Suggested Activities 27th April-1st May

Hi girls,  

I hope you are all keeping well at this time. This week I would like you to continue engaging with the work laid out for you. In addition, I would like you to set up your Seesaw account using an email address and the special code your parent should have received in a text message. On Seesaw you will see new ways of learning from home. Can’t wait to see you there 😊  

Remember to also check out Home School Hub on RTÉ every day at 11am. This show can also be access on the RTÉ player. 

Ms. O’Reilly  



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) 


Number (Percentages): 

This is a brand new topic girls, so just try your very best! 

 You will find explanation videos and a task on the Seesaw app.  


Mathemagic 5 : Chapter 20 (Percentages)  

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:  

  • Percentage means OUT OF 100.  
  • A percentage is another way of showing a fraction or a decimal.  
  • 1% is the same as one hundredth  
  • 10% is the same as ten hundredths or one tenth  
  • 100% is the same as one hundred hundredths or one full unit.  


Test your learning using these Kahoot quizzes:  

It was great to see so many of you try these quizzes last week.  

(Use your own name as a nickname, thank you. If you choose to do the quiz again use your own name plus a number. Example: MsOReilly1, MsOReilly2 ) 

Ms. Mc Keon’s Maths Group 

Answers to last week’s questions


1 )1.365 kg + 3.568 kg+ 1.090kg = 6kg 023g 

2) 2kg 370 g + 4, 407g + 3.568kg = 10kg 345g 

3) 8kg 40 g + 5 kg 420 g + 1. 03 kg =14kg 490g 

4) 13.890kg + 9 kg 65 g + 5, 680g =28kg 535g 

Subtract: 1) 15.097kg – 8.573 kg= 6kg 524g 

2) 6.976 kg – 3.459 kg= 3kg 517g 

3) 11kg 548 g – 6 kg 320 g =5kg 228g 

4) 8kg – 4kg 350 g    

8 kg     000g 

4kg     350g 

3kg     650g 


  • Multiply:

a) 4.320 kg x 6 =25. 920 kg

b) 5.670 kg x 25= 141. 750 k

c) 8.75 kg x 36 =315 .000 kg

d) 9. 354 kg x 40 =160kg 

  • Divide:

a) 7 .985 kg ÷ 5 =1.597 kg

b) 85.33kg ÷ 7 =6.095 kg 

c) 136.80 ÷ 6 =8 kg

d) 73.64 kg ÷ 14=5.26 kg 

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? 2.625 kg x15 = 39.375kg 

2) Aisling weighs 31.456 kg and her brother weighs 3.565 kg more than her. How much does her brother weigh? 31.456kg + 3.565 kg =35.021 kg 

3) A shopkeeper bought 32 kg of potatoes at €1.25 per kg. How much did he pay ? 1.25 x32=€40.00 

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? 

16.350 kg + 8.500kg = 24.850 kg                             30.000kg – 24.850 kg = 5.150 kg 




27th April-1st May 

  • Revise multiplication and division tables. X ÷ 6, x÷10, x÷12
  • See how quickly you can time yourself saying the multiples e.g. 6, 12, 18….. 
  • Practise writing out the tables. Time yourself.


  • Find 5 containers in the kitchen that contain less than 1litre.(1000ml).
  • What is the container with the smallest amount of liquid you can find in the kitchen/ bathroom?
  • Write down 3 containers you can find that contain more than 1 litre.

Remember 1litre =1000 ML ½ litre =500 ML 

( L = litres) 


 Add: ( Write numbers under each other before adding/subtracting ) 

a) 2.628 L+ 5L 250 ML + 3.4 L 

b) 2 L 20 ML + 3 578 ML + 1.806 ML a)            2L 628ML 

C) 3 ½ L + 4 L 300 ML + 2679 ML 5L250ML

d) 7 L + 4.767 L + 5 ½ L3L400ML 



a) 5.300 L – 2.345 L 

b) 4L 030 ML – 3.475 L 

C) 8.560 L – 4 ½ L 

D) 7 .876 L – 4 L 670 ML 


Multiply: a) 1.896 L X3 = b) 5.678 L X 24 c) 3.078 L X 30 = d) 7.109 L X 56 = 


 Divide: a) 12.560 L ÷ 8 = b) 24.345 L ÷ 5 = c) 18.072 L ÷ 3 = d) 38. 656 L ÷ 4 = 


Problems to solve 

  1. Jane drank 560 ML from a 2 L bottle of coke. How much coke was left in the bottle?
  2. The O’ Neill family use 2L of milk a day for a week. How much is their weekly bill if the milk costs €1.25 per litre?
  3. A 6 pack of cartons of blackcurrant juice altogether contains 1.8 litres of juice. How much juice is in each carton?
  4. What is the total capacity in L and ML of 3 bottles each containing 350ML of water?
  5. Try thispuzzle .
  • Choose a number between 1 and9 .Multiplyit by 3 .Add 3. Multiply by 3 again. 

