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Whole School Assembly Themes 2018-2019

The key themes we have covered in our assemblies each week are as follows:


Week of 3/12/18

  • No one should be excluded. Thinking about ways to include everyone.
  • Winchester Deanery Schools Team led an assembly focusing on Christians believe that Christmas start with Christ.
  • Mrs Flynn told the story of Advent.


Week of 26/11/18

  • Being successful even when faced with difficulties. The children heard about Evelyn Glennie, celebrated musician.
  • In our reading assembly this week Miss Knapman shared a story called Giganisaurus.
  • Kingfishers assembly to parents


Week of 19/11/18

  • Looking after our world:  We talked about the destruction of the Rainforest after watching the Iceland Christmas advert.
  • In our reading assembly this week Miss Grover shared a story called Websters email that promotes keeping safe when using the internet. 
  • The Junior Road Safety Officers led an assembly about Road Safety and the importance of using the Green Cross Code to keep safe.


Week of 12/11/18

  • Respect: We talked about how we are all unique and how we should respect our differences. We celebrated this by taking part in Odd Sock Day which launched our Anti-Bullying Week.
  • In our reading assembly this week Miss Jones shared the book 'Winter's Child' by Angela McAllister - a tale of friendship, family and change.
  • Fairness, the bedrock of Democracy  (UK Parliament Week)
  • Kestrels Class assembly for parents


Week of 5/11/18

  • Remembrance: Think about the 100 year anniversary of the World War 1 Armistice and those who have given their lives for this country.
  • Winchester Deanery Schools Team led an assembly focusing on 'Christians believe that God sent a Rescuer'.
  • In our reading assembly this week Mrs Percy read an extract from 'The house at Pooh Corner' by AA Milne.


Week of 29/10/18

  • Colour the World with kindness: We talked about it means to be kind and how being kind can make a difference to everyone around us.
  • Diwali and how it is celebrated by Hindu people.
  • In our reading assembly this week Mrs Thambipillai read the book 'Almost Anything' by Sophie Henn. The book is about the power of self-belief.
  • Herons Class Assembly for parents


Week of 15/10/18

  • World Poverty: We discussed what poverty means and how over half the world's population lives in poverty. We then thought about what we could do to make a difference. 
  • In our reading assembly this week Miss Ashton read an extract from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis.
  • The importance of being loyal.  What it means to be Loyal.


Week of 8/10/18

  • A representative of the Winchester Night Shelter visited us to talk about the work they do supporting the homeless in Winchester.
  • In our reading assembly this week Mrs Flynn read the book' We're going on a bear hunt.' It is one of her favourite books.
  • Celebrating Black History Month. The children learnt about Harriet Tubman and how she escaped her life as a slave and then helped others to escape to freedom. 
  • Foxes Class Assembly for parents.


Week of 1/10/18

  • Hampshire Air Ambulance Education Team visited us to talk about their work and how we can help to keep ourselves safe.
  • In our reading assembly this week Mrs Broadway read a selection of poetry in celebration of National Poetry day.
  • Winchester Deanery Schools Team led our assembly focusing on 'Christians believe that Jesus thinks everyone is special.'
  • Owls Class Assembly for parents


Week of 25/9/18

  • Learning about how much food we have compared to children in other parts of the world.  
  • Harvest 
  • In our reading assembly this week Miss Jeffries shared two biographies from Boys who dare to be different & Stories for rebel girls.

Week of 17/9/18

  • Considering how new Reception children will copy older children's behaviour and attitudes.
  • In our reading assembly this week Mrs Carter shared the story book 'Hoot Owl, Master of disguise' by Sean Taylor
  • Learning about Genetic Disorders and supporting Jeans For Genes Day on 21/9/18


Week of 10/9/18

  • Exploring the need for cooperation and to consider that every contribution to shared effort can be vital. - The story of the Enormous Turnip
  • The importance of leaving judgments and prejudices far behind - The New Neighbour by Sarah McIntyre
  • Looking after our environment - The Plastic Free Winchester' Campaign  (Visiting speaker)
  • Democracy in school - Maple, Beech, Ash & Willow House assemblies. House Captains were elected and announced


Week of 4/9/18

  • Making a Fresh Start: Encouraging everyone to begin the new school year with optimism and positivity.
  • Reflecting upon the new opportunities and challenges that a new school year brings - The story of Zacchaeus
  • Learning about discipline in sport - Karate demonstration