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INA Secondary Newsletter Royal Holloway 2015 pp.18-19

18 September 2015


Announcements

Dear Parents and Carers, Free School Meals and Pupil e have had another successful week as we get used to being a school of 900 students. The summer holidays Premium You may be aware that schools receive additional funding from central government based on the number of children that receive free school meals or have previously received free school meals. It is therefore very important that parents who are not currently in receipt of free school meals but think they may be entitled, complete a form which will enable us to check using an on-line system. Forms are obtainable from main reception. If you think you may be entitled, please complete the form and return it to the school by 25 September 2015 at the very latest. Thank you

Eleanor Seale. Office Manager

Kitchen Porter vacancy We are looking to appoint a kitchen porter and two lunchtime supervisors to support our primary and secondary lunchtime operation. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit our vacancies section on the school website or contact Gina Webb on 0208 911 6656. 2  INA Newsletter

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already feel like a hazy memory!

On Thursday there were rumours of a gorilla on the loose in the secondary dining hall. When staff and students f locked to the scene, they were entertained by a guerrilla performance - an amazing rendition of The Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” – by the new GCSE music groups. It brought a smile to everyone’s face! On Wednesday we welcomed Emily Cannon, the Access and Outreach Officer at Wadham College, Oxford University. A report of her talks to Years 7 and 10 follows. Many thank to Ms AlibhaiWatson for organising the visit. On Thursday next week we know that many of our families will be celebrating Eid. We would want to support students in marking the festival with their families and religious communities. At INA a number of parents request that their son/daughter be permitted to go to mosque first thing in the morning, returning to school later in the day. Others ask for their child to be released early on the day of Eid. A small number request the whole day off school due to the need to travel considerable distances to celebrate Eid with family members. All absence for religious observance have to be requested in advance, using a Request for Absence form, available from the Primary and Secondary school offices. If you would like us to consider a request for absence for a part day or maximum of one day, you need to collect a form, complete it with full details of the circumstances of your request and return it to the academy as far in advance of Thursday as possible. And lastly, Friday next week is European Languages Day. We will be marking this in various ways across the Primary and Secondary phases: please read on for further details. Many thanks to the MFL Department for organising the event. With best wishes,

RP

achel Macfarlane, rincipal

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>>> News Guest Speaker from Wadham College, Oxford On Wednesday 16th September we welcomed Emily

Cannon from Wadham College, Oxford who gave talks to our Year 10 students and our Year 7 students. Our Year 7 students were given a great introduction to some interesting facts about universities. We discovered that Manchester University has the greatest number of students at 39,000 and Oxford is the oldest university in the UK. Students had the chance to find out about some of the more unusual courses that are on offer such as Egyptology. Students also saw the courses that Oxford University offers and they were able to ask questions about subjects they might not yet have been exposed to such as Classics. The students saw that most careers do not require a specific degree and that achieving a high quality degree would be a great entry into most careers. The Year 10 talk was more focused on the steps students would need to take between now and successfully completing their university applications. Students were encouraged to work hard at every stage so that they could achieve the best grades possible. Students were also advised to think deeply about A level choices made so that as many options remained open as possible when making a university application. Finally Ms Cannon stressed the importance of being genuinely passionate about the subject that was being applied for. Passion itself was not enough, students were urged to show evidence of their deeper interest in the subject through ‘super curricular’ activities such as wider reading around the subject and attending talks. Ms Alibhai-Watson Assistant Principal

A great start to our GCSE courses! As we come to the end of our first 2 week timetable cycle, we’ve been delighted by the mature and motivated approach our Year 10s have taken to the start of their GCSE courses. We’ve also heard from our Year 10s about how they’re enjoying their learning and how they appreciate having chosen the subjects they’re now studying. Having now experienced all of their option subjects, should parents and students wish to discuss their options choices, please contact Ms McEvoy by Wednesday 30th September.

Year 8 University trip We’re very excited to announce that Year 8 will be visiting the University of Bedfordshire on Thursday 15th October and Friday 16th October. Look out for the letter going home next week to find out more!

