Research Projects


Research Homework in Year 2.

Parents should enable children to visit the library / use the computer to locate information and should encourage children to write in their own words. Also, ensuring that, at the end of the project, the child can read it and present it to the class.

Criteria for the Project:

            The project will be written in the child’s own words

            A contents Page

            An introduction to the project

            Best joined handwriting in pencil

            Tidy presentation

            An eye catching cover with a title

Mixture of pictures (drawn or photos), maps and diagrams where appropriate, with captions and labels.

Assessment of the Project:

            A self evaluation form for the child to complete.

            Written teacher feedback.


Year 3 Roman Siege Engine

 

Research Homework in Year 3 and Year 4.

A greater amount of ICT can be used in the projects and work can be presented in a suitable digital format (powerpoint) burnt to disc.  A wide range of ICT formats could be used to enhance the project and a creative approach is encouraged at this stage, (models, artefacts, film clips or recorded sound)

Criteria for the Project:

Written in the child’s own words

            A contents page

            An introduction to the project

            Best handwriting in pen + word processor if required (a balance)

            Tidy presentation

            Eye catching cover with title

            Mixture of pictures (as year 2)

            Small glossary and limited  bibliography (by end of yr 4).

Assessment of the project:

            Self evaluation

            Written teacher feedback.

 

Year 6 Free Choice Project




Year 6 WW2 Project

Research Homework in year 5 and year 6.

The use of a wide range of features within the project remit will be anticipated at this stage:

            Models, powerpoint, artefacts, film clips or recorded sound(as yr 3& 4)

            Primary sources – newspaper articles, ration books etc.

            Music or interviews and quizzes.

            Creative presentation – novel use of shape/features in pages or cover.

            Creativity – cooking samples/ artwork etc.

Criteria for the Project:

Written in the child’s own words

            A contents page

            An introduction to the project

            Best handwriting in pen + word processor if required (a balance)

            Tidy presentation

            Eye catching cover with title

            Mixture of pictures (as year 2)

Glossary and full bibliography

Assessment of the project:

Self evaluation

Written teacher feedback + grading for effort

            A= exceptional

            B= very good

            C=good

            D=satisfactory

            E=more effort needed.



 How long should the project be?   

Teachers are always happy to discuss expectations and special circumstances with parents/children but, as a general guideline it is expected that:-

In year 2                        As appropriate to the child’s level.

In year 3                        All children should produce 6 pages

                                    Most children will  produce   9 pages

                                    Some children will produce  12+ pages

In year 4                        All children should produce  9 pages

                                    Most children will produce   12 pages

                                    Some children will produce 15+ pages

In year 5                        All children should produce 12 pages

                                    Most children will produce 15 pages

                                    Some children will produce 18 + pages

In year 6                        All children should produce 15 pages

                                    Most children will produce 18 + pages

                                    Some children will produce 25 – 35 + pages.