Yarmer Class

Reception and Year 1

We are proud of the provision on offer to all of the children in Yarmer Class.

They are provided with a rich variety of teaching and learning experiences that are appropriate to their needs, reflecting both the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum for Key Stage 1.   We place a high importance on developing the key learning skills such as early oracy, speaking and listening, concentration, attitudes to learning including the social and emotional aspects of learning.

We offer exciting areas for independent child initiated activities alongside high-quality teaching and learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors and creative development is constantly extended with a variety of art and music opportunities and imaginative play. We encourage children towards reading, communication and mathematical skills from the very beginning.

Much of this earlier learning is achieved through carefully structured opportunities that allow our children to explore, engage and develop their learning through play.  Even in Year 1, play provides children with an important way of developing and refining new skills and knowledge, whilst also deepening their relationships with other children and adults.

Tapestry in Yarmer Class

Here in Yarmer Class, we use Tapestry as our online learning journals.  Tapestry is provided by the Early Years Forum, and allows staff and parents and carers to document each child’s development and learning throughout the year.  Tapestry offers parents access to view their child’s learning journal online and add their own comments and observations whenever they like.

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 our families to share information and record the children’s play and learning in and outside of the classroom.

You can find some top tips for adding your own observations from home on the Tapestry website.


How can I access my child’s home learning via Tapestry?

This year, we will be using Tapestry to set the children’s home learning opportunities.  This provides us with the flexibility to continue providing excellent teaching and learning opportunities should the event of a bubble or whole school closure occur.

In order to find your child’s home learning, you will need to access Tapestry via the web address: https://tapestryjournal.com/.  Unfortunately, you will be unable to view them via the app. 

You can find the activities under the Activities tab at the top of your homescreen.

You will find the activity named and dated for you to access, view and download.

In order to record how your child got on with their home learning and upload any photos, please ensure you click on Reply with an Observation which will create an observation on your child’s learning journey which is entirely private, and can only be seen by yourself and the staff in Yarmer Class.