Eva McEvoy Assistant Principal

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SAVE THE DATE BRIDGES Parent Workshop for Primary and Secondary Parents/Carers on Thursday 15th October 6.00-7.00pm in the KS3 Hall You are invited to a workshop to find out more about our BRIDGES programme and how you can support your child in developing these key characteristics. Please inform the primary or secondary school office if you would like to attend. 4  INA Newsletter


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 23rd September. Good luck and may the best form win!!!

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THIS WEEK IN P.E……………….............AT Teams so far at INA…. Year 10 1st XI Football Team Feizan Kiani (10W) Shaye Alexander (10i) (c) Max Haluwa (10C) John Mansoori (10W) Tyrese Mitchell-Joseph (10C) Ovi Haque (10T) Gagan Gill (10C) Moiz Dean (10A) Omar Haque (10S) Rajan Virdee (10C) Donte Da Costa (10C) Shareef Malik (10S) Muhammad Patel (10I) Sukhy Sagoo (10I) Hashim Hussain (10W) Year 8 1st Football Team Faruq Sultan 8S Zayd (Mohammed) Selant 8E Luke (Lucas) Overton 8T Ayman Oulad- Lafkuih 8T Radeen Navarajan 8S Qasim Nawaz 8I Cian Clinton 8 W Thomas Cater 8W Ilyas Vaseem 8E Abdi (Abdinasir) Omar 8A Sayhaan Kayani 8I Sinthuram Seethamohan 8A Finley Adams 8T Jasmeet Dhaliwal 8E Arjan Tathgar 8T Noah Hawthorne 8A Ceejay Stapleton-Marston 8I

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Year 10 2nd XI Football Team Navid Reaz (10T) – reserve A team GK Muhammad Haid (10W) Abdur-Rahman Ibrahim (10A) Manreece Sandhu (10I) Labib Ahmed (10E) Imam Mahdi (10T) Junaid Ahmed (10N) Raess Khan (10S) Muaz Nawaz (10A) (C) Hasnain Ahmed (10T ) Haroon Chaudry (10E) Rohan Bhogal (10A) Bakr Bashir (10N) Year 8 2nd Football Team Ekam Sehmbi 8S Sanaan Hafeez 8I Musa Bukhari N Jamie Joseph 8t Travis Barrett 8c Abdul Khan 8E Mohamed Ali 8C Ardit Mudhat 8A Josh Abraham 8I Tafcir Majumder 8S Mohsin Mahmood 8A Rahul Kalra 8S Ishaaq Ali 8I Ismaeel Ahmed 8I Arslan-Ul Haq Dar 8N Zubair Islam 8A Yusuf Butt 8N Arjan Sandhu 8A

Year 9 Netball Team Ogebola, Yewande Umerji, Aminah Isra Jabeen Ahmed, Aniqa Punji, Ishani Sohal, Simran Hussain, Inaya Mahmood, Natasha Daina Williams Morrison Simi Sohal

Year 7 1st Football team Aadam Ahmed Adam Ali Falah Mungaye Tayyab Khan Ahmed Marziakhall Sukhdev Rehinsi Sudais Khan Miguel Paisley Ramzi Osman Jack lavin Vivek Kampurath Jahiem Chambers Adam Kothia Cimraan Gaal Daniel Ekwueme Haider Rafiq

7E 7E 7E 7E 7i 7E 7A 7C 7C 7C 7W 7W 7N 7N 7I 7E

9E 9E 9E 9E 9S 9W 9T 9W 9W 9w Year 7 2nd Football Team Hamza Latif Erblin Zeneli Ahmed Syed Ali Ali Hussain Iman Sharif Yusef Taher Hammad Khan Rany Al Higawi Riyaz Ahmed Haris Malik Zidan Rahman Siddharth Sharma Aathavan Kandeepan Waseem Dudhia Aryan Dattani

7T 7T 7T 7T 7S 7S 7S 7S 7W 7W 7W 7E 7N 7C 7A


ISAAC NEWTON ACADEMY

Fixtures coming up…..

