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INA Principal's Newsletter >15 The 2015 Spring Spectacular!

27 March 2015


Rochester Trip Dear Parents and Carers, 2014/15 - Parents his week we enjoyed a fabulous display of gymnastics, dance, or and music-making at Carers needed our 3rdtrampolining (and best!) Spring Spectacular. All 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.

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of the performers, from the 4 year olds to the 14 year olds, showed amazing energy, dedication and accomplishment. Many thanks to all the performers and all the staff who worked so hard to display such a high level of performance! Thanks too to the Friends of INA for their delicious refreshments before the event and for organising the raff le. We raised over £200 for school funds.

Next week we are looking forward to the Year 8 Big Band competition and the Year 9 Battle of the Bands. The standard promises to be really high so I am anticipating a very competitive and closely-fought contest. I hope to see many of you on our last day of term, Thursday 2nd April, for your child’s Awards Assembly (details in the main body of the newsletter). Just a reminder that the new term starts on Monday 20th April at 8.25am for secondary and 8.45am for primary.

With all best wishes,


achel Macfarlane, rincipal


>>> News All parent and carers are welcome to come along to the Growth Mindset Parent workshop on Tuesday 21st April 6pm On Wednesday 18th March, 8 Year 9 students had an exciting opportunity to attend a medical challenge at Havering sixth form college. It gave them an insight into what studying medicine is all about. The challenge ran three different workshops. The first workshop was all about ethical issues doctors face on a daily basis. The second workshop was on anatomy and how the body works, and the final one was about how the heart pumps blood around the body. Congratulations to Asad Gill (9S) who stood out to the medics during the workshops and was awarded an individual shield for his enthusiasm and engagement in all the workshops. Well done to all 8 students; they worked extremely hard throughout the challenge and thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Ms Ahmed HIGH ATTAINER STUDENT AMBASSADOR

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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.

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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. Well done to 7T for meeting the 100% target as a whole form. With the awards assembly less than 1 week away, every day counts for your form total. Last week form scores 7T 7N 7E 7S 7I 7W 7C 7A

100% 96.5% 95.5% 94.5% 93% 92.3% 91.8% 89.1%

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

99.1% 98.6% 98.6% 97.3% 96.5% 95.8% 95.7% 93.6%

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

97% 96.8% 96.1% 94.8% 93.6% 91.4% 91.4% 88.3%

Year Groups

Year 7 94.1%

Year 8 96.9%

Leanne Abbott-Jones Year 9 Pastoral Leader

Year 9 93.1%


Praise and Recognition

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

1205 1200 1066 1050 1020 925 886 836

Year 8 T E N S A I C W

946 805 803 728 697 654 626 624

Year 9 W N E S T A I C

765 730 611 602 601 503 463 416

39.42 36.5 35 31.68 31.65 29.73 28.46 27.13

Year 9 W N T S E A I C

33.26 33.2 27.3 26.17 25.57 21.87 21.05 18.91

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

52.39 50 50 46.36 46.35 40.2 38.52 38

Year 8 T N E A S I C W

1 s t p l a c e : N ( 2 7 3 3 m e r i t s)

3 r d p l a c e : A ( 2 4 0 5 m e r i t s) Jennifer Byrne Year 8 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise and Recognition INA Newsletter 9

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

The Mathematics department would like to encourage all students to enter next week’s Mathematician of the Moment competition. INA Newsletter 11

Science Live I found science live really interesting

and helpful because I learnt about new things to do with chemistry, biology and physics. The biology talk by Professor Winston intrigued me especially as I am interested in this aspect of science the most. We also got many tips for when it comes to exams, which I will definitely follow. I found the trip really enjoyable and interesting. Halema Anjum

I found science live really interesting and

helpful because I learnt about new things to do with chemistry, biology and physics. The biology talk by Professor Winston intrigued me especially as I am interested in this aspect of science the most. We also got many tips Science Live! Is a series of annual events for GCSE Science students acrossI the UK. for when it comesat tovenues exams, which will definitely follow. I found the trip really enjoyable interesting. Hall. The On the 6th March fifty four year 9 students attended Science Live atand Westminster

focus of the day was to generate greater enthusiasm for science amongst students. Providing the chance to see and hear five of Britain’s top scientists, all working at the cutting edge of Halema Anjum their specialisms. The day was fast-moving, exciting, thought-provoking and provided students the chance to raise issues with the scientists.

