5th Class Plan of work

5th Class Plan of work
Ms Tobin, Mr Barry & Mr Kelly

5th May – 15th May

This 2 week plan applies to all boys in Ms Tobin, Mr Barry and Mr Kelly’s 5th Class from Tuesday 5th May – 15th May.

Ms Tobin can be contacted during school hours by emailing rtobin@scoillorcain.com

Mr Barry can be contacted during school hours by emailing dbarry@scoillorcain.com

Mr Kelly can be contacted during school hours by emailing dkelly@scoillorcain.com

2 Week Plan 5th May to  15th May

Hello everyone,  I hope this fortnights plan finds you all well and safe.  It is tricky to keep up with all this work but it involves practical tasks and activities that the boys can complete.  Even just an hour or two a day will keep them in touch with the curriculum and engage them J

Oral Language :

• Oral Language Research:  Ted Talks- for Senior Classes. (Can be found by typing the heading of the talk into Youtube.) Pick as many talks as you feel necessary.


Ask the children to watch the Ted Talk and ask the following questions on the talk: 

1) What did you think of the video?

2) What did you enjoy?

3) What do you think motivated this speaker to speak on this topic?

 4) What did you learn?

5) What do you think you’ll do differently as a result of watching this?


1. A Life Lesson From A Volunteer Firefighter (4:01)

2. What Adults Can Learn From Kids (8:06)

3. Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection (8:50)

4. 10 Ways To Have a Better Conversation (11:30)

5. A Promising Test for Pancreatic Cancer… From A Teenager (10:46)

6. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (6:09)

7. Dare To Dream Big (8:49)

8. Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor (3:26)

9. Underwater Astonishments (5:18)

12. Weird, or Just Different? (2:35)

14. 8 Secrets of Success (3:26)



Week  1 -English:

1.     Debate

 Now that you have had a chance to give up school for Lent J I would like you to write a debate based on the advantages (good things) and disadvantages (bad things) of having no school.

Your title task below:

Write 5 advantages and 5 disadvantages on having no school.


2.      Movie Review:

Choose your favourite movie or your most recently watched movie and write a movie review on it. Answer the following questions to help you structure and organise your review.


During the movie:

1.       Who are the 5 most important characters in the film? Also list the names of the actors playing these characters?

2.       What is the story about? Be detailed!

3.       What age group of people would like this movie?



After the movie:

1.       Did you like this movie? Why or why not?

2.       What rating would you give this movie?  *****

3.       What spoilers might ruin the movie for viewers if you told them about it?

4.       All movies teach a lesson. What did you learn from this one?


Week 2:

Procedural Writing

Watch the clips below to remind what procedural writing is and how to layout and prepare for writing your instructions.



https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/procedural-writing-week-one-homework-activity-sheet-roi-eng-46 Writing template at the link will help you to set up your page.

You will need a: Title, Materials/Ingredients and the steps involved in making or completing the task.  Start your sentence with a verb/action word e.g  Take out 2 slices of bread. Butter both slices of bread on one side. Place a slice of….

Remember it has a sequence and the steps must be in the correct order. Carry out the task to check your own instructions and edit where needed.  Show us your sandwich and instructions in picture on the pupils section of the school website by emailing your class teacher the photo. No names required just a pictureJ



This is a very useful math website


Simply register click free sign up at the top

Next family sign up:       Giving a name, email address and a password.

You can then add your son to the programme in the My Children tab at the top of the page

Next click add child on the right of the screen: Choose an appropriate grade level 4/5 should match up but any grade really as they are all revision. For boys that would like to challenge themselves they could move up in the grade options.

Please click the grade level at the top left of screen 1/2/3/4/5 and this will bring you to the activities.

Now choose an appropriate task by clicking on the tick at the side. This will save the task for your son to complete. You have added your son by now so go to the top right hand corner and click change user to your son and they will then able to complete the task assigned. The boys will be able to navigate this themselves eventually.


