TOPIC: THE MAGIC OF THE CIRCUS
OUR AMAZING COMPUTERS
At Thrupp School, we are lucky to have these new computers this year. It means that each child has the opportunity to work by themselves on their very OWN computers. This is a wonderful experience.
Currently, Buzzards pupils are coding using their PURPLEMASH.
GIFFORDS CIRCUS VISITORS
On Wednesday, we had visitors from GIFFORDS CIRCUS. They came in and wowed the children with tales.
First the told us about life on the road. It sounded like hard work but as our visitors talked, their passion and dedication for their job shone through in their words.
They also told us about HOW to train horses for shows. They had a pupil pretend to be a horse whilst they ‘trained’ him.
Our visitors told us a little about the upcoming Giffords Show but not too much as its still top secret!
I was very impressed by our pupils. They were fascinated by what they heard and they also asked clever and thoughtful questions that impressed our visitors.
WORLD BOOK DAY
At Thrupp we celebrated World Book day early! It all worked out as we had just a fab day celebrating the wondrous world of book!
1st - We shared our wonderful costumes and characters
2nd - We had a workshop with Mini Grey who amazed us with her talented drawings
3rd - Brough Girling shared some tales from when he used to know Roald Dahl
4th - We looked at 'Nell and Circus of Dreams'. We recreated some of the impressive illustrations. They are on display in the classroom!
THEME WEEK - OUT OF THIS WORLD
We came back after half term to do a rather BRILLIANT theme week and had a magical time finding out lots about beyond our world.
On the very first day we had WONDERSTRUCK come in and create rockets and make amazing vehicles.
In Science, we have been finding out about the digestive system and teeth. Now, we are finding out about SOUND. To start this sequence of work we looked at making our own telephones so see how vibrations travel....
What a wonderful day! It was great to do some challenges as well as some fun hands on Maths. A highlight was using our spare change to make the longest line in the school.
In class, we did a practical hands on activity that reinforced key objectives.
A vey talented pupil in Buzzards wowed us all with his spectacular creation!
CREATING CIRCUS COLLAGES
Pupils worked hard to create their very own circus collage using vintage circus posters. They thought about the composition of the piece. This challenged the children to think about it more abstractly.
WRITER OF THE WEEK
Last week, Thrupp school have started a 'WRITER OF THE WEEK' initiative. Here is the first (EVER) winner from Buzzards, she wrote imaginative thought bubbles for the 4 siblings from 'Leon and the Place Between'. Her beautiful writing stood out!
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!