Tapestry Newsletter May 2020
by emily on May 29
Welcome to the May edition of our monthly newsletter. We hope you are all managing to keep well and are staying safe.
We have continued with our resources to support home learning and to help you stay connected with parents and carers, including podcasts, activity infographics and new activities in the Tapestry Activities Catalogue in our Activities feature. You can find links to all these resources and more on our Coronavirus information page here.
Let’s take a look at our other news from the month.
Ability to order media
Now available on the browser version of Tapestry is the ability to order media (photos and videos) within observations, memos, reports, reflections, planned activities and activities in your own collection.
You can do this when adding or editing one of the posts just using up and down arrows on the right-hand side of each piece of media. Videos, audio clips, and pictures sit separately to documents when the page is saved (documents appearing below them in their own section), but you can change the order of them in each of their groups.
You can read this post for more details about this.
Activity Infographic: New Starters
To help support parents and carers who have children due to start primary school in September and who are currently learning at home, we have created a list of simple things they can do with their child to help them prepare for Reception.
You can download this from our new activity infographics page on our information site. Also available on this page are activity infographics for EYFS, KS1, KS2 and SEND children. We hope you find them helpful!
Tapestry for Key Stage
If any of you are considering using Tapestry with KS1 and KS2 children next year, we have written an article explaining some of the Tapestry features that you can use with Key Stage children and how they can benefit teaching and learning. You can read this online here.
If you are interested in finding out more about using Tapestry in KS1 and KS2, you can also get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Tapestry Contract
If you are a manager on Tapestry, you may have recently been notified about a new version of our Tapestry contract. There haven’t been any fundamental changes to the contract, but some of the main ones include our business address being amended, updating language now the UK has left the EU and updates due to us changing our payment provider for our billing and customer support.
Please note, this new version of our contract doesn’t affect your subscription or subscription dates in any way. Also, agreeing to the contract does not mean you are agreeing to renew Tapestry for another year. We would recommend reading the contract though and if you are happy with it, agreeing, for your own GDPR compliance. This can be done by clicking on the yellow banner at the top of your screen or by going to the Control Panel -> Contracts on your account. If you have any questions about the new contract, you can email email@example.com.
Want to add new starters?
If you are wanting to add new starters to your account now ahead of the new academic year, please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org from an email linked to your account and one of our support team will be happy to discuss the different options available to you.
Feature Focus: Adding a Tapestry login link to your device home screen
If you prefer to access Tapestry through the browser version and you use a mobile or tablet device to do so, a top tip to make it easier to do this is to save a link to the Tapestry login page on a browser to your device home screen, just like an app!
To do this you just need to go to the Tapestry login page (tapestryjournal.com) on a browser of your choice on your device. Then go to the browser settings, these may be at the top or bottom of your screen depending on what type of device you are using. Then select the option ‘Add to home screen’ (it may not say these words exactly, but it should say something very similar!). You can then choose what it is labelled as e.g. Tapestry Browser, and it will either be placed on your screen or you will have the choice where to place it.
After following these steps, you will see an icon on your screen which you just need to tap on to open the login page.
This quick video tutorial also shows you how you can do this.
- Please note that we changed our bank account last year, so if you have an invoice that requires payment, you will need to ensure the details you hold for us are up to date. You can find the correct bank details for us on your invoice. If you would like them confirmed, please email us at email@example.com.
- If you are paying an invoice by BACS, to ensure there is no delay in processing your payment, please do also make sure to send a remittance advice with your invoice number included to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your invoice number in your payment reference.