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December Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
A Birthday for Pooh Bear
It is 90 years since the first publication of Winnie-the-Pooh
Whole School (Pri)
‘In the Midst of Darkness, Light Persists’
The celebration of Christingle
Whole School (Pri)
Send a Cow
For many families, the gift of a cow can change their lives
Whole School (Pri)
The Biggest and Best Gift in the World
The gift of love is the best gift of all
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Crisis at Christmas
Christmas can be a lonely time for the homeless
Whole School (Pri)
Angels at Christmas
Do you believe in angels?
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
A Big Surprise for Everyone
The very first Christmas was a big surprise!
Whole School (Pri)
Being a Friend
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
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
Christmas crackers
To convey the anticipation of Christmas, both now and at the first Christmas.
Whole School (Pri)
The Night Before Christmas
This assembly is taken from 'The Flying Pizza and Other Assemblies' by Alan Barker
Whole School (Pri)
The Essence of Christmas
What is Christmas really all about?
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
Christmas Around the World: Sweden
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Christmas Around the World: Russia
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Key Stage 2
Fairground Games: Turn the Key
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)

January Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Chalking the Door
Considers the festival of Epiphany
Whole School (Pri)
Learning from the Animal Kingdom – Elephants
The first in a four-part series about lessons we can learn from the animal kingdom
Whole School (Pri)
Jesus Didn’t Stay as a Baby
The Christmas story doesn’t end there!
Whole School (Pri)
New Year Choices
New Year is a stepping stone to the future
Whole School (Pri)
Unique Fingerprints
Each of us has a unique identity
Whole School (Pri)
From Little Acorns
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Whole School (Pri)
Let’s Get Active!
Staying healthy and enjoying ourselves
Whole School (Pri)
A Child’s Resolutions
Hopes and dreams for the future
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
Happiness is an inside job
To understand that happiness is a choice (SEAL theme 5: Good to be me).
Key Stage 1
Love: An assembly with a Welsh flavour - St Dwynwen's Day (25 January)
To consider love as something we do as well as feel.
Whole School (Pri)
Cheerful Givers
We can all be generous!
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
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Reception / Key Stage 1
St Francis of Assisi
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Celebrating God’s Creation – Looking at Bulbs
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Epiphany: Matthew the Writer
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

February Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Lenten Pretzels
A Lenten tradition
Whole School (Pri)
Learning from the Animal Kingdom – Teamwork
The second in a four-part series about lessons we can learn from the animal kingdom
Whole School (Pri)
The Power of Children’s Words
There are many things that adults can learn from children
Whole School (Pri)
Love Matters
Love spreads around the world
Whole School (Pri)
How Do You Feel?
Our feelings often depend on our circumstances
Whole School (Pri)
You Are Unique
Each of us is special and unique
Whole School (Pri)
Smiles Matter
Our words and actions can inspire others
Whole School (Pri)
Building on Firm Foundations
Having a firm foundation in our lives is important
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
Precious perfume: For Lent and Mothering Sunday
To think about the story of the woman who anointed Jesus with perfume and to reflect upon generous actions and attitudes.
Whole School (Pri)
Lent
A season of change.
Key Stage 2
Spring cleaning
Lessons from Spring Cleaning
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
Loud or Quiet?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Lent Around the World - Mardi Gras
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
All Change
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Lent - the Temptation of Jesus: Matthew the Writer
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

March Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Learning from the Animal Kingdom – Dogs
The third in a four-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
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)

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

Rapid Response Assemblies - Primary

Rapid response assemblies are provided when there is an event in the news, good or bad, that touches children's lives, so we can offer you a way to acknowledge it in your collective worship.

Only current and recent items are shown. Older items are archived.

TitleSuitability
President Donald Trump
Response to the 2016 US election results
Whole School (Pri)

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