Suggested Activities 5th-8th May


-Mental Maths: (Continue with the following weeks activities Monday to Friday review, including problem solving section) 

-Shapes: Can you remember the names of the 3-d shapes that we have learned about in school this year? They are 

  • Sphere 
  • Cone 
  • Cube 
  • Cuboid 
  • Traingular prism  
  • Cylinder 
  • Square based pyramid 

Can your remember what these shapes look like? If not, you can check at the back of your Mental Maths or you can follow this link (scroll down to the bottom of the page). 

-Shapes Task: Find as many 3-d shapes in your bedroom as you can. Once you have found them all and have placed them on the ground, put the same shapes together (spheres with spheres, cubes with cubes, etc.). Investigate: Which shapes can stack on top of each other? What shapes can roll? Next, on a piece of paper, write down the name of each shape. Beside the shape, you need to write down these facts: 

  • The number of sides it has 
  • The number of faces it has 
  • The number of corners it has 

-Make your own paper cube! – Follow this link to help you make your own paper cube Remember, all the sides of your cube need to be the same length so use a ruler for measuring them out. If you don’t have a ruler, you can use the side of a book to draw the lines, making sure to start and finish at the same point of the book. Also, the video says you need glue. If you don’t have glue, some tape will work perfectly too!  

-Shapes Picture : Draw a picture using just shapes. This time, you will use 2-d shapes (square, rectangle, circle, triangle, oval) to draw the picture. For example, you could use a circle for the sun, or you could use a triangle for the top of a tree. Let your imagination run free! 

Quiz time – Identify the 3-shapes based on the clues below: 

  • I have 6 faces. All my sides are the same length. What am I? 
  • I have no faces. What am I? 
  • I have 2 circular faces. What am I? 
  • I have 1 circular face and I curved face. What am I? 

Busy at Maths – Have a look at the 3rd class online Busy at Maths Book on the following link>> . Click on ‘Parent/ Student Resources’, then click on ‘Student Resources’. Following this, you will see a list of options such as class level, subject, etc.  

Click on Primary > 3rd Class > Maths > Busy at Maths > Busy at Maths- 3rd Class > Online Book. You may be asked to put in your name and address to access the book. Once the cover comes up, enter page 115 in the top right-hand corner. Try to answer the questions on this page in your copy or on a sheet of paper. The pages with shape questions go up to page 118 so you could try to do one page a day. 

-Tables: x7, x8 



SEESAW: Please note: Parents should have received a text via the school with a unique code for the platform ‘SEESAW’. Download this app on a mobile device or follow this link on a computer (click on ‘Sign Up Free’). You can then log in using an email address and your child’s unique access code. There is a fun online activity for you to try at home. Leave a comment telling your teacher how you got on doing the activity!  

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

-Reading: Continue to read for 15 minutes every day. This is an excellent opportunity to practise your reading! 

-Handwriting Book: Pick one page each day. Take your time with this. If you have finished this book, then well done! Make sure you keep up that lovely handwriting when you are completing your other activities.  

Verbs: A verb is an action word, or you can say it is a ‘doing’ word. For example, in the sentence: I will sit down on the chair, the verb is sit. Put the following verbs into sentences and then write some more sentences using different verbs. If you fancy a challenge, try to put 2 or even 3 verbs into the same sentence! 

  • Write  
  • Talk 
  • Make 
  • Laugh 
  • Read 
  • Stay 
  • Bring 
  • Jump 

Writing Mistakes: The sentences below have lots of mistakes in them (spelling mistakes, missing capital letters, missing full stops). Rewrite the sentences correctly into your copy or on a piece of paper. How many mistakes can you find? Clue: it’s more than 10!! 

  • amy’s favourite thing to do in the whole wrld is to play with her sister’s. Their names our Ashling and amamda. The games that they like to play the most are skiping and chasing Amy prefers chasing. Sometimes they play soo much that their legs get sore! The tree girls know that it is vry good for us to play games. We can get lotts of exercise and importantly, we can hav fun. 



-Poetry/ Dánta: 


Féach ar mo stocaí, 

Féach ar mo bhróga, 

Féach ar mo hata, 

Agus féach ar mo chóta. 

Ach cá bhfuil mo bhríste, 

Mo veist agus mo léine? 

Ní féidir liom dul ar scoil 

Gan éadaí, gan éadaí. 


In this poem, the child is listing off the clothes that she has: her socks, her shoes, her hat and her coat. However, she can’t find her trousers, vest or shirt and says at the end that she can’t go to school without these clothes! 

Read over this poem a few times and try to see if you can say a few lines without looking! 

-Sentences – Use the words from the poem above to write down what you are wearing and also what you are not wearing. For example 

  • Tá mo stocaí orm. 
  • Níl mo chóta orm.  

-Spellings: Éadaí (clothes). Pick two each day to learn: 

Gúna (dress), sciorta (skirt), carbhat (tie), t-léine (t-shirt), stocaí (socks), bríste (trousers), bróga (shoes), hata (hat), cóta (coat), blús (blouse)  


-P.E: Give this workout a go:  

Remember Joe Wicks does a 30 minute PE lesson every weekday morning on his Youtube channel:  



Have a look at this video about Australia 

Write down 10 facts you learned about Australia in the video. 

