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Father’s Day

This month has been a very special one here at Sunrise because this month we learned all about father’s day! We learned why we have this special day, discussed some of the things that our father’s do for us. We have also all made beautiful neck-tie presents for our father’s! The caterpillars made some colourful ties with a picture on the back, the shinies made a beautiful tie with a very special message written on the back, and the Flutteries made a wonderful tie too with a picture of their father’s face on top along with some special messages pinned to the front.
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Some of the Shinies learning about their fathers!

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Drawing our father’s face!

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We love you daddy!]

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Writing our beautiful messages!

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The start of our beautiful necktie!

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Putting our wonderful presents together!

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A beautiful present for daddy!

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We love you sooooooo much!

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Two friends drawing beautiful pictures!

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I want to be as cool as you, daddy!

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We love you lots and lots!

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Daddy’s beautiful girl!

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Making our beautiful present!

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The shinies with their wonderful present!

 

Everyone at Sunrise, staff and students, would like to take this opportunity to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ to all the father’s out there who all do so much for us. We hope you enjoyed your presents as much as we enjoyed making them for you!

Mother`s Day and Planting Day!

Hello and welcome to this month’s special lesson!

Now that May is here, we can start to enjoy Spring and the warmer weather. This month, we had two special events occur; We had Mother`s Day, a great holiday where we show our appreciation to everything our Mother`s do for us, and we had Planting Day, a day where all the students at Sunrise gather together to grow different plants and flowers for summer.

This month at Sunrise, we sang songs to celebrate Mother`s Day and give praise for how much our mothers do for us. We learned to say I love you, Thank You Mom, Happy Mother`s Day and so much more. We also talked about all the special things that mothers do for their children, by making them breakfast, taking them to the park, playing with them, helping them when their sick and washing our clothes, to just name a few. We made special flowers and cards for our mothers as a special thanks for everything they do.

 

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Aside from celebrating Mother`s Day, we also had a special eventcalled Planting Day.

The students got to go outside and see all the things needed to make plants grow. They then filled flower pots with soil, planted seeds, and now water the plants every day when they come to Sunrise School. Each day, the students get to see how much their plant grows, starting from a seedling, until it sprouts, begins to flower and grows their fruit or vegetable. The Butterflies decided to grow tomatoes and eggplants, while the Caterpillars are growing Morning Glory flowers. The students are having a great time watching their plants grow! Be sure to come by and see what we have grown so far!

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Learning about plants.

Learning about plants.

 

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Give lots of water, but not too much.

Give lots of water, but not too much.

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This turns into a flower?

This turns into a flower?

 

We are planting seeds?

We are planting seeds?

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Water please!

Water please!

Graduation!

This month, several weeks work culminated in a wonderful graduation ceremony for our Fluttery Butterflies! Everyone at the ceremony did a wonderful job – they sang, they did their speeches, they shared their memories of Sunrise and their hopes and dreams for the future. While there were many tears shed at the ceremony (and afterwards!), it was a truly beautiful day and one that will live on in everyone’s hearts and minds for many years to come.

Whilst there were many goodbyes on the day, all the Flutteries would like to give a very special farewell to Ms Naga. After four years with the Flutteries, Ms Naga is transferring to Sunrise Tokyo school. We genuinely wish her all the best on her new adventure!

And good luck to you Flutteries! Everyone at Sunrise is looking forward to hearing about your adventures at elementary school!

Look how big we've grown since we started at Sunrise!

Look how big we’ve grown since we started at Sunrise!

Waiting backstage for their big entrance!

Waiting backstage for their big entrance!

Entering Sunrise for the final time!

Entering Sunrise for the final time!

All the Flutteries together for the final time.

All the Flutteries together for the final time.

A beautiful smile on a beautiful day!

A beautiful smile on a beautiful day!

Delivering our wonderful speeches!

Delivering our wonderful speeches!

B-I-G I'm Big!

B-I-G I’m Big!

Happy for our friends but sad to see them go.

Happy for our friends but sad to see them go.

We love you Flutteries!

We love you Flutteries!

We love you so much!

We love you so much!

The proud parents sharing some wonderful words and gifts!

The proud parents sharing some wonderful words and gifts!

The final goodbye - Flower Road!

The final goodbye – Flower Road!

Running down Flower Road!

Running down Flower Road!

What a wonderful final goodbye!

What a wonderful final goodbye!

The whole school saying a happy (but sad) goodbye!

The whole school saying a happy (but sad) goodbye!

Happy times with parents and teachers.

Happy times with parents and teachers.

Some final words from a proud teacher.

Some final words from a proud teacher.

