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    TOPIC: THE MAGIC OF THE CIRCUS

    17/1/20

    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.

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    10/01/20

    HISTORY OF THE CIRCUS

     

    We began be looking at the HISTORY of the circus. 

     

    CIRCUS MAXIMUS

     

    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!  

    Who was Philip Astley?

    Roll Up Roll Up! Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, welcome to you all! Do you like the circus? On the 250th anniversary of the modern circus, celebrate Philip Astley, born in Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire in 1742 and the first person to bring together the acrobats, clowns and trick riders in a 42ft ring for our entertainment, then and now!

    We have had a fantastic 2019 with a very successful Ofsted and being in the top ten best primary schools in Gloucestershire. Please follow the link in 'News and Events' to read about our successful 2019. We currently have spaces available for Reception and Year 1 pupils.
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