-Have you ever been to a country that is completely different to Ireland? Write about your trip to this country and draw a picture afterwards. Remember to include lots of detail in your writing about why you thought the country was different.  


SPHE: Try some yoga with Adriene at home. At a time like this, it is so important to take a moment to reflect, relax and yoga is an excellent way to do it!  

-Try some breathing exercises. Go to a quiet place in your home. Take a deep breath in. Hold for 3 seconds and then breathe out. Repeat this 10 times. You can do this any time that you feel that you need a break or some quiet time.  

-Grow in Love: Say this prayer each morning to get you ready for the day: 

Father in Heaven you love me. 

You’re with me night and day. 

I try to please you Father, 

In all I do and say. 

I’ll try to please you Father, 

Bless me through this day. Amen. 


Don’t forget to tune into RTÉ’s SchoolHub everyday from 11am to see our very own Ms. Ní Chiosáin teaching some great lessons!  


Section B 

Please consider doing some of these activities also……. 


  • Help to tidy the house  
  • Get outside for some exercise  
  • Play a board game 
  • Read a book 
  • Draw a picture 
  • Give someone a compliment  




Section C 

3rd  Class 5th -8th  May 

Ms. Mc Keon’s  English Group 

  • Read  for at least 15 minutes a day  
  • My Read at Home Book 3 (If you don’t have the book at home go to 

Tuesday:        September 1847 P.60 

Wednesday:  The Snake p.61 

Thursday:       Blackbeard p.62 

Friday:           School Timetable p.63 

Read each story twice. Write the answers to the questions in your copy. 

Choose one or more of the following activities to do. 

  1. The story on p.60 tells us about the disease (the blight  )which destroyed the potato crop in Ireland  nearly 200 years ago. This was the beginning of The Famine when thousands of people died because they didn’t have any food. 

Count how many times the words potato or potatoes appear on p.60.  

How many smaller words can you make from the letters of the word “potatoes.” 

  1. Draw a snake and design and colour the pattern on the skin. 

Or What is your favourite animal in the zoo? Draw a picture of it. 

c)Blackbeard was a fierce and dangerous pirate. Think of another way he could have punished his victims? 

d)Read the poem on p.63 again. 

Write your own poem in the same way, putting the days of the week at the beginning of each line. 


I know most of you have signed up for  SEESAW. You could record yourself reading one of the stories above , or a page from another book for me  and post it on SEESAW. I would love to hear you reading. 

You could also take a photo of some of your work and post it too.  I would love to see what you have done. 


Ms O’Shaughnessy’s Maths group: This work is optional so only do it if you have time on your hands. If you can’t do any part of it, do not stress, just do your best!  

Table Challenges: This week you are focusing on the x7 and x8 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. 7,14,21,28 etc. Time yourself. Can you improve on your time each day? Practise 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 “28”, B says “35”, A says “42” etc. Change the number that you start on. For an extra challenge, ask person B to say the multiple that comes before Ex: A says 42, B says 35.
  • d. Write out the multiples for the x7 and x8 tables. What is the biggest 3 digit number you can make? __ _ _. What is the smallest 3 digit number you can make?


  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: 35= 5 x 7, 30 +5, 40-5 etc. 

  • Tuesday: 42
  • Wednesday: 81
  • Thursday: 21
  • Friday: 77
  1. Fractions:


  • Can you remember what the word fraction means? Unscramble the words below: 

cpeie fo:      aprt fo:                 mesgnte:             noseitc fo:          lceis fo: 

  • If I cut my pizza in two, what fraction is each piece? 
  • If I cut my pizza in four, what fraction is each piece? 
  • If you have a paper plate or simply a piece of A4 paper at home, fold it into two, then 4, then 8. Can you see each fraction outlined on the page? Colour in and label each part.  

Fractions and sets (a set is the total amount in a group of objects or people.). It could be helpful for you to either draw the items/ people and split them accordingly or use paper plates and counters/ pieces of pasta/ sweets, whatever you have at home to work out the answers. 

  1. There are ten sweets in a jar. If you eat half of them, how many did you take? How many are left? 
  2. There are 30 children in 3rd class. Ms Dudgeon asked half of them to go to the halla. How many girls went to the halla and how many were left behind? 
  3. There were 24 stickers on a sheet. Teacher gave out ¼ of them. How many did she give out? How many were left? What fraction were left? 
  4. There were 28 questions on a test. You got ¼ of them wrong. How many did you get wrong? How many did you get right? What fraction did you get right? 
  5. There are 32 children in Junior Infants. 1/8 of them were absent on the day of the school tour. How many children did not go on the school tour? How many children did go on the tour?  
  6. Visit  to see a range of fraction games or click on the following links. 

Ms. Tiernan’s Group:

  • If you have finished your fashion magazine, I would love to see it! Take a picture and send it to If you send pictures to this email, you are giving permission for your work to be displayed on the website! Please write your name and my name in the subject bar!
  • Draw a map of a room in your house. Label the items in the room. Label the items in as many languages as you can!