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I have updated my Home School Timetable – to cover subjects e.g. Literacy, History, etc – as separate timetables. These are now available and completely FREE – I am producing fresh material every day – please bear with me as there is a lot to do!

Current Circumstances

In the current ‘state of siege’ that we are all experiencing I will strive to help as much as I possibly can.

Class plays/assemblies with cast of 30 are obviously off the agenda at the moment – but there are scripts that have been written for smaller groups e.g. guided readers and lots of ‘small cast plays’. I am happy to make these available half price at this time of crisis (I’m sorry I can’t offer them for free but as a freelance writer, Tefl teacher and Zumba instructor I have just seen my income go to zero – like many others out there).

The process of adjusting prices and changing my website to accommodate current circumstances will take a little time – I am hoping to provide lots of HOME SCHOOL (follow the link here for Home School resources: click here) resources, or at the very least, a barrage of suggestions as I have experience of homeschooling myself (with my daughter in the States).

I will try and reach out to people who are struggling – I am thinking particularly in terms of mental health. This crisis is going to affect us all in different ways and at different levels – but there are wonderful examples emerging of people pulling together and helping each other out. I will try and do my bit – and I am totally open to suggestions as to how I can help.

Nobody can know how long this situation will be with us. I had hoped just to be able to ‘get on with it’ but that is not now my reality, or anyone else’s. It doesn’t matter what age you are, the same limits are in place so we just have to think out of the box as much as possible.

COMING UP!

FREE SCRIPT

As I think the all prevailing feeling at the moment is one of fear and apprehension, I would like to offer the following script FREE – in the hope that it will be instrumental in dispelling some of that fear we are dealing with or at least give us strategies to cope with it. The script looks at what fear is, what causes it and how we can best deal with different types of fear. There is a mini script – on Chicken Licken to add a bit of light relief – but the extended script is a kind of discussion (which can be read between 2 readers or 30  as the speakers are non-specific), covering all the points just mentioned. There is no mention of Coronovirus although some of the fear mentioned is related to this fear of the unknown – but I decided there is plenty enough information out there at the moment, not to go into it all over again. One of the points I make is that fear is lessened by having the correct information and that is probably the closest I get to referring to our current situation. It is there, implicit in the script – but as it is written for all ages including primary school children, the subject of Coronavirus is, I feel, best dealt with on a face to face, discretionary basis. I do not wish to add to the current atmosphere of fear – that would be doing the opposite of what I wish to achieve with this script.

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

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.

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.

Just received this from ‘an appreciative mum’! I normally get feedback from teachers so it was really nice to receive this! “Just watched my daughter in her class assembly this morning, about Chinese New Year. Fantastic assembly, so informative and such fun to watch too! My daughter loved performing in it and can’t wait until the next one!”

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

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
Performance Poems
Performance Poems
Lecturers
Lecturers