Circus Skills with Splats
Welcome to Splats circus skills page. Please drop us a line if we can be any help.
Circus skills day with Splats the circus experts
Health, PE, Drama, PTA, Circus and carnival projects,creativity, Movement, Teamwork challenge, Speaking and Listening, Coordination, Confidence and FUN
Ages: all ages
Amount of pupils: up to 210 in one day (more on request) max 35 per class
How a Circus Skills day works
Assembly A Splats Circus day starts with a fun circus skills assembly for the whole school for the Splats teacher to show off their skills and for the pupils and some of the teachers to join in.
Classes This is then followed by up to 7 classes of circus skills. We teach all the skills below, adapted to age and level of the group. It is suitable for nursery through to Secondary, Special Needs and adults.
Maximum no per lesson is 35 unless otherwise agreed. .Lesson guide times are: Assembly – 15 – 30 minutes. Nursery and Reception – 30 – 45 minutes. Year 1 – 3 – 45 minutes to 1 hour. Years 4 – 6 secondary – 45 minutes to 75 minutes.
Resources All our circus days come with Circus teaching materials including History of circus skills, History of circus toys, Circus teaching book, Circus colour in book, Circus town show and our circus town script for the pupils to perform. If you are working on a circus project or topic also see our Circus project page.
Family workshop Every Circus skills day can end with a free family workshop for the children to show off their new skills to their mums and dads, brothers and sisters. Circus skills are all about learning and passing on skills and our family workshop is a great way for the pupils to do this.
Bookings and Prices:For availability and prices please drop us an email or give Mike a ring on 07944 283659 or 0800 0288101
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. Visit the Circus skills shop for scarves>
Peacock feather balance
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. Visit the Circus skills shop for feathers>
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 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
Some useful links
TES - Some splats circus picture to colour in
Haddenham St Marys School – See Splats in action at a recent circus day