Add the two digit number you get together. 

What answer did you get? 

Do it again. What did you notice? Try it out on someone else at home. 




Read the following poem and complete the following activities:  

It’s raining in my bedroom. 
It’s been this way all week. 
I think the upstairs neighbour’s plumbing 
might have sprung a leak. 
They may be on vacation. 
They must be out of town. 
And, all the while, my bedroom rain 
continues pouring down. 
My shoes have gotten soggy
My bed is growing mold
A pond is forming on my floor. 
It’s all so wet and cold, 
that frogs have started spawning
An otter wandered through 
with salmon splashing upstream, 
and some guy in a canoe. 
Now waves are growing larger. 
The weather’s turning grim
A tide is rising rapidly. 
I’m glad that I can swim. 
My parents called the plumber. 
He’s nowhere to be seen. 
Does anybody know where I 
can buy a submarine? 

 — Kenn Nesbitt 


  1. How long has it been raining in the poet’s bedroom? 
  1. What reason does the poet give for the rain in his bedroom? 
  1. Give three ways his room has been affected by the rain?  
  1. Which words rhyme in the poem? Is there a pattern?   
  1. How would you react if it started raining in your bedroom?  
  1. Why is the poet “glad he can swim”?  
  1. Do you think it is effective to use a question at the end of a poem? Why/ Why not? 
  1. Find all the words in red. Look up their meaning and put them into sentences.   


Write a story or a poem entitled “One Rainy Day” 



Spellcheck: Week 23  

Each day:  Complete one box per day.  

  • 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.  


Grammar: Idioms 

Idioms are common phrases used in conversation that have a different meaning from that which appears at first sight.  

Example: I hit the nail on the head >>>> I got something exactly right.  

Follow the link below for further examples. 

Can you figure out what the following idioms really mean?  

  1. I feel under the weather.  
  2. I am as right as rain
  3. Every cloud has a silver lining. 
  4. He had a face like thunder. 
  5. The match will be played come rain or shine.  
  6. I will save for a rainy day.  
  7. We must stay home so we will take a rain check.  
  8. It was a storm in a teacup.  
  9. She was snowed under with work.  
  10. Let us put the project on ice.  




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.  


Monday: The Irish Tricolour p.86 

Tuesday: Personality Test p.87 

Wednesday: St. Gobnet’s School Variety Show p.88 

Thursday: Up Against it! p.89 

  • Read the storytwice .Answer the questions in your copy . 
  • Choose one (or more of the following activities if you have time):

1)Write a list of 5 facts you learned from the story The Irish Tricolour 

2)Make up your own question for the Magazine Personality Test and give 3 choices 

3)Create a programme for “The Scoil Bhríde Cailíní Variety Show “. Decorate your programme. 


SNIP Spelling Programme Part 2  


Session 2 

( brought, cloth, near, sight, clothes, course, our, quite, source ) 

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 3: Breithlá 


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. 



Read the following fact files from Met Éireann to learn the differences between weather and climate. 

Task: Explain the difference between weather and climate in your own words.  

 All About the Weather 

Task:  How does weather affect our daily lives? 


The weather is different in each country every day. Some countries have the same climates while others are vastly different.  

Study three countries (Ireland plus two others of your choice). 

  1. Research the climate in each of these countries.  
  2. Create a weather diary for each country this week. It will be easier if you choose a major city in each country to research each day.  A sample template can be found below. 




 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!  


Visual Art:   

Read the poem “It’s raining in my bedroom” again. Create something in art inspired by the poem.  


  • A painting of an otter exploring your bedroom! 
  • A drawing of a submarine.  
  • A junk art construction of a salmon swimming upstream.  


Religious Education 

Please read the story “The Road to Emmaus” and complete the quiz to test what you have learnt.   

Part One: 

Part Two: 



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!