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Penshurst Primary School


We share and celebrate the children learning in the EYFS using an online programme called Tapestry.

Tapestry builds a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years education. Using photos and video’s a teacher or early years practitioner, along with the parents, ‘weaves’ the story of the child and how they are growing and developing. The Tapestry platform then works seamlessly to enable these memories to be kept as a permanent record of each child’s unique journey.

All information held in the platform is stored securely, and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents are able to view online their child’s progress and how much fun they’re having, whilst also uploading their own comments and media.

As a parent or carer, you can play a vital role in your child’s education, including homework.

Our belief is that the most important thing your child can learn at school is to read. As a result, we ask all our families to join us in our "10 minute pledge". Research has shown that 20 minutes of reading every day can really help to increase a child's success at school and in later life. Therefore, we promise to read to your child (above and beyond our other lessons) for 10 minutes every day and simply ask you to match that at home. This can be reading to your child or listening to them read to you.

Tapestry is where homework tasks can be accessed. In Foundation Stage 2, children are assigned weekly homework which consolidates what is being taught in school.  Alongside practical activities, children in Foundation Stage 2 have access to Reading Egg and Education City to develop their Early Reading and Maths skills. 

When your child is ready, they will be sent home with a Read, Write Inc book which matches their current Phonics ability. Please can you read this book with them three times a week, and log it in their reading record. Books are changed weekly. 

If you would like to share anything that you are doing at home with your child please post it on Tapestry and we can share it with the class. 

Further information on how to use Tapestry can be found here.