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INA Secondary Newsletter

27 May 2016


Ramadan and Summer Exams We are aware that the INA internal summer exam season falls during Ramadan this year. The public GCSE exams in 2017 will also fall during Ramadan. Subsequent year groups’ GCSE exams will also be affected. We appreciate the benefits that observing Ramadan brings to individuals and communities and the obligation to fast under Islamic tradition when a child becomes an adult. We understand that the decision to fast is very personal. We are also aware that observing the fast and latenight prayers may lead to tiredness, low energy, dehydration, reduced focus, memory or concentration. Islamic law does offer the flexibility for a person to delay or exempt themselves from fasting and late-night prayers if they believe their performance in exams could be affected. We would advise students that it is important not to spend all night praying during the exam period to avoid tiredness. If your son/daughter will be fasting during this period, you will need to write a letter to confirm it. Please send the letter for the attention of Mrs Chamberlain by Monday 6th June so that we have an accurate picture of numbers and are able to prepare food in appropriate quantities. Your son/daughter will be excused from lunch and will not be expected to go to the dining hall during Ramadan. Your Wisepay account will not be charged for school lunches if we receive written confirmation that your child is fasting. Our Prayer and Contemplation rooms are available during lunchtime for students who wish to pray. Please note that, during Ramadan, students are expected to participate fully in all lessons and enrichment activities as normal, including PE. Ms Spencer Vice Principal

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Dear Parents and Carers

A s we head towards the half term break, we enjoyed some much needed soothing

relaxation last night at the summer recital. The Year 10 GCSE students and a few Year 8 & 9 friends performed a selection of solos and small group ensembles/pieces in a jazz club styled hall. It was amazing to see the standard of musicianship and also the maturity of performance skills. Well done to all participants and a big thank you to all the music teachers, especially Ms Hope who directed the event. We are very proud this week of Gyane Sanderson who is in Milan currently, representing the UK in a football tournament organised by West Ham FC. We look forward to hearing all about it! I do hope that you all have a great half term break. I know that the students will be preoccupied with revision for the upcoming exams but hope that they manage to find some time to relax and unwind as well. With best wishes

RP

achel Macfarlane, rincipal

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Monday 6th June is an Independent Learning Day On this day the students will arrive to school at the usual time but will be dismissed early. In the first part of the morning each year group will be escorted into the exam hall to be talked through our exam expectations and rules. With their tutor and co-tutor they will complete their end of year reports. Once these tasks have been achieved, students will be dismissed. The earliest this could happen is following the exam venue training as outlined below. The purpose of the shorter school day on 6th June is to support the students in independently preparing to be ready for the exam fortnight. Once dismissed, students should go straight home to revise and prepare. Their teachers will have supported students with this process in the preceding lessons. If the early dismissal will present you with any problems, please contact us to discuss arrangements to supervise your child’s study at school. You should contact Mr Crowther-Green by Friday 6th May. Exam Venue Training Schedule and earliest possible dismissal time Y10 Y9 Y8 Y7

9:30-9:50am 9:50- 10:10am 10:10-10:30am 10:30-10:50am

Mr Crowther-Green Mark Crowther-Green Assistant Principal

Wisepay A few parents indicated that they are experiencing some difficulties accessing Wisepay. If you are experiencing difficulties or would like any help or advice, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 020 8911 6666. Helen Chamberlain Finance and Resources Director

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Good Deed Feed Ms Rayner: Simona Islam 8A is so kind and so caring. She makes a real effort to befriend students she thinks are lonely. I am very lucky to have her in my form. Ms Gallagher: I would like to nominate Anish Mistry 7C for taking it upon herself to help another student with his reading and literacy during form time. She sat with him and read a book to him which was great to see. Ms Lapish: Mohammed Selant 8E helped to support another student in the class who had been absent in the previous lesson, to help him to catch up with assessment preparation. Gabriel Ayerh Year 9 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise and Recognition

