Exceptional Closure Week 2: 23 – 27th March 2020

Hello 4th class,

I hope you all got on ok with the work for last week.  Well done. I know it’s difficult to stay concentrating while you are at home.  Remember to thank your parents for helping you and for correcting your work.  Here is the work for next week 23rd – 27th March.  I am dividing it into days for you this week.  We have to do a little bit of Irish this week.  The work from your text books has to be done and there is some laptop work at the end that is optional.  It will be in a separate post.  Scroll down to the end for homework.

Monday 23rd March 2020


  • Operation Maths Pupils Book p107
  • Read the part in Yellow.
  • Q1 write short answers to 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, and 1e in your maths copy book.
  • Operation Maths p108 – Skip question 2 at the top of the page.
  • Do questions 1, 2, 3 and question 4 at the top of page 109 in your maths copy book.


  • Read the Story of the Golden Harp in The Golden Harp p 96, 97 and 98.
  • Write the answers to question A and B on p 99 in your English copy books.
  • Remember for part A write full sentences with capital letters and full stops used correctly.
  • For Part B one word answers are allowed.

Gaeilge:      I am only giving you a little each day so please do it carefully.

  • Abair Liom F p 90 and 91
  • Just read the vocab and become familiar with it.
  • (I said I’d only give you a little.)

Tuesday 24th March 2020


  • Operation Maths Pupils Book p 109
  • Read the yellow part.
  • Do question 1 at the bottom of p 109 in your copy books.
  • Do question 2 at the top of page 110 in your copy books.
  • Read the yellow part in the middle of the page in your copy books.
  • Do question 3 at the bottom of p 110 and q 4 at the top of 111 in your copy books.


  • Re-read the story of the Golden Harp (p 96, 87 and 98 in The Golden Harp
  • Do activity C p 99 and Activity D p 100.  For Activity C write the full sentence and the Activity D write out the phrase that is the correct answer.


  • Abair Liom F
  • Read the top of p 92 carefully 3 times out loud.  Make sure you understand all the words in it.
  • Ar deireadh means in the end
  • Ar a bhealach amach means on his way out.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

  • Operation Maths Discovery Book 64 Starting Point question 1, 2 and 3.  Write the answer in the Discovery book.
  • Also p 64 question 1 at the bottom of the page.  Write the answer in the discovery book.
  • Operation Maths Discovery Book p 65 you can do question 2 at home.  Instead of classroom door measure your kitchen door.  Instead of whiteboard measure the width of a cupboard door.  Instead of classmate measure the height of someone in your family.  Cross out the word classroom door and write kitchen door above it.
  • Operation Maths Discovery Book p 65 q 3.  Remember to estimate first.   An estimate isn’t a wild guess, your answer should be fairly accurate.  To find the difference you just subtract the smaller number form the larger number.


  • Re-read the story of THE Golden Harp
  • We learn from this story that Tarren Morgan has strengths and weaknesses.  Write some examples of her strengths and weaknesses in your English copies.


  • Abair Liom F  Read p 92 again.
  • Answer the questions that are on p 92.  Write out the question and the answer. Remember to write the date and to draw a margin.

Thursday 26th March 2020


  • Operation Maths Pupils Book p111 Work it out.
  • This is difficult.  Do it slowly and carefully.  I’ll put the answers on the blog next week.


  • Write a short paragraph about how you would put the Golden Harp to use in Whitechurch National School if it were to arrive there.
  • Also DO the Grammar activity E on p 100.  Remember  – only put the words the person actually says  in between the quotation marks.


  • Abair Liom F p 93
  • Just read the comhrá (conversation) at the top of the page.  If you can get three people to help you one of you could be daddy, one could be Seán, one could be Síofra and one could be mammy that would be great. I want you to read it 3 times out loud and make sure you understand all the words.
  • Ró gheal = too bright
  • Ní dóigh liom é = I don’t think so.
  • Oireann = suit (ní oireann an dath sin duit = that colour doesn’t suit you)
  • Uafásach = awful.

Friday 27th March 2020

  • Operation Maths Pupils Book p111
  • Read the yellow part at the bottom of the page carefully.
  • Do Question 1 and 2 at the top of page 112 in the Operation Maths Pupils Book in your maths copy book.  


