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.
We love having visitors:
Jean and her dog Ralph from the Blue Cross
Mark from Willesborough Baptist church
Sam from New frontiers
Reverend Watson from Christchurch
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.
To gain one of these special awards, the children will have demonstrated at least one of our core values;
Leadership, aspiration, responsibility, respect, determination.
The 'Shine' award is presented to children who have shown an exceptional commitment to behaviour throughout the 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' badge which they wear with pride.
‘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.
‘WISKA’ (Willesborough Infant School Kindness Award)
Our teaching staff nominate children who have been particularly kind. This is a badge that the children proudly wear.
Every day the Midday Leaders give one child in their class a Top Table Ticket. They can receive this ticket for being particularly kind to their friends, eating nicely and politely, listening carefully to the grown-ups or helping others. The child that is issued with the ticket chooses a friend to sit with them on the top table the following day. The children proudly sit on the top table which is dressed in a table cloth and they enjoy a view of all the children eating their lunch!
Mini Midday Award
Year two children are encouraged to develop their responsibility and leadership. They work towards a ‘Mini Midday Award’, which they receive in assembly.
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!