4th Class Mr Collins Monday May 25th-May 29th

Hi guys, thanks for all the hard work and effort from everyone again last week. The quiz on Friday was once again a real highlight of the week.

As you will have seen, I have continued to put up 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. We finished our class novel on Thursday and we will begin a new one later in the week.

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.

This week I am assigning assessments to attempt every day. This is a great way to see how much we remember as we continue our revision. Have a go at the questions yourselves in your copy and send them on to me for a look. make sure you show your rough work. There is no pressure with these and don’t worry if there are topics that we have not covered yet. Just do your best with the questions you can do and don’t forget to look over your work afterwards/





Friday: We will finish the week with some word problems


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

Here is the new spelling list if needed:


We will look at a story this week; An Ríomhaire- The Computer. Look at the video of me reading on Microsoft Teams before you start. The piece is about working on the computer in school. Here are some important terms.

tionscnamh- project

ag pleidhcíocht- messing

go tobann- suddenly

scáilean- screen


an locht- the blame

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

B. Freagair na Ceisteanna: Answer the questions based on the story. Find the sentences in the story!

C. An raibh an cluiche peile go maith? – was the football match good?

Bhí an cluiche peile go maith – The football match was good

Ní raibh an cluiche peile go maith- The football match was not good

E. An ndeachaigh tú? – did you go?

Chuaigh mé- I did go/ I went

Ní dheachaigh mé- I did not go


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 begin a new novel. 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.

This week, use your imagination to write your own story. The title of the story is ‘The Best Day Ever’. Don’t forget the story needs to have a start, middle and end. Look back over work at all times and use correct punctuation and grammer!

On Friday, as we have listened to the beginning of our novel, I want you to write out what you think is going to happen in the story in the next chapter! use all of you’re prediction skills that we have practiced for this.

History/ Geography: We have studied many explorers in 3rd and 4th class. We looked back on the journeys of Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo and Tom Crean. This explorers pack is full of information, great activities and worksheets for you to complete over the next fortnight.

History: Cleopatra

At the beginning of the week, I will be reading about the life of Cleopatra on Microsoft Teams. After you listen to her story, write out the 7 most important facts from her life in your copy. This PowerPoint can give additional help. Use full sentences and lovely handwriting.

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


Music: This week we will look at percussion music.

Body percussion- Rain: https://ww.youtube.com/watch?v=c3LjvUzxm5E


How to draw an Emperor Penguin. Watch this video and have a go yourselves. I’d love to see all of your work!

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: Quiz on Teams every Friday at 12

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. I will post new challenges 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/