Class Work Wednesday 18th March – Friday 27th March


Dear parents,

As previously indicated the work outlined below is for children to undertake on school days March 18th to 27th.

We appreciate that circumstances are different for all of us – work commitments, access to wifi, number of siblings trying to access online material etc and we do not want to add any further pressure. However, we are also aware that some further structure may be useful. Therefore please find below a suggested timeframe that could be followed each day at a time that is suitable for you and your child.

Below I will give some rough guidelines on what amount of time I would see appropriate for learning at this time which will differ slightly from the curriculum guidelines for obvious reasons. Again it is totally at your discretion, you may want to increase/decrease the amount of time and that is absolutely fine.

Maths – 35/40 mins per day

English – 35 mins per day

Gaeilge – 20/25 mins per day

SESE/Project Work  – 30 mins per day

ICT Acitivities/Online Games/Research activities – 25 mins

Active Work – See below

To all the kids, I hope you are having an enjoyable time at home and want you to know that I miss teaching all of you immensely. Now that you’re not in school and you have less structure to your day, its time to explore your creative side more. Maybe do a really fun art project, learn a new song on your musical instrument, practise your sporting skills everyday, write a book, research your family tree, the list is endless. Try not to be spending too much time on ipads or other screens as its really important that we keep fit and stay active. Everyone feels much happier after exercise 🙂 🙂 🙂 I will keep uploading new activities each week. See todays activity from Dublin footballer Ciarán Kilkenny below.

Looking forward to seeing all of you again very soon.

Take Care,

Mr. Roughan


Dear parents,

Please find below some written and online work that the children may complete between Wednesday the 18th of March and Friday the 27th of March.


Kind Regards,

Mr. Roughan

Maths Sheet answers + Brainteasers




  • are offering a free subscription to parents for a month and I would encourage all parents to avail as there are brilliant resources on the website for all subject areas.
  • Sporcle quizzes – SESE
  • Hit the button – Topmarks website
  • IXL maths/english – Free trial for 30 days
  • Maths Playground
  • Ireland101 – counties of Ireland
  • Khan Academy–Username: Password: ardclough11

Class Work Wednesday 18th-20th  


  • Reading Zone Unit 29 – Read unit and complete activities A-F.
  • Continue reading novel ‘The Guns of Easter’ – read to Pgs.7-48


1. NEWSPAPER REPORT: Read pp.8–10, then produce a short article on living conditions in Dublin at the time. They should add a suitable headline. Decide which paper they are writing for etc. – (explore notions of bias and propaganda in reporting with your child)

    The purpose of the letter is to keep James Conway who is away fighting in the British Army up to date on family news. Describe how things are in Dublin City. Children may choose to comment positively or negatively to their dad on his ‘career move’ to the British Army. See layout of letter below
    Take a separate page for each of these four characters: Lily, Jimmy, Mick and Ella. Write their name and draw their picture in the centre of the page. Draw an artistic frame around each picture. Brainstorm appropriate adjectives, with evidence from the text, to describe each character. Write in the adjectives around each frame.
  3. QUIZ Pp.7-41:
    This is a quiz you can do with your child to assess comprehension. Pupils identify the speaker in each of the following 20 quotations and if possible explain in what context each were said. 5 or 6 quotes per day would suffice. Well? Do you want to go or not? [MICK] You never mind that sulky young fellow. [LILY/MA] Is that what Da is doing? Is he going out there expecting to die too? [JIMMY] I don’t know any more what’s wrong or right, Jimmy. [MICK] Paddy Doyle is after joining up. [MICK] What’s he staring like that for? Is he sick? [ELLA] Excuse me, my Jimmy didn’t follow anyone. [LILY/MA] I never liked that name. Some of them poor old men saw a lot of hardship. [LILY/MA] I’m a marked man since the strike. [JAMES/DA] What’ll I do, Lily? He has no right … [ELLA] Was that our dear sister I saw going down the steps? [MICK] I have learned only one great lesson in my life: people are crazy. [MR MEYER] Janey Mack! Is that the time? I’m late! [JAMES/DA] If you think you’ll be up to the journey, we’ll be leaving on Saturday evening and we won’t be back maybe till Tuesday. [MICK] Howya, Lil? And how are my dear nieces? [MICK] Are there any good causes? Ones worth dying for? [JIMMY] I lost my temper earlier on. Your Ma does that to me sometimes. [MICK] I have lived now for sixty-five years. I have lived in six countries. [MR MEYER] I suppose it’s yours by law. I should have sold it to you when I had the chance. [LILY/MA] Let me think. It’s a pity more men wouldn’t try it now and then. [LILY/MA] God bless that child. God bless that child and the parents that raised him. [MRS DOYLE]


