Welcome to my website

The home of school assemblies and class plays for children (KS1 and KS2) and guided reading play scripts for primary and secondary schools. Scroll down for topical suggestions or click on My Plays above for the full catalogue.

I have over 400 scripts on this website – all of which you should be able to find using the search facility. If however you have something more obscure in mind, or just need some guidance, please do not hesitate to contact me via email [email protected]. It might be quicker and easier and I am always happy to help! Sue

NEW! KS III Scripts

Whilst continuing to add to my KSI and II collection (of over 400 scripts) I am now turning my hand to KS III script writing. This is a new venture for me and I am more than happy to receive requests/pointers/advice offered by any KS III teachers; likewise from drama groups.

My first submissions are by Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities.

I will be working through other great classics plus a number of themes such as Climate Change, Future of Our World, etc. Again, requests on specific themes and books most welcome.

‘Hot’ Scripts for Jan, Feb and March

A quick guide to what is hot in the first quarter of 2020.

January 18, Martin Luther King Day

January 18 Birthday of A.A. Milne – creator of Winnie the Pooh.

January 19 World Religion Day

The aim of World Religion Day, held on the third Sunday in January every year, is to promote inter-faith understanding and harmony. Through a variety of events held around the globe, followers of every religion are encouraged to acknowledge the similarities that different faiths have.

  • Different World Religions – this is a small cast script.
  • Freedom and Harmony Class Play This script was written following events in Paris (Jan 2015) and is intended as a ‘discussion piece’ – I have explained myself fully in the preview section.

January 20th Inauguration of America’s 45th President – Donald Trump

January 25 Burns Day

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rat – 25 January

January 26th Australia Day

January 27th Birthday of Lewis Carroll

FEBRUARY

Feb 7th Birthday of Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations – a play based on the book by Charles Dickens, David Copperfield and A Tale of Two Cities

Feb 12  Darwin Day

February 14 Valentine’s Day

February 20th Presidents’ Day

Feb 25 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Day

Lent 26 Feb – 9 April

MARCH:

MARCH WOMEN IN HISTORY MONTH

March 1st, David’s Day

March 9th Festival of Holi

March 5th World Book Day

March 8 International Women’s Day

  • Amazing Women (Click on Catalogue – UK Catalogue – Guided Reading – History – then Amazing Women)

March 9th – 10th Purim – Judaism

March 22 Mothers Day

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 20th International Day of Happiness

The Olympics 2020

There will be a section – THE OLYMPICS – dedicated to Olympic scripts nearer the time. These scripts are currently in the Sports categories of the website and although ‘up to date’ as in up to the last Olympics 2016, I have not yet been able to add any information for Tokyo e.g. countries taking part, new sports etc. I will add this info to the scripts when it becomes available. In the meantime, customers are welcome to buy what I have – and I will obviously send a free updated version when it is done.

The following was a review and my response off TES which I would like to share. I’m always heartened by such feedback – fellow teachers will, I know, understand the importance of such encouragement!

Natural Disasters Assembly or Class Play

wowthehokeycokey said: This is a great resource. The children performed it as a play to their parents at the end of the topic. It also reinforced their learning, as the subject knowledge is presented in the most interesting way possible. I also used it as part of our learning about play scripts within that topic. Highly recommended and saved me a weekend of work trying to write one. Good suggestions for linking songs too. A lucky find for me as I didn’t expect to find a play about this. Thank you 

My reply:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write – your review pretty much sums up what I aim to do through my writing – which is to bring the curriculum to life in a meaningful way i.e. covering what you teach in class and presenting, via the children, as a kind of round-up of what they have learned. I also, as a teacher, found that it gave even the least confident children the chance to shine – often quite a revelation how children rise to the occasion through drama. Thank you again. Positive feedback like yours keeps me writing! Sue Russell

January 19: World Religion Day

The aim of World Religion Day, held on the third Sunday in January every year, is to promote inter-faith understanding and harmony. Through a variety of events held around the globe, followers of every religion are encouraged to acknowledge the similarities that different faiths have.

  • Different World Religions – this is a small cast script.
  • Peace Freedom and Harmony Class Play This script was written following events in Paris (Jan 2015) and is intended as a ‘discussion piece’ – I have explained myself fully in the preview section.

January 20th: Inauguration of America’s 45th President – Donald Trump

  • A set of guided reading scripts – Meet the Presidents – all 45 of them! (Featured section)

January 25: Burns Day

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rat – 25 January

January 26th: Australia Day

January 27th: Birthday of Lewis Carroll

Just a small reminder of January 2020 Scripts

I am always happy to ‘write on-demand’ so if you have any special requests re scripts I haven’t hitherto thought of, let me know!
Sue

School Assemblies
School Assemblies
Guided Reading Play Scripts
Guided Reading Play Scripts
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Performance Poems
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Lecturers