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12 May 2017

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Uniform Deliveries to School The Primary uniform can be purchased through the Khalsa Schoolwear website or can be bought at Khalsa Schoolwear shop in Bethnal Green. To save on the cost of delivery charges, Khalsa Schoolwear does a school delivery once every month. You can find further details of the delivery dates on their website or you can ask the reception office staff. • Year 1 and 2 pupils are expected to be wearing a blazer; this is still an optional item for the Reception children. Please speak to the staff in the primary reception if you have any queries. • We expect every child to be in full uniform every day with their top button done up • All coats must be plain black • Shoes must be plain black – no trainers or boots! If you are not sure about the types of shoes that are part of our uniform policy, please ask! • Please label every item of clothing

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From Tam Broadway – Primary Headteacher It has been another fun learning week at INA Primary. Year 1 had a great time at Colchester Zoo learning all about different types of animals and linking what they saw to their topic ‘Out of Africa’. Ms West described the children’s behaviour as ‘exemplary’. Thank you to the parents who were able to help out; your support, as always, is amazing!

Safeguarding Children As part of their curriculum, the children learn how to keep themselves safe. The following website has been set up by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to offer parents and schools advice on how to raise safeguarding awareness with children. There is a notable section called ‘The Underwear Rule’ which is of particular support and guidance to parents. The website also offers advice regarding ‘online safety’ and how to obtain support or advice regarding the safeguarding of children. www.nspcc.org.uk

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Year 1 Colchester Zoo Trip

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Exciting Learning this Week Art Enrichment Pupils sharing their superb Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ drawings which were completed during their enrichment session this week.

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Girls Can Enrichment The Primary girls enjoyed a new sport at the ‘Girls Can’ enrichment this week! Handball was the sport on everyone’s lips and the secondary girls took the primary students through their paces. With amazing goals from all teams, the half time talks led by the Primary girls definitely made the difference – collaboration at its finest! Well done girls!

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Reception Treasure Hunt The Reception children had a great time visiting the Secondary school and completing a Treasure Hunt. The pupils had to follow a map to find various hidden letters which eventually made the words ‘Isaac Newton’. This was topped off with time exploring the climbing equipment and having a picnic. Thank you to Ms McEvoy in the Secondary for helping the Reception staff to set up such a fun experience.

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Year 1 Art Lesson The children in Year 1 learnt a new artistic skill this week - how to do a watercolour wash.

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Wonderful Writing Week Week beginning 15th May With the aim of raising the profile of writing across the school, next week will be a ‘Wonderful Writing Week’. This of course does not mean that we would not expect wonderful writing every week, but it is a great way to encourage the pupils to really show us what they can do. We ask that you encourage and support your child at home during the week and get them to do as much writing as possible. This could be in the form of a shopping list, a letter, story writing or instructions for a recipe or game – anything at all. For the Reception children we would like them to practise writing simple sentences using their sounds. In Year 1, we are looking for neat writing and sentences using the correct punctuation, some conjunctions and adjectives. Year 2 now need to ensure their handwriting is neat and joined and that their sentences make full sense. Year 2 also should be able to demonstrate a range of punctuation, accurately spelling familiar words and making sensible attempts with unfamiliar words. At the end of the week, two children from each class will be awarded a certificate in recognition of their hard work and effort. Thank you for your support!

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Praise and Recognition Every week each teacher chooses two children from their class to receive a certificate in assembly; one is 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. Well done to the following children, who have been recognised this week:

Curie Class: Imaan Javed – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being willing to ‘give it a go’ when she was unsure about something.) Maria Tanase – Scholar of the Week (for great work in maths and choosing the correct coins to pay for an item.)

Maxwell Class: Alexandra Bale-Orhorha – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being optimistic towards her learning.) Jashandeep Singh – Scholar of the Week (for reading confidently in phonics.)

Newton Class: Keyaan Alam – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for bravely returning to school with a cast on his leg.) Humza Anwar – Scholar of the Week (for using the days of the week to sequence his ‘Lost and Found’ story.)

Britten Class: Aahil Mubarak – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being optimistic and positive when completing his work.) Sanam Shah – Scholar of the Week (for consistently using the correct key vocabulary in maths.)

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Fitzgerald Class: Musa Ali – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being brave to answer questions about his reading independently.) Tanisha Shavan – Scholar of the Week (for finding some interesting facts for her animal fact file.)

Glennie Class: Zahir Khan – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing good leadership skills when presenting a group project and supporting his group.) Imran Hussain – Scholar of the Week (for being able to find the pattern in a set of numbers and spotting the mistakes and correcting them.)

Al-Kashi Class: Hamza Omer – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for taking risks and applying different strategies when solving calculations.) Naniyah Owusu – Scholar of the Week (for working hard at developing her understanding of ‘regrouping’ in maths.)

Fibonacci Class: Mariam Faheem – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for showing great ‘bravery’ when giving answers during lessons.) Inaaya Ijaz – Scholar of the Week (for consistently showing wonderful commitment to her work.)

Pythagoras Class: Raisha Islam – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for using courage to read aloud in class and answer questions about the text.) Hammad Siddique – Scholar of the Week (for trying very hard to improve his learning in maths, especially with partitioning numbers when adding and subtracting.)

