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Week 2

Hey Caterpillars, 


I do so very hope that you are all well and safe at home, as well as showing your parents what fantastic helpers you are!! 


Last week we were the only class to not get any emails of the work your doing at home, I'm hoping that this week Caterpillars can show the rest of Mill Hill how amazing are work is!! 


So please don't forget to send anything you have completed at home in, we would love to see how you are getting on.


Missing you all and can't wait to see your smiley faces again. 


Miss Hesling laugh



While we were at school, we looked at the fantastic book Journey by Aaron Becker.


Picture book journey by Aaron Becker

I was sat in my garden the other day and I wondered what journey would I go on if I found a magic crayon somewhere in my house.


Would I go to a magical land where penguins are talking, or where elephants can fly? I might end up in the stunning rainforest, which is full of astonishing wildlife and breath-taking adventures.


Can you write and draw your own journey?

Think about how you might describe the fantastic things you see, can you paint a vivid image in the readers head?

Can you impress your family and me with your VIP vocabulary?


Remember in class when we read it and all the links that you made to other stories or films that you know, this might help you start your own journey. 


Don’t forget your writing skills that you have worked so hard on this year. I look forward to reading all those expanded noun phrases and conjunctions. 


Please send in copies for me to read, or record yourself telling the stories. I’d love to see any work that you do, so please send it in to us at




Caterpillars have played this fun and simple game in class a lot, practising their place value knowledge.


Find a partner and a 1-6 dice, or if you want to challenge yourself a 0-9 dice if you have one. If not don't worry the link below will work as well.


Each of you draw a set of three boxes like this:


Game 1

Take turns to throw the dice and decide which of your three cells to fill. Do this three times each until all your cells are full. Whoever has the largest three-digit number wins.


There are two possible scoring systems:

· A point for a win. The first person to reach 10 wins the game

· Work out the difference between the two three-digit numbers after each round. The winner keeps this score.  First to 1000 wins.


Game 2

Whoever makes the smallest three-digit number wins. Adapt the scoring to suit.


Game 3

Set a target to aim for. Then throw the dice three times each and work out how far each of you is from the target number. Whoever is closest wins.


There are two possible scoring systems:

· A point for a win. The first person to reach 10 wins the game

· Work out the difference between the two three-digit numbers and the target number after each round. Keep a running total. First to 1000 loses.

Possible targets: 500, 350, 222, ...


These are all the nice versions, if you have a wicked streak then the nasty versions might be for you. Play any of the games above. This time you can choose to keep your number and put it in one of your cells, or give it to your partner and write it in the cell you want.



Aim is to get the highest number I roll a 1 (yes!), therefore I put it in my partners hundreds column.


Can you come up with your own variation of the game? If so, please send in the instructions so other caterpillars can play.


We are going to continue to look at light in Science.


This week can you make a RAINBOW?


Follow the instructions below and photograph the rainbows that you have created. Remember to send them into us so we can all see.


What you will need: 

  • water
  • sunlight
  • a clear glass
  • small mirror
  • adult supervision


  1. Fill the glass with water.
  2. Put the mirror into the water inside the glass at an angle.
  3. Position the glass so that sunlight shines directly at the mirror. You may have to shift the mirror to find the right angle.
  4. Look for a reflection on the wall. It would be easier to see if the room is dark.
  5. Adjust the angle of the mirror until you see a rainbow on the wall.


How do you think this is happening? Can you investigate and impress your family with your findings? 

History - Ancient Romans


Baking bread the Roman way

Every month, 200,000 Roman citizens were given a free ration of corn from the state - around 40 kilos. This was enough to make bread for two people for about a month.


Many of these citizens didn't have their own kitchens, so they relied on a baker to turn their corn into something they could eat.


This week is Caterpillars very own Bake Off week. Can you follow the recipe below? I will also be having ago but using normal flour rather than spelt as that is what I have in my cupboards. 


You will need to ask an adult to help you with this. 


 Roman Bread


  • 500g Spelt flour
  • 350ml Water
  • A Pinch of Salt
  • A Splash of Olive Oil



1. Preheat an oven to 180°C.

2. Wash hands and wash a large bowl - we're being authentic here!

3. Add the flour to the bowl along with the pinch of salt.  Give it a bit of a mix to distribute salt.

4. Pour a splash of olive oil into the bowl.

5. Slowly add in the water, mixing as you go, until you get a dough which isn't too floury and isn't too sticky.  



7. Knead the dough well and form into a circular shape.  With a knife, score the top of the loaf, dividing it into 8.  This doesn't particularly help with the baking process, but it's how the bread preserved at Pompeii looked, and it's how it's often depicted.



8. Place on some greaseproof paper on a baking tray and place in the oven for 45 minutes.  By this stage the bread should be lovely and crispy and golden on the outside.  A good way to tell if it's ready on the inside is to tap the bottom of the loaf - if it's ready it will sound hollow.  Because there is no yeast, the bread won't have risen much if at all.


Can you create a loaf of Roman bread this week?  

Email a photo of your bake off experiences to  


Indoor learning


With it looking a little less glorious this week I wonder can caterpillars can you put your creative hats on.


I wonder can you create toilet roll creations, reusing all those toilet roll and kitchen roll tubes. I have given you some examples to help you get some inspiration.


Please email a photo of your finished rubbing or you completing your work so I can put it on the website to share all your amazing work.