How to use this site    About Us    Submissions    Feedback    Donate    Links   

Assemblies.org.uk - School Assemblies for every season for everyone

Email Twitter Facebook

-
X
-
Primary Assemblies
primary assemblies
We post new assemblies each month!
Usually assemblies are not date specific and you can use any that are appropriate for your needs.

Need help?
For further guidance on how to use our assembly outlines click on the "How to use this site" and "Advice for Teachers" links at the top of the page.


To view an assembly outline, browse the lists under each tab, and click on any title that interests you.'Church School' assemblies are targeted at Church schools and are more overtly Christian in content.

March Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Learning from the Animal Kingdom – Dogs
The third in a five-part series about lessons we can learn from the animal kingdom
Whole School (Pri)
If Speaking Is Silver . . .
Listening is important!
Whole School (Pri)
Palm Sunday
An interactive story about Palm Sunday and Jesus’ welcome into Jerusalem
Whole School (Pri)
Keeping the Rules
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1 - Church School
Helping Matters
Helping makes a difference to those around us
Whole School (Pri)
Are We Much Too Busy?
Let’s make time to think about other people
Whole School (Pri)
The Importance of Being Satisfied
True happiness comes from being satisfied and not being greedy
Whole School (Pri)
The Celebration of Easter
It’s good to celebrate!
Reception / Key Stage 1

More from the archive...

You may find the following assemblies from our archive useful this month. To explore the archive yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Springtime
To think about the start of spring and the wonder of the different seasons.
Key Stage 2
Gentleness: Fruits of the Spirit
Key Stage 1 - Church School

From the Culham Collective Worship archive...

You may find the following assemblies useful this month. To explore the archives yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Lent - the Temptation of Jesus: Matthew the Writer
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Fun in the Sunshine
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Speaking Flowers
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Why Are Friends Important?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
What Is Peace?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

April Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Learning from the Animal Kingdom – Squirrels
The fourth in a five-part series about lessons we can learn from the animal kingdom
Whole School (Pri)
Giving and Receiving
The importance of being generous
Whole School (Pri)
Go Compare . . .
Comparisons are not always helpful
Whole School (Pri)
The Box of Ultimate Happiness
What makes us truly happy?
Whole School (Pri)
It’s Good to Walk!
Prepares for Walk to School Week (15-19 May 2017)
Whole School (Pri)
Keep Rowing!
The Boat Races on 2 April are examples of perseverance
Whole School (Pri)
Being a Friend to Others
To have good friends, you must be a good friend
Whole School (Pri)
Tell the Truth
Sometimes, it is difficult to tell the truth
Whole School (Pri)

More from the archive...

You may find the following assemblies from our archive useful this month. To explore the archive yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Easter Surprises!
Sometimes unexpected things happen
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
'Hello, Scruff!' Loving others
To encourage children to be ready to help others.
Key Stage 1
Josie, Jake and the Easter egg hunt
The symbolism of the Easter egg
Reception / Key Stage 1
Easter food!
The origins of some traditional Easter foods
Whole School (Pri)

From the Culham Collective Worship archive...

You may find the following assemblies useful this month. To explore the archives yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
No Need to Worry!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Matthew’s Story
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Rich and Famous?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Time to Think
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Key Stage 2

May Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Learning from the Animal Kingdom – Chameleons
The fifth in a five-part series about lessons we can learn from the animal kingdom
Whole School (Pri)
The Friends Who Didn’t Give Up
A miracle in Capernaum
Whole School (Pri)
Prayer-Planes
Praying is important
Whole School (Pri)
Brilliant Pets!
Looking after our pets is important
Whole School (Pri)
Bread of Life
The first in a series considering the ‘I am’ statements of Jesus
Key Stage 2 - Church School
Being Thankful Every Day
Seeking things to be thankful for
Key Stage 2
Who Do We Respect?
People who help us earn our respect
Whole School (Pri)
Dawn Is Coming
Learning takes time and effort
Whole School (Pri)

More from the archive...

You may find the following assemblies from our archive useful this month. To explore the archive yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
It’s Not Fair!
Fairness and sharing are important
Whole School (Pri)
How Are You Feeling?
Our experiences can change our moods
Whole School (Pri)
Playing Our Parts
We are all different, but we are all important
Whole School (Pri)

From the Culham Collective Worship archive...

