Suggested Activities 20th-24th April


Mental Maths: 

Continue to complete one mental maths activity each day. (Don’t forget about Problem Solving!)  


Daily 10: 

10 minutes each day. Level 4 activities. Set timers to an appropriate time for you! 

(Try a mixture of all activities each day – Addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, values, rounding, multiplication, division, doubles/halves, fractions) 

Measures (Weight) : 

Mathemagic 5 : Chapter 34 (Weight)  

Maths book can be found online via the CJFallon online resource bank. Follow these steps to access the book. 

Primary > 5th class > Maths > MathemagicMathemagic 5 > Online Book.  

Please complete all the questions in this chapter. Work at your own pace.  

Tips to remember:  

  • 1kg = 1000g     1/2kg = 500g     1/4kg = 250g   3/4k= 750g  
  • If there are 1000g in a kilogram each gram is equal to 1 thousandth of a kilogram. 1g = 1/1000kg  
  • When adding/ subtracting/ multiplying/ dividing ensure all measures are written in the same form.  

We cannot do the following: 5.685kg + 6758g + 4kg 286g =? 

Change all to the same form and then add. 5685g + 6758g + 4268g = ? 

  • Remember order of operations. Complete any work inside brackets first.  

Test your learning using these Kahoot quizzes:  

(Use your own name as a nickname, thank you. You can play as many times as you like) 


Ms. Mc Keon’s Maths Group 

  •  Revise multiplication and division tables. X ÷ 7, x÷8, x÷9
  •  See how quickly you can time yourself saying the multiples eg 7, 14, 21…..
  •  Practise writing out the tables


  •  Find 5 things in the kitchen that weigh less than 1kg.(1000g).
  •  Order them from lightest to heaviest. What is the weight of the lightest thing you can find in the kitchen?
  •  Find the total weight of your 5 objects in Kg and g
  •  Write down 3 things you can find that weigh more than 1kg.
  •  With the help of an adult you might bake some buns/biscuits and practise weighing out the ingredients. Take some photos .
  •  Add: a) 1.365 kg + 3.568 kg+ 1.090kg b) 2kg 370 g + 4, 407g + 3.568kg
  1. c) 8kg 40 g + 5 kg 420 g + 1. 03 kg d) 13.890kg + 9 kg 65 g + 5, 680g

( Remember to write the numbers underneath each other to add/ subtract and don’t fall into the traps!!!) 



a) 15.097kg – 8.573 kg                   b) 6.976 kg – 3.459 kg 

c) 11kg 548 g – 6 kg 320 g  d) 8kg – 4kg 350 g ( be careful!)



a) 4.320 kg x 6 b) 5.670 kg x 25


c) 8.75 kg x 36 d) 9. 354 kg x 40 ( remember the quick way! )



a) 7 .985 kg ÷ 5                               b) 85.33kg ÷ 7 = 

c) 136.80 ÷ 6  d) 73.64 kg ÷ 14


Problems to solve 

1) A man is delivering 15 boxes to a shop. Each box weighs 2.625kg. What is the total weight of the boxes? 

2) Aisling weighs 31.456 kg and her brother weighs 3.565 kg more than her. How much does her brother weigh? 

3) A shopkeeper bought 32 kg of potatoes at €1.25 per kg. How much did he pay ? 

4) The Kelly family were going on holiday. They had 30kg baggage allowance. Their clothes weighed 16.350 kg and other items weighed 8.500kg. How much more were they allowed to carry? 


 Do your best and work neatly. 



Novel: “Wild Flower Girl” by Marita Conlon McKenna  

Novel should be completed at this point. 


Write a book report.  


  • Create your own cover for Wild Flower Girl based on any imagery from the novel.  
  • Detail the title, author, illustrator and genre. 
  • Give a brief summary of the plot. 
  • Choose one character and write a character description (name, personality, appearance.)  
  • Give a rating for the book and give reasons for your choice.  



Read the following poem and complete the following activities:  

So Much for Secret Powers:  

Early last Tuesday I found I could fly,  

So I jumped off our roof and looped loops in the sky.  

Not a soul was astonished or impressed–  

They just called out loudly, “Come down and get dressed”.  


Departing for school on the following morning 

I turned into triplets without any warning.  

But no one was awestruck or taken aback –  

Mum simply observed, “That’s three lunches to pack.” 


While doing homework, succumbing to rage,  

I drew a live creature that hopped off the page.  

The only reaction from Dad was a mutter 

Od, “darn! There’s a dinosaur licking the butter”.  


At night, after dinner, my teeth all turned gold.  

So I yelled at my parents, “I’ve got gold teeth! Behold!” 

