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January Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
A New Start
There’s always a second chance
Whole School (Pri)
Old and New
The past and the future
Whole School (Pri)
Spring Is Coming!
There is hope; things will get better
Whole School (Pri)
Having Courage
Florence Nightingale showed courage in how she faced opposition
Whole School (Pri)
What Is Epiphany?
The story of the wise men
Whole School (Pri)
You Are a Star!
An assembly for Epiphany
Whole School (Pri)
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Living in peace
Key Stage 2
Special Places
Do we have a special place of peace?
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
Another Ring, Another Year
Every experience leads to growth
Whole School (Pri)
Let’s Get Active!
Staying healthy and enjoying ourselves
Whole School (Pri)
New Year Choices
New Year is a stepping stone to the future
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
Growing and Changing – Babies
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Change Is Possible
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
A Great Friend
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
It’s a Gift
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

February Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Love and Its Meaning
What does it mean to love?
Whole School (Pri)
Caring for the Oceans
Caring for the world’s oceans and seas
Whole School (Pri)
Spring Is Coming Soon!
What does spring mean to us?
Whole School (Pri)
Plague Cottage
What a name for a house!
Key Stage 2
Lent: a Time to Persevere
It’s easy to give up!
Whole School (Pri)
Lighthouses
A light for the world
Whole School (Pri)
Valentine’s Day: Saying ‘I Love You’
Saying ‘I love you’ and showing it with actions
Whole School (Pri)
Using Our Tongues
Our tongues can be used for good and bad
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
Shine
For Candlemas, or, the Presentation of Christ in the temple (2 February)
Key Stage 1/2
Love Hearts
Love is for sharing - Valentine's Day (14 February)
Key Stage 1
Little Things
Small acts of kindness can have a great impact
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
Wonderful Birds!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Nothing Is Rubbish Part 1: Wonderful Rubbish!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Nothing Is Rubbish Part 2: Recycling
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Lent - Making Pancakes
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

March Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Together, We Are Stronger
Women’s World Day of Prayer is on 2 March 2018
Whole School (Pri)
Please Help Me!
The importance of cooperation
Whole School (Pri)
Who Is Invited?
All are welcome
Reception / Key Stage 1
Firm Foundations
Building blocks
Whole School (Pri)
Learning About the Last Supper
Being servant-hearted
Whole School (Pri)
The Easter Story
Telling the Easter story by using our fingers and thumbs
Reception / Key Stage 1
An Easter Surprise
The resurrection of Jesus
Whole School (Pri)
Taking the Blame
The meaning of Easter
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
Hot Cross Buns and Easter Eggs
Special Easter foods
Whole School (Pri)
Words are Powerful
How we use words is important
Key Stage 2
Easter food!
The origins of some traditional Easter foods
Whole School (Pri)
Lots of Light
Considers Jesus' statement, ‘I am the light of the world’
Whole School (Pri) - 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
How Do We Fit In?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Key Stage 1
Celebrating Mother’s Day
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Keep On Praying!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Key Stage 2
Blowing Bubbles
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Reception / Key Stage 1

April Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
April Showers
April showers bring May flowers
Whole School (Pri)
Be Kind to Our Planet
International Mother Earth Day is on 22 April
Whole School (Pri)
Solving Problems
How do we solve our problems?
Whole School (Pri)
What Do You Have?
Sharing the things we have
Whole School (Pri)
The Courage to Stand
Courage from the story of Daniel
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
How to Be Wise
Think before you act!
Whole School (Pri)
Who Is in Charge?
Being responsible for our actions
Whole School (Pri)
Enormous Love
Love cannot be measured
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
Giving and Receiving
The importance of being generous
Whole School (Pri)
Being a Friend to Others
To have good friends, you must be a good friend
Whole School (Pri)
Faithfulness
Faithfulness is 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
Dorcas
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Cats: All Different, All Special!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Honesty and Fairness
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Sieves: What Is Worthwhile?
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
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)
Ending and Beginning - A Leavers' Assembly
To provide an opportunity to say goodbye and support those who are leaving school
Key Stage 2
Bullying - David and Goliath
To teach and enjoy the story. To help children learn coping strategies for bullying situations
Whole School (Pri)
Change of Head Teacher
To mark a significant moment in the life of a school. To celebrate difference and diversity.
Whole School (Pri)
Celebrating difference
To encourage tolerance
Key Stage 2
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)
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
Mums
To contrast life in the West with parts of the developing world, using the experience of mothers as an example.
Key Stage 2
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
Remembrance
To help the children to understand the importance of remembering, and of how our memories shape us as individuals
Whole School (Pri)
Our School
To reflect on our school as a team in which everyone has an important role.
Whole School (Pri)
New School Year
To reflect on the new opportunities and challenges a new school year will bring.
Whole School (Pri)

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 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

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