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Southern Entrance

We would like to remind parents and carers that the gate at the southern entrance will be locked at 08:23 each morning. Students arriving after this time should enter via the main entrance in Cricklefield Place.

Safeguarding The welfare and safety of our students is our priority. We do everything possible to ensure our students’ safety, both within the school community and outside of school, including working with relevant agencies to address any issues related to child protection. Students are informed of who they should go to should they have a concern about their own safety or the safety of others. At INA, all staff have regular safeguarding training to ensure that they are able to meet their statutory responsibilities. We also have a number of staff who are designated to respond to any child protection concerns and to liaise with social services: Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Jo Spencer Vice Principal Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Tam Broadway Primary Headteacher Leanne Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal Designated Child Protection Officers Sugra Alibhai Gabriel Ayerh Patrick Ball Pardeep Chaggar Amreen Patel

Jody Lapish Gareth Marshall-Jones Mariam Mayet Jag Singh

You can find the INA Safeguarding policy, Child Protection policy and other related policies and procedures on the Academy’s website.

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Dear Parents and Carers, As you know, this is my last week at INA and the final opportunity I shall have to send you a newsletter message. It was a very difficult decision to leave INA. However I have been a Headteacher for 16 years and it feels like the right time to move on to do something slightly different with my career. I am often telling the children to be brave, to step out of their comfort zone and to take risks and push themselves but I was not necessarily role modelling that myself! I shall always feel a strong emotional attachment to INA, to its students and its parents. The school has been a huge part of my life over the past seven years. To have the opportunity to start a new school from scratch was truly amazing and I have cherished every step of the journey. I shall take away a vast array of very fond memories: from London Club trips, the staff v students snow ball fights and awards assemblies, to teaching moments, music, drama and PE performances and summer fayres. The students have made me immensely proud. I am proud of their amazing academic outcomes: it was wonderful that our founding cohort achieved the 35th highest progress score in the country last summer! Yet I am at least as proud of the young people that they are becoming, with skills to be effective and self-sufficient learners through life and the character traits to make them positive and altruistic citizens in the future world. Last week we heard that INA had been chosen as Secondary School of theYear by Pearsons in their national ‘Shine A Light’ awards. These awards celebrate innovative work and excellent practice in supporting students’ communication development and it was the impact of our BRIDGES programme  and Harkness teaching on our students’ articulacy and oracy that impressed the judges. I am very excited about the futures that our students have ahead of them and shall track their educational journeys closely over the coming years. I look forward to hearing of their achievements, and perhaps celebrating some of them with you!

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I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your belief in us and your support of me as Principal. If it were not for you taking a leap of faith, opting to send your children to this new school and supporting us in a whole range of different ways, we would not have the amazing school that we do today! I know that I leave INA in very strong hands. The staff, led by Ms Spencer, have a great depth of leadership, teaching and pastoral  skills and an unwavering belief in the potential of each and every one of your children. I wish you all every success and every happiness. Thank you. With best wishes,

Rachel Macfarlane

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Isaac Newton Academy End of Spring Term Awards Assemblies On Monday 26th and Thursday 29th March we held our second awards assemblies of the year. The assemblies were wonderful events, enabling staff, students and parents/carers to come together to formally celebrate our students’ achievements at the end of the autumn term. At the assemblies we presented awards in recognition of students’ academic progress and attainment, personal progress and the development of their BRIDGES dispositions. Excellent attendance and punctuality was also celebrated. Congratulations to all of the award winners and to all students at INA for a fantastic start to the year!

Special Award Winners Reading Asma Mahboob Community Spirit Denis Mirica Enrichment Ayesha Ghauri

Reading Huseyin Derya

YEAR 7

Cultural Passport Zeba Nabi

Performance award Cara Adams, Fatimah Javaad & Aaminah Patel Attitude to Learning award Aaminah Patel

YEAR 8

Cultural Passport Rifa Pachath

Community Spirit Warren Virk

Attitude to Learning award Sakinah Choudhury

Enrichment Taqi Tajway Aziz

Performance award Veer Jagdev, Taukim Kazim

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Reading Hawwa Imran

YEAR 9

Community Spirit Hafsah Suleman, Amarah Hosenee, Shama Daula & Hanifah Jalil

Attitude to Learning award Keshan Beckett-Edwards Performance award Eleanor Brant

