Brazil Host Country to 2016 Olympics Assembly

Brazil Host Country to 2016 Olympics Assembly

Brazil Host Country to 2016 Olympics Assembly This class play looks at the country in which the Olympics is staged this year (plus information on the Olympics e.g. Olympic Torch journey, number of countries taking part etc) For a history of the Olympics and coverage of sporting events, please select from one of the other scripts listed below (scroll down below sample Text) Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down Duration - around 10 minutes not including music suggestions Sample Text: Child 11: But haven’t you heard what party there’s going to be Child 12: Starting August 5th Child 13: And going on til August 21st? Narrator: (Spluttering) But, but, that’s … over 2 weeks! What kind of party goes on that long? (Cast swaps Carnival banners for Olympics banners, raising them above their heads) Whole cast: (Shouting) The Olympics! Music 2 Fanfare for the Common Man Narrator: Oh my goodness! The Olympics again! It seems like only yesterday we were partying in London! Child 14: That was for the 2012 Olympics! Proud hosts – the United Kingdom! Child 15: But 2016 is the year for Brazil – proud hosts of the 31st Olympic Games! Child 16: In the city of Rio de Janeiro! Music 3 Gypsy King ‘Carnival selection’ (Whole cast grab their carnival props and raise them again) Narrator: Wow! Summer 2016 is going to be some party! How can it not be – with the Olympics in Brazil? (Narrator turns to Child 15) Narrator: But what was that you said about the number of Olympic Games we’ve had so far? Child 15: 30 so far. 2016 will be the 31st! Child 16: The very first one was of course held in Ancient Greece. Child 17: In the city of Olympia – birthplace of the Olympic Games! Child 18: And that’s where the Olympic Torch started its journey on 21 April 2016 Other scripts available from Sue Russell: ASSEMBLIES 1. Olympics PRIDE Assembly (PSHE 'team spirit' script) 2. Olympic Games 2016 Leavers Assembly 3. Rio 2016 Olympic Games Assembly - covering all 28 sports 4. History of the Olympics Assembly 5. Rio 2016 Olympic Games Assembly: history and events - combined script including Olympic Ode 6. Olympics Assembly for Key Stage 1 Rio 2016 7. Paralympics 2016 Assembly GUIDED READING SCRIPTS 1. A Complete History of the Olympic Games Guided Reading Scripts plus quizzes - set of 8 scripts, plus quizzes 2. Olympics PRIDE Guided Reading QUIZ Rio 2016 Olympic Games Quiz - 100 questions and answers! plus OLYMPIC ODE
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Rio 2016 Olympic Games Assembly including history events and ode

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Assembly including history events and ode

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Assembly including history events and ode This class play is a combination/condensed version of two previous scripts: History of the Olympic Games and Olympic Games 2016. Whilst its main focus is coverage of all the 2016 sporting events, there is included a list of the previous 'host nations' (but without all the accompanying information i.e. medals won and 'events' on and off the course - inclusion of all this material would have made a single script far too long). Also included is the Olympic Ode - as an optional extra. Thus, the cast can be as small as 30 or as great as 75, with a cast of 52 as another possibility - the production notes explaining these numbers fully. The duration is from 20 minutes to at least 30 minutes - this does not include music options. Sample Text Child 5: Like football! Same objective but using feet instead of a stick! Oh and not forgetting that new sport – rugby sevens. New Zealand have to be the favourites having won the 2015 rugby World Cup. Course we all know how good the Brazilians are at football – oops, don’t mention the last world cup! Narrator: But playing at home should give them ‘the edge’ Trev: Like in 1908 when Great Britain won gold! What a moment! Particularly as this was the first time football had been played at the Olympics! A debut to remember! Narrator: (Aside) Those were the days! But hey! (Shaking himself up) Who knows? Amazing things do happen at the Olympics! Child 6: Like that 1992 U.S. Dream Team! What a set of athletes they were – and not bad at ‘dunkin’ from what I’ve heard! Narrator: Dunkin? You mean, Dunkin Doughnuts? (Rubbing tummy) Mmm I’ve heard they’re pretty yummy! Child 6: (Throwing hands up in exasperation) No no! Not that kind of ‘dunkin’! Basketball dunkin is when the ball is slammed directly into the net using one or two hands. Other scripts available from Sue Russell: ASSEMBLIES 1. Brazil Host Country to the Olympics 2016 Assembly 2. Olympics PRIDE Assembly (PSHE 'team spirit' script) 3. Olympic Games 2016 Leavers Assembly 4. Rio 2016 Olympic Games Assembly - covering all 28 sports 5. History of the Olympics Assembly 6. Olympics Assembly for Key Stage 1 Rio 2016 7. Paralympics 2016 Assembly GUIDED READING SCRIPTS 1. A Complete History of the Olympic Games Guided Reading Scripts plus quizzes - set of 8 scripts, plus quizzes 2. Olympics PRIDE Guided Reading QUIZ Rio 2016 Olympic Games Quiz - 100 questions and answers! plus OLYMPIC ODE
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Leavers' Assembly for Year 6s

Leavers' Assembly for Year 6s

Leavers' Assembly for Year 6s This end of year assembly, for Year 6s, is a light-hearted romp through what they have learnt - with reference to The Big Three (Core Subjects) and not forgetting the Nine Foundation Subjects! The focus is on history (Romans through to the present day) but there are plenty of cross-curricular links along with 'mandatory' reference to Literacy and Numeracy Strategies (which ones?!) and other equally 'important' matters - such as what the dinner ladies are serving up! Cast: Written for a year group of around 90, 3 classes - speaking parts for all, but easily adaptable to smaller year group or fewer classes. Duration: The reading time is relatively short (around 10/15 minutes) so favourite poems or extracts from favourite stories could be added - for children to read or recite. Likewise with favourite Art and D.T. projects (evidence for which may still be at home!). Sample Text Shakespeare: What ho? Methinks this principal should learn a few principle facts himself! Like (embracing himself) "Some are born great, some achieve greatness" .... (pauses, pointing towards Principal) but alas "Some have greatness thrust upon them"! Principal: (Striding towards Shakespeare) Now look here, Bill! I'm the one running this show, today. You and your plays can go ... Music 5 Food Glorious Food - Oliver (Loud outburst of "Food Glorious Food" sung by Oliver and boys. Shakespeare and Drake exit, holding their ears) Principal: And who might this scruffy looking lot be? They wouldn't get into my school looking like that! Oliver: (With bowl held out to Principal) More! Please sir, can I have some more? Principal: (Yelling) More?! (Principal looks inside bowl, sniffs and pulls back in disgust) Principal: Ugh! I don't remember this being on the cafeteria menu this morning? (Line of dinner ladies file on, each holding a different dish, and offering food to Oliver, who samples each in turn) Production Directions This assembly was written for a year group consisting of 3 classes (around 30 for each). Thus, there are 3 groups: Like, Dislike and Not Sure (reflecting feelings about school); these then change into the 3 core subjects; and finally the 9 foundation subjects are added. This arrangement can be changed - dividing one class into three or two classes into three. Because of the primary focus being on history, this subject has the greatest number of speakers (52) - the other subjects just having a handful. Other Leavers Assemblies by Sue Russell: • Our School's Got Talent Leavers' Assembly • Olympics Leavers Assembly • School's Out Leavers' Assembly • It’s Good to be Me Leavers Assembly
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Anti Bullying Assembly or Class Play

