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Fractions of amounts applied in context



These activities will teach you the steps you need to think about in order to find the fraction of an amount.

We will also use bar models to show the method. If bar models help you then you can draw your own, but if you don’t find this helpful, you don’t need to. Both approaches are fine.

Once you understand the method, we will use this skill to solve problems. You will need to think carefully about your problem-solving strategies, because some problems have more than one step.

Remember – before you start a problem, take a breath and think about the method you will use before jumping into the calculation.


Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2



Who was King Henry VIII?



Sometimes, history is shaped by significant events like battles or earthquakes. Sometimes just one person changes things, like Henry VIII.


n 1509 Henry VIII became king of England. His father had left him lots of money and he wanted to be the greatest king England ever had.

Henry was 18 when he became King. He loved music, dancing and playing sports, like jousting and archery.

Henry VIII and religion

Henry wanted a son to be king when he died. But he and the Queen, Catherine of Aragon, only had a daughter. Henry wanted to divorce Catherine and marry Anne Boleyn instead. But the Pope said, "No!"

Henry was furious! He made everyone agree that in England, he, not the Pope, was in charge of the Church. His new Church was called the Church of England, and this event was called 'The Reformation'.

In 1536 Henry used his new power to begin to close down the monasteries and take their land and money.

In 1536 he united Wales with England, and in 1541 he declared himself King of Ireland. Henry had a series of wars with France, which cost him greatly.


The wives of Henry VIII

Many people remember Henry VIII for how he treated his six wives. Watch this clip from Horrible Histories to explain why.