Enrichment Hammad Patel

Reading Abdur-Razzaque Miah

Cultural Passport Maria-Iulia Hurmuz

YEAR 10

Cultural Passport Remeez Saleem

Community Spirit Imani Astwood

Attitude to Learning award Fahim Islam

Enrichment Daanyal Khan

Performance award Aman Jagdev

Reading Elanah Summers

YEAR 11

Community Spirit Humayra Mustaq Attitude to Learning award Aliya Vahora

Enrichment Esher Bahara, Ekonkar Derhee, Akhil Patel & Neel Banarsee Cultural Passport Lamys Mills Performance award Mary Brant

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BRIDGES Awa

Yea

BRAVERY

RESOURCEFULNESS

INTEGRITY

DISCOVERY

Ahlam Ali

Fatimah Javaad

Nabila Islam

Muhammad Shiekh

Asiya Ibrahim Yunus

Zariun Mollah

Shadman Ahmed

Ravneet Dhaliwal

Samia Ahmed

Abeer Butt

Ruhi Latif

Aryan Tathgar

Amira Mohamed

Musa Haque

Maheen Saleem

Cameron McKernan

M

Sauman Sadiq

Imaan Rasool

Iraj Khan

Raniyah Haroon

Daniel Johnson

Taha Rehman Chaudhry

Sevim Laeeq

Ali Parwane

Aleena Sadeeq

Bilkis Abdi

Yusuf Jalil

Pritpal Jaswal

Yea BRAVERY

RESOURCEFULNESS

INTEGRITY

DISCOVERY

G

Taznim Hossain

Valeria Vacula

Belal Yusuf

Junayed Ahmed

Gaurav Taheem

Alif Ahamed

Saimpreet Singh

Nikita Odreda

Usmaan Ahmed

Aarez Khan

Riaan Patel

Theresa Nassar

Dawud Bukhari

Mohamed Amin

Zainab Dar

Armani Narr

Maya Imran

Rafe Dean

Khilat Raja

Shona Bains

Ally Alli

Amani Hafez

Hassan Umerji

Hamoud Ahmed

Faisa

Lorena Bumbuc

Ram Solanky

Rhea Mahil

Aymen Mami

Symra

Ils

Den

Mah Tasbir

Rafi-Adam

Yea BRAVERY

RESOURCEFULNESS

INTEGRITY

DISCOVERY

Sauda Rahman

Afrina Mosammed

Hafsah Suleman

Harkirat Singh

Jawad Rashid

Keshan Beckett-Edwards

Rhea Virdee

Omar Hussain

Meera Mistry

Mahfuz Maheen

Aryan Dattani

Sajjad Ali

Rayyaan Mehmood

Daveena Williams Morrison

Jack Lanvin

Saarah Ali

Sarah Warishaully

Riah Harris

Adam Kothia

Irmak Karakaya

Umer Mahmud

Izzah Abid

Zain Islam

Anamaika Pathak

Taybah Patel

Vivek Kampurath

Tasnim Towfa

Malika Khan

Safa Hassan

Denise Salvaterra

Ajwad Hadi Mauthoor

Hammad Patel

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ard Winners

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GRIT

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

SELF DISCIPLINE

PERSONAL PROGRESS

Iman Yasin

Ashvir Sanghera

Robert Patrichi- Stoian

Hafsa Rasool

Alisha Malik

Ria Mann

Sarina Musab

Khadiza Esha

Mariyah Chaudhry

Wakil Mohammed

Abhinash Tilk

Asma Mahboob

Priya Mistry

Shammah Kotei

Summer Huseyin

George Christodoulou

Sadia Noman

Zeba Nadeem

Muhammed Mutasim

Zayaan Ahmed

Romaan Waleed

Elizabeth Rivero Coleman

Shoeb Haque

Emon Uddin

Kamile Sniokaite

Ayesha Ghauri

Renan Sylvester

Elizaveta Spiridonova

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GRIT

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

SELF DISCIPLINE

PERSONAL PROGRESS

sa Dar

Melisa Pilicita Paltan

Zavier Khan

Qasim Waqar

nis Balaj

Aamina Khankara

Junaid Islam

Isheka Nath

him Hoq

Malaika Janjua

Adam Niaz

Nourine Hashim

Usman Ul-Haq

Simran Virk

Veer Jagdev

Saihan Rahman

Eashar Kaur Rihal