Anti Bullying Assembly or Class Play

Anti-Bullying Assembly or Class Play Michael Jackson's You Are Not Alone is used as its title and final song. Some useful tips on looking out for others - and yourself. This class play identifies different types of bullying and suggests strategies for both prevention and dealing with the problem when it arises. It looks at the problem of bullying from 2 perspectives - that of the ‘bully' and the ‘bullied', examining why bullies behave as they do and what it feels like to be on the receiving end. The most important message is that we are all special, that we should like ourselves the way we are, and that if we ever find ourselves being bullied, we should get help/talk to someone - never bottle it up inside and ‘put up' with it. I wrote this at a time when my own daughter (then 9) was being bullied. I learnt many lessons from the experience which I would like to pass onto others. This script comes in two versions - First one being longer at around 15 minutes (not including music suggestions); second one shorter at just under 10 minutes. I have identified the text that has been left in and taken out from versions I and II respectively. This gives you as a teacher the choice of what length play you wish to use. Another resource for use within the classroom is a script in the Bible Stories section of the website on David and Goliath - cast of 10 and with discussion pointers on bullying at the end. Sample Text: Child 19: You have to believe in yourself. And be your own best friend! (Child 21: Lollipop lady walks to centre of stage - lifts STOP sign each time it's spoken) Narrator: What are you doing here? I can't see any traffic? Lollipop Lady: No, but there are lots of things that need to stop, apart from cars. We're here to tell you about the things we should stop doing! Child 1: STOP feeling everything that goes wrong is your fault! It isn't! Child 2: STOP thinking you have to be perfect at everything! It's not possible - you're not superman! Child 3: STOP letting what you can't do get in the way of what you can do! Child 4: STOP trying to be everybody’s friend. You can be liked by some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time! Child 5: STOP jumping to conclusions. If someone doesn’t say Hi to you, don’t think ‘Hey! They’re ignoring me. They don’t like me anymore!’ They might not have seen you. Don’t assume the worst! Child 6: Stop labelling yourself. Feeling sad one day doesn’t make you a wimp! Child 7: Getting your sums wrong another day doesn’t make you a loser! Child 8: Having a spot on your nose one day doesn’t make you ugly! Child 9: Having an extra chocolate bar doesn’t make you wicked! Child 10: Stop telling yourself you should be this, and you shouldn’t be that.
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Winter Olympics Quiz 1924 - 2018

Winter Olympics Quiz 1924 - 2018

Winter Olympics Quiz 1924 - 2018 Another Winter Olympics resource - to add to my class play and set of guided reading scripts - all updated to 2018! This Winter Olympics Quiz has 93 questions - with answers provided! Here's a sample: Winter Olympics Quiz I. 2018 Winter Olympics – PyeongChang, South Korea II. Previous Winter Olympics – Russia 2014 III. A History of the Winter Olympics 1924 – 2014 IV. Memorable Moments from Past Olympics V. Winners and Record Breakers Sample Text: I. 2018 Winter Olympics – PyeongChang, South Korea 1. What animal is the 2018 mascot, Soohorang, based on? 2. What is the connection between the length of the torch and PyeongChang? 3. How many events will there be? 4. How many sports? 5. Can you name four of these? II. 22nd Winter Olympics – Russia 2014 1. Around how many countries are taking part? 2. How many sports/disciplines are being played? 3. How many events are there? 4. How many more is this than for the last, 2010, Winter Olympics? 5. What are the three animal mascots for 2014? III. A History of the Winter Olympics 1924 – 2010 1. How often are the Winter Olympics held? 2. When was the first one held? 3. What Games took place before the Winter Olympics? 4. Where were they first held and when? 5. In what country were the first Winter Olympics held? IV. Memorable Moments from Past Olympics 1. What is the Olympic motto? 2. Who won six perfect sixes in 1984? 3. What music accompanied them? 4. Who came last in both his ski jumping events in 1988 but still managed to steal the hearts of the British public? 5. Who held up the awards ceremony in 1998 for the 10km Cross Country? V. Winners and Record Breakers 1. Which country won the most medals at the first Winter Olympics? 2. Which country is the top medal scorer to date? 3. How many have they won? 4. Which country is the next highest medal winner to date? 5. How many medals have they won? Also available: Winter Olympics Class Play or Assembly and Winter Olympics Guided Reading Plays Set of *5: 1. 22nd Winter Olympics, Russia, 2014 2. A History of the Winter Olympics 1924 – 2014 3. Memorable Moments from Past Olympics 4. Winners and Record Breakers 5. What it takes to be a winner – this is a collection of 5 plays based on P.R.I.D.E. which stands for: POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE, RESPECT, INTELLIGENT CHOICES, DREAMS AND GOALS and EFFORT AND EDUCATION
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Winter Olympics Guided Reading Plays updated to 2018

