Donard School

A Bridge to Learning

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

028 4066 2357


Class 6 - April 2022

Class 6 have been busy learning about Spring and Easter.  We have done lots of craft  work on Spring.  We have been taking part in PE sessions with Rachel which we have really enjoyed.  We have also started the Happy Healthy Minds, where we have enjoyed lots of sensory activities.  

Class 6 - March 2022

Class 6 all really enjoyed our two outdoor learning sessions led by Tim and Carys from Field Studies Ireland. The experience was made extra special as we got to join our friends from class 7. Tim and Carys encouraged us to use all our senses to experience nature in our school’s beautiful sensory garden. Worms were dug up, birds nests were investigated, leaves were analysed, flowers were smelled and campfires built. It truly felt as if Winter had vanished and Spring had arrived!

I hope you enjoy the lovely photos of outdoor learning and our celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

Class 6  - February 2022

Class 6 thoroughly enjoyed all the Valentine's Day activities. I hope you enjoy the wonderful photos.

Class 6 - January 2022

Class 6 are very happy to be back in school after their Christmas break. We are all really enjoying our new winter topic as you can see from the lovely photos!

Class 6 - December 2021

Class 6 have enjoyed being involved in all the fun activities in the lead up to Christmas. We produced beautiful Christmas art and craft work. We had good fun taking part in the Santa Run with all the junior classes. We completed the Elf Mission by making reindeer food, icing buns for Mrs Claus and decorating Christmas trees. We also dressed up as characters from the Nativity Story to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. 


Class 6 wish all our families and friends a very happy Christmas and New Year.   

Class 6 - November 2021

The month of November in class 6 has been filled with lots of work in literacy and numeracy, well balanced with creative and fun activities. We learned about road safety and collectively produced a wonderful poster on being brave as part of anti-bullying week. We made fruit skewers, toasties and rice krispie buns in cookery. We have enjoyed lots of physical activities outside and have started our Christmas arts and crafts. We are all looking forward to a busy and fun filled December in school.

Class 6 - October 2021
October has been a very busy month in class 6.  All the pupils were involved in a wide range of activities during our jungle themed numeracy week.  We celebrated harvest and explored the rich colours of autumn in art and sensory play.  The fun Halloween activities were a big success.  We have all enjoyed lots of outdoor learning, especially in the play park and beautiful sensory garden. 

Class 6 September 2021 

This month the boys have been busy getting to know each other.  We have been having fun creating some Autumn art and enjoyed lots of cookery sessions.  We have also started looking at our theme of Celebrations, starting with birthdays.  The boys have played party games and enjoyed a real birthday party.  We are looking forward to lots of fun learning over the coming year.  





Class 6 Update - January 2020

Happy New Year everyone from all of Class 6!!

We kicked off the New Year with a Healthy Eating Day where we tasted lots of different foods and then enjoyed a dance session with Kelly Fitsteps.

We have started our new topic of celebrations and this month we learned about New Year and the Chinese New Year. We even learned some Chinese greetings and phrases.

We have also been learning about Winter and Arctic Animals. We had lots of fun trying to help the animals escape when they were trapped in the ice. We also had fun testing magnetic materials.

In cookery we made Stick Man Banana Muffins, Winter Vegetable Soup and had a Chinese Buffet, which was a huge hit with everyone. Being very authentic in our Chinese Restaurant we used chopsticks and had a fortune cookie to finish our meal.

We have also created some lovely Winter Art and using charcoal and chalk we made beautiful penguins which are proudly displayed in our classroom.

We also had 3 birthdays in Class 6 in January, 2 birthday boys and a birthday girl. Happy Birthday!!