Shifa Raje

al Aslam

Filsan Ali

Savanna Duncan Hinds

Munaza Azram

an Kalley

Zainab Rashid

Ersin Yesim

Huseyin Derya

Rahaman

m Marziakhall

ar 9 GRIT

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

SELF DISCIPLINE

PERSONAL PROGRESS

AJ De Lara

Hanifah Jalil

Kisanth Ravi

Moon Dewan

Ahmed Nawaz

Rany Al Higawi

Maryam Ali

Rajan Rathor

Nadia Miah

Laiba Isha-Butt

Musa Mahmoo

Harria Ali

Chams Raggai

Hasan Shahzad

Neha Duggal

Falaah Sayed

Khadija Ahmed

Alisha Marion

Eleanor Brant

Jordan Singh

Jasmine Joseph

Salma Parwane

Kamil Momot

Haider Rafiq

Shomail Abbas

Abdullah Javaad

Zidan Rahman

Shania Da Costa

Imran Ali

Glory Mondua

Berfin Colak

Ali Hassan

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BRIDGES Awa

Yea BRAVERY

RESOURCEFULNESS

INTEGRITY

DISCOVERY

Omar Al-Khouli

Ashish Joseph

Nehaal Khandwalla

Qasim Nawaz

Faruq Sultan

Dovidas Snioka

Shaaista Patel

Ekam Sehmbi

Huzaifah Patel

Danyaal Khan

Mohsin Mahmood

Simona Islam

Aden Dirie

Sanwar Hussain

Aminah Mehmood

Travis Barrett

N

Aemy Rehman

Jasleem Kaur

Maliha Farhin Ahmed

Abdur Razzaque Miah

Rachel Pearce

Sanaa Rasool

Zayd Selant

Hruday Kinhikar

Janki Ranavaya

Subhaan Dar

Javin Sufiyani

Aqsa Hussain

Year BRAVERY

RESOURCEFULNESS

INTEGRITY

DISCOVERY

Akhil Pillai

Amandeep Teja

Omar Gill

Ekonkar Deerhe

Sandeep Kaur

Kirandeep Kaur

Haaris Waseem

Amal Sohail

Elanah Summers

Keerthivas Venkatesan

Yameen Aslam

Daniyaal Anjum

Gurpreet Kaur

Dhruv Fatania

Ayesha Maniyar

Hadeeqah Raja

Mu

Isra Jabeen

Raeis Dudhia

Mohammed Alom

Awais Malik

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Kyle Baldwin

Qayum Rashid

Aliya Vahora

Ellis Currie-Ward

Anushri Menon

Hamza Mosheref

Mohsin Khan

Sumayyah Hosenee

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Congratulations to all o Ms J Spencer Vice Principal

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ard Winners

ar10 GRIT

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

SELF DISCIPLINE

PERSONAL PROGRESS

Ali Mami

Joshua Abraham

Mina Imran

Aasiya Jilani

Mahad Awan

Hibaak Aden

Kaiya Greenidge

Zan Bokhari

Noah Hawthorne

Bradley Lard

Fardina Heron

Jainna Bhalla

Yusuf Khan

Hafsa Gachi

Hajara Rafiq

Ariharan Ponniah

Ikram Hussain

Roheen Ali

Yusuf Butt

Ali Shah

Usamah Khan

Siqa Siddique

Thomas Cater

Mahfuz Alam

Arjan Tathgar

Saira Musab

Remeez Saleem

Yaaseen Taher

r 11 GRIT

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

SELF DISCIPLINE

PERSONAL PROGRESS

Aisha Jatta

Denada Balaj

Sufian Abu Islam

Haider Waqar

ovepreet Kaur

Afrin Talukder

Jonah Robinson

Vikram Ranchan

Simi Johal

Zaynab Mahiya

Khalees Sakkaf

Alisha Khan

umina Begum

Sumeyya Derya

Radhika Patel

Adam Warishaully

omessa Javed

Noshin Samiya

Aminah Umerji

Paramveer Singh

ahimul Hussain

Natasha Mahmood

Jiya Shahzad

Simran Chahal

aliyah Adams

Ayesha Hussian

Inayah Hussian

Alfie Southall

of the award winners!

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YEAR 11 NEWS GCSE Examination Timetable Summer 2018 Date Mon 14 May

