Suggested Activities 5th-8th May

Hi girls,  

I am very impressed with the work you have been doing to date. Using Seesaw, many of you have shown me pictures of projects and reports you have completed- well done to all of you! I want to thank everyone who engaged with the Seesaw app. You will find English based activities on the app this week. Keep up the good work everyone! 

Ms Dargan has set up an email address . If you would like to send us photos of the great work you are doing please send them to this email address. These photos will be added to the school website.  

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! 

If you feel ready, move on to Level 5 activites! 

(Try a mixture of all activities each day – Addition, subtraction, ordering, partitioning, values, rounding, multiplication, division, doubles/halves, fractions) 


Number (Percentages): 


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.  

If you have not completed this chapter yet continue to work through it at your own pace.  

If you have completed the chapter try some of the following work;  

  • Change each of these fractions to a percentage;  

Example: ½ >>> I must change this fraction to make sure it is OUT OF 100.  

                             Numerator: 1x 50 = 50 

                             Denominator: 2×50= 100 

                             Fraction : 50/100  

                             Percentage: 50% 


a)¼    b) 1/5    c) ¾    d) 1/10   e) 2/5    f) 3/10   g) 3/5   h) 4/5    i)  7/10   


  • Change these percentages to fractions in their simplest forms:  

Example: 25% >>> 25 OUT OF 100 >>> 25/100 

 I must divide the top and bottom by the same number to achieve an equivalent fraction.  

Numerator: 25 ÷5 = 5 

Denominator: 100 ÷ 5 = 20 

Fraction 5/20 >>>> Is this it’s simplest form? No! I will divide again.  

Numerator: 5 ÷5 = 1 

Denominator: 20 ÷ 5 = 4 

Fraction : ¼  


a)50 %   b)  25%   c) 75%  d) 20%   e) 10%  f) 30%  g) 40 %  h) 60%  i) 80%  j) 90% 


  • Change these decimals to percentage and then to fraction.  

Example: 0.75 > 75% >  75/100 >  ¾  


a)0.25   b)  0.5   c) 0.2   d) 0.25   e) 0.1    f) 0.9    g) 0.45    h) 0.35    i) 0.7 


  • Change these fractions to percentages and then to decimals:  

Example: ¼ > 25% > 0.25 


a)¾   b) 1/5   c) 1/10   d) 3/10   e) 2/5   f) 7/10   g) 10/10   h) 4/5   i)1/20  



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.  
  • A fraction must be converted to hundredths and then changed to a %.  


Ms. Mc Keon’s Maths Group 

Answers to Last Week’s Maths Questions 

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

  1. a) 2.628 L+ 5L 250 ML + 3.4 L =11L 278ML
  2. b) 2 L 20 ML + 3 578 ML + 1.806 ML = 7L 404ML
  3. C) 3 ½ L + 4 L 300 ML + 2679 ML+ 5L250ML = 15L 729ML
  4. d) 7 L + 4.767 L + 5 ½ L + 3L400ML =17L 167ML = 20L 667ML


  1. a) 5.300 L – 2.345 L = 2.955L
  2. b) 4L 030 ML – 3.475 L =0.555L
  3. C) 8.560 L – 4 ½ L =4.060L
  4. D) 7 .876 L – 4 L 670 ML =3.206L

Multiply: a) 1.896 L X3 = 5.688L b) 5.678 L X 24=136.272 

  1. c) 3.078 L X 30 =92.34L d) 7.109 L X 56 =398.104L

Divide: a) 12.560 L ÷ 8 = 1.57L b) 24.345 L ÷ 5 =4.869L 

  1. c) 18.072 L ÷ 3 = 6.024L d) 38. 656 L ÷ 4 = 9.664L

Problems to solve 

  1. Jane drank 560 ML from a 2 L bottle of coke. How much coke was left in the bottle? 2L 000ML – 0L 560ML=1L 440ML
  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?2L x7days =14. €1.25×14 = €17.50
  3. A 6 pack of cartons of blackcurrant juice altogether contains 1.8 litres of juice. How much juice is in each carton?1.800L ÷6 =300ML
  4. What is the total capacity in L and ML of 3 bottles each containing 350ML of water? 350MLX 3= IL 050ML
  5. Try this puzzle .
  • 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?
  • For example: Start with 5. 5 x3 =15 15+3 = 18 18 x3= 54 5+4 = 9
  • Choose another number. Start with 7. 7×3=21 21+3= 24 24×3= 72 7+2=9
  • The answer is always 9.

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


                                              Ms. Mc Keon’s  5th Class Maths Group 

                                                        5th -8th  May 

  • Revise multiplication and division tables x÷ 4, x÷ 7, x÷ 12 
  • See how quickly you can time yourself saying the multiples eg  12, 24, 36 ….. 
  • Practise writing out the tables. Time yourself. 


  • Percentage means out of a hundred. 
  • 100 children in a school were asked to name their favourite food. 
  •  55 chose pizza. That can be written 3 ways: 55/100 or 0.55 or 55% 
  • 25 chose pasta. That can be written 25/100 or 0.25 or 25%. 

Now try these yourself. 

  • Change these decimals to percentages: eg 0.58 =58% 

a)0.35 =       b) 0.78=      c) 0.42 =     d) 0.15 =    e) 0.90 =           f)0.07 = 

g) 0.12=          h) 0.09=     i)60  =       j) 0.44 =      k) 0.68=         l) 0.74= 

  • Change these percentages to decimals:eg40% = 0.40 

a) 35%= 0.          b) 75% = 0.          c) 90%=              d) 40% =                    e) 88 %=                          f) 25%=   

g) 20%=                h)55%=                i) 36%=              j) 78%=                     k) 63%=                            l) 15%= 

  • Change these percentages to fractions: 31% =31/100

a) 27% =              b) 57% =      c) 63% =         d) 47% =      e)  87% =                 f) 91 % = 

Sometimes  the fractions can be broken down again to lowest terms eg 25% = 25/100 =1/4   and  40%=40/100 = 4/10 =2/5 

g) 0.75=  /100 =          h) 30% =         i) 80% =         j) 50%=               k) 20%=             l) 60%= 

If you have your Maths Matters 5 at home with you you could try the questions on p.145, 146 and 148. 


