Wow! We had such a fantastic day today with a visit from Captain Splat from Splats Circus.
This year we decided that instead of a nursery trip we would have a fun and exciting day at nursery, with our children and families, learning new circus skills.
It was a hot, hot day which began right at the top of the garden with an amazing circus display from Captain Splat. We all made sure that we had on our sun cream and sun hats to keep us safe in the sun as we watched The Captain at work. The skills that he was showing us were very impressive and most of the children, parents and staff had never practiced them before…but the aim of the day was about trying something new, persevering and being resilient…even if we found it a bit tricky!
After the demonstration we split into our groups and went to start our first activity…and then another three after that to take us through the whole exciting session! We tried to juggle with scarves, bean bags and even juggling pins which required really good hand eye coordination. We had a go at spinning plates and balancing feathers on our heads, hands and even our noses…we had to keep really still and really had to persevere if we kept dropping them! We created our very own circus biscuit and had lots to drink at the snack table because it was such a hot day that we needed the make sure we stayed well hydrated. We also had to try very hard to keep our balance when it was time to use the stilts and mini-cycles and move with agility and grace to dance with the ribbons and keep the diablos on their strings. Phew…what a busy session! It was fantastic to see everyone joining in and to see parents, carers and staff having a go too, whilst supporting their children's learning at the same time.
When we had tried all the activities, although we felt very tired, we came back together again to celebrate and share the new skills that we had learned. We all received a very special certificate from Captain Splat, congratulating us on our learning and to say very well done for trying hard, persevering and being resilient to the challenges that we faced throughout the day.
We had fantastic feedback from everyone who joined us today...it was a real success and a lovely end of term experience. The children, families and staff had a fantastic time and we were extremely proud of everyone!