Session

Length

Paper Code

AM

90

70 6G 8520/1

Computer Science COMPUTER SCIENCE PAPER 1

PM

105

10 6G 1RB0 1B

Religious Studies

45

10 6G 1FR0 1

French

LISTENING

60

10 6G 1FR0 3

French

READING

105

70 6G 8461/1

Biology

BIOLOGY PAPER 1

75

70 6G 8464/B/1

60

01 6A A844/01

AM

60

01 6A J587/01

50

70 6G 46451

Urdu

PM

105

10 6G 1RB0 2C

Religious Studies

105

70 6G 8462/1

Chemistry

75

0 6G 8464/C/1

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY CHEMISTRY P1

PM

90

70 6G 8520/2

Computer Science COMPUTER SCIENCE PAPER 2

AM

80

10 6G 1FR0 4

AM Tue 15 May

Week 1

PM

Wed 16 May

Thu 17 May

Fri 18 May

Mon 21 May

Week 2

Tue 22 May

AM

Subject

Paper

CHRISTIANITY

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY BIOLOGY P1 Turkish

TURKISH: WRITING WRITTEN PAPER

Physical Education PE: PHYSCL FCTR AFFCTNG PERF WTN

French

URDU UNIT 1 ISLAM CHEMISTRY PAPER 1

WRITING

90

01 6A J587/02

90

40 6G C690U30‐1

Drama

Drama Component3 Interpretin Theatre

AM

150

11 6C 6CN0201

Chinese

WRITTEN RESPONSE

PM

50

01 6A A841/01

Turkish

TURKISH: LISTENING WRITTEN

AM

105

10 6G 1ET0 01

English Literature

PM

90

10 6G 1GB0 01

Geography

PM

AM Wed 23 May PM

Thu 24 May

AM

Fri 25 May

AM

Physical Education PE: SOCIO‐CTRL ISSUES SPRT PSYCH WTN

SHAKESP.& POST 1914 LIT. GLOBAL GEOG.ISSUES

50

70 6G 46301H

Italian

ITALIAN UNIT 1

50

70 6G 46302H

Italian

ITALIAN UNIT 2

105

70 6G 8463/1

Physics

PHYSICS PAPER 1

75

70 6G 8464/P/1

90

10 6G 1MA1 1

Mathematics

180

10 6G 4HN0 01

Hindi

135

10 6G 1ET0 02

English Literature

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY PHYSICS P1

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NON CALCULATOR WRITTEN PAPER 19C NOV/POETRY SINCE 1789

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YEAR 11 NEWS GCSE Examination Timetable Summer 2018 Date Mon 4 Jun

