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Course Descriptions & Timetables

ANIMATION

Stop Motion Animation for ages 9+. Learn some of the principles of character design and animation to create your own character; write a short scenario and learn how to create a short stop motion movie.

ATHLETICS

Athletics including track and field events.

BALANCEABILITY

Balanceability is a learn to cycle programme aimed at children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who cannot yet ride a pedal bike without stabilisers. It focuses on movement patterns, gross motor skills and dynamic balance using a balance bike. Children learn how to pick up, manoeuvre, mount and dismount their bikes and then learn the skills to ride a balance bike safely. Once the basics have been mastered, the sessions will focus on improving the children’s gliding, stopping and braking skills preparing them to then ride a pedal bike.

BAKING FOR FUN

Get hands-on and learn new skills in the kitchen with Joy Neal from ‘Bake Me Happy’. You’ll create delicious baked treats to take home and share with your family. Please bring an apron or wear clothes that can get messy, and bring a container to take your treats home in. The AM and PM course will be the same, so please do not book both.

BASKETBALL

Develop your basketball skills through a variety of fun activities, drills, teamwork, gameplay and competitions. To suit players of all abilities, you’ll develop your dribbling, shooting, footwork and more.

BIKEBILITY 1

Cycling Proficiency

Bikeability 1. This fun off road course develops your child’s bike control skills and confidence through cycle games and activities. Children also learn to use their gears efficiently, share space with other riders and develop signalling skills in preparation for biking off road.

BRAZILIAN SAMBA DRUMMING

Bloco Fogo samba band bring the rhythms, colours and energy of carnival to Holmewood House! In this course, you will learn how to play a variety of samba drums, explore different rhythms from across Brazil and experience performing as a group.

CRICKET

All elements of the game will be taught with including batting, bowling, wicket keeping and fielding drills will help develop basic skills.  Small games, net sessions and group work. This will be a hard ball in the 10+ group. Please bring your own cricket box.

DISCOVERY ARTS AWARD

Arts Award Discover is an introductory award, designed for ages 5 and above. To achieve an Arts Award Discover, children and young people collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences of:

  • participating in arts activities
  • researching artists and their work
  • sharing their arts discoveries

FOOTBALL FOR GIRLS

We are passionate about inspiring girls to play football. A course to ensure the girls develop technical skills to be a confident footballer in a fun and friendly environment.

FOREST EXPLORERS

Come rain or shine have fun in the outdoors.  Activities can include building dens, camps and fires. Come prepared for all weathers i.e wellies, raincoats and hats but hopefully suntan lotion.

FREESTYLE DANCE

Learn lots of different dance styles and techniques fused together to create wonderful, upbeat movement pieces.

HOCKEY

Learn some stick skills, passing, running with the ball and shooting. Please wear shin pads and a mouth guard.

MUSICAL THEATRE

This summer we bring the ‘West end’ to Holmewood House school. Focusing on singing, dance and drama from all of your favourite musicals such as Mama Mia, Annie, Matilda, We Will Rock you, and many more. We are lucky this year to have our very own Mr Brackenborough who has many years’ experience working in the theatre business as a performer, agent and producer.

NATURE MAKERS

Come and join Ruth from Nature Makers©️for arts and crafts activities in the beautiful surroundings of Holmewood House. Make sure you are ready to have fun and get messy!!

NETBALL

Whether you are a beginner or already an experienced player, you will gain from this course. Miss Bowman will help with all aspects of this popular game and promote fitness and working together with your team.

PLAYSCHEME

The Play Scheme runs each week throughout the holiday course programme in the mornings from Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 12.30pm. Children will be accepted on a first come first served basis, up to a maximum of 15 children. The Play Scheme is run by members of Holmewood House Nursery and Pre-Prep staff.

PRINTMAKING

AM group

Monoprinting – where every print is different! Learn some beautiful and very different techniques of monoprinting – this one’s going to be messy!

PM group

Monoprinting and lino cutting! Monoprinting – where every print is different! Learn some beautiful and very different techniques of monoprinting – this one’s going to be messy! So many wonderful techniques of lino cutting to take away with you and use again and again.

PRODUCE A SHOW IN A WEEK

Learn the story of the Hungry Caterpillar and how to act it out! Make the props and costumes and perform the story at the end of the week!

SEWING

Produce some fantastic pieces using a mixture of hand and machine sewing.

SUGARCRAFT

The children will learn all the necessary skills required to decorate a cake. Teddy Bear Cake; Woodland Animals Cake; Burger and Chips Cake; Monkey Cake.

SUMMER LAWN GAMES

Have fun in the sun with some traditional games such as croquet and boules.

SWIMMING

UNFORTUNATELY THE POOL IS CLOSED ALL SUMMER DUE TO AN IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME.

TENNIS

The school’s all-weather courts make it possible to provide instruction to children of different abilities.  Players are grouped according to age and ability, and instruction with a qualified coach will cover all aspects of the game.

UKULELE

Ideal for the young learner beginning their musical journey, you will learn the basics of how to play the ukulele. Covering notation, chords, strumming patterns and more, you will be performing songs by the end of the course. No prior knowledge needed.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Ultimate resembles many traditional sports in its athletic demand BUT it has a number of unique and attractive features, which makes it particularly attractive to boys and girls. Often described as a cross between Netball and American Football, teams of 7 play on a pitch 100m long and seek to score a touchdown. Players are required to run, change direction, accelerate, jump, dive, catch and throw. Ultimate is a non-contact sport so teams can safely comprise players of different ages, size, competence and gender. The sessions will be delivered by Paul Unwin who has played internationally for GB, he is one of the UK’s most experienced Ultimate Coaches and Ultimate Coach Educators.

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

Learn lots of techniques to create different textures in watercolours. What does salt do? What happens when you put clingfilm over the top? How do you use watercolour pencils?

Find out about famous watercolour artists and recreate your own versions of their work before making your own masterpieces.