Dear parents/carers of Y9 students, As you know, the big band project has come to a close for your child. Thank you to the vast majority of students who took great care of their big band instruments and have returned them in a perfect condition ready for the next cohort of Year 7s to use. I know many of you would love to keep hold of your instruments and already a good number of students have elected to buy their instrument from the school. It is not too late to do this if you wish! Please contact Mr. Coughlin for further details. Letters will be going home over the next week outlining what costs, if any, have been incurred through damage or loss and how these will need to be paid for. Please look out for these letters and pay as promptly as you can before the deadline of 24th June. Yours sincerely, Greg Coughlin Head of music INA Newsletter 5


End of Year Exams 2016 The End of year exams are from 7th June till 21st June (Note: due to Work Experience Y10 exams are from 7th June till 17th June). Exams will occur in the main exam hall. Students will practise entry and exit to this venue on the morning of Mon 6th June. Students will follow their normal timetable if not scheduled for an exam. Students are required to bring their learning equipment in a see - through case. Water is permitted in the Exam hall Y10 Art Exams occur outside of the main exam timetable as detailed below: Monday 27th June from 08:25-16:00: 10 Bacon Tuesday 28th June from 08:25-16:00: 10 O’Keeffe Students should prepare for the exam by designing and following a revision timetable, addressing any areas of weakness and by completing past paper questions. Mr Crowther-Green

EOY Exam Timetable June 2016 Times unless stated Mon 6th June AM Year P1 Exam practice 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40 P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50 P3 11:05 for 11:10 start Finish 12:10

Tue 7th June 8, 9 Y8 Spanish (1h) (120 students) Y8 French (1h) (60 students) Y9 Science (90) 11:10 start

Wed 8th June 10, 8 Y10 Maths 1 (90) 1:50 start

P4 12:05 start (varied finish time) PM Year P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50 P6 2:55 start Released 4:00

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Fri 10th June 10, 7 8:50 start Y10 English Lit (1:45h)

Y8 History (50)

Thu 9th June 10, 9 8:35 start Y10 Science Double Bio (60) Y10 Science Triple Bio (60) (97 Students) Y9 Music (45)

Y9 Science (90)

Y8 Geography (50)

Y9 RE (50)

7 History (50)

10 Y10 French (45) (60 students)

10 Y10 English lang (2h) 4:05 finish

10 Y10 Spanish 1 (50) 60 students

Y10 French (45) (60 students)

Y10 English lang (2h)

10 Y10 PE (69 students) (100mins) 1:50 start Y10 PE (69 students) (100mins)

Y10 Maths 1 (90)

Y10 English Lit (1:45h)

7 Geography (50)

Y10 Spanish 2 (50) 60 students


Times unless stated AM Year P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40 P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50 P3 11:05 for 11:10 start Finish 12:10 P4 12:05 start (varied finish time) PM Year P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50 P6 2:55 start Released 4:00

Mon 13th June

Tue 14th June

Wed 15th June

Thu 16th June

Fri 17th June

10, 7 Y10 Science Double Chem (60) Y10 Science Triple Chem (60) (97 Students) Y7 DT (50)

10, 8 Y10 History (1h 45)

10, 9 Y10 RE (2h)

7, 9 Y7 French (1h)

Y10 History (1h 45)

Y10 RE (2h)

Y8 Music (45)

Y9 DT (50 mins)

10, 9 Y10 Science Double Phy (60) Y10 Science Triple Phy (60) (97 Students) 11:10 start Y9 Maths (90)

Y7 RE (50)

Y8 English tempest (1h)

Normal lesson

10 Y10 Geography (1h 45)

10 Y10 Maths 2 (90)

Y10 Geography (1h 45)

Y10 Maths 2 (90)

10 10 Y10 Maths 3 (90) Y10 Music (50) 39 students Y10 Maths 3 (90) Y10 Drama (50) 46 students

Times unless stated AM Year P1 8:35 for 8:40 start Finish 9:40 P2 9:45 start Released at 10:50 P3 11:05 for 11:10 start Finish 12:10 P4 12:05 start (varied finish time) PM Year P5 1:45 for 1:50 start Finish 2:50

