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INA Secondary Newsletter

17 June 2016

ART and  DT  IL  –  KS3   2  pieces  of  work  for  the  ADT  exhibi@on,   mounted  and  labelled,  dropped  off  in  S20   Due:  30th  June  (at  the  latest)   On  the  13th  and  14th  of  July  the  ADT  Department  will  be  pu;ng  on  an  exhibi>on  of  all  the  work   students  have  completed  over  the  last  year  in  both  Art  and  Design  Technology.     Every  student  needs  to  submit  one  piece  of  work  for  each  subject.     ART     You  can  submit  any  piece  of  work  which  you  would  like  to  display,  whether  it  is  photocopied   from  your  book,  a  3D  piece  of  art  work,  exam  work  etc.      

Design Technology   You  can  submit  any  prac>cal  or  wriHen  /  design  work.  If  you  would  like  to  submit  a  prac>cal   piece  of  work  which  is  not  yet  finished  you  must  inform  your  DT  teacher  that  this  is  your   inten>on  –  you  must  make  sure  work  is  completed  before  the  exhibi>on.    

•  All work  must  be  mounted  on  coloured  paper/card  or  sugar  paper.  You  can  collect  this  from   your  Art  or  DT  teacher.     •  If  work  is  in  your  book  you  must  photocopy  it  in  colour  and  then  mount  it   •  All  work  must  be  submiHed  into  your  tutor  group  box  which  can  be  found  in  S20  (food   room)   •  All  work  must  be  clearly  labelled  with  your  name  and  form  on  the  back     •  If  submi;ng  3D  /  prac>cal  work  make  sure  it  clearly  labelled  with  a  post  it  note  /  s>cky   label.  These  will  be  made  available  in  S20  when  you  drop  off  your  work    


Every student  needs  two  pieces  of  work  –  1  Art  and  1  Technology     Sanc@ons  will  be  issued  for  no  IL     INA Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers

Dear Parents and Carers, The exams are drawing to a close and I have to congratulate the students on being well prepared, well organised and coping admirably with the pressure. It is at times like this that their BRIDGES learning dispositions and character traits really come to the fore. The Year 10s will have their bravery, resourcefulness and grit further tested next week as they experience work experience for the first time. Each student will be visited by a member of INA staff later in the week. We look forward to hearing all about their placements. Next week is a short one for the students as Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th are staff training days. In the last 4 weeks of term there are all sorts of great events and activities taking place. Please be sure to read all about them in this edition of the newsletter and to make a note in your diaries of those that affect you and your son/daughter. With best wishes


achel Macfarlane, rincipal

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Year 9 End of Key Stage 3 Awards Ceremony Tuesday 19th July 6pm - 7pm We are holding a special awards ceremony for Year 9s to mark the end of Key Stage 3. Students will go home at the end of the school day and return to school at 5.45pm, dressed formally in their finest outfits, to meet with their tutors, co tutors and tutor groups in preparation for the ceremony. The awards ceremony will commence at 6pm. We would like every student to be represented by a parent/carer at the ceremony. Due to seating restrictions, we are only able to accommodate 2 adults per family and no guests under the age of 16 years. Tickets will be distributed on 4th July. Parents must bring their ticket to gain entry – one ticket per person. Parents/carers and students are invited to stay for refreshments at the end of the ceremony. Year 9 students will work from home on 20th July, the last day of term. Please note that awards assemblies for Year 7, 8 and 10 students will take place on Tuesday 20th July and all Year 7, 8 and 10 students are expected to attend school on this day. Ms Spencer Vice 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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INA’s End of Term Awards Assemblies for Years 7, 8 and 10 Wednesday 20th July 2016 On Wednesday 20th July we will be holding our end of year awards assemblies for years 7, 8 and 10. This is an opportunity for the staff, students, governors and parents/carers to formally celebrate students’ achievements at the end of the academic year. Look out for next week’s newsletter when we will publish the times of each awards assembly. Jo Spencer Vice Principal.

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 have been sent 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

Saturday Stretch Opportunity On Saturday 2nd of July, Isaac Newton Academy will be playing host to Ellen Harrison, a student doctor from St Georges University of London. The final Saturday Stretch session of the academic year will conclude with a focus on Medicine. If your son or daughter is interested in attending this session they should see Ms Rayner in S.29 as soon as possible to secure a place.

Costumes needed! We are in the process of getting all the costumes together for the end of year production. If anyone has any of the following items that they are willing to lend us we would be very grateful:Wigs – any colour Flat cap A feminine apron (frills, pink etc) Whistle Messenger bag Graduation Mortar Leather jacket Tweed jacket Matching tracksuit / shell suit Judo outfit If students could bring any items to S01 it would be most appreciated Many thanks Ms Hinds, Ms Chamberlain the costume team 6  INA Newsletter

Year 10 Geography Trip to Wales On 27th May – 29th May, the GCSE students who are currently studying Geography were given the opportunity to go to Wales to study the Afon Syfynwy for our controlled assessment. This was a really good experience as we were able to visually learn, revise and understand the geomorphic processes and river features that we had recently studied. To aid us with our controlled assessment, we had to get in to the river and measure the features of the river. This helped us to explain the geomorphic processes. For example, we had to measure the depth of the river in order to explain the rate of vertical erosion. We also attended lessons where we had the opportunity to explain and evaluate our methods. Overall, it was a great opportunity to revise previous learning as well as learn new content. Keanna Bhalla, 10 Nile

The Geography trip to Wales was a great time to spend with your friends. There was a common room for students; after the evening lesson many of us would go there and play pool and chat. Some people played football and softball in the field. It was fun to share a room with so many of your friends and hang out together in a completely different environment to school. Shaye Alexander, 10 Amazon The students were a pleasure to take to Wales. It was a long journey but we arrived to be greeted by some absolutely spectacular landscapes and views of great contrast to our local area. The students worked incredibly hard all weekend, the majority of the learning was outside and it was physically as well as mentally tiring, but they showed brilliant grit and resilience, and as such have collected some great data and background information to form the basis for their controlled assessment. It was a unique experience and one which none of us will forget for a while! Thank you to the staff who gave up part of their half term holiday to accompany the students: Ms Abbot-Jones, Ms Alibhai, Ms Bhikha, Ms Gurm, Ms Stylianou, Mr Taylor and Mr Woracker. Ms Balsdon, Head of Humanities

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KS3 Table Tennis tournament VS Woodbridge INA VS Woodbridge is our annual Table Tennis tournament. Last year INA was victorious in the year 8 Tournament however not in the year 7 tournament. This year we decided to host a KS3 tournament in which the year 8 and 9 competed for the cup and the year 7 participants competed for their own cup. After some very close games and outstanding technique on display, INA were champions of both the year 7 and the year 8 & 9 tournament. Winner of the year 8 & 9 tournament was Esher Bahara with a close win over a Woodbridge student and the winner of the year 7 tournament was Falah Mungaye who defeated Haris Malik in an all INA final. The tournament overall was played in a really positive manner by all students.

INA Community league standings

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Last Monday at INA we were visited by two guests from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in America. They are travelling around the world visiting different schools to look at the way they teach. They chose to visit Isaac Newton Academy because they were interested to see how we incorporated the Harkness method into all of our subjects. After observing some Harkness lessons and speaking to the Harkness Champions they told us that they were looking to better some of the schools in America and thought that we used the Harkness method really well. They liked that we were all able to learn from each other and commented on how well we were able to use our BRIDGES skills to support our learning. It was really interesting to talk to them about the schools that they had visited in other countries, and great to be able to show them what we are doing here. Ishani Punj Year 9 Harkness Champion

INA 6th Form Launch Thursday July 7th 2016 6pm-7pm Y10 students and parents are warmly invited to the launch evening of our 6th form! This evening will be an opportunity for you to hear more about: • • • •

