• Rockfield NS

3rd Class Work 27th April-1st May

Hi Rang a Trí!

I hope you all had a good week and enjoyed the sunshine! I’m wondering did you find it hard to settle down to the work like some children I know! I hope you had lots of time outside and are creating some new games to entertain yourselves. The newest game in my household involves the kitchen sweeping brush! The kids are using the brushes outside to create bridge like structures so they can go under them on their go karts and bikes. I was laughing in amusement at them out the kitchen window but then when I went to sweep the floor at night, there was no brush to be found!!

This week I want to challenge you! I have attached two links below in the Maths section to help you with your tables. In ‘Hit the Button’, I want you to click on ‘times tables’ and select x4 or x8 and see how many you get right in a minute! I will let you know my score on Friday! I have to tell you that I have played it a few times to improve my score and will continue to do so during the week!!!

I would also like you to do something for me every night this week before you go to bed. Think of 3 things that you are grateful for. Some of the things my kids say are…a walk we had, lunch, dinner, siblings, an ice-cream our neighbour gave us, the earth and one I laughed at ‘a shower’!!

Back to your school work! I was delighted to receive some samples of completed work and the presentation of work was superb! Some children even completed the ‘Friday Test’! I know some of you had great chats with your parents/grandparents to see what their experience in primary school was like.

The topic of the week in maths is ‘Division’. I have attached links to tutorials for you to look at, to understand the concept. You will learn about ‘The Sun’ in Science & Geography and your Art, P.E. and Music activities are linked to this. You will continue learning about ‘An Aimsir’ in Gaeilge and hopefully you will try your best at some ‘Persuasive Writing’ in English.

This is a ‘menu’ of work, not prescribed, so please complete what fits with your own household and present circumstances including plenty of outdoor activity. I do not expect all work to be completed by all students. You need to access Mathemagic 3 and Abair Liom 3 on line so I have attached the links below. Any work you find too difficult will be dealt with when school reopens.Think of me standing at the top of the classroom saying ‘Try your best’ and ‘Don’t worry’!

It is advisable to use a laptop (if you have one) to read the work assigned as some of the images/text may have disturbed the formatting on mobile devices.


I have attached the answers for Mental Maths, English in Practice, Reading Zone, SESE (History), Abair Liom and My Spelling Workbook on a separate page so you can self-correct. Get the red pen out and remember the rule, no x’s!! Either a tick or write in the correct answer.


Mental Maths

Week 30 plus Problem Solving


Revise x4 x8

Please have a go at the following two links to help with your tables. They are good fun!

Hit the Button

Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers. The games which are against the clock challenge and develop a child’s mental maths skills.


Mental Maths Train

Mental Maths Train is a maths game which focuses on the essential vocabulary of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It can help children to understand what type of calculation they have to do when faced with word problems. It is a multiple choice game that is suitable for children from 5 to 11 years of age. Mental Maths Train is also good for consolidation of times tables knowledge.


Topic of the week: Division

This week you will divide a one-digit or two-digit number by a one-digit number, without and with remainders.

Task 1.

Firstly, I would like you to take a look at the following links/tutorials. These will refresh your memory on work we have completed on this topic earlier in the year.

Tutorial 32: Sharing by 2


Tutorial 45: Sharing by 3


Tutorial 33 Sharing among 4


Tutorial 56 Sharing among 5


Tutorial 46: Sharing among 6


Task 2

I would like you to go to Chapter 26 in Mathemagic3 (pages 119-124)

Mathemagic 3

Go to https://my.cjfallon.ie/dashboard/student-resources

Tick the following boxes

Level Primary

Class 3rd

Subject Maths

Series Mathemagic

Title Mathemagic 3

Resources Online Book

Page 119

Question 1. is a quick look back at the four ways of doing division. You can do a few of these orally.

Question 2. looks at what is ‘left over’. Read the example and complete 2 (a) and (b)

Question 3. is an activity question. You could use spoons, twistables, pencils etc. to complete this question

Page 120

Firstly, I would like you to look at this link to explain/understand about ‘remainders’

Tutorial 85: Division with remainders


Tutorial 86:More Remainders


Now you can look at the example on page 120 and complete Questions 1, 2 and 3.

