How much homework does your year 5 child get and how long does it take? What sort of thing do they have to do? Weekly we have about 1 hour of maths and 1-2 hours of literacy for children in the top set.
A set of 10 spellings, reading, mathletics, bug club, then literacy and numeracy homework on a Friday to be handed in Monday, which would be around 20 minutes each.
So spellings is literally writing each work 3 times so 30 words, reading is done before bed in bed, mathletics is 20 minutes twice a week(that time is set by me) and we sacked off bug club with the blessing of the school as he reads daily.
Maths 30mins x 2 Spellings x 16 - write out 3x and write words in at least 8 sentences (in other words, know the meanings) Comprehension x 30mins Either a Geography or History h/w x 30mins Reading daily 20mins minimum