Suggested Activities 15th-19th June

Hi girls! We are nearing the end of Third Class and we hope that you have been enjoying learning from home. Keep up all the great work you are doing! Don’t forget to post any work you would like us to see onto Seesaw for the rest of June. We absolutely love getting pictures and videos of all the amazing things you are doing at home!


This week’s activities for Home Learning:




  • Mental Maths: Continue working through Mental Maths each day. (Monday- Friday, Problem Solving and Friday Review). Get someone at home to help you to correct it.


  • Tables: Division! Have a look at ÷6, ÷7

Click on the following link and select ‘Division Facts’ for some fun practice!

All instructions can be found under the ‘Multi-activity pack’ tab. If you do not have a printer at home- don’t worry you can just draw any templates or shapes onto a piece of paper.

Try the following activities throughout the entire week:

– ‘Digging Deep’

– ‘How many?’

– ‘Place Value Battle’

– ‘Shapes’

– ‘Vitruvian Man’

– ‘What’s the question?’


  • Multiplying big numbers: (How to do a multiplication sum such as 25 x 4). This looks tricky but don’t worry, once you follow the steps it’s easy!

1.Write the sum vertically. Put the bigger number on top.

2.Begin from the bottom and multiply the bottom number by the unit first.

3.Continue and multiply the bottom number by the ten.


5) Seesaw: See the Seesaw activity where multiplying big numbers will be explained further.

  • Busy At Maths: You can complete some Multiplication of big numbers pages in your Busy at Maths pages 135 and 136.

Have a look at the 3rd class online Busy at Maths Book on 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 address to access the book. Once the cover comes up, enter Page 135/136 in the top right-hand corner.





  1. Spellcheck: If you are not finished your Spellcheck book yet, complete the next week of activities. Many of you will have finished your whole book. Well done! Now choose one week of words which you liked the most. Write a story or poem using as many of the words as possible. Remember: Your poem doesn’t have to rhyme.


  1. Reading: Amazon have given free access to books and audio stories for children of all ages whilst the schools are closed. You can stream an incredible collection of stories that will help you continue reading. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link:


  1. Time words: Time words are used to describe when something happens in a story. It is important that you put the time words in the correct order!

Examples of time words for the:

-Beginning: First, in the beginning, initially…

-Middle: Next, after a while, later on…

-End: Finally, in the end…

-Make a list of all the activities you do in one day. Rewrite this list in a small paragraph using your time words;

For example: First, I wake up and brush my teeth. After a while, I have some cereal for my breakfast. Next, I help my mum clean the kitchen. Later on, I play football with my little brother. Finally, I put on my pyjamas and go to bed.

*Note: Notice how a comma will follow all the time words at the beginning of the sentence.

  1. Rhyming words:

A rhyming word are when words sounds the same. The words ‘cat’ and ‘hat’ have the same letters at the end of the word, therefore they rhyme. Sometimes, the letters can be different and the words still rhymes. For example: ‘socks’ and ‘fox’. Below is an extract from the rhyming book ‘The Highway Rat’. Rewrite the following piece into your copies. Using a colour of your choice, circle all the rhyming words.


The Highway Rat was a baddie.

The Highway Rat was a beast.

He took what he wanted and ate what he took.

His life was one long feast.

His teeth were sharp and yellow,

His manners were rough and rude,

And the Highway Rat went riding –

Riding – riding –

Riding along the highway and stealing the traveller’ food.

-What do you notice about where the rhyming words are?

-Re-write the rhyming words beside each other.

– Are all the letters the same?

-Pick out four words to describe the rat. Now think of another way to say that word.  (You are listing as many synonyms as you can- words that have the same meaning.) ‘Kids Thesaurus’ will help you find lots of synonyms. Simply type the word into the search bar.

For example: Synonyms of greedy: eager, gluttonous, hungry, selfish.

  1. Seesaw: Speech bubbles activity.
  2. Handwriting Book: You should be coming to the end of this book now. If it is not yet completed, keep working away so you get to practice every letter before the end of the school year.




  1. Bun go Barr: page 118 ‘Ag Súgradh sa Pháirc’. (Playing in the park)

Scríobh an scéal agus léigh and scéal. (Write the story, then read) Make sure you write into a copy and not the book.

You can make up your own story or use the sentences on page 119 to put the story in the correct order.

Page 123: Na Míonna agus na Séasúir: Draw this chart into your copy with the months and the seasons. It is an excellent way to learn these. Write the list underneath also.

If you don’t have your book, you can access it on the cjfallon website, just like the maths book 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. You may be asked to put in your name and address to access the book. Once the cover comes up, enter Page 118 or 123 in the top right-hand corner.