21st September at Knox Field Year 7 1st Football Team vs Seven Kings School. 23rd September Year 10 1st Football Team away to Oaks Park School 24th September Year 9 1st Football Team away to King Solomon School

P.E. DEPARTMENT EXTRACURRICULAR AND ENRICHMENT CLUBS Lunch Time Clubs

After School

Please note all of the teams trials must be attended promptly at 4pm at the upstairs changing rooms. Full P.E kit must be worn. You only need your trainers for these clubs, not your full P.E. kit. There will be a limit on numbers for these clubs. Monday’s Basketball Club is for Year 7 & 8 team members only (apart from the first half term).

As part of the Enrichment Programme – 4.15 – 5.15pm – you will need your P.E. kit for these clubs – shin pads are advised for Football and Football/Rugby boots are advised for Rugby Club. Gum shields are compulsory for Rugby Club.

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

Equipment for lessons

Equipment needed for students taking part in football in P.E lessons; football boots with metal or rubber studs and shin pads. Please see below.

Plea for old football boots and trainers

Please could any students that have out grown their football boots or trainers please donate them to the P.E department. As the school is growing we are trying to provide spare kit in all changing rooms to ensure everyone can participate in physical activity

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INA Independent Learning Timetables Y7 Independent Learning Timetable Week A MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

7I

ENGLISH SCIENCE

*MUSIC MATHS

DT MFL HUMS

ENGLISH DRAMA

*MUSIC DRAMA PE MATHS

7S

ENGLISH SCIENCE

DRAMA ART MATHS

*MUSIC HUMS *BB

ENGLISH MFL

*MUSIC DT PE MATHS

7A

ENGLISH SCIENCE

DT MATHS *BB

DT HUMS

ENGLISH ART

MFL PE DRAMA MATHS

7C

ENGLISH SCIENCE

DT DRAMA MATHS

DRAMA HUMS

ENGLISH *BB

MFL PE ART MATHS

7N

ENGLISH SCIENCE

ART MATHS *BB

PE DRAMA HUMS

ENGLISH MFL *BB

*MUSIC MATHS

7E

ENGLISH SCIENCE

ART MATHS

PE DRAMA HUMS

ENGLISH MFL *MUSIC

DT MATHS *BB

7W

ENGLISH SCIENCE

DT MATHS

ART DT HUMS

ENGLISH PE *BB

MFL MATHS

7T

ENGLISH DT SCIENCE

MATHS *BB

ART MFL HUMS *BB

ENGLISH *MUSIC PE

DRAMA MATHS

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Week B MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

7I

ENGLISH ART SCIENCE

DT MATHS

HUMS *BB

ENGLISH ART MFL

PE MATHS *BB

7S

ENGLISH ART SCIENCE

DT MATHS

DRAMA HUMS

ENGLISH MFL *BB

PE MATHS

7A

ENGLISH *MUSIC SCIENCE

*MUSIC DRAMA MATHS *BB

ART HUMS

ENGLISH

PE MFL MATHS

7C

ENGLISH *MUSIC SCIENCE

*MUSIC MATHS

MFL DT HUMS

ENGLISH ART

PE MATHS *BB

7N

ENGLISH SCIENCE

MATHS

MFL PE DT HUMS

ENGLISH ART DT

DRAMA *MUSIC MATHS

7E

ENGLISH SCIENCE

MFL MATHS

PE DRAMA *MUSIC HUMS

ENGLISH ART *BB

DT MATHS

7W

ENGLISH DRAMA SCIENCE

PE MATHS

DRAMA *MUSIC HUMS *BB

ENGLISH *MUSIC MFL

ART MATHS

7T

ENGLISH *MUSIC SCIENCE

PE MATHS

DRAMA DT HUMS

ENGLISH ART

MFL MATHS

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INA Independent Learning Timetables Y8 Independent Learning Timetable Week A MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8I

