Holy Trinity Tottenham

Serving the Tottenham
Community

Homework

How to help your child

We aim to foster a positive attitude towards homework and help set good habits. We aim to ensure that homework is of interest to the children and matched to their ability.

Our school policy on homework is based on the principle that the learning process does not begin and end at school. We believe that children are learning constantly from a variety of adults and experiences. We ask that parents support their child with any homework given.

Homework routines begin in Reception with the expectation that children read at home every night. From Year 1 onwards, children are also given weekly maths and literacy activities. We set the homework on a Thursday, expecting it to be handed in on the following Monday, thus giving time for children to complete their homework over the weekend.

Homework club

We run a weekly homework club after school on a Thursday a space were children can work independently on their homework tasks, supervised by one of the teachers. 

How long should my child spend on homework?

Y1 and Y2

  • Ten minutes of reading every day with an adult.
  • 15 - 20 minutes a week on a maths and english task

Y3 and Y4

  • Ten minutes of reading every day with an adult.
  • 20 - 30 minutes a week on a maths and english task

Y5 and Y6

  • Fifteen minutes of reading every day with an adult or individually.
  • 30 - 40 minutes a week on a maths and english task.