Silkstone Primary School

helping children realise their gifts and talents

Assemblies

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Assemblies

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

Thank You so Very Much
Oh, oh, oh, thank you so very much
For doing your best to follow the golden rules.
Oh, oh, oh thank you so very much,
For doing your best to make this a golden school.
Thank you very much for being so very gentle
When somebody wanted a friend to understand.
Thank you very much for being so kind and helpful
When some of us needed a helping hand.
Chorus
Thank you very much for working so very hard
Even with things that don’t come easily.
Thank you very much for looking after property
For making the school a pleasant place to be.
Chorus
You always have a choice, that no one can take but you
Make sure you always choose, the right and proper thing to do.
Thank you very much for listening to people
When a friend needed you, you really listened well.
Thank you very much for trying to be honest
Even when a lie is easier to tell.
Chorus
You always have a choice, that no one can take but you
Make sure you always choose, the right and proper thing to do.
Thank you very much for listening to people
When a friend needed you, you really listened well
Thank you very much for trying to be honest
Even when a lie is easier to tell
Chorus
For doing your best to make this a golden school
Cha, cha, cha!