You may find the following assemblies useful this month. To explore the archives yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Helping Hands: Praying Hands
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
The Voice of God - Mother Teresa
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Hands That Help
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Every Day Is Special
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

June Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
The Big Lunch
The Eden Project’s Big Lunch takes place on 18 June 2017
Whole School (Pri)
Keep Going!
Perseverance is important
Whole School (Pri)
Light of the World
The second in a series considering the ‘I am’ statements of Jesus
Key Stage 2
Learning from an Older Generation
The first in a series considering lessons that can be learnt from an older generation
Whole School (Pri)
Water Is Wonderful!
Considers the charity, WaterAid, and our need for water
Whole School (Pri)
Brilliant Books
The importance of reading
Whole School (Pri)
The Pentecost Story
A presentation about the festival of Pentecost
Whole School (Pri)
No One Is an Island
We need one another
Key Stage 2

More from the archive...

You may find the following assemblies from our archive useful this month. To explore the archive yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Summer smiles!
Happiness when the sun comes out!
Whole School (Pri)
Summer in the Garden
We live in a beautiful world
Whole School (Pri)

From the Culham Collective Worship archive...

You may find the following assemblies useful this month. To explore the archives yourself, follow the "Find an assembly..." link at the top of the page.

TitleSuitability
Three in One
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
God’s Helping Hands
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
A Face in the Crowd?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Searching for God
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

Standing Assemblies - Primary

The assemblies in this section tackle issues or deal with important events that occur from time to time in the life of any school.

TitleSuitability
A death associated with the school community
To create space for bereavement; to aid the process of mourning; to offer a pathway through a difficult time.
Whole School (Pri)
Bullying - David and Goliath
To teach and enjoy the story. To help children learn coping strategies for bullying situations
Whole School (Pri)
Celebrating difference
To encourage tolerance
Key Stage 2
Change of Head Teacher
To mark a significant moment in the life of a school. To celebrate difference and diversity.
Whole School (Pri)
Conflict
To focus on why conflicts break out and what makes them so hard to stop. To reflect on current conflicts in the International and school communities.
Key Stage 2
Ending and Beginning - A Leavers' Assembly
To provide an opportunity to say goodbye and support those who are leaving school
Key Stage 2
Favourite Foods - A Harvest Assembly
To recognize the different diets of living creatures and to be thankful for our favourite foods.
Whole School (Pri)
Is Daddy OK?
To help schools support children who have parents on active service abroad.
Whole School (Pri)
Mums
To contrast life in the West with parts of the developing world, using the experience of mothers as an example.
Key Stage 2
New School Year
To reflect on the new opportunities and challenges a new school year will bring.
Whole School (Pri)
Our School
To reflect on our school as a team in which everyone has an important role.
Whole School (Pri)
Remembrance
To help the children to understand the importance of remembering, and of how our memories shape us as individuals
Whole School (Pri)
What's In a Name
Getting to know new children. Will provide a good way of encouraging the new intake to introduce themselves to senior member of staff.
Key Stage 2

Festivals of World Religions - Primary

Assemblies linked to the major festivals of world religions.

