Autumn Assembly for Key Stage I
Autumn Assembly for Key Stage I. Swallows, squirrels, deer, bats, …. children! Our narrator certainly has his work cut out keeping this assembly under control. Ever tried keeping a hibernating hedgehog or two sleepy dormice awake? Or silencing a flock of Brent Geese? Just two of the tasks facing our, as always, seriously challenged narrator!
Cast of 30 – easily adjustable up or down. It is suggested that the class teacher takes the role of narrator. Duration – around 10 minutes but can be extended with the inclusion of a list of suggested poems
(Dormice curl up together and drop off to sleep)
Narrator: Hey you two! Not yet! Wake up!
(Both dormice yawn and stretch sleepily)
Dormouse 1: Is it April yet?
Dormouse 2: I think I’ll leave it to May this year!
Dormice: (Together) Yeah! Let’s have a lie in!
Narrator: You most certainly will not! Do I look like a Dormouse babysitter? Be off with you!
(Exit Bats and Dormice)
(Enter Hedgehog, making loud snuffling noises; he collects up some of the leaves left behind by the children, makes a nest of them and lies down in the middle)
Narrator: Aha! And who do we have here? Our first hibernating hedgehog!
Hedgehog: (Huffily getting out ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign and placing it next to his nest) Can’t you read?
Narrator: You’re a bit early! It’s not November yet!
Hedgehog: So? (Putting on nightcap)
(Rubbing tummy) I’ve done enough eating! I’m ready for sleep!