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    No-One Likes A Bighead

    No-one Likes A Bighead by John & Ruth Kenward - 5 to 7yrs - KS1  (1m 41s)

    Theme  -  Pride, showing off, relationships

    Story  -  by John & Ruth Kenward  (approx 5 mins)

    Bryony was good at nearly everything she did. Unfortunately, she was also very proud. Byrony was always telling everybody how clever she was. 'I was the only one in the class to get all the spellings right this week,' she told the children on her table. 'I must be the best speller in the class!' Her friends nodded, but didn't say anything. They were getting fed up with her showing off all the time.

    Bryony was beginning to notice that her classmates didn't say much when she told them things she'd done well - so she showed off even more to try and get them to say how good she was. 'I'm the fastest runner in the class,' she announced to the children in the reading corner. 'Nobody can run faster than me.' Everybody knew she was fast at running but they were fed up with her boasting. She was always so proud of herself that they started to call her 'Bryony Bighead' behind her back.

    One day a man from the zoo came to visit the school...  
    ...The zookeeper asked for a volunteer –  a brave volunteer – to help him bring out his special guest for the day.  ‘I’m brave!’  shouted Bryony, her hand stretched high in the air...  


    Song  -  by John & Ruth Kenward  

    A song about over-confidence, and how it doesn’t help people make good relationships - as the title suggests!  Easy to teach and learn, particularly useful for assembly and PSHE purposes.  (Sample on the audio player above.)


    Reflection Points  -  samples

    1.  What do you think a bighead is?

    2.  Do you think Bryony was brave in the end? How do you know?

    3.  What do you think turned Bryony into a show-off?


    This assembly is from 'Assemblies Alive KS1'. There is a parallel assembly for KS2 'Pride Goes Before A Fall' with the same theme in 'Assemblies Alive KS2'.

    Assemblies Alive KS2

    Age guide: 5,6,7,8
    Running time: approx 10 - 15 mins
    No. of songs: 1
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    No-One Likes A Bighead