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Science live was fun and an exciting experience. Each lecture had something to offer and something to share with us. The knowledge I gained will contribute to what I do in the future concerning science. Each scientist had their own opinion, but allowed us to make our minds up for ourselves. Zaynah Chaudhry

dna gntiseretni yllaer evil ecneics dnuof I wen tuoba tnrael I esuaceb lufpleh ygoloib ,yrtsimehc htiw od ot sgniht -orP yb klat ygoloib ehT .scisyhp dna yllaicepse em deugirtni notsniW rossef -ics fo tcepsa siht ni detseretni ma I sa spti ynam tog osla eW .tsom eht ecne I hcihw ,smaxe ot semoc ti nehw rof I thought that the Science Live trip pirt eht dnuof I .wollof yletinfied lliw was a great and fun experience. We .gntiseretni dna elbayojne yllaer listened to 5 scientists, each giving us a presentation on interesting and unique topics, such as living on Mars, mujnA amelaH time travel, DNA and chemistry. We were also given a talk on revision tips and common mistakes to avoid when answering GCSE science exam questions. Overall I had a fun day and learnt a lot from the experience. Simran Bilku

I found science live really interesting and

helpful because I learnt about new things to do with chemistry, biology and physics. The biology talk by Professor Winston intrigued me especially as I am interested in this aspect of sci-Newsletter 13 INA



An outstanding win for the year 7 Football team off the back of a loss last week. INA worked really hard as a team and showed great determination. A sublime performance from Abdi Omar was topped with 4 goals to help INA to a 6 nil win over Seven Kings High School. A clean sheet is very rare to come by in school football so credit goes to Faruq Sultan, the goalkeeper, and Thomas Cater, Cian Clinton, Zayd Selant and Sadaq Alidirie for great defending.



Table Tennis MON

Rugby Football

TUES Judo Club Basketball WED

Table tennis

Dance Stretch and Challenge Spring Spectacular practise and THUR preparation Fitness Club Judo Club

TEACHER VENUE Activity TrB Studio Sports OT Hall DL MUGA Sports External Hall Sports MCG Hall Activity PG Studio LF Sports DB Hall BH, EH, LAJ

ES, LK External


Badminton club External

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Sports Hall

Activity Studio Sports Hall Sports Hall

LUNCH - 1.00 - 1.30 DAY

CLUB TEACHER VENUE Seated Volleyball Activity TrB (Open to everyone) Studio TuesSports day “Raising the Bar” BH Hall Football DL MUGA Year 7 and 8 NetSports WED EH ball Hall Year 7 Basketball Sports Club (Open to BH Hall everyone) THUR Activity Sports Hall PG Studio Dance LF


>>> THE SPRING SPECTACULAR This Wednesday the Music and P.E. departments demonstrated a variety of different performances to celebrate the learning that has been taking place in class and through enrichment. On the P.E. side there were demonstrations of Dance, Trampolining and Gymnastics. There were even performances from the reception students in the Primary academy who showed great maturity in their performance. It was a fantastic evening where students showed great bravery as well as their hard work. Well done to everyone who participated!

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The BRIDGES focus for the fortnight Monday 30th March – Friday 24th April is:


In 2014 and at nearly 41 years of age, Jo Pavey became the oldest European 5,000 metres champion in history. This was also only eleven months after she had given birth to her second baby. Pavey ran the 5,000 metres with a great inner resolve and commitment which surprised some people who could barely believe that a new mother in her forties could compete against the might of Kenya’s finest distance runners. Pavey said, ‘It seemed unrealistic at first but I thought I want to run hard, even if it meant I would blow up and come last. I wanted to run for that medal.’ Pavey showed incredible perseverance to finally win a senior championship after trying for so long. How did she do it? ‘I’ve always tried to keep going. It’s quite funny really, to try for so many years and now do it when I’m 40.’ Perseverance The willingness to engage in a task regardless of the rate of progress showing the ability to overcome setbacks. Staying focused on your learning. Behaviours Understanding that progress can be difficult, showing the determination to succeed. Practising, drafting and revising learning. Maintaining focus through difficulties and re-establishing concentration when you get stuck or frustrated. Accepting that learning isn’t always easy. Enjoying the challenge of difficult learning. Top tips Students Re-draft a piece of writing until you are certain that it is the best that it can be. Practice a presentation until you are confident that you do not need any notes to support you. Complete a jigsaw, crossword or Sudoku puzzle and persevere until to complete every part of it. Meticulously proof-read all your work to ensure it is accurate. Persevere with a reading book that you find challenging or not to your taste. Parents Encourage your son/daughter to practise the skills they find the most challenging. Talk to your son/daughter about the tasks that you find challenging and how you persevere to complete them to a high standard. Jo Spencer, Vice Principal 16  INA Newsletter

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nother super week has flown by and the children have been busy rehearsing their songs for the end of term assembly next Thursday. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible to share the children’s achievements for this term. Please read the details below of the other exciting events that will be taking place next week.

Exciting Learning this Week

The boys had a lot of fun this week whilst playing football during Monday’s Enrichment Club – what a fantastic team photograph!