Problems of the week 

  • At the start of the day a shop has 100 books of stamps. It sells 72 books. 

What percentage of the books is sold? 

What percentage of the books is left? 

  • A cruise ship can take 1824 passengers.  5617 people apply for the cruise. How many people will not get on the cruise? 
  • A baker makes 120 cakes. He displays them in the window of his shop equally on three trays. How many cakes are on each tray? 
  •  A multi -storey car park has five levels. Each level can hold 200 cars. How many cars are in the car park when it is full? 
  • A hotel has 41 rooms on the ground floor and 59 rooms on the first floor. How many rooms does the hotel have altogether?                                          




This week we will be moving on to book three in the Famine Trilogy: Fields of Home by Marita Conlon- McKenna.   

I will upload a Read Aloud on Seesaw. There will be no follow on activities- the purpose of this is purely for enjoyment of the story. 

If you happen to have the book why not read along with me! There is no pressure on anyone to purchase a copy of the book.  



Read the following poem and complete the following activities:  

The Ozone 

The ozone layer is in the upper atmosphere,  

And a major factor in letting us live here.  

It filters out the harmful rays,  

From the radiant sun to prolong our days.  


But we never cared about this fact,  

Just used, abused and forgot our contract.  

To look after the earth, the flowers and the trees,  

To care for the animals, birds and bees. 


Don’t burn and be greedy for monetary gain,  

We want the beauty of this planet to remain.  

So let’s be careful in what we do,  

The ozone sends its message to me and to you.  


By Gary Kay 

  1. Where is the ozone layer found? 
  1. What job does it do?  
  1. What did “we” forget to look after?  
  1. What does the ozone layer want us to do? 
  1. Find the meaning of the following words and put them into sentences: radiant, abuse, prolong.  
  1. Research: How is the ozone layer being destroyed? 
  1. Research: What ways can we care for the environment and protect the ozone layer? 
  1. Write a poem about caring for the environment.  



Narrative writing: 

Narratives entertain and engage the reader in an imaginative experience.  

Narrative have characters, settings and an event leading to a problem and it’s solution. 

Read the following narrative. Can you identify the setting, the characters and the problem and solution? 

See Seesaw for a narrative writing challenge.  


Spellcheck: Week 24 

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 (2) 

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. She has bitten off more than she can chew
  2. We were told to hang in there
  3. The story rings a bell 
  4. We are all in the same boat. 
  5. She turned over a new leaf.  
  6. They got off on the wrong foot.  
  7. She won by the skin of her teeth
  8. The child was all ears.  



Pupils who go to Ms. Tiernan/ Ms. Mc Keon 

Read at Home Book 5 

If you don’t have the book at home with you go to: 

Primary > 5th class > English > Read at Home > Read at Home Book 5 > Online Book. 


Tuesday: Mind your Manners p. 91 

Wednesday: Everyone is Going Bananas p.92 

Thursday: Downhill All the Way p.93 

Friday: Emperor Penguins p.94 


Read each story twice . Answer the questions in your copy . 

Choose one (or more of the following activities if you have time): 

1) Write your own list of 5 good manners. 

2)Find a recipe or make up your own recipe that has bananas in it. Try and make it if you can. 

3)Jim, in the story on p.93, took a risk when he cycled downhill. Write a few sentences about a time when you took a risk. 

4) Write 5 facts you learned about penguins on p.94. 

***SEESAW *** 

When you have signed up to Seesaw, choose one of the stories above and practise reading it (or part of it) aloud. Record yourself reading and upload it to Seesaw I’d love to hear you reading. You could also take a picture of some of your work and post it on Seesaw too. 

( SNIP Spelling Programme

Part 2

Session 3 

( site, caught, brief, chose, are, sauce, through, two, does ) 

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 4: Uimhreacha (lth 8-9)  

                           Sos beag A (lth 10-13)  


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. 



Last week we looked at the difference between weather and climate. This week we will look at weather instruments and how we measure the weather.  


Complete this worksheet on weather instruments: Fill the table- name the instrument, explain how it is used and name the unit of measurement it uses. 

Think: Why is weather forecasting important? Can you think of four groups of people who need to know the weather forecast and why it is important to them?  

Example: Mountain climbers: They need to know what weather to expect while they are on the mountain. If there is a storm coming, they will now it won’t be safe to climb that day.  

Design and Make challenge: Follow the instructions to create one or more of the following weather instruments. Try to use it! 

Rain Gauge:  


Wind Vane: 





 Continue to keep a daily/ weekly journal documenting this time.  


Kindness: Watch the following video about spreading kindness. 

Kindness if always important, but in these uncertain times we need it more than ever. Can you think of ways you can spread kindness in your home and in your community at the moment? Make a list of ways you can be kind.  

Can you complete this kindness challenge? Remember kindness can be as simple as smiling at someone! 


Arts Ed:   

Vivaldi is a famous musical composer. Read about him and write five facts you have learnt. 

 One of Vivaldi’s most famous compositions is “The Four Seasons”. Listen this section, named “Spring” . 

Can you identify the family of instruments used in this piece?  

Paint/ draw/ construct something in visual art that is inspired by this piece of music.  

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!