Woodpeckers


Woodpeckers is a family learning group for you and your child in which opportunities for learning together are explored. We plan to provide interesting activities and experiences which can be further developed by you at home. Woodpeckers also provides an environment where children can develop personally and socially alongside their friends.

You will find out more how a child learns and how to recognise your child’s progress so that you can feel more confident in supporting him/her with talking and listening skills and the early stages of reading, writing and counting.

By attending, you can help your child become a good communicator and a confident learner in preparation for starting school.

All parents who are intending to apply for their children to attend Tavistock Infant School are invited to come with their child to Woodpeckers, a year before entry. Carers may come in place of a parent, and brothers and sisters are welcome too.

There is a charge of just £2 per family per session which includes drinks and biscuits for each family.

For those families receiving family income support the charge will be 50p per family to cover drinks and biscuits.

The group meets for one session a week in term time, starting after the Christmas holiday and finishing at the end of the school year in July:-

Thursday afternoon 1.40 – 3.10 p.m.

The first session of this school year is on Thursday, 18 January 2018.

Woodpeckers is run by Mrs Sloss and the sessions are held in the school hall, giving parents and children the opportunity to familiarise themselves with school facilities and staff.

If you would like to attend the sessions please contact the school office for a form or send a message on our Enquiries Form.

We look forward to seeing you at Woodpeckers!

 

June 30, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Woodpeckers – 29 June 2017

The theme was ‘Summer’. Mrs Hayes and two children from Rabbit Class read stories to the children at the end of the session.

June 22, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Woodpeckers Special Session today

Thanks to all those who attended the Woodpeckers’ Special Session this afternoon – it was hot and very busy in the hall but we hope you all enjoyed the session. There are three more Woodpeckers sessions this school year so we look forward to seeing some of you again then. Please send any comments to the Guestbook.

June 9, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Woodpeckers – 8 June 2017

The theme was ‘Letters’.  Mrs Chapman, and her two helpers from Badger Class, read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and sang songs during the end session. Photo to follow.

May 27, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Woodpeckers – 25 May 2017

The theme was ‘On the Farm’.  Mrs Haworth, and her university students, sang songs during the last part of the session.

May 18, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Woodpeckers – 18 May 2017

The theme was ‘Music Making’. Mrs Haworth and Miss Silcox, helped by some children from Eagle Class. sang and danced with the children and adults during the end session. Everyone really enjoyed this!

May 11, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Woodpeckers – 11 May 2017

The theme was ‘People in the Community’.  Mrs Sloss, and Stanley and Emilia from Fox Class, read stories during the end session.

May 10, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Woodpeckers – 4 May 2017

The theme was ‘Birds’.  Mrs Chapman, with her two children from Badger Class,  read a story and sang songs during the end session.  

May 4, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Woodpeckers – 27 April 2017

The theme was ‘Machines’.  Mrs O’Connor and two children from Otter Class read a story at the end of the session.

April 23, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Woodpeckers – 6th April 2017

The theme was ‘Easter Activities’.  Miss Howard-Kaye, helped by two children from Rabbit Class,  read stories at the end of the session.

March 30, 2017
by Mrs Sloss

Woodpeckers – 30 March 2017

The theme was Shapes.  Mrs Haworth read a story and sang some songs at the end, helped by two children from Eagle Class.