A teacher has been praised after a homework assignment she gave students taking their SATs goes viral.

Jane Martinson tweeted out the letter given to her Year 6 daughter.

It stated that for homework ahead of the SATs they do important tasks like "eat some Haribo".

The letter said: "We are now in the last couple of days before SATs and it is vital that you use your time this weekend wisely."

The list of weekend homework activities included watch your favourite TV programme, smile, spend time with the people you love, and laugh until your tummy hurts.

Others included go outside and enjoy the weather, spend time on your favourite hobby, have some ice cream, and play in your garden.

The message, which was written by one Mr Tucker to pupils at All Saints School in Blackheath, finished off by saying: "Mr Tucker is in charge of worrying; you don't need to.

"You are all amazing and I couldn't be more proud of you."

The tweet received 4,700 retweets and 19,000 favourites on Twitter, with people saying why can't all teachers be like Mr Tucker.

Phil Gabe wrote: "I love this teachers ideology! Education is important so is a balanced life. SATs is a tick box exercise to make the government feel good."

Karl Bamford wrote: "Mr. Tucker should head the Education Ministry’s advisory panel. An absolute genius, master stroke. All parents please read, read and read again.

"And kids’ sports coaches remember one simple fact; your not coaching footy, cricket, rugby etc, you’re coaching kids. Make them smile."