World Book Day Primary Assembly Plan now available

For this year’s World Book Day celebrations we’ve created a special assembly plan and Powerpoint presentation for Primary Schools. This really is the easiest way to run a World Book Day assembly—feel free to adapt and edit the slides according to your time and setting. View and download the assembly plan here. Download the Powerpoint […]

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I am a writer who has been asked to do an assembly at a local primary school, and they have asked me to talk to the school about the progress I am making with my second book. Do you have any advice as to what angle I should take in the assembly or what my ‘opening’ speech should include?

It’s great news that you’ve got such a good relationship with your book-friendly local school and very encouraging to hear of a primary school opening a library. First, some tips for your assembly. Find out, if you haven’t been told, how long the school would like you to speak for and rehearse your talk so […]

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Reading Assembly

We’ll be holding a reading assembly with lots of acted out stories and poems. We’re also having an open afternoon for parents and year 6 transition children and other classes. On offer will be bookshop, Brent libraries, our library and lots of time capsule boxes on books.There will be power point presentations on the big […]

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For The Love of Words

All day event, assembly teachers production of ‘Midsummer;s Dream, costume competition, prize draw, find the flowers around the school. Activity upon hearing the bells toll, drop everything and 10 minutes of reading whole school including teachers, etc…

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Reading miles

Children have reading cards, signed each time they read. 1 completed card = 1 reading mile. In assembly reading miles are awarded and vehicles moved along a race track. Competition between classes is fierce. House point also awarded. Children are very keen to see their vehicle move along the track.

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Story as a school

Each teacher brings an interesting or unusual object no school. One teacher starts a story with his / her class using the object. The story is then emailed to the next class who then continue the story, incorporating their chosen object. At the end of the day, the completed story is shared as part of […]

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Star Readers

Each half term we celebrate those children that read regularly. When they have read at home a specified number of times they put their photo on our star reader board which is next to the school entrance for everyone to see. At the end of the half term two children are randomly selected from KS2 […]

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WORLD BOOK DAY AUTHOR

Each child should choose ‘their’ World Book Day Author – either one of the £1 book authors or a favourite. Create a display of comments, drawings, information and books  that bring the author and his/her work to life for the rest of the school. Present in a World Book Day-themed assembly.  

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Three of the best

Three ideas we’ve enjoyed in our large four form entry primary school: Write a story in the form of a ‘consequences game’. Each class in the year group writes a story opener and then passes it to a class in another year for them to continue and so on throughout the school. One year we chose characters […]

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