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Assemblies

Assemblies are an important part of our day.  We come together to share our thoughts and feelings. We explore different themes, ideas, special events, current affairs, how we can stay safe and important days.  We celebrate our pupil’s achievements and attendance each week in a Shine assembly.  If you would like more information about our school assemblies, please come and view our assembly portfolios in the school reception.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Attendance or story

Assembly

Singing

Assembly

Themed

Assembly

Current Affairs

Assembly

Shine Celebration

Assembly

  

Theme Assemblies for term one: My emotions

Week 1 – Apprehension/nerves

Week 2 – Ambitious/determined

Week 3 – Courage and bravery

Week 4 – Tired/overwhelmed/anxious

Week 5 – Inquisitive/intrigued

Week 6 – Proud/accomplished

Week 7 – Spiritual/questioning/pondering

Singing Assemblies for term one:

Week 1 – ‘Sing a rainbow’ (Colours and patterns) and ‘I am a miracle’ (All about me)

Week 2 – ‘Sing a rainbow’ (Colours and patterns) and ‘I am a miracle’ (All about me)

Week 3/4 - ‘My Dragon’ (Animals)

Week 5/6 – ‘The Elephant Dance’ (Animals)

Week 7 – International week song 

 

Theme Assemblies for term two: Seasons changing

Week 1 – Bonfire night safety

Week 2 – Autumn (environment)

Week 3 – Autumn (Animals)

Week 4 – Its getting dark (safety)

Week 5 - Advent (meaning)

Week 6 – Christmas around the world

Singing Assemblies for term two:

Week 1 – Cauliflowers fluffy

Week 2 – Harvest samba

Week 3/4 – Christmas songs for performances Years 1 & 2

Week 5/6 – Christmas songs for performances Years 1 & 2

Week 8 – Choir performing songs 

 

Theme Assemblies for term three: Sharing and Caring

Week 2 – Charities that we support

Week 3 – People who help us (firemen/police etc.)

Week 4 – Green Week/Eco/Recycling

Week 5 – Chinese New Year

Week 6 – Valentine’s day/Love/Family 

Singing Assemblies for term three:

Week 2 – Colours of the Rainbow/Good to be me

Week 3/4 - We're better together – Sing together

Week 5/6 – We can work together – Sing together 

 

Theme Assemblies for term four: Our British Values

Week 1 – Mental Health follow up assembly

Week 2 – British values – What is Democracy?

Week 3 – British values – Our school Democracy (School council)

Week 4 – Right and wrong/Law

Week 5 – British Values - what is Respect for all?

Week 6 – Easter traditions 

Singing Assemblies for term four:

Week 1/2 – We can work together

Week 4/5 - Differences make us unique

Week 5/6 – Recap of all songs: Work together, differences, Better together 

 

Theme Assemblies for term five: Togetherness

Week 1 – Inclusion – what does it mean?

Week 3 - Year 1 school trip

Week 4 – Year 2 school trip

Week 5 – Sportsmanship

Week 6 – Shavuot (Jewish Festival) 

Singing Assemblies for term five:

Week 1 – This is our school

Week 2 - Bright new shiny day/Work together

Week 4/5 - This is our school

Week 6 – CATS choir performance 

 

Theme Assemblies for term six: 

Week 1 - Celebrate our new website!

Week 2 - Charities (Pilgrims Hospice/Blue Cross)

Week 3 - Road Safety

Week 4 - Review of the year

Week 5 - Review of each year group

Week 6 - Transition to next year

Week 7 - School council celebration

Week 8 - Celebrate year 2

Singing Assemblies for term six:

Week 1/2 – This is our school

​Week 3/4 – All my friends 

Week 5/6 – Meant to be

 Week 7 - Recap of all three songs 

  

Celebration Assembly

Every Friday we have a celebration assembly for all children in EYFS and KS1.

During this assembly, a member of each class is awarded with the ‘Shine’ award, ‘Awesome Author’ award and ‘WISKA’ award.  Each week the class teachers nominate children to receive these special awards.

‘Shine’ Award

The 'Shine' award is presented to children who have shown an exceptional commitment to behaviour that week. 

They may have been excellent listeners who have supported their peers; they may have shown empathy towards their peers or may have shown a great commitment to behaviour for learning.  It could be a multitude of reasons!  The children receive a special 'You Shine' certificate explaining the reason why they have won this award.

                                     

‘Awesome Author’ Award

Our 'Awesome Author' awards are for those children who have worked particularly hard on their writing that week.

These children have been working towards their individual targets and are always keen to share how they have particularly shone in their writing that week.  This is a badge that the children proudly wear.  Alongside this, their work is displayed on our 'Awesome Author' board and celebrated throughout the week!

        

WISKA Award

‘WISKA’ (Willesborough Infant School Kindness Award)

Our Midday Leaders work with teachers and teaching assistants to nominate children who have been particularly kind.

Mini Midday Award

Year two children are encouraged to develop their responsibility and work towards a

 ‘Mini Midday Award’

Throughout the year all of our year two children have the opportunity to be ‘Mini Middays’.  When your child is a Mini Midday they have a responsible job to undertake at lunchtime and even wear their own uniforms - just like our Midday Leaders!  Mini Middays help the children in Year R (EYFS) and Year 1 to cut up their food if they are having difficulty, support them in making choices about their puddings and many other jobs. At the end of the term they are presented with their Mini Midday Award which is a badge that they proudly wear.  

Attendance Ted and Punctuality Pup

Attendance Ted and Punctuality Pup  are awarded to the classes with the best attendance and punctuality every week in our Friday Celebration Assembly.

There is always a cheer when the awards are announced and Ted enjoys sharing his weekly diary with the children.