Aspire * Believe * Achieve
The children are enjoying our Incredible Earth so far. They have already learnt about volcanoes, fossils and investigated different types of rocks to find out what properties they have.
Year 3 visited Newcastle library and had chance to take part in a story about Philip Astley who was an English equestrian, circus owner, and inventor, he was regarded as being the "father of the modern circus". He rode in a circle rather than a straight line as his rivals did, and thus chanced on the format which was later named a circus. He performed his stunts in a ring 42 ft in diameter, which is the size used by circuses ever since. In 1770 he hired acrobats, tightrope walkers, jugglers and a clown to fill in the pauses between acts.
The children acted out parts of the story and made and decorated their own circus.
As you can see from the photographs they had a fantastic afternoon.