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Thursday 28th January 2021

What's happening today?


  • Before our meeting enjoy your reading book.
  • 9.20 - 9.40 Meet me online at 9.20 to discover more about today's whole class maths investigation!
  • Maths Activity, following on from our live session - see below
  • Brain Break - Time to take a break, wiggle and jiggle.
  • English - today your task is to make a disgusting sandwich - Yuk! See below.
  • Theme - Music - See below 
  • 2.00 - 2.15 Meet me online this afternoon to share your results from our class maths investigation!

Maths - Following on from our live lesson.

Remember today we are trying to find out which is the most common name length in Year 2. Today I would like you to create a tally chart and a pictogram to help you answer the question.



Task 1

Task 2

Now show the data you have collected in a pictogram. Today I would like you to use a scale of 2 for your pictogram.  You could use the circle symbol from yesterday or you can choose your own symbol but make sure it is a shape that you can easily show half of. 



Task 3

Now you need to use your data to answer the question to our investigation.

What is the most common name length in year 2?

Brain Break


Brain Breaks - Action Songs for Children - Body Bop

Time to wiggle and jiggle with Body Bop!



So, after all of your brilliant work with human edible sandwiches, today I would like you think about the ingredients that you could use to create a disgusting sandwich.  Just like the disgusting sandwich in our story book. 


You might like to think of foods that wouldn't taste nice together  e.g. a chocolate, mustard and pasta sandwich or you might like to go out and about and create a sandwich in your garden. Maybe a grass, mud and twig sandwich!


If you have had enough of sandwich making this week why not create a disgusting smoothie instead, remember our food today will not be edible for humans so don't eat or drink it!


For your recording today, you could take photographs, draw pictures and label, write a recipe list (a list of ingredients) or create a piece of art showing your sandwich.


Don't write any instructions just yet, that will be coming soon!


As promised here is Madison's disgusting sandwich that she made this week. I think Madison is now going to make a disgusting smoothie!




Here are the instructions for Madison's sandwich, but remember we are not writing instructions today. Also you can look at Edward's yummy bagel instructions and Emily's and Imogen's sandwich instructions too. Great work from everybody yesterday!

Theme - Music

Last week you listened to a piece of music from an opera written by Benjamin Britten. You all drew what it made you think of when listening and thought of a possible title.


We then found out that the music was called 'The Storm' and watched a BBC short play about the piece which showed a storm at sea. At school we really enjoyed watching the orchestra play and spotting all the instruments we knew.


Listen to the music again and listen for when the music changes because it is not always loud.

Click below to  listen again.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN - Britten - Sea Interludes - 4 - Storm

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)Four Sea Interludes.

Today you need to make yourself some cards like these or if you want to print you will find them below.


In the music there are lots of different parts to the storm.


Listen to the piece again and raise the matching picture card when you hear the sound of:

  • Waves
  • Thunder
  • Rain
  • Wind
  • The sun coming out


Things to listen out for in Benjamin Britten's piece.

  • A rolling sound for the waves
  • A crashing sound for the thunder
  • A pitter-patter sound for the rain
  • A howling sound for the wind
  • Calmness when the sun comes out


Have a listen and hold your card up when you think the music is showing these different parts of the storm.