3rd Class Plan of work

3rd Class Plan of work

Mrs. O’Dwyer, Ms. Blount & Ms. Kelly

20th April – 1st May

This 2 week plan applies to all boys in Mrs O’Dwyer, Ms Blount and Ms Kelly’s 3rd Class from Monday 20th April – Fri 1st May.

Mrs O’Dwyer can be contacted during school hours by emailing sodwyer@scoillorcain.com

Ms Blount can be contacted during school hours by emailing ablount@scoillorcain.com

Ms Kelly can be contacted during school hours by emailing akelly@scoillorcain.com

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope everyone is keeping safe and well during this difficult time.

Please find below some suggested activities for the boys to do over the two-week period, 20th April to May 1st. There is no pressure to get all the work done, we ask that you complete what you can.

We would encourage the boys to try other activities that they might not usually have time to do such as helping with cooking, baking, gardening etc.

The work suggested incorporates online and offline activities. This is to facilitate those that may not have access to online materials. 


Ms. Blount, Ms. Kelly, Mrs. O’Dwyer.

‘5 a day’ Maths Challenge-Week April 20th-April 24th

Note: Free access to ‘Cracking Maths’ (Gill & MacMillan) third class e-book.

Go to www.gillexplore.ie/products

Monday-Place Value-Chapter 2

1) Complete these notation boards:

H T  U

H T  U

H T  U









4   7   8

6  5  9

3  7  6

2) Write the following numbers in words:




3) Write the value of the blue digit in the following numbers:

          Example: 692-Answer=9 tens=90




4) Rounding Numbers to the nearest 10: Example:

Numbers 31-34 round down to 30, 36-39 round up to 40

Remember: 35 is halfway between 30 and 40, the rule in this case is to round up to 40.  













43=                                                      56=                        22=

64=                                                      81=                         65=

5) Round numbers to the nearest 100.


Numbers from 801 to 849 round down to 800 because they are nearer to 800 than 900

Numbers from 851 to 899 round up to 900 because they are nearer to 900 than 800

Number 850 is exactly halfway between 800 and 900, therefore it will round up to 900.

247=                                                                856=

348=                                                                329=

129=                                                                113=

897=                                                                452=

Tuesday-Revision of subtraction and addition (Chapters 3 and 4)

1)  35 + 27=        

2)  1 8 7

  +  3 5 4

3)  27-15=   

4)    4 8 9

   –   2 7 8

5)    6 0 0

    –  1 5 9

Wednesday -Chance (Chapter 5)

Note: Chance means the likelihood of something happening





1) It will rain tomorrow.

2) I will have a sandwich for lunch today.

3) I will watch my favourite programme later.

4) I will drink a glass of water with my dinner this evening.


Thursday- Revision of multiplication 1 (Chapter 6)

1) 2+2+2+2+2= ­­__x2=

2) Count in 4’s to 48

3) 4+4+4+4+4+4+4=­__x4=

4) Complete this multiplication table:

























5) Eight 10c pieces = ___c

Friday-Word Problems

1) There were 876 leaves on a tree. A strong wind came and blew 159 leaves away. How many leaves were left on the tree after the wind came?

2) Sarah has 120 stickers. Mary has 79 fewer than that. How many stickers does Mary have?

3) There are 8 buttons in a packet of chocolate buttons. How many buttons are there in six packets?

4) How many wheels do 8 cars have?

5) There are 10 crayons in a crayon box. How many crayons are in 6 boxes?


‘5 a day’ Maths Challenge-Week April 27th-May 1st 2020

Note: Free access to ‘Cracking Maths’ (Gill & MacMillan) third class e-book.

Go to www.gillexplore.ie/products



Monday- Division (Chapter 7)

1) 10÷2=                  22÷2=           12÷2=

2) 16÷4=                 24÷4=           40÷4=

3) Share 48 sweets equally among eight children. How many sweets will each child get?



4) Complete this table:   

Multiplication Table x8

Division Table x8













 5) There are 64 potatoes in the school vegetable garden. The children planted them in 8 rows. How many potatoes are in each row?


Tuesday-Fractions (Chapter 9)

1) ½ of 12=                                  ½ of 24=                           ½ of 18=

2) ¼ of 16=                                 ¼ of 40=                           ¼ of 24=

3) What fraction of this shape is a) blue   b) yellow









4)   of 16=                                  of 24=                             of 100=

5) There are 24 chocolates in a box. ½ of the chocolates are caramel flavoured, ¼ are toffee flavoured and the rest are just plain chocolate. Find out how many are toffee flavoured. (Check your answer).


