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  1. merging Tapestry file

    Hi Beverly, I'm so sorry for not replying to this sooner - it got a bit lost but we've moved it to the Tapestry discussion room now :). You can merge the children yourself by following the instructions in this tutorial. If there are lots of observations though and you need some assistance, do send in a support ticket to customer.service@eyfs.info and we may be able to help you! Best wishes, Lauren
  2. Newbie

    Yeah, that's a good idea Mouseketeer! It's a little extra work, and you do need to be on the browser in order to split observations (that can't be done through the app yet), but that would certainly be faster than adding the same observation twice. Also, you'd then still be able to hide the media on regular group observations if you wanted to because by splitting it you'd have two single child observations!
  3. Newbie

    Hi Katie, In that case, welcome to the Foundation Stage Forum and to Tapestry! I hope you're getting on alright with everything so far! You can set both parents up with their own access to a child's journal, but they will be able to see all observations/comments the other one makes. I'm sorry about that! Adding individual permissions to say whether certain relatives can see other relative made observations and comments or not is on our to do list, but I'm afraid it's not being worked on quite yet.
  4. From the tracking tab on the browser version of Tapestry, you will now be able to track the children you have been assessing using our SEND framework. The tutorial for the summative assessment screen can be found here and the one for the statement screen can be found here.
  5. EYFS GLD screen

    We have added a screen to EYFS snapshots (found in the tracking tab) that will allow you to set a target age band and refinement and will then tell you the percentage of children in your selected group who are achieving that. Click here to see the tutorial.
  6. KS1 and KS2 Analysis

    We have released the analysis screens for KS1 and 2. You will now be able to track children's attainment, achievement, coverage, and absence from the tracking tab at the top of your page on the browser version.
  7. We have moved the headings 'Snapshots' and 'Analysis' to one single tab - Tracking. This should help you to find those screens a little more easily and will stop Tapestry from getting to crowded. This forum post explains it in more depth.
  8. Forum Update

    Hi everyone, You might have noticed a banner at the top of the Foundation Stage Forum telling you about some downtime on Sunday night. Well, we have some exciting news! Over the last year or so, one of the things our developers have been busy working on is a fairly substantial update to the site and now we're ready to release it! When it comes to the content and functionality of the forum, everything is staying pretty much the same; all the helpful articles, resources, and discussions will still be there, it will just be quicker and easier to navigate, and it will look more modern and generally sleeker! So, just so you don't log in on Monday and find that suddenly everything looks different, we thought we'd give you a sneak peak at some of the main screens. This is the new homepage. This is the new forum index - you will just get here by clicking on 'Forum' at the top of the page, rather than hovering over it and going to 'Forum Index'. And here is the new 'FSF Articles' page. This has been renamed to 'Articles' but you can still access it by clicking on the word 'Articles' at the top of the page. Hopefully it'll all look pretty familiar to you - just a bit more polished! One thing that is a bit different is the fact that you now have a range of ways to navigate the site. You will always have the top bar options (1), but when you're in the 'Forum' section you will also have some further tab options (2) and on the other pages you'll have icons. If you're looking for Tapestry related forum areas and tutorials you can click on the drop down option at the top of the page, as you would have done before. You can also click on the Tapestry symbol which appears on some of the banners. Another fairly noticeable improvement is how responsive it is. This essentially means that the site will adapt to the size of the screen on the device you're using to view it, but still look good and be easy to use. Those of you currently using the forum on tablets or phones should find it especially useful! The screenshots so far in this post have been taken on a full size computer screen, but this is what it would look like on a tablet... and on a phone... We hope you enjoy exploring the new site! If you have any feedback please get in touch! Just send an email to customer.service@eyfs.info and we'll get back to you as soon as we can .
  9. Searching for pupils

