Digital Learning

We use the online learning platform Tapestry in Reception and Nursery

Nursery and Reception use Tapestry on a daily basis. Tapestry is an easy-to-use and secure online learning journal helping staff and families celebrate their children’s learning and development. School adults regularly upload observations of the children to share with their families. Homework and reading is also put on Tapestry for parents/carers to access and complete.

Parents/carers are able to upload observations of what their child is doing at home. Below are links to support you with this.

Setting up your account:

Setting up notifications:

Adding an observation:

As an Office 365 school, we have access to a piece of software called Microsoft Teams. Through Skype technology, it allows teachers to dial their class, or an individual, and to teach them ‘live’.

Note: You will need to know your Microsoft username and password (e.g. – this will have been given to you in a letter.  Please contact your school office if you do not have this.  Remember, passwords are case-sensitive.

This guide How to access Live Sessons – Primary Students shows you how to access Teams and how to support your child to participate in a video conference.

This document Parental Agreement 12.05 Visual Live Lessons (1) contains the agreement between school and home for online learning.

All children have also received training in school on how to access and take part in live lessons and have had the expectations for live events shared with them. Expectations for Live Events to be shared with children

Logging onto Microsoft

First, you need to log onto Microsoft so that you can go to Teams to find the live session date and time.

  1. Browse to
  2. Log in using your Microsoft username and password.
  3. When you have logged in, you will see the application home page.
  4. From here click on ‘Teams’ to see what sessions are coming up and to join a live session.

Connecting to your Live Sessions

Any live sessions will be ‘posted’ in your calendar for you to know when they are.

Make sure you have speakers on your device so that you can listen to the session.

  1. From the ‘Teams’ application home page opened previously, find and open ‘Calendar’ from the left-hand side of your browser.
  2. Find the session you want to join, click on the calendar entry. On the right of your screen you should see the option ‘Join Teams Meeting’ – click
  3. You will be sent to the ‘How do you want to join your Teams meeting?’ page – Click ‘Continue on this browser’ unless you have the Teams app (see Tip below).
  4. Your computer (or device) may ask you to allow access to your
    microphone and camera, click ‘Allow’.
  5. Then you need to make sure your microphone is off.
  6. Click ‘Join Now’
  7. This will take you to the live session.

Tip: Install the Microsoft Teams app on your device to make connecting easier.

During the Live Session

In the session you will have an option bar that looks like this:

  1. To turn on or off your microphone, click the second button
    Note: your teacher will have muted everyone to keep the noise down and so you can hear.  Only turn this on if, and when, you are asked to.
  2. To raise your hand in the session, click the fifth button
  3. Sometimes your teacher might put things in the text chat – such as links to videos or documents. They may also ask you to respond to a question or get you to ask questions using this.
    To open the chat function, click the sixth button
  4. Any other options, such as ‘Blur my background’ or subtitles, are available when you click on the ellipsis button.


Disconnecting from the Live Session

  1. Go to the option bar at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Click the red button
  3. This will instantly disconnect you from the session.
  4. Close the app or browser window after this.