Online Learning Journey – Parents Guide

Introduction

All children have a personal on-line Learning Journey which records phots, observations and comments in-line with the Early Years Foundation Stage, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us.

We use Tapestry, a system which is hosted in the UK on secure servers. You will have secure access (via email address and password) to your child’s Learning Journey and, in addition to viewing our contributions we encourage you to add to it by uploading photos and comments, or commenting on observations made by us.

Where do I start?

Once you have given us an email address, we will set you up an account for you.

Go to Tapestry Journal on your computer. If you wish you can download the app for your apple and android devices. Login using your email address and the password we have given you. We strongly recommended that you change your password on your first visit.

Changing your settings!

On the computer

At the top right of your screen you will see your name, and by selecting this will give you the option to ‘Edit Preferences’. Choose this option and you will be presented with a screen giving you the option to change your email address and password.

You also have the option to receive an email whenever a new observation is added to your child’s Learning Journey – just tick or untick the relevant box if you would like to change this setting.

On iPhone/iPad or android devices

To change your settings on the app, click the ‘cog’ button on the bottom right hand side of the application. This enables you to change your password and/or email address.

Viewing my Child’s Leaning Journey

Once logged in, you will see your child’s observations on your home screen in a list – selecting any one of these will open up the observation for you to look at. You may add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation if you would like to – and we would love to receive such comments!

Adding an entry to my child’s Learning Journey

Choose the ‘Add Observation@ option (or the ‘plus’ icon in the app) and add the relevant information in the boxes on screen. Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing  the ‘add media’ option. When you have saved your observations, you may go back to the home screen  at any time by choosing ‘home’.

Let us know how you get on!

To be returned to school

Agreed guidelines for accessing and using Tapestry ‘Online Learning Journeys’

 

As a parent I will:

  • Not publish any of my child’s observations or photographs on any social media platform
  • Keep the login details safe within my trusted family
  • I accept my child’s photograph may appear on their friends learning journal account and I may see pictures of my child’s friends on my child’s personal account
  • I will speak to a member of staff if I experience any difficulties accessing my child’s learning journey
  • I agree to the above guidelines and have read accompanying information sheets.

 

Name of Child:

 

Signature of Parent/Carer                                                            Date:

 

Email address:

 

Relationship to child:

 

2nd Email address:

 

Relationship to child:

 

By signing and returning this form and providing us with an email address you agree to Watton Westfield Infant and Nursery School creating a Tapestry online Learning Journey for your child.

You will be provided with your own personal login in due course. This will allow you to view and contribute to your child’s online learning journey.