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Children's Activities LondonHalf term Holiday Academy:13th-17th February

Cavendish school, 31 Inverness St, NW1 7HB

Join us for Regular Holiday Academy or Forest school!

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SENIOR FOREST SCHOOL PROGRAMME FOR 6+ 10am-4pm
NEW JUNIOR FOREST SCHOOL PROGRAMME FOR 3-5 years 9.45am-3pm
  • Outdoors all day
  • Exploring natural environment in local parks, den/shelter making, hot chocolate in Kelly kettles, team games, nature crafts, getting muddy, making friends and having great fun
  • Outdoor kitchen cooking for 6+, learning to make fires safely, and cooking delicious camp fire food
  • Waterproof, warm outdoor jacket, trousers and boots essential – as are hat/gloves/spare pair of socks
  • Find out more about Forest School ethos here
  • Both Forest schools (include wrap around at Holiday Academy if required 8.30-6pm). Pick up/drop off from Holiday Academy venue, Cavendish school
*Booking Forest School for the full week is recommended as each session is linked £55/day

REGULAR HOLIDAY ACADEMY FOR 3-12s (sessions are in age groups)

Monday 13th February

10-1pm: MUSIC: Enjoy the fun and innovative sessions with the inspiring soul/funk singer Lisa Panther, who’s love of music is contagious! This half term we are further exploring the broadway hit, Hamilton the musical (which is opening in London’s West End in October). Have a go at rap / acting / singing some of the scenes! Lisa will also have some new contemporary songs to work on and will be using expressive signing and movement.

STREET DANCE sessions Bboy/Bgirl, Old Skool, New Skool and Freestyle with Monica Dhinn (choreographer and dancer – credits include Major Lazor, Beyonce, Arctic Monkeys, iPod, Glastonbury).  She has wowed us many times at Holiday Academy with her ability to connect with all age-groups with great results in a short space of time.

SPORT/TEAM GAMES: playground games, fitness awareness, and burning off that amazing energy with Harry Benfield Histed

2-4pm: MOVING THINGS! ART WORKSHOP: Having fun creating art that moves! – Tate Artist and Sculptor, Laura x Carlé SPORT/TEAM GAMES

Tuesday 14th February 

am:️ MANDARIN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Ruby Yang – make a ❣️ Valentine’s card with Chinese characters, and find your Animal birth sign to celebrate the recent Chinese New Year of the Rooster. Older children will be mastering the brush use.  MUSIC, and SPORT/TEAM GAMES as above

pm:  ART WORKSHOPS SPORT/TEAM GAMES

Wednesday 15th February 

am:️  CREATIVE WRITING for 5-6s and 7+ with Lauren Pearson  author of The ‘Crabtree school’ series.  This exciting workshop will be looking at how books are put together, exploring Lauren’s experience of her newest story ‘The Sleepover’ which is just about to be published by Orion. The children will also be filling out a questionnaire to help create the character they want to write in their story. Lauren will be there at drop off to sign books and talk to parents.  MUSIC, and SPORT/TEAM GAMES as above

pm: ART WORKSHOPS SPORT/TEAM GAMES

Thursday 16th February 

am:️  MUSIC, STREET DANCE, and SPORT/TEAM GAMES as above

pm: ART WORKSHOPS SPORT/TEAM GAMES

Friday 17th February 

am:️ Friday fun in Regent’s park

pm: ART WORKSHOPS SPORT/TEAM GAMES

General resources available for beginning, lunchtime, and end of the days: DEN BUILDING: In amongst the sessions we make time for child-led and own choice activities. We will be using many skills in building ‘dens’ in and outdoors with various materials. We also have DRESSING UP CLOTHES, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, ART/CRAFT ACTIVITIES, BOARD GAMES, FUN PARACHUTE GAMES, AND MANY BOOKS TO READ

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 Forest School London

FOREST SCHOOL is an inspirational alternative learning experience which takes place on a regular basis outdoors in natural settings and across all seasons!

 

SAMPLE TIMETABLE

*Our basic timetable (‘clubs’ are extra to this)

8.30 – EARLY BIRD Activities: Art, Games/puzzles, Percussion instruments, Books, Den-building

9.15-10.00 – Settling in sessions for parents/carers to stay and play

10-10.30 –  WARM UP/WELCOME

10.30-11.10 –  Music or Drama/Yoga or Sport  – Wash hands for snack

11.10-11.30 – SNACK TIME

11.30-12.10 – Music or Drama/Yoga or Sport

12.15-12.50 – Music or Drama/Yoga or Sport – Wash hands for lunch/Morning-onlys pickup time

13.00-13.45 – LUNCH

13.45-14.45 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Story telling – walk to the park

14.50-15.50 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Story telling – walk to the park Gather up belongings for Home time/Wash hands for snack

16.00-16.15 – SNACK/Extended day – Reviewing the day, Art/Crafts, Games, Books, Den-building

18.00 – HOME TIME

*We reserve the right to changes in the staff/programme