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November Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Favourite Things
What do we like best?
Whole School (Pri)
Sparklers and Stars
Shining brightly in the world
Whole School (Pri)
Remembering to Remember
When to remember and when to forget
Whole School (Pri)
We Will Remember
An assembly for Remembrance Day
Whole School (Pri)
Who Is St Andrew?
St Andrew’s Day is on 30 November
Whole School (Pri)
Let the Countdown Begin!
An assembly for Advent
Whole School (Pri)
Wait for It . . .
Why do we have Advent?
Whole School (Pri)
Be Prepared!
An Advent assembly
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
Lots of Light
Considers Jesus' statement, ‘I am the light of the world’
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
We Will Remember Them
An assembly for Remembrance Day
Whole School (Pri)
Lots of Fireworks!
Bonfire Night is more fun when we remember to be safe
Whole School (Pri)
Remembering
The importance of remembering
Key Stage 2

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
Think Before You Speak
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Remembrance Day
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

December Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Christmas Jumpers
Caring for others at Christmas
Whole School (Pri)
Ready or Not?
Getting ready for Christmas
Whole School (Pri)
Christmas Around the World
A worldwide party
Whole School (Pri)
In God’s Hands
The importance of trust
Whole School (Pri)
What’s Going On Inside?
How are we feeling?
Whole School (Pri)
Dreams and Jacket in Tatters
Based on the children’s book ‘Joe’s Bros and the Bus That Goes’
Whole School (Pri)
Look at the Christmas Lights!
Lights in the darkness
Whole School (Pri)
What’s Inside the Cracker?
Anticipating good things!
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
Sing!
Singing together
Whole School (Pri)
Silent Night: the Story of a Favourite Christmas Carol
2018 marks 200 years since ‘Silent night’ was written
Whole School (Pri)
Christmas crackers
To convey the anticipation felt at Christmas, both before the first Christmas and today.
Whole School (Pri)
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
Christmas Trees
The history of the Christmas tree
Key Stage 2
A Christmas Cracker
The story of Christmas
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
Christmas Around the World: Sweden
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Christmas Around the World: Russia
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Key Stage 2

January Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Backwards and Forwards
What’s behind the New Year door?
Whole School (Pri)
Making a Fresh Start
Everyone can start again
Whole School (Pri)
Going on a Journey
An assembly for Epiphany
Whole School (Pri)
Chase Those Blues Away
What can we do to help ourselves feel better?
Whole School (Pri)
How Wise Were the Wise Men?
Wisdom and discernment
Whole School (Pri)
We Are All Important!
All different; all special
Whole School (Pri)
Nobody’s Perfect!
Uses the game Simon Says
Whole School (Pri)
How Important Are Our Friends?
The value of friendship
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
Chalking the Door
Considers the festival of Epiphany
Whole School (Pri)
Another Ring, Another Year
Every experience leads to growth
Whole School (Pri)
The Best Year
Writing a letter to 'future me' as a way of assessing our aims for the coming year
Key Stage 2
Searching
Some things are worth searching for
Key Stage 2
The Importance of Saying 'Thank You'
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1
The Importance of the Little Toe
Every part of the body is important
Whole School (Pri)
Unique Fingerprints
Each of us has a unique identity
Whole School (Pri)
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
Clocks and Time
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Valuing Our Senses
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Reception / Key Stage 1 - Church School

February Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Let’s Plant Flowers, not Weeds
Our thoughts and words can be like flowers and weeds
Whole School (Pri)
Do You Like Chocolate?
The life of the Cadbury family
Whole School (Pri)
Love Hearts
Why does love matter?
Whole School (Pri)
Humpty Dumpty Fell Off the Wall
Help from different sources
Whole School (Pri)
What Is Happiness?
Let’s make others happy!
Whole School (Pri)
God, Our Protector
God is always there
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Time to Get Ready
An assembly for Lent
Whole School (Pri)
Two Very Different Brothers
Forgiveness matters
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
Spring cleaning our talents
To explore the idea that talents, if not used, can be lost.
Whole School (Pri)
Spring cleaning
Lessons from Spring Cleaning
Whole School (Pri)
Sand and Stars
Beyond counting!
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
Friends Stick by Us
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Someone 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)
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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