Hello, Third Class!

I hope you are all looking after yourselves and staying healthy. The following is a daily schedule for you to follow each day over the next two weeks. It is a similar schedule to what we follow each day in our classroom. 

Please try your best to complete the work, but if anything is too tricky, just skip it. There are lots of different websites attached also for you to visit as well as Maths/English games for you to try out.

Those of you who were absent or who have been given separate Maths/English booklets, only do what you can do from this list and ignore the notes about worksheets/books that you do not have that are part of this list.While the schedule and list of activities I have devised for Third Class might not suit every child or every home situation, remember it is just a guideline. Do what is possible for you. As we receive updates on the length of absence from school, I will further update the Third Class Page with ideas.

Below, in the Maths and English section, you will see the following websites mentioned: www.mangahigh.com and www.readytheory.org.

  • Mangahigh.com is a website where students learn mathematics via purpose-built casual games that balance fun and learning. The children can complete tasks designed by me or choose their own tasks to complete, according to their ability. If order for you to receive a login and password for our class page, please email ScoilC2020@gmail.com.
  • Readtheory.org is a website that provides free reading and comprehension exercises to improve critical thinking skills. Once you sign up and login, go to ‘My Teachers’ page and enter the email address ScoilC2020@gmail.com in order to be accepted into the class page where I can view your child’s progress.

See you soon!

Miss Barry.



Morning work:

  • Daily Mental Maths and Problem Solving (Book)
  • Week 25 and Week 26 Spellings – read and put the 5 spellings into sentences
  • Create a word search for someone else to complete with your given spellings

Maths (30 Minutes)

Break (food and exercise)

Being inside, doesn’t mean you can’t stop being active!

After Break work:

English Comprehension (30 minutes)

  • Read and complete some of the questions each day.
  • Reading Zone Unit
  • Wooden Horse of Troy story (in Work pack)
  • Comprehension on Greece (in Work Pack)

Should you finish these or if you were absent, there is a website you can access called  https://readtheory.org/     for some more reading comprehensions.

D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read)  (20 minutes)

  • Read a book that you have at home. When finished, ask yourself what have I just read? Can I summarise what I have just read? Focus on fluency; commas, full stops, dialogue (somebody’s voice).
  • If you do not have any books at home, if you search ‘ebook’ into the search bar on https://www.twinkl.ie/, there are numerous stories available to read e.g. ‘The Story of Saint Patrick’ ebook.
  • Like story podcasts? Listen to a story on Story Time. http://storiespodcast.com/


Gaeilge (20 minutes)

Some ideas


Big Break (Food and exercise)

Afternoon work:

Choose from the following: SESE or Creative Writing (40 minutes)

SESE (History, Geography and Science)


  • Project work: research a topic of your choice. Design a project you can share with the class. Here are the options:
    1. Feel free to do a project on previous SESE topics we have covered already: Rainforests, Games of the Past, Ancient Egypt, A famous scientist, Famous Person in History (Martin Luther King/Rosa Parks or a choice of your own), History of Farming, Plants and Animals etc.
    1. Other ideas for a project you do might include: The Life of Roald Dahl, An Interesting Animal (penguin, howler monkey, platypus, etc), A Country You’d Like to Visit, The River Liffey, Our Solar System, Your Favourite Sportsperson.
    2. Your own idea for a project not listed here.


Creative Writing:

  • Keep a daily diary. What have you done today? How did you keep busy? What happened that was unusual? Who did you spend time with? What surprised you today?
  • So far this year we have covered 4 genres of writing: 1) Recount Writing 2) Report Writing 3) Narrative Writing and 4) Procedural Writing. Pick one of these on the days you aren’t doing SESE.


  • Here are some writing ideas:
    • Recount (5 Ws; Who, What, Where, When, Why)
    1. Write about your funniest moment
    2. Write about your favourite birthday
    3. Write about a time you got lost – imaginative or real
    4. Write about a time you met somebody interesting
    5. Write about the weekend
    6. Write about a difficult choice you once had to make
    7. Write about the strangest thing that ever happened to you
    8. Write about your proudest moment
    9. Write about a time you were completely surprised


    • Report Writing: (Remember to use headings and paragraphs)
    1. An animal
    2. A favourite toy
    3. Favourite food
    4. A country


    • Narrative Writing (Orientation, Problem, Series of events, Resolution, Coda)
    1. A trick-er-treating trip that starts getting scsry
    2. A young boy who loves magic tricks
    3. A vacation in the woods
    4. A dog with magic powers
    5. A magic phone that turns into a robot
    6. A friendly alien who comes to earth


    • Procedural Writing (Ingredients/Equipment, Method, Imperative Verbs, adverbs)
    1. How to tie shoes
    2. How to make popcorn
    3. How to make pancakes
    4. How to carve a pumpkin
    5. How to decorate a Christmas tree
    6. How to make your favourite sandwich


Extra Ideas (Art and SPHE)

This can be a stressful time for parents and children when we’re all cooped up at home. So please remember to be kind and patient with each other. Use Art and SPHE as a way to unwind and be creative.



    • Why not keep a kindness journal – write down 3 things that you have done at home to show kindness to a family member or how you are being helpful around the home.
    • Mindfulness – practice a daily mindfulness session. Click on this link to bring you to a guided meditation session for children https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids