Nursery and Reception Parents - Please see information on Tapestry.
KS1 and KS2 Parents - Please see information on Seesaw.
Tapestry in the Early Years
What is Tapestry?
Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us. This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and record the children’s play and learning in and outside of the classroom.
What is Tapestry’s website address?
How does Tapestry work?
Tapestry provides each individual child with their own Learning Journal held online. Parents and carers are given their own log-in using their email and password (which is pre-set by us but can be changed by you to make it more secure). All our staff are given a secure log-in. They can then upload observations, photos or videos; recording children’s achievements and assessing their learning in reference to the EYFS curriculum.
Parents can change their settings so that an email is then automatically generated informing them when an observation has been added so they can have a look and add any comments of their own.
Once you have given us an email address, we will have set up an account for you. Go to https://eylj.org/ on your computer.
Or if you have an iPhone/iPad please visit the iTunes store and download the Tapestry app from the Education section (search for Tapestry Mobile).
If you have an Android/Tablet, search for Tapestry learning journal and down load.
Please click on the links below to find out more on how to use Tapestry at home.
We are now using an exciting new home learning platform called Seesaw for our pupils in Year 1 to Year 6. This platform allows children to access activities set by their teacher from home and share their work with their family. We are using a similiar home learning platform for our EYFS pupils through Tapestry.
All children in Year 1 to Year 6 have been issued with a QR log in code and should now be using the platform successfully.
Pupils can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. Seesaw helps capture the learning process and children can use Seesaw’s built-in audio recording and drawing tools to reflect on what they’ve learned or explain how they got their answer.
As a parent/carer you can collect pupil work from almost any device – Seesaw exists as an app on tablets and phones, as well as on a desktop computer. The teachers can't wait to see what they produce!
Click on the link below for instructions on getting started with Seesaw
Websites/Links for parents
Here are some free websites that we think will help you work with your children at home, reinforcing much of the work we do here in school. Why not have a try and let us know how you get on!
Free access to past SATS papers
Websites to help with all Subjects
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Click on “Go To Primary”, then “KS1” or "KS2", and choose a subject!
Topmarks has some fantastic games, covering a wide range of topics.
Websites to support with Maths
The National Numeracy Website: https://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/
This is a really good website with lots of useful resources. It is designed to raise standards of numeracy across the country for both children and adults and it has specific areas for parents who want to help their children.
This website has plenty of free resources to help your child with reasoning and problem solving.
My maths: https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ *
Times Tables Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com/ *
Math Playground: mathplayground.com
Websites to support with Literacy:
Read Write Inc https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/
This is a really useful website with a lots of free videos and information for parents
*The school subscribes to these sites and each child has their own log-in details which should be in their reading record book or in their homework book
OTHER FREE online education resources
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Lots of interactive materials for children aged 1 to 6. They are offering free full access with live classes and on
Select the KS1 option from the home page and there are lots of activities here which will help your child recall previous learning.
https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/ Classroom Secrets Kids is offering FREE access to everyone until the end of April 2020. The platform is aimed at primary aged children and covers subjects such as maths, reading, grammar and spelling. The platform is really child-friendly so that they're able to access it on their own. There's load of games and interactive activities from phonics to SATs.