ONLINE LEARNING JOURNEYS
To enhance how we share your children’s learning with you we create individual ‘learning journeys’ for your child through a piece of educational software called ‘Tapestry’. By logging on with a secure username and password you will be able to view all of your children’s observations, photographs and even video from their time in Foundation. You will receive an email telling you when a new observation or piece of work is available for you to view. This will enable you to follow your child’s individual progress closely and you can reflect upon their achievements with your child. You can add comments so that we as a staff find out about which activities your child really enjoyed and the learning they get up to at home. Staff will reference your child’s learning to the EYFS Development Matters statements so you will know which area of learning your child has been working on and the age-band they were working in for that activity. All of this information is stored on a highly secure server which is monitored closely. You will also be able to add your own observations to the learning journey and many parents have used it really successfully this year as a way of recording and sharing special experiences at home and also home learning.
E-safety is extremely important to us at Whiterock. To help us keep your child safe we ask all parents and carers to sign the user agreement to ensure that everybody adheres to our guidelines.