Homework - NIS American School Dubai

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Homework

Homework is an essential component of schooling at NIS.

All homework assignments are compulsory unless otherwise communicated by the teacher. NIS highly recommends all students to read at home as much as possible. Homework can be seen on the parent portal each day and there is a clear policy available on request.

We see home learning as a way to:

  1. Consolidate knowledge, skills and understanding.
  2. Apply learning to different situations.
  3. Promote critical thinking.
  4. Develop independence and responsibility.
  5. Develop personal interests and research.

Recommended homework per day for each grade level

Grade LevelsApproximate TimeDomains
KG1 to KG2
20 MinutesReading. Phonics and basic c-v-c words. Number recognition
G1 to G320 MinutesReading. Phonics and high frequency words recognition
Unit related activities-choice for the students
Finding out activities
Number bonds practice
Think Central and Skill Navigator
G4 to G545 Minutes
Reading. Research. Times-tables. Unit related activities- choice for the students. Presentation preparation. Think Central, Skill navigator and reading comprehension.
G6 to G860 MinutesLearning will be related to key subjects of: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arabic, French, Islamic Studies. Activities will consolidate learning or challenge critical thinking. Debate preparation will be included as well as responses to ‘big’ questions.
G9 to G1260 – 90 MinutesLearning will be related to key subjects of: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arabic, French, Islamic Studies. Activities will consolidate learning or challenge critical thinking. Debate preparation will be included as well as responses to ‘big’ questions.