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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

In celebration of World Book Day March 5th I am offering 2 for the price of 1 – BUY ONE GET ONE FREE from a selection of plays taken from the Literature section of KS I, II and III. This can of course include World Book Day Party Assembly:

This World Book Day Assembly is based on/uses characters from the following books:

  • The Horrid Henry series by Francesca Simon
  •  Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
  •  Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carl

World Book Day Assembly Music

  1. Music Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO; or Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake; or Happy – Pharrell Williams
  2. Bad – Michael Jackson
  3. If you Go Down to the Woods Today
  4. School’s Out – Alice Cooper
  5. Music Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO; or Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake; or Happy – Pharrell Williams (or any other song children will enjoy dancing to)

Cast of 30 (easily adapted up or down). This number can, of course, be adapted to a smaller or larger group of children – it could even be taken up to a whole year group size. This script was written following a teacher’s request and so is based on her book choices. Other books can, of course, be used and the number of characters increased or decreased. It is a ‘moveable feast’ – as are all the best parties!

Duration: Around 20 minutes not including music suggestions

How it works: you place an order for a script, and drop me a line on [email protected] indicating which script you want FREE. I will then send that script onto you – to arrive with email (plus attachment of original order) that I always send out on receipt of an order.

Coming up (scripts available on all these):

  • Pancake Day Shrove – Tuesday Feb 25
  • Lent Feb 26 – 9 April
  • St. David’s Day – March 1
  • World Book Day – March 5
  • Festival of Holi – March 6
  • International Women’s Day – March 8
  • Purim – March 9 – 10
  • St. Patrick’s Day March 17
  • Mother’s Day March 22

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.

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!

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