We believe that children learn through experiences and that it is our job to provide them with those learning opportunities every day they come to school. At The First Steps we record those special moments of your child in our online Seesaw Learning Journal which is used for communication with parents/carers and to share learning.
This online platform allows us to capture and share your child’s progress with you, as well as monitor their development and learning. Videos, photos and samples of your child’s work will be regularly uploaded for you to view, providing parents and carers with an immediate and personalised window into their child’s learning in school, The Learning Journal shows what your child has been working on via photos, pieces of written work and videos that teachers upload. Teachers and parents can both give feedback on individual pieces of work; a fantastic way to strengthen home-school links.
Older children can also comment on work uploaded as well as “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links that they upload in addition to the teacher. Seesaw helps capture the learning process and children can use Seesaw’s built-in audio recording and drawing tools to reflect on what they’ve learned or explain how they got their answer. Seesaw will follow children for their entire career at The First Steps and so over time, an organised, digital portfolio of each child’s learning is created. Journals are carried forward to the child’s next class, and ultimately to Primary School, ensuring a smooth transition for each child. Seesaw is accessible via almost any device – Seesaw exists as an app on tablets and phones, as well as on a desktop computer. It is not shared with anyone else as each child has their own individual unique journal.
In order for your child to use Seesaw, we have to obtain your consent and that in signing a consent form you are allowing the app to use your child’s name in in order to be able to associate work like photographic evidence of work, videos or voice recordings with their account. Seesaw only uses this information to provide the service and doesn’t advertise in Seesaw, create profiles of students, or share or sell your child’s personal information or journal content. You can read more about their strong privacy promises online at https://web.seesaw.me/privacy If you have any further questions regarding Seesaw then further information can be found on the website or please contact the school.