Suggested Activities 23rd March-3rd 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)

2D shapes:

  • Mathemagic 5 : Chapter 6 (2D Shapes)

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

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


  • Create a tangram picture you can bring with you when we return to school!


Novel: “Wild Flower Girl” by Marita Conlon McKenna

  • (You should all have received a copy of this novel on the last day of school)
  • Continue to read one chapter each day.
  • Write a summary of the events taking place.

(Remember a summary should include only the important details from the chapter)

Follow link to access teaching guide. This guide includes “discussion points” for the novel. Please discuss these questions with your daughter as she continues through the novel.

By end of week: Unit 1 Farewell and Unit 2: The Long Voyage should be complete.


  • 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.
  • Writing: Explanation Writing

(Explanations are written to explain how something works or the process involved in actions, events or behaviour. E.g. How does a rainbow occur? Explanation texts are organised by: a definition or statement, and a sequenced explanation.)

Research and write an explanation for one of the following:

  • Why does it rain?
  • How do seeds grow?
  • How does a frog or fish or butterfly grow?

Research links:

Please Note:

Author John Boyne has launched a short story writing competition. This may be of some interest to some of you.



  • 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 1 : Bricfeasta Blásta
  • 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

10 @ 10

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



  • Small World History: Unit 6 “Traders and Explorers”.
  • Read chapter and complete questions throughout chapter.
  • History Project: Complete a project on one of the following explorers (or an explorer of your own choosing)
  • Ferdinand Magellan
  • Bartolomeu Dias
  • Vasco De Gama
  • Christopher Columbus


  • Name of the explorer and personal background.
  • Purpose of his expedition and his travel route. (Why did he go and how did he get there?)
  • Results of the expedition. (What did he discover? What effect did this have on people? What changed after the expedition)
  • Science Project: Design and Make a boat that can float on water.
  • Atlas Hunt: Continue with pages relating to the counties and provinces of Ireland.


  • Journaling: 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.

Please consider doing some of 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!
  • If you like please keep a little record of all your activity – we would be delighted to see this diary when we return to school.

Stay safe and we will see you again soon!