Suggested Activities 27th April-1st May

Suggested activities 6th class 27th April – 1st May   

  • The links for CJ Fallon can be accessed by copying and pasting the link. Then choose the correct class, correct subject and the correct book. For example if you want to access Busy at Maths, choose 6th class > subject maths > series Busy at Maths. Click on the icon beside the online book and you will have access to the textbook.  


  • If you can’t work any of the links, don’t worry. These are suggested activities. If you have a maths book or Gaeilge book. Try to do some independent work from that. The Khan Academy website has loads of maths activities.  


  • Your parents will receive a text asking them to set up an account on the app SeeSaw. There you will find a weekly assignment that you can send back to your teacher. This is not mandatory. Try to respond if you can. If you can’t, it is nothing to be concerned about. We’re all trying to work around things at the moment so don’t panic if you can’t work it or aren’t able to send back work.  


  • Continue with 1 more week of mental maths 


  • Follow these links and try these activities on factors and multiples              



The website used here is It is very useful for revision of other topics. You might like to have a look.  


  • Do the following pages.  
  • Averages pages 19 and 20  
  • Fractions page 45  


  • Complete another week of spellcheck 



  • Try these activities based on synonyms and antonyms 


  • Access the book ‘ A Way with Words 6’ at the following link.  Read Unit 2  ‘Lean, Mean Hunting Machine’. Do the activities for the story.   
  • Prepare an interview to do with a parent or guardian (when it’s convenient for THEM). Think of questions about family history, childhood, education, family traditions etc. Write up the questions and answers in English, home language and Irish (as much as you can anyway, make an effort). Try to write as much as you can. Doesn’t have to be everything. We can share the interviews with everyone else when we get back. You can be doing this over the coming weeks as a project. Just do a little bit here and there when you can.      


  • Ms Mc Kay’s Class- Revise “ Mo Cheantar” in blue folder – revise vocabulary, sentences and spellings related to this topic 



  • Go to primary- 6th class- Irish- Léigh sa Bhaile F 


  • Do page 5 Cárta Poist       
  • Page 6 An Fhrainc            


  • Féach ar clár amháin de Spongebob. Aon ceann is mian leat. Scríobh píosa beag faoi cad a tharla. Watch any episode of Spongebob as Ghaeilge at the link above. Write a paragraph as Ghaeilge about what happened in the episode.  



Ms McKay’s History – Continue with project and research from last week  

Small World History Chapters 16 and 17  pages 86 and 90  Northern Ireland and The Troubles 

Mr Devlin’s class: Last week you researched either Michael Collins or Eamon De Valera. Do a project on one of these people.  

Geography: Last week you chose a European Country to research. Do a project on this country. Use Duolingo to look up these phrases in the language of the country you studied.  

  • How are you? 
  • What is your name?  
  • Where do you live?  
  • What is your favourite food? 
  • Do you like school?  



Follow the link and look at all the different pictures and names of the birds 

Pick 2 birds and do a short fact file on each.  

If you have a garden, do some bird watching over the next few days. See if you can identify what bird it is. Use this site to help you. It has a magazine all about bird watching and birds in Ireland. Look out for Birds Detective 17 Summer. 


Grow in Love 

  • Watch this video and write a recount of what happened on Good Friday to Jesus 



  • The Draíocht have weekly competitions called “Show us your Art”  

There is a theme each week. Each week they pick 3 winners. 



  • Pick your favourite book. Look at the cover of the book at home or online. Recreate your favourite book’s cover in your own style. Design a new cover for your book.  


  • Create an art construction using junk materials.  Use your imagination and make it as creative as you can.  


  • Which orchestral instruments can you identify?   
  • What is different?  
  • What is missing from the other piece of music?  
  • What is the difference in tone and pitch?  


  • Microsoft Hour of Code. Access the Hour of Code initiative on Learn about computer coding. Try to keep doing this over the coming weeks. Think about what it’s trying to teach you about coding?  

Ms O’Shaughnessy’s Maths group: 

If you are in my Maths group, you might like to do some of the following problems or activities. There is no pressure to do any of them! Also, you don’t have to be in my Maths group to do them, if you are finished your other work and are looking for something to do, have a go! Keep a record of your rough-work and answers as hopefully we’ll be able to share our problem-solving strategies next week. 


Monday: Ava’s age last year was a multiple of 9. Next year it will be a multiple of 7. What age is she now? 

