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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) Leanne Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Tam Broadway Primary Headteacher Sugra Alibhai Head of Sixth Form Designated Child Protection Officers Gabriel Ayerh Patrick Ball (Online safety) Pardeep Chaggar Jody Lapish Gareth Marshall-Jones

Mariam Mayet Amreen Patel Jag Singh David Wilson

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, I hope that you enjoyed a really good Easter break! I am delighted to be taking on the role of Interim Principal. I joined the academy as Vice Principal prior to it opening and over the past six years I have helped shape its vision, write the key policies and appoint our staff. I am committed to providing an inspirational and life-enhancing educational experience for all the young people who attend our academy. I very much look forward to to working with you in my new capacity as Principal. With just four weeks to go to the first written GCSE exams, we are all supporting the Year 11s in the final stages of their GCSE preparation. The art practical exams take place next week on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th May and we wish them the very best of luck. We are very proud of all the Year 11s have achieved in the past five years and wish them all every success in their terminal examinations. Year 7-10 students are starting to prepare for the second and final BRIDGES mentoring session on the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd May. Year 11 students will have an independent learning afternoon to focus on their revision. Further details can be found later in the newsletter. With all best wishes,

Jo Spencer

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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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BRIDGES Mentoring Wednesday 2nd May

The second BRIDGES mentoring session takes place on Wednesday 2nd May from 1:45-4:30pm. All students will be given a fifteen minute 1:1 coaching session with their BRIDGES mentor. This is an important opportunity for KS3 students to reflect on how they have developed or strengthened their BRIDGES dispositions, to discuss the dispositions they consider to be their strengths and the ones they need to work on further.

Year 10 students will be engaging in a mock interview focusing on their preparedness for GCSEs and work experience and developing their cultural capital.

Year 11 students will be dismissed from school at 12.50pm. The expectation is that all Year 11 students spend the afternoon completing revision activities for the GCSE examinations.

Arrangements

All students will complete lessons p1 – 4 (Year 10 and Year 11 students will complete lesson 4 as per KS3 timings). Period 4 will end at slightly earlier at 12.50pm to allow time for all students to make their way home for lunch before returning to school for their allotted mentoring session. Failure to attend the mentoring session will lead to an unauthorised absence.

Students who are eligible for Free School Meals who request lunch in advance (via form tutors) can collect a lunch bag from the student reception as they leave. Students are expected to go directly home and return between 1.454.30pm for a fifteen minute 1:1 coaching session with their BRIDGES mentor. Appointment times will be issued to students at the start of the new term. Students must attend their session on time. KS3 students must wear full school uniform. KS4 students may wear either school uniform or professional work wear.

We are unable to supervise any students as all staff are BRIDGES mentors and will be engaged in mentoring session throughout the afternoon. Parents are not required at the sessions but will be given feedback on how their son or daughter’s BRIDGES skills are progressing later in the year.

Please note that enrichment will be cancelled on this day. 20 April 2018

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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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Ark have developed study packs to aid exam revision for Year 11s

Each pack contains links to the specification, recall questions, maths skills and exam questions

ÂŁ1.50 Combined Science

ÂŁ2.20 Triple Science

Speak to your Science teacher for more details and to purchase a pack

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Being able to seek o positive behaviour on the lookout for m of support in the en your current learnin

What is Rec

Taking stock of wha knowledge down to have learnt in othe

Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell – a woodland home out of a Boeing 727

In terms of architecture and design, recycling and scavenging involves making something practical and beautiful out of materials that have already been used for another purpose. This allows designers to be creative, but it also helps the environment and produces unique and spectacular outcomes. The picture shows Bruce Campbell and his award-winning recycled home. He has used an old Boeing 727 airplane that would have otherwise ended up being scrapped to make a stunning woodland retirement home. Campbell has a clear ethos, claiming that “using what we already have is just as important as creating something new”. Can we apply to that to our own learning too? In the other picture is a slightly more luxurious example of a converted airplane home. You are looking at Toshikazu Tsukii, who has built a two-bedroom house made almost entirely out of aircraft parts. And yes, that is his swimming pool! Knowledge and understanding is all around us. Just like the designers in the pictures, we have to be resourceful and seek it out and apply it in new contexts.

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Behaviours

Seeking out opport information, ideas a situations, transferr between different s INA outside INA an have developed, re recycling learning id everyday life.

Students w

Taha Rehman Cha 7E

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CAVENGING & RECYCLING TOP TIPS:

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Students

out knowledge, understanding or and re-use in the future. Being materials, resources and forms nvironment that can help you in ng or problem-solving.

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tunities to knowledge, and learning strategies in new ring skills and knowledge gained situations, using what you learn at nd vice versa, using ideas that you ead or heard in your own learning, deas and materials at INA and in

• Use knowledge and skills learnt in one lesson in all your lessons. • Transfer knowledge and skills that you learnt at INA outside of INA. • If you need help with IL, think about where you me might find it yourself e.g. library, newspapers etc. • Look round the house and see how many potential resources to help your learning you can find.

Parents • Discuss with your child what learning ideas they have scavenged and recycled during the week. • Do a difficult task such as planning a family day out. List all the different sources you will need to use to help you. • Discuss with children the amount of waste your household produces, and devise some strategies to reuse some of the items. • For students preparing for GCSEs, discuss how old revision material and practice assessments can be used again to support current preparation.

who have shown great Scavenging & Recycling skills:

Taha displayed recycling skills as he prepared for his first BRIDGES mentoring sessions. He searched through a wide variety of his learning and enrichment activities to find great evidence to demonstrate his disposition growth. A great example as we audhry start preparing for our next BRIDGES mentoring session.

