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14 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 We enjoyed a special Harvest Assembly this week to celebrate how fortunate we are to have the food we eat every day and to also stop and think about others who are less fortunate than ourselves. Each year group had practised a song during the music lessons over the last half term and performed these to each other. The School Council also presented the facts they had learned about the Welcome Centre and the great work they do to support homeless people in the local community. Thank you for generous food donations that so many of you sent in; we are looking forward to presenting them to the Welcome Centre next week. I am sure they will be overwhelmed by your generosity.

Harvest Celebration Assembly

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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: Rajan Mann – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being determined to keep practising his handwriting and not giving up.) Vianna Mahendra – Scholar of the Week (for knowing the days of the week.)

Maxwell Class: Ivan Srivastava – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for his perseverance.) Rasim Balaj – Scholar of the Week (for being a diligent student.)

Newton Class: Parmveer Singh – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being determined and working hard to form neat letters.) Maiya Summers – Scholar of the Week (for trying to write full words in English.)

Britten Class: Aariz Chaudhry – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for managing distractions during carpet times.) Ibrahim Rahman – Scholar of the Week (for trying hard to remember his capital letters and full stops in his writing.)

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Fitzgerald Class: Sarrinah Begum – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for persevering when writing number equations.) Esa Syed – Scholar of the Week (for holding and writing three prediction sentences in English.)

Glennie Class: Yusuf Ahmed – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing determination in completing a task that he found quite difficult.) Jeevan Hunjan – Scholar of the Week (for being a very kind and pleasant friend.)

Al-Kashi Class: Zaynul Bagwan– Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great determination in his learning of adding 2 digit numbers together.) Malaika Hussain – Scholar of the Week (for taking pride in her work and always trying her best.)

Fibonacci Class: Osman Dean – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for working really hard to learn his class assembly lines and not giving up.) Casian Toaca – Scholar of the Week (for his fantastic work on number bonds.)

Pythagoras Class: Aadam Ali – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for trying very hard to solve his maths questions involving adding 2 digit numbers.) Arsal Anjum – Scholar of the Week (for working very hard to improve his writing and creating a very good verse about his values.) 14 October 2016

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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 20th October. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Ayoola Yekimi - Britten Jay'Shawn Holland - Pythagoras Eshaal Khan - Maxwell Kallum Bihal - Glennie Eric Vasile - Newton Shresta Yeruva - Curie Kamiah Reid - Fitzgerald

Enrichment from this week The Black History Month enrichment session this week was based on Caribbean cooking courtesy of Kamiah’s and Cameron’s mum – thank you so much for your time and bringing such lovely food for the children to take home and enjoy.

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Lovely Learning This Week In celebration of Black History Month we had Meliah’s mum visit the Reception classes this week to read a book called ‘I love My Hair’ by Natasha Tarpley. This is a lovely story about a girl named Keyana; it encourages African-American children to feel good about their special hair and be proud of their heritage. Thank you to Meliah’s mum for bringing such a lovely book in to share with the children.

A Message from Ms Rayner The NELFT Redbridge School Health Team (who work as part of the NHS) will shortly be coming to the school to measure the Reception children’s height and weight. This is as part of the National Child Measurement Programme.  If you have a child in Reception Year you will receive a letter with information to explain more about the programme in advance of when the measurements are taken.  Result letters are sent out to parents approximately 6 weeks after the measurements have been taken.  If attached to your results letter you receive an invite to a healthy lifestyle session, we encourage you to attend.  If you require further information please contact the Healthy Eating Team on 0208 822 4142.

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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.

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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Black Hero of the Week:

Nelson Mandela Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela (18th July 1918 – 5th December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. The children are encouraged to find out more about Nelson Mandela.

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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 17th October:

Emotional Intelligence Emotional Intelligence comprises seven dispositions: Empathy Listening Sociability

Collaboration Openness

Reflectiveness Understanding

At School

• At school we always remind the children to treat others in the way that they would like to be treated in return. • At school we talk about having good listening skills and that we must look at the person who is talking to us to show respect for them and that we are listening to them properly. • During every lesson the children are encouraged to develop their sociability by talking to their talk partner; when some children find this hard to do an adult will sit and help facilitate paired talk. During the course of the year the children will be moved around and will be encouraged to have different reading partners, maths partners etc. • We discuss the importance of working together as one big team or family at school and stress that we need to take care of everybody – we use the phrase ‘kind hands, kind feet’ to remind children that we do not hurt others. • When a child hurts someone or makes a poor behaviour choice, it is important that they reflect on their behaviour and, if another person is involved, that they apologise to them. • Through wider reading and research, the children are able to extend their understanding of the world around them, reflecting on what makes things different and what are the common threads through life. • Though reading stories, the children can develop their skills of empathy, their comprehension of the characters, their motivations etc.

At Home

Having consistent boundaries between home and school is very important. Talk to your child about the importance of not hurting or hitting other children and that we need to treat everyone kindly and respectfully. We know that you have equally high expectations of your child at home as we at school and working in partnership has great strength in supporting your child to make good choices each day. 14 October 2016

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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 – Aina Shah & Aadhav Arun Maxwell Class – Maria Mohamed Faiz & Gurjas Dhanjal Newton Class – Emaan Adeel & Samuel Chamberlain-Thomas Britten Class – Yusha Master & Deepshika Ravi Fitzgerald Class – Kareem Al Khouli & Innaya Islam Glennie Class – Maryam Nawaz & Saim Rehman Al-Kashi Class – Aashvi Govil & Naniyah Owusu Fibonacci Class – Siya Komothi & Faheem Ahmedabadi Pythagoras Class – Zairah Ali & Rhea Thirumal

A Message from Ms West Gurdwara Trip – Thursday 20th October Thank you to all the parents who offered to help with the Gurdwara trip next week; we received lots of offers. We have picked some names out of the hat and will contact the parents who were chosen to help. Many thanks for your support.

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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. 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 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. A letter has been sent home this week with further information. If you wish to donate and sell a dish, I ask that you complete the information on the back of the letter and return it to Ms Broadway by Monday 17th October so that we can anticipate the number of dishes being brought to school. 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. There will be more details to follow via letter early next week.

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Black Composer of the Week Courtney Pine

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 Courtney Pine. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Pine in preparation for the coming 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

96.3% 93.7% 94%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

96% 98.7% 98%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

96.7% 99% 97%

Overall Attendance: 96.6%

Congratulations to Fibonacci class, who are the winners for this week. Attendance has taken a bit of a dip this week – so come on everyone, let’s see who can get to 100% next week! 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%. 14 October 2016

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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 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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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 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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