Our class caterpillars are growing rapidly. Curie class seem to have the largest caterpillars. I think it may have something to do with the fact that Ms Harris is quite besotted and talking to hers every day!! I have a feeling she may be soon be heartbroken when they eventually change to butterflies and fly off! 18  INA Newsletter

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: Rufaida Hasnat, Naniya Owusu, Khadijah Bukhari, Amber Carless and Khyra Maynard

Headteacher’s Lunch

Well done to these pupils who have been nominated for the Headteacher’s Lunch for next Wednesday 1st April; an invitation will be given to the children during our Friday Celebration and Awards Assembly: Zahra Abbas Kaysha Reid Soham Deb Barman Jasmine Gadhiya Zaina Hussain Ibrahim Ijaz Amber Carless. 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: Inaaya Ijaz– Headteacher’s Habits Award (for being good at recycling and re-using paper.) Akshara Kurmachalam – Scholar of the Week (for working hard to write super sentences in literacy.) Maxwell Class: Siya Kamothi– Headteacher’s Habits Award (for always remembering her homework, reading book and independently finding the resources she needs for her activities.) Khyra Maynard – Scholar of the Week (for adding two single digit numbers and finding the answer by counting on.) Newton Class: Rayaan Vakas – Headteacher’s Habits Award (for transferring previously learnt information to new learning and always noticing new things.)

Primary Praise and Recognition

Praise and Recognition

Ibrahim Ijaz – Scholar of the Week (for completing fantastic literacy work independently and applying his learning to all subjects.) INA Newsletter 19

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








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

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

"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 – Integrity Integrity Displaying habits of: fairness, humanity, justice, citizenship, honesty and humility. At home and school: We will be encouraging the pupils to make sure they play in a kind and thoughtful way and ensure that they include others in their games. Games where ‘turn-taking’ is needed are great at helping the children to understand that everyone has fair turn. It is also important that the children learn how to win and lose a game graciously: to show humility rather than being boastful if they win whilst congratulating the winner and saying well done rather than sulking if they lose. The children need to learn and understand the importance of telling the truth even when it feels uncomfortable when we have to admit that we have done something wrong. They also need to learn to take responsibility for their actions and not get into a habit of blaming others Tam Broadway, Head of Primary

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Parent Information Board Primary Parents’ Progress Meetings Tuesday 31st March

Celebration and Awards Assembly – Thursday 2nd April – 8.50am

Thank you for promptly signing up for your appointments for next week’s Parents’ Progress Meetings. We look forward to sharing your child’s work and progress with you. The Primary will finish early on Tuesday 31st March at 12.00pm to enable the staff time to set up the children’s work.

At the end of every term the children enjoy the opportunity to share and celebrate some of their learning and achievements with you. Each teacher chooses two children from their class to receive a certificate in the Celebration and Awards Assembly, one in recognition of a child who has demonstrated the habits of all the seven BRIDGES throughout the term, and the other in recognition of a pupil’s outstanding academic effort and achievement. We also take the opportunity to recognise those that have 100% attendance for the term.

Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bonnet Parade – Wednesday 1st April

Once the children have gone into their classrooms at 8.45, you will be invited to take a seat in the Primary dining hall.

A letter outlining both events has been sent out and will be in your child’s book bag. Both activities have been arranged as fundraising events by the Friends of INA (FOINA). The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Wednesday during the afternoon learning time; we ask for a contribution of £1 per child. Every child will receive some mini eggs to take home with them. The Easter Bonnet Parade will take place straight after school in the dining hall at 4.00pm. Every child (and parent) is invited to make an Easter Bonnet that the children will then be able to wear and show off to our panel of judges. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be given for the most inventive and creative bonnets. If you are struggling with ideas, there are plenty of inspirational designs on Google images. You are welcome to bring and leave your child’s bonnet in a safe place at school for the day and to collect at 4pm. If you would like your child to enter, we ask for a £1 contribution. The FOINA will also be selling cakes and refreshments to enjoy whilst you watch the parade. 22  INA Newsletter

Primary Reminders Wisepay Details


Please make sure that if your child has long hair it is tied back Wisepay details • neatly. Hair decorations must be small and plain have been given • Schools starts at 8.45; it is important that your child arrives to everyone on time every day so that the teachers can start the lesson now, which will promptly. The school gate will be open from 8.25 and will close at 8.45. allow you to • If any of your details have changed e.g.. your address or phone order uniform number – please ensure you contact the office to inform us, so items and also that we can update our records. to book a place • Your child must be wearing the correct style of school shoes, no trainers – if you are unsure about the style, the office staff will for ‘Breakfast help you and have pictures of the shoes which are considered part Club’ or ‘After of our uniform. School Club’. If • Nail polish is not permitted. Only small stud earrings can be worn for safety reasons. you experience • • We expect every child to be in full uniform every day. any problems, • Please ensure your child attends school every day and on time. If please contact your child is sick then you must call the office to let us know by Ms Rayner 8.15am. who will be Breakfast Club & After School Club happy to help If you would like to book your child in for a place for either

Breakfast Club or After School Club, you can make bookings through the Wisepay facilities, if you need any further help in doing this; please contact either Ms Rayner or Ms Heywood, who will be more than happy to help you.

Breakfast is available each day from 7.45am and costs just £2 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 and costs just £5 per hour. The children enjoy a range of snacks each evening and a variety of games and activities Tam Broadway, Head of Primary INA Newsletter 23

Key Dates for 2015 Spring Term 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 Primary and 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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