ENGLISH DT

DRAMA MATHS SCIENCE

PE HUMS

ENGLISH MFL

*MUSIC MATHS *BB

8S

ENGLISH DRAMA

MATHS SCIENCE

PE HUMS

ENGLISH MFL *MUSIC *BB

ART DT MATHS

8A

ENGLISH DT *BB

*MUSIC MFL MATHS SCIENCE

PE HUMS

ENGLISH MFL DRAMA

ART MATHS

8C

ENGLISH DT *MUSIC

ART MATHS SCIENCE

PE HUMS

ENGLISH MFL *BB

DRAMA *MUSIC MATHS

8N

ENGLISH *MUSIC ART

PE MATHS

HUMS SCIENCE

ENGLISH DT

MFL MATHS *BB

8E

ENGLISH DRAMA ART

PE MATHS

HUMS *BB SCIENCE

ENGLISH *MUSIC

MFL DRAMA MATHS

8W

ENGLISH DRAMA

PE MATHS

DT MFL HUMS SCIENCE

ENGLISH *MUSIC

DT MATHS *BB

8T

ENGLISH DRAMA *BB

PE MATHS

MFL ART HUMS SCIENCE

ENGLISH DT DRAMA

DT ART MATHS

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Week B MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8I

ENGLISH ART *BB

DT MATHS SCIENCE

PE HUMS

ENGLISH DRAMA *MUSIC

MFL ART MATHS

8S

ENGLISH ART *MUSIC

MATHS SCIENCE *BB

PE HUMS

ENGLISH DRAMA

MFL DT MATHS

8A

ENGLISH DT

MFL MATHS SCIENCE

PE HUMS

ENGLISH ART DRAMA *BB

MATHS

8C

ENGLISH

MFL MATHS SCIENCE

PE HUMS

ENGLISH DT DRAMA

ART MATHS *BB

8N

ENGLISH DRAMA *BB

*MUSIC MATHS SCIENCE

DT ART HUMS

ENGLISH MFL DRAMA

PE MATHS

8E

ENGLISH DT *MUSIC

MATHS SCIENCE

ART HUMS *BB

ENGLISH MFL DT

PE MATHS

8W

ENGLISH *BB

MATHS SCIENCE

ART *MUSIC HUMS

ENGLISH ART DRAMA

PE MFL MATHS

8T

ENGLISH

MATHS SCIENCE

*MUSIC HUMS

ENGLISH *MUSIC *BB

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INA Independent Learning Timetables Y9 Independent Learning Timetable Week A MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

9I

ENGLISH DT PE

MATHS HISTORY

MFL ART SCIENCE *BB

ENGLISH DRAMA RE GEOGRAPHY

*MUSIC MATHS

9S

ENGLISH DT PE

MATHS HISTORY

MFL ART DRAMA SCIENCE

ENGLISH RE GEOGRAPHY *BB

MATHS *MUSIC

9A

ENGLISH PE

*MUSIC MATHS GEOGRAPHY

DRAMA SCIENCE *BB

ENGLISH DT ART HISTORY

MFL MATHS RE

9C

ENGLISH PE

MATHS GEOGRAPHY *BB

*MUSIC DT SCIENCE

ENGLISH DRAMA ART HISTORY

MFL MATHS RE

9N

ENGLISH *MUSIC HISTORY

DT MATHS GEOGRAPHY

MFL DRAMA SCIENCE

ENGLISH ART RE *BB

PE MATHS

9E

ENGLISH HISTORY *BB

DT MATHS GEOGRAPHY

MFL *MUSIC SCIENCE

ENGLISH ART DRAMA RE

PE MATHS

9W

ENGLISH *MUSIC RE

MATHS HISTORY

DT SCIENCE *BB

ENGLISH DRAMA MFL GEOGRAPHY

ART PE MATHS

9T

ENGLISH RE *BB

MATHS HISTORY

DT DRAMA SCIENCE

ENGLISH ART MFL GEOGRAPHY

*MUSIC PE MATHS

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Week B MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

