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Secondary Newsletter

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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, With INA’s first series of GCSE exams now underway, we are really impressed with how the Year 11s are coping! This is where our BRIDGES programme is so important, as it has taught the Year 11s what to do when they don’t know what to do. I am confident that they will have used skills of resilience and determination to tackle even the most testing questions, to stay focused and to maintain optimism throughout the forthcoming weeks. I would like to praise students in Years 7-10 for their support and understanding in moving around the building quietly when exams are in progress. Next week we welcome Ms Stylianou back from maternity leave. She will be taking over as Pastoral Leader for Year 8. Mr Ball will continue to be involved with Year 8 (and Years 7 & 9) in his Lead Pastoral Leader role. Finally, just to remind you that Monday 4th June is the last Independent Learning Day of the academic year. All secondary students will be expected to use the day to revise at home for their forthcoming exams, except for those who are required to come in for an examination on that day. Further details can be found later in the newsletter. With all best wishes,

Jo Spencer

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Work Experience Information Evening Thursday 24th May          5:30-6:30pm Parents and Year 10 students (in uniform) are expected to attend the work experience information evening in order to ensure their son/ daughter is prepared and ready to complete their placement from 2nd-6th July 2018. Mr Crowther-Green

Women in Computer Science Day: A taster day for Year 10 & 11 girls,  Maths Institute, Oxford, Tuesday 22 May 2018  Who the event is for: Year 10 and 11 girls from UK schools who are (planning on) taking Maths A Level, and who are considering taking a Maths/Science related subject at university. The day is designed to raise awareness of what Computer Science is at university level, to meet women (and men) who work in the Computer Science field and find out how they’re changing the world. Find out what Computer Science really is: it’s not just ICT and it certainly isn’t just for boys and geeks. There will be a visit to a college and the chance to meet some current researchers. Students attending should have a flair for Maths. For more information, please visit www.cs.ox.ac.uk/WomeninCS. Bookings are open.  Questions to opendays@cs.ox.ac.uk 

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Support INA with Work Experience opportunities

Dear Parents,

As you will know all Year 10 students engage in work experience to prepare them for future success. If you are able to support us by offering a placement (Key Requirements: Public Liability Insurance, Health and Safety Policy) from Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July, please email info@isaacnewtonacademy.org with the following details: Contact name: Industry: Contact address: Contact email: Contact phone number: Many Thanks, Mr Crowther-Green

3D Ami - animation workshops - FREE to London students - Wed 25th July2nd August This is an absolutely brilliant opportunity for any London based 14-18 year olds interested in developing 3D films!  More information on the course and how to apply can be found on their website. www.3dami.org.uk 18 May 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

6

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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Attendance and Punctuality At Isaac Newton Academy every student is expected to maintain 100% attendance. Each form group across each year are competing to ensure they are top of the attendance league table for their year. Please ensure your child catches up with missed learning. Our pastoral and teaching staff are working hard to ensure students are taking responsibility for going to collect missed learning from their classroom teachers. Punctuality All students need to be present on site and ready for line up no later than 8.25am each day and as such we advise students to be through the school gates (side entrance and southern entrance) no later than 8.20am. The form with the highest attendance at the end of every term is awarded the attendance trophy. Each week we will update you with the year to date attendance figures as seen below. Year group and form attendance for week of 6th May 2018 Tutor

Week

Tutor

Week

Tutor

Week

Tutor

Week

Tutor

Week

7A

98.9

8A

93.4

9A

93.8

10A

98.9

11A

94.3

7C

98.9

8C

94.3

9C

95.9

10C

99.4

11E

97.2

7E

99.4

8E

95.6

9E

91.9

10E

91.5

11I

92.3

7I

90.7

8I

94.3

9I

96.4

10I

95.1

11N

90.7

7N

98.4

8N

100

9N

96.4

10N

95.4

11S

96.4

7S

97.1

8S

97.3

9S

96.9

10S

96.7

11T

96.6

7W

96.9

8W

97.3

9T

98.7

10T

99.5

11W

95.5

Total

97.2

Total

96

9W

98.8

Total

96.7

Total

94.7

Total

96.2

If you have any attendance related concerns please do not hesitate to contact myself or your child’s Pastoral Leader to discuss. Ms Lapish Lead Pastoral Leader (KS4)