Week 3

Tue 5 Jun

Paper Code

Subject

AM

75

10 6G 1HI0 11

History

AM

105

10 6G 1EN0 01

English Language

PM

90

10 6G 1GB0 02

Geography

45

10 6G 1SP0 1

Spanish

LISTENING

60

10 6G 1SP0 3

Spanish

READING

75

01 6A A843/01

Turkish

TURKISH: READING WRITTEN

75

40 6G C660U30‐1

Music

Music Component 3 Appraising

90

10 6G 1MA1 2

Mathematics

AM

120

10 6G 1EN0 02

English Language

PM

105

10 6G 1HI0 27

History

SUPERPOWER RELATIONS B3/4

105

70 6G 8461/2

Biology

BIOLOGY PAPER 2

75

70 6G 8464/B/2

PM

90

10 6G 1GB0 03

Geography

AM

90

10 6G 1MA1 3

Mathematics

Wed 6 Jun PM

Fri 8 Jun

Mon 11 Jun

Tue 12 Jun

Week 4

Length

AM

Thu 7 Jun

Wed 13 Jun

Thu 14 Jun

Fri 15 Jun

Week 5

Session

AM

AM

PM

MEDICINE IN BRITAIN FICTION & IMAG.WRITING UK GEOGRAPHICAL ISSUES

CALCULATOR NON‐FIC.& TRANS.WRITING

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY BIOLOGY P2 PEOPLE & ENVIRON.ISSUES CALCULATOR 

80

10 6G 1HI0 33

History

105

70 6G 8462/2

Chemistry

75

70 6G 8464/C/2

AM

80

10 6G 1SP0 4

Spanish

WRITING

PM

45

70 6G 46801H

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 1 TIER H

105

70 6G 8463/2

Physics

PHYSICS PAPER 2

AM

AM

Fri 15 Jun

PM

Mon 18 Jun

AM

Wed 20 Jun

AM

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Paper

THE USA CHEMISTRY PAPER 2

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY CHEMISTRY P2

75

70 6G 8464/P/2

165

11 6C 6CN0301

Combined Science COMBINED SCI TRILOGY PHYSICS P2 Chinese

50

70 6G 46851

Polish

POLISH UNIT 1

50

70 6G 46802

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 2

60

70 6G 46804

Panjabi

PANJABI UNIT 4

60

70 6G 46852

Polish

POLISH UNIT 2

60

70 6G 46854

Polish

POLISH UNIT 4

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Year 11 Study Leave - Summer 2018 The exam season starts on Monday 14th May and ends on Friday 15th June. Half term is 28th May – 1st June. Normal lessons for all students will continue until and including Friday 11th May. From Monday 14th May until Friday 25th May all Year 11 students will be in school all day and expected to attend their normal lessons if they are not in a GCSE exam. This will include pm lessons where they have an am exam, am lessons where they have a pm exam and lessons between am and pm exams, where applicable. Morning exams Each morning exam session will start at 8am. A 30 minute revision session (usually based in the dining hall) will occur from 8-8:30. At 8.30am a free breakfast will be provided for all Year 11 students taking the GCSE that morning. Afternoon exams Each afternoon exam session will start at 1pm (following KS4 lunch). A 30 minute revision session (usually based in the KS4 hall) will occur from 1-1:30. If a student has a lesson between a morning and afternoon exam, he/she should go to the lesson but the teacher will allow him/her to study for his/her afternoon exam rather than take part in the lesson. Teachers will continue with their Year 11 lessons right up until the final exam for that subject has been taken. Once the final exam has taken place, the student coming to the lesson will be allowed to get on with independent study for upcoming exams. The teacher will supervise and ensure that there is an atmosphere conducive to private study. From Monday 4th June, there will be study leave for Year 11 students. There will be a programme of revision lessons offered in the subjects where exams have not finished. Students will be expected to attend revision sessions that apply to them (although for some students who are good at revising independently these sessions will be optional and for others an invite will be issued and they will be required to attend.) There will be signing up arrangements so that staff know who they are expecting in advance of the session. Students will sign in and out at reception. At times when they do not have a revision lesson or an exam they will be expected to leave site to go home to revise. The last exam is on Friday 15th June. We are planning to hold a pm Year 11 assembly on that day. Mr Crowther-Green, Assistant Principal

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We welcome Sixth Form applicants and their parents/ carers to join us in discussing: • What the Professional Pathways qualification is • The wider opportunities available • How universities recognise the qualification • Apprenticeship opportunities RSVP to sixthform@isaacnewtonacademy.org by Monday 16th April Isaac Newton Academy, 1 Cricklefield Place, Ilford, IG1 1FY

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Tim Peake Tim Peake is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut of British nationality. He spent six months living and working on the International Space Station. This means that Tim had to be really open to all sorts of change, including temporarily living a completely new way of life and learning how to overcome any difficulties he faces. Tim has a background as a test pilot and a British Army Air Corps officer. He is an ambassador for UK Science and space-based careers and is involved in working with the UK Space Agency in developing the UK’s microgravity research programme. He is keenly interested in promoting careers in science and engineering for school students.

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Adam has been really open recently by sharing his success stories without being boastful. These have included contributions to the local community, setting up business ventures, and getting through to the next round for Canada Outward Bound.

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P6

PM P5

P4

P3

P2

AM P1

Y10 Mathematics Paper 1 [90 mins]

Geography Paper 2 - UK Geographical issues [90 mins]

Y7 Music [60 mins]

Y7 Geography 50 mins

English Language Fiction and Imag. Writing [105 mins]

History Medicine in Britain [75 mins]

Y8 English Non-fiction comparison [60 mins] Y8 Music [60 mins]

Tue 5th June

Mon 4th June

Turkish

Music Component 3 appraising [75 mins]

Y9 English Poetry Comparison [75 mins]

Spanish Listening 45 mins Reading [60 mins]

Wed 6th June

Triple Physics [105 mins]

Y10 Science Double Physics [75 mins]

Y7 History [50 mins]

Y7 Religious Studies [50 mins]

Mathematics Calculator [90 mins]

Thu 7th June

End of Year Exam Timetable June 2018

History Superpower Relations B3/4 [105 mins}

Y9 Science [90 mins]

English Language Non Fict. And Trans. Writing [120 mins]

Fri 8th June


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P6

PM P5

P4

P3

P2

AM P1

Geography Paper 3 – People and Env. Issues [90 mins]

History The USA [80 mins]

Y8 Science [90 mins]

Mathmatics Calculator [90 mins]

Biology Paper 2 H [105 mins]

Comb. Science Biology [75 mins] Y9 Mathematics [90 mins]

Tue 12th June

Mon 11th June

Y10 English Literature [105 mins]

Comb. Science Chemistry [75 mins] Y8 Mathematics Calculator [50 mins] Y8 Geography [50 mins]

Chemistry Paper 2 H [105 mins]

Wed 13th June

Panjabi

Triple Biology [105 mins]

Y10 Science Double Biology [75 mins]

Y8 French [60 mins]

Y8 Religious Studies [50 mins]

Physics Paper 2 H [105 mins]

Spanish Writing [80 mins]

Chinese Polish

Y10 Maths Paper 2 [90 mins]

Comb. Science Physics [75 mins] Y7 Mathematics Non-Calculator [50 mins] Y7 French [60 mins]

Fri 15th June

Thu 14th June

End of Year Exam Timetable June 2018


End of Year Exam Timetable June 2018 AM P1 P2

Mon 18th June

Tue 19th June

Wed 20th June

Thu 21st June

Y10 English Language [120 mins]