Wednesday-Multiplication (Chapter 10)

1) Count in 8’s up to 96

2) 0x8=                            2×8=                      10×8=

3) Fill in the missing numbers in this sequence:       









4) 5+5+5+5= __x5=                    10+10+10+10= __x10=

5) Count in 5’s up to 60, Count in 10’s up to 100.


Thursday-Length (Chapter 11)

1)       Remember 1m=100cm:

Write the following as metres and centimetres:

132cm= ___m___cm        246cm= ___m ___cm      856cm= ___m ___cm         

2) Use a ruler to carefully draw the following lengths: 7cm, 17cm, 27cm

3)       Write the following as centimetres:

 5m 19cm=                        7m 24cm=                        3m 12cm=

4)       m                 cm                          m                 cm

          3                  45                          9                  42

       + 2                  16                        – 3                  19 

5) Can you see anything at home that you think is longer than 1 metre?

Friday- Money (Chapter 21)

1) Write the following as euros: 135c=                     240c=                     895c=

2) Write the following as cents: €3.20=                   €6.65=                    €1.90=

3) Third class Fruit Shop



Punnet of strawberries


Bag of apples


Bunch of bananas


a) How much does a melon and a bag of apples cost?

b) What is the most expensive item in the fruit shop?

c) What is the cheapest item in the fruit shop?

d) I want to buy a bunch of bananas, a punnet of strawberries and a melon. What is the total cost?

4)                 € 5. 70

        + € 2. 45

5) Mary has €17.00. She wants to buy a new book that costs € 10.50. What change will Mary get?



·       Writing

-Week One: Character profile: Pick a character from your favorite book or a book you read recently and create a character profile. Here are some headings to help you with your profile.


Describe the characters:

-Appearance (how they are described or how you imagine them to look)

-Personality (use adjectives to describe character e.g. mean, kind, funny)

-Actions (what does you character do in the story?)

-Why do you like or dislike this character.

-Draw a sketch of this character.


 –Week Two: As you have designed a cover for your favorite book, we would now like you to write a blurb for your favorite book. Have a look at the blurbs on other books to give you an idea of what you can write.


·       Reading

Drop Everything And Read: Continue to make a list of the WOW words you find. Challenge: over the two weeks try get as many of your WOW words into everyday conversation.


·       Grammar:

Week one: verbs and past tense


        Verbs (Action words) e.g. Kate jumps over the wall. Jump is the verb in this sentence.


        Underline the following verbs:

1)    The man ran very fast in the race.

2)   The dog barked at the scared cat as it ran up the tree.

3)   The children laughed at the clown when he juggled his juggling balls.

4)   My sister walked to the shop and bought me treats.


        Add a verb to these sentences:

1)    Billy ___________the ball into the back of the net and __________ when he won the match.

2)   The teacher ______________ the student’s favorite story to them.

3)   The rabbit _____________ quickly away when the car __________ past.

4)   The children ___________ cake and _________ orange juice.


        Past tense (something that has happened) e.g. We walked in the parade last year.  We usually add ed or d to the end of the verb to change it to past tense.


        Change the following to the past tense:

Present tense

Past tense

















-Sometimes verbs in the past tense do not follow this pattern, they are considered irregular. Example: To give: I gave a present to my friend.

-Can you complete the following table:

Present tense

Past tense

To eat



To run



To speak



To find



To ring




Week two: Homophones and alphabetical order

-Homophones: Words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings, e.g. hare and hair.

Can you draw a picture to show the meanings for each of these homophones:

1) Cent and Scent   2) One and Won    3) Flour and Flower   4) Pair and Pear

5) Dear and Deer.


-Alphabetical order: Please put the following lists into alphabetical order.

1) knife, fork, spoon, plate, cup

2) kiwi, orange, apple, plum, banana

3) Jane, John, Jim, Julie, Jack

4) Ant, America, arm, art, ambulance

5) Rabbit, red, ring, rat, rooster.

6) Put you family members in alphabetical order based on their first name.

7) Put the counties of Munster in alphabetical order.

8) Put the rivers of Munster in alphabetical order.


·       Spellings.

As some may not have access to the online book, we have listed the spellings below. Instead of doing the book activities, we ask that the boys learn the spellings each day and put the five spellings into sentences.


