Whole School Assemblies

 

Day of the week

What happens?

What are our objectives?

Additional Information

Monday
10.20 – 10.45


Mrs Otto
(Head of School)

Celebration assembly – children are rewarded through a variety of schemes, which include:

-Reader /writer / blogger / Mathematician / star of the week.

- Attendance lottery for pupils who achieve 100% attendance.

- Superstars and lunchtime awards every half term.

- Birthday celebrations for pupils and members of staff.

As children enter the hall, calming, thoughtful music is played that is linked to our music scheme of work.

Multi faith/ community assembly. Faith leader/ community leader/ teacher/ Children are told and play active parts in the retellings of stories from different faiths/ cultures. (linked to religious calendar and time of year

Class prayer.

To promote and reward children who are demonstrating our core values and showing the correct learning behaviours.

Themes change regularly based on:

Core values:

H – Honesty

E – Enthusiasm

R – Respect

R – Resilience

I – Integrity

N – Nobility

G – Grace

H – Health

A – Aspiration

M – Magnanimity

Themes can also be based on charity events, current events and news.

All assemblies are accompanied by house captains and head/deputy pupils who help organise assembly practicalities and act as role models. 

Tuesday
10.20 – 10.45

KS1
Mrs Singh
(Deputy Head of School)

 

KS1

Singing Assembly

Children learn songs to perform on different occasions. They learn to sing chorally and to understand the meaning of songs which are related to the time of year: harvest, Christmas, spring, summer, etc or to different aspects of the curriculum. These are closely linked to the National Curriculum and use Charanga resources.

KS1

For children to sing chorally, understand how music can communicate meaning and be proud of their achievements.

KS1

Children perform at various events throughout the year including during harvest celebrations, community events, Christmas performances and spring and summer concerts.

KS2
Mrs Shina
(Assistant Head of School)

 

KS2

Children learn about news and current affairs linked to a range of themes including: UK and global news, politics, sports, entertainment and news linked to curriculum topics such as science, geography and history.

Pupils also learn about activities linked to core values; such as charity themed events or activities linked to British values or cultural opportunities.

KS2

For children to recognise and respect differences to support with community cohesion.   To promote our school core and British values: Pride, independence, optimism, nobility, enthusiasm, empathy and respect. 

 

Wednesday
10:30-10:45

 

Mrs Singh
(Deputy Head of School)

Miss Casey
(Year 6 teacher & Literacy Lead)

 

As children enter the hall, calming thoughtful music is played linked to our scheme of work.

Assembly’s alternate between a core values and literacy theme.

Core values assemblies are linked to a half termly core value and align closely with the PSHE long term plan. Children also learn values linked to SMSC – becoming more social, understanding morality and becoming better citizens, discover spirituality through religious activities and become more culturally aware. The assemblies also feature links to religious festivals and are often frequented by local visitors from various religious communities.

Alternating assemblies align with the schools literacy curriculum and have a clear reading theme.  Pupils are read stories from a variety of authors, but also learn about authors, receive My Book Blog updates, learn about upcoming literacy based competitions as well as having regular visits from the library service.

To promote our core values, British values and religious traditions.

To celebrate literacy in all forms and embrace a culture of reading for pleasure.

 

Thursday
10.20 – 10.45

KS1
Mrs Shina
(Assistant Head of School)

 

 

 

 

KS1

Children learn about news and current affairs linked to a range of themes including: UK and global news, politics, sports, entertainment and news linked to curriculum topics such as science, geography and history.

Pupils also learn about activities linked to core values; such as charity themed events or activities linked to British values or cultural opportunities.

KS1

For children to recognise and respect differences to support with community cohesion.   To promote our school core and British values: Pride, independence, optimism, nobility, enthusiasm, empathy and respect. 

Assemblies by the school council or eco council often run during these times.

Children perform at various events throughout the year including during harvest celebrations, community events, Christmas performances and spring and summer concerts.

 

 

KS2

Mr Moon
(Assistant Head of School)

 

KS2

Singing Assembly

Children learn songs to perform on different occasions. They learn to sing chorally and to understand the meaning of songs which are related to the time of year: harvest, Christmas, spring, summer, etc or to different aspects of the curriculum. These are closely linked to the National Curriculum and use Charanga resources.

KS2

For children to sing chorally, understand how music can communicate meaning and be proud of their achievements.

 

Friday
10.30 – 10.45

Mrs Otto
(Head of School)

As children enter the hall, calming thoughtful music is played linked to our scheme of work.

Assemblies are based around celebration but are also aligned to core values as children are taught our school and British values through active storytelling, role play and music. 

Gold and silver star zone certificates are given to pupils showing the correct learning behaviours throughout the week.

Positive contribution lunchtime awards are given to align to pupils be coming better citizens. 

Other general awards e.g. bikeability, competitions or externally awarded prizes are celebrated during this occasion.

House captains share the running total of house points for each house.

To promote and reward children who are demonstrating our core values and showing the correct learning behaviours.

All assemblies are accompanied by house captains and head/deputy pupils who help organise assembly practicalities and act as role models.