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Paston Ridings 
Primary School

Tapestry - Online Learning Journal

We have chosen to use an online system of recording your child’s learning in Reception. 

Tapestry is a website which can be accessed on a computer or laptop, and also on any Apple or Android device such as a tablet or smart phone.  We have chosen this company because they are secure and also an exciting way of keeping track of your child’s development and their time with us.

Instead of using the old paper book style way of recording, we will be able to instantly upload photos, videos and observations of your children. You are then emailed to alert you that something new has been added to your child’s Learning Journal and can log on and view what your child has been up to.  A massive advantage of this system is that you can instantly add your own comments to entries, and can show your child’s online book to members of the family who would not usually be able to attend parent evening appointments at school. 

The safeguarding of our children is very important to us.  Everything that is added to Tapestry will be added to our school account and can only be viewed by school staff that use the system, and also yourself, using your own log on.  You will only have access to your child’s own book and this cannot be seen by other parents.  Also, it is crucial that you do not share photos or videos from your child’s book on social media or through other online platforms.  Any incidents where this confidentiality is broken will be dealt with very seriously and will result in your access to the system being withdrawn.

We are very excited about using this system in our school and would like you to find out more about it too.  Frequently Asked Questions about the system can be found on the Tapestry website where you will find lots of information and videos:  http://eyfs.info/tapestry-info/introduction

Parents/Carers will be asked to complete a permission slip to allow us to set up a Tapestry account for your child.  Please sign and return this as soon as possible, you will then be given your account details.