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A Message from Mrs McGuigan, Friday 3rd April

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ADVICE FOR FAMILIES

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. Below is a link that you may find useful.

ADVICE ON TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

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 

HOME LEARNING

NEW!

Having fun with Music at home

Spelling Top Tips: Ways to get your child to learn their spellings INDEPENDENTLY!

Ideas for staying active at home

Easter and Springtime Activities for the holidays

Home learning packs have been sent home but there are also home learning links online. 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!

LETTER FROM ZOE: 
 

Wednesday 1st April 2020 3pm

Dear Parents and Carers,

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. Hopefully you will have been able to get your children into a routine that suits your individual family needs and they are getting some learning done when you can. We just wanted to update you on what's happening behind the scenes at Hertford Schools and keep you in the loop about our plans moving forward.

School nurses would like to advise you that during the current Covid-19 outbreak, we are still here for you and your family, to offer information and support about your child’s health. You can contact us via our duty line, which is open from 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday on: 01273 696011 ext. 1692. There is also an answerphone facility so that you can leave a message if it is outside of these times and we will contact you during working hours. We also operate a texting service called ChatHealth for young people, which we are extending to parents and carers to use during this period if you have any questions or want advice. The number to text is: 07480635423. This service is available from 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). Any messages received at the weekend will be responded to the next working day.

Our teachers and support staff are currently working on a number of things from home as well as juggling their own individual family needs. One of the things they are looking at is what goes into the next home learning blocks and how we get this to you. They will be preparing new home learning grids for each year group in line with the topics that would have been started in Summer Term. In addition to this they will also be looking at year group specific Maths and English for you to continue with. We'll also add in some more ideas for music, PE and just general learning that you can do in your everyday activities. We will be uploading the new learning activities onto our website so that they are ready for you at the start of the Summer Term, week beginning 20th April so keep an eye out for this. 

You may have heard that the Government have announced that families who are eligible for benefits based free school meals will be able to obtain supermarket vouchers during the term-time weeks that the schools are closed. Unfortunately, this does not include universal free school meals that all Key Stage 1 and Early Years families normally receive, just those who qualify due to their benefits/income level. An email and text were sent out yesterday to those families who are eligible. If you received one, please respond as soon as possible so we can process your application. If you didn't receive an email/ text and think you could be eligible please let us know your children's names, your name, your email address and your date of birth and National Insurance number ASAP and we can check eligibility. Please note that due to high volumes of applications there is currently a delay in confirming eligibility.

Please remember that the next 2 weeks from Monday 6th April are officially the Easter Holidays, the school will be closed at this time.  While you may want to keep some routine in place we're sure you'll all need to take a break if at all possible as well. If you do have any urgent concerns then please do get in touch with us via admin@hertfordinf.brighton-hove.sch.uk   or  admin@hertfordjun.brighton-hove.sch.uk. The school will re-open to keyworker children and those in vulnerable groups after the holidays on Monday 20th April. The school office will then be able to take phone calls from this time so please make contact with us if needed on 01273 552931.

Stay home and stay safe!

The Hertford Team

 

Children in School

We still have some children in school, mostly children of key workers. Today a few children have been having a day of exploring volcanos, creating lava lamps and volcano pictures. 

Welcome to Hertford Junior School

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
BN1 7FP

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:

https://www.sussexcoasttsa.co.uk/brighton-hove/primary/sctsa

 
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