Nursery Rhymes Assembly for Key Stage One


Nursery Rhymes Assembly for Key Stage One


Nursery Rhymes Assembly for Key Stage One

Nursery Rhymes Assembly is based on 10 nursery rhymes and, as explained in the production notes, can be seen as a template – adding or replacing rhymes as you see fit.

There is a longer assembly available (around 15 – 20 minutes) which has a choice of 20 nursery rhymes – this one is called Nursery Rhymes Assembly Extended Version – and this could be used by Key Stage II or used as a combined production, between both Key Stages – i.e. as a collaborative piece. Please note: the first half of this extended assembly uses the original 10 rhyme script i.e. just adds on.

Cast Size: 25 easily adjusted up or down. Duration: Around 5 – 10 minutes

Nursery Rhymes Assembly Sample Text:

Narrator:             What is that noise?

(Enter cat playing fiddle, followed by cow holding moon; dog; and dish holding a spoon)

(the Whole cast recites rhyme; characters acting out the lines)

Hey Diddle Diddle,

The cat and the fiddle,

The cow jumped over the moon;

The little dog laughed

To see such sport,

And the dish ran away

With the spoon.

(Exit cat, cow, dog and dish)

(Everyone uncovers their ears)

Narrator:             Oh thank goodness for that. I mean, don’t get me wrong – we all like a little music … but not quite like that!

(Enter Little Miss Muffet)

(Whole cast recites rhyme; characters acting out the lines)

Little Miss Muffet

Sat on a tuffet,

Eating her curds and whey;

(Enter Spider)

There came a big spider,

Who sat down beside her

And frightened Miss Muffet away.

(Exit Little Miss Muffet and Spider)

Narrator:             (Cowering behind children) Has it gone? Is it safe to come out yet?

Whole cast:        (Sighing) Yes. The spider’s gone, Miss!

(Narrator returns to her former place)

Narrator:             Huh! Well, that’s fine then. (Pauses) Not that I was ever scared of that wee spider! Nah – just acting along with Miss Muffet there!

(Whole cast look at each other, shaking heads)

Narrator:             (Coughing) Any how! Moving on.

(Enter Old Mother Hubbard and her dog)

Narrator:             Ah! A dear old lady and her wee doggie.

(Whole cast recites rhyme; characters acting out the lines)

Old Mother Hubbard

She went to the cupboard

To fetch her poor dog a bone,

But when she got there,

The cupboard was bare,

And so the poor dog had none.

(Collective sympathetic sigh from the Cast)

Narrator:             Oh dear! Oh we can’t have that!

(Narrator rummages around in her handbag and comes up with a bone)

(Narrator holds up bone to dog which bounds over to Narrator in delight, barking happily, jumping up and down, and trying to lick her face)

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