When Beanie Boy started Reception in September 2015 I was introduced to a new method of recording his progress at school and I just love it! Tapestry is an online learning journal which the teachers and teaching assistants complete throughout the school day and I receive notifications via my email. I absolutely LOVE it!! As a Mum you often wonder what your little one gets up to when you they are at school so Tapestry is like my little window into Beanie Boy’s school day.
Today I received these photographs (cropped to remove his friend’s faces for privacy).
Apparently, Beanie Boy and his friends had been given the iPad to take photographs of the puzzle they had been working on together and then their teacher showed them how to use the camera to take Selfies – it looks like they made full use of their time and we have some really fun photographs of our children having fun together.
Before Beanie Boy started at Primary School I was a little worried about how he would settle in, he is a very sensitive little boy but I’m so grateful for the close bond he shares with his little group of friends and he seems to be loving school.
It’s also great that I get the opportunity to upload anything that he does at home which I think is relevant to his schooling. At the end of his Reception year we will be given a disc with all of Beanie Boy’s Tapestry records on it and then we will revert to the paper version of records next year as he starts Key Stage 1.