9I

ENGLISH PE

DT ART MATHS *BB

*MUSIC DRAMA SCIENCE

ENGLISH GEOGRAPHY RE

MFL MATHS HISTORY

9S

ENGLISH PE

DRAMA DT MATHS *BB

ART

ENGLISH GEOGRAPHY RE

MFL MATHS HISTORY *MUSIC

9A

ENGLISH PE

DT MATHS RE

ART

ENGLISH GEOGRAPHY *BB

DRAMA MATHS HISTORY

9C

ENGLISH

DT MATHS RE

DRAMA MFL SCIENCE *BB

ENGLISH ART GEOGRAPHY

*MUSIC MATHS HISTORY

9N

ENGLISH *BB

DT MATHS HISTORY

DRAMA RE SCIENCE

ENGLISH PE GEOGRAPHY

MFL *MUSIC ART MATHS

9E

ENGLISH *MUSIC

DT MATHS HISTORY

ART RE SCIENCE

ENGLISH PE GEOGRAPHY

MFL DRAMA MATHS

PE

SCIENCE

*MUSIC MFL SCIENCE

*BB 9W

ENGLISH DT

MATHS HISTORY

MFL ART *MUSIC RE SCIENCE

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DRAMA MATHS GEOGRAPHY *BB

9T

ENGLISH DT

MATHS HISTORY

MFL ART RE SCIENCE *BB

ENGLISH PE

*MUSIC DRAMA GEOGRAPHY MATHS

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INA Independent Learning Timetables Y10 Independent Learning Timetable Week A 10A

10E

10I

10T

10C

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MATHS

ENGLISH

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- CHEMISTRY

DOUBLE SCIENCE

OPTION 1 (P3)

OPTION 2 (P1)

TS- BIOLOGY

OPTION 3 (P3)

TS- PHYSICS

OPTION 4 (P2)

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- CHEMISTRY

DOUBLE SCIENCE

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

ENGLISH

OPTION 1 (P3)

OPTION 2 (P1)

TS- BIOLOGY

OPTION 3 (P3)

TS- PHYSICS

OPTION 4 (P2)

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- CHEMISTRY

DOUBLE SCIENCE

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

ENGLISH

OPTION 1 (P3)

OPTION 2 (P1)

TS- BIOLOGY

OPTION 3 (P3)

TS- PHYSICS

OPTION 4 (P2)

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- CHEMISTRY

DOUBLE SCIENCE

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

ENGLISH

OPTION 1 (P3)

OPTION 2 (P1)

TS- BIOLOGY

OPTION 3 (P3)

TS- PHYSICS

OPTION 4 (P2)

MATHS

ENGLISH

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- BIOLOGY

DOUBLE SCIENCE

TS- PHYSICS

OPTION 1 (P3)

OPTION 2 (P1)

TS- CHEMISTRY

OPTION 3 (P3) OPTION 4 (P2)

10N

MATHS

ENGLISH

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- BIOLOGY

DOUBLE SCIENCE

TS- PHYSICS

OPTION 1 (P3)

OPTION 2 (P1)

TS- CHEMISTRY

OPTION 3 (P3) OPTION 4 (P2)

10S

MATHS

ENGLISH

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- BIOLOGY

DOUBLE SCIENCE

TS- PHYSICS

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OPTION 2 (P1)

TS- CHEMISTRY

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10W

MATHS

ENGLISH

DOUBLE SCIENCE

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TS- BIOLOGY

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Week B 10A

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MATHS

ENGLISH

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- PHYSICS

DOUBLE SCIENCE

OPTION 4 (P1&P2)

OPTION 1 (P3)

TS- BIOLOGY

OPTION 3 (P1&2)

OPTION 2 (P6)

TS- CHEMISTRY 10E

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- PHYSICS

DOUBLE SCIENCE

TS- BIOLOGY

OPTION 3 (P1&2)

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

ENGLISH

OPTION 4 (P1&P2)

OPTION 1 (P3) OPTION 2 (P6)

TS- CHEMISTRY 10I

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- PHYSICS

DOUBLE SCIENCE

TS- BIOLOGY

OPTION 3 (P1&2)

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

ENGLISH

OPTION 4 (P1&P2)

OPTION 1 (P3) OPTION 2 (P6)

