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.
Attendance or story
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
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.
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’ (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.