Suggested Activities 8th-12th June


We are both delighted with the work that has been uploaded over the past few weeks girls! The writing, reading and creativity on show has been terrific and we’re looking forward to seeing more and more wonderful work uploaded this month too! 



Mental Maths: This is a perfect way to start your day as it gets your brain activated and ready for work! 

Tables: Division 4 and 5 

Some important facts to remember about division: 

  • Always start with the bigger number. 
  • Division is multiplication backwards. 
  • Practicing your skip counting will help you with division. 

Game to help with your division: Fizz, Buzz.  

For this game, you begin by counting, starting from 1 and working your way up to a number that you are comfortable with. However, every time you come to a number that you can divide 4 into evenly, you say FIZZ and every time you come to a number that you can divide 5 into evenly, you say BUZZ! 

It should start like this, 1, 2, 3, FIZZ (instead of 4), BUZZ (instead of 5), 6, 7, FIZZ, 9, BUZZ….and so on. When you reach 20, you can say either FIZZ or BUZZ, as 20 can be divided by 4 and 5. Get a family member involved in your game too!! 

What number am I? Read the clues below to figure out the number. 

-I am a two digit number. Both of my numbers are the same. They are both even numbers. If I add my two number together my answer will b4. 

-I am an odd number. If I turn myself upside down I look like another number. I am a one digit number.  

-I am a two digit number. My ‘tens’ digit is 2 more than my ‘units’ digit. My ‘units’ digit is 4. 

-I am a three digit number. All my numbers are the same. My ‘hundreds’ digit is half of 6. 

-If you take 3 away from me you will get the amount of days normally in February.  

-If you multiply me by 6, you will get 30. 


Counting: Do this EVERDAY! Count up to 100 and back to 0. Then count in 2s and 5s up to 100 and back to 0. 

Data: Data is way of showing information that you have gathered. You might have asked your class what their favourite drink is and you want to show it on a graph, a pictogram or a bar chart. In the Busy at Maths book, there are a few activities where you can practice the different ways to show information (data).  

This is available at 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 email address to access the book. Once the cover comes up, enter Page 37/38/39/40 in the top right-hand corner. 

  • Work on these pages before you try the next activity. The pages will help you understand how we show information in different ways.  
  • This website shows you how to show information on a block-graph. Your task is to make a block-graph from the following information: 

20 girls in a class were asked what their favourtie sport was. 4 preferred running, 3 more preferred swimming, 5 preferred gymnastics, 6 preferred camogie and the last 2 preferred football. 

There will be a further activity based on data on Seesaw this week so make sure to check that out! 



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

Reading: Reading is one of the most important things you can every day. It helps with nearly every bit of school work you do, even with Maths. Sometimes we need to read a Maths question in order to know what to do! Reading before bedtime is a super habit to develop. Try to up your total reading time each day to 20 minutes.  

Handwriting Book: Pick one page each day. If you have finished this book, make sure to spend some time practising your wonderful joint handwriting on spare pieces of paper. The more practice you do, the easier it will become!! 

Countdown game: For this game you will need a 1-minute timer. A clock is perfect for this. You have 60 seconds to find as many small words as you can in these bigger words. Best of luck! 

  • Handkerchief 
  • Wonderful 
  • Hippopotamus  
  • Mathematics 
  • Outstanding 
  • Education 
  • Principal 

-Imagine if…..Write 5 sentences on each of these: 

  1. Imagine you are stranded on a desert island. Luckily, you have 5 things with you that will help you to survive (that includes sleeping, eating and getting off the island – no electronics are allowed, sorry!) What are the 5 things and how will they help you? 
  1. Imagine you won the lotto. What will you do with the money? 
  1. Imagine you won a trip to space. What do you see up there? 
  1. Imagine you were teacher for the day. Write about what happens! 

-Interview: For this task, you are the top reporter for a newspaper. Your job for the day is to interview someone of your choice (a politician, a film star, a singer, a sports star or even someone that you know personally) and to write out the conversation you have with them. For example, if you were interviewing a politician, you could start like this: 

Your name: Hello Mr. Harris, how are you today? 