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‘I want to die today’ never will I say,

‘life is worth living’ I feel

for every day I’m breathing the reality,

‘I will never accomplish anything’ never will I say my attitudes. my emotions, my love,

‘what makes me human?’

every day I question myself the reason why

I’ve never felt so alive. Now read from the poem from the bottom up. Vivek, Irmak, Umaimah, Hamid and Tasseen created this poem in English, which they were massively proud of! Thought I’d share it for you all to read. Ms Aouane 18 May 2018

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M IN

What is Mo

Inspiring yourself to goals. Having the d something.

What is Ind

Being able to live yo or influenced by ot decisions about the achieve your goals. views and actions.

Alex Honnold The beautiful monolith (large rock) in the picture above is El Capitan, which is 914m tall and is in Yosemite National Park in the USA. It is widely considered the hardest rock face to climb in the world. In June 2017 climber Alex Honnold did something extraordinary: he was the first person ever to climb the rock-face solo, without any support, and without any ropes. This took a huge amount of motivation and independence. Although the climb only took him 3 hours 56 minutes, the actual achievement itself was due to over ten years of hard-work and determination. It involved thousands of hours of solo training and Alex pushing himself by trying more and more extreme climbs. Alex commented that his achievement was due to “being motivated to do the hardest thing I thought I could possibly do�. During the climb Alex had to make his own decisions about how he would move up the rock face. Nobody had ever done this before so he was totally reliant on his own judgment. In this case, his life depended on making the right choices. Alex used motivation and independence to climb El Capitan. What can you achieve if you grow your own motivation and independence?

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Behaviours

Making your own c for your actions, be pushing yourself fu your own interests, timetable, reflectin preparation for you Not being swayed b

Students w

Vikram Rancha 11S 18 May 2018


MOTIVATION & NDEPENDENCE

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o make progress and achieve your drive and enthusiasm to pursue

dependence?

our life without being helped ther people. Making your own e actions you need to take to . Having confidence in your own

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choices and taking responsibility eing enthusiastic, determined and urther, being able to stimulate , planning your own revision ng on your BRIDGES progress in ur BRIDGES mentoring session. by ‘the crowd’.

TOP TIPS: Students

• Follow your revision timetable without the need for reminders. • Give yourself plenty of time to complete your IL to increase your chances of deep learning. • Keep in touch with what is going on in the world around us by reading the news, and then form your own opinions on issues such as justice and equality. • Set some long-term goals for yourself. What would you like to have achieved by the time you go to university? Use these goals to help motivate you to become who you would like to be. • Prepare your own meals, make your own bed, clean your own clothes – show that you can care for yourself independently. • Plan an outing on your own (with your parent’s permission) and demonstrate your independence. • Decide who motivates you and think about/listen to them when you need to raise your levels of motivation.

Parents

• Encourage your son/daughter to set goals that will motivate them to succeed, this could be made easier by using recent reports or assessment results. • Allow your son/daughter the independence to make decisions for themselves when appropriate. • Discuss family members or friends who have demonstrated drive and enthusiasm in order to reach their goals.

who have shown Motivation and Independence at INA

an

Motivation and independence is very important during examination periods. The following students in Year 11 have shown their independence and motivation by designing a revision timetable and completing additional practice questions for their teachers to mark and hand back to them.

Hazna Heleem 11I 18 May 2018

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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 C A S W E

1526 1395 1369 1354 1016 985 978

A E S W N I C

952 805 659 623 525 524 413

T I W S E N A C

TOTAL YEAR 10  TOTAL YEAR 11  TOTAL

476 455 373 328 299 281 192 109

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N C E A T S I

344 258 289 298 221 205 168

W E T N I S A

209 171 141 123 107 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: Sarina Musab 7S Year 8: Ahmed Esmail Khan 8W Year 9: Khadija Ahmed 9N Year 10: Nathan Afsar 10C

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! Bradley Lard 10A for allowing a student in 8E to wear his glasses throughout our entire class assembly which completed the costume in the role play. Many thanks again! - Mr Smith Amir Chergui 12LSE for an excellent whole class presentation in giveback as a TA, which meant I could help students one to one in the lesson. - Ms Priestley Veer Jagdev 8C for his consistently positive contributions in Reading lessons each week, which support the rest of the class. - Ms Priestley Kareem Beckett-Edwards 7S for giving up his time after school to help sort and organise the certificates for all of the Year 7 students from the Spring term. A very helpful gesture – thank you Kareem! - Mr Barber Leah Deane & Maya Imran 8N. There was a student residential for some music students a few weeks ago and Maya and Leah were great supporters of another student as she practised her bravery and grit over the weekend! - Ms Epler

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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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Year 9 BRIDGES Mentors

Next week a group of Year 9 students will be visiting the Primary to help mentor the Year 3 pupils and support them with their BRIDGES development. In preparation, the Secondary students spent time sharing their experiences of BRIDGES mentoring in the Secondary school and then planning some questions that will challenge and help the Year 3 pupils set themselves targets. The Year 3 pupils will be spending time before the session reflecting on how they use their BRIDGES both at and outside of school. Ms Broadway

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These eight exciting titles have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2018 and are now available in the INA library! Wondering which to read first? Let us help you decide! Are you looking for a book that is... ..based on historical events?

Where the World Ends is set in 18th century St. Kilda, a group of men

and boys are put ashore on a remote sea stack to harvest birds for food but no-one returns to collect them. How will they survive storms, starvation and terror when they are imprisoned on every side by the ocean?

After the Fire is based on the siege of US federal agencies on the Seventhday Adventist Church, a protestant group founded in the 1950’s. The central character Moonbeam is starting to doubt everything Father John is telling her is true but how can she find out for sure?

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Beyond the Bright Sea is inspired by events that unfolded on Penikese

island, Massachusetts – once home to a leper colony – in the 1920s. When Crow notices a mysterious fire across the water it triggers an unstoppable chain of events, leading her down a path of discovery and danger.

...based on current events?

The Hate U Give intersperses family with the ethical concerns fuelling the

Black Lives Matter campaign after Starr Carter witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.

Saint Death follows Faustino who is trying to escape from the gang he’s

been working for in Anapra, one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Juarez. Twenty metres outside the town lies a fence - and beyond it – America, where Faustino hopes to find safety, if he can ever get there.. ...based on coming-of-age?

Release, by INA favourite Patrick Ness, is based on the author’s experience of growing up gay in a deeply religious family

Rook is the third instalment chronicling the lives and growing pains of

brothers Kenny and Nicky after their mum left and their dad has been in and out of prison. The only people the boys have to raise themselves are each other.

...based on wacky adventures?

Wed Wabbit’s protagonist is Fidge who is joined by three companions in her mission to solve a series of nearly impossible clues after being sucked into the bizarre world of her little sister’s favourite story.’ Ms Johnson-Clarke, Librarian

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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 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 Monday 2nd July – Friday 6th July Monday 2nd July Tuesday 3rd July Thursday 5th July Monday 8th July Thursday 12th July Wednesday 18th July Thursday 19th July Thursday 19th July Thursday 19th July Friday 20th July Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th July

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 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 8 Speaking Competition Year 8 Girls HPV Vaccinations KS3 Graduation Year 11 Graduation ball End of Term Awards Assemblies Uniform Sales

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