Donard School

A Bridge to Learning

22a Castlewellan Road, Banbridge, County Down BT32 4XY

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CLASS 2   

Class 2 April Update

Class 2 have just loved our April activities - we have had loads to explore! 

This month we took part in a whole school Showstopper ever and our theme was 'Flying High.' We created hot air balloons, clouds and decorated our own kites. We loved exploring each classes table and tasting all the yummy treats. 

Easter was alot of fun in Class2 - we decorated eggs, made Easter bunny buns and went on our very own Easter egg hunt. We all found chocolate eggs and enjoyed them as a nice treat to finish off Term2! 

After Easter break we focused on Spring and when it was sunny we took our classroom outside! We are very excited to start exploring 'On the Farm' for term 3. 

See you next month!

Class 2 March Update

As you can see Class 2 had a VERY BUSY March. We kicked off March by exploring all things Pancakes for Pancake Tuesday - decorating pancakes, flipping pancakes and of course, eating pancakes!! We also really enjoyed our Superhero theme Literacy Week and finished it off by dressing up for World Book Day. 

We finished our 'Move Move Move' topic by exploring emergency vehicles, we listened to the sounds they make, explored who worked in each vehicle and even had to put out our own fire in the playground! We made super Firemen and Firewomen!

We spent a couple of days in the Sensory Garden exploring tree bark, going on bug hunts and building nests for birds.

Class 2 had lots of fun in March! See you next month!

Class 2 February Update

This month Class 2 worked hard on our topic 'Move Move Move.' We loved exploring trains, cars, bikes, boats and planes! We also had classes with Rachel our school OT and have been working hard on our Fine Motor Skills. 

We all enjoyed 'Sharing the Love' in Class 2 for Valentine's Day. We created yummy oreo biscuits for our families, decorated hearts in art and went on a chocolate hunt in Attention Autism! 

Class 2 January Update

This month Class 2 have had a brilliant time exploring Winter. We have enjoyed building igloos, designing hats and scarves and serving drinks in our Hot Chocolate Cafe. 
At the beginning of the month we had Well-being Week which was lots of fun. We had foot spas, created amazing art by doing blow painting and tried out some yoga poses!

Have a look at our pictures, we have been working so hard!

Class 2 December Update

This month Class 2 have had a brilliant time exploring Christmas! We have enjoyed making Christmas artwork, especially creating salt dough decorations for the tree!

We have had a special visitor this month - an elf from Santa! He has brought us lovely treats and playing tricks in our classroom!

Have a lovely Christmas everyone!

Class 2 November Update 

This month we have been busy exploring Autumn and our topic of celebrations. We really enjoyed getting outside and exploring the Autumn leaves in the sensory garden. We even took some back to class to create some lovely Autumn artwork! 
We have been exploring money in Numeracy and have found coins in sand, went on a money hunt in the playground and now we are learning to use money to pay for items in a shop! 
It has been a very busy and happy November in Class 2! 

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Class 2 Update - January 2020

We have settled well back into school after being off for Christmas. We have enjoyed learning all about winter. From clothes and weather to colours and animals. We have experimented with how warm water melts ice, using droppers and especially enjoyed releasing the winter animals. We have created lots of beautiful winter art and loved making footprint penguins.

We are starting our topic on books and look forward to experiencing sensory stories and listening to Julia Donaldson’s tales.

Class 2 Update - November 2019

We have been working hard in class 2 and have been enjoying learning through lots of multisensory activities. We are finishing our topic of ‘My Senses’ and will be enjoying Christmas themed activities soon.

Class 2 Update - September 2019

We have been settling into our new class and we’re doing so well getting used to our new routines. We’ve loved being creative during art and exploring various mark making tools. Both on the page and on ourselves!

We’ve just stated to dip into our new topic ‘5 senses’ and we’re loving new experiences related to touch.

Class 2 Update - June 2019

Class 2 have had a wonderful year. Each and every one of us has made some great progress and we had lots of fun and laughter along the way. We thank all our parents for all their support during the year, it is very much appreciated. We hope you all have a happy and safe summer and wish you all the best in your new class next year.

Thank you from Claire, Kim, Julie, Robyn & Rachel

Class 2 Update - May 2019

We have had lots of fun this month learning about mini-beasts. We have explored different types of mini-beasts in our sensory tray, read the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and enjoyed participating in cookery, messy play, art and maths activities based on these books. Our ‘Disney Big Fun Week’ was the high-light of our month, especially our trip to the fun house and making our very own teddy bears.

Class 2 Update - April 2019

Class 2 Update - March 2019

We have had great fun in March exploring the colour green & making some colourful St. Patrick’s Day crafts. Our drumming workshops have been great fun and we have now started a dance class which we are really enjoying. World Book Day was lots of fun and we all thought it a bit strange that Claire was green for the day. We have welcomed a new pupil to our class and are also saying a sad farewell to Miss. Campbell who is retiring. We wish her well in her retirement and we will miss her lots.

Class 2 Update - February 2019

Class 2 have had a really busy month. We had a café running in our role play area and the boys loved cooking up bacon and eggs for the staff. For our break one of the mornings we had bacon egg and toast in our own “class café”.

Then we celebrated Chinese New Year and just loved trying on traditional clothes from China and we tasted and explored Chinese and Asian inspired food.

Valentines cards were made and sent home along with some surprises. We loved getting messy making the cards.

Then our role play area changed to the hairdressers and we all had a restyle at class2 hairdressers. Some got a gelled up style and some a wash and blow-dry. The boys had such fun at “the hairdressers”

Class 2 Update - January 2019

It was great to see the boys back after Christmas, all looking well rested and ready for 2019. In our communication group, we loved hearing what everyone got for Christmas from our Christmas Holiday news sheets. There was no rest for class 2! We were back on schedule and ready to start some hard work with lots of fun along the way. This term we are going to be concentrating on our independence skills - both in school and at home. We have made a great start at these skills and Well Done mums and dads for supporting this!