Suggested Activities 20th-24th April

These activities should be spaced out over the week (Monday to Friday). You can have a rest on Saturday and Sunday!! If you have finished your copy from school, all this work can be completed on extra sheets you have at home. Remember to keep these sheets safe for when we go back to school. 



  • Mental Maths: (Continue with the following weeks activities Monday to Friday review, including problem solving section) 
  • Tables: x3, x4 
  • Maths challenge: Try to find as many 2-d and 3-d shapes in your home or in your garden. Can you get to 20 or even higher? Remember to write down what you found. 
  • Counting: Do this EVERDAY! Count up to 100 and back to 0. Then count in 2s and 5s up to 100 and back to 0. 
  • Time: Work on telling the time. This link is great for practice. Start at Level One and see if you can get to Level Two or Three by Friday. Practise for 10 minutes each day. 

      –     Time Worksheets: This link will bring you to free access to Maths  books as well as other books too! Click on ‘Parent/Student Resources’, then click on ‘Student Resources’. Following this, you will see a list of options, such as the class level, subject, etc. Click on Primary, 3rd Class, Maths, Busy at Maths, Busy at Maths –  3rd class, and Online Book. You will then be asked to put in your name and address to access the book. Once the book cover comes up, enter Page 92 in the top right-hand corner. These time worksheets continue until Page 96. Try one page a day, writing your  answers in your copy or on a page. 

      See activities: 

  • Dice Train 
  • Magic V 
  • Teddy Town 
  • School Fair 
  • Necklaces 



–Spellcheck (Complete blocks 1-4 and linked activities for the next week). Parents can test their children on the words if you wish.   

-Reading: 15 minutes reading every day. This can be your schoolbook or books that you have at home. 

-Handwriting Book: Pick one page each day. Take your time with this (if you are finished with this book, practise some of the letters that you find tricky in your copy or on a separate page) 

–Complete a daily diary of your news (Monday to Friday) Don’t forget to use capital letters and full stops! Children are free to write their news in their home langauge too! Try to include an Irish sentence or two as well! 

–Letter Writing: Write a letter to someone to say thank you for all they do for you, for the community (like the Gardaí or a nurse) or even for the country (like a politician). 

This link will show you how to write a letter properly. Scroll down the page to find examples of informal letters (writing to a friend) and formal letters (writing to someone you don’t know personally). 

–Writing: Pick a short story that you know but write a different ending (1+ pages) 

–Writing: Look out a window in your home and describe in detail what you see (1+ pages). Then draw a picture 

-Story Writing: Pick one of these to do each day (1+ pages – Remember your writing  

should always be neat and tidy!) 

  • My favourite thing to do 
  • A person I would like to meet one day and why 
  • The importance of eating healthily 
  • Things I like to do when I am bored 
  • I took a trip to Space….. 



Bun go Barr: Continue with picking a story each day to read from the book. These should be stories that we have already read. Try your best to complete one of the activities after the story each day. Don’t forget to title and label each section you complete in your copy. 

-You could try to make a very short drama in Irish too. Use sentences in your Bun go Barr to help you. 

–Spellings: Pick two each day to learn. 

Scoil (school), leabhar (book), múinteoir (teacher), príomhoide (principal), cailín (girl), buachaill (boy), ag súgradh (playing), clós (yard), mo chara (my friend), mo chairde (my friends) 


Small World Book 

-Soils Chapter: Take the whole week to read through this chapter (p. 115) and answer the activity question as you go along. If you are doing some gardening in your own garden, you may even recognise some of the soils from the chapter. 

-Incredible Edibles are running a competition for families, that involves some work on where our food comes from, some planting and then some cooking. Here is the link if you fancy giving it a go: 



Exercise: This can be done everyday along with your family if you like! Add 5 more repetitions of each exercise each day. 

  • 15 jumping jacks 
  • 15 high knees 
  • 30 seconds running on the spot 
  • 15 heel flicks/bum flicks 
  • 15 air punches 
  • 3 push ups (only add one more of these each day!) 
  • 15 squats 
  • 15 lunges 
  • If you’re feeling energetic, do this all over again once or even twice! 

–Our GAA Coach has some great videos for practising skills on the St. Brigid’s GAA Club Facebook page. Give them a go! 


Baking: Try these at home only if you’re allowed and only if you have the ingredients (remember to always bake with an adult) 


Art: Give this origami butterfly a go! 


Helping at home: Remember it is very important to help out at home. Pick a job each day to make your parents’ lives easier! 

  • Tidy your room 
  • Set the table for dinner 
  • Sweep the kitchen floor 
  • Make someone breakfast 
  • Tidy up your toys 
  • Fill the dishwasher 
  • Clean the dishes 


Our very own Ms. Ní Chiosáin can be seen teaching on RTÉ’s SchoolHub everday from 11am. Make sure to tune in to see some great lessons! 


