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May Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Celebrating Differences
We should celebrate the fact that we’re all different
Whole School (Pri)
Respect!
How do we treat other people?
Whole School (Pri)
A Healthy Heart
The story of David and King Saul
Whole School (Pri)
Stop, Wait and Go
St Julian’s Day is on 8 or 13 May
Whole School (Pri)
Going Up!
Jesus’ Ascension into heaven
Whole School (Pri)
Stepping Stones
Following and being followed
Whole School (Pri)
Christian Symbols: the Fish
Part of a series about symbols of religious significance
Whole School (Pri)
The First Book . . .
Julian of Norwich
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
Birds Are Singing
Starting to understand one another
Whole School (Pri)
Lighthouses
A light for the world
Whole School (Pri)
Every Little Counts
Kindness is important
Whole School (Pri)
New Challenges
Making the most of every opportunity
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
Fun in the Sunshine
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

June Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
A Long, Hard Journey
World Refugee Week is 17 to 23 June 2019
Whole School (Pri)
Tough Choice!
What happens when you have to make a difficult decision?
Key Stage 2
Giving Back
The philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie
Whole School (Pri)
Pentecost and the Holy Spirit
Pentecost is on 9 June 2019
Whole School (Pri)
Summer in the Garden
Finding peace in the garden
Whole School (Pri)
Stripes and Zigzags
An anti-bullying assembly
Whole School (Pri)
Christian Symbols: the Anchor
Part of a series about symbols of religious significance
Whole School (Pri)
Learning from Camels
Am I special?
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 That Glitters Is Not Gold
Our attitudes to our possessions matter
Whole School (Pri)
All from one small pip!
Whole School (Pri)
Don’t Judge by Appearances!
What are people like on the inside?
Whole School (Pri)
The Box of Ultimate Happiness
What makes us truly happy?
Whole School (Pri)
Everyone Is a Winner
We all win and we all lose
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)
Celebrating God’s Creation – Looking at Bulbs
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

July Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
History-Makers
Making the move to secondary school
Whole School (Pri)
Taking the First Step
Moving to secondary school
Whole School (Pri)
What Are You Worth?
Learning to appreciate our unique value
Whole School (Pri)
Have Some Fun!
The wonder of life
Whole School (Pri)
Speaking Without Words
Using body language
Whole School (Pri)
New and Old
Friends matter
Whole School (Pri)
Hide and Seek
Can you find Wally?
Whole School (Pri)
Various Gifts
All part of one body
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
If Speaking Is Silver . . .
Listening is important!
Whole School (Pri)
Don’t Judge on Appearance
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Key Stage 1
Learning from the Animal Kingdom – Elephants
The first in a five-part series about lessons we can learn from the animal kingdom
Whole School (Pri)
No One Is an Island
We need one another
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
Hands That Help
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
What About Love?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

August Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Summer Days
Memories of summer
Whole School (Pri)
Beautiful Flowers
Colour and variety
Whole School (Pri)
A Message from King Canute
The power of kings
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
The Lord’s Prayer
What is prayer?
Whole School (Pri)
Praying and Asking
God doesn’t always answer prayer in the way that we expect
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Teamwork
All in this together
Whole School (Pri)
What Protects Us?
Saying thank you for people who care
Whole School (Pri)
A Message in a Bottle
Valuable lessons
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
Doors of opportunity
Make the most of every opportunity! - Start of term assembly
Key Stage 2
A Packed Lunch!
Something small can make a big difference
Whole School (Pri)
Holidays for Everyone!
All family members deserve a summer holiday
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
Not a Holiday!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Giving Thanks at the Start of the Day
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

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
Judith Kerr - a Life Well Lived
The life of author and illustrator Judith Kerr, who died on 22 May 2019
Whole School (Pri)
A Royal Baby Is Born
A royal baby is born to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Whole School (Pri)

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