Simon Harris: Hello to you too. I am very well, thank you. 

Your name: Thank you for agreeing to this interview. I would like to ask you some questions, if that is okay? Why did you choose to become a politician? 

Simon Harris: That is a good question. I became a politician because I wanted to make a difference… 

Tips for interview writing: 

-Be polite with your questions. 

-Keep your questions simple and short. A long question might confuse the person being interviewed. 

-Ask questions that you think the readers of the newspaper will be interested in.  

-Always thank them for their time at the end. 

Write 1+ copy pages for this task.  

-Acrostic Poem: You probably remember writing acrostic poems in school before. With an acrostic poem, you pick a topic (SCHOOL, for example) and write the letters vertically down a page (remember vertical lines from our Seesaw activity from 3 weeks ago?). Each letter is the start of a sentence. For a school poem, it might start like this: 

S – Such a fun place to be, 

C – Can you count up to three? 

H – History, Science and more, 

O – Origami is what I adore.  

And so on…. 

With an acrostic poem, it does not need to rhyme. That is up to you. It should flow when you read it however, and each line should have about the same amount of syllables (for example, the first two lines above have 6 syllables each).  

The topic for your acrostic poem is: FRIEND  



Bun go Barr: This work is taken from page 40-41 in your Bun go Barr (the chapter ‘Lá sa Pháirc’ – ‘A Day in the Park’). If you do not have your Bun go Barr, you can access it on the CJ Fallon website, just like the maths above. 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 > Gaeilge > Bun go Barr > Bun go Barr 3 > Online Book and then enter the page number in the top right hand corner.  

Hopefully you’re getting a chance to go to the park and run around in this nice weather. If not, I’m sure you will get a chance soon. Your task this week is to draw and write about the different things we can do in the park. Use the pictures on page 40 and 41 to help you with this. We would like 8 sentences and pictures (mini pictures will be perfect). For example, your sentences could be like this: 

  • Tá mé ag rith sa pháirc (I am running in the park). 
  • Tá mé sa pháirc le mo chlann (I am in the park with my family). 
  • Chuaigh mé go dtí an pháirc (I went to the park – past tense). 
  • Is maith liom bheith ag imirt leadóige le mo dheartháir sa pháirc (I like to be playing tennis with my brother in the park). 
  • Remember to keep your sentences simple and to use the Irish that you know. You are all excellent at it! 

Spellings: Pick two each day to learn. 

Sa pháirc (in the park), ag rith (running), ag súgradh (playing), ag imirt leadóige (playing tennis – we use ‘ag imirt’ when we are playing a sport), duilleoga (leaves), ag rothaíocht (cycling), ag imirt peile (playing football), ag luascadh (swinging), ag scátáil (skating), eitleog (kite) 




Exercise: This workout just takes 10 minutes but you will feel energised afterwards. It is split into 3 sections. You do workout A for 3 minutes and then take a 1 minute break. Next, is workout B for 3 minutes and lastly, workout C for 3 minutes after a 1 minute break. For each workout, if you reach the end of the list of exercises before the 3 minutes is up, you need to restart the list and continue until you have 3 minutes work done! 


Workout A:           Workout B:                Workout C: 

20 high knees        20 jumping jacks       10 seconds sprint 

10 bunny hops       20 seconds plank       20 high knees 

1 push up                                                  20 air punches  

If you do this workout every day, you will be super fit!! 


Healthy Eating: As you all know, eating healthily is very important. It helps us to concentrate, it gives us energy, it keeps us in a good mood and most importantly, it means we will grow up strong and fit! Your task is create a full day of eating for someone your age who does not know how to eat healthily – breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks during the day. Remember, it is good to eat a balanced diet – meaning we should eat a lot of different types of food. Even though apples are healthy, if that was all we ate, it wouldn’t be good! The food pyramid will help with this and can be accessed via this link: . You can draw your food plan or you write it out.  


Baking/Cooking: There will be an activity linked to this on Seesaw this week. This is one that we are sure you will enjoy!! 


