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Tapestry

 

What is Tapestry?

Tapestry is a secure online learning journal  to record photos, observations and comments, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during EYFS at Carrington Infant School.  This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and record the children’s play and learning in and outside of the classroom.

 

What is Tapestry’s website address?

https://eylj.org/

 

How does Tapestry work?

Tapestry provides each individual child with their own learning journey held online. Parents and carers are given their own login using their email. All our staff are given a secure login too.  They can then upload observations, photos or videos; recording children’s achievements. 
 

Parents can change their settings so that an email is then automatically generated informing them when an observation has been added so they can have a look and add any comments of their own.

 

Who can access Tapestry?

As parents/carers your primary email address is linked to your child. Please let us know if you would like an additional email address added to your child’s account (limited to 2 per child).

 

Can other relatives join in Tapestry?

You can choose to share your log in details with extended family, so they can see your child’s learning journal. 

 

Where do I start?

Once you have given us an email address, we will set up an account for you. Go to https://eylj.org/ on your computer. If you have an iPhone/iPad please download the Tapestry app from the Education section (search for Tapestry Mobile).

If you have an Android/Tablet, search for Tapestry learning journal. 
 

 

What is the PIN setting up for?

When you access Tapestry through mobile phone or tablet, please set a unique PIN when you log in for the first time. This will be required whenever you return to the application or after the screen has locked.

 

How do I change my settings on the computer?

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 journal, just tick or untick the relevant box if you would like to change this setting.

 

How do I change my settings on iPhone/iPad/Android?

To change your settings on the iPhone/iPad app, click the 'gear' button on the top right hand side of the application. This enables you to change password and/or email address.

 

How can I view my child’s Learning Journal?  

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, we love receiving such comments. 

 

How do I know that my child’s Learning Journal has been updated?

The system will automatically send you an email when an observation for your child has been added.

 

How do I add an entry to my child’s Learning Journal.

 

Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the 'plus' icon on your iPhone/iPad/Android) 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’.

 

Who can access my Child’s Learning Journal?

Carrington Infant School has access to all of the children’s learning journals.  The only other people that can see your child’s account will be yourselves and anyone that you share your log in details with. If your child is featured in a group observation, their photo may appear in another child’s learning journal. If you do not want your child’s photo to be visible in in other childrens’ accounts then please let us know.

 

Will I receive a copy of my child’s Learning Journal at the end of the year?

Yes, at the end of the year we will send you a link so that you can download a copy of your child's journal.

We really hope that you enjoy using Tapestry and that it helps to keep you feeling informed about your child’s learning.  If you have any questions or problems using Tapestry then please let us know.

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