Lanchester Community Free School

...for a better future


At Lanchester CFS we believe that homework plays an integral role in supporting children's learning. After parent feedback we have reviewed our approach to homework and our aim is to provide challenging and engaging homework to support children in improving and achieving our high academic standards. We currently use an online aspect of homework for reading  via Pearson’s active-learn- BugClub . We have chosen BugClub as we have seen rapid progress in reading and children’s eagerness to engage with their homework has increased.

  • Reading – children should be reading each night, recording this in their Reading Record Book. This does not have to be to an adult but studies have found how valuable and beneficial this can be. The Reading Record Book is a valuable home/school communication tool for how children are achieving in their reading homework.  We urge parents to remember to fill in the reading record books when ever their  child reads at home. All children have their Bug Club accounts and it is a great addition to the school reading books with opportunities to answer ready-made comprehension questions which the teacher has access to and can track progress.

  • Maths – children will be set maths homework which will relate to their learning in class. The tasks are set based on the learning which is occurring in the classroom and outcomes of these tasks are visible immediately to the teachers in order for them to identify strengths and gaps in their learning.

Access to BugClub can be found at