Welcome to the HJS Work Space
The new normal
Henleaze Junior School is open again for all pupils from 3rd September 2020, after nearly 6 months of national lockdown. We are delighted that children are able to get back into the classroom, and our staff are able to teach them face to face,not just online. We know that Covid-19 has not gone away, and due to the ongoing risk, some children may have to spend some time at home. If that happens, visit the Home Learning pages, and check into your Microsoft Teams account to keep learning.
Remember to follow all the rules to protect everyone from the coronavirus and keep us all safe in school.
Although we are back in school, we will be using Microsoft Teams to help us manage learning and communication. All children have a username and password, and they are a member of a Year Group Team.That's where teachers post message about homework or upcoming events and news about what has been going on in class. Children can reply to questions or suggestions posted by their teachers.
If children have to self-isolate or quarantine at home, when they are fit and healthy and able to learn, then we will communicate with them and support them in Teams. If there should be a Covid-19 outbreak and we have to close a class or year group, we will move our lessons to Teams.
Look after yourself
We want everyone to look after their mental health as well as their physical health, not just during the Covid pandemic, but for all time. Here are 5 tips you can always follow, and a link to our Wellbeing page.
- Contribute: Help out around the home or in your local community.
- Relax: Make sure you have some quiet time in your day.
- 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.
Video guides to using Teams
Visit our Covid 19 pages to find our Quick Guides to Teams. We show you how to find the channels and files you need, whether you are using a computer, a tablet or a phone.
Year group hubs
Now we are back in school, we will not be using the Home Learning pages in the same way. Children will be learning how to use their Microsoft Teams accounts to support their learning, whether they are in class or in isolation. You can still access the home learning pages from the Year Group Hubs, as well as any letters that we send home, and news of any special events.
Year 3 Hub
Useful information for members of Year 3.
Year 4 Hub
Useful information for members of Year 4.
Year 5 Hub
Useful information for members of Year 5.
Year 6 Hub
Useful information for members of Year 6.
Arriving and leaving
In order to control the number of people coming in and out each day, we have given each year group a specific time to arrive.
For Years 5 and 6 the school day starts at 8:50 and finishes at 3:20.
For Years 3 and 4, the school day starts at 9:00 and finishes at 3:30.
Years 4 and 6 should come in through the gate by the cycle shelter.
Years 3 and 5 should come in through the gate by the willow tree (except for Class 5, who come in by the school kitchen).
During lockdown, Mr Barber and Mr Parr recorded assemblies and posted them on HJSTV in Vimeo. Now that we are back at school, we'll be doing assemblies by broadcasting live to the classroom screens, as we cannot gather all the children together in the Hall.
In case you missed them, or want to listen again to some of the stories, we've left the link to the Lockdown Assemblies here.