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20 March 2015


Announcements

Dear Parents and Carers,

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his week four of our students represented the Academy at the UK Maths Challenge regional heats. We were very proud of their performance. Read on for further details. Many thanks to Mr Dukes for organising the trip. As you will be aware, at Isaac Newton Academy we believe in the potential of every student to gain excellent grades and secure a place at a top university. We know that there is no such thing as fixed intelligence and that we can all grow our brains through hard work, determination, great teaching and focused practice. This is called having a “growth mindset” and is something that we spend a considerable amount of time and energy instilling in the students. On Tuesday 21st April I will be hosting an evening workshop at INA to talk to interested parents and carers about how we develop the “Growth Mindset” philosophy at the school and what you can do to support this at home. I really look forward to seeing many of you there. And finally, we have been working on redesigning the school headscarf. Some of our students have reported that the uniform headscarf is quite slippery and hard to style. Our uniform supplier has manufactured an alternative headscarf from a cotton that is less slippery but also less hardwearing. Before we commit to the change (which is popular with students) I wanted to give parents the opportunity to come into school to see the revised sample as we would welcome some parent feedback. If you would be interested in giving your opinion on this matter, please contact Helen Chamberlain at the school on 0208 911 6666 or pop into reception to see the sample.

With all best wishes,

RP

achel Macfarlane, rincipal

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Rochester Trip 2014/15 - Parents or Carers needed

Every year students in year 7 visit the town of Rochester to explore the Cathedral and Castle as part of their Humanities and English learning. This year we will be looking for parents/ carers to assist us with supporting the students and staff on this trip. Before undertaking the role you will be fully briefed on the requirements and outline for the day. The role will involve chaperoning students, supporting staff and getting involved in the learning experience. The trip will take place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th May (9am-4pm), taking a year half on each of the days. If you are interested in volunteering your time to support us on either of these days (or both), then please do get in touch with the school. Bonolo Woracker – Teacher of Humanities

UK Maths Challenge

INA took a team of four students to compete in the regional team maths challenge held at Plashet School on Tuesday 17th March. Unais, Adarsh (Year 9), Alfie and Ye Yint (Year 8) competed against 17 other teams from within and outside Redbridge for a place in the National Finals. The day consisted of four rounds which involved working as a team to complete various problems. The first round involved answering 10 questions as a team. The second round was a cross number round which involved them splitting in pairs; one given the across clues and the other the down clues in order to complete the puzzle. The third round was a shuttle round, where again they had to work in pairs and pass on the correct answer in order for the next pair to complete their question and so on. The fourth and final round was a relay event which involved speed, accuracy and a lot of movement! The boys used many of their BRIDGES dispositions throughout the day, most notably resilience, concentration, perseverance, listening, reasoning, enthusiasm and collaboration. The boys did extremely well and surpassed expectations as they finished 2nd overall. The top team gets a place in the national final with the highest second place finishers also being selected…we hope they made the cut! Congratulations go to the boys once again. INA Newsletter 3


Y7 Prog ress Event On Tuesday 31st March from 8:50am-5:00pm Year 7 students have their progress event at Isaac Newton Academy. Y7 will complete their appointments and a reflective learning pack, so will be required to be on site with a parent/carer/family member over 18 for part of the day and in a supervised location away from site for the remainder. Y8 will have lessons as usual. Y9 will learn remotely through learning posted on FRONTER with supervision arranged by parents and carers at a location away from the site. Parents are responsible for ensuring Year 9 students (and Year 7 when they do not have appointments) are in an appropriate supervised location away from the INA site. Y7 will attend for pre-arranged appointments and will manage their appointments in advance. Enrichments/detentions will be cancelled. Parents will sign to agree appointments in advance. Tutors will sign to agree appointments. Students will arrive punctually for appointments with a parent/guardian/family member over 18. Students will be in full INA uniform. Students will enter the KS3 Hall only and not be permitted elsewhere on site. Parents are only permitted to be in reception, the hall or the ground floor corridor linking them. Many thanks Mr Crowther-Green, Assistant Principal.

