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Week 5


Caterpillars I found this video and it reminded me of 'The Journey' and 'Ocean Meets Sky'. What do you think?

"Eye of the Storm"

Guided Reading

Who do you think this is? 

What are they doing? 

Why are they doing this? 

Where are they going?

When is this video set? 

How is he feeling? 


These were the questions that I thought of, what about you? You all worked so hard at your guided reading strategy to 'Ask Questions'. 


Using the strategy card below, what questions would you ask? Please send them to me 


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Can you write the ending to the story.  What happens as he goes through the storm?  What is on the other side? Where is he going? 


Think about how is he feeling? What can he see? 


Can you use powerful adjectives and adverbs to help you paint that picture in my head when I read it?


Please send your stories to me so I can read them at 


This week Caterpillars, I wonder can you solve these maths snakes that I have created. You are going to need your amazing mental maths ability. Once you have answered them please send them in to me so I can be amazed.


Challenge: Can you create your own Snake for me to answer? Please send them to me at

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Ghosts Eggs Experiment 


This week Caterpillars, can you put a fun twist on a favourite science experiment and make GHOST EGGS!

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How to Make Ghost Eggs




  • Begin by carefully placing the desired amount of eggs in a jar.
  • You can make one ghost egg or try this experiment with many eggs at a time.
  • Fill the jar with roughly equal parts of tonic water and vinegar being sure to fully submerge the eggs.  
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  • I used more vinegar than tonic water to ensure that the desired results would be achieved, but I don't think that it matters too much.

Now, it is time to observe.


The Ghost Egg Experiment


Now watch the jar over the next few days and record any changes. What do they think is happening inside the jar? Record your predictions.

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  • After roughly 48 hours you can remove the eggs from the jar.


What you will discover is hopefully a shell-less, ghostly eggs that GLOW!

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How amazing is this? 
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But why?  
Why does the shell disintegrate from the egg, and why do the eggs glow?  The answers are in the science!

What happens to the shell?

  • The shell literally disappears!  
  • The eggs don't look translucent.  They are translucent!  
  • The vinegar completely dissolves the eggshells, leaving only a ghostly membrane behind


Why does the shell disappear?
The acidity in the vinegar breaks down the outer shell of the egg, but it leaves the eggshell membrane in tact. 

Why do the eggs glow?
Tonic water is the secret ingredient that gives these eggs their glow, but why?  Read more on the science behind how that works here.


Caterpillars please send me your spooky ghost eggs!!

History - Ancient Romans
Caterpillars please watch the video below. 

A Day In The Life... Of A 10-Year-Old In Roman Britain

Can you produce a video, voice recording or a written recount of a 'Day in the Life of you in 2020' 


Are there any similarities or differences to that of a Roman 10 yr old? 


What do you think life was like then? What would you ask him? 


Please send any of your amazing recounts to us at

This is your change to be a famous blogger and feature on our website. 


Outdoor Activity 

Since I last saw your glorious faces Caterpillars, I have been going on some fantastic walks in the Waterlooville Countryside. On each walk I have been picking up a pebble to paint and hide in my garden. Ready for my energetic niece when I get to see her. 


Each of these pebbles has an animal on and a number underneath, as she is learning to count still (she is only 2). 


Below is my Bumble Bee. 


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I wonder can you find and paint some animal pebbles for your garden, outside or windowsill space?


What will you pick to paint? I have added some other examples below to help you out. 


You can use paint or sharpies, if you are going to put them outside I would advise varnishing them so that the rain doesn't ruin your masterpiece. 


Please send you fabulous pieces of work in so that we can all see email a photo to 


Miss Hesling's next pebble project :)

Miss Hesling's next pebble project :) 1