Home Learning in the Primary School
At DCIS the purpose of our home learning programme in the primary school is to provide opportunities for our students to have fun and enjoyable learning experiences at home that reinforce learning from school and also enable them to prepare for upcoming learning in the classroom. Our aim is that home learning should always be purposeful, related to learning taking place at school and presented in a way that both stimulates and engages our learners. We believe that by presenting quality home learning opportunities, our children will develop the skills of reflection and preparation, whilst also building positive habits and valuable life skills.
Homework in the Secondary School
Homework in the Secondary school is designed to provide students with the opportunity to consolidate and extend their learning outside of the classroom. Homework tasks are of a high quality and stretch and challenge students appropriately. Homework also provides our students with the opportunity to develop independent research skills and learn how to manage their time effectively, in a supportive manner. Homework is tracked on an online portal, ‘Satchel One’, visible to students and parents, to ensure that all stakeholders are informed and part of the ongoing learning dialogue.
In Key Stage 3, there is a blended approach to homework, with some subjects assigning homework using the Tic Tac Toe model of delivery, where students select from a range of options for tasks, and some subjects providing weekly homework tasks.
In Key Stage 4 and 5, homework is provided weekly by all subjects and is designed to ensure that learning is complimented and enhanced through a series of high-quality learning tasks and reading assignments that meet the needs of the qualification specifications being taken.