Anglo-Saxon School Assembly


Anglo-Saxon School Assembly


Anglo-Saxon School Assembly or Class Play

Anglo-Saxon School Assembly or Class Play. Ever wondered about the origins of your birth place? Why is it something-ton and not something-ham? Or why archaeologists get so excited over some old clay pots …or nails? And who in their right minds would want to be buried in a boat …up on dry land? And if that fails to ‘float your boat’, meet a sea-sick ghost on the run from ….who else? The ghost hunters!

Cast Size – 30 – easily adapted up or down. Approximate duration: Around 15 to 20 miniutes.

This script is also available in a format suitable for a smaller class i.e. 16. If you wish to receive this version, drop me a line – no extra charge.

(Also available for this unit, set of 5 guided reading play scripts plus quizzes – Introduction, Anglo-Saxon Life, Sutton Hoo Discovery, Beowulf, and Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table – See Guided Reading Play Scripts Section)

Review received 28.3.15: To sue. Just to say thank you for your assembly script.  The children really enjoyed performing it and it really added to what they were learning in class.

Anglo-Saxon School Assembly or Class Play sample text

Anglo-Saxon Assembly

Arch 1:

Look at this! Phosphate remains. That means there must have been a body here when the ship was buried…so this was actually a grave!

Arch 2:

And with all this treasure we’ve found, the person buried here must have been important!



(Ghosthunters team rush on, searching for ghost)


Wait a minute! Wait a minute! Who called you lot?

Ghosthunter 1:

Haven’t you heard? There’s a ghost on the loose! Goes by the name of Raewald, King of East Anglia. Died about 625 AD but forgot to take his Kwells (holds up a packet of sea sickness tablets) before being buried with his ship.

Ghosthunter 2:

Yes, it’s all very fine having all this gold and silver …but not much good to you if you’re prone to a bit of the ol’ seasickness.

Ghosthunter 3:

We’re here to give him his tablets so he can at last …Rest In Peace.


Could I suggest you’d stand a better chance of catching this sea-sick ghost if you were a little quieter (beckoning them all off stage). Wait here!



Unit 6B Anglo-Saxon Assembly
(i)  Where Anglo-Saxons came from

(ii) Timeline: 410 AD – 1066

(iii) Alfred the Great

(iv) Runic’ alphabet

(v) Origins of our days of the week

(vi) Place names – Anglo Saxon origins

(vii) Living conditions

(viii) Sutton Hoo: archaeological finds and background



1. Celtic music – Nine Points of Roguery, Live at Passim – The Boys of the Lough
2. Status Quo – Down Down
3. Jamiroquai – Going Deeper Underground
4. Ghosbusters Theme Music
5. Rod Stewart – Sailing

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