At Wixams Tree Primary we strive to ensure our pupils receive the best possible education to support them in their learning journey. Our dedicated staff are working tirelessly to maintain continuity in your child’s education through the challenging times that we are currently facing as a country.
Please refer to your child’s class ‘Home Learning’ page for activities which the class teacher has set. Here you will be able to access Home learning packs, timetables and other activities ideas for your child.
As a school, we are also using the online learning platform ‘Purple Mash’ to set tasks for the children, which can be accessed through 2Dos and 2Blogs.
Class teachers will virtually meet, twice a day, with their class at 9.30am and 2.30pm. Information on how to access these sessions can be found on your child/ren’s Purple Mash blog. There will also be a selection of recorded lessons available as the term progresses. Please take a look at the demonstration video below on how to use Purple Mash and how to join the check-in sessions. the virtual sessions will be through Microsoft Teams, which can be accessed through any internet browser or via the Microsoft Teams APP.
If you have any questions, regarding your child’s Home Learning please contact the school via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), via phone (01234 608960) or ask your child to send a message using ‘2Blog’ on Purple Mash.
We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone. NHS Bedfordshire Health Community have produced a list of services that are offered to support with emotional wellbeing. Look after yourselves!
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
A pupil’s first day or two of being educated remotely might look different from our standard approach, while we take all necessary actions to prepare for a longer period of remote teaching.
During the first couple of days, pupils will be set an emergency blog setting out details of the current learning including links to White Rose Maths, details of English work and information about the topic for foundation subjects. An explanation of how to access the learning whilst at home is also included.
We teach the same curriculum remotely as we do in school.
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
|Pre-School (EYFS)||2+ hours|
|Reception (EYFS)||2+ hours|
|Key Stage 1||3+ hours|
|Key Stage 2||4+ hours|
Purple Mash is used to set all remote learning. Each pupil will have access to a blog with details of the learning that has been set.
Additionally, Spelling Shed, Maths Shed, Oxford Owl, Phonics Play, Topmarks, Times Table Rockstars and White Rose Maths are used to support remote learning.
Quick links to each of these sites can be found on each class home learning page.
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:
In this section, please provide high-level information (where applicable, and ensuring parents know how to contact the school for further details) about:
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
During periods of lockdown, remote learning approaches include:
During full school opening, remote learning approaches may include:
In this section, please set out briefly:
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others. Our approach to feeding back on pupil work is as follows:
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.
Please see details in this document regarding the difference between remote learning and learning when a child is self-isolating and school is open to all pupils. In addition to this, we are unable to offer live interventions/lessons to those self-isolating however, a personal pupil blog is created to ensure the learning set is specific to their pupils and their needs.