Suggested Activities 11th-15th May



  • Tables – continue revising.
  • Maths Matters: Addition of hours and minutes p121- 124
    • Remember there are 60 minutes in one hour.
    • See SEE-SAW for extra tips.
  • Ms Shine’s class – Mental Maths – next unit.
  • See school website for “problem of the week”.



  • Spellcheck: unit 31
  • School website – click extra challenges – try Ms McGeough’s: “What is it?”

Reading/ Writing:

  • Reading Zone: Unit 27 – Read the chapter and answer the questions in this unit.
  • The Sound Collector by Roger McGough – Read this poem on See-Saw or Google. What are the sounds you miss at school?
  • List the sounds you can hear in your home. Write your own Sound Collector poem.



  • Postcards – You have been sent a postcard ‘as Gaeilge’ from your teacher you should receive it this week. Write a reply in Irish to your teacher on See-Saw.



  • History: Great Musical Maestros: Chapter 15 – Choose a composer and write a biography for this composer. Decide will you make a poster/ a booklet? etc. Include drawings. Listen to a selection of these composers pieces on Youtube.



  • See-Saw: complete worksheet on the Orchestra.
  • Name the 4 instrument families in the orchestra. Pick one instrument family and write 8 facts about this family.
  • Listen to “Carnival of the Animals” and complete worksheet on See-Saw.



  • Using recyclable materials from your home (ie cardboard boxes, empty milk cartons, etc.) use your imagination and make a junk art creation.



*Please only complete these activities if you get a chance to do so *


If you go to Ms. Kelly:  

Hi girls. Hope you are all keeping well. Well done with all of the hard work so far! Keep it going.

People and Places in other Areas:

I have seen some of the fantastic project work on Japan. Well done!

  • Please read page 53 from My Read at Home 4 and answer the questions. It is a text about traditional costumes from around the world including Japan.
  • Is there a traditional costume from your country? Draw a picture of the traditional costume. Maybe write a description under the picture just like in the text you have just read. Can you write this description in your home language?
  • You can send pictures of your work to Please include your name, teacher’s name and whether you’re happy for us to share the picture on our website.
  • Can you think of any differences between Ireland and the country where your family are from? Maybe make a list! You could mention food, clothes or the climate!


Mrs O’Connell’s Fourth Class: Ms O’Shaughnessy’s Group. 

Hi girls, I hope you’re all well and not missing school too much. Here are some activities for you to do if you want to but there is no pressure. If you would like to upload any of the work you are doing for me onto Seesaw, I would love to see it and am happy to answer any questions you might have about it!


Tables-Revision and Games: Revise the following Tables:

Monday: x 4

Tuesday: x 6

Wednesday: x 9

Thursday: x 10

Friday: x 11.

For each of the Tables, complete the following activities (For Fun, no stress! These activities stay the same, you just change the Table that you are working on, and the aim is to increase the speed in which you answer each week / day):

  1. Table Challenge each day: How quickly can you say the list of multiples for each Table? Ex. 4, 8, 12, 16 etc. Time yourself! Can you improve on your time?
  2. Can you say the multiples backwards, starting with the highest? Ex. 120, 110,100 etc.
  3. Write out the multiples for your daily table. What is the biggest 4 -digit number you can make? What is the smallest 4- digit number you can make?


This week we are continuing our work on time. This can be a tricky topic. If you need help, try visiting and typing Teaching Clock into the search bar. Alternatively, you could make a clock if you have a paper plate, drawing pin or blue tack and paper or card to make the 2 hands.


Answer the following questions:

  1. Can you name the 12 months of the year in order?
  2. Can you say them backwards?!!!
  3. How many seasons in the year and how many months in each season? Can you name them?
  4. How many months have 30 days?
  5. How many months have 31 days?
  6. What is unusual about February?
  7. How many days are in a year?
  8. Every 4 years, there is one day more in a year? Can you say why?

Hours and minutes: Remember, 1 hour=60 minutes. Change these times to minutes.

Ex: 1 hr 30 mins. = 90 mins. (60+30)

  1. 1 hr. 15 mins. =
  2. 1 hr. 50 mins. =
  3. 1 hr. 40 mins. =
  4. 2 hrs. 20 mins. =
  5. 2 hrs. 45 mins. =

Digital time. Can you say these times out loud? You might be able to say them in two different ways. You might like to record yourself and upload it to Seesaw.

Ex: 10:15= Ten-fifteen or a quarter past ten.

  1. 12:09:
  2. 07:15:
  3. 03:25:
  4. 11:30:
  5. 10.45:


 Extra work- complete only if you have time to do so

Problem-Solving/ Practice:

Monday: What numbers come next in this sequence: 311, 312, _____, 314, _____, 316, 317, 318, ____, _______.

Tuesday: What is 1/5 (one fifth) of 100?

Wednesday: 1 hour 40 mins. = how many minutes?

Thursday: There are 5 groups in a class and there are 7 girls in each group. How many girls are in the class altogether? The teacher re-arranges the class so that they are now sitting in groups of 5. How many people in each group now? (You may like to draw tables or groups to help you with this one)

Friday: Which number is the odd one out and why? 15, 50, 35, 28, 10, 40.



Look out for the optional activity that I posted on Seesaw last week!

Read the following texts from My Read At Home Book 4 and answer the questions orally. If there are any words that you don’t know, look them up. If you don’t have the book at home with you, you can find it at: (Bk 4).

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: If you are using your Seesaw App, why not record yourself reading one of the stories from the My Read At Home book and upload it so I can listen to your reading!


Have some feelings! Describing and explaining how you feel can be a very important part of creative writing (and very important for life in general!). Write down how you might feel in the following situations:

How do you feel when?

  1. You don’t understand something in class:
  2. Your friend invites you to stay for the weekend:
  3. You have to eat something you really don’t like:
  4. You have to stand up in class and give a talk:
  5. Someone breaks something precious of yours: