4th Class Mr Collins Monday May 11th-May 15th

Hello again, thanks to everyone for their hard work so far and well done to everyone participating in the various activities on the website and on Microsoft Teams.

As you will have seen, I have been uploading video and audio files on to Microsoft Teams. This will continue this week and over the coming period. This will include videos to assist the weeks work, different activities, as well as a class novel.

You can communicate with me through Microsoft Teams if you have any queries or requests and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Pupils can return work to me on this for feedback and encouragement. Essentially Microsoft Teams will facilitate communication and its main benefit is as a portfolio of student’s work .I will get back to everyone as quickly as possible .

If anyone is having problems logging in to Microsoft Teams, email distancelearning@togherboys.com for assistance

Tabhair aire .

Le dea-ghuí, Liam

Every day I would recommend continuing on with one test from BrainTeasers. Continue with one each day in sequential order.

For spelling and litriú, move on to the next unit this week. For English spellings, I would advise taking 4 words a day for 4 days; 16 words in total. For litriú, take 3 words a day for 4 days; 12 words in total.

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Maths: – Every day practice multiplication and division tables. These can be done in a fun and enjoyable manner through challenges and games. Recite tables within a certain time frame, get 10/15/20 tables correct in a row etc, etc. The maths games Fizz Buzz and Buno are especially popular in the class.

Operations: Time

For the coming week, we will investigate aspects of time, continuing on from previous work


Hours and minutes: Convert hours to minutes and minutes to hours. Remember there is 60 minutes in an hour, 30 minutes in half an hour and 15 minutes in a quarter of an hours.

Tuesday: Addition of hours and minutes

When adding hours and minutes, follow the same steps as adding tens and units. The only thing to remember is if the minutes go over 60 then you must regroup as hours and minutes. There will be example videos on Teams as well as examples on the page.

Wednesday: Subtraction of hours and minutes

The important thing here is to regroup hours and minutes if the minutes at the top are smaller than the minutes being subtracted. Again there are instructional videos on Teams and examples on the work sheet.

Thursday: Can you answer these timetable-related questions?

Friday: We will finish the week with some puzzles and challenges


Keep going with the litriú! 3 words a day x 3


We will look at some reading this week. Look at the video of me reading on Microsoft Teams before you start. The piece is about the weather. Here are some important terms.


baisteach- rain

fliuch- wet

ag cur báistí- raining

cóta- coat

tirim- dry

fuar- cold

leac oighir- ice

seac- frost

fear sneachta- snowman

Scríobh; Try these written activities. There will be videos to help on Teams!

  1. An ndearna tú?- Did you do/Did you make?
  2. Rinne/ Ní dhearna mé – I did/I made – I didn’t do/ I didn’t make

2. Cad a bhí á dhéanamh ag na páistí? – What were the children doing/ making?

Bhí _______ á dhéanamh ag na páistí- The children were doing/making________________


Read a book for 20 minutes every day.

Continue spending 10 minutes every couple of days writing a diary about your day and what is going on around you. There have been a lot of changes in the past week This is your chance to write about what you are experiencing and how you are feeling. Use your new words in your writing and concentrate on beautiful handwriting, punctuation and spelling. Look over your work at least twice and fix any mistakes you spot!

My Read at Home. Continue on with My Read at Home do a page a day and answer the questions in your copy.

Novel: This week we will continue the novel Toro Toro. Listen and enjoy the story and answer any questions that I may ask as I read each day. You can listen to the story every day on Microsoft Teams.

At the start of the week I would like you to write a page about the thing you are most looking forward to when lockdown ends. Well done to everyone who sent me their work about their favourite book, some really great reads!

On Friday, I would again like you to use your Prediction skills to write a few sentences about what you think will happen in the story when we pick it up again next week!

Music: Continue with Will You Go Lassie Go this week. I got a few great versions from some of the boys last week, if anyone else wants to have a go then I’d love to hear it!


History: The Easter Rising is something that we have explored extensively. Here is an activity pack based on the 1916 Rising with projects and activities for you to complete and enjoy. Don’t worry about getting them all finished this week, there is work for two weeks in this pack! The pack covers a range of curricular areas.

Science: Here is a link to some science activities. Go down to 3rd and 4th class and have a go at the challenges!


How to draw with Don ConroyDraw with Don YouTube channel RTE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo4dO9D4okn25M6mvfB02rQ https://youtu.be/k1YV_Y6dQUk https://youtu.be/k1YV_Y6dQUk

Quiz: On Thursday morning I will put a quiz up on Microsoft Teams for a bit of fun. You can log on, answer the questions and send them back to me to correct if you like!

P.E. There are two sports challenges for you to try on Microsoft Teams. try to improve on both challenges every day. I have already received some great videos of boys trying these challenges and I will put some of these up on Teams during the week.

Here is a link for RTE juniors 10 at 10. Continue to do one of these every day. This can be found at https://rtejr.rte.ie/10at10/

StorytellingDavid Walliamshttps://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/  

This year we have spoken a lot about Gratitude and Kindness. Every day write down 3 things you are grateful for and 3 kind things you did for others today. It is so important that you are helpful and caring to your families during this time. You have the chance to fill someone else’s bucket every single day

Here is an attachment of the Stay Safe programme and resources. This would be a good time to go over the important messages in this programme.


Most importantly, have fun with your families. Play plenty of games, practice your sports or instruments and read some books!

I have attached two websites which are recommended by the school if parents are looking for additional ideas.

  1. Khan academy (maths online, need to register for this) https://www.khanacademy.org 

2. seomra ranga (daily general knowledge quiz with a prize) https://www.seomraranga.com/