TS- CHEMISTRY 10T

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- PHYSICS

DOUBLE SCIENCE

TS- BIOLOGY

OPTION 3 (P1&2)

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

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OPTION 4 (P1&P2)

OPTION 1 (P3) OPTION 2 (P6)

TS- CHEMISTRY 10C

10N

10S

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MATHS

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DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

ENGLISH

TS- PHYSICS

DOUBLE SCIENCE

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OPTION 4 (P1&P2)

OPTION 1 (P3)

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OPTION 3 (P1&2)

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ENGLISH

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

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DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

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OPTION 4 (P1&P2)

OPTION 1 (P3)

TS- BIOLOGY

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MATHS

ENGLISH

DOUBLE SCIENCE

MATHS

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TS- PHYSICS

DOUBLE SCIENCE

TS- CHEMISTRY

OPTION 4 (P1&P2)

OPTION 1 (P3)

TS- BIOLOGY

OPTION 3 (P1&2)

OPTION 2 (P6)

OPTION 2 (P6)

OPTION 2 (P6)

OPTION 2 (P6)

Please can I ask that parents/carers look through the Independent Learning (IL) timetable for this year.

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INA Independent Learning Timetables KS3 Students KS3 Students should expect to have an average of 1-1.5 hours of IL a day. Each piece of IL should take approximately 30 minutes. In addition we would expect students to read every day for at least 20 minutes and practice their musical instrument for at least 15 minutes 3 times a week. Please note that students will receive either a Big Band IL or a Music IL in one week

KS4 Students KS4 Students can expect to receive an average of up to 2.5 hours of IL a day. Subjects will set IL that will take between 30 minutes to 1 hour. The increased amount of IL in KS4 is designed to support our students in preparing for the rigours nature of terminal exams and further developing excellent independent studying habits. Maths, English and Double/Triple Science are set on specific days. All other subjects are set on the day when the option falls on that particular period. In addition we would expect students to read daily for at least 20 minutes.

IL detentions Students will be issued with a 1 hour IL detention should this not be handed in, or completed to a satisfactory standard on the same evening. At 5 IL detentions students are expected to attend a weekend detention. I would like to highlight that the library is available for students to complete their IL daily until 6pm and students are welcome to use this facility along with the music rooms and ICT facilities to support them in completing the IL. Ms Alibhai-Watson Assistant Principal

Independent Learning Club Daily after school from 4.15 to 6pm the students of INA have the opportunity to come to the library and join our fantastic IL support club! All years are welcome to read, study, organise and reflect on learning. Time can be used diversely by students; many find it supportive to come to the library to benefit from our excellent library resources. We hope that you will agree that it is vitally important that IL is made a priority to assist your child’s learning. This is a great opportunity for the students to stay on site at the end of the school day to complete their independent learning in a quiet, comfortable and supportive environment. Mr Hall & Mr Gurm IL Support Co-ordinators 16  INA Newsletter


Year 7 Settling In Evening Wednesday 21st October 6.00-7.00pm

Our Settling In Evening for parents/carers of Year 7 students will take place on Wednesday 21st October 2015 from 6.00pm to 7.30pm. It is important that every Year 7 student is represented by his/her parents/carers. The Settling In Evening is an opportunity to learn more about key policies, such as Behaviour for Learning, Independent Learning and Pastoral Care, and how we measure and track attainment and progress at INA. We will also explain a little more about the BRIDGES lessons at INA. We will offer advice on how you can most effectively support your child with Independent Learning and reading. Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity to meet other parents/carers, the senior leadership team and your child’s Pastoral Leader in the dining room and to visit our school library. We look forward to seeing the parents of every Year 7 student at this key transition event. Jo Spencer, Vice Principal Jody Lapish, Year 7 Pastoral Leader Congratulations to all Year 7 girls who took part in the netball trials after school on Wednesday. It was great to see so many of your there; some of you trying something new, which is even more impressive! The standard of netball that was on display was very high and it has been a hard decision to pick just 9 girls to train and represent Isaac Newton Academy in netball fixtures. I would like to say a huge thank you and well done for everyone who turned up. It was great to have you there. Extra special congratulations go to the following students who have been selected to play for the school team: Rhea Virdee (who will captain the side), Zafirah Bhatti, Nusrat Chowdhury, Isha Haque, Daveena Williams Morrison, Katherine Medina Rua, Jahvine Chambers, Sakina Awadh, Umer Mahmud. I look forward to seeing you at the next netball training session and competing in our first fixture. Well done. Ms Lapish Year 7 Pastoral Leader

