ALL ASSEMBLIES


London 1666 - an assembly

presentation for infants

A sympathetic appropriate class presentation on the theme of the Great Fire of London. Written especially for Key Stage 1 (6 - 7 year old) pupils, this material covers the main events and characters leading up to, during and after the fire in 1666. There are 28 separate speaking parts and most are one or two lines but there are opportunities for more able pupils with two or three more substantial parts. Four songs help carry the story along. When ordering please state which script (infant or lower junior) you require.

Comments

Just a quick note to say thank you for the Fire of London script and CD. My Year 2 class performed it superbly near the end of term - a great finish to our years together! Many, many thanks once again for your prompt response - very much appreciated.

Year 2 teacher Congleton Cheshire August 2010

Age Range: 6-7 years

Duration: 15 minutes with the songs

Cast: Separate speaking parts for 28 children

Number of Songs: 4

Prices:

£9.99 Script

£4.99 CD

£10.00 Piano score

Seaside Holiday Postcards

This package is designed to help teachers give an assembly or short class performance on the subject of....'What were seaside holidays like in the past?' (QCA History Unit 3 Key Stages 1 & 2)

Class Activity

There is an 'ideas' sheet for a class presentation involving the whole class.

The Songs

There are two songs, designed for infants: - We're Going to the Seaside and Have you Ever Seen Someone?

Age Range: 5-7 years

Duration: 20 minutes

Cast: Activities for a whole class

Number of Songs: 2

Prices:

£6.50 Package - CD and ideas sheet

£10.00 Piano scores for all songs

Song Sample

Have You Ever?

This is one of the songs: Have You Ever Seen Someone?

Teeth

I have written a simple assembly plan with songs and a little bit of drama to illustrate work you have done on keeping healthy and those things that contribute to it.

There are three songs in the package

Tinkertooth the Fairy might lead to discussions about how much children expect to receive from the tooth fairy and what kind of things could you make from old teeth?

I'm a Little Sweetie chronicles the joys and dire consequences of too sweet a diet:

Look At My Wonderful Teeth is chance for children to show they know how to keep their teeth and gums healthy and strong.

All or some of these would fit into an assembly or an end-of-project performance.

Particularly aimed at end of Key Stage 1 (when milk teeth start falling out) such work helps fulfil Science KS1 Sc2, 2c Pupils should be taught that taking exercise and eating the right types and amounts of food help humans to keep healthy

and Music KS1 1a) Pupils should be taught how to use their voices expressively by singing songs.... and c) rehearse and perform with others

Age Range: 5-7 years

Duration: each song is about 2 minutes long

Cast: activities for a whole class

Number of Songs: 3

Prices:

£4.99 CD of all songs

£3.50 Assembly plan and ideas sheet

£10.00 Piano scores for all songs.

Song Sample

Look At My Wonderful Teeth Vocal and piano accompaniment

Song Sample 2

Tinkertooth The Fairy Instrumental and voice version

Songs for Querks

Many infant classes have sets of Querks, available from www.spectrumeducational.net

If you have a set in your classroom, have you considered encouraging the pupils to put on a show, to tell the Querks' stories?

I have written seven songs to go with the set, to complement the story of the Querks adventures. These simple easy-to-learn-and-sing songs will enrich the play experience and provide a focus for class participation. Erasmus, Alvar, Bogdan, Cedric and Drago all have their own songs and there is an opening and closing song. You can hear the first song and Alvar's by clicking on the 'samples' link.

The package includes a CD and set of song words. The CD has me singing to piano accompaniment and then the songs with piano only in case you want to put on a show. I learned, in the summer of 2007, that Spectrum had introduced new story lines for the Querks, so, if you have a 'new' set of Querks, there are new songs to go with the new Querk adventures.

I am delighted to say that the CD is now available from Spectrum sales representatives with effect from December 2007.

Age Range: 4-7 years

Duration: each song is very short

Cast: as many as you like

Number of Songs: 7

Prices:

£4.99 CD of all the songs

£12.50 Piano scores for all songs

Seaside Holidays in the 1950s

A short script based on a breakfast television "Morning News" magazine type programme. The topic this morning is "holidays" and two roving reporters are sent out to discover what holidays people took in the 1950s.

The material in this package is designed to help teachers fulfill the learning objectives of NC History ‘What were seaside holidays like in the past?’ It is designed for a class of 30 children and gives everyone the chance to say a line or two. If you have fewer than thirty you can re-assign some of the lines.

There are three songs: - one is about English seaside resorts, another about queueing in a cafe for an ice cream and the final one about the joys of train travel, seaside food, British summer weather and boarding houses!

Suitable for pupils from 7 to 11 years of age. A fun activity.

Age Range: 7-11 years

Duration: About 15 minutes (with the songs)

Cast: It is designed for a class of 30 so that everyone gets one line

Number of Songs: 3

Prices:

£9.99 Copy of the script

£4.99 CD of all the songs

Song Sample

At the Seaside.

One of the three songs for this assembly or performance.

Script Sample(short section)

Songs for Robin Hood

The story of Robin Hood is as popular today as it has ever been, especialy since the BBC's serial on Saturday evenings. I've got a great play which touches on many aspects of the outlaw's life (perhaps sticking closer to the well-known legend than the television stories), but if you don't fancy a full-scale drama production, you might like to think of putting on a presentation, with songs and stories of Robin Hood, his Merry Men, the lovely Marion and their battles with the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham. I have written six songs for the play - you may choose to use fewer: Robin, Little John, The Sheriff all have their own songs. The CD and sheet music are available now.

Age Range: 7-11 years

Duration: each song is about 2 minutes long

Cast: as many as you like

Number of Songs: 6

Prices:

£4.99 CD

£15.00 Sheet music

The Great Fire Of London

From July 2010, I am able to offer two distinct packages for assembly or class presentation about The Great Fire of London in 1666, for Key Stage 1 and lower Key Stage 2 teachers.

For young pupils (6 year olds)

A simple script with 28 separate speaking parts, most of one or two lines, but it caters for mixed-ability classes with opportunities for more able pupils to have more to say. To see more information about this, click here

The Script for older pupils

Three time-travellers, Discoverers, whose job is to find out about the past, pick up some signals from 1666. What they hear is a song about the Fire of London and they speed off to London 1666, to find out more. They meet citizens affected by the fire: Samuel Pepys who recorded the fire, the baker whose bakery in Pudding Lane is where the fire started (and yet who swore that he put the ovens out properly) and King Charles II who oversaw the re-building under Christopher Wren. Your show could finish with the rebuilding song.

The Songs

There are four songs which accompany both presentations and complement and illustrate the scripts: -
- I am a rat
- The plague
- The fire
- The rebuild

Age Range: 7-11 years

Duration: about 15 minutes

Cast: Minimum-12, Maximum-30

Number of Songs: 4

Prices:

£9.99 Script

£4.99 CD

£10.00 Sheet Music

Song Sample

The Fire This one sets the scene, describing the effects of the fire, on top of the problems of the previous year.

The story of St George and the

dragon

If you don't have time or resources for a full drama production of 'The Ballad of Saint George', you might wish to use the songs in an assembly, or class presentation. There are six songs in the play, but, of course, you may choose to use fewer. St George, The Emperor Diocletian, the Dragon and the Princess all have their own songs. CD, song words and sheet music all available.

Age Range: 7-11 years

Duration: each song is about 2 minutes long

Cast: as many as you like

Number of Songs: 6

Prices:

£4.99 CD

£15.00 Sheet music