Helping at home: Remember it is very important to help out at home. Pick a job each day to make your parents’ lives easier! 

  • Tidy your room 
  • Set the table for dinner 
  • Sweep the kitchen floor 
  • Make someone breakfast 
  • Tidy up your toys 
  • Fill the dishwasher 
  • Clean the dishes 


Our very own Ms. Chiosáin can be seen teaching on RTÉ’s SchoolHub everyday from 11am. Make sure to tune in to see some great lessons! 




Please consider doing some of these activities also: 

  • Go for a walk 
  • Do a job for someone that needs help 
  • Ring a family member   

Ms O’Shaughnessy’s Maths group:  

Hi girls, I hope you had a good week last week and enjoyed the good weather. We are so lucky that the sun has been shining for most of the time! I can’t believe that it is June already and there is only one month left in “School”! Below is some work that you can do if you have time. 

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 

  1. Table Challenges: This week your class are focusing on the
    ÷ 4 and ÷ 5 tables. Remember, one strategy for division is the “Think multiplication strategy”. So, if you know your multiplication tables, you will be able to do your division tables! Complete the following activities:

Monday: Skip counting: 4,8,12 etc. Count forwards and backwards. Play with a partner. Ask them to say a series of numbers but leave one out: Ex: 4, 8,_,16 “Which one did they leave out? Exactly: 12”. Take it in turns to be “on”. 

Tuesday: Repeat above activities, skip counting in 5’s. (Easy peasy!) 

Wednesday: What’s my table? Ask a partner to play with you. He or she chooses a number from the x4 tables. Ex: 44. You must give the multiplication and division table for this number. Ex: 4 x 11=44, 11 x4=44, 44 ÷ 11=4, 44 ÷4=11. 

Thursday: Repeat the above activities for the x5 tables. 

Friday: Write out the multiples for the x4 and x5 tables on pieces/ squares of paper. Place them face down on the table. Turn one over and say the corresponding table for that number: Ex: If you turn over 25, you can say 5 x 5 =25, 25 ÷5=5. You could “race” each other, one of you turning over the multiples of 4 and the other turning over the multiples of 5. Have fun! 

  1. Add on 7:

We’re continuing with our card theme this week! You need: A pack of cards with the Jacks, Queens, Kings and Jokers removed. If you do not have a pack of cards, you could always write out the numbers on squares of paper (you would have 40 numbers, 4 of each, Ace-10, Ace=1). This is a game for 2 players. 

How to play:  

  • The cards are shuffled and placed in a pile face down on a table. Players take turns to pick a card. They add on 7 to the number on the card and the total is recorded on a scorecard. 
  • Ex: If you turn over a 2, you write down 2 +7=9 
  • When all the cards have been turned over the totals are added up. The player with the highest total wins. 
  1. As you are all on Seesaw, I will add the extra problem-solving activity there. Well done to you all for all the hard work you are doing on Seesaw. I’m so impressed!



Ms. Mc Keon’s  English Group 

Hi Girls, I hope you are all well. It’s great to see you doing such fantastic work on Seesaw again. Well done and keep it up! 

 Watch out for more activities on Seesaw this week. 


  •  Keep reading . Read for at least 15 minutes a day 

You can practise reading a page from any book and post it on Seesaw. I’d love to hear you read.  

  • My Read at Home Book 2  

( I will put this on Seesaw also) 


  • The Wettest Place in the World  p.80 
  • Uncle Joe p.81 
  • The Pied Piper p.82 
  • Twin Trouble p.83 
  • Banana Fool p. 84  ( Try making this yourselves if you can ) 

Practise reading a page and when you’re ready record yourself and post on seesaw. You could answer the questions orally and record them also or write the answers and put a photo on Seesaw. 

Looking forward to hearing you reading. 


Ms. Tiernan’s Group:

Hi girls,

I hope you are all well. I am so happy to see all the fantastic work you are doing on Seesaw. Well done and keep it up!

Look out for another activity this week.

Ms. Tiernan