Overall entry requirements for entry into the 6th form in 2017 The subjects we will offer in our founding year and their entry requirements The Extended Project Qualification Wider opportunities available to support students in applying to university

At the event you will receive a copy of our 6th form prospectus and our course guide. We look forward to welcoming you then! Ms Alibhai Assistant Principal INA Newsletter 9


MONDAY 4TH JULY 6-7PM The following awards will be presented: o o o o o o o o o

Elite performer award Team of the year Most improved team Most improved performer Male player of the year Female player of the year Leader of the year Sports personality of the year Star of the term (curriculum and extra-curricular)

TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON…………. Please note: No ticket no entry (children of all ages must have a ticket), photography not allowed, students are expected to sit with parents (if parents attend), dress code is smart (no jeans or trainers), no entry after 6pm

Girls Can...

This is a brand new initiative for Isaac Newton Academy looking to raise participation levels of females in sport. This will run every Tuesday at the start of lunch and we will have special guest teachers from around the school each week to help raise awareness also acting as positive role models. A different sport each week aimed at having fun and increasing numbers of girls in sport, come and try something different with your friends. 10  INA Newsletter

DEMY After school

Lunch time






Girls Can!


Boxing Tues

Judo Club

External provider External


Yr 8 S+C


Yr 10 Football Table Tennis


Resistance Sliding Table Tennis

External provider CD




External provider External provider EC, DH, BB



Badminton club Bike Club


Girls Running RM Club


1st Lunch (Year 10)

2nd Lunch (year 7,8 &9)


Badminton Boys and Girls

Badminton (Year 7, 8 & 9) Boys and Girls


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

Sports Hall Astro Activity Studio Sports Hall Sports Hall Astro Activity Studio KS3 Hall

Wed Thur

Activity Studio Astro KS3 Hall Sports Hall P/Ground


Basketball (Year 7) Boys and Girls

South Park

Fixtures coming up..... Monday 20th June- Year 9 Indoor cricket Vs. Woodbridge (Away) Tuesday 21st June- Sky Sports for living Ambassador Hannah Beharry Visit Wanstead Year 8 Rounder’s rally Wednesday 22nd June- Year 9 Cricket Vs Forest Academy (Away)

Improve your skills! Try something new! Keep fit! Make new friends! Unleash your energy! Increase your chances of getting into a team! INA Newsletter 11

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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Concen Roberto Casula is a pioneer in robotic-enhanced and minimal access heart surgery at Imperial College. Casula is the only practicing robotic cardiac surgeon in the UK. He graduated at Padova University Medical School, Italy, and then trained in the UK in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Thoracic Organs Transplantation. Casula has operated on several thousand heart patients and peformed the first corony heart bypass without opening the chest. Robotic-enhanced surgery requires total and sustained concentration. During surgery, the surgeon sits at a robotic console and is able to see inside the chest through a tiny 3D camera. The camera images are magnified 15 times. The surgeon operates 2 joy-sticks and his/her movements are then reproduced with the highest level of accuracy by the instruments previously inserted into the chest. ‘Robotic-enhanced and minimal access cardiac surgery provides a huge number of benefits for the patient including just a small amount of scaring, less pain and use of pain killers, a reduced chance of post-operative infection and blood transfusion, and importantly, quicker mobilisation speeding along a good physical and emotional recovery.’ Roberto Casula


Try to clear you mind before you start a task that requires a high level of concentration. Practise this technique so you can use it when required to overcome a difficult problem. Try to avoid distractions by sitting away from people you find it difficult to

PARENTS Encourage your child to participate in an activity that requires them to empty their mind and concentrate really hard on something for an extended period of time. Play strategic card or board games as a family. 14  INA Newsletter

tration Students who have shown Concentration at INA .

Daveena Williams Morrison & Haider Rafiq have concentrated really hard on memorising the slide positions for the whole of the Pitch Range Challenge on trombone. They have made really strong progress and moved all the way through to stage 7 as a result of this concentration and practice.