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Year 9 University Visit to Royal Holloway University London On Thursday 10th September and Friday 11th September the ISAC and NEWT halves of Year 9 attended a university visit to Royal Holloway University London (RHUL). We began with an introduction to university and why one might choose to go to university. Students had to unscramble some tough anagrams around words associated with university. We discovered the difference between ‘tutor time’ in secondary school and a university ‘tutorial’. Students also had the chance to see the difference in contact hours for arts courses and science courses and understood the extent of independent learning required to take place in a university setting. The RHUL Student Ambassadors gave a video tour of accommodation and assured us that shared bathrooms were ok! We also heard a great deal about the exciting societies on offer; many traditional sports and music offerings as well as Quiditch! Next we had a Scavenger Hunt with the Student Ambassadors. The tour of the campus was a great chance to see the beautiful, scenic grounds. We saw the two main libraries, the Chapel, the Founders Hall as well as a number of department buildings. The Student Ambassadors were keen to point out all the great places you could socialise too! We then had a further breakout session where we learnt more about the types of courses on offer. Students looked at a range of university prospectuses. The students had to guess if certain courses really existed and they had to find a university course for every letter of the alphabet! Both exercises were incredibly helpful in showing our students the range of choices available to prospective undergraduates. 18  INA Newsletter


The day was rounded off with lunch in a university café called ‘Imagine'. Our students were very excited to see bean bags, sofas, and swinging egg chairs to relax and unwind on whilst having lunch!

Many thanks to all of the Year 9 tutor team with their support with getting the students ready for the trip and to the staff that came on the day.

Ms Alibhai-Watson

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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. We know that attendance has a direct link to progress, and would urge you to really consider if a day off school is necessary. It was a great start to the term last week, with all year groups recording fantastic totals. 7C

100%

8E

100%

9A

100%

10T

100%

7I

100%

8S

100%

9W

100%

10I

99.4%

7N

100%

8I

98.5%

9I

99.5%

10A

98.6%

7S

99.6%

8T

98.1%

9S

99.5%

10W

98.1%

7W

99%

8C

97%

9T

98.2%

10E

97.6%

7A

98.3%

8W

96.6%

9N

97.6%

10S

96.1%

7E

98.1%

8A

93.7%

9E

97.3%

10N

95.7%

7T

97.4%

8N

93.7%

9C

92.1%

10C

96%

Year Groups

Year 9 98.1%

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Year 7 99.1% Year 10 97.6%


Praise and Recognition

Merits

Form Totals Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

S

41

S

47

E

34

T

23

A

41

W

47

T

34

W

13

T

33

N

46

S

19

N

10

C

30

T

40

I

13

E

9

I

26

E

36

N

9

A

8

W

25

A

30

W

7

I

6

N

16

C

25

C

5

S

5

E

11

I

15

A

4

C

3

Ahmed Al-Khafaji Award (Peer Commendation Award) After consultation with students, I am pleased to announce a new

award at Isaac Newton Academy: the Ahmed Al-Khafaji Award (Peer Commendation Award). This award will be decided by students rather than teachers. Each year group will have their own trophy which will have Ahmed’s name engraved at the bottom. The idea is that the previous week’s recipient decides the next week’s winner. The previous winner will award it to the next winner, stating their reason at their year group assembly. 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 absoroption; the idea, therefore, is that the winner should be someone that encapsulated one of these qualities in that week. It might be that the previous week’s winner saw how well the next winner helped out people in his/her group during group work, or perhaps he/she saw a potential winner helping someone out who fell or perhaps they saw how hard the winner worked on an IL project. The first awards will be decided by Pastoral Leaders and given out in two weeks’ time.

