Autumn 2021 Assemblies
Our daily assemblies in the autumn term of 2021 look at our school rules and values as a starting point for the year. When we talk about our values, we relate them to some of the aspirational people who are displayed around our hall. These include Barak Obama, Martin Luther King, Elle Simmonds, Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough. The list goes on!
When we talk about our values (take care / perseverance / aspiration / respect / kindness) we link them to one or more of the figures displayed in our hall. We always read a story on a Wednesday and this links back to one of our values too. Many of our stories are diversity based and have links to British Values, particularly that of mutual respect and tolerance.
As events arise in the calendar, we celebrate and explore them. In September we discussed the Jewish celebration of Rosh Hashana, we celebrate harvest, Remembrance and Christmas, National Poetry Day, Black History Month, Children in Need and Anti-Bullying Week.
We always celebrate children's achievements on a Friday with our celebration assembly. Children are awarded certificates in each year group which relate to each of our values. Children might get them for take care work in a particular subject, for persevering in something or for helping other children. In addition, one pupil in school gets a special certificate for really exemplifying our values during the week. We also celebrate our writers of the week and lastly we share the house points for the week which creates huge excitement!