2 Year Olds and Nursery - Pool Hayes Primary School

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Welcome to Nursery and Rosebuds

Staff:  Mrs Peasley, Ms Cooper, Miss Guy

Hello parents we are looking forward to another exciting term of learning in Nursery. This term we are learning all about different fairy tales and being able to retell these tales to our friends. We are also learning how to count different objects to ten and match these to the number digits.
Below you will find an overview of the topic for the term. Many thanks Mrs Peasley and Mrs Cooper.

Key information for Nursery parents Spring 2020
Book Bags Please could we ask for the book bags to be brought into school every day. It is important the children get used to this, as we will pass letters, information and eventually reading diaries through the book bag. Please empty these bags daily. 

Events during the week
Outdoor learning – Children will be learning outdoors during the Nursery year and we look forward to lots of fun.  We will be teaching children how to put on wetsuits so they can access the outdoor water, sand and digging areas. Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies with their name on. These are to be left in school.
Friday is PE day.
We will be choosing a star of the week on Friday, for different children each week who has shown us that they have done something special and followed the three golden rules. This person will bring home Edward Elephant and a small record sheet for your child to draw a picture with Edward over the weekend. They will also get a star of the week certificate.
We will give children Library books on a Monday and we will swap these on the Wednesday for you so children have two books over the week.
If you have, any other questions let us know.

Many thanks Mrs Peasley and Ms Cooper.

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 sounds based on Read Write Inc. Phonics are brilliant to practice with your child and significantly helps them with their recall. 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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