Home learning is an important aspect of your child’s education at Drayton C of E Junior School. We believe that home learning:
- Aids knowledge retention through applying knowledge taught in school
- Encourages independent working
- Provides an opportunity for parents to be involved in their children’s learning
- Shows the children that learning is an activity that takes place both outside and inside the classroom
- Helps children to establish good learning habits, taking responsibility for their own learning
- Gives children the opportunity to continue or finish off work started at school
Throughout the school, there is an expectation that children should complete home learning. It is of course important that every child reads at home regularly. In addition, there will be regular homework to reinforce core skills in both English and maths. This might include specific tasks set by the teacher as well as learning times-tables or spelling practise. Homework can take on many forms and might include researching, drawing, designing, drafting, revision, simple experiments, model making, interviewing, collecting data and occasionally finishing off school work.
The amount of home learning given increases progressively as the children move through the school.
Children in Years 3 & 4 should expect 15 minutes of home learning up to three times a week. Children in Years 5 & 6 should expect 30 minutes of home learning up to three times a week.