A flexible and easy to use system for EYFS and Key Stage 1 and 2
All of the progress tracking with half the work!
Tapestry enables schools to track the coverage of National Curriculum subjects and the depth of children’s learning within them. Teachers can easily record and view learning outcomes that have been taught and measure the depth of understanding individuals and groups of children have reached.
When making your formative assessments, you can quickly identify those children who are demonstrating expected knowledge, skills and understanding, and see any children who are above, or are slipping below, expected attainment. You can, as a school team, decide on the benchmark expectations for your children and continuously measure this against the national expectations. This allows you to see at all times where your children are in relation to the school expectation of achievement and also where they are against the national expectation.
When analysing your data you will see clear graphical and tabular charts that enable you to track attainment points, measure and monitor progress and see, at a glance, areas of the curriculum still be covered. Such information will help teachers plan and prepare their lessons and individual interventions more effectively.
Schools can also continue to use Tapestry in Years 1-6 in partnership with parents if they wish to, by uploading observations and assessments for individuals or groups of children. Alternatively, they can decide not to use this journal function and just use the new assessment and reporting capability purely to manage their school’s recording and reporting requirements. However, it is perfectly possible, and very easy to have Tapestry working to cover both of these options.
Whichever way you decide to use Tapestry there are no additional costs; nothing is ‘extra’ it is a fully inclusive package based on the numbers of children you wish to include.
Those familiar with Tapestry will be delighted to learn that the journals, observations and media parents have enjoyed through their earlier years can be passed on to future years, providing them with the growing tapestry of their child’s life.In conjunction with this, Tapestry provides a simple handover mechanism from the end of reception (Year R’s EYFSP) report into the start of year 1.Start your free trial
Explore our Infographics
The Education Team at Tapestry regularly create infographics to help support families to meet the challenge of remote learning. These include lots of activity ideas as well as some helpful guides to familiarise parents and carers with contributing to their children’s journals.
Here are some examples, but you can find the rest on our infographics page by clicking on the banner below.
Articles for Schools
Reporting to Parents
For me, with my Key Stage 2 background, it’s far too early in the year to be thinking about (let’s be honest) those dreaded end-of-year reports! When it comes to how to report to parents and carers on children’s learning, most of the DfE guidance is about just that –...
Tapestry in Key Stage
Are you getting the most out of Tapestry for your key stage children? Are you thinking about expanding your Tapestry provision to other year groups? In this article, I’m going to outline what I think are the main benefits for using Tapestry in key stage. Reflections This is something you...
Assessment ticklists in the early years
I started teaching in 1990. The National Curriculum had just arrived, and as an NQT I had plenty of help in planning my curriculum from all those colourful folders. They told me what I needed to teach, not what I had to assess the children on. For all sorts of...