Donard School

A Bridge to Learning

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

028 4066 2357


EYP February 2022 Update


The children in Early Years have definetly been feeling the love this month! They've enjoyed lots of valentine themed activities through art, sensory and roleplay. We've been busy finishing our winter topic as well, which we really enjoyed-especially learning all about polar animals.

We've started our new topic 'nursery rhymes' and have been focusing on Humpty Dumpty this week. We are looking forward exploring more rhymes through play and hoping for an improvement in the weather as we learn about spring!

EYP January 2022 Update

The Early Years class are having a great start to the new year! We are loving our topic 'winter' and we're enjoying lots of lovely sensory play. We really enjoyed well-being week, especially having music in the hall with Mrs Coburn! We have been super at playing alongside and with our friends and we're working very hard on sharing! We've welcomed some new pupils into our class and hope that they have a wonderful time in our nursery.

Two lovely little boys had a bithday this month so we of course celebrated with cake! Happy birthday boys!

EYP December 2021 Update

The children in nursery are all so excited for Christmas! They've enjoyed lots of Christmas art and were so proud to take it home to their families! They loved sensory activities  based around Christmas and Christmas cookery!


The staff in nursery would like to wish you all a very merry and safe Christmas!

EYP October update 2021

The boys in EYP have settled so well into our classs and we are so proud of them! We have had fun exploring Halloween and we are continue to experience autumn and the colour orange. We are using our senses to explore play and the world around us.




Early Years have had great fun this month learning all about "The very Hungry Caterpillar".

March 2021 update


Early Years Update - January 2020

This month we have been learning about “Winter” and the “Incy Wincy Spider” rhyme.

We made snowflakes with glitter and glue, winter shapes with snowflake dough and put cool colours in our water tray.

As part of our “Incy Wincy Spider” rhyme we explored spiders in the water tray and washed the spiders down the pipe. We made spider buns and created hand print spiders.

One of our pupils celebrated his 4th birthday this month. We enjoyed some lovely birthday cake.