Online Learning Journey – Parents Guide
All children attending the EYFS at St Katherine’s have a personal on-line ‘Learning Journey’ created through the educational software ‘Tapestry’. By logging on with a secure username and password you will be able to view your child’s observations, photographs and even videos of their time in Nursery and Reception. (Please note each parent only has access to their own child’s Learning Journey)
Staff will reference your child’s learning to the EYFS profile so you will know which area of learning your child is achieving in and the age-band they were working in for that activity. All this information is stored on a highly secure server which is monitored closely.
In addition to viewing our contributions, we encourage you to add to it by uploading photos and comments about your child and their achievements at home.
Where do I start?
Once you have given us a valid email address, we will set up an account for you. Go to https://eylj.org on your computer, or if you have an iPhone or iPad, visit the iTunes store and download the Tapestry app from the Education section (search for Tapestry Mobile).There is now an Android app as well (search Tapestry Mobile in Google Play). Login using your email address and the password we give you. We strongly recommend that you change your password on your first visit to the site.
Changing your settings
On a PC
At the top right of your screen you will see your name, and 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 receive an email whenever a new observation is added to your child’s Learning Journey – just tick or untick the relevant box if you would like to change this setting.
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
Once logged in, you will see your child’s observations on your home screen in a list – 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 – and we would love to receive such comments!
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 in the boxes on 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 ‘home’.
Agreed guidelines for accessing and using Tapestry ‘Online Learning Journeys’
As a parent I will…
- Not publish any of my child’s observations, photographs or videos on any social media site.
- Keep the login details within my trusted family.
- Speak to a member of staff if I experience any difficulties accessing my child’s learning journey.
If you do not have access to email at home please contact us and you will be able to view your child's Learning Journey using school equipment at arranged times during the year.