Chinese New Year (09.02.24)
Across the school, we held a Chinese New Year celebration. Children learnt the story behind Chinese new year, tasted traditional food, made lucky purses and created paper dragons.
Ice-skating fun (13.02.24)
Class One and Academic Nurture children went for a fun day out to Billingham Ice Rink as part of Class One’s winter topic. Their teachers wanted them to experience real ice and the children were well-wrapped up for the day! It was a lot of fun and they can’t wait to repeat it.
Our 2023 Christmas Production ‘Baubles’ (15.12.23)
Wow! What a way to end the school year with our version of ‘Baubles’. It was fantastic to see so many children, from Reception to Year 6 with speaking parts and solo singing parts too. Children were confident, spoke clearly and really acted out their parts. A huge thank you also goes to all our teaching staff, who have literally worked their socks off since November to make sure the production was a success.
A trip to the panto! (07.12.23)
This year, we decided to change venue and we headed over to the Empire Theatre at Consett to watch Cinderella. What a lively and exciting production! The children were so engaged, with lots of singing along and dancing. We enjoyed it so much, we have re-booked for next year already!
Learning the drums! (04.12.23)
Mr May, Casey’s Dad, came into school to play the drums for us. He is the drummer in a band and he was fantastic! All of the children were super excited and even though it was very loud, everyone joined in and loved listening to the sounds and watching his demonstration. Mr May then let the children go up and have a go at being a drummer. We had lots of talented children. Finally, after Ms Kitching called for an encore, he played us out to ‘Summer of ’69’ by Bryan Adams (a staff favourite!) What an experience!
We were very lucky to be offered a fully-funded whole-school trip to Beamish courtesy of local company Groundwork Services Durham. We can’t thank them enough for paying for the trip and
bus. We felt so incredibly lucky to be able to offer this trip to the children, as they all got to also take part in a
Christmas workshop. It was a great way for the children to learn about life in the past in a fun and engaging way. Class 1 and 2 took part in Tales of Christmas where they played traditional games like hunt the thimble, made peg dolls and listened to a Christmas story in front of the fire. Class 3 had a Victorian lesson in the school house and Class 4 took part in ‘Bah Humbug’ in the town. It was a fantastic trip and Sunnybrow children did us proud. In fact,
Class 3 were commended by members of the public for their behaviour. Amazing!
Crook Winter Light Parade (26.11.23)
Class 3 have been working with Jack Drum Arts over the last few weeks to make costumes for the Crook Winter Light Parade. On Sunday 26th November, children throughout school, staff and parents wore the costumes and took part on the parade. It was a magical night, with fabulous costumes and outstanding music. A great night was had by all!
Author Visit (22.11.23)
Today, we were visited by Author and Illustrator Liz Million. What a fantastic day it was. Liz began with a whole-school assembly, explain how we became an illustrator and what her job involves and then she did individual workshops throughout the day. She was super engaging and there was a buzz of excitement around school. The children were all so proud of their illustrations at the end of the day.
European Day of Languages (26.09.23)
As part of European Day of Languages, Miss Murphy gave each class a different country to explore. Class 1 learnt about Italy , Class 2 looked at Denmark, Class 3 were exploring Germany and Class 4 France. The best part of the day was the food tasting…although there were strong opinions in Class 4 over the brie.