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Andy's Assembly Script Emporium

I am a prep school Head of English with over 20 years of teaching experience. I'm also a professional, award-winning writer. Combining these two roles has enabled me to create a range of original, informative and humorous assembly scripts. These scripts were written for KS2 classes but could easily be used with KS3 pupils also. A range of themes covered... more to follow in due course!

I am a prep school Head of English with over 20 years of teaching experience. I'm also a professional, award-winning writer. Combining these two roles has enabled me to create a range of original, informative and humorous assembly scripts. These scripts were written for KS2 classes but could easily be used with KS3 pupils also. A range of themes covered... more to follow in due course!
Ancient Maya School Assembly Script (KS2/3)
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Ancient Maya School Assembly Script (KS2/3)

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This 20 minute script was written by an experienced primary school Head of English who is also, outside of school, an award-winning writer. The script was penned for a high ability Year 4 class but is suitable for performance by any year group in KS2 or 3. The script is deliberately humorous, yet is also full of informative and educational learning opportunities about the ancient Maya culture. The script has 30 parts but these could easily be split or doubled up depending on the number of children involved.
Helpful Hints & Tips Document for Tackling 11+ English Exams
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Helpful Hints & Tips Document for Tackling 11+ English Exams

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Created by an experienced independent prep school Head of English specifically to assist pupils sitting the more challenging 11+ entrance papers for selective London senior schools, this handy 4 page guide is full of practical and child-friendly advice. This document has proved beneficial both for parents and for Year 5/6 pupils preparing for senior school 11+ entrance exams. The level is pitched towards the more able, with advanced tips, hints and examples that are intended to help pupils undertaking the more challenging 11+ papers. The hints provide help with both reading comprehension and creative writing elements. This document can be used as a revision aid, as an informative document to be sent home to parents, or as a starting point for discussion and exploration in class of advanced examination technique.
Victorian Talent Show Assembly Script (KS2/3)
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Victorian Talent Show Assembly Script (KS2/3)

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This amusing yet educational assembly script has been written by an experienced primary school Head of English who is, away from the classroom, also an award-winning playwright. Originally written for a high ability Year 5 class, this class assembly script is suitable for performance by any Key Stage 2 or 3 year group. The assembly as scripted runs for approximately fifteen minutes. Parts may of course be doubled up or split as necessary. The assembly involves both historical and fictional figures from the Victorian age being assessed for their ‘talent’ by modern TV talent show judges, with comic yet enlightening results.
India Assembly Script (KS2/3)
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India Assembly Script (KS2/3)

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This 15 minute script was written by an experienced primary school Head of English who is also, outside of school, an award-winning writer. The script was penned for a high ability Year 5 class but is suitable for performance by any year group in KS2 or 3. The script is deliberately humorous, yet is also full of informative and educational learning opportunities about the culture, history and geography of India. The script, as written, has 25 parts but these could easily be split or doubled up depending on the number of children involved.
Victorian Schoolroom Assembly Script (KS2/3)
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Victorian Schoolroom Assembly Script (KS2/3)

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This humorous yet educational assembly script has been written by an experienced primary school Head of English who is, away from the classroom, also an award-winning playwright. Originally written for a high ability Year 6 class, this class assembly script is suitable for performance by any Key Stage 2 or 3 year group. The assembly as scripted runs for approximately fifteen minutes. Parts may of course be doubled up or split as necessary. The assembly involves a group of children presenting mischievous yet factually correct insights into the Victorian way of life (jobs, hygiene, dangers, geography of the British Empire, etc) under the watchful eye of some very strict teachers!
Roman Invasion of Britain Assembly Script (KS2/3)
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Roman Invasion of Britain Assembly Script (KS2/3)

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This twenty-five minute assembly script was written by an experienced primary school Head of English who is also, outside of school, an award-winning writer. The script was penned for an able Year 5 class but is suitable for performance by any year group in Key Stage 2 or 3. The script is deliberately humorous, yet is also full of informative and educational learning opportunities surrounding the Roman invasions of Britain under Julius Caesar and Claudius. The script as written has twenty-six parts but these could easily be split or doubled up depending on the actual number of children involved.
Exploring Character Status
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Exploring Character Status

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Ideal for English work with higher KS2 or KS3 pupils, this worksheet provides sufficient material to prepare at least one whole lesson on character status, with follow-up / extension material included. Created by an experienced prep school Head of English, this lesson explores Dickens' use of 'show not tell' to indicate character status in the opening chapter of A Christmas Carol, challenges the children (with prompts and examples) to further consider character status, and then asks the pupils to create their own short sections of writing including character status.
Key Stage 2 School Play
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Key Stage 2 School Play

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This humorous and educational 20 minute play was written for KS2 children to perform. As written, there are 8 parts in the play, and all are female, but this could easily be expanded and parts divided up to create more speaking roles and male roles too. The script tells the story of a shy schoolgirl who is desperate to perform in the school play, but who has to battle against a prejudiced, old-fashioned headteacher, her own nerves and the machinations of some jealous friends. This amusing and fun to perform 20 minute script will give pupils in a class or drama group hours of fun as they rehearse and present the production. It was written by an experienced prep school head of English who is also an award-winning writer.
Paragraphs and Direct Speech
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Paragraphs and Direct Speech

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Created by an experienced prep school Head of English, this Powerpoint presentation will help children in KS2 and KS3 understand the correct way to set out paragraphs in their writing when using direct speech. With simple instructions and clear examples this presentation will help children grasp the basics (and the complexities!) of getting something right that many children (and adults) find difficult: how and when to start new paragraphs if they are writing direct speech.
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol 11+ Format KS2/3 English Paper
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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol 11+ Format KS2/3 English Paper

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Created by an experienced prep school Head of English, this challenging 11+ style English paper is based on the opening section of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The paper contains a text extract for the pupils to read, a reading comprehension section, a writing section and a full mark scheme. This paper was devised for a high ability Year 6 English group to tackle in a one hour sitting, but could also be used by high ability children across Years 5 - 7. The reading comprehension section states the number of marks available for each of the nine challenging questions, and the mark scheme gives detailed instructions for awarding marks. This resource could be used in class or as a homework activity.