Donard School

A Bridge to Learning

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

028 4066 2357


April 2022

Class 3 have had a busy month finishing off our 'Colour' topic.  We had a wonderful time exploring Easter before our half term break.  Class 3 loved it when the Leavers Class brought the little Chicks down for us to have a look at.  Class 3 pupils were not afraid to try and stroke them. We have enjoyed weekly PE sessions led by Primal Fitness.  The parchute is an all time favourite in our class.  We hope that everyone had a lovely Easter Break and we are looking forward to the Summer Term.  

March 2022 

Class 3 have had a busy month exploring our topic of 'Colour'.  We have enjoyed our sensory story 'Brown Bear, Brown Bear' and made our own coloured animals from the story.  We kept our hands busy with lots of colour themed sensory bins.  This month we had the opportunity to explore the great outdoors when Tim and Cary from Field Studies Ireland made a visit to our school.  Class 3 especially enjoyed our session when we had the opportunity to explore and experience different smells of spices and herbs.

February 2022

Class 3 have been exploring all things RED for the month of February for Valentines.  We decorated hearts, played with roses and rose petals and enjoyed the love heart theme on our OmiVista.  We even made love heart shortbread and cheesecake.  You would agree that our pupils had a wonderful time spreading lots of Valentine Cheer! 

January 2022

Happy New Year!

Class 3 have had a wonderful month exploring and learning all about Winter.  We have had lots of messy play with fake snow, ice and foam.  We enjoyed our Sensory Story 'The Snowman' and loved all of our snowman craft.  Class 3 have been working hard on their independence skills during art sessions and enjoyed getting very messy.

December 2021

Class 3 have had a wonderful time exploring Christmas this month.  

We would like to wish everyone a very safe and Merry Christmas. 

November 2021


September 2021



This month we are learning about Spring and we are enjoying our story topic of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have produced lots of beautiful Spring art such as using broccoli to paint cherry blossom trees and shaving foam to decorate umbrellas and rain drops. We even painted flowers using forks.

We have also had lots of sensory exploration and outdoor learning. We also gave an outdoor obstacle course a go during PE. 

For numeracy we have been learning about shape and exploring all of the shapes in our environment, both natural and man-made. We have also continued working on our counting. 



Class 3 Update - January 2020

Our Maths focus this month has been all about measures. We have been busy with lots of practical learning. We have made towers of different heights. We have sorted objects according to size and we have also been using cubes to measure the size of different objects.

We have been exploring and learning about winter. We have painted snowmen, made ice towers and snowflake pictures. We have also made bird feeders to put out in our school grounds.