Revising and Practising Being able to direct one’s thinking and attention on the matter at hand.

BEHAVIOURS Being able to concentrate, despite distraction, boredom or fatigue and completely focus on a task to make progress in your learning, to master knowledge or skills that at first were difficult, to perform well throughout an assessment, to complete I/L that sufficiently challenges you, to learn to play an instrument, to play strategic games i.e. chess, sports. INA Newsletter 15

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.

Year 9 BRIDGES lessons will focus on strengthening certain BRIDGES learning characteristics Eachexploration fortnight you findtopics top tips in themes. the newsletter of ways of supporting your child to through ofwill PHSE and develop the BRIDGES habits of mind and learning characteristics within the home.

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 7A crucial factor in students’ educational development 7T and ability to achieve their 7I 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.

Well done to 8N and for 100% attendance last week!

Year 9 97.7%

Year 10 97.6% A huge well done to all year groups, for achieving above 97% attendance, with the top spot going to Year 9 this week with 97.7%.

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Year 7 97.5%

Praise & Recognition



Year 7 Year 7 T C N S W E I A

Year 8 1563 1379 1201 1163 1045 950 801 768

Year 8 Year 9 W N C A&S S E I T

Year 10 1453 1293 1235 1153-1134 1134 1088 1051 902

Year 9 T T E W N S C A I

1308 1308 805 627 594 558 498 402 315

Year 10 W W E N S I T C A

507 507

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 that encapsulated one of these qualities in that week. Year 7: Jannat Ibrahim 7W Year 8: Subhaan Dar 8T Year 9: Natasha Mahmood 9W Year 10: Wajiha Khan, 10S. Gabriel Ayerh Year 9 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise and Recognition

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‘Pennies for People’ Ramadan Appeal The holy  month  of  Ramadan  has  begun  and  many  of  our   students,  staff  and  parents  have  started  their  fasts.  The   religious  month  acts  as  both  a  test  of  restraint  and  also  a  period   of  reflec;on  for  Muslims.  Many    of  our  students  will  be  using   this  period  to  focus  on  improving  their  BRIDGES  skills  of  self-­‐ discipline  and  empathy  towards  others.  Many  people  will  use   this  month  to  carry  out  acts  of  kindness  or  donate  to  others   that  are  in  need.   For  the  month  of  Ramadan,  INA  will  be    collec;ng  money  for   those    that  are  less  fortunate  than  us.     •  There  will  be  a  collec/on  box  at  main  recep/on.   •  All  students  can  contribute  by  bringing  in  any  loose  change….   anything  from  a  penny  to  a  few  pounds.     •  Money  raised  will  go  to  the  Save  the  Children:  Syria  appeal  

The Save  the  Children:  Syria  appeal   They  provide  food,  help  keep   schools  to  open,  repair  water   systems  and  also  distribute  hygiene   kits.   They  set  up  safe  spaces    for  children   and  provide  psychological  support   for  children  affected  by  bombing.  

Work Experience Mon 20th-Fri 24th June The Pioneering Year 10’s begin their Work experience on Mon 20th June We are confident that they will present themselves in an exemplary fashion and continue to role model their BRIDGES dispositions Mr Crowther-Green 18  INA Newsletter

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 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 Wednesday 6th July Friday 8th July

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 Sports Awards INSET Day: no school for students

Wed 13th & Thursday 14th July Monday 18th July Tuesday 19th July 20th July

School Production Secondary Sports Day KS3 Graduation Awards Assemblies. End of Term. Early close.

Good Deed Feed Miss Hinds: Imran Ali 7T – Such a gentleman, always makes such an effort to open doors and help out in lessons Remeez Saleem 8T – Always very polite and complimentary Miss McEvoy: Mahrukh Zafar 10A – unfailingly polite at all times; went out of her way to help me when I was carrying a pile of papers. Natasha Mahmood 9T – unfailingly polite and optimistic at all times; stepped up to support with the lesson when I had to set cover this week.

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