Suggested Activities 11th-15th May


  • Continue Mental Maths (1 more week) 

Speed= Distance divided by time   Distance = Speed x Time     Time = Distance divided by speed 

  • Try these 

Find the speed (km/h) if….. 


A. Distance= 184km   Time =  4hrs            B. Distance= 455km   Time =  7hrs                                            

C. Distance= 444km   Time =  6hrs            D. Distance= 265km   Time =  5hrs             


Find the time if …….

A. Distance= 375km   Speed =  75km/h            B.     Distance= 306km   Speed =  68km/h                                           

C.  Distance= 294km   Speed =  56km/h            D.     Distance= 315km   Speed =  84km/h        


Find the distance if ……….. 

A.Time= 4 hrs      Speed =  50km/h            B. Time= 5 hours     Speed = 60km/h                                           

C. Time= 6 hrs      Speed =  75km/h            D.     Time= 3hrs 45 mins   Speed =  84km/h        



Follow this link. Click on Super Sleuth 6th class General ebooks, Students online text book. Try the activities in Unit 4 Multiplication and Division Page 20-23 

  • Complete pages 70, 71, 72 on factors and multiples  




  • Continue with Spellcheck 


Follow this link. Go to primary level 6th class Word Wizard English online text book.  

Do as many activities as you can from Unit 11 Page 61- 66 


  • Pick a game that you can play inside/outside. Write a set of instructions on how to play the game. Include a heading, materials/equipment needed to play the game, a list of steps to follow to play the game and details of how you win the game. Include pictures and diagrams if you like. Give your instructions to a family member to see if they can clearly follow the steps that you gave.  



  • Read unit 4 A Great Taste of Our Times and do the activities that come with this unit.  


  • In the C.S Lewis Narnia Stories. The children go to a magical world called Narnia that is at the back of the wardrobe in the house they are living. Write a short story using a similar plot device. I.e. a magic door that transports you anywhere, a hedge at the bottom of the garden which opens out onto a magical land. Use your imagination and be creative. The Narnia Books would be a great stimulus for this writing.  





  • Learn the spellings and meanings                 They all follow this order 


Eng:   Me             you             him                her                we                 you (plural)          they 

AR  –    Orm          ort              air                uirthí             orainn               oraibh                orthú 

AG  –  Agam        agat            aige               aici                againn               agaibh                 acu 

DO –    Dom         duit             dó                  di                   duinn               daoibh              dóibh 

LE –     Liom       leat               leis                leí                   linn                 libh                       leo 


Try making some sentences e.g.  Mar shampla   

  • Tá háta orm. Tá cóta orthu. Tá geansaí air. 
  •  Tá úll agam. Tá peann aici. Tá deirfiúir amháin agam.  
  • Kevin is ainm do. Cad is ainm duit?  Thug mé leabhar dó. Thug mé cárta dóibh. 
  • Is maith leí  milséain. Is fearr liom  cispheil. Is fuath liom prátaí.       


Follow the link and go to 6th class      Gaeilge      “ Leigh sa bhaile F” 


  • Pg 10 Eadaí I ngach áit 
  • Pg 11 Mamó agus Casey  


  • Féach ar cúpla clár san srath ‘Cúla’ ar scoil agus freagair na ceisteanna seo/follow the link and watch some of the programmes from the series ‘Cula ar Scoil’ and answer these questions.  
  • Cad is ainm don múinteoir? 
  • Cén abhar a bhí sé/sí á muineadh?  
  • Cad ar fhoghlaim tú? 
  • Ar thaitin an clár leat? 
  • An raibh sé suimiúl?   


  • Foghlaim ainmneacha na contaetha in Eireann. Tarraing léarscáil le na contaetha agus a dathanna. Learn the names of the Counties of Ireland. Draw a map with the names of Counties as Ghaeilge along with their County Colours  


  • Déan suirbhé le do chlann. Cén contaetha in a raibh gach duine?  Do a survey with your family, which counties has each person been to?  




  • Ms Mc Kay: Small World History Unit 19 pg 100 Modern Ireland  Questions A   B   C   and   D 2,3 and 4   on page 105 


  • Mr Devlin: Study the establishment of ‘Northern Ireland’ in the Small World Book. Unit 16. Do all the activities and write about the differences between Northern Ireland and the Irish Free State during the 1920s.   





  • Weather/Climate  
  • Look up these words in the dictionary – precipitation, hygrometer, Aurora Borealis, anemometer, prevailing winds, hectopascals, ceilometer, meteorologists, radiosonde 


  • Watch the weather forecast a couple of nights this week and record. See how accurate it is the following day. Keep a weather diary.  


  • Research how to measure air temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and air pressure. What instrument do you use? How do you measure?  


  • Make up and write your own weather report. Present your report to a family member. You could get very creative and use props, make a back drop etc. 


  • Think of groups of people who rely heavily on weather forecasts. 


  • Research and describe Ireland’s Climate. Pick another country and write a description of the climate. Compare the two. How are they similar/different?  


  • Supply Chains:  Following on from last week’s work on supply chains. Pick a simple item like a pencil or a pen or something like that. Research what materials go into making it. Where to they come from? How to they get to the factory that makes them? How many different countries are involved in the process? Draw a map to show them all coming together.  


  • Coding: Continue with the Microsoft Hour of Code. Access the Hour of Code initiative on Learn about computer coding.  


Grow in love 


  • Follow the link and go to New Testament Story 45 The Prodigal Son  


  • Write a recount of the story 


  • May is the month of Our Lady, Mary. Write a prayer to Mary to thank her for all that we have and are grateful for. Keep your prayer and say it throughout the month of May.  



