time travel .
Good fun for junior classes but there are other interpretations of Canute's 'attempt' to turn back the seas. This is from
"Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings. For there is none worthy of the name but God, whom heaven, earth and sea obey".
So spoke King Canute the Great, the legend says, seated on his throne on the seashore, waves lapping round his feet. Canute had learned that his flattering courtiers claimed he was "So great, he could command the tides of the sea to go back". Now Canute was not only a religious man, but also a clever politician. He knew his limitations - even if his courtiers did not - so he had his throne carried to the seashore and sat on it as the tide came in, commanding the waves to advance no further. When they didn't, he had made his point that, though the deeds of kings might appear 'great' in the minds of men, they were as nothing in the face of God's power.
An assembly resource to be used with a form class. It can easily be adapted for use in a year group assembly. The theme is Time to Reflect. It encourages students to reflect upon their academic year, to think about their report and also to consider the story of Les Paul who pioneered the electric guitar. He didn't let an unfavourable music report stop him from fulfilling his dream!The resource includes a prayer and also a video clip of the legendary Bob Marley playing the legendary Gibson Les Paul guitar. The age range is 11-16.
Graded 'Outstanding' by the Headteacher and receiving standing ovations from parents, the audience loved watching this theatrical 'rock around the clock' as much as the children enjoyed learning and performing it.
This is a 30 minute assembly, with enough parts for a class of 35, however this can be shortened depending on how much of the songs you wish to use. It was created for KS1 but could easily be adapted for any primary class (ages 4 - 11). Starting with an 'always late' white rabbit in Wonderland and moving through to real-world practical examples of telling the time in the children's lives, this pacey piece consolidates the class's learning and fulfils maths objectives.
The history of the clock, popular children's stories, poetry, songs through the eras and optional prayer means that this assembly spans the wider curriculum.
The performance is set to a soundtrack of much-loved songs from the 50's hit 'Rock Around The Clock' through to tunes from popular family films, to get the audience up on their feet.
Take your primary class through a cross-curricular whistle-stop tour of the clock!
I hope you find this assembly an excellent 'time-saver'.