Ms Naga shares her final words with us!

Ms Naga shares her final words with us!

The flutteries with some extra special presents!

The flutteries with some extra special presents!

 

Dance and Drama Fest!

Hello and welcome to this month’s special event blog!

 

This month saw the culmination of several week’s work with our annual Dance and Drama Festival taking place on Friday the 23rd of February. It was a truly wonderful day and all the students did a superb job. They sang, they danced, they spoke their lines beautifully and made the audience laugh, clap and cry (happy tears of course!)

 

Everyone at Sunrise would like to thank all of the parents and friends who came along to enjoy the performances. All of our students were truly thrilled to perform in front of their parents and loved ones. Many of the students have spoken to us about what a wonderful time they had (and how they want to do it again!) so we truly thank everyone who worked so hard to make it unique day.

Our little caterpillars doing their first performance!

Our little caterpillars doing their first performance!

Some Hungry Caterpillars playing some beautiful music!

Some Hungry Caterpillars playing some beautiful music!

Sunrise Space Explorers teaching us about the planets!

Sunrise Space Explorers teaching us about the planets!

A couple of beautiful Shiny Butterflies performing 'The Golden Goose!'

A couple of beautiful Shiny Butterflies performing ‘The Golden Goose!’

No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

Jumping, jumping, jumping!

Jumping, jumping, jumping!

The Shiny Butterflies singing a wonderful song.

The Shiny Butterflies singing a wonderful song.

The Shiny Butterflies playing instruments!

The Shiny Butterflies playing instruments!

The Fluttery Butterflies dazzling us all with the pianica skills.

The Fluttery Butterflies dazzling us all with the pianica skills.

The Flutteries certainly impressed the crowd!

The Flutteries certainly impressed the crowd!

'You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me!'

‘You’ll come a Waltzing Matilda with me!’

'Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda!'

‘Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda!’

The whole school singing together! And what singing it was!

The whole school singing together! And what singing it was!

 

We hope you enjoyed Dance and Drama Festival as much as we did! We’re all now looking forward to our final big event of the school year – Graduation!

 

Christmas Party!

Hello and welcome to this month’s special lesson!

 

With this month being December, naturally we decided our lessons should be about the number one holiday celebrated around the globe… Christmas!!!

 

This month at Sunrise has been filled with Christmas cheer, songs and most important of all, kindness to one another! This month, our students have practiced numerous Christmas songs such as “Deck the Halls”, “Santa Clause Is Coming To Town”, “Winter Wonderland” and “Little Snowflake”, to name just a few. We have studied ornaments, presents, reindeer, snowmen, elves, and of course, Santa Clause. We decorated our school with Christmas stockings, snowmen and had our students decorate their own Christmas trees which they displayed proudly to their parents.

 

To help our upcoming Christmas Party feel even more festive, our students created their own hats to wear during the event. Our Little Caterpillars created tiny snowmen to wear as hats, while the Hungry Caterpillars made hats that looked like reindeer. The Shiny Butterflies decided to create amazing Santa Clause hats, while the Flutter Butterflies went all out and sewed their own green Elf hats, complete with bells. Everyone’s hats looked amazing, and the Christmas cheer could be felt all throughout the Christmas Party.

 

The Party itself was loads of fun as well! Each class performed a rendition of their favorite Christmas songs, with some classes doing amazing dances while other’s showed off their ability to play musical instruments. Afterwards, our students were divided into four separate teams and we all played an amazing game of “Flip-the-Cards”. Everyone tried their best, and we saw some amazing teamwork between our students. It was a very fun game!

 

For our Grand Finale, all the students were seated while listening to our teachers read Christmas stories, unaware that a special guest has arrived. Who is our special guest, you ask? None other, that the amazing Santa Clause, of course! He’d made a special trip, all the way from the North Pole, to visit all the good children here at Sunrise Kids. He was even kind enough to bring presents for all the children (and our teachers). The excitement and Christmas cheer was amazing, and all of the students were very excited to meet Santa Clause. We are so glad to see that our students had such a fun time this year, and we look forward to even more amazing days in the future! Merry Christmas everyone!

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Birds of a feather, flock together!

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Our students are working so hard!

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Don’t forget the beard!

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So many cute Santa Clauses!

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Painting is always so much fun!

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Behold! Our Christmas Trees!

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Learning to sew is a good skill!

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Can’t you see, I’m busy?

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Some of our silly little “elves”

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ALOT of our silly little (and some big) elves!

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Learning to share is a great thing.

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All work and no play….

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So silly!

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We are amazing!

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You know you want to wear them, too!

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Showing off our hats.

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Our might Reindeer class!

