Assemblies

Whole school assemblies are held every Monday morning and occasionally on other days. A group of volunteers from All Saint’s Church, Hurworth come along several times a term to deliver ‘Open The Book’ assemblies, through which they share stories and messages from the Bible. There are also Key Stage assemblies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and a whole school singing assembly on Thursdays. We end our week with a whole school celebration assembly on Friday mornings where the achievements of all are celebrated.
Please see below for the themes of our Monday morning assemblies this term.

Date Title Aims Religious and citizenship   links British Fundamental Values Lead
Tuesday 5th September The New School Year To welcome children back and to introduce the new school year. To prepare children for the year ahead and to encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to school life. To help pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour. Mrs Maddison
Monday 10th September The importance of rules & responsibilities To show how rules at school and in life help us to grow and flourish and keep us safe.

To ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair.

To help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made and to provide clear guidance on what is right and what is wrong.

To develop an understanding of individual and collective rights and responsibilities in a democratic society

To help pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour.

To provide clear guidance on what is right and what is wrong.

Mrs Passman
Monday 17th September Open The Book:
Down In The Well
To know that, whatever difficulties, doubts or temptations there are, we should always do what we know is the right thing to do. God is always on our side. To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, providing clear guidance on what is right and what is wrong. Kath Jones
Wednesday 19th September School Council launch To gain an understanding of democracy and how to play your part in our school. To understand and participate in democratic processes. To promote fundamental British values of democracy and to prepare children for life in modern Britain. School Council & Mr King
Monday 24th September European Day of Languages To increase children’s awareness of the rich and diverse cultures and languages in our school, local, national and global community. To promote the importance of language learning in order to increase intercultural understanding.

To promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of our school, country and continent

To encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school.

To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development Mrs Passman
Monday   1st

October

Open The Book:
The Children Who Liked To Say No
To know that, whatever difficulties, doubts or temptations there are, we should always do what we know is the right thing to do. God is guiding us. To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, providing clear guidance on what is right and what is wrong. Kath Jones
Monday 8th

October

Harvest To consider generosity. To learn about the importance of charity and understand that they can make a positive difference to other people’s lives through their own efforts. To give thanks for the food we grow and eat and for the people who provide for us. To engage pupils in activities to help their local community Mrs Maddison
Monday 15th

October

Open The Book:
The People Who Liked To Say No
To know that, whatever difficulties, doubts or temptations there are, we should always do what we know is the right thing to do. God helping us to respect others. To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, providing clear guidance on what is right and what is wrong. Kath Jones
Monday 22nd

October

Who can help me? To ensure that children are fully aware of who they can turn to for help whilst at school. To be able to speak appropriately for

oneself and others. To respond appropriately to challenging

and controversial issues and situations. To know about people and organisations which promote

safety, health and well-being

To help pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour.

To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, providing clear guidance on what is right and what is wrong.

Mrs Passman
HALF TERM
Monday 5th November Open The Book:
The Helpful Servant
To know that children can always play their part God can use us no matter how young we are. To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development Kath Jones
Wednesday 7th November Remembrance To understand the importance of remembering the impact of past conflicts. Around the world To think about and remember with thanks those who have given their lives in sacrifice so that we can live in a more secure world. To provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services. Year 5 & 6
Monday 12th November Anti-Bullying Week:
‘Choose Respect’
To understand the definition of respect and relate this to real life examples.

To understand that respect is a choice that can be taken by

the individual.

In this school we value each other and it is important to make the right choices and show respect. To encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour.

To encourage respect for other people.To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, providing clear guidance on what is right and what is wrong.

Mrs Maddison
Monday 19th November Universal Children’s Day To promote international togetherness, awareness of the lives of children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. To promote tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures To encourage respect for other people Mrs Passman & Year 5
Monday 26th November Open The Book

Snatched To Safety

To know that children can always play their part God’s protection. To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development Kath Jones
Monday 3rd December Save the Children – Make the world better by wearing a sweater

(14th December)

To learn about the importance of charity and understand that they can make a positive difference to other people’s lives through their own efforts. To think about and care for others. To engage pupils in activities to help their local community. School Council
Monday 10th December Open The Book

Small King, Big Task

To know that children can always play their part God can help us to be kind. To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development Kath Jones
Monday 17th Wednesday 19th December Carol Service To come together as a school family in a place of worship to celebrate Christmas through stories, songs and prayer. To help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life. To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development Mrs Coates