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April Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Here Comes Easter!
Easter traditions around the world
Whole School (Pri)
Easter Eggs
What is the meaning behind Easter eggs?
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Keeping Promises
An Easter assembly
Key Stage 2
What Really Matters?
What are things really worth?
Whole School (Pri)
Control It!
What can we control?
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Rebuilding with Thankfulness
How to start again and be thankful
Whole School (Pri)
The Story of Two Sisters
Taking time to understand each other
Whole School (Pri)
Take It!
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
All of the Time
We can pray at any time
Whole School (Pri)
Morning Is Here
The beautiful songs and sounds of nature
Whole School (Pri)
Searching
Some things are worth searching for
Key Stage 2
Feeling Needed
Everyone likes to feel valued
Key Stage 1

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
Dreams and Dreamers
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Rich and Famous?
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)

May Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Pause for Thought: Thank You, Nurse
International Nurses Day is on 12 May 2022
Whole School (Pri)
Called to ACT
We can all do something!
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
You Decide!
Every day is full of decisions
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Truth-Telling
The importance of truthfulness
Whole School (Pri)
Secret Room
Heroes of faith: the story of Corrie Ten Boom
Whole School (Pri)
Pause for Thought: Lots to Share!
We can all be generous
Whole School (Pri)
Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes
Thinking of others
Whole School (Pri)
One Amazing, Joined-Up Person!
National Sports Sunday is on 15 May 2022
Whole School (Pri)
Ask the Question!
We learn by asking questions
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
Spring and a Beautiful World!
We are part of God’s creation
Whole School (Pri)
Beautiful Flowers
Colour and variety
Whole School (Pri)
Sharing Our Good Things
The importance of sharing
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
Sharing
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School
Days Out
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Key Stage 1

June Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Are You Correct?
How Thor Heyerdahl proved himself right
Whole School (Pri)
Swimming in the Opposite Direction
Going against the crowd
Whole School (Pri)
The Queen’s Legacy
Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Whole School (Pri)
The Story of George Müller
A life of faith
Whole School (Pri)
What Are Our Gifts?
Exploring the value of our talents
Whole School (Pri)
Celebrating Creativity
The 2022 Commonwealth Games runs from 28 July to 8 August
Whole School (Pri)
Think First!
Our words matter
Whole School (Pri)
The Queen’s Jubilee
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend runs from 2 to 5 June 2022
Whole School (Pri)
Time for a Picnic!
National Picnic Week runs from 18 to 26 June 2022
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
Watch What You Say!
Why we need to think before we speak
Key Stage 1
Summer in the Garden
Finding peace in the garden
Whole School (Pri)
Summer Days
Memories of summer
Whole School (Pri)
Be an Encourager!
The importance of encouragement
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
Everyone Is Welcome!
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri) - Church School

July Assemblies - Primary

TitleSuitability
Who Is by Our Side?
Who is there to help us?
Whole School (Pri)
The 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham 2022
Whole School (Pri)
Lots of Flags!
What is the Commonwealth?
Key Stage 2
Imagine
We live in a beautiful world
Whole School (Pri)
Sport Makes a Difference!
Sport is just the beginning
Key Stage 2
Giving All We Can
An assembly in the ‘Hello, Scruff!’ series
Reception / Key Stage 1
What’s the Weather Like Today?
Saint Swithin’s Day is on 15 July
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
Bread of Life
The first in a series considering the ‘I am’ statements of Jesus
Key Stage 2 - Church School
Doors of opportunity
Make the most of every opportunity! - Start of term assembly
Key Stage 2
Keep the Animals Safe!
Goodnight, world
Whole School (Pri)
From Little Acorns
Great oaks from little acorns grow
Whole School (Pri)
Keep Going!
Perseverance is important
Whole School (Pri)
Does Love Have a Price?
What makes something valuable?
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
The Life of John Wesley Part 2: A Life Lived
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
The Life of John Wesley Part 1: A Narrow Escape
An assembly from the Culham St Gabriel archive
Whole School (Pri)
Matthew’s Story
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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