Summer Newsletter 2016 – Stoke Newington

Welcome everyone to a new year. I hope everyone is refreshed and feeling invigorated after the holiday.   We have new families in the school and I am sure you will all welcome them to our community.

To the new families joining Sunrise, we would like to extend a very warm welcome and hope that your child is happy, relaxed and stimulated during their time with us.  If your child has a comfort toy, do bring it along for the settling in period.  If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with your child’s key worker, or drop us an email.

We are flexible with regard to arriving at Sunrise, anytime between 8.30 am– 9.30 am is fine, but from 9.30 more formal learning begins and it is best if the classroom is not disrupted.

Could we ask you to phone us if your child is unable to attend nursery, it is helpful to Saba our cook to have attendance numbers.

Please sign the register each day when you drop your child off, and also at the end of the day when you collect your child.  This is MOST IMPORTANT so that we have an accurate record of attendance at all times.

May we ask you to provide a pair of indoor slippers, spare nappies, wet wipes, a hand towel and 2 photos of your child

Our week at Sunrise:

Monday upstairs and downstairs classes combined;  Leah, Didi and Julia

Tuesday Upstairs: Didi and Leah. Downstairs: Christine and Julia

Wednesday Upstairs:  Leah and Ouihiba. Downstairs: Christine, Nargish, Julia

Thursday Upstairs:  Leah and Ouihiba. Downstairs : Christine and Nargish

Friday upstairs and downstairs classes combined: Leah, Didi, Christine and Julia

Term Dates 2016

Summer Term Begins: Tuesday 5th April

Bank Holiday: 2nd May

Teacher Training:  Friday 27th May – school closed

Half Term: Monday 30th – Tuesday 31st May – School reopens Wednesday 1st June.

 Summer Term Ends:  Friday July 22

Autumn Term Begins: Tuesday 16th August

Bank Holidays

  • 2 May 2016
  • 30 May 2016
  • 29 August 2016

Our monthly themes for this term;

April:  Earth and Plants

May:  Insects- To explore insect life in different areas through activities

June:  Fish and Reptiles- To encourage children to develop their own interests and ideas through activities and discussions.

July:  Birds– To explore and understand different birds.


Events for this term:

5th – 9th May:  Didi is away, please see Julia with any queries.

Cazenove Road Mosque: 5th May 11.30am.

We are taking children to the Cazenove Road Mosque for a cultural information tour which will form the basis of our classroom talks afterwards.


Parents meeting:  1st June at 5pm.

Sports Day Friday 15th July at 4pm.

At Stoke Newington Common.  This is always a great bonding event where the children have fun outside and the parents all get together.  We bring food for a shared picnic and of course there is the very exciting Sunrise Raffle….

Sunrise Playground:  We are very pleased to say that the developers next door will soon be taking down their scaffolding and we will be rejuvenating our playground.  We are going to put down a new safety surface on the ground and give the garden a beautiful repaint.


If you have any suggestions for fundraising, please bring your ideas to the next parent’s meeting, alternatively contact our school office via or phone (020 8806 6279)

Thank you…. to parents for coming to our vegetarian lunch.  We raised £875.76p!


May we remind you to be vigilant when entering and exiting the building to firmly close the front door.  Please do not let anyone into the building, even if you know them.

27 Months Check

May we ask any parent who has not yet arranged a 27 months check to contact their health visitors.  If you need help we are happy to assist.

Teacher/Parent Meetings

If anyone has not yet arranged a one to one meeting with your child’s key worker, please request a time with the relevant teacher.


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Sharing is Caring

Once there was a small boy who belonged to a poor family. One day, he was walking through the forest carrying some wood. He saw an old man who was very hungry and the boy wanted to give him some food, but he did not have any of his own, so he continued on his way. On his way he saw a deer who was very thirsty. He wanted to give him some water, but he did not have any water, so he continued on his way. Lastly he saw a man who wanted to make a camp but he did not have any wood. The boy asked his problem and gave some wood to him. In return, the man offered some food and water to the boy. Now the boy went back to the old man and gave him some food and gave some water to the deer. The old man and the deer were very happy and the boy went happily on his way.

Sometime later the poor boy fell down the hill. He was in pain and couldn’t move, but the old man who he had helped before saw him, and quickly came and pulled him up the hill. He had many wounds on his legs but the deer whom the boy had given water to saw his wounds and quickly went to the forest and brought back some herbs. After sometime the boy’s wounds were covered and began to heal. All were very happy that they were able to help each other.

Baba Nam Kevalam

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