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Welcome to Nursery and Rosebuds

Staff:  Mrs Peasley, Mrs Wright, Mrs Shutt, Miss Guy

Welcome back Nursery to the summer term. We cannot wait for all of the exciting learning that we will be completing this term.  Another busy term lies ahead.  We will begin transition into Reception this half term for those children who are starting in September 2019.  We are sure that children will relish the opportunity to explore the reception environment and get used to their new classrooms.  Children and parents will also get the opportunity in Summer term two to stay for dinner at lunchtime in preparation for September.  (Details to follow)
The next topic will be exploring the Jungle. The children will be exploring in the jungle and which animals live there.  If you have any jungle related animal pictures from days out that the children have been on to the Zoo please can the children come in and share with us.  We are also trying to arrange an animal man visit for the end of the year. Details for this will follow soon.
We are also going to be having lots of opportunities for Junk modelling so if you have any materials particularly bottles, boxes or kitchen rolls we would be really grateful.
Dates for your diary:
28th June 2019 – Race for life and Family picnic
12th July 2019 – Sports day 10am
16th July 2019 – Class swaps in school 10.00 – 11.00 / 3.30pm meet your new child’s class teacher
19th July 2019 – Last day off school
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to a super term. 

Many thanks Mrs Peasley and Mrs Shutt.

You can download the Pool Hayes Primary two year old provision welcome booklet by clicking
What is Tapestry?
Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us. 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.
How does Tapestry work?
Tapestry provides each individual child with their own Learning Journal held online. Parents and carers are given their own log-in using their email and password (which is pre-set by us but can be changed by you to make it more secure). All our staff are given a secure log-in. They can then upload observations, photos or videos; recording children’s achievements and assessing their learning in reference to the EYFS curriculum.
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.
Where do I start?
Once you have given us an email address, we will set up an account for you. Click on the Tapestry logo (see below right) on your computer.
Or if you have an iPhone/iPad please visit the iTunes store and download the Tapestry app from the Education section (search for Tapestry Mobile).
If you have an Android/Tablet, search for Tapestry learning journal and down load.
Login using your email address and the password we give you. We strongly recommend that you change your password on your first visit.
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 Journals?
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!
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?
The nursery 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, such as Grandparents etc.  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 anyone else’s account then please let us know.
To access Tapestry - the Early Years Online Learning Journal please click on the logo opposite. When you click on the logo it will take you straight to the login page. The login details for your child are located in their reading record book (also communicated by e-letter via e-mail).
Tapestry information for parents - click here
Parent tutorial booklet for iOS - click here
Parent tutorial booklet for the web - click here
Parent tutorial booklet for Android - click here 
Access Class Dojo by clicking on this link:
The songs based on Jolly Phonics are brilliant to sing with your child and significantly helps them with their sounds. The videos are on YouTube and can be accessed by clicking the link below:
For counting and maths resources the Topmarks maths activities are an excellent resource:

For all-year-round topic resources the Cbeebies website provides quality, interactive activities:

For further letters and sounds support please click on the logo below:

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