Harrier Class

Teachers: Mrs Astington & Mrs Janas
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wall

In year 5 the children move into Harrier Class with Mrs Janas and Mrs Astington, the class teachers, supported by Mrs Wall. 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




Harrier Class News

Celebration Worship

Come along to celebrate the children’s great learning every Friday at 3pm. All parents and Grandparents welcome.






Science Week

This week has been Science Week. Here in Harriers we have focused our learning on helping the environment by Recycling, Reusing, Repairing and Reducing. We experimented with chemical reactions, water filtering, making paper and reducing food waste. Here are a few pictures of our wonderful paper making experiment.

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

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.