A Splats Circus skills day is the perfect mix of physical and mental challenges presented in a playful way. Our expert Splats teachers use our carefully planned program to help pupils to challenge their perceptions, teach and observe each other and to work as a group to achieve success. Pupils will improve their co-ordination and confidence and understand how the learning process works. Starting with a fun assembly for the whole school followed by classes teaching juggling, plate spinning, diabolo, poi, ribbon and much more. To top it all, an optional family workshop so everyone benefits.
How a Splats Circus Skills Day is run?
Assembly Show, Classes, Pupil Show, Family Workshop and Resources
A Splats Circus skills day begins with an assembly show. Our Splats experts amazes and educates. Concepts of balance, gentle effort, practice and observation are all introduced with a little help from staff and pupils. Preparing and inspiring the pupils for the circus skills learning to learn classes.
Learning to learn circus skills classes
A Splats Circus skills class is carefully structured to maximum success in stages. The beauty of circus skills is that the pupils can work at their own level and practice and improve through observation of their own learning and others. They work individually, in pairs and in groups on a variety of challenges designed to improve their skills get the learning lessons across.
A Splats circus skills lesson starts with scarf juggling. Perfect for learning to catch and throw as they move slowly they time for movement and creativity.
Control & Focus
The Splats circus skills feather challenge. Balancing on the finger, the nose, the forehead teaching the pupils vital lessons for success in all sports of attention, imagination, determination.
The Splats circus skills learning to learn key skill. Juggling is the perfect model for explaining how the learning process works. Structured one to three ball challenges in pairs and in groups, which will help all pupils learn the cascade pattern behind 3 ball juggling. Focusing on letting the ball drop we help the pupils relax and learn the gentle movement required for success. The Splats 3 ball swap game will give your pupils and teachers a game that will develop coordination and timing for their PE lesson warm ups or class.
Splats circus skills plate spinning challenge. A favorite of all ages, pupils learn how a gentle, relaxed technique leads to success. Adapted for all abilities pupils can learn to spin on their finger, balance on their nose and pass and throw with a partner and in groups.
It teaches pupils how a gentle use of appropriate effort is the key to success in all sports.
Ribbons and Poi Spinning
We then teach the art of ribbon twirling and poi spinning a great coordination challenge. This is again adapted for all ages, progressing from simple movements with a ribbon to more complex poi moves which coordinate both sides of the body and brain.
Diabolo and Flower Stick
This can be taught to all ages but is very popular with the older range of primary and secondary. It again teaches how a gentle appropriate effort is best but also how careful observation of our technique will lead to success. It shows pupils how by following instructions and performing the correct technique success will be achieved. Once spinning straight and fast pupils can throw and catch the diabolo plus for the expert perform many fancy tricks.
Stilts and Balance
Learning to walk on stilt or ride a fun wheel are a perfect way to challenge the bravery and daring of the pupils. A key element of all circus skills is the wow factor and pupils will love the exhilaration of the splats balance challenges. Safe for al ages pupils can start with bucket stilts and then progress to hand held stilts and learn to ride a pedal go end even juggle at the same time.
Learning to Learn Juggling Day
The Learning to Learn through juggling day is a remarkable day that will challenge and improve all pupils learning skills. Using a series of techniques, challenges, partner and group tasks the pupils will learn HOW TO LEARN.
Our lessons start with scarf juggling. They move so slowly they are a great way for young children to learn to catch and older to learn the juggling pattern.
One of our favourite challenges is the feather balance. On one finger, the hand, back of the arm and eventually on the nose, chin or head.
Our plate spinning challenge works for all ages, from spinning on the finger to spinning from the stick and then balancing it on the chin.
We then teach the art of poi spinning a great coordination challenge.
We then teach spinning, throwing and catching of a diabolo plus for the expert some more fancy tricks.
Learn to twirl and move with the rhythmic ribbon – great for dance and movement.
Great rhythm challenge teaching delicacy of touch and timing. Rolling, flicking, throwing and catching.
Stilts is great for learning the basics of balance, having a race with others and more. We then teach balancing, standing and walking.
Pedal Go is an easy to learn and safe balancing prop which makes it perfect for kids. It's great for learning the basics of balance, having a race with others and more.