Mon 20th June 9, 8 Y9 French (1 Hr) (90 students) Y9 Spanish (1Hr) (90 students) Y8 Maths (90) 11:10 start Y8 Maths (90)

Tue 21st June 7, 9 Y7 Science (65)

8 Y8 DT (50) 1:50 start

7 Y7 English (1h 15) Framed

P6 2:55 start Released 4:00

Y8 RE (50)

Y7 English (1h 15) Framed 3:10 finish

Y9 Maths (90)

Y7 Spanish) (1h) 11:10 start Y9 English Of Mice and Men (1.15) Y9 English Of Mice and Men (1.15) Y9 Early lunch 10 Y10 DT (90) 1:50 start Y10 DT (90)

Y7 Music (50) Y9 Geography (50)

Y9 History (50)

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Rochester visit Friday 6th May and Monday 23rd May: This month the Humanities and English departments took 180 Year 7 students a trip to medieval Rochester, which is over 800 years old. This was a chance for students to visit one of the best-known Norman cities in England. The annual trip, which now in its fourth year, seems like a rite of passage for INA students. It has given students the opportunity to discover the magnificent cathedral and dominating castle up close. Students were able to walk in the footsteps of religious pilgrims and were able to explore the ruins of the castle & castle grounds. Thank you to all the staff and parents for their support in making this a great trip for the students. Mr Woracker – Humanities Teacher

Student reflections on the trip to Rochester We went on the trip on Monday 23rd May. We went on a coach and it took us 1 hour to get to Rochester. When we got there we went to the cathedral first. It is smaller than the churches in London, but is the second oldest in England. We learnt that the cathedral was originally a church that looked like a house. Afterwards we went to the Castle. This is thought to be the castle that King John tried to get into. We learnt that the castle originally had a wooden roof but it had to be taken away because it was breaking apart. Ajwad Hadi Mathoor 7T

It took about 1hour to get to Rochester. My favourite part was when I went to the top of the castle and then to the bottom of the castle. I went to the church It was very big. I sat under the tree and ate my lunch. I liked it. 8  INA Newsletter


Rafi Ullah 7I On Monday 23rd May the Year 7 NEWT side went on a trip to Rochester. The trip gave me a personal view as to how life was like during the medieval times period. I was thouroughly fascinated by the thought of people from the eleventh century who had once lived and grown up in the place that I set foot. I was amazed at seeing the castle as it was so different to the building you’d see today. The stairs were much more dangerous to climb but it as like that because they were all made by hand alone. The castle didn’t look or seem like it was actually taller than what anyone would initially think until I had reached the top floor. I was scared when I looked down but other than that it was a beautiful view. The shop also sold merchandise for tourists. Jannat Ibrahim 7W My favourite part was when I found out about what happened with King John. It got me thinking… how did he try to break down the wall by using burning pigs? A local woman told us about the history of Rochester and also showed us how to use a canon. Rahaman Moorthy 7I On Monday 23rd May, the ‘NEWT’ side of the Year 7 visited Rochester in Kent. When we went to the cathedral I got to learn some new things about Christianity and we saw some really abstract paintings. We also did some ‘creative writing’ in the park where we described our surroundings. Concluding, I learnt some really fascinating things to do with medieval times. The trip was really fun and interesting. Jasmine Joseph 7E When we went to the cathedral, it really helped us to understand how much power the church had in the medieval times. There were many important people buried there. The castle was my favourite part, this is because it was fun and challenging to climb up the steps and see the view from the top. It showed us what architecture was like for kings and not peasants. Jay Amin 7N The interesting part of the trip was the castle. Looking down from the top was scary. It felt like we were going to fall down. The fun part was going up the stairs. They were very old and went round and round. I will always remember the graves in the cathedral as they were scary. It felt like someone was watching me.

