Harrier Class

Teachers: Mrs Astington & Mrs Janas
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wall
LSA / SEN:  Mark Pearson

In year 5 the children move into Harrier Class with Mrs Janas and Mrs Astington, the class teachers, supported by Mrs Wall and Mr Pearson. In Harrier Class the children begin to develop various roles of responsibility. They take a leading role in daily Worship, they take on the role of play leaders in supporting the younger children at playtime, they may choose to become class photographers, house captains, school council members, representing the school in a sporting and/or academic way. Year 6 are given the opportunity to be ‘buddies’ for the youngest children in Cygnet class in the Autumn term.

In Harrier the children also have the opportunity to go on two splendid residential trips to: Mill-on-the-Brue and Brenscombe/Brownsea Island. The highlight of the Summer term is the KS2 Production, which is a chance for the children to develop and show their wider talents to the school and community. The foundation of all learning in Harrier Class is based on the school’s Christian ethos.

Outstanding levels of behaviour, appearance, manners – all encompassed within our Christian values – are expected and the Harrier Class team actively promote the children becoming more independent, responsible and resilient in preparation for the move to Secondary education.

The Class Prayer

Be thou a bright flame before me

Be thou a guiding star above me

Be thou a smooth path below me

Be thou a kindly shepherd behind me

Today tonight and forever.

                                                                        St. Columbus (521 – 597)


Documents for parents


Combined 2nd Half Autumn Term 2017

Combined Spellings 1st Half Autumn Term 2017

Combined Spellings and Word List 1st half Spring Term 2018 Version 2

Combined Spellings and Word Lists 2nd half Spring Term 2018


Harrier Class News

WOW! Glastonbury Abbey

Another WOW! starter to our new topic of Invaders, Settlers and Kingdoms. Harrier class visited Glastonbury Abbey. Here they enjoyed workshops learning how Anglo-Saxons lived, went on a tour of the ruins and even met ‘King Arthur’. A great day with some lovely memories.

Christmas arrives in Harrier Class

Here we are making our table decorations and hand-sewn Christmas cards.

French Cafe

Remember our French Cafe? Well, here’s a few pics of us making some biscuits.

Harrier Newsletter Autumn

Autumn newsletter 2017 (1)

Harrier Newsletter Spring

Spring Term newsletter 2018

Anti-Bullying Week Winners

Thank you to all the children who brought in entries to the competitions, there were some lovely entries. Congratulations to Holly in Cygnet Class and Emily in Kite class for their winning entries. I do hope you like them.

Messy Church

Plenty of crafty fun at Messy Church!





























Autumn is upon us.

We are all enjoying Autumn here in Harrier Class. The leaves are turning into multicoloured mosaics around the school grounds. Apples are abundant and super juicy.

Teasels, in the garden, have gone brown and look like stranded hedgehogs, clinging to thorny branches.

Berries show off their colours to the world. Waiting for their hidden seeds to begin their journey.

See the gallery for more Autumn pictures.

French Breakfast

Last Wednesday saw us going deep into our current topic (France) by having a French breakfast. Everyone did very well at asking for their food in French. Particularly impressive was the way most children sampled new foods and drink. It was a great success. Well done Harriers.

A new ‘WOW’ starter

Last week we took a journey to see the scene of ‘event’. When we got there Mrs Astington read some text describing an event. She asked us to look at the scene (See pictures) and the surroundings. Taking in the sights, smells and noises around us. As our imaginations were set loose we returned to school to begin  work on a new ‘Warning tale’.