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INA Primary Newsletter

17 June 2016


Dear Parents and Carers, School Council Update After tough competition and lots of group inter views, 12 pupils from Year 1 were invited to prepare a 30 second speech to present in a Friday assembly. They were asked to introduce themselves to the rest of the school, discuss their ideas for making the school even better and explain why they would make a great School Council member. All 12 pupils delivered speeches to be extremely proud of, but had they done enough to convince ever yone else that they were the right people for the job? During the course of the day ever y class had the opportunity to cast their vote by ticking the picture and name of the person they wanted to choose and placing their vote in the ballot box. Ms Chaggar helped by counting up all the votes in the box and we are proud to present our first ever School Council members to you all; congratulations to the following: Riyen Shah Naniyah Owusu Aashvi Govil Inaaya Ijaz Hari Virdee Jeevat Palray ttttt I am looking forward to my first meeting next week and I know we are all looking forward to hearing about all the exciting and creative ideas that our School Council will have over the course of the next academic year. Can I just remind you all that next week is a short week for the students; the school will be closed to pupils on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June. The next few weeks are very busy so please keep a check of any key dates listed at the end of the weekly newsletters.

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>>> News Composer of the Fortnight

We are currently listening to and learning about Gustav Holst as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Holst in preparation for the coming weeks. Information can be found on the following links. .

Message from the Reception Teachers Please continue to upload and share any great learning moments with your child at home. It is important that your child’s work includes learning steps from home and school to demonstrate their understanding and development. We are especially trying to capture quality independent writing pieces this half term; it would be great if you could upload any great examples on Tapestry and then send the writing piece into school so that we can celebrate the work in our class writing galleries. To gain a better understanding of the Early Learning Goals, they are available for you to view on the school website under the Community Tab and Parents Resources.

Breakfast and Afterschool Club - Price Changes from September Breakfast is available each day from 7.45am and will cost £2.50 per day from September. The children enjoy a range of cereals, toast and different topping, juice or milk and fruit. Any child attending must be brought to the main reception area by 8.20am at the latest. After School Club runs from 3.45pm – 6.00pm (3.00pm – 6.00pm on Tuesdays) and will cost £5.50 per hour from September. The children enjoy a range of snacks each evening and a variety of games and activities.

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Well done to the following children, who have been recognised this week!

Primary Praise and Recognition

very week each teacher chooses two children from their class to receive a certificate E 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.

Curie Class: Nicholas Fertina Jardiel – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always being a team player and celebrating in others’ success.) Sanam Shah – Scholar of the Week (for independently writing an ‘Amazing Animals’ story.) Maxwell Class: Inaaya Islam– Headteacher’s HabitsAward (for always knowing when to listen, when to talk and when to do.) Aariz Chaudhry – Scholar of the Week (for a great performance of our ‘Animal Bop’ song.) Newton Class: Azmain Munshi – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for working in collaboration with his partner during Maths and creating number sentences.) Zara Choudhry – Scholar of the Week (for writing a creative description of her fictional animal in literacy.) Britten Class: Amber Carless – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for her caring and supportive personality.) Muhammad Adam Natha – Scholar of the Week (for his focus and hard work in class.) Fitzgerald Class: Hashim Kamil Ali – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being very focussed with his writing.) Frank Krupski – Scholar of the Week (for writing a fantastic story introduction.)

Glennie Class: Raisha Islam – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for working incredibly hard when reading to decode all her words.) Arsal Anjum – Scholar of the Week (for writing an amazing dinosaur story using his great ideas.) The following pupils have received 25 merits since September for making good choices and moving up to gold on the class ‘good choice chart’ – this is a fantastic achievement. A special ‘bronze’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly.

Aairah Abid Aryan Lakhani Aahil Mubarak Zara Daykin

Aran Sivananthan Tanisha Shavan Shahed Hussain Sohana Hoque

The following pupils have received 50 merits since September for making good choices and moving up to gold on the class ‘good choice chart’ – this is a fantastic achievement. A special ‘bronze’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly.

Aqeel Nazir Innaya Islam Natalia Duran Rodrigo Inshirah Nabeel

Headteacher’s Lunch

Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch next week on Wednesday 22nd June. An invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly:

Frank Krupski Fitzgerald Arjun Bihal Glennie Khyra Maynard Britten J'Shawn Holland Glennie Kareem Al Khouli Newton Priyajanani Pradeep Kumar Maxwell Nicholas Fertrina Jardiel Curie

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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












Overall Attendance: 97.1% Congratulations to both Curie class and Maxwell class, who are joint winners for this week with 100%. Both classes will get to enjoy extra play once it stops raining. National average attendance for primary schools is 97.1%. It is important that the children attend school every day and do not miss any learning. Thank you for your support in ensuring your child is at school every day. We always strive for 100% 6  INA Newsletter


Regular attendance is a crucial factor in students’ educational development and ability to achieve their full potential.

"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 well-rounded 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 who 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 above. Week commencing 20th June – Self Discipline Self Discipline comprises nine dispositions: Organisation, Prudence, Hard Work and Absorption, Motivation and Independence, Revising and Practising, Self-Regulation

At School: • We would all like to see the children develop the habits listed above, as they are all essential lifelong skills that are needed for us to successfully manage our way through school, college, university and our work careers. It is really important that whilst the children are young we help them develop these habits as quickly as possible – especially organisation, independence and hard work. • At school we ensure the pupils understand that every action has a consequence and that when we work hard it can often reap satisfaction and reward. Our pupils work hard day to day to earn their merits for making good choices. • To help the children understand the structure of each day and become better organised, we always start with a visual timetable in Reception. A picture represents each part of the day; this helps the children to understand the daily routines. • It is important that we teach the young people to become more organised and check that they have all of their belongings with them each day.

At Home:

At home the children need to practise getting dressed and undressed, managing buttons on shirts and coats etc. and generally become more independent. Helping your child to get organised the night before will ensure they have everything they need for their day. It may help to create a visual/pictorial timetable at home to help your child become more organised and to think about when they need their PE kit, home learning, guided reading book etc. This could be displayed in your child’s room or in a central place like the kitchen where you can both check what is needed the night before, ready for the following day. This will allow your child to become more involved in preparing for their learning each day and gaining independence. It is also good to remind your child, as we do in school, to check regularly that they have all of their belongings with them.

Tam Broadway, Head of Primary

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Key Dates for the Summer Term 2016: Primary Future Key Dates for Summer Term Staff Inset Days – School Closed Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June Reception Visit to Old MacDonald’s Farm – Thursday 30th June Staff Inset Day – Friday 8th July Coffee Morning with the Head of Primary – Tuesday 12th July 9.00-10.00am Primary Summer Fete – Friday 15th July 3.45-6.00pm Reports Sent Home – Friday 15th July Parent Progress Meetings – Tuesday 19th July Celebration and Awards Assembly – Wednesday20th July – Times TBC Last Day of Term – Wednesday 20th July – 12.15pm Finish Selling of School Uniform – Friday 22nd July

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