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BRAINBUILDERS

-Homework at Corpus Christi-

How we do it at Corpus Christi:

In February 2014 a whole school survey was conducted to find out how best to set homework for your children. You told us that you would like to see homework linked more directly to what your child is doing in class so that you were better informed and that your child's learning could be extended beyond the classroom. You also said that you would like a homework timescale that would be more flexible so that it suits you and your familiy's extra curricular activities. Many of our children are in Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts as well as a range of sports clubs that are usually attended in the evenings or during the weekend.

The idea of BrainBuilders is that it covers all of the points above. Teachers strategically plan homework to be linked to the learning within the classroom. The homework is given out on a Tuesday and you and your child have 10 days in which to complete it - parents tell us that this is a unique opportunity to work in a way that is educationally more beneficial for their children. The day the homework is handed back in (every other Friday) is when the children 'showcase' their work with their peers and it is then marked by the teacher. It is at this point children are able to see how they can improve their work and celebrate the work that they have completed.

Our initial trial with years 3 and 5 in the summer term 2014 showed that:

  • the quality and effectiveness of homework tasks had improved
  • learning was extended by linking homework to activities completed in the classroom
  • continuity throughout the school was evident
  • children were more in control of their homework, and almost all actively engaged with and took pride in what they produced
  • children developed and extended their independence of learning

What it looks like...

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What parents say...

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Autumn 2016 Homework Sheets
 Year 1  Year 2  Year 3  Year 4   Year 5   Year 6
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 Plan 2  Plan 2  Plan 2  Plan 2  Plan 2  Plan 2
 Plan 3  Plan 3  Plan 3  Plan 3  Plan 3  Plan 3
 Plan 4  Plan 4  Plan 4  Plan 4  Plan 4  Plan 4
 Plan 5  Plan 5  Plan 5  Plan 5  Plan 5  Plan 5

 

Spring 2017 Homework Sheets
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 1
Plan 2 Plan 2 Plan 2 Plan 2 Plan 2 Plan 2
Plan 3 Plan 3 Plan 3 Plan 3 Plan 3 Plan 3
Plan 4 Plan 4 Plan 4 Plan 4 Plan 4 Plan 4

 

Summer 2017 Homework Sheets
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 1 Plan 1
Plan 2 Plan 2 Plan 2 Plan 2 Plan 2 Plan 2
Plan 3 Plan 3 Plan 3 Plan 3 Plan 3 Plan 3
Plan 4 Plan 4 Plan 4 Plan 4 Plan 4 Plan 4
           

 

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