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The elves are ready for the party!

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The Santas are ready for the party as well!

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This must be an exciting story!

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Are you having fun? YES!

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Preparing to show our skills with pianica.

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We are ready to sing “Winter Wonderland”.

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Do you know “Deck the Halls”?

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We cant sing without my hat!

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Making sure we have our snowmen hats on for the perfomance.

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Red team is ready to play “Flip the Cards”!

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Pink team is ready to win at “Flip the Cards”!

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Orange team is ready to crush their rivals, the pink team!

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Red vs Blue in “Flip the Cards”.

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Blue team won the round!

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Time for Round 2!

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A pretty close match between the Pink team and Orange team.

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They are loving the story so much, they didn’t notice who walked in.

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It’s Santa Clause!!

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He came to see us!

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Santa’s reindeer looks familiar…

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Questions for Santa!

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I have a question too!

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He brought us presents!

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So much joy in that smile!

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I see two Santas!

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They could be twins.

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Matching outfits.

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Thank you for the presents!

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Santa and a little reindeer.

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Make that TWO reindeers.

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I’m so happy!

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Thank You Santa Clause!

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We hope everyone had an amazing Christmas, and we hope you all have an even more amazing New Year! A special thanks to Santa Clause for coming to visit us, and even more special thanks to our students, who practiced so hard, for the Christmas Party’s Musical Performance. You all did amazingly well!

Everyone at Sunrise wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Be sure to stay warm, and we look forward to seeing everyone next year!

Halloween!

Hello and welcome to this month’s special lesson!

Well, being October, there’s only one thing that the lesson could be about – Halloween! This month at Sunrise has been a fun-filled affair with a healthy dash of spookiness thrown in for good measure! Everyone at the school has had a huge amount of fun making ghosts, vampires, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons and zombies. We’ve decorated the school in all manner of creatures and had a brilliant time singing and performing a whole host of Halloween songs. We’ve also talked about what some of our favourite monsters are and learned about some spooky locations too. The Fluttery Butterflies have had a great time writing their own spooky Halloween story set right here at Sunrise while the Shinies wrote a story featuring lots of creepy creatures.

The month’s work cumulated in fantastic day of Halloween events. A spooky fashion parade was followed by a brilliant time at Okano park for some very tasty trick-or-treating. We’d like to give a big shout-out to all the parents and volunteers who came along to help – you made the day a truly memorable one! We’d also like to thank the students for their creativity and enthusiasm. Your costumes were brilliant!

Some of our spooky and fun costumes!

Some of our spooky and fun costumes!

A ninja... with a special friend lurking in the background.

A ninja… with a special friend lurking in the background.

A beautiful witch and a beautiful princess!

A beautiful witch and a beautiful princess!

Mr Dark (or Mr Justin as he's more commonly known!) might have met his match in Jack Sparrow!

Mr Dark (or Mr Justin as he’s more commonly known!) might have met his match in Jack Sparrow!

It's hard to work out who's cuter - the cat or the princess!

It’s hard to work out who’s cuter – the cat or the princess!

Strike!

Strike!

The fashion parade begins!

The fashion parade begins!

Deadpool makes an appearance!

Deadpool makes an appearance!

Gudetama crawled out of bed to join the show!

Gudetama crawled out of bed to join the show!

Harry Potter casts a spell!

Harry Potter casts a spell!

That's one happy taco!

That’s one happy taco!

Kiki being cuter than ever!

Kiki being cuter than ever!

That's one slick wizard!

That’s one slick wizard!

The world's cutest witch!

The world’s cutest witch!

The competition for who can be cutest is heating up!

The competition for who can be cutest is heating up!

Spiderman is here to save the day!

Spiderman is here to save the day!

Little Red Riding Hood!

Little Red Riding Hood!

Rooaaaaaaar!

Rooaaaaaaar!

A cute little bumblebee!

A cute little bumblebee!

A great big heart!

A great big heart!

Mario bouncing his way up the runway!

Mario bouncing his way up the runway!

Possibly our winner for the cutest pose of the day!

Possibly our winner for the cutest pose of the day!

On our way for some trick-or-treating fun!

On our way for some trick-or-treating fun!

Trick or TREAT!!!

Trick or TREAT!!!

Having fun with all the family friends!

Having fun with all the family friends!

Having fun with Mr Justin!

Having fun with Mr Justin!

More trick or treating!

More trick or treating!

Showing off our stamp cards - everyone did very well finding out how to get all those stamps!

Showing off our stamp cards – everyone did very well finding out how to get all those stamps!

The whole school had a great day!

The whole school had a great day!

