Suggested Activities 11th-15th May

Hi girls,  

Well done on all your hard work last week! It’s great to see so many of you engaging with Seesaw. If you didn’t get a chance to upload work last week, do so this week. Thank you. I will continue to upload activities onto the app throughout the week.  

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. This photos will be added to the school website each Thursday.  

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 (Using Fraction/ Decimals/ Percentages): 


Mathemagic 5 : Chapter 24 (Fractions, Decimals and 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.  

Complete the activities in this book at your own pace. Pages 101- 104 are revision of skills you have already been using at home.  


Page 105 introduces finding a percentage of a given number.  


Example: Find 50% of 300.  

50 % is the same as ½  

Find ½ of 300. (divide by the bottom, multiply by the top)  

300 ÷ 2 = 150  


50% of 300 is 150.  


Check seesaw for further examples.  


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 

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

a) 0.35 =35%b) 0.78= 78% c) 0.42 = 42% d) 0.15 = 15% e) 0.90 = 90% f)0.07 =7% 

g) 0.12=12%h) 0.09 =9% i) 0.60 =60% j) 0.44 =44% k) 0.68= 68% l) 0.74=74% 

Change these percentages to decimals:eg 40% = 0.40 

  1. a) 35%=35b) 75% = 0.75 c) 90%= 0.90 d) 40% = 0.40 e) 88 %= 0.88 f) 25%= 0.25 
  2. g) 20%=20h)55%= 0.55 i) 36%= 0.36 j) 78%= 0.78 k) 63%= 0.63 l) 15%= 0.15 
  3. Change these percentages to fractions: 31% =31/100
  4. a) 27% =27/100b) 57% = 57/100 c) 63% = 63/100 d) 47% = 47/100 e) 87 % = 87/100 f) 91 % = 91/100 

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 = 75/100=3/4h) 30% = 30/100= 3/10 i) 80% = 80/100= 8/10= 4/5 j) 50%= 50/100= 1/2 k) 20%= 20/100= 2/10= 1/5 l) 60%= 60/100=6/10=3/5 

Answers to Problems of the week 

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

What percentage of the books is sold? 72/100 =72% sold. 

What percentage of the books is left? 100-72= 28 28% left 

  1. A cruise ship can take 1824 passengers. 5617 people apply for the cruise. How many people will not get on the cruise?5617-1824 =3793
  2. 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?120÷3 =40
  3. 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?200×5 =1000 cars
  4. A hotel has 41 rooms on the ground floor and 59 rooms on the first floor. How many rooms does the hotel have altogether?41+ 59 = 100



                                              Ms. Mc Keon’s  5th Class Maths Group 

1.Revise your tables x 2, x4, x8, ÷ 2, ÷4, ÷8 

  1. Practise saying your multiples e.g 8,16,24….. 


Remember: Percentage means out of 100 

1.Change these decimals to percentages . 

Example: 0.60 =60% 0.07 =7% 

a) 0.80 = b) 0.06 = c)0.25 =

d) 0.20 = e)0.10= f) 0.18=

2.Change these percentages decimals: 

Example: 5%= 5/100 =0.05 12%=12/100= 0.12 75%=75/100 =0.75 

a) 15%= b) 19%= c) 35%=

d) 56%= e) 87%=f )9%= 

3) Change these decimals to percentages and then to fractions in lowest terms. 

Example: 0.4= 40% =40/100 = 4/10=2/5 0.75=75% =75/100 = ¾ 

a) 0.50 = b) 0.60= c) 0.1=

d) 0. 25 e) 0.9= f) 0.85=

4) Finding percentages of a number 

Example: 50% of €40 50%=50/100 =1/2 ½ of € 40= € 20 

20% of 60 20/100= 2/10 = 1/5 1/5 of 60 = 60÷ 5 = 12 

Find   a) 25% of €80   b) 10% 0f 70    c)50% of 120 

Problems of the week. 

1)Mary had €60. She spent 50% of it in Zara. How much had she left? 

2) A farmer had 80 pigs. He sold 25% of them. How many did he sell? 

3)The 64 children in 5th class are divided into teams of 8. How many teams are there? 

4) In 6th class there 60 children. ¾ of them bring in a healthy lunch to school. How many bring in a healthy lunch? 

5) A plane carries 125 passengers when full . How many passengers altogether travel on 6 full flights? 

