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Fifth Class - Ms. Horan


Work to be Completed During the School Closure

30th March-3rd April

*Update 1st April* (No, it's not an April Fool's joke!)

Calling all Dav Pilkey fans!

I know quite a few of you are fans of Captain Underpants and Dog Man. You may be interested to know that Dav Pilkey will release new videos on Fridays with drawing demonstrations, readings and other fun activities. Some material will be released on The Library of Congress website starting from today. 

Check out the news article here.

Also check out Dav Pilkey's own website for more drawing tutorials.


Hi Fifth Class!

Please find below the updates for the coming week. Remember, this is only a guide. If you need extra activities to keep you busy, I'll post some suggestions below. You can also check out the Activities to do During School Closures page. 

  • Spellbound: Week 27. Look up the words using your dictionary and continue with spellings + activities.

  • Fuaimeanna + Focail: Week 26- Look up the words using your dictionary and continue with spellings + activities.

  • Mental Maths: Continue with the next week  - Do problem solving and Friday review

  • Brainteasers: Attempt p. 18. Remeber RUCSAC (Read, Understand, Choose, Solve, Answer, Check). Visualise what's going on and draw a picture of the problem if you can. Write out what you know and what you need to find out. Write out how you work out your answers.

  • Leigh sa Bhaile: (p99-103) Complete questions and answers in copy. 

  • Read at Home: (p95-99) Complete questions and answers in copy.

  • Project: Finish off your project if it's not already done. Prepare a presentation of your project. You should be able to discuss what you learned about your country and one or two interesting facts. I'm looking forward to seeing them when we get back to school!

  • Novel Work:  Wildflower Girl:

  • Read chapters 9-12

  • Based on Chapters 6-8, imagine you are a news reporter in New York. You are reporting on the arrival of more immigrants from Ireland. Write your news report. You can include some quotes from people who have travelled on The Fortuna

  • Optional extras: write summaries of the new chapters you have read.

  • Write Peggy's diary entry detailing her arrival in New York. How does she feel? What does she think of her new job? What would she tell her family about it?


Optional extra suggestions:

  • Check out Joe Wicks' workouts on YouTube

  • Check out –RTE’s ‘Home School Hub’ from 11am –12 noon

  • Check out the activities to do during school closure page for further links- Activities 

  • Practice your tables on https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

  • Choose a recipe and do some baking!

  • Easter art: Make a card and send it to a relative or elderly neighbour with a nice message. Check out RedTedArt for ideas.


Looking forward to seeing all your work when we are back in school.

Stay safe and try to enjoy yourself during the Easter holidays.


Wishing you all well,

Ms. Horan

​Useful Information

  • P.E. days are on Tuesdays. The children should wear their tracksuits on this day. 

  • Irish dancing takes place every Thursday. The children should leave their dancing shoes (plimsolls) in school if possible, to ensure they are not forgotten. Please label shoes clearly.

  • Recorder takes place every Wednesday. The children should ensure they have their recorders and books packed every day as they will need to practise with their class teacher also.