Y10 PE Paper 1 [60 mins] Geography Paper 1 [60 mins]

Y10 PE Paper2 [60 mins] Polish History 2 Elizabethan Eng [55 mins] Y9 History [50 mins]

Y10 Graphics [105 mins]

Panjabi

P3

Y9 Geography [50 mins]

P4

Y9 Music [60 mins]

PM Year P5

P6

Y10 Science Double Chemistry [75 mins] Triple Chemistry [105 mins]

Y8 Mathematics

Y9 French [60 mins]

Y9 Religious Studies [50 mins] Y9 Spanish [60 mins]

Y10 Spanish & Y10 French Reading F and H

Religious Studies 1 [50 mins]

Geography Paper 2 [90 mins]

Y10 Spanish Writing F and H

Religious Studies 2 [50 mins]

Non-Calculator [50 mins] Y8 Spanish [60 mins]

[45 and 60 mins]

[70 and 80 mins]

Finish 4:10

Fri 22nd June

End of Year Exam Timetable June 2018 AM P1 P2

Mon 25th June

Tue 26th June

Wed 28th June

Geography Paper 3 [90 mins]

History 1 Medicine in Britain [75 mins] Y10 French Listening F [35 mins]

Y10 Drama [70 mins] Y10 Spanish Listening F [35 mins]

P3

Y7 Spanish [60 mins]

P4

Y8 History [50 mins]

Y10 French Listening H [45 mins]

Y10 Spanish Listening H [45 mins]

Y10 Music [75 mins]

Y10 Maths 3 [90 mins]

Y10 French Writing F and H [70 and 80 mins] Finish 4:10

12:50-1:50

PM P5 P6

Thu 29th June

Fri 29th June

Additional exams – Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April

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Dear Parents & Carers I hope you are well. Next term your son/daughter will continue their learning on polymers for Core Content and Papers and Boards for the Paper and Board exam paper. Every lesson we go through an exam question. This could take 5 to 20 minutes depending on the type of question. I have asked all students to buy a folder, so they can build up their revision resources for the exam in June and for the exam in year 11. Please encourage them to spend time reading through exam style questions that they complete in class. I will be setting IL exam style tasks every week. For the holidays, IL is to revise Papers and Boards for a test next term and to complete an exam question on folding boxboard. Next term we will start learning about different types of wood for the Core Content initially working with MDF. A useful website for you to look at is www.technologystudent.com , click on New D and T GCSE. The text book that we are using is Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Design & Technology ISBN 978 1 29218 458 6. Mr Holmes

PARENT QUESTIONNAIRE The deadline for completing parent questionnaires has been extended to Monday 2nd April. If you have any problems accessing the questionnaire, or require a printed version, please contact surveys@isaacnewtonacademy.org. 29 March 2018

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Saturday Stretch Physics & Mathematics – March 24th 2018

On Saturday 24th March, a group of selected KS3 students attended a Saturday Stretch class regarding Physics and Mathematics. This session was led by Ilyas Benmouna, a first year undergraduate student at UCL. The first things students were asked to think about was, ‘What’s the point of studying physics?’. At first, students were a little unsure how to define physics, but after some brainstorming, students realised that physics is crucial to understanding the way things work. Because of this, a wide range of careers can be obtained after graduating from university with a physics degree. A few of the long list of options are: a web developer, a systems analyst, an applications engineer, an investment banker, and a laser engineer. In order to get students acclimated with some basic physics concepts, the group went through Newton’s three laws of motion. The first law states that an object at rest remains at rest, the second states that force is equal to mass times acceleration, and the third law states that if an object

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exerts force on a second object, that second object will exert a force of equal magnitude and opposite direction back onto the first object. Upon processing this information and discussing the meaning behind each law, students were presented with statements that were either true or false. They discussed each statement in partners to decide whether each statement was true or not. Some statements that were presented to them are:

An object that is not accelerating or decelerating has no forces acting on it. When an object is stationary, all of the forces acting on it are balanced. When a large truck pushes a small care with a given force, the small car is applying an equal and opposite force on the truck. Students were then given an opportunity to apply maths to scenarios and find the acceleration of objects. The concept of net force was made clearer to them through these scenarios and they were then able to stretch their learning further with the introduction of trigonometry. While students were presented with a lot of new information throughout the session, Ilyas kept them engaged and intrigued by how physics explains the world around them! .

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WORLD BOOK DAY (RESCHEDULED) 22nd MARCH 2018 Many thanks to all the staff and students who dressed up last week to help support the rescheduled World Book Day! All the money raised will be put back into the school library to provide new books and resources.

