Well, dd had and 90 mins tonight, but other nights she gets 5 mins worth! I don't think we've ever been told, how much time they are supposed to spend on it, but I look at what she's got to do first and if I'm confident she's done enough, that's good enough for me.
dd1 is only in reception but she gets a new story book each night and one leveled reading book each week that she has to read daily. she also has spelling to learn each week and a small weekend task, like building a model or finding recycling to take into school.
its takes about 15 mins each night to help with the reading/spelling and about an hour for her weekend tasks.
Maybe try that from next week then? It's gotta be worth trying. Rotten for him to be spending all weekend doing school work. DD comes straight in from school and does it. She's in by 3.30, so generally she's done by 4.30. She did leave one peice tonight because she did have rather a lot. It doesn't need to be in until next Wednesday, so I said she could do it tomorrow, when she suspects she won't have much.
Lots of variables here. They're both supposed to get 2 or 3 30min homeworks per night. One dc quite often gets carried away with homework & does more than required quite often & the other does the bare minimum very seldom taking as long as 30 mins. Also I've noticed geography homework almost always takes a lot longer than it should. Both often get a lot done at school (in lessons?) so don't bring that much home.
They've had the same teachers setting he same homework and there's still a huge variation in how long they spend.