Calling: Parents, carers and community members. Would you like to volunteer to lead an after school enrichment at Isaac Newton Academy? Enrichments run from 4:15-5:15 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and from 3:15-4:15 on Tuesday. For further information contact Ms Clarke. Tel: 020 8911 6666 info@isaacnewtonacademy.org

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End of  Year  Exams   8th  –  15th  June  2015  

Designed to  test  the  full  range  of  content,  knowledge   and  skills  covered  during  the  course  of  the  year   Designed  to  be  similar  in  nature  to  the  end  of  KS4   examina=ons   Designed  to  gauge  a  student’s  level  of  understanding   and  track  their  progress  over  =me   To  inform  your  summer  term  grades  and  your   baselines  for  next  year  

Revision )ps  –  being  prepared  

•  Ensure you  have  caught  up  on  any  missed   learning   •  Ensure  you  have  completed  all  your  green  pen   correc5ons  and  ACTION  points  from  STA  marking   •  Ensure  you  have  spoken  to  your  teachers  so  you   know  what  is  covered  in  the  exams   •  Set  out  a  revision  5metable  in  advance  so  you   know  what  you  are  revising,  when  and  for  how   long  and  use  the  EASTER  BREAK!  

Revision )metable     1st May 2015   Subject Topic 5pm - 6pm     6pm - 7pm     7pm - 8 pm     8pm - 9pm     Parent Signature:

           

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Planning your INA revision Planning Your Revision – Top tips

Exams are not about remembering everything and favour those with a good memory. They are about showing what you have understood. But don’t worry if you feel that you haven’t understood everything from your course. There are bound to be areas of uncertainty. In the run up to exams it is better to consolidate what you have learned rather than worry about what you haven’t learned.

Revision strategy Given that exams are about what you understand not what you can remember your revision strategy should be based on pulling ideas together then making links and connections between them. Revision gives you the opportunity to round off a course and get your thoughts in order.

Allow enough time

There is no set formula for working out when to start revising. It depends on so many things. How much time you have? How much material you have to review and your own personal way of studying? If you are reading this, then you are probably thinking about revision and therefore now is probably a good time to start.

Key points for effective revision • Get hold of past exam papers. This confirms the format of the paper and familiarises you with the language and style. Look to see if the exam paper has a structure which corresponds with your course. Is it divided into sections or themes? This information is important in guiding your revision strategy. • Ask your teachers for advice and guidance. She or he may direct you to selected areas of your course. If you have a lot of course material you might use this advice along with evidence from past papers, to help you judge which sections of your course you are going to concentrate on. • Sort out your course materials. Group or file it by section or sub-topic. Include notes, handouts, photocopies, essays, and coursework. Try and limit the number of sections or sub-topics to seven. If handouts or notes seem to cross between sections you may find that you have to mark up documents by using highlighter pens, where each colour represents a section or sub-topic. Or you may have to photocopy the document so a copy can be included in each relevant section. • Draw up a timetable. Identify how many hours you have for revision between now and the exam. Divide the hours by the number of sections or sub-topics. If each section or sub-topic on your course carries equal weighting in the exam then you need to allow equal time to revise each part. • Identify the central issues with each sub-topic. You may have to ask yourself fundamental questions about the topics in order to find these. For example you may have to ask, what is this part of the course about? Or, what is the point of X or Y? • Make condensed notes on the central issues. Work with each topic at a time to reduce the amount of information so they concentrate only on the main themes. • Summarise your notes onto a single sheet of paper or index card. This creates a highly portable revision system which you can carry with you in the weeks and days before the exam. The purpose of making summaries is to extract the essence of a section or sub-topic and turn it into a manageable format. Your summaries could be bullet points, diagrams, flowcharts or other images depending on which format works best for your subject or personal preference.

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• Attempt as many past exam questions as possible. Don’t write out a full answer but spend 5-7 minutes jotting down the main points, just as you will in the real exam. Use your notes to check for anything you may have missed. • Work with other students where possible. This is so you can share useful strategies and to give mutual support. Revise by testing or quizzing each other on key sections.

Practical Tips Before the exam • Mark the date, time and venue of the exam clearly on your calendar. • Try and give yourself a break from revision the night before the exam. Relax, watch television or go for a walk. • Get a good night’s sleep On the day of the exam • Allow enough time to get to the exam. • Think positively. This is a chance to show what you have learned. • Have a clear strategy for tackling the paper. In the exam room • Scan the paper for the questions you have prepared for. Mark them. • Tackle your best question first. This helps to get you started. • Note the time you start writing by each question and stick to the time you have allocated beforehand for each answer. • Make a brief plan for essay type answers before you begin. • Tackle all the questions. • Jot down quickly any new thoughts that occur to you while you are writing. • Do your best to write legibly. Cross out any rough notes with a straight line. What do the questions on the exam paper mean? Look at the keywords below and then check your understanding using past papers.

