Campie believes in children having time to relax, reflect and rest after a busy day in their learning environments. That’s why our Home Learning policy is geared towards short activities that can be achieved throughout the week.
Children will receive home learning from their class teachers on a weekly basis (this may begin the week after a new term).
P1-2 will take their reading books home to practise their sight vocabulary (key words) and phonics (sounds). P3 upwards will take home new spelling words and a reading target (sometimes with questions). Children should use look, count, cover, write and check three times and complete an additional Spell Well task which can be found here.
These items are usually due on a Friday unless stated by their class teacher.
If you feel your child would benefit from extra practice there are a number of useful websites which have many fun and engaging learning games, here are an example of a few:
- Top Marks – games for every area of the curriculum
- abcya.com – lots of games on almost everything (american based)
- Primary Games Arena – almost everything you can think of
- Primary Homework Help – great for project work
- Grid Club – all sorts of Social Studies and Science stuff
- Kiddle – like Wikipedia but better, aimed towards kids and so much easier to read
- ICT Games – great for spelling, common words and phonics
- Spelling City – fantastic customisable spelling games (sign up required)
- Bitesize (Level 1) – from finding information to alphabetical order
- Bitesize (Level 2) – super games for reading and talking and listening
- LibriVox – free audio books
- Storynory – more free audio books
- Audio Book Treasury – even more audio books
- 50 Writing Ideas – some ideas for writing
- Skillswise – literacy help aimed towards adults
Maths & Numeracy
- ICT Games – lots of games for all areas of maths and number
- Bitesize (Level 1) – some fab games on times tables and quick fire number puzzles
- Bitesize (Level 2) – more great things from the BBC
- Sumdog – games for maths and more (sign up required)
- Hit the Button – number bond fun
- Maths Centre Apps – fantastic apps that help with number understanding (numberlines, 10 frames, bead racks)
- Maths Dictionary for Kids – explanation of maths and numeracy terminology
- APlusMath – worksheets, flashcards and games galore.
- Skillswise – maths help aimed towards adults
Education Scotland have produced a booklet which is full of ideas on how to promote mathematical thinking at home. Follow the link website to access this resource.
- Nasa – the official NASA website
- Nasa Kids – find out about missions to Mars and if aliens exist here
- National Geographic Kids – wildlife and geography facts to be found here
- BBC History – interesting information from different parts of history, from Aztecs to the 60s
- Kodu Download – amazing visual game creating environment
- Kodu Game Lab – lots of tutorials and downloadable worlds
- Scratch – a cool visual program language that will help you learn to code
- Dance Mat Typing – learnt o touch type
- Accelerated Reader – SCHOOL USE ONLY