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From the Guardian Newspaper: The science of revision: nine ways pupils can revise for exams more effectively Ditch the highlighter and teach a friend. Psychology shows us a lot about how to improve our memory and avoid distractions – here are some dos and don’ts Highlighting might not be as helpful as you think. It isolates information whereas pupils recall more if they can link what they learn with other pieces of information. Photograph: Alamy

The weeks and months leading up to exams can be challenging for students (and parents and teachers alike). Now more than ever, young people seem to be feeling the pressure. So how can students revise better? Which techniques really work, and which don’t? What can students do to improve their memory, mood and concentration?

Before you do any revision 1. Eat breakfast It is estimated that around 27% of boys and 39% of girls skip breakfast some or all of the time. It’s not called the most important meal of the day for nothing: research has found that skipping this meal significantly reduces students’ attention and their ability to recall information. Simply having a bowl of cereal will give students the concentration and memory boost they need. Evidence suggests students who study in a quiet environment recall more than those who revise while listening to music 2. Put your phone away This should be an obvious one, but for many it isn’t. Phones can be distracting; they are linked to fomo (fear of missing out), and evidence shows that undergraduate students who spend more time texting and using social media get lower grades. In another fascinating study, researchers found that the mere sight of a phone was enough to reduce a person’s ability to focus. The implication couldn’t be clearer: out of sight really is out of mind. During revision sessions 3. Start early and spread it out Actors don’t leave their rehearsals until the day before opening night. Athletes don’t only train the day before a match. To commit something to memory takes time. Spreading out your revision sessions on a particular topic (eg one-hour sessions over 10 days) is more effective than spending the same amount of time in one go (ie 10 hours in one day). This effect, known as “spacing”, helps because it allows time in between revision sessions to forget and re-learn the material. This strategy has been labelled as “one of the most robust across the entire history of experimental research on learning and memory” (pdf). 10  INA Newsletter


4. Test yourself Leading researchers in the field of memory consider testing yourself as one of the most effective ways to improve your ability to recall information (pdf). Testing yourself also helps you check for any gaps in your knowledge. Practice papers provide a good starting point, as well as quizzing yourself at the end of your revision session. 5. Teach someone After you have tested yourself, teach the material to someone else. This has been found to help aid memory and recall: it is known as “the Protégé Effect”. Teaching someone else requires you to learn and organise your knowledge in a clear and structured manner. 6. Think twice about using highlighters Despite being the favourite weapon of many students tackling revision, research suggests they don’t work very well. People learn and recall information better if they connect it to other pieces of information. Highlighters don’t do this, they isolate single pieces of information. Quite often, students end up highlighting whole chunks and passages of text, which can give the appearance of having worked hard, but is of little value. 7. Don’t listen to music Parents around the world rejoice: you now have a legitimate reason to insist that your child stops listening to Justin Bieber on repeat. Students who study in a quiet environment can recall more than those who revise while listening to music. Extroverts, and those with an exceptional ability to control their attention, are not negatively affected as much: but it doesn’t help. At best, for these students, it just doesn’t hinder them as much as everyone else. 8. Get some fresh air and exercise You cannot work all day, every day. Nor should you. Revision has to be about quality, as well as quantity. Going outside and getting some fresh air helps people feel refreshed and better able to focus afterwards. Furthermore, doing a little bit of exercise helps people deal better with stressful situations: it reduces anxiety and increases self-esteem. Practice makes perfect: why mock exams are great for students’ brains

9. Sleep Students are encouraged to work hard and revise a lot before their exams: however, there comes a time when they need to stop and go to sleep. Knowing when can be tricky. There is a link between being a perfectionist and struggling to sleep. If a child is falling asleep within five minutes of their head hitting the pillow, they should probably be going to bed earlier. Other sleep tips include having regular bedtimes, not being on your mobile phone in bed, but if you are, turning down the backlight on it. As research into psychology continues to develop, we learn more and more about how best to help students learn. Revision time can be challenging as it often requires students to monitor their own behaviour when working independently at home. Hopefully, by teaching them about what helps improve their memory, mood and concentration, we can better equip them to meet the challenges head on. INA Newsletter 11


PE AT ISAAC NEWTON ACAD News & Results Year 7 Cross Country INA took at a team of 12 Cross Country runners to the Redbridge Championship to compete. All of the students showed great determination to complete the race, with boys running 5km and girls running 3.5km. Sudais Khan performed to a very high standard, finishing 8th in a race that had over 120 competitors. Glory Mondua finished 73rd, placing her in the top half of the girls’ race. Well done to all the year 7 Cross Country Team.