Glossary of exam words Word Compare

Meaning Are the things alike or are there important differences? Which do you think is best? Why? Contrast Look for differences Criticise Use the evidence to support your opinion on the value of merit of ideas, facts or views of others Define Give the meaning Describe Write in detail Differentiate Explain the difference Discuss Write about important aspects of the topic, are there two sides to the question? Consider the arguments for and against Distinguish Explain the difference Evaluate Judge the importance of success/failure Evaluate (Maths) Find the numerical answer to a problem Explain Make clear Illustrate Give examples which make the point clear Interpret Explain the meaning in your own words, for example you may have to interpret a graph Justify Give reasons to support and argument of action Outline Choose the most important aspects of a topic. Ignore the minor details Relate Show the connection between things State Write briefly the main point Summarise Bring together the main points

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ATTENDANCE 8  INA Newsletter

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. So far the leaders are: 7T, 8E and 9N, but with very narrow leads! Last week form scores 7T 7I 7N 7A 7W 7E 7S 7C

99.1% 97% 97% 96.5% 95.5% 95.5% 94.1% 92.3%

8N 8C 8W 8E 8S 8I 8T 8A

99.5% 99.1% 98.3% 98.2% 97.4% 95.9% 95.8% 95%

9W 9N 9C 9T 9E 9A 9S 9I

99.1% 98.6% 98.2% 98.2% 97.4% 97.4% 95.7% 93.6%

Year Groups

Year 9 97.3%

Year 8 97.4%

Leanne Abbott-Jones Year 9 Pastoral Leader

Year 7 95.9%


Merits

Praise and Recognition

Form Totals Year 7 N A I C S T W E

1200 1162 1036 981 944 925 886 836

Year 8 T N E S A C I W

946 769 758 728 679 626 619 606

Year 9 W N S E T I A C

765 689 593 584 575 525 464 408

39.42 35 32.96 31.65 30.9 28.46 28.14 28

Year 9 W N T S E I A C

33.26 31.3 26.1 25.78 25.39 23.86 20. 18.55

Form Averages Year 7 A N S I C T W E

50.52 50 46.91 45.04 44.59 40.2 38.52 38

Year 8 T N E S A C I W

1 s t p l a c e : N ( 2 6 5 8 m e r i t s)

3 r d p l a c e : A ( 2 3 0 5 m e r i t s)

Well done to all the following students who have more than 80 merits already: Sneha Prasanna, Shanzeh Haroon, Leanne Hau, Paramveer Singh, Amaal Khandwalla, Travis Barrett, Nehaal Khandwalla, Fatima Jilani, Jainna Bhalla Aasiyah Jilani, Manraj Singh Kriti Thaba, Arjan Tathgar, and Aemaan Rehman.

Jennifer Byrne Year 8 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise and Recognition

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On Thursday 2nd April we will be holding our second Awards Assemblies of the year. This is an opportunity for the staff, students, governors and parents/carers to formally celebrate Year 7, 8 and 9 students’ achievements at the end of the spring term. There will be an assembly for each year group. Please note the times as follows: Year 8 10.10-10.55am Year 9 11.20-12.05pm Year 7 12.15-1.00pm At the assemblies we will be presenting awards in recognition of students’ academic progress and attainment, personal progress and the development of their BRIDGES dispositions. Excellent attendance and punctuality will also be celebrated. It is also a great opportunity for you to see some examples of the activities and events your child has been participating this term. We believe that it is important that every student is represented by a parent at the Awards Assembly for their year group and would like to invite one parent to attend on behalf of the family. If you would like to attend, please ask your son/daughter to collect a ticket for the Awards Assembly from his/her form tutor. Please request your ticket by Monday 23rd March. Due to limited capacity in the viewing gallery, we are unable to accommodate very many additional family members. However, if you would like a second place, please notify the school office and we will do our best to allocate an additional ticket. We look forward to seeing you on the 2nd April. Jo Spencer and Leanne Abbott-Jones Vice Principal and Lead Pastoral Leader 10  INA Newsletter


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The Mathematics department would like to encourage all students to enter next week’s Mathematician of the Moment competition. Have a look at the problem below. Answers to be written on a Maths postcard to be placed in the Maths post box no later than 4.10pm on Wednesday 25th March. Good luck and may the best form win!!!