Section B 


Please consider doing some of these activities also: 

  • Play a board game 
  • Play a game of cards 
  • Draw a self portrait 
  • Play games with dice 
  • Make a scrapbook 
  • Put on a play 
  • Make paper airplanes 


Section C 


If you go to any of these teachers while in school, have a look at the work that they have given you to do: 


Ms O’Shaughnessy’s Maths group: 


  1. Worksheets: Complete any of the worksheets I gave you when we finished up on the 12th March (there were a lot!). If any of them are too difficult, don’t worry, just move on to the next one, we can come back to them.
  2. Table Challenges: This week you are focusing on the x3 and x4 Tables. Do any/all of the following activities (you could choose one per day):
  • a. How quickly can you say the multiples for each Table? Ex. 3, 6,9 etc. Time yourself. Can you improve on your time each day? Practice saying them and writing them down. 
  • b. Can you say the multiples backwards with and without a multiplication square/ table book? Again, time yourself, can you improve on your time? Practise saying and writing them. 
  • c. Multiplication tennis- if you can find someone in your house to play with, play multiplication tennis. Use a table book or your homework journal or write out the multiples to help you. Start on a particular multiple and “bat” the numbers forwards and back: Ex: Person A says “12”, B says “15”, A says “18” etc. Change the number that you start on. 
  • d. Write out the multiples for the x3 and x4 tables. What is the biggest 3 digit number you can make? __ _ _. What is the smallest 3 digit number you can make? 
  • e. Recite (say) the tables alternating tapping your head and clapping. If you make a mistake, start again! Ex: 3 (tap your head), 6 (clap), 9 ( tap your head). 
  1. Target Numbers: Make these numbers in as many different ways as possible. Do one each day. Try and use at least 3 of the operations- addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ex: 24: 12 + 12= 24, 12 x2= 24, 28-4=24, 6 x 4= 24, 48 divided by 2=24.
  • Monday: 18 
  • Tuesday: 30 
  • Wednesday: 50 
  • Thursday:12 
  • Friday: 25 
  1. Problem-solving:
  • Monday: There are 28 different ways to add up to 8. Write as many as you can without using 0. 
  • Tuesday: Sinead is 9 years of age. Her grandmother is 66 years. What is the difference in their ages? 
  • Wednesday: There are 32 children in Ms. Gallagher’s class. The teacher split them into 4 groups. How many children in each group? 
  • Thursday: It was Aisling’s 9th birthday last week. The postman delivered 3 birthday cards on Monday, 3 more on Tuesday and 3 on Wednesday. How many cards did he deliver altogether? 
  • Friday: Complete this pattern: 24, 20, 16, _, _, _. 


Ms. McKeon’s English Group: 


  • Read whatever books you have at home for at least 15 mins each day. 
  • Read at Home Book 3 

(If you don’t have the book at home with you, click on this link)

  1. Questions p.51 
  2. Gone in 8 minutes p.52 
  3. Grow your own Monster p.53 
  4. Chinese Dragons p.54 

Read each story twice. Write the answers to the questions. 

  • Design, draw, colour your own monster or your own Chinese Dragon. 

(Do both if you have time) 

  • Write a short description of your monster/dragon. Remember to use lots of adjectives (describing words). 


Ms. O’Connor’s and Ms. Kearney’s Groups 

Bake/cook something measuring out all the ingredients. Make a video of yourself telling an audience how to make this product. You may write out the recipe and method if you wish (in your best handwriting of course and holding your pencil properly). Remember Froggy Legs! 



Do a little bit of reading every day if you can. Read to your little/big brother or sister. 

Play ‘schools’ and take turns being ‘teacher’. 

Play some games when you have time. Cards, UNO, snakes and ladders, I spy. Or make up your own game by writing a word on a piece of paper and get someone to guess the word. Give clues. 



Practise counting forwards and backwards. 

Practise counting in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s all the way to 10s. Test yourself on doubles and nearly doubles. You can do this by writing some doubles and nearly doubles on a piece of paper. Then see how quickly you can write the answers.  

Draw shapes, cut them out and make a shape picture. 

Practise saying the days of the week, the months and the seasons. 

 Ms. Tiernan’s Groups:

  • Continue to make your ‘Fashion Magazine’
  • Design and decorate the front cover.
  • Remember to write your description in your home language as well as English.
  • You can cut out pictures from magazines or draw the pictures yourselves. I can’t wait to see the magazines when we return to school!

If you have some extra time, you can read the following stories from the Read At Home 3 book:

  • Fireworks pg. 85
  • Footwear pg.90

Read the stories twice and answer the questions. You can get somebody to ask you the questions or you can write the answers on a page.