Week 1


























Week 2



























Gaeilge: Teilifís


Edco have allowed access to Bua na Cainte online.


To access:

click on this link (press CTRL and click on link at the same time) https://www.edcolearning.ie/

Click on Bua na Cainte 3 (the second book shown not the first)

Scroll through the list of chapters on the right-hand side and click on Telifiís (number 13).


We would also encourage (if possible) to download the Duolingo app to practice Gaelige.


New Vocab to learn

Week 1

Week 2


An sorcas (the circus)

Veidhlín (violin)

Glésta mar (dressed as)

Ag marcaíocht (riding)

Tar éis (past)

Chun (to)

Leathuair (half past)

Clár dúlra (nature prog)

Tuar na haimsire (weather report)

Cén t-am é? (what time is it?)

Bhí siad ar bís (they were excited)

Scannán uafáis (horror film)

Fathach (a giant)

Fíochmhar (fierce)

Scread sí (she screamed)

Lean siad (they followed)

Grán rósta (popcorn)

Thosaigh (to start)

Chríochnaigh (to finish


 Week one activities:


·       Learn the 10 new vocab.

Some activities to help with learning them:

-memorize, cover and see how many you get right.

-Ask someone to ask you both English and Irish

-draw a picture to go with the vocab.


·       Page 125 of the Bua na Cainte book. Which you can access online, please follow the instructions provided. 

-Read the story ‘An Sorcas’.

-see can you pick out some of the new vocab in the story.

-Answer the ten questions.


*Remember if you are stuck on a question, look at the verb in the question and see if you can find it in the story.

**Also remember An ndeachaigh? Chuaigh/Ní dheachaigh. An bhfaca? Chonaic/Ní fhaca


·       Cén t-am é? Pg. 127, we would like the boys to practice telling the time as Gaeilge.

-Practice saying the times out loud.

-Fill in the written activity on page 127


·       Sceideal teilifíse. (Television schedule)

-Pg. 127 of the book.

-Read the TV timetable and answer questions 1-8 below it.


Cén t-am a bheidh an Clár dúlra ar siúl?

Bheidh an clár dúlra ar siúl ar a ________________.



Week 2 activities:


-Learn the 10 new vocab (use some of the activities mentioned above to help memorise them).


-Page 130 of the book.

Read the story ‘An phictiúrlann’ and answer questions 1-8.


*remember the answer will start with a verb so look for the verb in the question.

**And when answering in the negative eg. He did not scream, use the word Níor.

So it will be ‘níor scread sé.


-page 133 of the book.

Read ‘An nuacht’ and orally answer the questions 1-8 with a parent or brother/sister (as Gaeilge!!).



Week One: Counties of Munster.

Learn off the counties of Munster:








Each day complete a county profile on counties of Munster. For the first profile choose Waterford and one other county (as we have already studied Waterford this year it should be easier for you).

Here is a link to county profiles found on Twinkl.com, if you would like to use those. For the last question write down famous landmarks in the county instead of your favorite thing to do.



If you cannot access the link above. Write out the profile under the following headings:

-Location (south/south east/west/south west etc.)

-Nickname (what nickname is given to the county)

-Main river

-Counties that border it

-County colours and draw its flag. 

-Famous landmarks.



https://kids.kiddle.co/Munster (Scroll down to the table listing the counties and click on each one)


The links above may help with filling in the county profile. In their homework journals there is a map of Ireland which may also help.


Week Two: Rivers of Munster

Learn the main rivers in each county. (Find this in your county profiles)

-Match the rivers with the counties:


Waterford                                                   Shannon


Cork                                                             Fergus


Kerry                                                            Suir


Cork                                                             Blackwater


Tipperary                                                     Lee


Limerick                                                       Suir

Draw a map of Munster and put in the counties and rivers. If you have it use baking paper would make this a bit easier but try it freehand if not.

Just going to emphasise again that these are suggestions and there is no pressure to get everything done. Complete what you can on the list. 

Here are a few links to websites that you might find useful for these activities or for other activities you would like to do.

https://www.twinkl.ie/search?term= (this will give lots of resources for the topics)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button (practice maths)

http://happysoft.org.uk/countdown/numgame.php (Countdown game for English and Maths)

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (for English)

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ (for Geography/History/Science)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize (Videos on webpages wont work but there are good resources for all subjects)

https://www.scoilnet.ie/ (Department of Education website with a lot of resources for each subject)