Circus for Artsweek, Activity or Challenge Days

Here are the brilliant, fun, circus activities we offer for key Stage 1, 2 and 3.
Children can learn skills and could even perform a show for their parents or their peers!

KS1

☆ "Circus in a Day" We run fantastic, lovely projects for KS1 that are engaging, fun and will really enhance the Circus element of the curriculum. This could be focused on your year one or year two class(es) or be an activity for the whole school.

Children will watch a Circus Show, learn 3 or 4 skills and perform in a Circus Show. See further down for more information.


girl juggling plates


Structure for this day;
Fantastic show by the Circus Coach 40ms
Rotating Circus Sessions with each class to learn 3 or more skills.
Last session (if time in your schedule) a show compered by the Circus Coach who will bring in a sound system. Everyone who wants to perform can.

These give you an idea of the sort of skills each age will learn, this will vary on Circus Coach.

Reception - juggling scarves, ribbon twirling and walk the balance beam,
Year 1 - balance a peacock feather in various ways, spin a plate and do a few tricks, juggle three balls between two people.
Year 2-
balance a peacock feather in various ways, spin a plate and do a few tricks, juggle three balls between two people

KS2

☆ "Circus in a Day" this can be for the whole school  Children will watch a Circus Show, learn 3 or 4 skills and perform in a Circus Show. See section above.

These give you an idea of the sort of skills each age will learn, this will vary on Circus Coach.

Years 3,4,5,6 - ( 3 or 4 skills from) Peacock feather, advanced plate spinning, diablo, pois, hula hooping,tumbling routines, juggle balls, pois, devising a routing. We would normally teach a range of different skills to each class.

☆ "Show in a Day" this is for a days activity for a year 5 or 6 class, and works well as a SATS Reward for year 6. Children get a chance to play games, try a wide range of skills including one from; unicycling, tightwire, acrobalance, devise routines and perform a fantastic show to the school.


Girl successfullu balancing on a tightwire




KS3

☆ "Rotating Circus Workshops" amazing, exciting, fun Circus Activities that offer a little bit more challenge for those that want it.
45ms - one hour that each class takes in turn and the school provides other activities or we can run rotating workshop fora whole year group year 7, or year 8. Everyone will have a go at a wide range of skills including at least one balancing skill.Activities will vary by Circus Coach but could include; feather balancing, diabolo, spinning plates, juggling, hula hoops, pois, ribbons, juggling rings, pedalgoers, hand held stilts, hat manipulation, uncicyling, tightwire.


☆ "Show in a Day" for a small group up to class size, this is great for years 6,7,8,9 or mixed year groups. Young people can try a wider range of activities, then practice and perform a show.
We provide a backdrop, lights and a sound system and host the performance by the workshop participants. Very popular with schools.


This works very well for year 7 / year 8 or mixed year 7/8/9 groups. It gives young people a chance to really learn some skills or improve existing ones, as well as offering more of a challenge for those who want it. Young people may have a go at unicycling, tightwire, acrobalance, tumbling skills, and take part in a performance.

Circus into Schools works across the South West, including Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and West London.