Winter Olympics Guided Reading Plays updated to 2018

I have just updated my Winter Olympics Guided Reading Plays to 2018. The 7 scripts are: 1. 2014 & 2018 Winter Olympics 2. Russia Winter Olympics 2014 3. Canada Winter Olympics, 2010 4. A History of the Winter Olympics 1924 – 2010 5. Memorable Moments from Past Olympics 6. Winners and Record Breakers 7. What it takes to be a winner. This latter is this is a collection of 5 plays based on P.R.I.D.E. which stands for: POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE, RESPECT, INTELLIGENT CHOICES, DREAMS AND GOALS and EFFORT AND EDUCATION The original set of scripts was written on the Winter Olympics up to 2010. The updates are thus 2010 Canada, 2014 Russia and 2018 South Korea. Sample Texts: Play 1: 2014 & 2018 Winter Olympics Cast: Narrator Speed Skater Figure Skater Skier Snowboarder Curler Narrator: Quick catch up! Oh, how the years fly by! Speed Skater: Especially if you’re traveling at speed! Narrator: So, let’s just have a quick recap of the last Winter Olympics – in Russia, 2014! Figure Skater: The host country topped the medals table with 33! Skier: Eighty-eight nations took part. Snowboarder: Including Malta, for the first time! Curler: With two thousand eight hundred athletes taking part! Speed Skater: Ninety-eight events took place. Figure Skater: Just loved those three animal mascots! Skier: What, you mean, the Polar Bear, Alpine Hare and Snow Leopard? Narrator: Just one mascot for South Korea this year Snowboarder: The White Tiger! Narrator: Soohorang! Curler: And how many events this year? Narrator: One hundred and two! Always good to have new sports added on! Curler: Hear! Hear! We’ll have mixed doubles curling for the first time! Play 2: 22nd Winter Olympics, Russia, 2014 Cast Narrator: Welcome to the Winter Olympics, 2014! Speed Skater: Host country – Russia! Figure Skater: Number of participating countries – over eighty! Skier: Number of sports – fifteen! Bobsledder: Number of events – 98! Twelve more than the last Winter Olympics in Canada 2010. And of these, women are taking part in Ski Jumping for the very first time! Curler: Number of previous Winter Olympics – twenty-one! Narrator: Any idea which country will walk away with the most medals this year? Speed skater: Well, I don’t know about walking away with any medals! More likely to skate
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Animal Alphabet Assembly for Key Stage One

Animal Alphabet Assembly for Key Stage One

Animal Alphabet Assembly for Key Stage I Cast of 26 (letters of the alphabet) plus narrator (class teacher). Number easily adjustable up or down. Duration: Around 10 - 15 minutes This is a fun romp through the alphabet … accompanied by those animals! This script provides a template which can be edited as required to the appropriate age and ability of children. A Key Stage II script is also available from www.plays-r-ussell.com and TES - entitled Awesome Animal World Record Breakers Assembly. Narrator: (To whale) Oh! Do, please, just stay where you are! You’re really way too big to be moving around! Whale: (Huffily) Well, I can’t help it if I’m the biggest creature on earth! Narrator: You are truly awesome! But I repeat. Please just stay where you are! We don’t want a whole cast plus audience flattened today – even if that’s not your intention! (To x-ray tetra) Whereas you? Well, we can hardly see you! X-Ray Tetra: That’s why they call me the x-ray fish! You can see right through me! Yak: No trouble seeing me, an awesome ox Narrator: Taking us to Y for Yak. That only leaves us with one more! Now, who was it who was covering Z? Zebra: Last but not least! You can’t have forgotten me, already? What other creature has stripes like mine? Narrator: Ooh. Sorry. (Aside) You should never make a zebra cross! Zebra: (Groaning) I hope this isn’t going to turn into a zebra crossing joke?
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Winter Olympics Assembly or Class Play

Winter Olympics Assembly or Class Play

Winter Olympics Class Play or Assembly Cast of around 30 (with some doubling up) Duration: Around 15 minutes (without music suggestions) Sporting events such as the Olympics always cover such amazing stories - inspirational, tragic and many that are just plain hilarious This assembly or class play is a summary of the Games' history up to 2018, covering dates, records and stories about the competitors themselves. As is normally the case in my assemblies, the narrator's task is not an enviable one - this time involving risk to life and limb, as he/she is assaulted on all sides by practicing speed skaters, skiers, lugers, bobsledders, ice hockey players ... and curlers?! Written in my usual irreverent style, this assembly sets out to both inform and entertain. I hope you enjoy it! Also available: Set of Guided Reading Scripts covering history of Winter Olympics up to 2018 (with supplementary quizzes); plus ‘Comprehensive’ Quiz. Sample Text Child 23: 1984. Yugoslavia! Music 6 Ravel's Bolero (Torvill and Dean version) (Two figure skaters glide gracefully onto stage, and perform part of Torvill and Dean's dance performance) Narrator: (Mopping his eyes, overcome with emotion) I can hardly speak! Excuse me, one moment! (Six ‘judges' appear with six cards bearing the number 6) Narrator: Six perfect scores - of 6! Who would believe it? Thank you so much, Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean! My, did you make Great Britain proud of you! (Gasping) What grace! What beauty! Music 7 - Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band (Enter skier, clumsily clumping around in out-sized skis) Narrator: Oh dear! Talk about complete contrast! And who would you be? (Cast start chanting "Eddie! Eddie! Eddie!") Skier: (Indignantly) Who would I be? You mean, you haven't heard of the other Great British sporting legend? Eddie the Eagle? Narrator: Well, you certainly don't have Torvill and Dean's grace! Skier: Well, I don't suppose they managed any lifts quite as high as any one of my jumps! Child 24: Well, no disrespect or anything but I don't remember seeing any British Ski Jumping medals at those 1988 Canada Olympics - which the Soviet Union won again ... Skier: But only in number of medals! I reckon I won more hearts - certainly back in Britain, where I received a hero's welcome home - even if I did come last! It's not just about the medals, you know! (Exit skier) Narrator: He's got a point. But come on, we've still got a little way to go ‘til we get to 2014. Next! Child 25: 1992, France! Germany won most medals this time! Child 26: 1994, Norway! The first Winter Olympics to be held in a different year from the Summer Olympics, setting the future pattern - the two Games taking place two years apart. Russia won most medals this year.
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Awesome Animal World Record Breakers Assembly

Awesome Animal World Record Breakers Assembly

Awesome Animal World Record Breakers Assembly This script was written for KS II but can be simplified for KSI. A separate script for KSI will shortly be available Cast of 30 Cast size can be easily adjusted up or down by the adding on or taking off the suggested list of animals. Duration Around 20 minutes not including music suggestions As with cast size, this can be altered according to the number of animals and amount of information given on each. This script covers the biggest, the smallest, the fiercest, the fastest, the smartest, the longest-living ..... a truly awesome cast! KS I script shortly available Sample Text: Narrator: (Jumping back in alarm) Wow! I didn’t see you fly in! Komodo Dragon: (Patiently) That’s because I didn’t! I’m a Komodo dragon from South East Asia. And, just for the record, I neither fly nor breathe fire! Narrator: But you look pretty fearsome, for all that! Komodo Dragon: Well, I am the world’s largest lizard and I do have some pretty unpleasant poison and bacteria in my saliva! Narrator: Ugh! Not a nice way to die! I think we’ll have you just sitting nice and quietly back here, where you came from! (Narrator leads dragon back to his place) Music 4 Chariots of Fire (Enter Ostrich, running gracefully in time to the music) (Narrator holds up hand for ostrich to stop) Narrator: Er excuse me! I hate to interrupt your morning exercise Ostrich: Oh, I can go way faster than that! I’m just warming up! Apart from being the world’s biggest bird, I am also the fastest runner – for a bird, that is! Seventy km an hour! Narrator: Wow! That’s fast (pauses) considering your size! Ostrich: I also lay the largest eggs and have the biggest eyes to watch over them! (Enter Goliath bird-eater spider – whole cast shrieks and cowers in fright) Goliath Bird-Eater Spider: Just as well you don’t live anywhere near me! Ostrich: (Haughtily) South America is a long way from my African home (pauses) but seriously? One stamp from me and you’re history!
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The Emperor's New Clothes Guided Reading Script

