Tapestry Online Learning Journey www.tapestryjournal.com
Dear Parents and Carers of reception children in Owls Class,
This term, we have embarked on using an online learning journey called Tapestry. All children in reception now have a personal on-line Learning Journey which records photos, videos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us.
We will be using Tapestry, a system, which is hosted in the UK on secure servers. You will have secure access (via email address and password) to your child’s Learning Journey and, in addition to viewing our contributions; we will be encouraging you to add to it by uploading photos and comments, or commenting on observations made by us, therefore building up a complete profile of your child’s learning journey whilst in Owls Class.
A link has been sent to you directly for you to be able to set up your own password. You will then be emailed a direct link so that you can access your child’s account.
This is an exciting venture for the school and Owls Class in particular, and we look forward to working with you all for the benefit of your child.
The year 1 Owls seem to keep forgetting to use finger spaces between words when they are writing so we have been busy making ‘finger spacers’ … we took photographs of our pointing fingers, cut them out, laminated them and then used them to help us remember to put a space between words in our writing!
We have a new sofa in owls class! It is in our reading corner and we can’t wait to curl up with a book, it looks SO cosy. We love our classroom and it feels so special to add a homely feature for everyone to enjoy, it’s a thumbs up from us!
This week we have been threading tiny minibeast beads on to dry spaghetti, it’s really fiddly and you have to be careful not to snap the spaghetti! We’ve really enjoyed playing with the messy rainbow spaghetti too and soon decided to bring in the cutlery and plates from the home corner to serve up some delicious treats.
Today the year one children had mini beast themed maths and literacy activities, they were SO enthusiastic and worked super hard. Here are some photographs of their smiley faces.
This weather is so wonderful but being in the classroom was far too hot this afternoon so we took our maths outside. We checked maths passports in the sun and experimented with measuring and pouring water (before paddling in it of course!)