Year 8 Football vs Seven Kings School The Year 8 Football team finally played their reschedule match with Seven Kings. INA however started very slow and lethargic, leaving them 2 nil down in the first 15 minutes. INA started to improve their performance, showing real grit to win their challenges and move the ball up the pitch quickly. At half time the boys deserved to have at least 1 goal but were still 2 down. INA flew out of the blocks in the second half, applying pressure all around the pitch. A wonderful through ball from Arjun Tathgar to the advancing Abdi Omar who coolly slotted away the first goal mean that INA were overflowing with confidence to go and get the equaliser. INA had two penalty calls dismissed by the referee but this didn’t dishearten the team. Lucas Overton worked magic down the right hand side and finally delivered a lovely cross into the box which was cleared but only to the 18 yard box where Abdi Omar’s acrobatic bicycle kick flew into the top corner. With hardly any time for the winner, INA were very relieved to see Faruq Sultan pull out a magnificent save which seemed to be destined for the net. Final score 2-2.

London Youth Games-Football 7 students from INA joined with 5 students from Beal school to represent Redbridge at the London Youth Games Football Tournament. In a very tough group Redbridge were the under dogs but seemed positive to cause an upset. The first game was against Greenwich who had a very experienced side playing in the tournament for the previous 3 years. Redbridge however struggled to play together due to not knowing each other. Losing the first 3 games was very hard to handle but the Redbridge team remained positive and determined to win the last 2 games. The game against Tower Hamlets was where Redbridge gelled as a group and looked unstoppable, with Luke Bailey in midfield stopping anyone that looked to go past him/ There were 2 goals from Israel Jimines and 1 goal each from Luke Bailey and Ranjit Singh. Redbridge won 6 nil. This confidence overflowed into the next game against Camden when again Luke Bailey scored and Redbridge won 3 nil. With a very positive end to the tournament spirits were high and expectation for next year even higher. Well done to all the team who represented INA and Redbridge superbly. 12  INA Newsletter


DEMY After school

Lunch time

DAY CLUB

TEACHER VENUE

Mon

Handball

DB

Sports Hall

Girls Can

EH

Astro

Boxing

Activity Studio Sports Hall

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1st Lunch 2nd Lunch (Year 10) (year 7,8 &9)

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Badminton Badminton Boys and (Year 7, 8 & Girls 9) Boys and Girls Girls Can! (Year 7,8 & 9 Girls) Basketball Basketball club Boys (Year 8 & and Girls 9) Boys & Girls Handball (Year 7, 8 & 9) Boys and Girls Basketball (Year 7) Girls and Boys

Tues

Judo Club

External provider External

Wed

Yr 8 S+C

BH

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Yr 10 Football Table Tennis

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Resistance Sliding Table Tennis

External provider CD

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LAJ

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External KS3 Hall provider External Sports Hall provider EC, DH, BB MUGA

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Badminton club Bike Club

Girls running RM club

Thur

South Park

Fixtures coming up..... Wednesday 1st June-3rd JuneHilltop Trip Wednesday 8th June- Year 7 Cricket team vs Mayfield Thursday 8th June- Year 7 Table Tennis Tournament vs Woodbridge

Fri

Improve your skills! Try something new! Keep fit! Make new friends! Unleash your energy! Increase your chances of getting into a team! INA Newsletter 13


Well done to the following students who are this week’s Mathematicians of the Moment. Please collect a merit from Mr Dukes

Here are the scores so far

Answers to be written on a Maths postcard to be handed to Mr Dukes (G42) no later than 4.10pm on Thursday.

