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July Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Daisies
Lessons we can learn from daisies
Whole School (Pri)
Learning from an Older Generation: Self-Motivation
The second in a series considering lessons that can be learnt from an older generation
Whole School (Pri)
I Am the Good Shepherd
The third in a series considering the ‘I am’ statements of Jesus
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Summer Holidays
A leavers’ assembly presented by the children
Whole School (Pri)
Everyone Is a Winner
We all win and we all lose
Key Stage 2
A Bad Choice!
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1
Please Say Thank You!
Having good manners matters
Whole School (Pri)
Do You Know Me?
The importance of getting to know someone
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.

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Summer activities
To appreciate all the enjoyable activities that summer brings and help others who work to benefit, too.
Key Stage 1
Happy Summer!
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.

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Sharing
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Moving Forward
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Not a Holiday!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Winners!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

August Assemblies - Primary

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Who Is the Most Important?
It’s not the same without us!
Whole School (Pri)
Learning from an Older Generation: Volunteering
The third in a series considering lessons that can be learnt from an older generation
Whole School (Pri)
The Gate
The fourth in a series considering the ‘I am’ statements of Jesus
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
It Wasn’t Me!
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1 - Church School
Our Favourite Things
Hopes for the world
Whole School (Pri)
Wonderfully Made!
Our bodies are amazing
Whole School (Pri)
Dawn Is Coming
Learning takes time and effort
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.

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Starting School: Part 1
. . . in Victorian times
Whole School (Pri)
Starting School: Part 2
. . . at 90!
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
Giving Thanks at the Start of the Day
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
There’s a Hole in My Bucket
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
The Hero Inside Us
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
What About Love?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

September Assemblies - Primary

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The Hug
How can we help others at the start of the school year?
Whole School (Pri)
Learning from an Older Generation: Challenging Stereotypes
The fourth in a series considering lessons that can be learnt from an older generation
Whole School (Pri)
A New Beginning
A new school year - a new start!
Whole School (Pri)
The Vine
The fifth in a series considering the ‘I am’ statements of Jesus
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Road Signs
How do we live our lives?
Whole School (Pri)
Little Eyes Are Watching
Who will copy you?
Whole School (Pri)
Making Friends
The invitation of friendship
Whole School (Pri)
Peace Symbols
The International Day of Peace is on 21 September
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.

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A brand new start!
To equip children to face new experiences with confidence and trust (SEAL theme 1: New beginnings).
Key Stage 2
Fresh Starts
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
Autumn Leaves
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Love
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
People from the Bible: Moses and the Ten Commandments
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Recognizing Our Faults
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

Christian Festivals...

Selection for Harvest

TitleSuitability
Harvest Thanksgiving
To help children give thanks for their food - even if it isn't their favourite!
Whole School (Pri)
Food, Glorious Food
To show the wonder of God's provision of food. To reflect on the need to share food around the world.
Whole School (Pri)

October Assemblies - Primary

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Sand and Stars
Beyond counting!
Whole School (Pri)
Shine the Light
Considers light in relation to Halloween
Whole School (Pri)
An Apple a Day . . .
What do our bodies need?
Whole School (Pri)
Ready to Help!
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1
Autumn Changes
In life, everything changes, but God is unchanging
Whole School (Pri)
Do You See Me?
Do we notice what is going on around us?
Whole School (Pri)
Vessel or Lamp?
‘A child is not a vessel to be filled, but a lamp to be lit’
Key Stage 1/2
Honest or Dishonest?
The challenge of honesty versus dishonesty
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.

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A Harvest Thank You!
Thank-you cards matter
Whole School (Pri)
A Bowlful of Harvest
A wholesome harvest assembly
Whole School (Pri)
Harvest Vegetables
Celebrating our favourites
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
Discovering Treasure
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Bringing Life
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Everyone Is Welcome!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Look Inside
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

Christian Festivals...

Selection for Harvest

TitleSuitability
Food, Glorious Food
To show the wonder of God's provision of food. To reflect on the need to share food around the world.
Whole School (Pri)
Harvest Thanksgiving
To help children give thanks for their food - even if it isn't their favourite!
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.

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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.

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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 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.

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General Election 2017 - the Results
What happens next?
Key Stage 2

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