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November Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Colour the School with Kindness
Kindness can make a difference
Whole School (Pri)
Don’t Give Up!
Good things come to those who work for it
Whole School (Pri)
Keeping Safe
Road Safety Week runs from 19 to 25 November 2018
Reception / Key Stage 1
What Do You Remember?
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and the centenary of the end of the First World War
Whole School (Pri)
Time to Remember
One hundred years since the end of the First World War
Whole School (Pri)
Advent Calendars
Where did Advent calendars come from?
Whole School (Pri)
A Wonderful Journey
The journey of Advent
Whole School (Pri)
A Book with 66 Books!
What is in the Bible?
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
Poppy Appeal
Why is there a Poppy Appeal every year?
Whole School (Pri)
Remembering
The importance of remembering
Key Stage 2
Ready for Advent?
2 December 2017 is Advent Sunday
Whole School (Pri)
Lots of Fireworks!
Bonfire Night is more fun when we remember to be safe
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
Treasure in Heaven
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
All Saints’ Day (1 November)
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Advent: the Candle
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

December Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Sing!
Singing together
Whole School (Pri)
Not on Our Own!
No one should be excluded
Whole School (Pri)
Silent Night: the Story of a Favourite Christmas Carol
2018 marks 200 years since ‘Silent night’ was written
Whole School (Pri)
What Are You Waiting For?
Exploring Advent
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
The Holly and the Ivy
An evergreen Christmas assembly
Whole School (Pri)
Christmas Bells
The significance of bell-ringing
Whole School (Pri)
Now and Then
Comparing two mothers
Whole School (Pri)
A Christmas Cracker
The story of Christmas
Whole School (Pri)
Christmas Love
Showing love at Christmas
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
Crisis at Christmas
Christmas can be a lonely time for the homeless
Whole School (Pri)
A Big Surprise for Everyone
The very first Christmas was a big surprise!
Whole School (Pri)
Angels at Christmas
Do you believe in angels?
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Look Inside
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
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
Sharing
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

January Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
We’re All in This Together
The importance of unity
Whole School (Pri)
Try Something New!
The value of new experiences
Whole School (Pri)
Laying Foundations
Building well
Whole School (Pri)
Working Together
The importance of teamwork
Whole School (Pri)
New Beginnings
New Year’s resolutions
Whole School (Pri)
King for the People
An assembly for Epiphany
Whole School (Pri)
A Great Variety of Uses!
How we use our words matters
Whole School (Pri)
Being Grateful
How do we show our gratitude?
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
Helping Hands
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Reception / Key Stage 1
Forgiveness
To encourage forgiveness when we feel we have been wronged.
Whole School (Pri)
Chalking the Door
Considers the festival of Epiphany
Whole School (Pri)
St Francis of Assisi
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Another Ring, Another Year
Every experience leads to growth
Whole School (Pri)
Forgiveness Matters
Josie and Jake learn about forgiveness
Key Stage 1
The Importance of Saying 'Thank You'
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1
From Little Acorns
Great oaks from little acorns grow
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
Epiphany: Matthew the Writer
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
A Great Friend
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

February Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Love: An Assembly with a Welsh Flavour
Valentine’s Day and St Dwynwen’s Day
Whole School (Pri)
The Bible
A book worth reading
Whole School (Pri)
Does Love Have a Price?
What makes something valuable?
Whole School (Pri)
Growing in Confidence
Gaining confidence to grow in wisdom, knowledge and skills
Key Stage 2 - Church School
The Extra Mile Journey
To go a little further, to do a little extra, to care a little more
Whole School (Pri)
Spring and a Beautiful World!
We are part of God’s creation
Whole School (Pri)
Watch What You Say!
Why we need to think before we speak
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
Love is . . .
Love involves actions as well as words
Whole School (Pri)
Enormous Love
Love cannot be measured
Whole School (Pri)
Love Hearts
Love is for sharing - Valentine's Day (14 February)
Key Stage 1
How Do You Feel?
Our feelings often depend on our circumstances
Whole School (Pri)
Building on Firm Foundations
Having a firm foundation in our lives 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
Signs of Spring
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Prayer and Talking
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

Key Issues 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
Watch your tongue!
To show that once something has been said, it can never be taken back again.
Whole School (Pri)
Broken Friendships Matter
Broken friendships affect everyone around us
Whole School (Pri)
Our Responsibility to the Earth
The starfish story, retold
Whole School (Pri)
A New Beginning
A new school year - a new start!
Whole School (Pri)
Reacting Well
Control your anger or it will control you!
Whole School (Pri)
Solving Problems
How do we solve our problems?
Whole School (Pri)
When Things Go Wrong
Learning from our mistakes
Whole School (Pri)
Love Matters
Love spreads around the world
Whole School (Pri)
To Forgive or Not?
Forgiveness matters
Whole School (Pri)
How Are You Feeling?
Our experiences can change our moods
Whole School (Pri)
How to Be Wise
Think before you act!
Whole School (Pri)
Little Things
Small acts of kindness can have a great impact
Whole School (Pri)
Wonderfully Made!
Our bodies are amazing
Whole School (Pri)
Peace Symbols
The International Day of Peace is on 21 September
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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