Depends on kids' ages. If secondary age they should manage their own homework without parents intervention. If primary age then 4 pieces to be completed over a weekend is a lot but I'd aim to do the lot on Sunday morning.
In our house all weekend homework gets done on Sunday.
Why can’t homework be started immediately after it’s set? My kids start all their homework same day, do it after afternoon snack at 4 until 6, then dinner, then chill out before bed. Weekends can then be enjoyed.
I think it's a bit of an arbitrary rule tbh. There is no particular reason why Sundays should be for chilling out any more than Saturdays. If he has them every Saturday it seems a bit unfair that Saturday should always be the homework day. My dc sometimes do theirs on Saturday, sometimes on Sunday, usually a bit on both. It depends what else we are doing that weekend.
There are primary schools giving weekend homework? Didn't know that.
Maybe the solution is for half the homework to be done in his, half in yours (or a bit more in his as he has them most of the weekend). He could text pictures of it on Friday and between you agree who should cover what work. There's no reason why Sunday should be any more of a chill out day than Saturday.
My ds' primary school doesn't give weekend homework per se. They give homework once a week in one bunch (a bit of literacy, a bit of maths etc) and it has to be in for the following week. Ds often does his at the weekend because he's less tired than he is after school.
I'd say it was up to the DC when they do their homework. If you (or ex) have particular plans to go somewhere/do something that means they can't do their homework in, they should factor that in to the "when to do it" equation.
On the flip side, unless very short, 4 pieces of work set on thursday to be in on Monday is ridiculous.
(I have one DC who does homework the instant it is set, and another who leaves it later. Both ways have pros and cons)
Liadain - I don't know how other parents feel about it but it works for us. I'm a big believer in not badgering my dc to do their homework, but letting them have control over when they do it. That way they won't still be relying on my nagging to motivate them when they are doing their GCSEs! So when they say "Can I do it on Sunday, I'm tired", I just say "Yes of course, it's up to you when you do it, as long as you get it done on time". (That's the theory anyway. )
I also have only ever done homework on Sunday afternoon/evening. Friday nights are end of week/too tired, Saturdays are the day off, by Sunday, I´m starting to feel refreshed and ready to work. If homework is done in spread out through the weekend, then you never get a real break from school.