Year 5 & 6
The Harriers classroom is the newest in our school with great views of Eaves wood and The Pepperpot. We don’t have much time to gaze out the window as we are too busy learning. Each morning we have an English and maths lesson, taught by Mrs Peat, who is ably supported by Mrs Greenall and Del. In English we love studying different books linked to our topics, completing drama activities, writing for different purposes and learning the new grammar curriculum. In maths we complete work on our own or in guided groups where we complete problems or play maths games.
The afternoons are just as packed whether it is becoming historians, geologists, artists or design technicians while completing topic work; undertaking fun and exciting science experiments; learning to read, write and speak French; learning new sports such as Pop Lacrosse, Orienteering or Tag Rugby; improving our musical skills; devising new computer games and apps or learning more about the Christian and World Faiths.
Being the oldest children in the school we also have more responsibilities from being a role model for the younger ones to House Captains, Sports Leaders and attending Pupil Parliament. We are also given the main parts in the Christmas and Summer Productions.
At the end of each year we go on a week’s residential which we alternate between London and an outdoor and adventurous week in an Outdoor Adventure Centre. It’s great to have a week away from our parents and we learn a lot about ourselves and each other. In London we visit the Houses of Parliament, go to the theatre, tour the major sights and enjoy hopping on and off the tube. For our adventurous week, we become better at working together, learning new skills and challenging ourselves by completing some scary activities.
As the year 6 come to the end of their time at the school we hold an Awards Evening – a very posh red carpeted event where we celebrate the brilliant achievements of leavers.
We certainly have a packed two years in the Harriers class, learning new things, having fun and getting us well prepared for our next chapter in our life, moving onto high school.