Good Deed Feed Have you seen someone do a good deed either in or outside of school? Please make sure to let your Pastoral Leader know as their name and good deed could appear on the digital screens around school!

Jennifer Byrne Year 8 Pastoral Leader, i/c Praise and Recognition INA Newsletter 21


Celebrating European Languages Day Friday 25th September 2015

On Friday 25th September, INA will be celebrating European Languages Day! The MFL department is arranging a series of events and competitions to celebrate the day. It is a wonderful opportunity to express our cultural awareness as a community. • • • •

Our chefs will be serving up some European delights for lunch. Each tutor group will be decorating their tutor groups in the national colours of a European country Students will wear fancy dress to represent their tutor group’s allotted country or wear the national colours of the country. Students wearing non- uniform should bring in £1.00 by Thursday 24th September, the proceeds of which will be donated to a European charity. Usual uniform rules apply (no makeup, heels, jewellery or immodest outfits). There will also be competitions and prizes.

We are looking forward to seeing our students entering the spirit of the day, dressed in a variety of national colours. Muchas gracias, The MFL Department 22  INA Newsletter


Music Recital The 1st Music Recital of the year will be on Thursday 12th November at 6pm. It is an opportunity for students to perform in a small space in front of a small audience. Students are welcome to sing, rap or perform on any instrument they play in or out of school. We would like to invite students from all year groups to sign up on the sheet in F26 if you would like to take part. Ms Hope Music teacher

BRIDGES How we build learning power and develop character at Isaac Newton Academy “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton The secondary BRIDGES programme commences on Monday 14th September. BRIDGES are habits of mind or learning characteristics that develop a student's character and learning power and enable them to grow into well rounded individuals and resilient learners. On a two weekly cycle throughout the year, Year 7 and 8 students are introduced to one or two new habits of mind or learning characteristics that will permeate throughout the curriculum. This will take place through a range of interactive activities. In addition, the students will experience BRIDGES learning objectives in each and every lesson throughout Isaac Newton Academy. Year 9 BRIDGES lessons will focus on strengthening certain BRIDGES learning characteristics through exploration of PHSE topics and themes. Each fortnight you will find top tips in the newsletter of ways of supporting your child to develop the BRIDGES habits of mind and learning characteristics within the home. INA Newsletter 23


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Key Dates for the Autumn Term 2015: Secondary Friday 25th September Saturday 26th September Tuesday 29th September Thursday 1st October Tuesday 6th October Wednesday 7th October 8th, 9th & 12th October Thursday 15th October Thursday 15th October Friday 16th October Saturday 17th October Tuesday 20th October Wednesday 21st October` 26 – 30 October Monday 2nd November Thursday 5th November Wednesday 11th November Wednesday 11th November Thursday 12th November Thursday 19th November Wednesday 25th November Saturday 28th November Tuesday 1st December Tuesday 8th December Friday 11th December Saturday 12th December Thursday 17th December Friday 18th December

European Languages Day Saturday Stretch: Law Drop Everything (Dead) and Draw Trip Olympic Legacy Trip Start of Black History Month Open Evening 6-8pm. School starts at 9.25am Open Mornings 9am Parent Workshop re BRIDGES Year 8 to Bedfordshire University Year 8 to Bedfordshire University Saturday Stretch: Medicine GCSE Music performance Year 7 Settling In Parents Evening, incl Library Induction HALF TERM Staff Training: school closed to students Parent Workshop re safety Year 7 Maths Challenge Shakespeare Schools Festival Music recital Parent Workshop re Literacy Staff Training: school closed to students Saturday Stretch: Psychology Year 9 Options Evening Community Party Christmas Lunch Saturday Stretch: Geography Winter Concert Awards Assemblies. Term ends at lunch time.

Spring Term Monday 4th January - Thursday 24th March Half Term 15th - 19th February INSET days: Monday 4th January and Friday 12th February Summer Term Monday 11th April - Wednesday 20th July Half Term 30th May - 3rd June INSET days: Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June, Friday 8th July 26  INA Newsletter


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