Each Form  will  get  10  points  for  a  correct   solu7on  with  clear  explana7ons.     Write  your  solu,on  here.       You  must  include  your   workings  out     with  a  clear  explana,on   showing  how  you  got  your   answer.    

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The ‘Mathematician of the Moment’ will be awarded a certificate in assembly and will appear in the INA newsletter.


The Mathematics department would like to encourage all students to enter next week’s Mathematician of the Moment competition. Look out for the new problem next term.

YEAR 7 - PROBLEM OF THE WEEK Monday 16th June to Thursday 26th May

Answers on a postcard to be handed to Mr Dukes (G42) by Thursday 4.10pm latest!

YEAR 8 - PROBLEM OF THE WEEK Monday 16th June to Thursday 26th May

Answers on a postcard to be handed to Mr Dukes (G42) by Thursday 4.10pm latest!

YEAR 9 - PROBLEM OF THE WEEK Monday 16th June to Thursday 26th May

This is a famous puzzle based on the show "Let's make a deal". The host, Monty Hall, offers you a choice of three doors. Behind one is a sports car, but behind the other two are goats. After you have chosen one door, he reveals one of the other two doors behind which is a goat (he wouldn't reveal a car). Now he gives you the chance to switch to the other unrevealed door or stay at your initial choice. You will then get what is behind that door. You cannot hear the goats from behind the doors, or in any way know which door has the prize. Should you stay, or switch, or doesn't it matter? Answers on a postcard to be handed to Mr Dukes (G42) by Thursday 4.10pm latest!      

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Revising an Who is great at Revising Tasnim Towfa and Salma Parwane in Year 7 have shown excellent revising and practising dispositions, structuring their revision well, making use of all of the practice materials online and on Fronter available to them and seeking additional support from their teacher where needed.

Sana Mahmood in Year 10 has set up revision folders for each of her subjects. The first page of each folder is filled with the revision letter provided by the subject teacher at INA. The main content of each folder is filled with past papers downloaded and printed from the websites of each of the correct exam boards (printed at Sana’s expense) and sample exam questions provided by her teachers. The final section is filled with Sana’s own notes that she has made through her own study.

Aethizaz Ali Kayani in 8 Descartes maths group created his own folder with revision sheets and practice sheet that he looked up and printed out himself. He practised all the topics for his postlearning test by making his own revision notes at home and completing sheets that he sourced himself.

TOP TIPS STUDENTS

Plan time to revise and practice before assessments and performances. Use your Tim Foot revision techniques and revision skills booklet. Meet INA’s expectations of time spent on I/L, reading and your musical instrument. Use the music practice rooms, ICT room and library at lunchtime and after school.

PARENTS If you know that your son/daughter has a test or exam coming up, ensure that they have a quiet place to revise and support their learning by testing them. Listen to your son/daughter playing his/her instrument, reading aloud or watch them practising a sports technique. Talk to your child about what makes effective practice. 16  INA Newsletter


d Practising g and Practising at INA? Neha Rajput in Year 10 has made full use of English revision resources to make detailed notes that will help her in the summer exams.

.Isaac Kamara, Year 10,

has spent hours practising and perfecting his piano playing and is about to take the Grade 8 exam.

. Tahmina Rahman, 7S, is a real role model for how to practice the saxophone. She takes the time to break things down into small chunks, slow them down and repeat them until she can play them really well. She’ll persevere with the most difficult bits and always rises to the challenge. Now she can play a huge number of songs including Dance Wiv Me, Get Lucky, Problem, and Toxic. She’s become one of the best saxophone players in Year 7!

Revising and Practising Reconsidering and changing or improving a piece of work or learning. Reviewing previous learning to improve your knowledge of a subject. Monitoring and adapting learning along the way. Performing an activity or exercise repeatedly or regularly in order to improve at it. Mastering a skill through repetition. Focusing in on all of the difficult aspects and targeting your practice at these bits.

