At Branston Junior Academy we feel very passionately about our motto "Learning is a habit for life." We believe it is important to encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own learning as well as inspiring them to extend their learning and explore their own interests linked to in-school learning.

Below is a table highlighting homework expectations for each year group as well as a photograph of the Branston Junior Academy Planner which is central to pupil's homework organisation.

*Whenever possible homework will go out on a Wednesday and should be returned to school on a Monday

This planner is designed to minimise the number of resources they need in school, and will replace reading records, homework books and diaries, the planner will also be used as a record of children’s excellent behaviour and effort as it will be used to record their merit stamps. If your child loses their planner there will be a charge of £5 to replace it.

The planner will also be used as a way to store school letters and all letter swill be folded and put in planners to help to ensure parents receive them. It can also be used as a channel of communication if you wish to put notes in it for the teacher to see (such as injuries to excuse them from PE/ emotional needs which we should be aware of etc.)

This year all homework will be completed in their Branston planners  and they will also need to record their reading (at least three times a week) in it. Please ensure that year 3/4 pupils have their reading signed by an adult.

The planner should be in school every day and should come home each evening. The purpose of this planner is to encourage children to take responsibility for their own learning and self-organisation.

If children are required to work remotely from home, we use Teams as a plaform to provide online learning. Click here to view information of our remote education provision