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June Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought: Be Kind
Are we being kind?
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: It’s OK to Be Sad
Let’s talk about it
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Lockdown
Everything is strange
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Making Up
Friends matter
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Be Thankful
We can be thankful for things every day!
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Facing the Storm
Jesus calms the storm
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: How Important Are Our Friends?
The value of friendship
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Life Has Ups and Downs
Friends are so important
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Being Grateful
How do we show our gratitude?
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Special Jobs
Everyone has a special job to do
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: How Do You Feel?
Our feelings often depend on our circumstances
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Dreaming
What do we want to be when we grow up?
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Somebody’s Feeling Lonely
How can we be good friends to people who feel alone?
Whole School (Pri)
The Wonderful Sparrow
We are all important
Whole School (Pri)
Smile, It’s Summer
Bringing sunshine into people’s lives by smiling
Whole School (Pri)
TEAM
The importance of teamwork
Whole School (Pri)
Spaghetti Junction
Which path should we choose?
Whole School (Pri)
All Pulling Together
Lessons from the story of the enormous turnip
Whole School (Pri)
Caring for the Oceans
Caring for the world’s oceans and seas
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
All of the Time
We can pray at any time
Whole School (Pri)
Helping Matters
Helping makes a difference to those around us
Whole School (Pri)
I Need That Book!
The story of Mary Jones
Whole School (Pri)
Summer Flowers
Beauty, creativity, art: flowers
Whole School (Pri)
Summer in the Garden
We live in a beautiful world
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
Good Foundations
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

July Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Dame Vera Lynn
A life well lived
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Keep on Singing!
Singing is important
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Smile a Greeting
A smile makes a difference
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Standing up for Good
We need courage to stand up for our beliefs
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: a Beautiful World
All things bright and beautiful
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: You Are Special
Children are important
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Hope in a Hard Place
Don’t give up!
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Facing Fear
The story of David and Goliath
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Brighten with Kindness
Being kind can have a great effect
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Can You Remember?
What special memories do we have?
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: A New Adventure
Moving to secondary school
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: In a Knot!
How do we approach problems?
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Chase the Clouds Away
Words and actions make a difference
Whole School (Pri)
A Bigger Picture
Playing your part is more important than you might think
Whole School (Pri)
A Problem Shared . . .
Sharing a problem reduces it in size
Whole School (Pri)
I Can Be Myself
All different and all special
Reception / Key Stage 1
A Story of Two Houses
The importance of building well
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Always Hope
Things will get better
Whole School (Pri)
Birds Are Singing
Starting to understand one another
Whole School (Pri)
Smiles Matter
Our words and actions can inspire others
Whole School (Pri)
Enormous Love
Love cannot be measured
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
Happy Summer!
Whole School (Pri)
Unique Fingerprints
Each of us has a unique identity
Whole School (Pri)
You Are Unique
Each of us is special and unique
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
What Is Peace?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Wonderful Birds!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

August Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Hope in a Hard Place
Don’t give up!
Key Stage 2
Don’t Give Up!
Good things come to those who work for it
Whole School (Pri)
A Message from King Canute
The power of kings
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Growing in Confidence
Gaining confidence to grow in wisdom, knowledge and skills
Key Stage 2 - Church School
Stepping Stones
Following and being followed
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
Prayer-Planes
Praying is important
Whole School (Pri)
Not the Same, but Different
Being different is a great thing
Whole School (Pri)
Building on Firm Foundations
Having a firm foundation in our lives is important
Whole School (Pri)
Light of the World
The second in a series considering the ‘I am’ statements of Jesus
Key Stage 2
No One Is an Island
We need one another
Key Stage 2
Ohana
‘Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten’
Whole School (Pri)
The Story of George Müller
Trusting in God
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
A Face in the Crowd?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Blowing Bubbles
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Reception / Key Stage 1

September Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Golden Wonder
Harvest and the wonder of the world
Whole School (Pri)
Wishful Thinking?
A positive kind of hope
Whole School (Pri)
An Apple a Day . . .
A Harvest assembly - What do our bodies need?
Whole School (Pri)
Autumn Changes
In life, everything changes, but God is unchanging
Whole School (Pri)
New Challenges
Making the most of every opportunity
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
Being Thankful Every Day
Seeking things to be thankful for
Key Stage 2
Harvest (or Roald Dahl Day)
Roald Dahl Day is on 13 September
Whole School (Pri)
Doors of opportunity
Make the most of every opportunity! - Start of term assembly
Key Stage 2
Every Little Counts
Kindness is important
Whole School (Pri)
A Packed Lunch!
Something small can make a big difference
Whole School (Pri)
Lots of Apples!
Harvest and body image
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
Choices, Choices
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Autumn Leaves
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)
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)
Favourite Foods - A Harvest Assembly
To recognize the different diets of living creatures and to be thankful for our favourite foods.
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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