  • Word Wise p32
  • Read the Passage “What an odd Mammal!
  • Answer question A on p 33 in your English copy books.  Remember to begin with the date and to answer with full sentences using capital letters and fullstops.


  • Do the written activity at the bottom of p 93 in Abair Liom F. Write out the question and the answer.  As always begin with the date and write neatly and carefully.

Homework for the week 23 /3 /2020 – 27 / 3 / 2020

  • Mental Maths:  p71, 72 and 73  
  • Number Facts: p 48 and 49
  • Spell Well: 52 and 53
  • Litrigh é Linn: 49 and 50
  • Léigh sa Bhaile:  pages 78, 79, 80 and 81.    (Yes we have to do it.)
  • English reading  = at least 10 minutes a day.

Well done.  I’ll put up the work for 30th March – 3rd April on Friday 27th March.

If your parents want to contact me they can email me and I’ll try to respond as quickly as I can.

If you have time…….

Khan Academy                                                           

A note for parents

I would like all the 4th class pupils to do some of the maths activities on the Khan Academy website. I am using Khan Academy for their Maths activities.  I have set up the account already so to log in for your child I will have to give you your child’s username and password. Email me separately and I will give you your child’s password and username. (My email address is heather.maclachlan@whitechurchns.biz).

When your child is ready to do some questions on Khan Academy:

  • type khan academy into the google bar
  • select Khan Academy Free Online Courses, Lessons and Practice. 
  • Click on log in button
  • Avoid the continue with google and continue with facebook and type the username and password that I have given you in the separate email on the appropriate boxes
  • Press log in
  • Agree to the terms of service and privacy policy
  • Press start learning
  • You’ll see the ten chapters that I have selected.  Press start on the first one and continue through the activities.

I have selected assignments for the children. The teacher’s page will show me the children’s progress. You’ll notice that the activities with a triangle symbol are videos that explain how to do the activities.  If your child understands the activities there is no need to watch the video.  The activities with the pencil symbol are the questions that the children answer.

One of the features I like about Khan Academy is that the child sees if his / her answer is correct straight away.

This is an optional activity but one that is very worthwhile and I encourage all pupils to do it.  As with other activities there is no need to do it all at one time.  Fifteen to twenty minutes a day is plenty of time to spend on Khan Academy.

If you have any queries you can email me separately.

If I were using Khan Academy in school I would have had to get parent consent forms signed.  By following the steps outlined above you are giving your consent for your child to use Khan Academy.  If you do not wish to give your consent that’s also fine.  As with all online activities I advise that you supervise your child’s internet use.

Thank you

Heather MacLachlan

While the school is closed…..

While the school is closed here is the work 4th class pupils should keep up to date with. 16th – 20th March

Continue your regular homework in the usual pattern. Do your Mental Maths, Spell Well, Litrigh É Linn and Number Facts in the usual pattern. Please ask your parents to correct this work as you do it.

All pupils must do their Mental Maths, Spell Well, Litrigh é Linn, Number Facts, reading and tables.

You have your spellings copies in your bags so your parents can do your spellings test with you when you have learnt the spellings.

Keep learning your tables in the usual pattern also. This week we are learning the 4 times multiplication tables.

English reading. Read for a least 10 minutes each day.

The work listed below is for the week 16 -20 March. Work for the week after that will be posted towards the end of the week. The work listed below is the classwork set for the week and I would like the pupils to get as much of it done as possible.

Maths: Don’t do it all in one go – its quite a lot of work.

Work from the Pupils book must be done in your Maths copy book.

Operation Maths Pupils Book p98 Work it out and Question 6

Operation Maths Pupils Book p99 Questions 1, 2, 3 and 4 a the top of p100

Operation Maths Pupils Book p100 Work it out and question 1 and questions 2, 3, 4 and work it out on p 101

Also in the Pupils Book p 102, 103, 104, 105 and 106.

Do the following work if you have time:

Discovery Book p 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62 and 63. You can write in the Discovery Book.


The Golden Harp Unit 23 “The Chernobyl Children’s Project International”

Read p 92 and 93

Pages 94 and 95 Do activities A, B, C, D, E, F and G

For B and C one word answers are plenty.

For D just the phrase that is the answer is plenty.

The following work is optional and I will update it during the week.

Seterra – Geography online game


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