ASSEMBLIES age 7 - 11 years


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:

£7.50 CD

£15.00 Sheet music

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:

£7.50 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:

£20.00 Script

£7.50 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.