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Múinteoir Norah 11.05.20

Hello 4th Class and Parents,

I hope everyone is keeping well and managing to get outside as much as you can for some fresh air and exercise with your family. We have been very fortunate to have such nice weather recently.

Thank you again for uploading pictures of your work to me via Aladdin Connect and remember for those who haven’t access to Aladdin Connect, you can email any work the students are proud of and would like to share to the email admin@naascns.ie.

Look forward to hearing from you all during the week.

Best wishes,

M. Norah

Monday, 11th May 2020


  • Time

How many times do you think you could write your name in a minute? Write down your estimate. Now time yourself and record your answer.

If you do not have a watch or clock at hand you could use the online timer available here: https://www.online-stopwatch.com/countdown-timer/

Can you think of other things that you could try and time yourself doing in 1 minute?

Some suggestions are hopping, skipping rope or jumping jacks. Estimate then time yourself.

Last week you recorded how long you spent doing certain activities in the day, for example, how long do you spend sleeping? I sleep for 9 hours.

Today, I would like you to pick 3 different activities you do during the day and record what time you start the activity, what time you finish the activity, and calculate how long you spent doing the activity.

To calculate the Time Taken you must calculate the difference between the start and finish time.

For example: Activity: reading a chapter of my book

Start Time: 11:10am Finish Time: 11:35am Time Taken: 25 minutes.

Play the Game here to practice reading the time at the link below:


You can also practice reading the clock in one-minute intervals (or change the level to suit) at the link here:



  • Read for 20 minutes from any book or story you have at home.

Make a list of any new words you come across, then look them up in a dictionary and write the meaning(s) beside the word.

Once you have finished reading can you write a brief summary of the story so far or draw a picture showing a scene from the story.

  • Spelling Sheet. Please find this week’s spelling sheet attached.

Words Ending in <-ery>.

Learn spellings 1-6. Look up the meaning if you don’t know the word and put them into a sentence: gallery, pottery, archery, lottery, bravery, slavery


  • An Teilifís – The Television

An maith leat ag féachaint ar an teilifís? Do you like watching the television?

Is maithliom ag féachaint ar an teilifís.

Ní maith liom ag féachaint ar an teilifís.

Can you think of the different types of programmes on television?

Clár spóirt = Sports programme

Sobaldráma = Soap opera

An nuacht = The news

Cartún = A cartoon

Clár grin = A comedy programme

Clár staire = A history programme

Cad atá ar an teilifís? What is on the television?

Complete the PDF Irish Worksheet attached. You can draw the picture in your copy and write the correct sentence underneath (no need to print).

Otherwise draw a picture of a blank television and inside draw a picture showing a football match or some other sport.

Underneath write the sentence:

Tá clár spóirt ar an teilifís. A sports programme is on the television.

Do this for each type of TV programme to help you learn the words.

https://www.focloir.ie/ is an excellent online dictionary if you want to look up any words.


  • Design your own workout. Could you challenge yourself to do it every day this week? You could include some jumping jacks, push ups, sit ups, jogging on the spot, walking on the spot, knee lifts etc.

Tuesday, 12th May 2020


  • Do you know how many minutes are in an hour? Yes, that’s right there are 60 minutes in 1 hour.

Change these hours and minutes to minutes:

  • 1 hour 10 minutes = ____ minutes (I hour = 60 mins, so 60 + 10 = 70 minutes)
  • 1 hour 20 minutes = _____ minutes
  • 1 hour 40 minutes = _____ minutes
  • 1 hour 3 minutes = _____ minutes
  • 1 hour 55 minutes = ______ minutes
  • 2 hours 10 minutes = ______ minutes
  • 2 hours 25 minutes = ______ minutes
  • 2 hours 35 minutes = ______ minutes

Change these minutes to hours and minutes:

  • 61 minutes = ___ hours and ___ minutes
  • 69 minutes = ___ hours and ___ minutes
  • 84 minutes = ___ hours and ___ minutes
  • 90 minutes = ___ hours and ___ minutes
  • 130 minutes = ___ hours and ___ minutes
  • 100 minutes = ___ hours and ___ minutes
  • 112 minutes = ____ hours and ___minutes
  • 118 minutes = ____ hours and ___ minutes

Extension Activity: Solve the following word problems:

  • How long did Maeve spend working at the computer if she spent 1 hour 50 minutes on Friday, 1 hour 45 minutes on Saturday and 1 hour 35 minutes on Sunday?
  • If John spent 9 hours 40 minutes sleeping on Saturday, for how long was he awake?


  • My Read at Home page 93 Jackdaw – Questions 1-5.

Series: My Read at Home

Title: My Read at Home Book 4

Available at: https://www.cjfallon.ie/

  • Spellings. Learn spellings 7-12. Look up the meaning and put them into a sentence: butchery, scenery, bakery, delivery, imagery, discovery.

Complete the sentences on the spelling sheet by choosing the correct word and write an <-ery> word for each of the root words.

  • DEAR Time.


  • An Teilifís

Clár spóirt = Sports programme

Sobaldráma = Soap opera

An nuacht = The news

Cartún = A cartoon

Clár grin = A comedy programme

Clár staire = A history programme

Look back over the words you learnt yesterday and try and answer the following questions:

  1. An maith leat an nuacht? Do you like the news?

                 Is maith liom   /   Ní maith liom an nuacht.

  • An maith leat clár staire?

       An maith leat / Ní maith liom clár staire.

  • An maith leat an cartún?
  • An maith leat sobalclár?
  • An maith leat clár grin?
  • An maith leat clár spóirt?
  • Cén clár is fear leat? What programme do you prefer?

       Is fearr liom ______. I prefer sports programmes.

  • Extension: Cén fath? Why?

Mar shampla: Is fearr liom clár staire mar tá sé an-suimiúil.

Suimiúil = interesting

An-suimiúil = very interesting

Greannmhar = funny


  • Energy

Brainstorm the word energy. What do you know already about sources of energy?

Today we are going to learn the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy and give some examples of sources that give us renewable and non-renewable energy.

You can access your Small World Geography and Science Book here https://www.cjfallon.ie/

Important Notice will tell you to click here on the page offering you free access to the books.

You will then see a table with different columns.

From the left-hand side tick Primary > 4th Class > SESE > Small World > Small World – Fourth Class Geography and Science.

  • Read the chapter from page 93-94 and try and answer some of the questions on page 95 Questions 1-6.
  • If you want, you could try and make your own windmill. Details at the link below


Wednesday, 13th May 2020


  • Time.

Have a look at the Film Guide attached and try to answer the questions below:

  1. What time does Dr Dolittle 2 start at?
  2. What time does Peter Rabbit start at?
  3. What time does the film after Peter Rabbit start at?
  4. What is the total duration of Peter Rabbit?
  • Or if you have a TV Guide at home you can look up the time your favourite TV programme starts at? How long is the programme on for? You can also make up your own questions.


  • Letter Writing. A few weeks ago, I asked you to write a pen pal letter to a friend telling them about what you have been doing during lockdown, about any new hobbies – tried cooking or baking, gardening, and how you are feeling.

Some of you sent pictures of the lovely letters you had written and today I would like you to write another pen pal letter to someone different or write a reply to a letter you received from a friend answering some of the questions they asked you in their letter.

Remember there are some special rules when writing a letter.

  • Write your address on the top right-hand side
    • Write the date (e.g. 13th May 2020)
    • Dear ____ (the person you are sending the letter to)
    • Your message
    • Say Goodbye
  • Spellings. Learn spellings 13-18. Look up the meaning and put them into a sentence: surgery, nursery, treachery, stationary, confectionary, skulduggery.
  • DEAR Time


  • Tarraing pictiúr den chlár teilifís is fearr leat agus scríobh faoi. Draw a picture of your favourite television program.



  • Mindfulness:

Do some mindfulness activities here at GoNoodle Channel Flow suggestions are Rainbow Breath, Let’s Unwind, Bring it Down and Melting.

Thursday, 14th May 2020


  • Time. Practice reading the time in one-minute intervals on the analogue and digital clock.

Try and complete the attached Maths Worksheet.

You can write the number of the question in your copy and write what time the clock is showing in words and in digital format beside it.

For example:

1) Answer = 4:57am or 3 minutes to 5.

2) Answer = 10:28am or 28 minutes past 10.

  • If you need more practice reading the clock you can play the online games (as previously posted):




  • Grammar Work – Questions and Statements

Today we are learning to tell the difference between a statement and a question.

Watch the short video I made here:

Complete the Questions and Statements Worksheet attached.

