Who’s Who

This assembly uses the concept of a quiz where children look at images of their staff and listen to interesting things about them. The challenge is to match the information they hear with the image they see.


KEY QUESTION: How can we know who someone really is?

You will need:
Secret facts about five adults and their identities in the school, like the example given (click image right to download as pdf), and photos of the people concerned present in the assembly, to act as living statues. This will work best if the facts are projected onto an interactive whiteboard, so that learners can read them and think about their answers carefully.

Involvement of learners
Five individuals to answer quiz and explain their reasoning.
All learners to participate in quiz using actions.

We are going to think about our identities this morning. Identity is about who we are, and what makes us unique, special, or not like anyone else.
What things might be part of our identity?
Ok, now we are going to do a quiz, to see how easy it is to tell someone’s identity. I’ve got five facts about adults in this school and you can try to guess which fact is part of which person’s identity.

Read the facts projected onto the whiteboard, and introduce which members of staff they are about.

Now, let’s see if we can guess which person each fact is about, and uncover more about their hidden identities!
Who would like to have a guess at one, and explain why they think that?

Ask around five children to make guesses, allowing them to contradict each other, and if the opportunity arises, commenting on the difficulty of the task.

Ok, now let’s all have a go. As I read out the fact, show me using your hand and counting fingers which person you think it is about.

(this only works with real people if they are holding numbers)

Let’s look at the answers, and see how many we got.

How easy is it to guess who someone is, and what they are like?
What can you tell by looking at someone?
What might be wrong with guessing what someone is like?
How can we find out more about people’s identities?

[This time can be used to sing a hymn or a song, to say a prayer, or to listen to a related piece of music and reflect on the ideas talked about]

Resources to download