A presentation about what we see in the summer.
Both files are the same but movie format is better if not using same version of Powerpoint
A variety of photos showing things we see in the summer with a poem about summer at the end.
Its on a loop and timed so doesn't need to be advanced manually.
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Frog Life Cycle Assembly
This class play was written for KS I (5 – 7 year olds) as Life Cycles are taught earlier in school - but if anyone wants a script for older children (7 – 11 year olds with a lot more technical information) please let me know. Always happy to write on request.
Written for cast of 30, but easily adaptable up or down, there are 14 frogs, 12 tadpoles, a fish, a water beetle, a French chef .... and of course, a princess!
Duration around 10 minutes.
Learn all about the frog's life cycle in this fun class performance.
Also available off TES and www.plays-r-ussell.com:
Life Cycle of a Butterfly plus numerous butterfly scripts (guided reading scripts/Readers Theater) delivering life lessons.
Frog 11: And look at our jumping!
(Frogs demonstrate jumping across ‘stage’)
Narrator: (Applauding) Fabulous!
Frog 12: We do have very strong back legs
(Enter French chef, sharpening knives in front of him, advancing towards frogs)
French chef: Ah! Zee finest frogs’ legs! Yum yum! My customers will be pleased!
(Narrator rushes over and shows French chef back to his seat)
Narrator: No! No! We’ll have no violence here today!
(Exit French chef)
(Frogs let out collective sigh of relief)
Frog 13: Phew! Thank you for that!
(Enter princess, wondering around, ‘looking for someone’)
Narrator: Ah! A princess! Now what would she be doing in an assembly full of frogs?
Butterfly Life Cycle Assembly
This class play was written for 5 – 7 year olds (Key Stage I) as Life Cycles are taught earlier in school - but if anyone wants a script for older children (7 – 11 year olds with a lot more technical information) please let me know. Always happy to write on request.
Cast: 7 eggs - 7 caterpillars - 7 pupae - 7 butterflies! Plus one very busy narrator!
This class play comes with a FREE set of photos taken at July 2016 Butterfly exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London.
Duration: around 10 minutes
Cast (of 29) easily adaptable up or down
Also available off TES and www.plays-r-ussell.com:
Numerous butterfly scripts and Life Cycle of a Frog (cast including French chef and a Princess!)
(Enter 7 caterpillars, making loud slurping/munching/eating noises)
Narrator: (To audience) Hmm. Something tells me this lot will never go hungry!
All 7 caterpillars: (In horror) Hungry?
Caterpillar 1: No! Never!
Caterpillar 2: How could we ever get hungry?
Caterpillar 3: When we just eat all the time!
Caterpillar 4: We never stop!
Narrator: I can see that! What an appetite you have!
Caterpillar 5: Oh yes! We like our food!
Caterpillar 6: You try and stop us!
Narrator: Oh I wouldn’t dream of doing such a thing!
Caterpillar 7: Nah! There’s only one thing that would stop us
Narrator: And what would that be?
Caterpillar 7: Being eaten up ourselves!
(All 7 caterpillars glare at Narrator)
Narrator: (Spluttering) Oh sorry! I mean, I’m sure you’re all very tasty. But er um, what would want to eat you?
Caterpillar 1: Birds, that’s what!
Caterpillar 2: Horrible
Caterpillar 3: Feathery
Caterpillar 4: Flying
Caterpillar 5: Creatures!
Caterpillar 6: (Alarmed) Oh oh! I think I just spotted one!
Caterpillar 7: Quick! To the tardis! I mean, chrysalis!
This 33-page cross-curricular pack is ideal for the teachers who want to prepare their students for the requirements and the challenges of the century that we live in. The activities cover all the 21st Century skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, effective communication, and problem-solving skills.
After the warm-up activities, students watch an ecological rock opera on extinction and answer questions about it. They then
• write a journal entry on how the lyrics relate to the problem in the story and how they give a powerful message,
• write the lyrics of a new song for the rock opera, design a comic strip to convey the message of their song,
• create a video about an animal facing extinction or an animation on environmental issues,
• write a letter to one of the world leaders about environmental issues,
• prepare a 10-minute Ted talk style speech on environmental problems and their solutions for them using the information they have learned,
• conduct a school-wide project on an environmental issue of their own choice.
All the activities are guided and students are given several resources to choose from to make a video or animation, to write the lyrics, to design a comic strip, to give an effective speech, and to prepare an effective presentation.
Most of the activities require group work so that the students can improve collaboration skills. The pack includes a brief guide on how to collaborate effectively and why collaboration is an effective skill. There is also a teamwork rubric that evaluates each student’s performance as an effective team member. There is a rubric for each activity, self and peer evaluation forms, a reflection activity, and a learning journal for the students to fill in.