Key dates January – May 2020

New Year Assemblies:

  • New Year Resolutions Assembly
  • New Year Assembly
  • Be Inspired New Year Assembly
  • New Year Assembly based on Character: What it Takes to be Good! 

January 4 Birthday of Jacob Grimm – a celebration of Fairy Tales

January 5 Twelfth Night

  • Babushka (Twelfth Night, the night she still looks for Jesus)

January 16 Online Safety Day

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.
  • 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


Feb 7th Birthday of Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, The Battle of Life and The Chimes (others to follow) all available in Literature section or KSIII

Feb 3 – 9th Children’s Mental Health Week. Lots of mental health-related scripts in PSHE section with FREE Good to Talk Dialogue

Feb 12  Darwin Day

February 14 Valentine’s Day

February 20th Presidents’ Day

Feb 25 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Day

Lent 26 Feb – 9 April

  • Lent Assembly



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 13th Sport Relief – see assemblies on the Olympics and individual sports e.g. cricket, rugby, basketball (PRIDE – based on Celtics basketball team in the States)

March 22 Mothers Day

March 17 St. Patrick’s Day

March 20th International Day of Happiness

  • Scripts on Happiness/Feeling Good About Yourself – Featured scripts and Main category –Happy Scripts (Home Page) for March


 April – National Pet Month

2nd April International Children’s Book Day

  • Great British Writers Assembly and Roald Dahl Assembly plus numerous other scripts on literature in Literature Section of the website, inc. Take a Book: Different Genres of Writing.

12th April Space Day

  • Plays on Space – Science and Geography sections

Easter Sunday 12 April

  • The Easter Story based on the biblical story, cast of 30
  • The Easter Egg Hunt – available in two versions, Key Stage I: Cast of 30, duration around 10 minutes; and Key Stage II cast of 10 or 30 (or any number in between); duration 10 – 20 minutes
  • The Missing Easter Eggs: this ‘mini assembly’ of around 5 minutes reading time would be ideally suited to PSHE work centred around ‘new beginnings’. Cast of 6 – Feisty Pheasant, Clumsy Chicken, Tactless Turkey, Grumpy Goose, Daft Duck and the Easter Bunny.
  • Chocolate Assembly – available in two versions: Key Stage I and Key Stage II plus a specially adapted version for Easter

April 21stThe Queen’s Birthday

April 22 Earth Day

  • Our Planet – available both as an assembly and as a set of guided reading play scripts – these cover 5 different habitats and the impact man has on them).

April 23 St. George’s Day

April 23 Shakespeare’s Birthday (see plays in Literature section)

April 23 – May 23 Ramada

April 29th International Dance Day


May 8th VE Day

May 11 Joan of Arc

May 16 Eurovision Song Contest