The Emperor's New Clothes Guided Reading Script

The Emperor's New Clothes Guided Reading Script This is one of a collection of Hans Christian Andersen stories and includes Teaching Input, Discussion and Suggestions for Further Activities - i.e. ample content for a lesson. It can equally be used as a literary or PSHE resource. It could also be used as a small play, for performance, with a few ‘tweaks’ and the addition of the music suggestions below. Music 1. Fashion - David Bowie 2. You’re so Vain – Carly Simon Cast of 6: • Narrator • Emperor • Weaver 1 & 2 • Royal Adviser • Street Child Duration: Around 10 minutes reading time Sample Text: Narrator: (To Street Child) Apart from you, you all went along with this charade – just so as to save face? Well, really! Royal Adviser: Yes, I know it looks bad Narrator: It most certainly does Emperor: But I wonder what you’d have done, especially as everyone else seemed to be going along with it? Narrator: But couldn’t you see you were being taken for a song and a dance? Weaver 1: It was quite funny! Weaver 2: Especially when the emperor here actually turned up to try on his new clothes Weaver 1: After having given us all that money and gold thread and Emperor: (Interrupting) Yes, yes. Must you rub it in? Haven’t I been humiliated enough? Royal Adviser: (Groaning) Oh, if only I had had the strength to admit to what I could see – as in, nothing! No cloth on the loom, no clothes, just air! Emperor: And what a lot of hot air you were! Coming back telling me how wonderfully the work was progressing. How delighted I was going to be with my new clothes! Royal Adviser: But I didn’t want to appear either unfit for my job or stupid. Narrator: And so, you ended up being both! Street Child: I’ll never understand grown-ups! Other Hans Christian Anderson stories available are: • The Ugly Duckling (with more to come)
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The Ugly Duckling Guided Reading Script

The Ugly Duckling Guided Reading Script

The Ugly Duckling Guided Reading Script or Readers Theater for Group of six speakers This is one of a collection of Hans Christian Andersen stories and includes teaching input, discussion and suggestions for further activities - i.e. ample content for a lesson. It can equally be used as a literary or PSHE resource. It could also be used as a small play, for performance, with a few ‘tweaks’ and the addition of the music suggestions below. Music 1. ‘There once was an ugly duckling’ song 2. Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky 3. You’re so Vain – Carly Simon Cast of 6: Narrator The Ugly Duckling Farmyard Turkey Swan 1, 2 & 3 Duration: Around 10 minutes reading time Sample Text 1 Ugly Duckling: ‘Oh dear!’ Narrator: (Puzzled) Pardon? Ugly Duckling: ‘Oh dear!’ I mean, that was the first thing I heard when I emerged into this world. Swan 1: Oh, you poor, dear sweetheart! Farmyard Turkey: (Mimicking Swan 1) Ah bless! You little darling! Swan 2: (To Turkey) What is your problem? Did nobody ever show you any love? Farmyard Turkey: Well, now you come to mention it, no! Swan 3: Oh dear! That would explain a lot! Farmyard Turkey: (Angrily) I beg your pardon? Heh, I’ve survived, haven’t I? And not, may I add, done so very badly for myself! Think farmyard status again! Narrator: Oh, you and your farmyard status! I wonder how you’d have fared outside that yard, in the bigger world? Farmyard Turkey: (Anxiously) Ooh, you wouldn’t get me going beyond the farmyard gate! Ugly Duckling: And that’s exactly to and beyond where I was chased! Narrator: But, hold on a minute. What about those other ducklings? Swan 1: Yeah. Those first brothers and sisters of yours? Swan 2: Didn’t they stand by you? Swan 3: Didn’t they stick up for you? Ugly Duckling: You are joking? From the minute they saw me they made fun of me! Sample Text 2 (Demonstrating PHSE link) Narrator: Nah! Ever heard the expression, beauty is in the eye of the beholder? Swan 2: Meaning? Narrator: That what is ugly and unattractive to one person, is totally beautiful to another! Ugly Duckling: A shame my brothers and sisters didn’t see that! Narrator: Because you were different from them. And sometimes being different is quite scary to others. They feel threatened. Ugly Duckling: They feel threatened? They want to feel what it’s like to be on the receiving end! Narrator: Which is why we should always treat others as we’d like to be treated ourselves.
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Time Travelling in Ancient Egypt Guided Reading Scripts

Time Travelling in Ancient Egypt Guided Reading Scripts

Time Travelling in Ancient Egypt Guided Reading Scripts or Readers Theater This is the first of a series of ‘Time Travels’ – based on guided reading scripts which were written as supplementary classroom resources to Class Plays or Assemblies. Please note: This Time Travel Series only currently consists of the one product - on Ancient Egypt. I am really waiting to see if there is sufficient interest in this product in order to follow with the rest of the series. A group of Time Travelers has been added along with a few 'tweaks' to the original script (still available along with accompanying quizzes under Guided Reading - Ancient Egyptians Guided Reading Play Scripts.) Written in play format with 6 speakers to each of 5 ‘plays’ (Total number of speakers – 30) Each play is around 5 minutes reading time and comes with a quiz at the end Total time: around 35 – 40 minutes Unit 10The Ancient Egyptians Introduction to Ancient Egypt Guide plus five other Time Travelers – Adam, Mary, Peter, Susan and Phillip Guide: Well, what do you know? Here we are! Adam: But where is here? Guide: (Looking around) Why, here in Ancient Egypt of course! Play 2 Farmer's Year Speakers: Farmer 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 &6 Farmer 3: Though we did leave a lot behind for those archaeologists! Always digging things up and learning about how we lived. Farmer 4: Pots and pans, jewelry, weapons, (pause) .. and loo seats! Yes, the first known toilet seat in the world was dug up in the ancient Egyptian city of Akhenaten in 1350 B.C. I don't suppose anyone was still sitting on it! Play 3 Daily Life Speakers: Mother, Father, Daughter, Son, Teacher, Priest Son: Yes, they weren't just amazing buildings, for us living persons to stand and admire. Priest: No indeed. Far more importantly they were designed to send our pharaohs to join the gods in heaven. Daughter: Wasn't that called the after-life? Priest: Yes. A world free of low life. Son: Are you talking about those tomb robbers again? Priest: Yes. We tried to make things harder for them. And then someone thought of hidden tombs! Play 4 The After-life Speakers: Chief Priest, Embalmer, Mummy, Anubis, Osiris, Ammut Chief Priest: Ready to stuff? Embalmer: Yup! With straw, linen and sweet smelling herbs! Add a little salt Mummy (muttering): This one obviously thinks he's a celebrity chef! Chief Priest: No! A little more than just a pinch of salt! This natron needs to cover the body if it's going to dry out over the next 40 days! Play 5 The Gods Speakers: Amun, Nut, Thoth, Human, Hapi, Seth Hapi (snorting) Hmph! Hapi by name but not always by nature!
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The Royal Wedding Assembly Harry and Meghan

