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Homewood – 2,3,6th
September  TCH – 2, 3rd
September  PRU – 2nd
September  All sites – Tues 4th January
All sites joint INSET – Tues 28th June 

FREE holiday activities this summer! Summer Holidays Activities and Food (HAF)

To support families with children aged 4 to 16, who receive benefits-related free school meals, HAF are offering free holiday activities and food. 

Visit the Summer HAF Directory throughout the summer.  Additional providers and opportunities are regularly added. Book quickly to avoid disappointment, as spaces will be limited. 

If families wish to receive direct updates, please email HAF@brighton-hove.gov.uk and ask to be added to the distribution list. 

To learn more, please contact: 

Melanie Kinnear – HAF programme manager 

E. HAF@brighton-hove.gov.uk 

School Closure 7-9th July

Unfortunately, Homewood will be closed to students on 7th, 8th, 9th July due to the numbers of staff having to self isolate.  We will be in touch with you to discuss work and programmes for Monday.

School Closure Friday 2nd July

Due to a large number of staff receiving NHS track and trace COVID 19 notification to self isolate we sorry to inform all parents and carers that the school will be closed on Friday 2nd July except for year 7 students. This does not mean your child has to self isolate unless you have been informed individually.

FREE SUMMER ART CLUB

FREE SUMMER ART CLUB For children in care and their siblings aged 5-13
The Artworks Tree: Printing, Painting & Patterns

MONDAY 26 TO FRIDAY 30 JULY

MORNING SESSIONS
Mon 26 July: Orientation and Making from 10am to11am
Tues 27 to Thurs 29 July: Making from 10am to 11.30am
Fri 30 July: Show and Tell from 10am to 11.30am
Every Day: Bronze Arts Award Mentoring from 12noon to 12.30pm
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Mon 26 July: Orientation and Making from 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Tues 27 to Thurs 29 July: Making from 1.30pm to 3pm
Fri 30 July: Show and Tell from 1.30pm to 3pm

Celebrate Summer with new creative skills brought together into an Artworks Tree to display your work. You’ll
learn to print personalised bunting with found objects, paint cartoons and anime without a paintbrush, and
sculpt recycled items to create your 3D Artworks Tree and a bird or creature to live in it.
There are separate activitiesfor each session from Monday to Thursday, so come for one or all of the activities.
Families are invited to join us for Show and Tell throughout the Friday session to see our creations.

Making materials:

We provide a box containing four individual packs to your home with everything children
need to complete all the activities. Each activity is carefully designed for children to be able to do on their own,
but some may need support during the session. Each pack will include some suggested follow on activities
you can easily do at home with leftover materials or common household items to keep the creativity going!

Access:

We’ll need an email address to send you the Zoom link. Please arrive on time so we can get started.
You’ll need Wi-Fi and a computer, tablet or smartphone with camera and microphone, preferably in a quiet
space where children can work undisturbed. If you have more than one child participating, please put them
on separate devices if possible. If you have technical difficulties during the session, please alert us and we’ll
try to resolve them with you. Please have your phone nearby – we’ll check in with you if your child goes off
screen unexpectedly.

Orientation:

This is a shorter session on Monday to try out Zoom, meet other children, see the artists and
get a taste of what to expect with a short activity. All are welcome (carers can stay throughout if they wish).
Evaluation: We ask parents/carers to be present for 5-10 minutes at the start of your child’s first session to
help them complete our evaluation questions. You’ll need to repeat this process at the end of Show and Tell
on Friday (or the last session your child attends if you haven’t booked Friday). Evaluation is anonymous and
helps us develop activities that support well-being and creativity, so your participation is much appreciated.
Booking: Booking in advance only, for the whole week or individual days (no new arrivals on Friday please).

Arts Award:

Children can work towards an Arts Award while they are with us:
Discover and Explore Arts Awards

Year 1 to 6 children can achieve Discover or Explore levels within 1 week if they attend most of the sessions.
Arts Award is accredited and children will receive a certificate from Trinity College London.

Bronze Arts Award


Year 6, 7 or 8 children can work towards a Bronze Arts Award. To complete the award they will need to attend
at least three of our week-long art clubs, mentoring sessions and complete some creative homework. To
participate, your child needs to attend the MORNING sessions. We provide 30 minutes of additional mentoring
for Bronze Arts Award every day after the club session (with a 30 minute break in-between). While they will
need to do some homework, our artists will inspire and support them to do this successfully. Bronze Arts
Award is a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework, equivalent to a GCSE grade 1-3.


BOOKING
Contact Hadia Saeh at the Virtual School: virtualschool@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 01273 293992


Please provide us with the following ESSENTIAL information:
email address to send the zoom links to
postal address to send the kits to
dates of sessions you wish to book (including orientation – please come if you can)
names and ages of all children attending
express interest in Bronze Arts Award for year 6, 7 or 8 children
names and mobile numbers for carers or parents
any conditions or access issues we should be aware of
permission for your address and contact details to be passed onto Future Creator

Holiday Activities Food Programme

A newly launched film featuring Marcus Rashford MBE calls on parents to sign up their children to the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF).

The HAF Programme supports children and families in the school holidays. Outside of term-time, the Programme provides healthy food and enriching activities to free school meal eligible children in every local authority in England. The Programme has been significantly expanded – please sign up for this or ask your child’s head of school or key worker if you would like help doing this.

Holiday Activities and Food Programme – YouTube

Summer HAF Directory