TitleSuitability
Al-Hijra
To consider the meaning of ‘community’, and the beginnings of Islam.
Key Stage 2
Baisakhi: A Sikh celebration of commitment
To value commitment.
Key Stage 2
Bodhi Day
To look at how Buddhism began and understand that learning something new can change the way we think about things.
Whole School (Pri)
Bodhi Day
How the Buddha gained enlightenment. How learning something new can change the way we think about things. The place of suffering in learning and growth.
Key Stage 2
Chinese New Year, or Yuan Tan
Chinese New Year; new beginnings; looking forward to the future.
Key Stage 2
Divali: Festival of lights
To reflect upon the significance of the Hindu festival of Divali.
Whole School (Pri)
Eid Ul-Adha - Muslim festival of sacrifice (15 October 2013)
To consider the meaning of sacrifice.
Reception / Key Stage 1
Eid ul-Fitr
To consider the meaning of the words ‘Eid ul-Fitr’ and thereby to understand something about the different facets of this Muslim festival.
Key Stage 2
Hanukkah
To explain the festival of Hanukkah and to think about what a miracle is for us today.
Whole School (Pri)
Janmashtami: A birthday celebration
To focus on the Hindu festival of Janmashtami, and the importance of welcome.
Key Stage 2
Magha Puja
To look at the Buddhist festival of Magha Puja.
Whole School (Pri)
Mahavira Jayanti: Jain festival (April)
Introduces the Jain festival celebrating the life and enlightenment of Mahavira Jayanti. This assembly is taken from Primary School Assemblies for Religious Festivals (SPCK, 2012).
Whole School (Pri)
Maulid Al-Nabi: The Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
The life of prophet Muhammad; believing; messages
Whole School (Pri)
Naw Ruz: 'The beginning of spring' (21 March)
To explain the Baha’í Faith holiday of Naw-Ruz and to encourage understanding of different religious holidays.
Whole School (Pri)
Nov Ruz (usually 21 March)
To introduce the Zoroastrian faith and its key festival of Nov Ruz (New Year).
Key Stage 2
Paryushan
To consider the Jain festival of Paryushan.
Whole School (Pri)
Raksha Bandhan
To reflect upon sibling relationships with reference to the Hindu festival of Raksha Bandhan.
Whole School (Pri)
Ramadan
To consider how denying ourselves something we crave teaches us self-control and makes us more grateful for those things we take for granted.
Key Stage 2
Ramadan
To understand this special time for Muslims, and think about what is important in life.
Key Stage 2
Ratha yatra: A chariot festival
To focus on the Hindu festival of Ratha Yatra and celebrate a shared sense of community.
Whole School (Pri)
Ridvan: The Garden of Ridvan's letters to a friend
To explain the Bahá’í faith holiday of Ridván and to encourage understanding of different religious holidays.
Whole School (Pri)
Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish New Year
To learn about the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah and think about how different sounds make us feel different things.
Whole School (Pri)
Sukkot: The Festival of Tabernacles
To help children learn about the Jewish festival of Sukkot, and think about thankfulness.
Whole School (Pri)
The ascension of Baha' Ullah
To understand the basic beliefs of the Baha’i faith by considering the life and death of Baha’ Ullah and thinking about our own behaviour towards and attitudes about others.
Key Stage 2
The Baha'i Festival of Ridvan
Themes: oneness of mankind, unity, global family, belonging
Whole School (Pri)
The Birthday of Guru Nanak
The life of Guru Nanak; equality; leadership
Key Stage 2
The birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji: A Sikh celebration
To celebrate Guru Nanak and his commitment to equality.
Key Stage 1
The Birthday of Haile Selassie
Themes of celebration, remembering an important person, African culture, equality
Whole School (Pri)
The Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Death
How the Buddha gained enlightenment; making discoveries, change, suffering
Whole School (Pri)
The festival of Vasant Panchami: A new beginning
To celebrate new beginnings in life and learning.
Key Stage 2
The Hindu Festival of Divali
Light; hope; new beginnings
Whole School (Pri)
The Hindu Festival of Ganesh-Chaturthi
To learn about the festival, which celebrates the birth of Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, and focus on celebration, new beginnings, overcoming difficulties
Whole School (Pri)
The Hindu Festival of Holi
The coming of spring and new life; good is stronger than evil
Whole School (Pri)
The Jewish Festival of Hanukah
Standing up for what is important; overcoming difficulty; light
Whole School (Pri)
The Jewish Festival of Purim
To think about what it means to speak out against something that is wrong.
Whole School (Pri)
The Jewish Festival of Rosh Hashana
To explore the roots and meaning of the festival and themes of Jewish new year, to think about new beginnings and the effects our actions have on others.
Whole School (Pri)
The Jewish Festival of Sukkot
To focus on the themes of remembering and giving thanks to God, and to build a Sukkah
Whole School (Pri)
The martyrdom of the Bab (9 July)
To look at faith in the context of the Baha’i religion.
Key Stage 2
The Muslim Festival of Eid-ul-Fitr
Celebrating the end of Ramadan
Whole School (Pri)
The Prophet's Night Journey and Ascension
To learn why Muslims pray five times a day and focus on prayer and reflection
Whole School (Pri)
The Sikh Festival of Vaisakhi (or Baisakhi)
Themes of loyalty, self-sacrifice, devotion, bravery
Whole School (Pri)
Wesak: Buddhist celebration
Buddhist celebration of the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha (May)
Whole School (Pri)
Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement
To learn about the festival of Yom Kippur and to think about its themes of wrongdoing and forgiveness.
Whole School (Pri)
Zartusht-no-diso
To introduce this Zoroastrian festival and reflect on the teachings of Zaroaster.
Key Stage 2
Ganesh Chaturthi - Festival of the birthday of the elephant-headed god
Considers how to overcome obstacles with reference to the Hindu god, Ganesha (SEAL theme 1: New beginnings). This assembly is taken from Primary School Assemblies for Religious Festivals (SPCK, 2012).
Key Stage 2

Contents of earlier monthly editions >>