*** You can upload any of this work onto Seesaw for me to see.*** 




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:  

School Daze 

On a warm summer’s day,  

I dream of the beach,  

Instead of school,  

Where teachers teach.  


Riding down the crest of a wave,  

Not in class, where ____________ misbehaves.  

Riding along,  

The pipline sweet,  

Glued to the board,  

By huge plates of meat.  

The brilliant sunlight,  

Keeps me warm,  

As I speed along,  

The curling form.  


Just as I’m about to reach the land,  

There comes a sound I know and understand.  

“Wake up! And don’t swing on that chair!” 

The teacher has come from out of nowhere! 


By Gary Kay.  


  1. What is happening in the poem?  
  2. Write down things you like to daydream about.  
  3. Draw the dream from the poem. Create a vivid image.  
  4. Draw a dream you had recently.  
  5. Why do you think people daydream?  


Narrative writing

Narratives entertain and engage the reader in an imaginative experience.  

Narrative have characters, settings and an event leading to a problem and its solution. 

Write a narrative entitled: “Stuck” 

Use this link as a stimulus: 


When you have written your story, record yourself reading it aloud and upload to Seesaw.  


Spellcheck: Week 25 

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: Singular and Plural 

Watch this video to remind yourself of the rules for singular and plural nouns. 

Write these sentences in plural:  

  1. The boy worked in the city.  
  2. The goose was killed by the fox.  
  3. The hero saved the lady.  
  4. The thief stole the ruby.  
  5. The mouse ate the cheese.  
  6. The army dug a trench.  
  7. The man chased the donkey. 
  8. The wolf devoured the sheep.  
  9. The calf hid behind the bus.  
  10. The tomato in the box is rotten.  


Write these sentences in singular:  

  1. The women picked the tomatoes.  
  2. The flies landed on the bushes.  
  3. The men were afraid of the women.  
  4. The thieves stole the watches.  
  5. The donkeys had sore hooves.  
  6. The elves lived in the valleys.  
  7. The children picked the leaves.  
  8. The dishes were on the shelves.  
  9. The mice lived in the pianos.  
  10. The potatoes were the same size as the oranges.  

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. 

Monday: Niagra Death Plunge p.95 

Tuesday: How to get rid of an Under -the- Bed Monster p.96 

Wednesday: A Lunchtime Chat p.97 

Thursday: Tasty Tagliatelle p.7 

Read each story twice. 

Answer the questions in your copy . 

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

1) You read on p. 95 how some daredevils attempted to go over the Falls. Can you think of another possible way of making it safely over the Falls? 

2) Create your own plan for getting rid of an imaginary under the bed monster that you think might work for a younger brother/sister/cousin/friend. 

3)Read the story on p. 97 again. What would be your pet of choice? What do you think this says about you? You can use your imagination. 

4)Try making the Tasty Tagliatelle on p.7 with the help of an adult. Enjoy.! 


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. 

I’d love to see the great work you’ve done. 

( SNIP Spelling Programme Part 2

Session 4 

( bought, graph, growth, guess, reign, scene, sign, square, sure ) 

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 5 lth 14 &15.  

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)  

Eleathanach  na seachtaine: 



Science/ Geography 

Last week we looked at how we can measure the weather. This allows us to predict and plan our days. Most of the time weather is manageable, however sometimes extreme weather hits. This week we will look at different kinds of extreme weather. Thankfully we don’t get many extreme weather patterns here in Ireland.  


Read about hurricanes: 

Research a recent hurricane and complete this worksheet: 



Primary > 5th class > SESE  > Small WorldSmall World history  > Online Book.  


Small World History: Unit 4 Leonardo da Vinci.  

Read chapter to learn about the great artist and inventor. Complete the activities A, B, C on page 21.  

Art task: Create your own Mona Lisa painting. How would she look in the modern world?    




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


Kindness: I hope you shared kindness last week. Continue to do this! Kindness is not just for homework but it’s for life.  



Arts Ed:   

Music has changed a lot since the beginning of the 20th Century. Read through the attached file to discover how different musical genres developed. 

If it is convenient for them, discuss these genres with your parents. What music did they enjoy as children? Do they have a favourite genre or a favourite artist?  

Choose one musical genre and complete a short booklet project on it.  


History of the musical genre. 

Examples of artists from that genre and the songs they sung.  

Why this genre appeals to you.  

Music samples:  


Big Band: 


Rock ‘n’ Roll : 






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!