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Bilkis is extremely resourceful. In Skills 4 Life she selected experiences from her own family’s life and recycled them to piece together an inspiring presentation to share with the rest of the class.

INA BRIDGES 11


End of Year Exam Timetable June 2018 AM P1 P2

P3

P4 PM P5

P6

Mon 4th June

Tue 5th June

Wed 6th June

Thu 7th June

Fri 8th June

History Medicine in Britain [75 mins]

English Language Fiction and Imag. Writing [105 mins]

Spanish Listening 45 mins Reading [60 mins]

Mathematics Calculator [90 mins]

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

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

Y7 Geography 50 mins

Y9 English Poetry Comparison [75 mins]

Y7 Religious Studies [50 mins]

Y9 Science [90 mins]

Y10 Mathematics Paper 1 [90 mins]

Geography Paper 2 - UK Geographical issues [90 mins]

Music Component 3 appraising [75 mins]

Y10 Science Double Physics [75 mins]

Y7 Music [60 mins]

Y7 History [50 mins]

Turkish

Triple Physics [105 mins]

History Superpower Relations B3/4 [105 mins}

End of Year Exam Timetable June 2018 AM P1

P2

P3

Mon 11th June

Tue 12th June

Wed 13th June

Thu 14th June

Fri 15th June

Biology Paper 2 H [105 mins]

Mathmatics Calculator [90 mins]

Chemistry Paper 2 H [105 mins]

Spanish Writing [80 mins]

Physics Paper 2 H [105 mins]

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

Y8 Science [90 mins]

P4 PM P5

P6

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

History The USA [80 mins]

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

Y8 Religious Studies [50 mins] Y8 French [60 mins]

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

Y10 English Literature [105 mins]

Y10 Science Double Biology [75 mins]

Y10 Maths Paper 2 [90 mins]

Triple Biology [105 mins]

Chinese Polish

Panjabi

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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

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Puzzle Time Congratulations to Izzah Abid 9E, for the first perfect answer to the last puzzle. Well done Izzah! Solution to previous Puzzle For the two 6-letter words made from the letters EGHHIT I have: • Height • Eighth For the two 8-letter words made from the letters DEEERRSV I have: • Reserved • Reversed The next HA puzzle is regarding a science problem that had me stumped as a child. I vividly remember learning about the composition of the Sun as a Hydrogen and Helium ball of gas in my science lessons and wondering how do we know this is definitely true? It’s just so far away! This challenge is for students to describe how we know what stars are made of and how sure are we, that we are correct. Answers can be in written form, a poster or a short set of presentation slides or, if you are really challenging yourselves, in the form of an animation. Please email any answers to a.dewal@isaacnewtonacademy.org or alternatively you can hand them into me in person. Mr Dewal Mathematics Teacher and Ambassador for Higher Attainers

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is a free, safe and anonymous online service for young people offering confidential advice and guidance. On

young people

can chat to friendly counsellors, read articles written by young people, get support from the

community, and write in a daily journal.

Please see the link on our website to

.

Ms Abbott-Jones Assistant Principal

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Praise and Recognition

At INA, we aim to provide a stimulating, challenging and rewarding learning environment which supports learning, celebrates achievement and encourages everyone. Awarding merits, informal praise in class and the end of term awards assemblies are all part of this. Please speak to your child/children on a regular basis to see how many merits they have and how they are working towards the different awards at school.

Merits Each merit you gain will increase your individual total and also your form’s overall total. So make sure you are keeping up the fantastic work to gain merits!

YEAR 7

TOTAL

YEAR 8

TOTAL

YEAR 9

I N A C S W E

1312 1240 1222 1117 921 889 855

A E S W I N C

880 757 537 537 480 440 413

T I W N E S A C

TOTAL YEAR 10  TOTAL YEAR 11  TOTAL

442 401 328 281 265 211 187 109

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N C E T A S I

337 258 243 221 219 175 160

W E T N I S A

200 171 141 123 107 81 69

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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 encapsulated one of these qualities in that week. Year 7: Ayaan Ahmed 7I Year 8: Robby Gill 8I Year 9: Tasnim Towfa 9W Year 10: Sinthuram Seethamohan 10A Year 11: Aniqa Ahmed 11E

Good Deed Feed Every week we ask teachers to nominate students who have been role models by carrying out good deeds for others and the INA community. A big well done for those who have been nominated this week! Ruby Bird 7C has shown great determination and resilience in Big Band. She spent a lot of hours practising hard with the saxophone over the Easter break, and has returned to lessons showing greater confidence and mastery of the instrument. Practice makes perfect! - Mr Beasley Ikram Hussain 10N has been really helpful in Geography recently. He sits by the cupboard where the resources are kept and he is always willing to volunteer himself to hand out books or other equipment. Thanks Ikram! - Mr Ball Mr Barber Pastoral Leader Year 7 20 April 2018

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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 Friday 20th April Thursday 26th April Friday 27th April Wednesday 2nd May Monday 7th May Friday 11th May Monday 14th May Monday 14th May – Friday 18th May Wednesday 23rd May Thursday 24th May Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 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

Student Reports sent home Years 7 to 12 Junior Maths Challenge Year 7 Rochester Trip - NEW (half of C) BRIDGES mentoring Years 7-10 Bank Holiday Year 7 Rochester Trip - ISA (half of C) GCSE Exams start Family Week - no after school events Year 6 Parents Information Evening Work Experience Evening for Year 10 HALF TERM 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

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