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November Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for thought in the Classroom - Autumn Leaves
How do we feel about changes this autumn?
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought in the Classroom - What Makes Us Truly Happy?
Happiness through contentment
Whole School (Pri)
Poppies and Remembering
Remembrance Sunday is on 8 November 2020
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought in the Classroom - A Time to Remember
What special memories do we have?
Whole School (Pri)
Fitting Together
Getting along together
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought in the Classroom - What Is God Like: Part 1
God loves beauty and variety
Whole School (Pri)
A Story for Advent
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1
The Meaning of Advent
Waiting for Christmas!
Whole School (Pri)
Remembrance Day
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
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)
Giving and Receiving
The importance of being generous
Whole School (Pri)
Lots of Fireworks!
Bonfire Night is more fun when we remember to be safe
Whole School (Pri)

December Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought in the Classroom: Needing Each Other
We all need a helping hand sometimes
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought in the Classroom: the JOY of Advent
Advent leads to Christmas
Whole School (Pri)
Planning a Perfect Christmas
It’s time to celebrate
Whole School (Pri)
What Really Matters?
The true meaning of Christmas
Whole School (Pri)
Christmas Stories
The Nativity, and other Christmas stories
Whole School (Pri)
Over by Christmas
A reflection on Christmas past and present
Whole School (Pri)
A Treasure Chest
God’s kingdom is like a treasure chest
Whole School (Pri)
Getting or Giving?
Giving and receiving 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
Angels watching over me
To think about God’s care for us through the ministry of angels.
Key Stage 1
'Hello, Scruff!' - a Christmas story
The new king – a Christmas story
Reception / Key Stage 1 - Church School
Christmas quiz
Whole School (Pri)
Our Favourite Things
Hopes for the world
Whole School (Pri)
Lessons from Socks
Variety in friendship
Whole School (Pri)
Christmas Trees
The history of the Christmas tree
Key Stage 2
Christmas Around the World
A worldwide party
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: A Surprise Present
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Why Are Friends Important?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

January Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought in the Classroom: What’s Around the Corner?
The year ahead
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought in the Classroom: What the Future Holds
A reflection on hope in the future
Whole School (Pri)
Having a Fresh Start
Clean outside and inside
Whole School (Pri)
How Is Your Attitude?
Changing our behaviour
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought in the Classroom: The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon!
How do we use our tongues?
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought in the Classroom - What Is God Like: Part 2
God loves to have relationships with people
Key Stage 2 - Church School
What Is a Lightbulb Moment?
An assembly about Epiphany
Whole School (Pri)
What Is Epiphany?
Epiphany is on 6 January
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
Christmas Jumpers
Caring for others at Christmas
Whole School (Pri)
What Makes a Good Friend?
The story of Ruth and Naomi, part 2
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
A New Start
There’s always a second chance
Whole School (Pri)
Chalking the Door
Considers the festival of Epiphany
Whole School (Pri)
I Need That Book!
The story of Mary Jones
Whole School (Pri)
Clean Slate!
A clean, fresh start
Whole School (Pri)
Life has Ups and Downs
The story of Ruth and Naomi, part 1
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Being Grateful
How do we show our gratitude?
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
A Good Friend Is . . .
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

February Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought in the Classroom: Love Is . . .
A Valentine’s assembly exploring what love really is
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought in the Classroom: Who Is My Neighbour?
Being kind and treating people well
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought in the Classroom: Seed Time
Spring is on its way!
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought in the Classroom: Spring-Cleaning
Lessons from spring-cleaning
Whole School (Pri)
Hopes, Dreams and the Future
Exciting futures
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought in the Classroom: Going Without
An assembly for Lent
Whole School (Pri)
What Is Lent?
The Christian festival of Lent
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Is Music Powerful?
Music affects our feeling and emotions
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 Caring Community
School is a special community
Key Stage 2
Love is . . .
Love involves actions as well as words
Whole School (Pri)
A Book with 66 Books!
What is in the Bible?
Whole School (Pri)
Feeling Needed
Everyone likes to feel valued
Key Stage 1
Keep Going!
Perseverance is important
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
God’s Helping Hands
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Cats: All Different, All Special!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
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)
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)
A New Beginning
A new school year - a new start!
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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