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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Wednesday 1st April 2020

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) cylinder

2) 8

3) 80

4) 25 + 7 = 32

Clock: The time is half past 12

MAIN: So far this week you have learned how to find a half (½) and a quarter (¼) of 2 digit numbers. Today you are going to find a third (⅓)  of 2 digit numbers using the bar model. Follow my guide to show you how :)


Step 1: Copy the question neatly into your green book. As the bottom number of the fraction (⅓) is a 3 we need three equal bars on the bottom of the bar model:

Take care when you draw this! It is abit tricky to draw three bars of equal length.

Step 2: Write the whole number in the whole bar. 

Step 3: Share 15 out equally between the three bars. 

Step 4: Write the total in each of the bars. Remember they MUST be the same number. If you have different numbers in the bars then you have gone wrong somewhere!

Step 5: Check you answer! Does 5 + 5 + 5 = 15? Yes! So we are correct :)

Now use this method to find a third of these 2 digit numbers:

a third of 12 = 4

⅓ of 18 = 6

⅓ of 30 = 10

⅓ of 27 = 9

a third of 36 = 12

a third of 24 = 8


THINK: Does this remind you of a times table we had just started to learn about in school?

 Finding a third is the same as dividing by 3! 

⅓ of 30 = 10               30 ÷ 3 = 10

⅓ of 15 = 5                 15 ÷ 3 = 5

⅓ of 12 = 4                 12 ÷ 3 = 4

Well done if you recognised this :)



Morning English Lesson 2

Open your green book and write the date at the top of a new page. Look carefully at these paintings. What event are they showing?

These are three paintings of Good Friday. Which painting is your favourite?


I would like you to write a sentence telling me what you like about each picture (3 sentences in total) then a sentence telling me which painting is your favourite and why. You can write more if you would like to. From your descriptions I should be able to work out which painting you are writing about in each sentence!


Remember to:

  • use capital letters and full stops
  • include adjectives
  • include conjunctions (and, or, but, so, if, that, because)
  • use your neatest handwriting
  • use your phonics, spelling rules and the word mat in your book to help you with your spellings
  • write at least 4 interesting sentences

You could then copy one of these paintings or you could paint your own picture showing Good Friday. 


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


Afternoon Tasks

Task 1: Draw your own superhero. Give your superhero a name and don't forget to give it special powers too! 

Task 2: It’s time to get active! Watch Mr Maguire then try and improve your ball skills!


Don't forget to complete the ball challenge and send your video to the PTFA! Ask your grown up to visit the PTFA Facebook page for more information :)

Task 3: Numbots! 

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

Story with Miss Denny

Follow these links for three extra special stories :)