Our week started with some of the class going to Dorchester Abbey on Monday afternoon to take part in Festival of Voices, which I am told went extremely well. Congratulations all those of you involved! Meanwhile, the rest of Years 5 and 6 joined for a happy afternoon in Newt Town. Year 5, led by Louie’s mum (thank you!) re-built the bug hotel, creating a fabulous habitat for invertebrates while Year 6 tried their hand at pond-dipping. We saw a large number of smooth newts and water snails plus one very energetic frog and plenty of water beetles and smaller invertebrates. We will be continuing to monitor the biodiversity in the pond and next year will be thinking about how we can encourage an even wider range of species. In English we have written our biographies of a scientist, while in maths we have continued learning some algebra. Our Science topic has begun, looking at the human life cycle and how humans grow, develop and change over time. The children are continuing to develop their understanding of Hinduism, this term, starting with learning about worship at a Mandir.