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September Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Clean Slate!
A clean, fresh start
Whole School (Pri)
All Pulling Together
Lessons from the story of the enormous turnip
Whole School (Pri)
Peace Takes Everyone
International Day of Peace is on 21 September
Whole School (Pri)
New Starts
A new start for Zacchaeus
Whole School (Pri)
Harvest Medals
The harvest of hard work!
Whole School (Pri)
Harvest (or Roald Dahl Day)
Roald Dahl Day is on 13 September
Whole School (Pri)
Colours of Autumn
Autumn is beautiful!
Whole School (Pri)
A Caring Community
School is a special community
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
Making Friends
The invitation of friendship
Whole School (Pri)
Little Eyes Are Watching
Who will copy you?
Whole School (Pri)
The Hug
How can we help others at the start of the school year?
Whole School (Pri)
A New Beginning
A new school year - a new start!
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
Autumn Leaves
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Love
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)

October Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
We Can All Do Something to Help
We can all make a difference
Whole School (Pri)
The Fruit of the Spirit
Fruit trees and the fruit of the Spirit
Whole School (Pri)
What Do You Stand For?
The importance of being loyal
Whole School (Pri)
Nothing to Fear
An assembly for use around the time of Halloween
Whole School (Pri)
The Big Search
The Parable of the Lost Coin
Whole School (Pri)
I Can Be Myself
All different and all special
Reception / Key Stage 1
Faithful Friends
St Francis Day is on 4 October
Whole School (Pri)
The Jewish Festival of Sukkot
Building a shelter to remember
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
A Harvest Thank You!
Thank-you cards matter
Whole School (Pri)
Animals Are Special
Pets are special 'St Francis' Day on 4 October
Whole School (Pri)
An Apple a Day . . .
A Harvest assembly - What do our bodies need?
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
Discovering Treasure
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Bringing Life
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

Christian Festivals...

Selection for Harvest

TitleSuitability
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)
Harvest Thanksgiving
To help children give thanks for their food - even if it isn't their favourite!
Whole School (Pri)

November Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Colour the School with Kindness
Kindness can make a difference
Whole School (Pri)
Don’t Give Up!
Good things come to those who work for it
Whole School (Pri)
Keeping Safe
Road Safety Week runs from 19 to 25 November 2018
Reception / Key Stage 1
What Do You Remember?
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and the centenary of the end of the First World War
Whole School (Pri)
Time to Remember
One hundred years since the end of the First World War
Whole School (Pri)
Advent Calendars
Where did Advent calendars come from?
Whole School (Pri)
A Wonderful Journey
The journey of Advent
Whole School (Pri)
A Book with 66 Books!
What is in the Bible?
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
Edith Cavell – An Ordinary Hero
What can the story of Edith Cavell teach us today?
Whole School (Pri)
Lots of Fireworks!
Bonfire Night is more fun when we remember to be safe
Whole School (Pri)
Ready for Advent?
3 December 2017 is Advent Sunday
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
Advent: the Candle
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Treasure in Heaven
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
All Saints’ Day (1 November)
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

December Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Not on Our Own!
No one should be excluded
Whole School (Pri)
What Are You Waiting For?
Exploring Advent
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Being Grateful
How do we show our gratitude?
Whole School (Pri)
The Holly and the Ivy
An evergreen Christmas assembly
Whole School (Pri)
Christmas Bells
The significance of bell-ringing
Whole School (Pri)
Now and Then
Comparing two mothers
Whole School (Pri)
A Christmas Cracker
The story of Christmas
Whole School (Pri)
Christmas Love
Showing love at Christmas
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
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

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
All Change
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

Standing 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
The Life of Mother Teresa
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
The Life of George Cadbury
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
The Life of Harriet Tubman
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
The Life of Michael Faraday
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
The Life of Florence Nightingale
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
The Life of William Wilberforce
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
The Life of Elizabeth Fry
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
The Life of Thomas Barnardo
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
The Life of Corrie Ten Boom
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
The Life of Martin Luther King
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
The Life of Catherine Booth
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
The Life of Cecil Jackson-Cole
Assembly to accompany the book ‘A World of Difference’ by Bob Hartman, delivered free to schools in October 2017
Key Stage 1
Favourite Foods - A Harvest Assembly
To recognize the different diets of living creatures and to be thankful for our favourite foods.
Whole School (Pri)
Is Daddy OK?
To help schools support children who have parents on active service abroad.
Whole School (Pri)
Ending and Beginning - A Leavers' Assembly
To provide an opportunity to say goodbye and support those who are leaving school
Key Stage 2
Bullying - David and Goliath
To teach and enjoy the story. To help children learn coping strategies for bullying situations
Whole School (Pri)
Change of Head Teacher
To mark a significant moment in the life of a school. To celebrate difference and diversity.
Whole School (Pri)
Celebrating difference
To encourage tolerance
Key Stage 2
A death associated with the school community
To create space for bereavement; to aid the process of mourning; to offer a pathway through a difficult time.
Whole School (Pri)
Conflict
To focus on why conflicts break out and what makes them so hard to stop. To reflect on current conflicts in the International and school communities.
Key Stage 2
Mums
To contrast life in the West with parts of the developing world, using the experience of mothers as an example.
Key Stage 2
What's In a Name
Getting to know new children. Will provide a good way of encouraging the new intake to introduce themselves to senior member of staff.
Key Stage 2
Remembrance
To help the children to understand the importance of remembering, and of how our memories shape us as individuals
Whole School (Pri)
Our School
To reflect on our school as a team in which everyone has an important role.
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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