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Tapestry

Tapestry

 

At Radwinter CofE Primary School, we use Tapestry as our home learning platform for Reception, KS1 and KS2.  Teachers use Tapestry to share information, homework tasks and learning in the classroom.  KS2 children have a Child-Login and will be able upload examples of their learning to their account. Families will also be able to use Tapestry to share learning and activities or achievements outside of school. In Reception, each child has an online 'Learning Journey' where wow moments are recorded.  As parents or carers, you have access to your child's Tapestry account. This enables you to view your child's Tapestry account at home. You are warmly encouraged to contribute to your child's Tapestry account. 

 

 

Tapestry Information

 

How to use Tapestry

 

You will receive an email to gain entry to your child’s Tapestry account once permission slips being completed and returned. Your registered email address is the primary email address you give to us on the permissions slip – your initial password will be emailed to this address. We strongly recommend that you change your password on your first visit. Please note that the initial email may go into your spam or junk folder. 

 

Once you've received the initial email you can:

 

Log in a on the Tapestry webpage if you are using a computer: The page looks like this and is found here:

If you have an iPhone or iPad, visit the itunes store and download the ‘TapestryMobile’ app from the Education section (free of charge). There is currently an android app in the making; we will notify you when we hear it is up and running.

 

Changing My Settings

 

On the computer: At the top right of your screen you will see your name, 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 request an email to be sent to you whenever a new observation is added to your child’s Learning Journey – just tick the relevant box if you would like to add this function. Please note that you will only receive notifications when new observations are added, not when replies to comments from parent or staff members are posted.

 

On iPhone/iPad: To change your settings on the iPhone/iPad app, click the ‘cog’ button on the bottom right hand side of the application. This enables you to change password and/or email address. Viewing my child’s Learning Journey, You will see your child’s observations on your ‘Obs’ tab (home screen) – 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. You can display all entries or entries for particular timeframes or media types by using the drop-down tabs on your Observations screen.

 

Adding an entry to my child’s Learning Journey

 

Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon on your iPhone/iPad) and add the relevant information into the boxes on the screen. Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing the ‘add media’ option. When you have saved your observation you may go back to the home screen at any time by choosing the ‘Obs’ tab or clicking on the Lanterns logo (on the cloud, top left corner). If you have any problems please email hedgehogs@radwinter.essex.sch.uk 

Tapestry for parents/relatives: Setting up your account

This video runs through how to set up your account as a parent or relative on Tapestry. Your child's school, nursery or childminder will need to initially se...

Tapestry for parents/relatives: Adding an observation

This video runs through how as a parent or relative on Tapestry you can add your own observations of your children.

If you have any problems please speak with Mrs Fuller or Mrs Taylor. Alternatively, email the school office and they will pass on your message. 

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