  1. Spellings: Pick 2 each day to work on and then you can test yourself on all 10 of them on Friday.

ospidéal (hospital), otharcharr (ambulance), banaltra (nurse), bindealán (bandage), briste (broken), thit sí (she fell), chuir sí (she put), shuigh sé (he sat), chuaigh sé (he went), sa bhaile (at home)

  1. Cuardach Focal (Word Search)

Using the spelling words from this week create your own word search. Start by drawing the large box and split it into small squares. Write the spellings into the word search going in different directions. Fill in the blank squares with random letters. Don’t forget to write a list of the words you have included in your word search, so you know what to look for!

-OR: You can create your own word search online using:

Please note: The online word search maker will not recognise fadas (á, é, í, ó, ú)


  1. Ceol as Gaeilge: Some songs I think you will recognise, but with an Irish twist! Have a listen!

-Cúla4 ar Scoil on TG4 @10am every morning, or even watch a cartoon as Gaeilge.

– Cúla4 app- You can download it for games on the different themes. 




  1. S.P.H.E: ‘I am an amazing person’ worksheet. >>

No need to print this- just redraw a picture like this one in your copy. Write in your own labels.

  1. Science: Check out some simple Science experiments by ‘Marvin and Milo’ on the Institute of Physics website. Choose one experiment and try it at home. They are very simple and you don’t need too much equipment. The Straw Water Gun experiment looks very fun!
  2. E.S.E: Wonderopolis

Wonderopolis is an educational website that answers lots of interesting questions children may have about the world. Every day a new ‘Wonder of the Day’ answer is posted, including answers such as: Why are flamingos pink, what would you pack for a trip to outer space and why are rainforests important?

There is also an array of subjects and areas of interest to browse through to stimulate conversation and interest in different subject areas, e.g. maths. Why not find out who invented numbers?

  1. GoNoodle: Fun videos you can follow along with at home:



Free Apps:

Ag Múineadh: Watch our very own Ms Ní Chíosain on Home School Hub on RTE 2 every day from 11a.m to 12p.m.

Section B


Give some of these a try if you like:


  • Jump rope or use an imaginary rope.
  • Listen to music.
  • Call a friend/ member of your family.
  • Make your own crossword
  • Learn a card trick
  • Write a letter



Ms. Mc Keon’s  English Group 

It’s great to see you doing such fantastic work on Seesaw again, girls . Well done and keep it up! 

 Watch out for more activities  this week on Seesaw. 


  •  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) 


  • Stay Safe this Summer p.111 
  • The Holidays are Nearly Here p.112 
  • Mixed Fruit p. 113 
  • The Boy who cried Wolf p.114 

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 post on Seesaw. 

Looking forward to hearing you reading. 


Ms O’Shaughnessy’s Maths group:  

Hi girls, I hope you’re all well. I can’t believe that it is almost the end of the school year. Well done for working so hard at home for the past 3 months. Below is some extra work you can do if you like! 

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 you are focusing on the
    ÷ 6 and ÷ 7 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: 6, 12, 18 etc. Count forwards and backwards. Play with a partner. Ask them to say a series of numbers but leave one out: Ex: 6, 12, _, 24 “Which one did they leave out? Exactly: 18”. Take it in turns to be “on”. 

Tuesday: Repeat above activities, skip counting in 7’s.  

Wednesday: What’s my table? Ask a partner to play with you. He or she chooses a number from the x6 tables. Ex: 44. You must give the multiplication and division table for this number. Ex: 6 x 4=24, 4 x6=24, 24 ÷ 6=4, 24 ÷4=6. 

Thursday: Repeat the above activities for the x7 tables. 

Friday: Write out the multiples for the x6 and x7 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 49, you can say 7 x 7=49, 49 ÷7=7 You could “race” each other, one of you turning over the multiples of 6 and the other turning over the multiples of 7. Have fun! 


More fun with cards: Highest Wins!

 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:  

  1. You can play this game with 2, 3 or 4 cards being dealt out each time, depending on the experience of the players. For players with little experience, two cards would be dealt to each player. 
  2. Players are dealt 2/3 or 4 cards. They then arrange their cards to make the highest number they can. Ex: If dealt a 5 and a 2, you would make 52. If dealt a 2, 7, 9, you would make 972. 
  3. The number is recorded and the cards returned to the pack. The same number of cards is dealt again and another largest number is made and added to the first number.  
  4. The winner is the player who reaches 100, 1,000 etc. first (you decide). 

The game can also be played in reverse by subtracting scores from a starter number (Ex: Start with 100), the winner being the first person to reach zero. 


 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. Tiernan’s group:

Well done for all your hard work on Seesaw. I will post more activities this week!