We’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank all the parents and volunteers who gave their time to make it such a special day. It was truly a wonderful event and we couldn’t have done it without your support.

But that’s all for this month! Thank you for taking the time to read our Halloween blog – we hope you enjoyed it!

Sports day!

Hello everyone and welcome to our monthly, special lesson introduction for September!

This month saw us hold the sports day event for the whole school at the Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium and what a spectacular event it was! We saw the fast, the strong, the athletic and cunning in this fun-filled and action-packed day of events!

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The sports day banner! All faces drawn and painted by the kids and teachers.

 

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A fantastic group photo before the opening ceremony.

 

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All lined and ready to start the introductions.

 

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Ebi and kani, a favourite among everyone at Sunrise!

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The foot race, an age-old test of speed!

 

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Check out those dance moves by the fluttery butterflies!

 

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See those leis swing with the choreographed steps!

 

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Cat, cat, what do you like? Hint, he liked mice!

 

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It required great skill to finish our dangerous obstacle course!

 

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Those football skills are just magical!

 

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Getting ready for the relay race!

 

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Awesome dancing from the mums, dads and little caterpillars.

 

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Now that was an incredibly, competitive tug of war!

 

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One of the many poses in the amazing, group gymnastics session!

 

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That is some seriously, frantic ball tossing!

 

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I’m almost certain there is supposed to be TWO people running in this race!

 

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More furious competition in the parents relay race!

 

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Here it is, the final group photo! Thank you to everyone in this photo that made this sports day the spectacular event that it was. The children who worked super hard to both be ready for their events and for making the flags you see in the background as well as the entrance and exit pillars. Also the parents who both competed, cheered for their children and volunteered to help arrange the events. The teachers for arranging and helping the children get ready. But also a thank you for the staff at the gymnasium who were very accommodating.

 

So thank you all once again and we hope you had as much fun as we did!

Summer Cleaning!

It’s summer time which means two things. Firstly, it’s time to head to the beach, eat some shaved ice, and have lots of fun! But secondly, as just as importantly, summer time means cleaning time. So before Sunrise closed for the summer holidays, all the students and staff worked together to make Sunrise sparkle! Everyone, from the smallest caterpillar to the biggest butterfly, worked hard to clean and improve their classrooms and play areas! It was lots of fun and everyone did a grand job!

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Cleaning the top and bottom of our chairs!

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Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning!

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All the caterpillars worked very hard!

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Cute cleaning!

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Our Fluttery Butterflies cleaned well too!

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Cleaning all our toys!

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Cleaning the walls.

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Cleaning the rails.

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Racing across the floor!

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Making our toys sparkle!

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Pulling tape off the floor.

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Having fun while cleaning!

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Cleaning the windows!

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Having fun while the cleaning!

 

We all had a brilliant time cleaning our school. It was a wonderful team effort from everyone and the results really showed. We hope you all had a wonderful, peaceful and safe summer break!

Father’s Day!

During the month of June we have been focusing on learning about our family members and especially about the head of the family – our fathers!  We talked about and discovered the things that our fathers do for us, learned how to tie a Windsor knot and constructed a wonderful father’s day present. We’ve worked hard and transformed some regular milk cartons into a beautiful photo and pen stand which we decorated using lots of creativity. We hope that all the Sunrise Kids Dad’s had a very happy father’s day and we hope they enjoyed their presents as much as we enjoyed making them!

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Learning how to tie a Windsor knot!

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With our finished ties! Just like Daddy!

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Having fun pretending to be our Dad’s

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Turning our milk cartons into presents.

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Having fun making a present for Dad!

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Almost done!

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With the finished products!

We had a wonderful time learning about our father’s, tying Windsor knots and making a very special present for our fathers who mean so much to us. We thank all the Dad’s out there for all the hard work they do for us – you’re all very special indeed!

Planting!

Spring is passing by like leaves in the wind and summer is almost upon us. So here at Sunrise, we decided that this would be the perfect time to plant some seeds and grow our own crops!

 

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Here are some eager kids waiting to plant some seeds!

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But first we have to decorate our plant pots!

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Look how colourful the plant pots are!

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Then we filled our pots with some soil.

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Popped in some seeds.

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Gave the soil a sprinkling of fertiliser.

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And finished with some water.

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There were so many seeds planted!

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Using trowels to put soil into a big plant pot.

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Then we got grubby fingers when we put the seeds in!

 

All in all, it was a fun-filled month with everyone planting their own seeds!

Please take a look on the front terrace to see how your plants are growing. And don’t forget to water them every morning with two watering cans of water.

Thank you very much everyone and happy growing!

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