BEHAVIOURS Making sure that you spend time perfecting a skill or piece of learning. Repeatedly practising something you find difficult and challenging. Being able to change your plans and think on your feet. Monitoring how a piece of learning is going and periodically reviewing where you have got to. Knowing what areas you need to improve in and coming up with practical ways to make progress. INA Newsletter 17


BRIDGES we build learning power and developcharacter characteratatIsaac Isaac Newton Newton Academy HowHow we build learning power and develop Academy “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton The secondary BRIDGES programme commences on Monday 14th September. BRIDGES are

The secondary BRIDGES programme commences on Monday 14th September. BRIDGES are habits of mind or learning characteristics that develop a student's character and learning power habits ofenable mind them or learning thatindividuals develop a student's character and to growcharacteristics into well rounded and resilient learners.and learning power and enable them to grow into well rounded individuals and resilient learners.

On a two weekly cycle throughout the year, Year 7 and 8 students are introduced to one or two of cycle mind throughout or learning characteristics will8permeate the curriculum. On anew twohabits weekly the year, Yearthat 7 and students throughout are introduced to one or two This will take place through a range of interactive activities. In addition, the students will new habits of mind or learning characteristics that will permeate throughout the curriculum. This experience BRIDGES learning objectives in each and every lesson throughout Isaac Newton will take place Year through a range lessons of interactive activities. In addition, theBRIDGES students will experience Academy. 9 BRIDGES will focus on strengthening certain learning BRIDGES learningthrough objectives in each of and every lesson characteristics exploration PHSE topics andthroughout themes. Isaac Newton Academy.

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Each fortnight you will find top tips in the newsletter of ways of supporting your child to develop the BRIDGES habits of mind and learning characteristics within the home.

ATTENDANCE Regular attendance is a 7T crucial factor in students’ educational development 7N and ability to achieve their 7A full potential. At Isaac Newton Academy every student is set the target of 100% attendance. We know that attendance has a direct link to progress, and would urge you to really consider if a day off school is necessary.

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Well done to 9C and 10C for 100% attendance last week! Year 9 97% In addition to this I would like to say a huge well done to Year 10 this week, who demonstrated just how seriously they are taking their study, with 100% attendance on Wednesday, the day that the cohort took their Science controlled assessment.

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Year 10 97.6% Year 7 96.7%


Praise & Recognition

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Merits

Year 7

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1501 1338 1158 1105 1018 821 793 758

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1310 1227 1211 1114 1088 1057 1037 902

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1283 805 601 594 545 498 394 315

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507 383

315 297 283 279 231 207

Ahmed Al-Khafaji Award (Peer Commendation Award) Ahmed was well known for being kind, for helping others and for being extremely polite. He was also someone known for his hard work and absorption; the idea, therefore, is that the winner should be someone who has encapsulated one of these qualities last week.

Year 7: Aadam Ahmed 7E Year 8: Umer Ahmed 8T Year 9: Natasha Mahmood 9W Year 10: Rajveer Kaur 10S

Gabriel Ayerh Year 9 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise and Recognition

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Key Dates for the Summer Term 2015: Secondary Summer Term Monday 11th April - Wednesday 20th July Half Term 30th May - 3rd June INSET days: Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June, Friday 8th July Monday 6th June Tuesday 7th - Friday 17th June Monday 20th –Friday 24th June Wednesday 22nd June Thurs 23rd & Friday 24th June Mon 27th & Tuesday 28th June Thursday 30th June Friday 1st July Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th July

Early close for Year 7-10 Independent Study/Revision Year 7-10 EXAMS Year 10 Work Experience Bug Man visit to year 7 INSET Days: no school for students Year 10 Art exams Year 6 Transition Day Non Uniform Day Year 7 English Trip

Wednesday 6th July Friday 8th July Wed 13th & Thursday 14th July Monday 18th July Tuesday 19th July 20th July

Sports Awards INSET Days: no school for students School Production Secondary Sports Day KS3 Graduation Awards Assemblies. End of Term. Early close.

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