  • Expressionism: This was an artistic style that tried to convey emotion and meaning rather than reality. The Scream by Edvard Munch is a famous example. Draw, paint or colour a picture that represents an emotion you are feeling at the moment. Remember the goal is to portray the emotion and not for realism. Share your work on Seesaw if you like.  


  • Which instruments can you identify?  
  • Look up the events of 1812 that inspired this piece, why might Tchaikovsky have written it?  
  • Imagine you were watching. Write a very short review of what you saw?  


  • Write a note/letter to someone that you have not seen and are missing during this time. Write about all the things you have been doing. Write about all the things you plan to do with them when you can meet up again. Tell them why you miss them and why they are so important to you. Perhaps you can post the letter, send it as an email or take a picture of it to send to the person 😊  

Ms. O’Shaughnessy’s Group: 

Hi girls, I hope you are all well and enjoying the work that’s being set for you. Here is some more work to keep you going. Remember; only do as much as you can. If you like, you can post your answers on Seesaw or ask me a question if you’re having any problems with it: 

Last week we focused on calculating percentage profit and loss. Here is a quick recap: 

  • If a business makes more money than it spends on expenses, it makes a profit 
  • If a business makes less money than it spends on expenses, it makes a loss. 
  • A profit or loss can also be made on a single item, ex. A car or a house (you will generally  make a loss on a car as it will sell for less than you paid for it) 

You worked on calculating the percentage profit or loss on a transaction by applying the formula P or L/C.P. x 100/1. ( /= divided by) 


This week we are going to learn how to calculate a selling price (S.P). Look at the example below:

A rare book was originally bought for €340 and later sold at a profit of 25%. What was its selling price? 

Fraction method:  

  • 25 %=1/4. 
  • Original price is €340. ¼ of €340 = €340 divided by 4=€85.


  • Selling Price = €340 + €85= €425 



  • What if the book had been sold at a profit of 50%? 10%? 20 %? How could you solve this? 

Now try these

  1. A jeweller paid €140 for a diamond ring. When she sold it, she made a profit of 25 %. What was the S.P of the ring? 
  2. A tablet cost €240 wholesale. The computer shop sold it at a profit of 50%. What was the S.P of the tablet? 
  3. A bike cost €300 to buy new. The owner never used it and sold it on Done Deal at a loss of 20%. What was the S.P. of the bike? 
  4. A car cost €12,000 to buy new. The owner sold it after 2 years and made a loss of 30%. What was the S.P. of the car? 
  5. Micha bought a games console new for €440 and later sold it online at a loss of 60%. What was the selling price? 

C. Work it out:

  1. If a store purchases a number of pairs of boots at €75, at what price would they need to sell each pair in order to make a profit of 20%?
  2. A display model of a sofa, originally priced at €680, was discounted by 30%. What was its selling price?
  3. A car dealer buys a car for €12,400. At what price would he need to sell the car in order to make a profit of 25%?
  4. In the January sale, the winter coats were reduced to clear by 40%. If they cost €140 each, what was their sale price?
  5. An art dealer bought 2 paintings for €6,000 each. Later he sold them, making a 25% profit on one and a 25% loss on the other.
  • How much did he get for each of the 2 paintings? 
  • Overall, did he make a profit or a loss? 



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. 

  • Composite number: 
  • Cubed number: 
  • Decrease: 
  • Denominator: 
  • Diameter: 

Challenge time:

What am I?

  • Add 3 to me and halve the answer. The number you will get has six factors, four of which are 2, 4, 7 and 14.  
  • I am the sum of four consecutive prime numbers. I am between 125 and 140. 
  • I am the difference between two square numbers. The two square numbers are between 550 and 650. 
  • I am the square of a prime number. The sum of my 3 digits is 10. What am I? 
  • I am a square number. Both of my digits are even. 

How are you getting on with the puzzle books? Continue choosing a challenge each day if you can.

Challenge of the week (only if you have time on your hands, it’s just to stretch your brains!): Visit the website  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 and upload it to your Seesaw account. 





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! I put an activity up on Seesaw last week which you might like to look at if you get a chance. Also, if you would like to upload any of the work you have done for my group, I’d love to see it. 


  • 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 6) 
  • (Bk 4).  

MRAH Book 6:  

Monday: p.81 The Fugitive 

Tuesday: p. 82 Partners in Nature 

Wednesday: p. 83 Recipe for a Class Outing 

Thursday: p. 84 Persephone 

Friday: p.81 Duck-Billed Platypus 

Activity A: You read another Greek legend, Pandora’s Box a couple of weeks ago. This week you are reading the legend of Persephone. Can you make a “Family Tree” of the Greek Gods? Visit the link  to help you.  

Activity B: Re-read the text Partners in Nature on p.82. Choose one plant or animal and write a report on them (approximately 1 page).  Remember a report is used to describe or classify things the way they are. They organise and record information. Your report will use the following structures: 

 Classification (e.g., the Venus Flytrap is an insectivore. This means that it… 

Description: Where you find it, what it eats etc.  

Summarising comments. Remember to include subject specific vocabulary in your report. 

MRAH Book 4:   

Monday: P. 79 The Leaning Tower of Pisa 

Tuesday:  P.80 Timber Wolf 

Wednesday: P. 81 Replacement Teacher 

Thursday: P.82 Elephants 

Friday: P. 83 Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping 

Activity A: Why not try and make the Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping if you get a chance? Take a picture of it and upload it to your Seesaw account. Write out the procedure in your own words, including: Ingredients, Method or Steps. Save a slice for me! 


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:  diligent
  2. Tuesday: negligence
  3. Wednesday: kudos
  4. Thursday: exploit
  5. Friday: fuse