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THIS WEEK IN P.E……………… AT THE SPRING SPECTACULAR – WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH – 6PM – 8PM The school’s Spring Spectacular is fast approaching. This will involve a selection of performances from Music and P.E. Tickets are available now at lunchtimes and breaktimes at S02.

THE COMIC RELIEF MILE

This week in P.E. lessons students have been running the Comic Relief Mile. They have also donated financially to this cause generously. Details of how much was raised will be revealed next week. In the meantime here are some pictures.

As mentioned last week, students ran the Comic Relief Mile in P.E. lessons. Thank you to all parents and students for your support in us raising

£339.28!!!!!!!!!!

BOCCIA TEAM PLAY IN THE LONDON YOUTH GAMES Isaac Newton Academy’s BOCCIA team represented the Borough of Redbridge at the London Youth Games last Thursday after winning the Redbridge Championship last month.

Walking into the LYG held at University of East London spirits were high and the team were filled with great confidence. We were drawn in a strong group, facing Hackney, Newham and Bromley who had went through to the Nationals to represent London two years ago. Many approaches were made by officials asking if we needed directions to the Primary Competition which was running at the same time due to the fact that we were very small and young in comparison to our competitors. With many new rules to learn and different restrictions for both players and managers from the Redbridge Championship, we were easily beaten by a well organised Hackney team. This showed INA’s great character. The team picked themselves back up and quickly reviewed where they could improve for the next game. This time they put up a great fight but were defeated by the three eighteen year olds representing Bromley. Unfortunately our last game against Newham ended the same way and as a result we were knocked out of the competition. While we didn’t win the championship, we were one of the youngest teams in the competition and even reaching the London Youth Games so quickly after being introduced to the sport is a massive achievement for all involved. A big well done to the six who represented INA! 14  INA Newsletter


BOCCIA team: Matthew Afsar Rameez Saleem Sanaan Hafeez Daljit Kaur Omar Mohammad Jash Patel

ARK 7s RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIPS

As mentioned last week, the Year 9 Rugby team played in the Ark Rugby 7’s Championships. Here are a few photos showing the action.

NEXT WEEK'S EXTRA-CURRICULAR FIXTURES (week commencing Monday 23rd March) SPRING SPECTACULAR – WEDNESDAY

YEAR 9 BOYS FOOTBALL V CHADWELL The Year 9 boys Football team carried on their 100% record for the season securing a 2-1 against Chadwell. Both goals came from Rajan Virdee, with a man of the match performance from Ovi Haque.

6 – 8PM

YEAR 7 BOYS FOOTBALL V MAYFIELD The year 7 INA team faced a strong opposition in Year 8 Boys Football v Loxford (A) Mayfield School on Wednesday. They battled hard and P.E. ENRICHMENT TIMETABLE showed great determination with noticeable performances AFTER SCHOOL - 4.15 - 5.15 from Zayd Selant and Abdi Omar and a lovely goal by DAY CLUB TEACHER VENUE Ilyas Vaseem. Activity Table Tennis TrB Studio MON Rugby OT Sports Hall TUES

WED

Football

DL

MUGA

Judo Club

External

Sports Hall

Basketball

MCG

Sports Hall

Table tennis

PG

Activity Studio

Dance

LF

Stretch and Challenge DB

THUR

Spring Spectacular practise and preparation

FRI

Badminton club

DAY

Tuesday

WED Sports Hall THUR

BH, EH, LAJ

Sports Hall

Fitness Club Judo Club

LUNCH - 1.00 - 1.30

ES, LK

Activity Studio

External

Sports Hall

External

Sports Hall

CLUB

TEACHER

VENUE

Seated Volleyball (Open to TrB everyone)

Activity Studio

“Raising the Bar”

BH

Sports Hall

Football

DL

MUGA

Year 7 and 8 Netball

EH

Sports Hall

Year 7 Basketball Club (Open to everyone)

BH

Sports Hall

Sports Hall

PG

Activity Studio

Dance

LF

IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS! TRY SOMETHING NEW! KEEP FIT! MAKE NEW FRIENDS! UNLEASH YOUR ENERGY! INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING INTO A TEAM! INA Newsletter 15


The BRIDGES focus for the fortnight Monday 16th March – Friday 27th March is:

Resilience and Patience

John Harrison (1693 – 1776) invented the marine chronometer, a clock that is precise and accurate enough to be used as a portable time standard. Accurate navigation at sea has always been critically important but, until the invention of the marine chronometer, it was extremely difficult, if not impossible. In 1714 the British government announced a £20,000 prize – worth almost £3million today – for anyone who could solve the problem. John Harrison devoted thirty years of his life to the task and finally got his reward in 1761. Harrison showed great patience and resilience by never giving up during the thirty one years he spent experimenting and testing to finalise his invention, the clock that revolutionized naval (and later aerial) navigation and enabled the Age of Discovery to accelerate. Resilience Being robust, staying engaged with learning regardless of challenge. Behaviours Not giving up, staying positive, staying mentally focused, a feeling of strength from overcoming a challenge, a sense of inner strength, viewing setbacks as future opportunities e.g. it is estimated you need to fall over 10 000 times to become a World Champion figure skater Patience Taking time and staying focused to achieve the best outcomes. Behaviours Thinking before you act, taking your time to produce a quality outcome, being aware that the best outcomes take time to achieve, keeping calm when you feel frustrated. Top tips Students In your BRIDGES journal, record how you and when you have demonstrated patience when learning Use your green pen to revisit work, re-draft parts of it and practise the key skills further Discuss with your partner a time when you showed resilience and what you learned from it Parents Talk to your son/daughter about a time when you had to show patience and/or resilience and the strategies you used Read or watch the news with your son/daughter and discuss stories where people have shown great resilience and what can be learned from their story. Jo Spencer, Vice Principal 16  INA Newsletter


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he children have had another fabulous week, continuing to learn about different life-cycles. This week they have been learning all about the lifecycle of a butterfly. Each class now has its very own caterpillars to watch grow. After just a few days we could already see a noticeable increase in their size; everyone is very excited to watch how they change over the next few weeks.

P r imar

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Exciting Learning this week

Filling out life-cycle booklets during the Literacy lessons this week! We produced some fantastic writing and have been using ‘time connectives’ e.g. first, next, then.

Our seeds are growing very quickly!

The Gardening Enrichment Club with Ms. Rayner!

We have our very own caterpillars – we’re watching very closely to see how much they change each day!

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Important Notice about School Uniform As you will have seen in the newsletter dated 6th February, the sale of the Primary school uniform will be handled directly through Khalsa Schoolwear from April 2015. We have not taken this decision lightly as we are aware that it will mean slightly increased prices for parents, but we have undertaken a considerable amount of work and negotiation in order to ensure that the impact is minimal. In order to manage the transfer, parents will be able to purchase items from the school up until Thursday 2nd April at the current prices. Uniform will not then be available to purchase from anywhere for the period between 2nd April and 13th April. After that you will be able to purchase uniform from Khalsa Schoolwear either online or from their shop in Bethnal Green. As you know, the Isaac Newton blazer will be a compulsory item for children in Year 1 upwards and remain optional for children in Reception. Please consider the price increase that will take affect after the 2nd April and if at all possible order blazers for Year 1 before the end of this term. If you have any queries, please contact the school office. The price list with can be found at the end of this newsletter.

Guided Reading Please remember to bring your child’s ‘guided reading’ book back on the correct day. Your child also has a home record book for you to write your comments about your child’s reading and progress. You could also include any extension activities that you may have done with the book too. If in the rare event a book is lost or damaged, we will ask parents/carers to pay for the cost of replacing the book. We thank you for your support and understanding. INA Newsletter 19


The following pupil has received 25 or more 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 Friday’s assembly: Gurkirpa Hunjan and Siya Kamothi

Headteacher’s Lunch

Well done to these pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch for next Thursday 26th March; an invitation will be given to the children during our Friday Celebration and Awards Assembly: Anum Imran Charan Chaggar Frank Krupski Tara Rani Kaur Keerat Teja Ishaan Mutha Khadijah Burkhari. Every week each teacher chooses two children from their class to receive a certificate in assembly, one in recognition of a child demonstrating our BRIDGES habit of the week, and the other in recognition of a pupil’s academic effort throughout the week. Well done to the following children, who have been recognised this week! Curie Class: Zahra Abbas – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being confident to talk to her friends, being brave to ‘have a go’ with her learning and not being worried about trying new things.) Nandini Sharma – Scholar of the Week (for working hard to improve her writing, and concentrating hard to write sentences independently.) Maxwell Class: Zairah Ali – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being brave, making new friends and trying hard with her learning.) Faheem Ahmedabadhi – Scholar of the Week (for using power words when writing a description of the life-cycle of a butterfly.) Newton Class: Tara Rani Kaur – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for having great selfdiscipline, always being organised for her lessons and learning.) J’Shawn Holland – Scholar of the Week (for completing his maths task independently and using full sentences to show his learning and understanding 20  INA Newsletter

