate the amazing diversity of our school community we will be holding a Multicultural Food Fayre and Dress Up day on the last day of the half term, Friday 21st October. To raise funds for the school we are inviting the staff and children to pay ÂŁ1 to wear traditional or cultural dress for the day. Ms Mark already has her African dress ready and Mr Marshall-Jones will be showing off his best Welsh rugby shirt. The children need to wear clothes that are practical, as they will still need to continue with their day-to-day routines and play. We are also inviting parents/carers to make some cultural food dishes that can they can sell after school in the dining hall to help raise money for the school. It will be great way to share some of your favourite dishes with the rest of the school community. If you make a dish we would ask that you stay to help sell your dish so that you can explain the contents and ingredients to any potential buyers. The Food Fayre will be from 4.00-5.00pm although we would ask parents to be available from 3.30 to help set up etc. There will be more details to follow via letter early next week.

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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

98% 94.7% 93.7%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

99% 97.3% 100%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

97% 96.6% 95.4%

Overall Attendance: 96.8%

Congratulations to Glennie class, who are the winners for this week with 100% Attendance. The attendance figures are looking healthier this week – so well done and let’s keep it up for the rest of this half term. National average attendance for primary schools is 96.1%. 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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Harvest Festival ISAAC NEWTON ACADEMY

We will be having our Harvest Festival Assembly for the pupils on Thursday 13th 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 11th October or Wednesday 12th October in preparation for the children’s Harvest Festival Assembly on Thursday 13th October.

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

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

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

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Key Dates for the Autumn Term 2016 Term Dates -Autumn Term Thursday 1st September - Friday 16th December Half Term: Monday 24th – Friday 28th October INSET Days: 1, 2, 5 September, 23 November, 9 December

Key Dates for Primary - Autumn Term Friday 14th October Wednesday 19th October Thursday 21st October Monday 24–Friday 28 October Wednesday 9th November Thursday 10th November Friday 11th November Thursday 17th November Wednesday 23rd November Friday 25th November Tuesday 29th November Wednesday 30th November Thursday 1st December Thursday 8th December Friday 9th December Friday 16th December

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Fibonacci Class Assembly – Year 2 - 3.00pm (Fibonacci Parents Invited) BRIDGES Parent Workshop 6.00pm (Secondary Building) Multicultural Food Fayre & Traditional Costume Dress Up Day HALF TERM RWI Parent Workshop 6.00pm Reception Information Evening 6.00pm (For Parents applying for September 2017 places) Al-Kashi Class Assembly – Year 2 – 3.00pm Literacy Parent Workshop 6.00pm (Secondary Building) INSET Day: no school for students Pythagoras Class Assembly – Year 2 – 3.00pm Parent Coffee Morning 9.00-10.00am Reception Information Session 2.00pm Maths Mastery Parent Workshop 6.00pm Christmas Lunch INSET Day: no school for pupils Awards Assemblies Term Ends at 12.15pm

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