Not-So-Creepy Crawlies, The - By Ruth Holyoake and Ruth Kenward
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‘A very entertaining musical for KS1 that has a good balance of songs and speaking/acting roles for this age group. There was plenty of scope to put our own ‘spin’ on things and the children enjoyed the show very much, as did the audience. The content includes lots of facts about minibeasts that we didn’t already know, so that helped alongside the science curriculum.’
- AB, Year 1/2 Teacher, East Sussex.
Lucy Ladybird is a little too adventurous! When she flies off on her own, away from her mother, she quickly finds she's lost. As she sits on a leaf, sad and alone, other creatures pass by: woodlice, a millipede, spiders and a dung beetle. They wonder what she’s doing without her mum ...
Night draws in and Lucy is frightened. A family of stag beetles offer to look after her but her mum has told her NEVER to talk to stag beetles because they look scary. However, the stag beetles are so kind and look after Lucy so well that she realises she can trust them. When her mother eventually arrives, Lucy’s in trouble - but she protests that the stag beetles have kept her safe.
Mrs. Stag Beetle tells Lucy’s mum: ‘We’re just like you inside.’ Mrs. Ladybird comes to see that they’re all part of one big beetle family and decides they can all be friends.
A marvellous musical about minibeasts that's exceptionally cute and entertaining - and informative too! Supports the KS1 science curriculum, with free extra resources available (see 'Free Resources' below) and reinforces PHSE teaching about prejudice and diversity. Sure to be an audience-pleaser!
Contains 9 songs with two versions of the script: 1) a full script with plenty of speaking parts and 2) a simplified version that is mostly narrated. The Director's Pack contains everything you need to stage a successful show including the Director's Book with director's overview, cast list, synopsis, notes, script, score, lyrics, helpful staging suggestions and performance licence application form. The included Enhanced CD provides printable PDF files for the full and simplified versions of the script, lyric photocopy master sets and programme template, as well as full vocal demonstrations sung by children for easy teaching and instrumental backings with clear melody cues. Age guide 6-8 years.
Approximate Duration: 20 minutes