Weight Measurement –  1000g = 1KG 730g = ¾ KG  500g = ½ KG 250G = ¼ KG

Converting grams to kilograms https://www.rapidtables.com/convert/weight/gram-to-kg.html

Convert these gram values to KG use the site above to check your answer













Convert from KG to G https://www.asknumbers.com/grams-to-kg.aspx

Enter the number in the KG box to convert to G








.8 KG



Scroll down to worksheets: Reading metric units on a number line and drawing lines using a ruler https://www.math-aids.com/Measurement/

Variety of online games based on weight grams and kilograms https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?q=weight


Below are pages from the Busy at Maths Book complete these weight conversions and sums to revise the rules of addition, subtraction, multiplication and decimals.  Use a copy or pen/pencil and paper to complete them

Remember the number of decimals in the question hints at the number of decimals needed for your answer.

Revision of division of decimals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvzmTot_Q


Revision of Division:

Division – https://www.math-aids.com/Division/Long_Division.html You can also create your long division problems.


More long division – https://www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/long_division.php#two_digit_divisor Choose the sheet that challenges you, but one that you are able to solve.


Worded Problems – Division and Multiplication problems are also set on Studyladder. Pg 20 of this booklet has good division worded problems – https://www.hamsey.surrey.sch.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=185&type=pdf

Tables Multiplication Games


Division Games


Play the game “Stop the Clock”


Play the game “Fraction Matchers




SESE Week 1

Investigating Places> My Local Area

This week we are going to look at the local area around us. You are going to research the area you live in.  Use these questions to help you put your project together. You may use your own pictures or an image that may be on the internet.  This is a chance for you learn more about where you come from.  As John Mullane a former Waterford Hurler says: I love my County boy.


Natural: existing in or made from nature, not made or caused by humankind

Man-made: Made or caused by human beings

Name of Place:_________________________

Before you start ask yourself these questions

Where will I find my information? Who will I ask? (family members, internet sources, local library site)

What would I like to find out?

Where is this place? (Location/Geography)

Is this place natural or man-made or both?

Can you describe this place? What does it look like? What things are there/ What sounds would you hear?

What is the history of this area?

List the natural features in this place (water/plants/animals/flowers/greens)

List the man made features of your area (buildings/roads/shops/churches/GAA clubs/school etc)

What is the population? (Roughly)


Week 2 Draw a map

Draw a map of your local area that you described last week.

Use this link to explain what a map is, how it is used and what you will need to draw one.



This link may help on how to draw and lay out your key and directional arrows. Remember you need to draw/design and include the roads, streets, buildings and structures in YOUR area.


Again we would love to see your work. Take a picture of your local project and map and email it with no names to the class teacher and we can put it onto the pupils section of the school website if you would like too.  No names required. Thank You.




Féach ar an bpictiúr agus scríobh 6 abairtí faoi lá ar scoil. Look at the pictures and use them to help you write about a day in school san aimsir láithreach/present tense endings for mé

(siolla 1: caith/ith/) im/aim 

(siolla 2: freastal/imir) aím/ím.

Freagair na ceisteanna

Cá bhfreastalaionn tú ar scoil?  Freastalaím ar….

Cé hé an priomhoide?   Is é…

Cad a caitheann tú ar scoil?         Caithim….  (uniform parts)

Cén dath atá ar do édaí scoile? Tá dath…. Agus dath…. ar mo…..

Cá imríonn tú ag am lon?  Imrím sa…..

Cad a itheann tú ag am lón?  Ithim…

An bhfuil mála scoil agat?  Tá/Níl…

Cén hé/hí an muinteoir? Is é(buachaill)/Is í (cailín)

Cén uimhir atá a do seomra ranga? Ta uimhir…….. ar mo…


Also Log onto www.culaceathar4arscoil.com or féach ar an téilifís gach la ag 10:00.


Challenges :


• Complete some typing skills tasks from the website:


• P.E.: 10 @ 10 Can be done in English or as Gaeilge


 • Movement breaks 1.

https://www.gonoodle.com/ 2.



Art Idea:

Please see the PowerPoint attached