Homework Help!

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Homework Help

Mount Cameron Primary has a Homework Policy for pupils, parents andstaff. Homework is matched to Curriculum for Excellence outcomes, used to raise attainment, practise work taught in class and to further develop research skills. Please follow the link below if you would like to see a copy of our:

You can also find out more about the school on our About Us page.

  • Teaches you to learn for yourself!
  • Makes you more confident about learning!
  • Let’s your parents see what you are learning about in school!
  • Helps you understand things better!
  • Helps you practise what you’ve been taught in class!
  • Helps you to develop good habits!
  • Prepares you for work, learning and life!

To help you complete your homework, you have to ask yourself some questions:

  1. Where do you work best? In your room, at a desk, in the living room, on the floor?
  2. When is the best time for you to do your homework? Immediately after school, after tea, evening time, setting a target time?
  3. How do you learn best?& No noise, background music, working for short periods of time with regular breaks, setting a target time, preparing a homework timetable?

Some educators have said that we learn:

  • 10% of what we read
  • 20% of what we hear
  • 30% of what we see
  • 50% of what we see and hear
  • 70% of what we talk about with others
  • 95% of what we teach someone else

So, to learn more, talk about your homework with others!

This means…

  • You have realised that you don’t know/can’t do something!
  • You now know you are going to learn something that you didn’t know before!
  • You are going to find out strategies for what to do when you are stuck – the most important lifetime skill of them all!

When you are stuck:

  • Don’t walk away from the problem – be determined!
  • Think about what you do already know and how it can help you!
  • Find out what bit of the homework is giving you problems (challenges)!
  • Talk to someone about your homework (you parents, friends and most of all your teacher)!

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Useful Websites

When doing research, there are some very good websites that can help!

  • Kidz Search – a child appropriate Search Engine (www.kidzsearch.com/)
  • BBC Education – BBC site with lots of information, including Gaelic pages (www.bbc.co.uk/education)
  • SCRAN – Scottish resources (www.scran.ac.uk/)
  • NASA Kid’s Club – Science – Earth and Space (www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html)
  • ESA Kids – European Space Agency Science – Earth and Space (www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/)
  • Channel 4 Learning – Channel 4’s learning site (www.channel4learning.com/)
  • Duck Duck Go – ‘The search engine that doesn’t track you.’ (duckduckgo.com/)
  • Discovery School – Discovery Channel site full of information, clip art, etc. (www.discoveryschool.com)
  • Fun With Spot.com – Interactive educational games based on ‘Spot’ the dog – for younger children (www.funwithspot.com)
  • Babel Fish – This site will help you to translate words into other languages (www.babelfish.com/tag/free-translation/)
  • Snaith Primary – Terrific site for ‘Thinking Things’, topics and fun activities (home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/index.htm)
  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig – Site for young Gaelic speakers (www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/ionnsachadh/)
  • Homework Elephant – Links to lots of sites for homework (www.homeworkelephant.co.uk)
  • Gaelic 4 Parents – Gaelic language support for all ages of children (www.gaelic4parents.com)
  • Raspberry Pi Foundation – puts the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world (www.raspberrypi.org/)
  • Code Club – all children should have the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from (www.codeclub.org.uk/)

Please ask your parents/guardians to check out these websites before you use them.

If you would like to read more about ways to work on your homework, the Scottish Government Education Department have made homework advice books for children called ‘The Homework File‘. These can be ordered from the University of Strathclyde (0141 440 2881).

Each year the school will hold ‘homework’ and ‘school priorities’ information evenings for our parents and our parents/guardians to raise the attainment of our children and to further develop home/school two-way communications. These meetings will be at the beginning of each session. However, we are pleased to talk with parents at any point in the school session.

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