Early Years (Reception)
Have you ever wondered ‘What to expect and when?’
Welcome to Tapestry
We are very pleased to announce our new online learning journeys! We have decided to 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 child’s observations, photographs and even videos from their time in Reception. You will even 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 progress and give you the opportunity to reflect upon their achievements with them at home. You can add comments so that we are able to find out which activities your child really enjoyed as well as sharing the activities they carry out at home. 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 of this information is stored on a highly secure server which is monitored closely.
Sounds in spoken language – the beginning of phonics
At Grassington CE (VC) Primary School when children enter the Reception class they take part in high quality phonics sessions every day. These are fun sessions involving lots of speaking, listening and games, where the emphasis is on children’s active participation. They quickly learn to use their phonic knowledge for reading and writing activities and in their independent play.
We use the Letters and Sounds scheme to help children learn letter sounds and how to write them. At first they learn the single sounds such as ‘s’ ‘a’ ‘t’ followed by two letter sounds such as ‘ee’ and ‘oo’.
We hold a phonics evening for parents at the start of each academic year so you can see first hand how phonics is taught and how this supports children to read.
The letter cards that we use to teach the sounds are available for parents to use at home. Please follow the link below for more information about Letters and Sounds.
E Safety – Guidance for Keeping your child safe at home
Show children how to use the internet because it is a fantastic resource. Help them not to be afraid of it but meet the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world.
Please click here for more information as to how you can help keep your child safe online.