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Discussion in 'Early Years' started by julia pearl, May 9, 2008.
Forward roll through a hoop?
We did a really successful circus week at our school once - it was brill! The circus expert had all year groups learning different skills, but Reception was a flea circus! It was so cool - there was a copy of every circus act but in miniature....Tightrope walkers with little umbrellas going along skipping ropes. Streamer twirlers, children bouncing on mini-trampolines, clowns parading, acrobats doing forward rolls, lion tamers and lions with hand-shapes cut from yellow paper on a crown to be a mane, snake charmers, seals balancing balls on their noses (balloons attached to head dress)...It was just a circus in mini! There was a ringmaster...you get the gist! You could also have fire breathers (tinsel on the ends of sticks which the children can blow/firey hoops to jump through) and magicians pulling flowers/rabbits from sleeves.
thanks, some excellent ideas there! Looking forward to it now!
what about baton twirling or streamers om the end of a stick ( I am not sure what these are called but it is easy to make your own)
I know of a great source for circus skills ideas. A company I have worked with provides excellent circus skills activities for schools.
Get Your Act Together - a package that focuses on performance in circus skills that culminates in the pupils doing a performance.
Circusize - a package for PE that focuses on the health benefits of circus skills.
Plus a more relaxed option, just a give-it-a-go session.
Hope these links help...