On the day the library held a short story competition. Students were given a selection of three categories (adventure, sci-fi, random) and three words within their chosen category that had to be used to create their story. Well done to all those that submitted a story, it was very hard to pick just one winner especially when the entries were so varied. The winning entry comes from Zoiya Sulehri 10C whose creativity we loved, deciding to take the words from the adventure category and changing them into a sci-fi story!

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The Time Loop Dear Friend, I’m not sure if this will reach you, but I hope it will and I have to tell you about the challenges that I have been through for the past few days, weeks, months perhaps. In all honesty, I’m not sure if I’m alive or not. Whether this whole time leap experiment was a success or the greatest mistake anyone could make. The truth is, ever since I began the investigation on time travel I had been told by my wife to stop. She kept telling me that even if I went through hell to make it possible there would be no treasure on the other side of this game, only never-ending conflict. When I first created a prototype of the time leap machine I tested it on a frog. I set it to 10 seconds earlier and sent it through time. However the frog kept appearing where it was 10 seconds ago, then after another 10 seconds it would repeat the whole process again. It was stuck in a time loop and I couldn’t stop it. Even after such discouraging attempts I finally tried it on a human, myself. I plugged all the cables to my head and set the time to a week ago. My wife entered as I pressed the button for the time leap to occur. As I began to disintegrate and all my molecules rearranged themselves she yelled and ran to me with tears. She kept telling me to stop and give up on this time leap project but I still went with it. I have had to go through that experience over and over. I’ve lost count of the of the times I’ve seen my wife run towards me with sorrow in her eyes, I can tell she knows we’re stuck in the loop. I gave up trying to get out a long time ago, nothing I do can stop the machine being created. My days are spent in loop, watching myself commit the biggest sin anyone could commit. You are my final hope; you might be the only person who can help me find a cure for this horrible and traumatic life. Your friend, Tobi 29 March 2018

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Year 9 and 10 Students visit King’s College London for Medical Activity Day Following a competitive selection process, 40 fortunate Year 9 and 10 students were invited to attend a day of medical activities at King’s College London. Students had lessons in human biology, before touring the campus. They then took part in a series of clinical skills stations, where they practised their skills suturing, taking blood and even keyhole surgery. The event was led by current medical students, so the INA students had plenty of opportunity to pick their brains about studying medicine and university life. “I thoroughly enjoyed this trip to King’s College London. All the practicals were very enjoyable. My personal favourite was learning how to suture (stitch) a wound and how to take a sample of blood. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in medicine/biology.” Fatima Jilani 10A

“Not only was this day educational, but it was so much fun! The numerous practicals in the morning and afternoon were all varied, but yet each and every one gave us life-long skills. If I ever needed to perform CPR, I will easily remember the acronym DR SAC. Not only that but the misconceptions I had about medicine were cleared up and now medicine is considered a future career for me.” Jainna Bhalla 10A

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“The trip gave me the opportunity to learn about and do some of the simple but important medical procedures such as suturing, keyhole surgery, taking blood and CPR. We learnt about how human body parts are affected by diet and how alcohol affects the brain. I would really like to go next year.” Jay Amin 9N “I am very grateful that we were able to go to King’s College London. I was able to explore the medical field and learn more about our bodies and how they work. Meeting new people and conversing with them was an amazing experience because I learnt interesting facts. My favourite part was the station where we were given special glasses that hindered your balance. It was a cool thing to go through as it showed how alcohol affects your body.”Nada Awies 9N Well done to all the students involved!

Dr Mounsey

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Isaac Newton Academy has won the Secondary School of the Year Award at an awards ceremony in London for its continued commitment to developing its students’ communication skills. The 2018 Shine a Light Awards, run by learning company Pearson in partnership with The Communication Trust, took place on 22nd March 2018 and were hosted by stand-up comedian, actor and TV writer, Adam Hess.

