Remote Learning- Autumn 2020- 2021
What is Seesaw?
Seesaw is a secure online ‘classroom’ and Learning Journal, similar to Tapestry (which we use in the Early Years Foundation Stage), where children and staff can set work, record audio clips, add photos, observations and comments about your child’s learning. At Cherry Tree Hill Primary School, we are initially using Seesaw to ensure that students can continue with their learning remotely in the event of a bubble closure, lockdown or self-isolation. In the future, we are hoping to use this platform to set and complete homework tasks, as part of our commitment to reduce our paper usage in school.
How does Seesaw work?
Seesaw provides each individual child with their own Learning Journal held online. Parents and carers are given their own log-in. All our staff are given a secure log-in. They can then upload observations, photos or videos; recording children’s achievements and assessing their learning.
Parents can change their settings so that an email is then automatically generated informing them when an work has been added so they can have a look and add any comments of their own.
We have sent home a login page with a unique code for Seesaw Class, which is the app your child will use to complete work. On the reverse, there is a login with a unique code for Seesaw Family where you can see your child’s work and feedback.
Who can access Seesaw?
You can choose to share your Seesaw Family log in details with extended family if you wish, so they can see your child’s Learning Journal. The Seesaw Class code should only be used by your child.
It is vital that you keep your Seesaw Class and Seesaw Family login codes secure, these should be treated as a password.
How can I view my child’s Learning Journals?
Once logged in, you will see your child’s work on your home screen in a list – selecting any one of these will open up the work for you to look at. You may add comments in the box at the bottom of the work if you would like to – and we would love to receive such comments!
How do I know that my child’s Learning Journal has been updated?
The system will automatically send you an email when an work for your child has been added.
Who can access my Child’s Learning Journal?
At school we have access to all of the children’s Learning Journals. The only other people that can see your child’s account will be yourselves and anyone that you share your log in details with, such as Grandparents etc.
We really hope that you enjoy using Seesaw and that it helps to keep you feeling informed about your child’s learning. If you have any questions or problems using Seesaw then please let us know.