G5 – Remote Learning

Hello, I hope to find you all well.

For any parents or students that have not been able to access Google Classroom, in order to continue with the 4th class curriculum, please get in contact with me via email.


Thank you.

G5 – Week 2; Suggested Activities


Hello boys,

I hope I find you all well. Below I have given you some activities for the week ahead.

Keep working away at any school work you can  to help keep those amazing brains healthy!

Keep an eye on the school website for more news and make use of the resources available

on the 3rd  & 4th class pages.


  • Maths – Cracking Maths (Big Book) Money Part 2 Pages 187-192
  • Practice multiplication and division tables daily.

(This is a great opportunity to really learn any you’re not sure of)

  • Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication using hundreds/thousands.
  • Spellbound – Week 27
  • Ceartlitriú – Bia
  • Read at Home – Pgs 78 – 82
  • The Butterfly Lion: Chilblains and Semolina Pudding
  • How old is the narrator when he decides to run away from boarding school?
  • Give two reasons why the narrator is miserable at this time.
  • What escape route does the narrator use?
  • Why do you think he tries to disguise his uniform?
  • Do you think the narrator is being brave in this chapter? Why? What other words would you use to describe him?
  • The Butterfly Lion: Strange Meeting
  • Name three things the narrator notices about the old lady when he first meets her in the rain.
  • How does the old lady describe her dog, Jack, so as not to worry the narrator?
  • Why does the old lady’s house look as if it has ‘grown out of the ground’?
  • Who do you think Bertie is?
  • Describe how you think the narrator feels as he sits in Millie’s kitchen.

Procedure Writing/Pancake Tuesday

In the run up to Pancake Tuesday the boys in G5 learned how to make healthy pancakes, using only 2 ingredients!!

This allowed the class to practice and perfect their skills on their current topic in English, which is Procedure Writing.

I’m sure they’ll teach you how to make this delicious and nutritious snack!! 918DA2B2-CEB7-46FC-AC4C-BF4CB235FD3E 2153AC32-4D38-4B10-ABBC-EDBB7BF1830B

St Joseph’s C.B.S. Election 2020

WE’RE INTO THE final few days of campaigning ahead of the St. Josephs C.B.S. general election polling day, on Wednesday, and a recent opinion poll conducted by G5 suggest it is still all to play for with a number of pupils still undecided. 

G5 have been learning about ‘Representing and Interpreting Data’ in maths this month. The election gave the boys the perfect opportunity to put what the have learned into practice.

Election Pie chart

Aldi Play Rugby Promotion

A huge thank you to all the boys and parents that contributed stickers to the Aldi promotion.

We received a fantastic range of equipment which will further add to our sports and P.E. activities.

Including; rugby balls, bags, hurdles, cones, markers, bibs, tag rugby kits, pump and water bottles.


G5- Christmas Treats

This week the boys baked some Christmas Tree Treats. A nice simple treat that can be made easily at home with just a few ingredients.

We used a chocolate spread or jam as our filling.  We all had a great time making them and an even better time eating them.



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