The Royal Wedding Assembly Harry and Meghan

Royal Wedding Assembly Harry and Meghan Duration: around 10 minutes (not including music suggestions) A cast of 30. The content of this production focuses on Harry's ancestors and leaves one wondering if Meghan has been fully 'prepped' on the royal family - with all its highs (Alfred the Great?) and lows (toss-up between King John and Richard III maybe!). Maybe it’s just as well she isn't fully acquainted with her predecessors - or she might think twice about that walk down the aisle! Script comes with a complete listing of the English Monarchy Duration: around 10 minutes (not including music suggestions) Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our assembly on The Royal Wedding. Now, we all know what a busy time this is for the royal couple – especially for Meghan. With all that looking for the right dress, booking the hairdresser, finding the best flower lady …. My, has she got her work cut out! So, we thought - there’s no way this royal bride will find time to read up about the family she is marrying into. That’s why we took it on ourselves to do the hard work for her! Don’t you think she’ll be pleased? I mean, who knows what Harry might not have said about his ancestors? And don’t we all agree, a girl does have the right to know - certainly before she takes that long walk down the aisle? So, for those of you, along with Meghan, interested in the royal family, start listening now! You’ll be amazed at what you’ll learn! This morning we’ll kick off with the present day royal family - the House of Windsor. Starting with Child 1: (Holding up picture of Harry) Harry! Narrator: Ah! The bridegroom himself! Let’s hear it! Child 2: Harry is the second son of (holds up picture) Charles, the Prince of Wales – now married to Camilla. Child 3: (Holding up picture) Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, was tragically killed in a road accident in 1997. Child 4: (Holding up picture) Harry has an older brother, William. It was only a few years ago that Harry was best man at William’s wedding. William married Catherine Middleton 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey; whereas Harry and Meghan will be ‘tying the knot’ at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018. Child 5: Harry and William have a rather important grandma – the Queen! Child 6: Queen Elizabeth the second is married to the Duke of Edinburgh and has four children Child 7: Prince Charles, Harry’s dad Child 8: Prince Andrew, the Duke of York Child 9: Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex Child 10: And a daughter, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal. Narrator: All fine representatives of the monarchy – but was it always thus? We looked at some examples of good and bad monarchs and drew our own conclusions! Starting with Child 11: Alfred the Great!
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Fairy Tale Pantomime and/or Set of Guided Readers

Fairy Tale Pantomime and/or Set of Guided Readers

Fairy Tale Pantomime This script can either be used for performance purposes - as a pantomime, a Christmas play or an assembly - or as a set of guided reading scripts (Readers Theater) to be used within the classroom. 35 pages of fun – and extremely bad jokes! Cast of 30 (five groups of six) Play I SLEEPING BEAUTY Speaker 1 Narrator Speaker 2 Sleeping Beauty Speaker 3 Prince (girl) Speaker 4 Good Fairy (boy) Speaker 5 Bad Fairy (boy) Speaker 6 Sleeping Beauty’s Mother – the Dame Play II CINDERELLA Speaker 7: Cinderella Speaker 8: Bad Sister 1 Speaker 9: Bad Sister 2 Speaker 10: Fairy Godmother Speaker 11: Prince Speaker 12: Cinderella’s Step-Mum alias ‘Dame’ Play III SNOW WHITE Speaker 13: Mirror Speaker 14: Wicked Queen/Step-Mother Speaker 15: Snow White Speaker 16: Huntsman/Prince Speaker 17: Dwarf 1 Dopey/Dame Speaker 18: Dwarf 2 Jolly Play IV Little Red Riding Hood Speaker 19: Little Red Riding Hood Speaker 20: Little Red Riding Hood’s Mother Speaker 21 Big Bad Wolf Speaker 22: Grannie/Dame Speaker 23: Huntsman Speaker 24: Censor Play V RUMPELSTILTSKIN Narrator: Narrator Speaker 25: Rumpelstiltskin Speaker 26: Daughter Speaker 27: King Speaker 28: Miller Speaker 29: Queen/Dame Duration: Around 30 minutes not including music suggestions (around 5 minutes for each of 5 plays) Sample Text: Music 1 – A medley of Christmas songs (Children file in, seating themselves along 2 rows of 15, facing the audience; in 5 groups of 6) Narrator: Good morning and welcome to our pantomime (Whole Cast stands) Whole Cast: (In disbelief) Our what? Narrator: You heard! I have decided that this year Child 1: (Interrupting) No way! Child 2: We’re always happy to come to your drama group, sir, but Child 3: Absolutely no way are we doing panto! Narrator: Oh yes you are! Whole Cast: Oh no we’re not! Narrator: There you are! I knew you wouldn’t take much persuading! Child 4: Er, I think you just misheard. We said Whole Cast: Oh no we’re not!
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Cinderella Christmas Play