Extension Activity: Use the words from this week’s spellings sheet to write some questions that begin with either a question word or ‘to be’ as the main verb. Can you then turn your questions into statements?

  • Spellings. Revise all your spellings.
  • DEAR Time


  • Léitheoireacht. Reading

Read Léirmheas ar Scannán page 72 in your book Léigh sa Bhaile and answer the questions 1-5.

  • If you have internet access, I would recommend going onto https://www.cjfallon.ie/  where you can access Léigh sa Bhaile.
  • You will see Important Notice on the homepage offering you free access to the books. You will then see a table with different columns.
  • From the left-hand side tick Primary > 4th Class > Gaeilge > Léigh sa Bhaile > Léigh sa Bhaile Leabhar 4 > and then in the final resource column, if you untick the online book it will bring up the option for audio. You can access the mp3 audio recording of the comprehensions.
  • I would encourage children to listen to the recording a few times whilst following the text, then read along and finally read independently.


  • Energy at Home

Let’s think about the ways we use energy in our homes.

How do we use energy in our homes? Think about each room: The kitchen, the sitting

room, the bathroom and the bedroom. What electrical appliances do we use most often? (e.g. alarm clock, toaster, kettle, TV).

Can you list things you can do at home to save energy? For example, turn off lights when they are not needed.

Friday, 15th May 2020


  • Bus Timetable Attached in Word and PDF
  • Try and make up your own bus timetable or calculate the missing bus times.
  • Time. Have a go at solving the problem here:



  • Giving Directions!

Can you think of words we use when we give directions? For example, left, right, straight, south, north etc. You should be as clear as you can when giving someone directions.

Choose 3 objects in your house or use the examples below.

Explain where they can be found in your house. Write which starting point you will use.

Starting Point:

  • The bath towels
  • The cutlery
  • Your socks

Now test your instructions on someone in your family. Were your instructions accurate enough for him/her to follow correctly?

  • Dear Time.


  • Watch a cartoon or programme in Irish on TG4 or at the link here:


  • Role play interviewing someone or use a puppet asking them Cén clár teilifís is fear leat?

Visual Arts

  • Try some simple origami art at the website below. I tried the origami doll. You will need a piece of paper, scissors, markers or crayons for the doll.


If you like, please send pictures of your origami art and we can add them to our class page on website.

Could you give someone in your family instructions on how to make something?


  • Use your imagination to create a short scene using the origami character you have made together with any other toys you have. Think about the setting of your story (where you are) and introduce a problem. How did you resolve the problem in the scene?

Other ideas for activities (as previously posted):

Creative Writing Games and Story Prompts: Super videos and activities here atBright Sparks Creative Bursts created by Sarah Webb and supported by the Museum of Literature Ireland. Available at: https://moli.ie/learning/bright-sparks-creative-bursts/

Mental Maths Games: You can practice your tables by setting yourself challenges at the following link: https://coolsciencelab.com/math_magician.html 

Another website that you can use to set yourself mental maths challenges is at: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

Irish: Duolingo. Improve your Irish and learn some new words and revise words you already know at: https://www.duolingo.com/course/ga/en/Learn-Irish You can download the App onto a device.

You can watch cartoons and play Irish games on Cúla4 available at: https://www.cula4.com/ga/feach/ and https://www.cula4.com/ga/cula4-na-nog/baile/ There is also an App you can download onto a device.

Mindfulness videos: GoNoodle have some great mindfulness videos on their channel FLOW available at: https://family.gonoodle.com/channels/flow some suggestions are Rainbow Breath, Let’s Unwind, Bring it Down and Melting.

Music: Dabbledoo Music have free online content for parents and students to access at home available at: https://dabbledoomusic.com/p/parents You will need to create a free account to enrol and access the content if you are interested.

Learn how to play chess: Teacher’s Promoting Chess are uploading videos onto their Twitter Page available at: https://twitter.com/Ficheall_ie  You do not need a Twitter account to access.

Handwriting: Practice your handwriting by writing out the lyrics to your favourite song or a poem. Here is the link to your handwriting book where you can check your letter formation https://educateplus.ie/ppresource/just-handwriting-4th-class-cursive

Housework: Why not ask your parents if there are any jobs you can help with around the house. Can you do the dishes? Load the dishwasher? Make the beds? Sweep the floor? Help with some gardening? Set the table?