Primary Praise and Recognition

Praise and Recognition


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

96.2%

Maxwell

93.1%

Newton

96%

Overall

95.1%

Well done to Curie Class, the winners of the attendance cup this week! Let’s see if one of the classes can make it to 100% next week!!

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.

ATTENDANCE

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

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"We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton BRIDGES are habits of mind or learning characteristics that develop a pupil's character and learning power and enable him/her to grow into a well-rounded individual and resilient learner. There are seven BRIDGES habits that we will be working on, which will rotate on a weekly cycle throughout the year. The BRIDGES habit of the week will always be introduced at the beginning of the week during the Monday assembly and reinforced throughout the week across the curriculum. Each class teacher will award a certificate to a pupil 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 above Week commencing 23rd March – Resourcefulness Resourcefulness Displaying habits of remembering, recycling, scavenging, questioning and reasoning. At home and school: We will be encouraging the children to think about how they can re-use items around them to best effect. At school we will be giving the children the opportunity to ‘junk model’ and also to think about how we use and discard items around us. At home the children can collect old boxes, wool, string, packaging etc. that could be used to make interesting pieces of art at school or bring in some models or pictures they have created at home. The children could create a piece of art based on one of the life-cycles they have been learning about or put together a Spring time picture using seeds. Tam Broadway, Head of Primary 22  INA Newsletter


Parent Information Board Spring Spectacular If your child has been selected to perform in the Spring Spectacular at INA on Wednesday 25th March, a letter will have been put in your child’s book bag. There is a reply slip that you must complete and hand back to either me or your child’s class teacher. The Spring Spectacular incorporates the achievements of students from both the Primary and Secondary in Music and PE. It is a fantastic opportunity for your child to celebrate their first year at INA Primary with you.

Primary Parents’ Progress Meetings The Parents’ meeting appointments sheets will be available from next Tuesday, similar to the format we used last term. The sheets will in the playground and in the main reception office at the start and end of each day till Friday for you to sign up for a time slot. The Primary will finish early on Tuesday 31st March at 12.00pm.

Future Key Dates & Events Wednesday 1st April

Easter Egg Hunt (further details to

follow) Thursday 2nd April

End of Term Praise & Recognition

Celebration (further details to follow)

The Primary will close at 1.40pm for the

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Key Dates for 2015 Spring Term Wednesday 25th March HPV vaccines Performing Arts Spring Spectacular Thursday 26th March ARK Debating Championships Tuesday 31st March Year 7 Progress Meetings (during the day). No lessons for Years 7 & 9 students Progress Meetings for parents of Reception students (no afternoon lessons for primary students) Wednesday 1st April Secondary Big Band competition Thursday 2nd April Secondary Awards Assemblies & End of Term. Students finish at lunchtime. Summer Term Monday 20th April - Tuesday 21st July Tuesday 21st April Parent workshop about Growth Mindset 6pm Saturday 25th April Saturday Stretch: Optometry Tuesday 30th April Year 8 Shaking Up Shakespeare performance Year 7 Three Musketeers performance Wednesday 6th May Year 7 Sunday Skills and Revision Workshop Parent workshop on Applying to University 6pm Wednesday 13th May BRIDGES Mentoring pm (no afternoon lessons in the secondary school) Thursday 14th May Year 7s trip to Rochester Friday 15th May Year 7s trip to Rochester Saturday 16th May Saturday Stretch: Sports Science Monday 25th May Residential trip to Barcelona Half Term: Monday 25 – Friday 29 May 2015 Staff Training Days: Friday 26th June, & Friday 3rd July

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Term Dates for 2015-16 Autumn Term Monday 7th September - Friday 18th December Half Term 26th - 30th October Spring Term Monday 4th January - Thursday 24th March Half Term 15th - 19th February Summer Term Monday 11th April - Wednesday 20th July Half Term 30th May - 3rd June INSET days to be decided

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