Making life easier

Making life easier

Here at Ballymena Nursery School, we always emphasise that we work in partnership with parents. We sometimes need your helping hands with extra activities or charity fundraisers, but we also want to do our best to help you. For this reason, we hope that this post will provide you with lots of useful links to […]

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Fun with drums

Fun with drums

Last week we had great fun learning how to play drums with Nathan @funwithdrums We experienced different drums and used different volumes, tempo and rhythm to make music with our hands It was so much fun the days our parents joined us! We were also able to “share from the start” with a drumming lesson […]

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#embRACE

We are looking forward to our school trip to The Braid for EMBRACE, to celebrate Chinese New Year with our friends from Castle Tower and First Steps Playgroup. if you would like to find out more about EMBRACE, please click here for a list of events We will update this post with lots of photos […]

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Music Maker

Music Maker

Throughout December we were joined by Lorcan, an old friend of Ballymena Nursery and an uncle of one of our current pupils. Lorcan provides our pupils with live music using his guitar and his lovely voice. We have enjoyed lots of beautiful quiet Christmas carols together, lively upbeat party tunes and of course old favorites […]

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Our green house

Our green house

Work continues on our greenhouse. Even though we have felt the temperature drop and outside play has been put on hold, we are still getting outside in small groups to help Barry continue work on the greenhouse. We’ve been threading, hammering and even drilling! Pupils and power tools, we like a challenge!

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Parenting NI

www.parentingni.org Parenting NI established in 1979, as the Parents Advice Centre, provides free support for parents across Northern Ireland. Parenting NI Freephone Helpline and other regional services, initially delivered by volunteers and now by trained staff, has helped thousands of parents, grandparents and others in a parenting role for over 4 decades. Parenting NI is […]

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Road safety week

Road safety week

Each Monday we learn about road safety using our calendar but for road safety week we also enjoyed a visit from Nail and Paul who gave us more information using stories and props for “Beep Beep Day” We will walk safely with an adult, holding hands and staying on the inside of the footpath We […]

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Twinkle twinkle little star

Twinkle twinkle little star

Back last year, Ballymena Nursery School entered an art competition through Armagh Planetarium, who were on the search for a design to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. A pupil from Mrs McMullan’s class created “an imaginative and unique design which caught the preschool judges attention!” Thanks to our winner, the Planetarium agreed […]

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Children in Need

Children in Need

For Children in Need we had a PJ party The children and staff all wore their Pjs and donated money to help Pudsey boost his funds to provide support for sick children in hospitals around the country We also made Pudsey buns and enjoyed eating them together as part of a teddy bears picnic As […]

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