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March Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought: New Life!
Easter promises new life
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Daffodils
Beautiful spring flowers
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Nothing Quite Like a Smile!
Being happy
Key Stage 2
What Will I Become?
The tale of the three trees
Whole School (Pri)
Easter Food
The origins of some traditional Easter foods
Whole School (Pri)
Easter: The Resurrection
Jesus is alive!
Key Stage 2
They Just Don’t Get It!
Palm Sunday
Key Stage 2
The Best Gift
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
Hot Cross Buns and Easter Eggs
Special Easter foods
Whole School (Pri)
Be Thankful
We can be thankful for things every day!
Whole School (Pri)
Celebrating Differences
We should celebrate the fact that we’re all different
Whole School (Pri)
Signs of Easter
Symbols of the Easter story
Whole School (Pri)
Friends in Need
Friendship matters
Whole School (Pri)
Peace and Its Symbols
The meaning of peace
Key Stage 2
A Huge Measure!
Some things are immeasurable
Key Stage 2 - Church School
In and on God’s Hands
God will always remember to care for us
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
Hands That Help
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Rich and Famous?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

April Assemblies - Primary

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Pause for Thought: Can You Imagine?
Using our imaginations
Whole School (Pri)
Words, Words, Words . . .
A celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy
Key Stage 2
Pause for Thought: What Is God Like: Part 3
God is kind and caring
Key Stage 2
Pause for Thought: Planting Seeds
From little seeds grow beautiful things
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Letting Things Go
Why should we forgive those who hurt us?
Whole School (Pri)
Was Noah Foolish?
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1
Pause for Thought: What Is God Like: Part 4
God is with us
Key Stage 2 - Church School
April Fool's Day
April Fool’s Day is on 1 April
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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What Makes a Good Friend?
The story of Ruth and Naomi, part 2
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
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)
Taking the Blame
The meaning of Easter
Key Stage 2
Firm Foundations
Building blocks
Whole School (Pri)
Spring cleaning
Lessons from Spring Cleaning
Whole School (Pri)
Life has Ups and Downs
The story of Ruth and Naomi, part 1
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Lots of Light
Considers Jesus' statement, ‘I am the light of the world’
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Taking Care of the Poor
The story of Ruth and Naomi, part 3
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
A Packed Lunch!
Something small can make a big difference
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)
April Fool’s Day
Caring for others
Whole School (Pri)
Bringing Life
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

May Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought: Bees and Honey
World Bee Day is on 20 May
Whole School (Pri)
Keep On Walking
Walking is good for us!
Whole School (Pri)
Powerful Words
Use them carefully!
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Superheroes!
Pentecost is on Sunday 23 May 2021
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Comfort
During tough times, what brings us comfort?
Whole School (Pri)
Every Life Is Precious
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1
Pause for Thought: Don’t Give Up!
Staying strong during tough times
Key Stage 2
Pause for Thought: How Funny?
World Laughter Day is on 2 May 2021
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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Have Some Fun!
The wonder of life
Whole School (Pri)
Spring and a Beautiful World!
We are part of God’s creation
Whole School (Pri)
Developing Good Habits
Aiming for good habits
Whole School (Pri)
Stop, Wait and Go
St Julian’s Day is on 8 or 13 May
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)
Look Inside
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

June Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought: Look at the Daisies!
Lessons from the daisies
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: The Sun Is Shining!
Bringing warmth and light to other people
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Back to Normal?
A reflection on our journey out of lockdown
Whole School (Pri)
Learning from Ants
The amazing world of the ant
Whole School (Pri)
A Precious Gift
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1
Pause for Thought: Where Is the Power?
God’s power within us
Whole School (Pri)
Passing on the Gift
The end of the academic year is approaching
Key Stage 2 - Church School
Be an Encourager!
The importance of encouragement
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
One Step at a Time
Progress can be made in small steps
Whole School (Pri)
New and Old
Friends matter
Whole School (Pri)
The climb
To introduce the children to Jake Meyer, the youngest person at the time ever to climb Mount Everest (although that record has now been broken), and encourage them children to consider how they can tackle their own personal Everest.
Key Stage 2
Can We Help?
Helping others and being helped
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
We Are Part of God’s Creation!
The wonder of the world
Key Stage 1

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
Every Day Is Special
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Keyholders . . .
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
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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