They barely glanced up from the Tv and said,  

“Just make sure you brush them each night, before bed”.  

But on Thursday, at breakfast, at last they took note.  

Dad stopped pouring coffee and Mum cleared her throat.  

“How strange”, they both murmured, “how curious, how weird-  

Vicki, don’t go to school till you shave off your bread”.  

By Robin Klein  


  1. What is the reaction from the other people to Vicki doing looping loops in the sky?  
  2. What does Mum say she will have to do when Vicki turns into triplets?  
  3. Can you list five secret powers that Vicki displays?  
  4. Which words rhyme in the poem? Is there a pattern?  
  5. How does Vicki feel about her parents reactions? 
  6. Do you think their reactions are funny? Why/ Why not?  
  7. Which secret power would you like to have and why?  
  8. Find all the words n bold. Look up their meaning and put them into sentences.  

Write your own story detailing a day when you developed secret powers.  



Spellcheck: Continue to revise all vocabulary previously learnt.  

Each day: Choose 10 words and complete some of the following activities. 

  • Look up words in the dictionary to obtain meaning.  
  • Write synonyms (words that mean the same) 
  • Write antonyms (words that mean the opposite)  
  • Write your words in pencil, then  and trace all the consonants in red 
  • Write all the words in alphabetical order 
  • Write each word using 5 different writing tools (pencil, pen, marker, crayon, colouring pencil) 
  • Write your words in pencil, then  and trace all the vowels in blue 
  • Rainbow writing 



Just Handwriting: Complete one page each day.  

Pupils who go to Ms. Tiernan/ Ms. Mc Keon 

Read at Home Book 5 

Primary > 5th class > English  > Read at Home >  Read at Home Book 5 > Online Book.  

Please read: 

Invention Day p.81 

Reptiles p.82 

An Empty Place p.83 

Bees p.84 

  •  Read one story a day. Read the story twice . Answer the questions in your copy or get someone at home to ask you the questions.
  •  Choose one activity (or more than one if you have time):

1)Think of an invention you would make for Invention Day. Draw a picture of it. Describe your invention in a few sentences. 

2)Write a short summary of one of the stories . 

3)Write a list of 5 things you learned from any one of the stories. 


SNIP Spelling Programme Part 2  

Session 1 

guard, height, queue, straight, weird, strength, weight, threw, choose 

(If possible you could print the pages ) 

Learn the spellings following LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK 

Do one activity each day. Get someone at home to give you a little test on Friday.(or test yourself) 



Léigh sa Bhaile: Read a page each day and listen to the audio. Tell a parent/ sibling what the text was all about. 


Primary > 5th class > Gaeilge  > Léigh sa Bhaile>  Léigh sa bhaile Leabhar E > Online Book.  

Audio Clips of the reading can be found also.  

Primary > 5th class > Gaeilge  > Léigh sa Bhaile>  Léigh sa bhaile Leabhar E > Audio.  



Ríra: Aonad 2: Ar Scoil 


Irish book can be found online via the CJFallon online resource bank. Follow these steps to access the book. 


Primary > 5th class > Gaeilge  > Ríra>  Ríra 5 > Online Book.  


Engage with the language: 

Weekly news for children available via Maynooth University (Froebel Dept) 


10 ag a 10 


Plenty of appropriate cartoons are available to watch are TG4 or Cula4. 



All SESE books also available via 

Primary > 5th class > SESE  > Small World > Online Book.  


Small World History: Unit 18 The Industrial Revolution  

Complete questions on page 88 and part A, B, C on page 91.  

Which invention do you think has had the biggest impact on the way we live our lives today? Give at least two reasons for your choice.  


Atlas Hunt: Choose and African country and complete a small research project on it.  

“Mini project on Africa: A Country of My Choice” pages in book.  




 This is a strange and challenging time for all people, including children. Record your daily activities, emotions and thoughts in a journal. This will not be read by the teacher, however I encourage each girl to take ten minutes each day to reflect. This can be written in any language you feel most comfortable with. 


Family Project: Copy and Paste link below. Print If possible or create your own!  



Instruments of The Orchestra 






Listen to this clip: Can you identify instruments of the orchestra without looking! 


Continue to engage with these activities also:  

  • Play a board game 
  • Create a new game and write the rules  
  • Play a game of cards 
  • Draw/paint a picture 
  • Help with the cooking and the cleaning.  
  • Go for a walk with your parents 
  • Take part in daily exercise 
  • Continue to enjoy the activities you love in the safety of your home- singing, dancing, playing and instrument, creating dramas, writing stories etc. 
  • Listen to interesting podcasts. 

  • Watch television that will help you to learn about the world around you. 
  • Read as much as you can!