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Creative homework

Discussion in 'Primary' started by fahrsx, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. We are currently looking at our homework policy in school and are moving away from the maths & literacy worksheet to more of the learning log idea, where children take an exercise book home once a week and complete an activity.
    The idea is we have a list and explanation of activities (linked to our topic) glued in the front of the book and the children choose which one they complete each week. The activities cover all subjects but children can work on their interests one week and maybe one they aren't so keen on another week but it is totally their choice.
    I just wondered whether you had sent home any homework which children had loved doing and which had great results?
    Would love to hear your thoughts. [​IMG]
     
  2. We are currently looking at our homework policy in school and are moving away from the maths & literacy worksheet to more of the learning log idea, where children take an exercise book home once a week and complete an activity.
    The idea is we have a list and explanation of activities (linked to our topic) glued in the front of the book and the children choose which one they complete each week. The activities cover all subjects but children can work on their interests one week and maybe one they aren't so keen on another week but it is totally their choice.
    I just wondered whether you had sent home any homework which children had loved doing and which had great results?
    Would love to hear your thoughts. [​IMG]
     
  3. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    designing a circuit (P.E. related) stations had to exercise different muscles, some had to be suitable for wheelchair users, some aerobic, some more stationery.
    Current one is to design a solar powered vehicle.
    Designing a week's diet for an athlete was another but didn't work so well.
     
  4. we send it home once a fortnight asking them to tell us everything they know about ... This can take any format they choose - brochure, booklet, poster, factfile etc. They are allowed to use ICT, but not as the only way of presenting their ideas.
    Some have been amazing, like sculpture. Its the first year we have done it and it took a while to get off the ground, with many parents asking us what to do, but we are getting there now. the kids seem to enjoy being given the freedom to show what they have found out however they want
     

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