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Merits

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 fantastic achievement. A special ‘bronze’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly. Alia Malik Safwan Khan Noor Asghar Preeti Caldeira Iman Hafeez Gurjas Dhanjal Guillermo Duran-Rodrigo Ali Ullah Jeevat Palray

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 fantastic achievement. A special ‘silver’ certificate will be presented during the Celebration and Awards Assembly. Kiana Benjamin

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Headteacher’s Lunch Well done to the following pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch next week on Friday 19th May; an invitation will be given to the children during our Celebration and Awards Assembly: Ayala Saleem - Curie Noor Asghar - Maxwell Yusha Master - Britten Eesa Vali - Fitzgerald Aliyah Khan - Glennie Hamza Omer - Al-Kashi Nuhitu Hasan - Pythagoras

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Breakfast and After School Club Every parent has Wisepay details and a password, which will enable you to book a place for ‘Breakfast Club’ or ‘After School Club’. Payments must be made in advance. If you experience any problems, please contact Ms Chaggar who will be happy to help. Breakfast is available each day from 7.45am and costs just £2.50 per day. 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 costs just £5.50 per hour. The children enjoy a range of snacks each evening and a variety of games and activities.

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BRIDGES in the Primary Phase “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 wellrounded 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 that 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 below.

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Week commencing 15th May 2017

Resourcefulness At School

• It is important that the pupils are able to use and remember their vast phonics, spelling and vocabulary knowledge and apply this information when beginning to write independently. The children imitate familiar stories and characters they know and apply these to their own stories. • As adults we are acutely aware that we model behaviours for the pupils every day during lunchtime when we eat with our knife and fork or avoid talking when our mouth is full, by washing our hands, in how we dress and present ourselves, how we speak to each other; knowing that the children will imitate the behaviour they see. • As well as being able to read the sounds and words on pages, the pupils now need to be able to question, reason and comprehend the text they read and explain what is happening and explain their ideas. • In Maths the children need to apply and transfer their knowledge to different problems and also give reason for the way they have worked out the answers. • Every classroom has a recycling bin which we encourage the children to use and we also look at how we can use materials around us to incorporate them in pieces of art or other areas of our work before we throw things away.

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Resourcefulness comprises ten dispositions: Questioning Remembering Imitating

Making Connections Transferring Adaptability

Flexibility Reasoning Scavenging Recycling

At Home

At home the children need to practise getting dressed and undressed, managing Encourage your child to use items around the house to create a piece of art or make junk models and re-cycle as many items as possible. Ask questions: What could we use this box for instead of throwing it away? Do you think we could make a car, boat or castle from this large box we have? How can we use some of the things we have around the home and turn them into something more useful? When your child finds reading a word difficult or a maths question challenging, ask them to remember and use the things they do know and apply it to the new word or challenge. Ask your child lots of questions when you are listening to them read at home – some obvious but also so more tricky questions e.g. Why do you think …? Why did the character …? How do you know…? Encourage your child to use their spelling and vocabulary knowledge to extend the level of interest in their writing. Get them to use familiar story characters, settings or plots to base their own stories upon. Perhaps they could scavenge interesting words from stories they read and create their own ‘interesting word dictionary’ to use whenever they are writing independently at home. Remind your child that it is important to adapt their behaviour according to the occasion or place, as parents you will of course role-model how to behave and encourage imitation.

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Ark’s aim is to create outstanding schools that give every pupil, regardless of their background, the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice.

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Composer of the Fortnight Scott Joplin

For the next week we will be listening to and learning about Scott Joplin as our Composer of the Fortnight. As a suggested activity to support at home, you could gather some facts about Joplin in preparation for the coming weeks. You can find out some facts and hear some of his music on the following links. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Joplin http://www.biography.com/people/scott-joplin-9357953

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

98.3% 96.7% 93.3%

Britten Fitzgerald Glennie

95.6% 93.7% 99.6%

Al-Kashi Fibonacci Pythagoras

95.3% 98.7% 99.7%

Overall Attendance: 96.8% Well done and congratulations to Pythagoras class who are the winners this week with 99.7%. Well done also to Glennie class who came a close second. We are still waiting to see which class will be first to get to 100% this half term. 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%.

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Key Dates Summer 2017 Monday 15th May Friday 19th May

Handwriting Week Maxwell Class Assembly (Maxwell Parents Invited) 3pm

Wednesday 24th May Coffee Evening 6.00pm Friday 26th May Half Term Monday 29th – Friday 2nd June HALF TERM Monday 5th June Pupils return to school Thursday 15th June Barley Land Farm – Reception Trip Friday 16th June Curie Class Assembly (Curie Parents Invited) 3.00pm Monday 26th June Handwriting Week Monday 26th June Ragged School Museum – Year 1 Trip Friday 30th June INSET DAY: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Monday 3rd July Primary Sports Day Friday 7th July INSET DAY: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Tuesday 11th July Coffee Morning 9.00am Friday 14th July Tuesday 18th July Wednesday 19th July Friday 21st July Tuesday 25th July

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Pupil Progress Reports Sent Home Parent Progress Meetings Summer Fayre 4.00pm End of Term Awards Assemblies - Term Ends at 12.15pm Primary Uniform Sales

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