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August Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought: A Door of Opportunity
Make the most of every opportunity!
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: A New Adventure
A new school year is starting
Whole School (Pri)
Building Firm Foundations
An assembly for the start of the academic year
Whole School (Pri)
Holiday Time!
Wish you were here . . .
Whole School (Pri)
Always There
We need not fear
Whole School (Pri)
A Camping Adventure
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1
Abraham’s Journey
An assembly for the start of a new school year
Whole School (Pri)
Look and See
World Photography Day is on 19 August
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
A Book with 66 Books!
What is in the Bible?
Whole School (Pri)
A New Adventure
Moving to secondary school
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: a Beautiful World
All things bright and beautiful
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
Sieves: What Is Worthwhile?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Love
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

September Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought: Something New
Grasping opportunities
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Look at That Fence!
Where is our protection?
Whole School (Pri)
Keep the Animals Safe!
Goodnight, world
Whole School (Pri)
Autumn Is Here!
The beginning of autumn
Whole School (Pri)
No Limits!
What are our ambitions?
Whole School (Pri)
Harvest
Being thankful
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Opposites
Are we hard-hearted or soft-hearted?
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: So Much Worry
Worry balls
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

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
Watch What You Say!
Why we need to think before we speak
Key Stage 1
Facing the Unknown
There’s no need to be afraid
Whole School (Pri)
First Time Ever!
A celebration of new opportunities
Whole School (Pri)
Having a Second Chance
Everyone can have a fresh start
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
Keep On Praying!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Key Stage 2
The Hero Inside Us
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

Christian Festivals...

Selection for Harvest

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)
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

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought: Are You Shining?
The light within each of us
Key Stage 2
Pause for Thought: What’s in the Bowl?
A harvest assembly
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: The Good Things
Can good things come out of tough times?
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Going Back in Time
The clocks go back on 31 October 2021
Whole School (Pri)
Getting Older!
The International Day of Older Persons is on 1 October 2021
Whole School (Pri)
Writing Letters
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Whole School (Pri)
Feeling Frightened
Help with our fears
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
The Extra Mile Journey
To go a little further, to do a little extra, to care a little more
Whole School (Pri)
No Tricks, Just Treats
An assembly for Halloween
Whole School (Pri)
A Harvest Quiz
Learning about harvest celebrations
Whole School (Pri)
Favourite Things
What do we like best?
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
Everyone Is Welcome!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

Christian Festivals...

Selection for Harvest

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)
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)

November Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought: Memorials
Remembrance Day is on 11 November
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: It’s Coming Back!
Giving and receiving
Whole School (Pri)
Hopeful Waiting!
An assembly for Advent
Whole School (Pri)
Listen Carefully
It’s time to listen
Whole School (Pri)
Keeping Safe in November
World Tsunami Awareness Day is on 5 November
Key Stage 2
Remembrance in Letters
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1
Let It Go!
Dealing with anger
Key Stage 2
Pause for Thought: A Long Wait
An Advent assembly
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
Christian Symbols: the Fish
Part of a series about symbols of religious significance
Whole School (Pri)
Christian Symbols: the Anchor
Part of a series about symbols of religious significance
Whole School (Pri)
Remembering: Remembrance Sunday, 11 November
To understand that remembering stirs up many different emotions.
Key Stage 1
A Message in a Bottle
Valuable lessons
Whole School (Pri)
Remembering to Remember
When to remember and when to forget
Whole School (Pri)
Poppies and Remembering
Remembrance Sunday is on 8 November 2020
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
Every Day Is Special
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

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)
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)
A New Beginning
A new school year - a new start!
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

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
Euro 2020: Sticking Together in Tough Times
Well done, England!
Whole School (Pri)
Remembering the Duke of Edinburgh
A life well-lived
Whole School (Pri)
National Day of Reflection 2021
An act of collective worship for 23 March
Whole School (Sec)

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