Work Space

Your starting point for home learning

Welcome to the HJS Work Space

Daily routine

During this period of school closure, parents should try to establish a regular daily routine. This will help children to feel settled, which is very important for their mental health and wellbeing. Each family will need to decide what works for them.

Try to provide children with a place to work. A table top, rather than a lap. A space where you can supervise them, even if you are getting on with your own work. Have pencils and paper readily available.

You may be sharing access to a computer. Much of the work that we set does not need to be done at the computer. Make time for each child to read the instructions. Help them make notes, so that they can then work away from the device. We will try to avoid setting work that needs to be printed off. If the work involves online resources, you may need to work out a timetable for access for all the family.

At the start of each week, we will publish suggested activities for three “lessons” per day. The amount of time children spend, and when they do these activities, will be entirely up to them and their parents to decide. If you can’t fit it all in, don’t worry! Do what works for you.

Look out for Mr Barber or Mr Parr's Assembly each Monday, at the bottom of this page.

Working at home

We suggest, if you can:

  • Homework: at least 30 minutes English, 30 minutes Maths and 30 minutes Other - from your year group's Home Learning page.
  • Practise spellings and times tables - 10 minutes each.
  • Reading for pleasure - at least 20 minutes
  • Physical exercise - at least 20 minutes

Look after yourself

We want everyone to look after their mental health as well as their physical health during this period of school closure. Try to make this a positive experience for everyone!

  • Contribute: Help out with the cleaning, making lunch, tidying up.
  • Relax: Make sure you have some quiet time.
  • Connect: Enjoy conversations and play games with family or friends.
  • Create: Make music or art, invent something and build it!
  • Notice: Look around you, listen, and take notice of what you see and hear and how it makes you feel.

Year 3 Home Learning

What to do this week, messages from your teachers, and the latest news from Year 3.


Year 4 Home Learning

What to do this week, messages from your teachers, and the latest news from Year 4.

Year 5 Home Learning

What to do this week, messages from your teachers, and the latest news from Year 5.

Year 6 Home Learning

What to do this week, messages from your teachers, and the latest news from Year 6.

School News Blog

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Working at home, working in school
Back to school, Term 5
Adapting to life under lockdown
Egg Race
The Isolation Egg Race

Wonderful Work

Each week, we'll be showcasing some of the wonderful work that children send in. We can't display it all, but we'd like to celebrate the effort that everyone is putting in while they are working at home.


Each Monday morning, Mr Parr or Mr Barber will add an Assembly for the whole school. It might be a video, or it might be a story to read together. It will be something you can look at together, and will hopefully prompt some thought provoking discussions. Mr Barber's assemblies should get you thinking of good philosophical questions. What connections can you make? What on earth does he mean? How does that link with something else we've been thinking about? Mr Parr's assemblies will no doubt get you thinking about how to look after yourself and everyone around you. Have you been watching his films on Chimp TV?

What a wonderful world

 ... we share with the bears, and all the other wonders of nature. When you watch the assembly, you'll find out that I couldn't work out how to include the video from Bristol Waste about how to reduce, reuse, recycle when it comes to your food. So click here to watch it and find out how you can do your bit to help make a healthier planet.

And did you know, food waste in Bristol has dropped by a third during lockdown? Click here to find out more from Bristol Food Network. Their website has loads of ideas, activities and resources for those of you who would like to focus on food as part of your home learning and family fun.