Tuesday: A florist has 48 roses and 30 carnations that she wants to arrange into bunches so that there is exactly the same number of each flower in every bunch. 

  • What is the greatest number of bunches that can be made using all of the flowers? 
  • How many of each flower will be in every bunch? 

Wednesday: Look at the following number and answer the questions:  


  • Write the number in word form 

True or False: 

  • It is a multiple of 3 
  • It is a composite number 
  • It is divisible by 4 
  • It can be evenly divided by 9 
  • It is a prime number 
  • Dividing by 5 leaves a remainder of 3 

Thursday: On Monday, Melissa told a joke to 4 friends. On Tuesday, each of these friends told the joke to 4 other children and on Wednesday each of these told the joke to 4 other children. 

  • How many people were told the joke on Wednesday? 
  • If this pattern continues, how many new children will be told the joke on Friday? 
  • How many people will have been told the joke during the week? 

Friday: Last year Tom’s age was a square number. Next year his age will be a cubed number. 

  • What is Tom’s age now? 
  • How long until his age is both a squared number and a cubed number? 

Maths language revision: 

Can you explain the following terms? If not, look them up. You might like to add them to a “dictionary” (back of your copy, A4 page etc). Be as specific as you can when giving your definition 

  1. Angle: 
  2. Acute angle: 
  3. Area: 
  4. Ares: 
  5. A.m: 

Challenge of the week (only if you have time on your hands, its just to stretch your brains!): 

Visit the webiste   

You can also access it via the Maths Ireland website at  

Choose one activity daily from one of the puzzle books. Book 6 is for age 11+ but you may prefer to start with Book 5 or 4 as they are quite tricky. Record your rough-work. You might like to take a picture of your work for use at a later stage.  

Ms O’Shaughnessy’s English group:  

If you are in my English group, have a look at these activities. Do the activities that apply to you . Not all of the suggestions will apply to each girl that comes to the group so if it doesn’t make sense to you, don’t worry! 


  • Continue with My Read at Home Book (MRAH) if you have it – Read one each day and answer questions orally. Some of you may have different books and that’s ok, just read the one you have! Look up any words that you don’t know or that you find interesting and add to your copies. You can also find the books online at the following links: 
  •  ( Bk 4) 
  • ( Bk 6). 


MRAH Book 6: 

Monday: p.70 The History of Venice 

Tuesday: p. 71 The Curious Case of Lambert Simmel 

Wednesday: p. 73  The Tennis Court 

Thursday : p. 74 Pandora’s Box 

Friday: p.75 Vermeer, A Dutch Master. 

Activity A: Choose one of these texts and summarise the main points of the text. 

 Activity B: Visit  to read about Greek mythology. You might like to write a report about another Greek myth or legend.  Think about the following things? Classification: What type of text is this? Description: What happened? Place/ Time: Where/ What? Summarising Comment. 

MRAH Book 4:  

Monday: P. 70 Marathon 

Tuesday:  P.71 J.F.K 

Wednesday: P. 72 First to the South Pole 

Thursday: P.73 Joker 

Friday: P. 74 Mummy! 

Activity A Tom Crean was part of the famous expedition to the South Pole. Can you read some more about him and write a short report. Think about the following things? Classification: What type of text is this? Description: What happened? Place/ Time: Where/ What? Summarising Comment. 

Activity B: Continue with English workbook if you have it- do one page a day (this applies to some girls only) 

For all girls attending the group: Word of the Day- look up the word and add to your dictionary 

 ( this can just be a page at the back of your copy). Use the word in a sentence

  1. Monday:  reluctantly 
  2. Tuesday: jaded 
  3. Wednesday: remorse 
  4. Thursday: extravagant 
  5. Friday: inevitable 



Some Favourite Words 

Mugwump, chubby, dunk and whoa, 

Swizzle. Doom and snoop, 

Flummox, lilt and afterglow, 

Gruff, bamboozle, whoop 

And nincompoop. 


Wallow, jungle, lumber, sigh, 

Ooze and zodiac, 

Innuendo, lullaby, 

Ramp and mope and quack 

And paddywhack. 


Moony, undone, lush and bole, 

Inkling, tusk, guffaw, 

Waspish, croon and cubby-hole, 

Fern, fawn, Dumbledore….. 

And many more…. 



Richard Edwards 


Follow-up Activities: 

  1. What’s your favourite word from this poem and why? 
  1. Are there any words here that are new to you? Look them up. 
  1. What is your favourite word of all time? Why?