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September Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
A Recipe for Success
An assembly for the new school year
Whole School (Pri)
Having a Second Chance
Everyone can have a fresh start
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
I Want to Stay Here!
New experiences are good
Reception / Key Stage 1
First Time Ever!
A celebration of new opportunities
Whole School (Pri)
The Importance of Listening
Listening to others
Whole School (Pri)
Friendship and Forgiveness
The importance of forgiveness
Whole School (Pri)
Being Colourful
Colourful me!
Whole School (Pri)
Building Up Others
Building up one another with 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
Who Is the Most Important?
It’s not the same without us!
Whole School (Pri)
Clean Slate!
A clean, fresh start
Whole School (Pri)
A Huge Measure!
Some things are immeasurable
Key Stage 2 - Church School
How Do You Feel?
Our feelings often depend on our circumstances
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
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)

October Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
A Harvest Quiz
Learning about harvest celebrations
Whole School (Pri)
Sowing and Reaping
The history of harvest festivals
Whole School (Pri)
We Are Part of God’s Creation!
The wonder of the world
Key Stage 1
The Journey
Don’t forget to enjoy the view!
Whole School (Pri)
Sharing Our Good Things
The importance of sharing
Whole School (Pri)
Exploring Our Feelings
How we feel affects our actions
Whole School (Pri)
No Tricks, Just Treats
An assembly for Halloween
Whole School (Pri)
Honestly!
Honesty or dishonesty?
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)
Animals Are Special
Pets are special 'St Francis' Day on 4 October
Whole School (Pri)
Lots of Apples!
Harvest and body image
Key Stage 2
Autumn Changes
In life, everything changes, but God is unchanging
Whole School (Pri)
An Apple a Day . . .
A Harvest assembly - What do our bodies need?
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

Christian Festivals...

Selection for Harvest

TitleSuitability
Harvest Thanksgiving
To help children give thanks for their food - even if it isn't their favourite!
Whole School (Pri)
Favourite Foods - A Harvest Assembly
To recognize the different diets of living creatures and to be thankful for our favourite foods.
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
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
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

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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