Cinderella Christmas Play

Cinderella Christmas Play This script is actually based on a PSHE unit of work - on how understanding one another's perspectives can help resolve a conflict. But I have included it in my Christmas collection because there is reference to Christmas at the beginning and the end of the play. The script could be extended by the inclusion of some of the 40 Xmas jokes available free off this website or www.plays-r-ussell.com Cast of 30 - easily adapted up or down; likewise, with duration - reading time approx 10 minutes (plus music suggestions - taking assembly time to around 20-30 minutes) Sample Text Music 5: Sisters are Doin’ it for Themselves – Eurythmics (All three sisters sing and dance – chorus and couple of verses) Narrator: (Applauding) Bravo! Bravo! Which brings us to a truly happy ending. It looks like this family really will live happily ever after. Cinderella: But of course life’s not always like a fairy tale with a fairy tale ending. Father: Some people go through their lives taking their misery out on others. Stepsister 1: Which is why it’s so important sometimes to stop and think about why we are behaving in a particular way. Stepsister 2: If we are unhappy we should talk about it – not just take it out on others. Stepsister 1: Understanding why we are behaving the way we are is half the battle. Stepsister 2: Then we can do something about it. Stepsisters 1 & 2: (Together) And feel happy again! Narrator: And perhaps especially at this festive time of year, we should all be thinking about how we can make ourselves happy – by making others so! Father: And to that end, we would like to share the following with you. Take it away, girls!
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Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime Cast of around 30 - easily adaptable up or down. Duration - around 20 minutes not including music suggestions (which take it up to about 30 minutes). This is an adaptation of the original Sleeping Beauty script, available off the Literature and PSHE section of www.plays-r-ussell.com - the final twist taking a very festive turn in the company of Dame Rudolph (who really should cut back on those carrots) and a very disgruntled prince. Happily, there are more than enough bad jokes in Santa's sack to turn his frown upside down! Sample Text: Father Christmas: And so, you will have fun! Those fairies may have run out of magic but I have plenty to spare! (Turns to cast) Oh, yes I have! Cast: Oh no you haven’t! Narrator: (Holding head) And there I was thinking we’d got away without having to make those awful gags! Father Christmas: But this is meant to be a panto, right? (Whole cast cheers) Father Christmas: I see you have the good (Good Fairies perform a twirl and whole cast cheers) And the bad (Wicked Fairy performs a quick twirl and whole cast boos) But what about a dame? And what about some seriously bad jokes? Oh dear! Who’s in charge here? Narrator: (Apologetically) That would be me. And I admit, I was trying to keep this play free of all the normal panto stereotypes. Father Christmas: Oh really? (Pauses) Oh no, we can’t have that. (Father Christmas whistles and ‘large’ Rudolph waddles over) Father Christmas: Hey, Rudolph! Rudolph: (In squeaky, high-pitched ‘Damish’ voice) Yes, master? Father Christmas: Fancy livening things up around here? Other Pantomimes available off www.plays-r-ussell.com and TES website: • Sleeping Beauty and the 22 Dwarfs • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Plus a large selection of other Christmas plays
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play This re-telling of the original story stays true to the plot - with just a small twist at the end. Oh, and anyone wishing to play the original 'delightfully wholesome' Dorothy may be in for a bit of a shock! There is also a Christmas version of this class play or assembly - with, as you would expect, a few Xmas additions! This is available as a separate purchase. Cast of 30 (with some doubling up) Duration: Around 30 minutes not including the music suggestions. Also available: · The Wizard of Oz Guided Reading Scripts (10 of these, with 6 speakers each; around 3 minutes each – total reading time around 30 minutes Sample Text: Wicked Witch: Now. Where have that little gang of misfits got to? I don’t suppose anyone would miss them! Narrator: Whatever do you mean, ma’am? ‘Miss them’? Wicked Witch: Oh, haven’t you heard? I’m about to wipe them off the face of Oz! Good riddance I say! Narrator: (Gasping) You what? But you can’t! Wicked Witch: Oh really? Just watch me! (Enter Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion) Wicked Witch: Ah here they all are! Right on cue! Like lambs to the slaughter! (Sound of wolves howling) Wicked Witch: Bring on the wolves! (Enter wolves – who are then all ‘knocked out’ by Tin Woodman) (Whole cast cheers, as Tin Woodman waves his axe triumphantly) (Exit wolves, rubbing their heads) Wicked Witch: (To Tin Woodman) Hey! That’s no way to treat my pets! I’ll report you to the RSPCA! (Sound of Crows ‘cawing’) Wicked Witch: Bring on the crows! (Enter crows. Scarecrow pulls a silly face and they all retreat in terror) (Whole cast cheers, as Scarecrow struts up and down triumphantly) Wicked Witch: Hey! What happened to my crows? Narrator: (Pointing to Scarecrow) Well, he is a scarecrow, remember? (Wicked Witch stamps her foot in disgust) (Sound of bees buzzing) Wicked Witch: Bring on the black bees! (Enter bees. Each ‘stings’ Tin Woodman then ‘drops down dead’) (Whole cast cheers as Tin Woodman struts around victoriously) Wicked Witch: (Shrieking) Now what? What has happened to my black bees? Narrator: Er, I think you’ll find they just all died. Isn’t that what bees do, once they have stung? Wicked Witch: (Shaking fist) Drat! And double drat! Why didn’t I think of that? (Sound of marching feet) Wicked Witch: Bring on my Winkie Soldiers! (Enter Winkie Soldiers, marching purposefully towards ‘the group’) (Lion lets out a huge roar and the soldiers all panic and run away in terror) (Whole cast cheers as Cowardly Lion struts around triumphantly) (Wicked Witch screams her dismay) Wicked Witch: Right! That’s it! You’ve asked for it this time!
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Christmas Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Christmas Play

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Christmas Play Cast of 30 (with some doubling up) Duration: around 30 minutes (without music suggestions) This is a fun, simple to produce a class play or assembly - it can also be used for panto purposes. After writing the set of guided reading scripts based on the story, I couldn't resist writing another play whilst the story and characters were still fresh in my head! Though Dorothy is not quite as 'wholesome' as in the original story and the Wizard of Oz is a little more 'versatile' in this version! Also available: • The Wizard of Oz Guided Reading Scripts (10 of these, with 6 speakers each; around 3 minutes each – total reading time around 30 minutes) • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Play – the non-Xmas version! Sample Text: (Toto reluctantly wags tail at Dorothy) Dorothy: (Patting Toto on the head) That’s better! An obedient pooch! Now we can get the show on the road! Toto: But, just as a matter of interest, what happened to that other Dorothy – the one I rehearsed with? Dorothy: (Dismissively) Oh didn’t you hear? She got caught up in one too many cyclones! Nasty business if you don’t get it right! (Sound of howling wind, followed by long scream) Music 2 Ding Dong the Witch is Dead Narrator: Good heavens! What on earth was that? (Enter Good Witch of the North, with great panache and thunderous applause from the cast, carrying a pair of silver shoes. She is accompanied by three Munchkins) Good Witch: (Curtseying to the cast) Ah thank you so much! (Cast continues to clap and cheer) Good Witch: Oh now, really. You’re too kind! Dorothy: (Scowling) I’ll say! How come I didn’t get that kind of reception? Good Witch: Oh dear! What’s with the scowly face? That’s not very pretty, dear! Toto: (To Good Witch) I think she’s a bit put out – that you seem to have stolen the show! Good Witch: (Incredulously) Stolen the show? Me? The Good Witch of the North? With all my panache and presence? Oh, surely not? (Good Witch twirls and beams broadly from ear to ear) Good Witch: (To Dorothy) I bet you too have loads of superstar qualities! (Pauses) Only, you’re just keeping them rather well hidden! Dorothy: Huh! I’ll have you know, some of us have business to attend to! Good Witch: Well, I have to hand it to you. Killing the Wicked Witch of the East was pretty smart! Toto: (Exclaiming) She what? Good Witch: (Waving silver shoes around) Oh yes! And here’s the evidence! Bit of inspiration, my dear, landing that house directly on top of the witch! Here are her shoes, all that’s left of her!
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Wizard of Oz Guided Reading Scripts

