TOPIC: THE MAGIC OF THE CIRCUS
LEON AND THE PLACE BETWEEN
Pupils are using this amazing book as a stimulus for the writing. It's a beautifully illustrated which enhances the book.
HISTORY OF THE CIRCUS
We began be looking at the HISTORY of the circus.
First, we found out about the CIRCUS MAXIMUS (Ancient Roman) and how it gave way to the name that we all know and love. However, it wasn't actually a circus, it was in fact the location for chariot racing. The closest that this place got to being a circus was the entertainers that came into the main stadium between the different acts.
THE FATHER OF THE CIRCUS
This special honour was reserved for the BRITISH MAN - PHILIP ASTLEY.
This gentleman started the first show as we know it 251 years ago!