The 2018 Shine a Light Awards is a national awards scheme that celebrates innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development. There were 10 awards in total, with winners and highly-commended finalists chosen by a panel of experts in the sector. Isaac Newton Academy aims to support all students in the acquisition of excellent reading, writing and communication skills. Given that 62% of its students have English as an additional language (EAL), their successes in this field to date are impressive, and last year saw them placed in the top 1% for Year 11 progress. The school has partnered with a speech and language specialist as well as a school counsellor. This is in addition to having its own team of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff who monitor the development of beginner EAL students. The academy offers an ‘enrichment programme’ involving students, staff, parents and external facilitators. As part of this, students with speech, language and communication (SLC) issues can attend a weekly extra-curricular Social Club to build their conversation skills. Another significant factor in Isaac Newton’s win was its use of the Harkness Method: an open, student-led approach to education that involves minimal intervention from teachers and staff. This encourages every student to contribute, and helps to develop key SLC skills. Rachel Macfarlane, Principal at Isaac Newton Academy, said: “It is such an honour for Isaac Newton Academy to receive the Secondary School of the Year Award. The importance of SLC development at the Academy can be seen through our Harkness teaching style and our unique BRIDGES framework, which underpins everything we do. Through our culture of

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Growth Mindset, we are proud and excited to see the progress made by every student and it is wonderful that these measures have been recognised through the Shine a Light Awards.” Stand-up comedian and actor, Adam Hess, host of the 2018 Shine a Light Awards, said: “The dedication of Isaac Newton Academy is outstanding. As a child, I struggled greatly with dyslexia and an immense fear of public speaking, if it wasn’t for the support I received when I was younger I wouldn’t be in the position I am today. “It is fantastic to know that other children and young people are being given the support they need to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. Isaac Newton Academy should be very proud of its award.” Sharon Hague, Senior Vice President at Pearson, says: “Our warmest congratulations to Isaac Newton Academy. Through our innovative clinical assessments, Pearson is committed to supporting those working to help people overcome challenges in speech and language. For six years we have run these awards as we believe it is so important to recognise and celebrate the incredible, but often unsung, work being done across the country to change the lives of children and young people by helping them to develop their communications skills.” Octavia Holland, Director of The Communication Trust, said: “Congratulations to Isaac Newton Academy and everyone who triumphed at the 2018 Shine a Light Awards. They have shown what can be achieved when expertise, enthusiasm and dedication is given to children and young people who struggle to communicate. These awards highlight the very best practice that is taking place in settings across the country.” The Shine a Light Awards have grown in popularity since their launch during the National Year of Communication in 2011 (known as the Hello campaign). To date, the awards have celebrated the work of over 120 teams and a wide range of individuals, including young people with severe and complex speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). For further information about the Shine a Light winners and highlycommended finalists, visit www.shinealightawards.co.uk and follow us on Twitter #awardsSAL.

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KS3 Spectacular Shakespeare Gallery

On Tuesday, students in year 8 and 9 showcased their creativity and impressive crafting skills in their ‘Shakespeare Gallery’ as part of their ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Tempest’ unit. In the lead up to their gallery, students from 8 Duffy, 9 Duffy and 9 Zephaniah worked extremely hard completing a wide a range of different art projects to demonstrate their understanding of Shakespeare’s play. The aim was for students to take a practical approach and create visual representations of the key scenes in Macbeth and Tempest. The gallery included: • Jigsaw puzzles • Island • Dagger scene • Three Witches scene • King Duncan’s death scene • Tombstones • Collages • Masks Students prepared information cards for the event and were well equipped to share their knowledge with staff who came to visit their gallery. This is what Ms Watkins from Drama said: ‘It was great!!! Really impressed with the work that I saw today! They must have put many hours into it all’

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The turnout was amazing! Students were delighted that our Principal, Rachel Macfarlane came to see their outstanding pieces of work and was â€˜â€Ś so impressed with the way they brought the text alive- the students were so engaged!'

They are now eager for their next opportunity to showcase more creativity! Stay posted! Ms Begum

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Key Dates for the Summer Term 2018 Monday 16th April – Friday 20th July Half Term: Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June INSET Days: 22nd June, 6th July Monday 16th April Thursday 26th April Friday 20th April Wednesday 2nd May Monday 7th May Monday 14th May Monday 14th May – Friday 18th May Wednesday 23rd May Monday 4th June Thursday 7th June & Friday 8th June Friday 15th June Thursday 21st June Wednesday 27th June Wednesday 27th June Monday 2nd July – Friday 6th July Monday 2nd July Tuesday 3rd July Thursday 5th July Monday 8th July Thursday 12th July Monday 16th July

Start of Summer Term Enrichment Junior Maths Challenge Student Reports sent home Years 7 to 12 Work Experience Evening for Year 10 Bank Holiday GCSE Exams start Family Week (no after school events) Year 6 Parents Information Evening Independent Learning/Revision Day No school for students Year 7 & 8 Meningitis Jabs Year 11 Leavers Assembly End of Exams Year 10 Sports Day GCSE Art Exhibition 4.15-6.pm Year 10 Work Experience Week Years 7-9 Sports Day Sixth Form Transition Day Year 9 Battle of the Bands Year 9 Girls HPV Vaccination Summer Concert? Year 11 Graduation ball

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