Wizard of Oz Guided Reading Scripts

Wizard of Oz Guided Reading Scripts (10) - 6 speakers each This ‘play’ was written primarily as a set of guided reading scripts or Readers Theater – to be used by 5 groups of 6 speakers. The 10 scripts can be divided into Scene I & II for Group 1, Scene III & IV for Group 2 etc; or a run of consecutive readings, going round twice e.g. Scene I for Group 1, Scene II for Group 2 etc. Conversely, the 10 scripts could be used by one group at a time i.e. for 10 or however many sessions it takes; or just straight through in around 30 minutes. These scripts could be combined to produce a play for performance, with the addition of directions, music suggestions and extra cast members plus props. Number of Scenes and Duration: There are 10 Scenes. Each of these is around 3 minutes reading time. 30 minutes in total. Cast The same 5 principal roles (Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion) are used in each scene. The additional 6th speaker is different each time with the exception of the last two scenes. In brackets after the cast list e.g. Scene I (‘Others - 3 Munchkins - BLUE – for class play) are the additional cast members that could be added for a performance play. These are not required for the guided reading scripts as they stand. Scene I Arrival in Land of Oz Cast · Dorothy · Toto · Scarecrow · Tin Woodman · Cowardly Lion Plus · Good Witch of the North (‘Others’ - 3 Munchkins - BLUE – for class play) Sample Text: Witch: (Interrupting) Oh, no mistake, my dear! Your house here took her out in one move. Can’t you see her feet sticking out from underneath? Toto: She’s right! Well, who would have thought it Scarecrow: (Sadly) Hmm. Thinking. Not my speciality! No brains to speak of, me! Dorothy: That’s what you think! Tin Woodman: But that’s just the point! He can’t – think, that is! Any more than I can feel! Dorothy: You are mistaken Cowardly Lion: Huh! You’ll be telling me I’m a brave creature, next! Dorothy: You are! Witch: (Impatiently) Well, much as I would like to stand around listening to you lot arguing all day – not! Let’s just say, it’s a blessing that cyclone brought you here all the way from Kansas
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Wind in the Willows Play or Set of Guided Reading Scripts

Wind in the Willows Play or Set of Guided Reading Scripts

Wind in the Willows Play or Set of Guided Reading Scripts This script is suitable for use as Guided Reading (Readers Theater) or for performance. Instead of being sold as two separate products, it is in effect 2 for the price of 1 – as the customer can use it for either purpose. Guided Reading: The 5 scenes can be used by 5 groups of 6 children i.e. a total of 30 altogether and simply read in the classroom, ‘around the table’. In this format, the music suggestions and ‘extra cast’ would obviously be dropped. Duration Around 25 to 30 minutes (about 5 minutes for each script) Play - for Performance Purposes: Use of the entire cast of 30: 6 speakers plus Woodland Creatures and Law Force, along with music suggestions. The length of performance can be reduced from 45 minutes plus to around 20 minutes by less use of music and the omission of one or more scenes. · Play/Performance: 30 minutes plus time for inclusion of music/routines – of around 15 minutes. Total: around 45 minutes – probably a bit longer. · Assembly or Class Play. The length of the play could be reduced to around 20 minutes by omitting one or more of the scenes. Sample Text: Badger: (Exploding) Toad learn his lesson? I don’t think so! Not with his Mole: (Interrupting hurriedly) More sandwiches, anyone? Badger: (To Mole) You’re way too soft on him, Mole. Toad: (Indignantly) Hello! I am still here you know! (Toad continues to fill his mouth with food) Badger: Taking advantage of your friends, as usual! (Badger helps himself to some sandwiches) Toad: Well, you don’t seem to be doing so badly, yourself! Good sandwiches? Badger: Indeed they are! You certainly know how to put together a fine picnic, Ratty! Ratty: Well, thank you. This ol’ brain of mine does have its uses! Mole: Such a clever animal! Badger: And just as well, some of the scrapes you lot got yourselves into! Gaoler: Oh, we know all about those! Stealing a car and driving it with no thought for the safety of others! Badger: That’s Toad, to a T! Toad: (Indignantly) Whatever do you mean? Badger: Just that, nine times of ten, you think of number one first! Toad: (Scratching head) Woah! Wait a minute! That’s way too many numbers! Badger: OK. Let me put it to you simply. (Pauses) You are one selfish, conceited creature! (Everyone gasps) Mole: Oh Badger! Must you? It’s such a lovely day and we were having such a fine time here by the river
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Friendship Play based on Wind in the Willows

