My ds1 (just turned 5) is in p1 in Scotland, the equivalent of reception in England. I'm new to this school business so I'm not sure what's normal but some nights he seems to have way too much homework. For example tonight he had to do a worksheet on the sound 'ch', a number worksheet and then EIGHT pages of reading!!! Ds is a fluent reader so the teacher has put him on particular books which have about 5- 10 sentences per page. He loves reading in his own time but hates doing if for homework, I am starting to think its all a bit much?
We get nothing like that. My 4 yo Reception daughter gets three reading books a week. Her teacher asked me to practice her writing but didn't specify what she wants me to do or supply any materials. (We previously had a sheet of cursive letters.)
none set.. we were asked to read with them regularly, and if they had an entry in their reading diary every day they got a star on a chart.. and if they got 3 stars they got to pick out a little prize from a box.
Phonics sheets with actions. Maths games weekly. Reading books on average three times a week. Occasional other bits, for e.g he had a wordsearch to do. He also has a target sheet and that asks that he practise writing numbers up to 20, writing sentences using fingerspaces and something else I've forgotten But the things on the target sheet are 'do them when you remember' rather than 'must be done by...'.
They also have a website thingy he can log onto when he fancies.