Page 121

I want you to look at the example in the yellow box and follow the explanation step by step. You could pick one or two of the questions to complete using pieces of lego, crayons or other small objects you have at home.

Page 122

Complete Question 1 (a)- (f)

Complete Question 2 (a)-(f)

Complete Question 3 (a)-(f)

Look at bottom of yellow box on page 121 to see the ‘short way’ and this link http://data.cjfallon.ie/resources/20684/BAM3_Tutorial_087/lessons/BAM3_Tutorial_087/index.html


English in Practice

Days 96-100

Reading Zone

Unit 23: Animals Growing and Changing

Read pages 92 and 93.

Complete activities A, B, C, D, E (Grammar!! there/their/they’re)


Our final writing genre is ‘Persuasive Writing’. Persuasive writing intends to convince readers to believe in an idea or opinion and to do an action. Please have a look at the following link to remind yourself of the purpose of this genre.


The Best Place to go on Holiday

Lots of people love going on holiday but which is the best place to visit? Think of a place that you really like going to or write about somewhere that you would love to visit. You can even think about an imaginary holiday destination.

Write to convince a reader that your choice is the best place to go on holiday. Make sure you clearly explain why this place is so good and include extra details to support your ideas.

-Start with an introduction: An introduction lets the reader know what you are writing about.

-Write your opinion on your topic: Give reasons for your opinion and explain these reasons.

-Finish with a conclusion: A conclusion sums up your reasons so that a reader is convinced of your opinion.

Remember to:

-Plan your writing.

-Organise your ideas into paragraphs.

-Choose your words carefully to convince the reader.

-Write in sentences.

-Pay attention to your spelling and punctuation.

-Check and edit your work carefully.


Small World (Geography /Science)

Unit 16: The Sun

1.Read pages 93-99.

2.Complete activities A and B page 95 plus A and B page 97

3.Draw a diagram of the Solar System and write one fact about each planet.


****https://www.focloir.ie/ is a great link if you need to look up any words in Irish/English****

This month’s topic/téama is ‘An Aimsir’ (The Weather)

Register for access to Abair Liom 3


Fill in name, email, password, roll number (Prim20)

Put ‘Abair Liom 3’ in the search box.

Then: Click on ‘Resources’

-Go to the blue box ‘Theme’

-Click on ‘An Aimsir’

1.Open Comhrá 15

2.Open Amhrán-Ag Cur Báistí Arís

3.Open Focail agus Frásaí-An Aimsir

Next: Click on ‘eBook’

Try your best to complete:

E. Gramadach: An- page 126

F. Briathra: Aimsir Chaite-page 127

J. Na litreacha ‘eo’-page 129


An Aimsir in Éirinn


Fliuch Báite



Listen to the song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by the Beatles



This week I would like you to try some yoga! You will learn how to do ‘Sun Salutations’ and some ‘Animal’ poses. Please click on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oGR5xucItI


Draw a ‘Sunflower’ or a vase of sunflowers if feeling arty!


Grow in Love

www.growinlove.ie Go to the login section email: trial@growinlove.ie

password: growinlove

3rd Class Theme 8: The Church is a Community of Believers Lesson 2-Life in a Parish

Other Activities

-Household chores!!! Give a 'helping hand' at home.

-PE with Joe (free online access to Joe Wicks PE lessons 9am mon-fri)

-Cúla 4 ar Scoil (new home school programme, TG4 10am mon-fri)

-10@10 (RTEjr 10am mon-fri)

-RTE Home School Hub (RTE 2, 11-12 mon-fri))

-Listen to audio story (www.worldofdavidwalliams.com)

If you have any academic questions or queries, you can contact me at the following e mail address msleonardrockfieldns@gmail.com

Do not be afraid to email me if you need clarification/answers or suggested solutions to anything. You can also e-mail me some of your work or a screenshot of it! Have a good week and I hope you and your family stay safe, healthy and happy! Ms. Leonard