Maths Revision Sheets – In school bag – Complete one per day. Answer sheet will be available online for each day. It is important that your child can identify and self-correct their mistakes.

Khan Academy – Children log into their account with their username and password. There will be tasks assigned weekly for them to complete and earn points. I would encourage children to watch the tutorial videos before starting the activities as this will help them gain a better understanding of their relevant activities.

Brainteasers x 2 tests per day


Revise x 24 briathra rialta- Translate both ways

Complete the following sentences in their copy

Revise Cómhrá Sheet for An Teilifís – 15 questions


  • Revise Lakes & Rivers of Ireland
  • Revise Counties of Ireland
    (if children dont have access to their lakes/rivers/counties sheets, templates can be found on and printed off)

History Project:

Complete a project on the 1916 rising in Dublin. Some areas that the children could make specific reference to:

  • Preparation for the rising and why it took place?
  • The seven men who signed the proclamation and their roles in the rising. (Children can focus on one in particular if they want)
  • Where the fighting took place
  • The success/failure of the rising
  • The impact it had on Ireland/Great Britain/The World
  • Casualties/Prisoners

Websites for research:
World book online – kids section
Brittanica for Kids

Active Homework:

Its really important that we all keep active during our time out from school. I would recommend engaging in physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day. In your homework journal their is a bank of active work activities that we have been doing since September. You may pick different activities to do each day.

On top of that there are some excellent resources online:
Go Noodle – register free account to access all resources
Cosmic Kids Yoga –
Joe Wicks – Body coach childrens lesson
GAA games and drills than can be done both on our own and with others at home –
Hurling 365 challenge – Wexford GAA –


Answers for Maths look back 1,2,3,4:

Look Back 2:

Look Back 3

Look Back 4


Class work 23rd – 27th:

English: – 30/35 mins per day (reading + acitivty)

  • Reading Zone Unit 30 – Read unit and complete activities A-F.
  • Read piece of text on the Easter Rising to refresh memory on what happened and to help with your project work. See below.
  • Continue reading novel ‘The Guns of Easter’ – read to Pgs.49-66

Novel Activities:
1. FAMILY TREE: Draft and complete a family tree which shows the relationships between: Lily Healy, Jimmy Conway, Mick Healy, Ella Healy, James Conway, Sarah Conway, Charlie Fox, Josie Conway.

2.CHARACTER SKETCH: Continue to add adjectives around the four frames, making sure there is evidence from the text.

3. EYEWITNESS RECORD: Pupils read pp.53–61, and write an eyewitness account of the scene from what they have read. They might also illustrate using the medium of their choice, under the title Easter Monday, Dublin, 1916 for the newspaper Irish Independent.

Easter Rising

Maths: (Maths book + Khan academy)

Mathemagic – Directed Numbers

This week we are moving on to directed numbers. This chapter is all about positive and negative numbers. It is important that children understand any number greater than 0 is a positive number and is written with a plus sign +6, and any number less than 0 is a negative number and is written with a minus sign -6.
*Note: If a number doesn’t have a + or sign in front of it, we take it that it is a Positive number.

Prior activities (to be done throughout the week)

  • Have a discussion with your parents where we see positive (+) and negative (-) numbers in real life scenarios; think temperature, sports scoreboards, money in your bank account etc.
  • What unit of measurement do we use in Ireland for temperature? Can you draw the symbol?
  • Explore what temperatures we see in summer versus winter.
  • Explore the difference between +25 and -25, +100 and -100, +1,000,000 and -1,000,000
  • Draw a spider’s web with all mathematical language you will use in this chapter. Eg. Minus/plus/negative/above/coldest/profit/ etc.
  • Count backwards from 20 to -20
  • Draw a number line to represent -10 to +10
  • Find the answer to these q’s

At what temperature does the following happen?

