What is Tapestry?
At St. Mary’s C.P. School, in the Nursery and Reception classes, we use ‘Tapestry’. This is an online learning journal to document your child’s progress. We have opted to use this system to better keep you informed of your child’s progress, development and achievements in school and as a means for you to let us know of achievements and milestones outside of school – thus improving links with home to promote the holistic development of each child.
Each observation we make will be done directly onto the ‘Tapestry’ app and linked to your child’s personal profile. These observations can include notes, photographs and videos, and these are linked to EYFS assessments against the ‘Development Matters’ curriculum including the characteristics of effective learning.
You will be able to view the complete set of observations as a learning journey, flipping through your single child’s observation pages, in time-order, or filtering in flexible ways to access your favourite records. Each child’s journey will have individual accounts set up for parents to access. Parents can comment on new entries and even add their own. You will always be able to access what you child had been doing in their class and likewise, communicate to us what achievements your child has made at home.
You will receive automatic emails generated for parents when new entries are made. This system is hosted in the UK on secure servers. These servers conform to very high environmental standards and are proactively managed 24 hours a day. Each Tapestry account has its own database and the code itself is developed using hack-resistant techniques. So it is a safe platform to store information on.