What is Seesaw?
Seesaw is our secure online Learning Platform. We use it to record individual children’s learning journeys. By uploading a series of photographs and videos we are able to evidence children’s progress and unique learning experiences during their time with us. SeeSaw not only allows convenient home school communication, but also allow parents and carers to upload childhood experiences that occur away from 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.
Parents can change their settings so that an email is then automatically generated informing them when an observation has been added so they can have a look and add any comments of their own.
Parents will be given a unique code to access the Seesaw Parent and Family App, we can always help to set it up, if needed.
Who can access Seesaw?
Parents and carers can choose to share their log in details with extended family if they wish, so they can also access the child’s Learning Journal.
How can I view my child’s Learning Journal?
Once logged in, parents and carers will see their child’s observations on their home screen in a list – selecting any one of these will open up the observation for them to look at. Parents and carers may add comments in the box at the bottom of the observation if they would like to – and staff would love to receive such comments!
How parents and carers know that their child’s Learning Journal has been updated?
The system will automatically send parents and carers an email when an observation for their child has been added.
Who can access a 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 parents and carers and anyone that they share their log in details with, such as Grandparents etc. If a child is featured in a group observation, their photo may appear in another child’s Learning Journal.
We really hope that parents and carers enjoy using Seesaw and that it helps to keep them informed about their child’s learning, we welcome feedback.