Friendship Play based on Wind in the Willows

Friendship Play based on Wind in the Willows This script has a cast of 6 - the characters from Wind in the Willows giving advice on the subject of friendship. It can be used for performance (with music suggestions) or as a guided reading or Readers Theater script i.e. just for use within the classroom. Whilst there are clear literary links - with the classic by Kenneth Clarke - it is equally a PSHE resource, with additional teaching notes at the end focusing on what friendship is, the different types of friendship, what makes a good friend and how to cope when you do not have a friend. Duration: around 5 - 10 minutes reading plus teaching/discussion time (the latter obviously open-ended). Sample Text: Badger: It’s just as well you have such understanding friends. You don’t deserve them. Toad: (Tearfully) Oh I know! There I go again! I really can’t stop myself, sometimes! Badger: Sometimes? Ratty: Make that, pretty much all the time! Mole: Oh, but he does have some very fine qualities. Toad: Indeed! Intelligence, wit, Badger: (Shouting) Toad! Toad: What? What? Badger: You’re off again! Blowing your own trumpet! Toad: Well, someone has to! Badger: But not you – all the time! Mole: Oh Toad. I think you’re a very fine creature Ratty: Mole! You’re too kind! Badger: Way too kind! Child: But it’s nice he’s standing up for his friend! Narrator: Yes, he’s doing what all good friends do. Toad: Looking out for me. Thanks, Mole! Mole: My pleasure! I know you’d do the same for me! Badger: Huh! Providing he wasn’t too busy! Toad: Well, I know I’m not perfect. (Pauses) Well, not far off Badger: (Warningly) Toad! Toad: OK! OK! But you do all still love me, right? Mole: Of course we do! Ratty: Though you don’t always make it easy for us! Badger: You can say that again! Mole: We’ll always be there for you, Toad. Isn’t that right, Ratty? Ratty: (Sighing) I guess! That is what friends are for. Standing by each other. Toad: Excellent! After all, I am rather a splendid creature! Badger: (Angrily) Toad! Do you never learn? Many other PSHE scripts on such themes as bullying, self-esteem, mutual respect etc and cast of 6 plays available from TES and www.plays-r-ussell.com
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Aesop Fables Guided Reading Scripts

Aesop Fables Guided Reading Scripts

Aesop Fables Guided Reading Scripts SPECIAL HALF TERM OFFER: Set of 5 Guided Reading Scripts, from Aesop Fables - available individually @ £5.00 Special Offer - all 5 for £15 These scripts, 6 speakers each, can be used within the classroom, in English or PSHE, or for *performance. They each come with lesson plan, original story synopsis, discussion points and suggestions for further activities. *as separate plays (6 speakers), or one combined play(cast of 30) Five Aesop Fables: · The Lion and the Mouse · The Fox and the Stork · The Tortoise and the Hare · The Jay and the Peacocks · The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs The Five PSHE Themes are: · Friendship · Mutual Respect · Taking Time · Being Happy with Who and What we are · Being Satisfied with What We've Got Duration: Each script is between 5 and 10 minutes reading time. As each comes with additional activities, this resource is potentially five 20-30 minute lessons – so could be done over the course of a week or spread out over a longer period. Happy Customer: "I am so excited to use these! I was beginning to forget who I am as a teacher especially during guided reading because I was trying so hard to fit into my schools strict guided reading expectations and I think this will really help me discover me again. Thank you so much!" Rating: 4.0 So lovely to receive comments like this - within 24 hours of releasing these scripts! Thank you so much to this teacher - made my day! Currently working on a 5 scene/5 guided reading script adaptation of The Wind in the Willows. Hope it gets the same reception!
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Nature Assembly including the seasons

Nature Assembly including the seasons

Nature Assembly including the Seasons The writing of this assembly was prompted by an item on the news, revealing that many children remain very ‘out of touch’ with nature. This is the writer’s attempt to take a small step towards addressing that problem. What does it take to impress some children?! Find out in this journey through the Natural World. Nature is a massive subject so I have had to be very selective re choice of animals, plants, wildlife in general. The focus is very much on wildlife and again, to narrow things down a bit, I have focused on wildlife in the U.K. Apologies to other countries – I will happily write a script on your wildlife, should you request it! This is an extremely versatile script both in terms of cast size (written for 30 but could include more than one year group); duration - anything from 10 minutes upwards; and age group. Suitable for any age group The script can be adapted for any age group e.g. by adding additional information for older children, or taking out/replacing the existing text with simpler information for younger children. I have categorized it as Key Stage I (Children aged 5 – 7 years old) as this is the best ‘match’ for the script as it stands. However, the script could be used as a template for a Key Stage II script (7 – 11 year-olds) – with just additional information and increased sophistication of language. As there is such a wealth of resources that can be drawn from, this assembly could actually be put on by more than one year group. This assembly makes a brief reference to all four seasons. These are available as individual assemblies from TES and the Key Stage One – Assemblies – Science section of www.plays-r-ussell.com Sample Text: Child 19: Nettles – ouch! Child 20: Foxgloves – careful of their poison! Child 21: And let’s not forget – Forget me not! Child 22: Or our wonderful trees! Child 23: Horse Chestnut! Child 24: Beech! Child 25: Birch! Child 26: Oak! Child 27: Elm Child 28: And what about all those mushrooms? Narrator: You’re right! We could just keep adding on and adding on! What a wonderful world we live in! *End of this section of assembly (see Production Notes) (Child 1 remains scowling) Narrator: (Throwing up hands in dismay) Oh I give up! What can we do to impress you this morning? Child 2: Did you say impress? Narrator: I certainly did! Child 3: Well, just listen to these amazing facts. (Child 1 looks up, showing some interest) Narrator: Let’s hope they are amazing! Child 4: Did you know Child 5: The smallest bird i
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Winter Assembly or Class Play for Key Stage I

Winter Assembly or Class Play for Key Stage I

Winter Assembly for Key Stage One Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down Duration: Around 10 - 15 minutes. This length can be extended by the addition of suggested poems. Brrrr! .... surely there's a bit more to be said about winter than this?! Well, if left to our cast it would just be the sound of snoring - any excuse to follow the lead of that hibernating hedgehog. Fortunately, you can always rely on a bit of Disney to revive flagging spirits - plus some snowball fights and a few words from our rockin robin! This is one of a set of plays on The Seasons - all available as separate purchases. Sample Text (Enter group of children all dressed in winter clothes) Child 23 – 27: (Together) We’re all warm! Narrator: And how is that? Child 23: I have a warm woolly hat! Child 24: I have a warm woolly scarf! Child 25: I have warm woolly gloves! Child 26: I have warm woolly socks and welly boots! Child 27: And we all have Child 23 – 27: Warm woolly coats to keep us warm! (Exit group of children) Narrator: Hmm! Warm and woolly seems to work! Music 5 Rockin Robin – Michael Jackson (Enter Robin/Child 28 dancing to song that is sung by rest of the cast) Narrator: (Applauding) Well, that was very upbeat! (To robin) You don’t seem to have any problems with the cold weather! Robin: Well, it’s not always easy, you know! And I am always grateful to those kind people that leave me food out in their gardens! Narrator: Well, you are our favourite national bird Robin: And those Christmas cards just wouldn’t be the same without me, right? Narrator: Right! (Exit Robin) (Sound of loud snoring, from the cast) Narrator: Hey! What’s going on? Music 6 All I have to do is dream – Everly Brothers (Optional excerpt – first couple of bars) (Enter very sleepy hedgehog/Child 29) Hedgehog: (Rubbing eyes) Oh! Where’s my bed? I must have sleepwalked off, by mistake!
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