This week 5th and 6th class visited DreamSpace at the Microsoft Ireland offices. We had a great time discussing how technology intersects with our lives and how it will affect jobs in the future. We had a tour of the Microsoft building and discussed its architecture and how people work there. We also learned how to code 'Sphero' robots and engaged in challenges in pairs. It was a fantastic day!
We celebrated our first Kindness Week at Stratford National School this year. We participated in lots of fun and friendly activities. We learned a lovely song about kindness and had a special assembly to sing it together. We had a no uniform day and raised €320 for Focus Ireland. We all created lovely pictures depicting kindness, and made a link chain for a whole school display, to show that we are all connected together and kindness makes the world a more beautiful place.
We also did lots of random acts of kindness amongst our different classes, such as the senior classes inviting the junior classes to go to the park, and the junior classes asking whether the senior classes could have a night off homework or some extra yard time. Some classes sang songs for other classes and kindly gave stickers to each other. Some classes kept kindness diaries. We also got to 'walk a mile with a smile' with partners from different classes.
We were all very happy to focus on kindness throughout this special week, and to continue celebrating kindness each and every day at our lovely Stratford National School.
We LOVE singing. We sing our way through the day! Have a look at our dramatic interpretations of songs and rhymes such as Little Miss Muffet, Humpty Dumpty and Miss Polly!
As part of Science Week, we drew pictures of mad scientists and did some colour mixing in their science beakers. The children really enjoyed this guided drawing and each scientist ended up with their own style and personality!
Lesson inspired by Cassie Stephens.
We had great fun working as scientists during Science Week (10th-17th Nov). We did lots of experiments including 'Dancing Raisins', 'Lemon Volcanoes' and we even made plastic out of milk! We had lots of fun and Science Week was a huge sucess!