    Hi Rosi, That is something that our app developer is working on as part of a larger update. We're not sure when it will become available yet, but we will let everyone know as soon as it does .
  10. Hi Bridgette, I hope you don't mind, but I've moved the post you made to the discussion area so people can see it . If there are any practitioners reading this it would be great to get your opinions! From what I've heard though, how many observations are done a week really varies between settings, but 100+ sounds like a lot! How many were you doing when you were just using paper? When you make an assessment you're doing it for the whole aspect. The development matters statements are just examples of what you would expect to see from a child at that level of development, you don't actually need to tick any of them. Of course, if you see a statement that fits, then go ahead and tick it, but you should use your professional judgment to choose the age band and refinement that is the best fit for the child at that point in time. We have an article about making observations on Tapestry which you might find useful - http://eyfs.info/articles/_/teaching-and-learning/observing-and-assessing-extended-tutorial-for-t-r221 It is correct that you can't select multiple age bands for a single aspect. You can select a different age bands for different aspects in the same observation though!
  11. Staff -number observations added

    Ah okay, that makes sense! I'm glad you've managed to find a way that works for you
  12. Staff -number observations added

    Morning! Are you still making observations throughout the term too? Something to bear in mind is that the latest assessment snapshot shows you the snapshot score from the most recent assessment period, not the most recent observation. What you might want to consider doing is making observations as usual throughout the term then going to the summative assessment screen for each period and manually overriding the scores there so they match with your professional judgement - that way you can be sure the latest assessment snapshot is accurate.
  13. Rebecca will be running this session to explain how our KS assessment and monitoring system works, how to set it up, how to make assessments, and what the analysis will look like. This will be a beginners guide, but we will run other, more in depth, sessions about the analysis later on in the year! To take part in the webinar you will need to make sure you have a working microphone and speaker on the device you will use to access the webinar from. The webinar will be held at 3:30pm on Wednesday the 4th of October 2017. Because these sessions tend to rely a bit more on discussion, we will only be taking 4 schools, but if there is a high demand we will run more sessions later in the month. If you'd like to take part you can email us at customer.service@eyfs.info with the following information? - Which year groups you'll be using Tapestry with - How your class groups are split up (e.g. is there vertical grouping or are year groups separate?) - How large your setting is (e.g 1/2/3 form entry) - Whether you use other assessment systems (SEND for example) - Whether you used Tapestry with your EYFS children
  14. Hi, I'm afraid there are still a few things ahead of this on our to do list, but we do really want to spend a fair amount of time over the next term or two focusing on new analysis screens. This is one of first handful of new screens we're looking to add in so hopefully you won't need to wait too much longer!
  15. Staff -number observations added

    I'm afraid that staff thoroughness screen is only for EYFS and actually the name of it is a little misleading - it's not about the staff member as an individual, but rather their key children group. This means that if 2 staff members share the same group of key children the figures that show up there will be the same. At the moment, the only way to see exactly how many observations a staff member has made is by going to the staff member's overview page (if you want to see the total obs for all the active children on the account), or by using the page filters on the 'Observations' tab and counting the observations. I'm really sorry, I'm not quite sure what you mean by: we've finally given up 'ticking' the eyfs statements and it would be a big ask for staff to remember which band/refinement each KC is working in when they add obs so they don't appear to count in any tallying of individual staff obs. Are you just talking about EYFS assessments here or CoEL too? The best place to go to see the most recent age band and refinement for each KC is the snapshots section (either the latest age bands or the summative assessment screen). We will soon be adding in the child's actual age in months next to their names so you can see that, but we didn't want to put their most recent assessed score next to their names too because that might encourage practitioners to assess them at the same level or higher, even if that's actually not true. To clarify, practitioners don't need to know exactly where they last assessed the child (although they hopefully will already have some prior knowledge about the child). Instead, they should assess each obs based on what they're actually seeing at that point. You can always change the score in the summative assessment at the end of the period if you don't agree with it! For CoEL assessments, you can go to the CoEL section of the Analysis tab. That will show you the number of times you've assessed each statement for each child and when the last time that was, but again that will be based on the child, not the staff member.