  1. Water boils
  2. Water Freezes
  3. Our bodies temperature

Book Work:

Pg.127 Q.2,
Pg.128 All activities
Pg.129 All activities
Pg.130 All activities


Khan Academy

Well done to everyone working on Khan academy, I can see how hard your trying and all of the points you are earning. Remember sometimes questions may be challenging so it’s important that you do your best and see if you can figure it out.  Well Done again.

**Maths Revision Sheets only to be attempted if you have spare time left over. – one per day. See answer sheets below.

Brainteasers x 2 tests per day (again if time allows)


Léigh an scéal ar lth. 100 – Complete activity A – lth. 101

Léigh an cómhrá at Lth. 102 – Answer activity E in your book. Remember to use or your irish dictionary to look up words you don’t know.

Revise Briathra san Aimsir Chaite – Back of copy


  1. Add a séimhiú to verbs that start with a consonant*(exceptions):
    e.g Críochnaigh mé – Chríochnaigh mé
  2. Add a D’ + séimhiú to verbs that start with an ‘f’:
    e.g Féach sé – D’fhéach sé
  3. Add a D’ to verbs that start with a vowel:
    e.g Ól sí – D’ól sí

***Special endings for (sinn) part of verb.

e.g Féach (sinn) – D’fhéachamar


Leathan Verbs (aou) Caol Verbs
An Chéad Réimniú
(1 syllable)
An Dara Réimniú
(2 syllables)

Cuirígí na briathra seo san an aimsir chaite – Put the following verbs in the past tense:


Dún mé  Dhún mé
Cuir sé Chuir sé
Caill sibh Chaill sibh
Cuir sinn Chuireamar 
Fan siad  Dfhan siad
Bailigh mé Bhailigh mé
Caith sí Chaith sí
Fostaigh tú Dfhostaigh tú
Ceannaigh sinn Cheannaíomar 
Ól sinn D’ólamar


Ith siad D’ith siad
Ar ith sinn Ar itheamar 
Níor caill mé Níor chaill mé
Ar glan sinn Ar ghlanamar
Cuidigh tú  Chuidigh tú
Dúirt sé  Dúirt sé
Fill sinn Dfhilleamar 
Tosaigh mé Thosaigh mé
Ar ceannaigh sinn Ar cheannaíomar 
Féach sinn  D’fhéachamar 


History + Geogrpahy Quest – Book can be accessed through CJ online website for free.

  • Read Pages 109-117 – History of Medicine
    Complete Activities A,B,C
  • Geography Quest – Chapter 5 – Homes
    Read the chapter and complete Activities A,B,C

Continue with History Project:

Complete a project on the 1916 rising in Dublin. Some areas that the children could make specific reference to:

  • Preparation for the rising and why it took place?
  • The seven men who signed the proclamation and their roles in the rising. (Children can focus on one in particular if they want)
  • Where the fighting took place
  • The success/failure of the rising
  • The impact it had on Ireland/World
  • Casualties/Prisoners

Websites for research:
World book online – kids section
Brittanica for Kids

Mathemagic Answers P


Message from SEN team:

For children receiving extra support from Ms Dalton, Mrs Kelly, Mrs O’Connor and Ms Malone, you may find the following information useful.



Read any book/comic/magazine/internet article etc. that is of interest to your child, with your support if necessary, and then do the following;

  1. The child retells the story in their own words.
  2. You ask who/what/where/when/why/what if questions in relation to what was read.
  3. The child writes a short paragraph about what they have read.
  4. For the junior classes-continuous practice of sight words is important.



  1. It is important to keep up with the *SOS (Say the word, Say the letters as you write them, Say the word again) and Look Say Cover Write Check approaches in relation to class spellings work i.e.


Keep a diary of daily events, you can illustrate this if you wish.


Useful sites:



  1. Continuous practice of sums using pencil and paper as appropriate for your child’s class level i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (please include subtraction and addition with renaming, long multiplication and long division as appropriate.)
  2. Tables Practice: Oral drills on all tables covered to date, the Hit The Button game accessed on is extremely helpful.

Maths practice as above must be practiced daily so that progress made to date will be maintained.