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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Friday 3rd April 2020

Happy birthday Cristiana! Enjoy your special day :) Love from Miss Denny, Miss Owen and all of your friends in Class C xxx

Daily Prayer

Morning Maths Lesson 1

STARTER: Spend 5 minutes answering these questions. Don't forget to read the time on the clock too.


1) octagon

2) three full circles and one half circle (semi circle)

3) 14

4) 9, 27, 35

Clock: The time is quarter past 5

MAIN: This week you have been finding fractions of amounts. Yesterday you learned how to find two quarters of numbers. Today you are going to find three quarters of amounts. Follow my guide to show you how :)


Step 1: Copy the question neatly into your green book then use the bar model to find one quarter (1/4) of the amount:

Step 2: To work out three quarters (3/4) you need to work out one quarter (1/4) + one quarter (1/4) + one quarter (1/4) (the numbers circled in orange).

Step 3: If one quarter is 4, three quarters is 4 + 4 + 4 (just like repeated addition!) So 3/4 of 16 is 12. :)

Now use the bar model to work these out. Check the questions carefully as I may try to catch you out... 

¾ of 20 = 15

¾ of 24 = 18

three quarters of 12 = 9

half of 30 = 15

¼ of 40 = 10

three quarters of 40 = 30

one third of 9 = 3

one quarter of 12 = 3

¾ of 28 = 21

¾ of 36 = 27

¼ of 36 = 9


Come back at 2.30pm for the answers :)


Morning English Lesson 2

Open your green book and write the date at the top of a new page.

Today you are going to write a story about the Easter Bunny. Think about:

  • where the bunny will go on the adventure
  • who he or she will meet
  • what exciting event will happen

When you have got some good ideas you may write your story.


Remember to:

  • use your imagination
  • use capital letters and full stops
  • include questions, exclamations, question marks and exclamation marks
  • include adjectives to make your writing interesting to read
  • use conjunctions to join your sentences (and, or, but, if, when, because, so, that)
  • use your neatest handwriting
  • use your phonics, spelling rules and the word mat in your book to help you with your spellings

When you have finished writing your story, remember to edit and improve your writing.


Read a book aloud to someone else. Don't forget to record this in your reading diary :)


Afternoon Tasks

Task 1: Design and make a rocket. You could use plastic bottles, cardboard tubes or whatever you can find! 

Task 2: A couple of weeks ago we were learning about Samuel Pepys and how we know so much about The Great Fire of London because of his famous diary. Complete a daily diary about your life at the moment. Maybe in hundreds of years someone may read your diary during their history lesson!

Task 3: Make a time capsule and bury it outside. Remember: anything that you put inside your time capsule cannot be taken back out once you have buried it so choose your items carefully! Don't forget to take a photograph and share it with me on Purple Mash or email it to Mr Jobburns :)

Don't forget to send me a photograph of any parts of your learning on Purple Mash if you can!

Story with Miss Denny

Come back later for the final story of this term :)