Assemblies are a vital part of school life as this is the time when:
- we share information and ideas about things that are happening in the world and find out more about different people and their beliefs;
- we learn more about each other so that we grow to be a stronger, united team with a shared purpose and understanding;
- we meet together to celebrate and give thanks for each others achievements and for all the wonderful things in our lives.
Organisation of assemblies
We love to celebrate our children and their learning and one way we do this is within assemblies. Within each assembly we also undertake the legal daily act of collective worship within which we join together to reflect and to give thanks for all that’s good in the world. We hold 5 assemblies a week:
Monday – Sharing values assembly
Tuesday – Class based assembly related to the focus.
Wednesday – Singing assembly.
Thursday – Key Stage assembly based on current affairs.
Friday – Celebration assembly. During the week, teachers choose children to take part in celebration assembly and they then enjoy coming out in assembly and receiving recognition for whatever it is they’ve done well in.
Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning
We use assembly time each week to introduce and reinforce the importance of us all growing more socially and emotionally aware. This is a vital part of children’s education as it is this area of learning that helps the children develop the skills and confidence that they will need in order to be happy and be successful throughout their lives.
Each half-term we consider a different aspect of the SEAL curriculum:
Autumn 1 – New Beginnings
Autumn 2 – Getting On and Falling Out
Spring 1 – Going for Goals
Spring 2 – Good to be Me (and You!)
Summer 1 – Relationships
Summer 2 – Changes