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Monday 29th June Home Learning message from Mrs Durneen

A Message from the School Nurses

Year 6 Return to School Film

Watch this little film that Mrs McGuigan and Ms Durneen have made which shows how school will work for Year 6 children who are returning to school. It may take a little while to load because it is 6 mins long, so please do be patient.


Message from Mrs McGuigan 5th June 2020

Letter from Mrs McGuigan

26th June 2020

Junior School End of Term arrangements 

Year 6:

The summer term for Year 6 will end on Tuesday 14th July. This is so that we can spend some time with our year 3/ 4 and 5 children in school and we need to do this safely. There are lots of transition events and activities planned for Year 6 leading up to this date.

Years 3, 4 and 5:

The children from these years are going to be invited back to group picnics to be able to meet together, see their current teacher and meet their new teacher for September. These groups will happen on either 15th, 16th or 17th of July in either an AM or PM slot and we will send you more details soon. To ensure it is safe for everyone we will hold the picnics outside in groups of no more than half of a class, (up to 15 children,) and social distancing will be in place. Children will be asked to bring their own drink and snacks. It will be an opportunity to meet up and chat, play some games, meet their new teacher and ask questions about next year. If the weather is not good enough to hold the picnics outside then they will go ahead in the hall instead. Each teacher will also be making a video for their new class to introduce themselves and talk a bit about next year and we will be providing some additional transition activities in the home learning resources. Children will be informed of their new class and teacher on Wednesday 1st July.

Critical Worker Provision

This will continue for children on the register up until Tuesday July 21st which will be their last day. This group is now full on most days until the end of term and for safety reasons we cannot currently take any more children. Please ensure you have read the information at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision. Please do not apply for spaces on days when you are not working as obviously this stops others from accessing the spaces and working themselves. New applications for a space should be made by email to the school office and state the exact dates required please. If you are already booked in and your working pattern changes, please let us know and cancel any days you do not need as we already have a waiting list.

For the children who will be attending the Y3, 4 and 5 class visits, please note that they may attend their class visit whether or not it falls on one of their normal days in the critical worker provision. The mixing of groups is not considered to be an issue because the event will be socially distanced and held outside.

We would like to confirm to all families that school will be maintaining our existing arrangements for 2 metre social distancing, where possible, in school for the remainder of the term.

Thank you for your continued understanding.

The Hertford Team.



Email sent 17.6.20

Dear Parents and Carers,

Maths books for years 3,4 and 5

We have purchased a CGP Maths Workout workbook for every child in years 3,4 and 5 to support them with their home learning and to use alongside the weekly maths topics. We will let you know which topics we are covering over the rest of the term so you can save these sections for the appropriate weeks, the rest can be done as extras when ever you would like. Please come to the Junior site either this Thursday 18th June or Friday 19th June between 10am and 2pm where someone will be at the entrance handing out the books. Please make sure you are socially distanced if others are around and we would encourage collecting for others where this is possible and if you know someone else can't get out. If your child attends the Keyworker group then they will be given their book the next time they are in. If you can't make these times then it will be possible for you to get a book, please phone the school office and let us know when you are coming, buzz for Reception and someone will bring a book down to you. 

Best wishes,

The Hertford Team



Latest updates

Monday 1st June Good morning Hertford Juniors- watch this video to find out about your new Home Learning


Want something extra for half term? Why not try out some of these ideas on our Half Term Fun page.

For those wanting more support in structuring the daily learning please see the suggestions here
NEW!      Home Learning Ideas For All!

Need some help with written methods for subtraction? Mrs Beechey and her daughter can show you how!

Fancy being a poet? Check out Mrs O's lockdown poetry challenge- scroll down to the bottom of the page in this link.

Sports challenge- The virtual school games. See how Hertford Juniors are getting on. REMEMBER PARENTS and FAMILIES CAN GET INVOLVED TOO.   Lots of ideas on how to keep active during your time at home

Get in touch! To get in touch with your child's class teacher email homelearning@hertfordjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk. Put your child's name/ year group as the email title. You can send photos of home learning for website galleries, ask home learning questions or children can send a message to their teacher. Teachers will try to reply within a couple of days and would love to hear from you! 

Please find below links for home learning for each year group. 

Daily expectations

Year 3 Home Learning 

Year 4 Home Learning 

Year 5 Home Learning 

Year 6 Home Learning

On behalf of all the staff at Hertford Schools thank you for your co-operation and support during this difficult time!

Welcome to our New Families for 2020-21

A huge WELCOME all our new Families! We are very excited to meet you all. We will be in touch soon about transition to Hertford. For updates and a message from your new teacher Mr Baker please check our Year 3, 2020-21 page.


  • Firstly, and most importantly, we hope you are all managing to stay safe and well and that if anyone is unwell that you are coping and getting the support you need. Click here for ADVICE ON TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
  • Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. You can download it from here
  • If you are self-isolating and need support with shopping etc. then get in touch with Hollingdean Covid 19 Mutal Aid Group . They have volunteers for every street in Hollingdean who are happy to help.   Email them on Hollingdeanhelp@gmail.com 



Welcome to Hertford Junior School

zoe1(2)I would like to welcome you and your child very warmly to Hertford Junior School. I am very proud to lead our school. Every child is somebody’s special child and I, along with all of the staff, will always put people first. Here we have an open door policy and have the families at the heart of all that we do; every child has the right to feel special and we, as educators, are the guardians of your child’s self-esteem, in partnership with you, it really is an honour and a privilege.

I passionately believe that if children have an inspirational start to their educational careers then they will run with confidence, purpose and enjoyment in who they are and what they achieve! We aim to give them this very special start by creating a child centered learning environment that encourages and inspires children to work together and learn together. This is supported by our school size as there is a real sense of community; we all know all of the children by name. Our rich, creative, thought provoking and enquiry based curriculum, delivered within a highly nurturing environment, is designed to equip our children with the qualities that will enable them to be successful lifelong learners.

Of course, parents and carers play a vital part in our school life and I welcome you to our school.

Lynchet Close,
Brighton, East Sussex

If you have any queries please contact Dawn Haines in the school office: 

Tel: 01273 557341

If you require a paper copy of any information from our website please ask the school office. 

Hertford Junior School is a member of the Sussex Coast Teaching School Alliance (SCTSA).  Sussex Coast TSA will take a lead role in helping schools across the city and beyond to develop and improve.  In particular working with schools to develop leadership, train new teachers and drive up standards.  For more information please see the link below:


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