Assembly Plans

Need an assembly quick? These Assembly Plans, covering a range of themes, should do the trick.

 

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KS1

  • Caring for Pets

    Caring for Pets

    Through the story of ‘Tigger the football loving rabbit’ this assembly addresses children’s responsibilities towards pets and the happiness they can derive from relationships with animals.

  • Disability: Stairs

    Disability: Stairs

    This assembly highlights the difficulties faced by disabled people, particularly the barriers encountered by wheelchair users, as personified by Go-Givers character, Pete. The children are also asked to reflect on how it might feel to be blind or deaf.

  • Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, Nobody

    Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, Nobody

    This assembly helps children to understand that we are all entitled to certain rights, but with those rights come responsibilities. Children are asked to identify specific actions they can take in relation to everyday responsibilities at home and in school.

  • Good Neighbours

    Good Neighbours

    This assembly introduces the word neighbour, and the concept of being a ‘good neighbour’ through a story about how the Go-Givers characters helped their neighbour Mrs Stackpole. In what ways might the children help their neighbours?

  • How do you feel today?

    How do you feel today?

    Discussion about how to spot the signs that someone is physically unwell, and who to tell, and how to spot the signs that someone is emotionally unwell. Can the same people help? Children are encouraged to look after each other's emotional health as well as each other's physical health.

  • Litter: The Picnic

    Litter: The Picnic

    With the help of one of the Go-Givers puppets or a soft toy, this assembly highlights how the rubbish we discard can and spoil the environment and endanger wildlife. The children are reminded to throw their litter in the bin.

  • Refugees: The Stranger

    Refugees: The Stranger

    The main story of this assembly, ‘Let Everyone Join in’, helps children understand that it is unkind to leave others out of your games just because they might appear to be different.

  • Who's Afraid?

    Who's Afraid?

    This assembly helps children to understand that everyone has fears, but that being afraid is a protective mechanism. It aims to help children acknowledge their fears, and understand that it sometimes takes courage to overcome them.

KS2

  • Belonging to Groups

    Belonging to Groups

    This assembly asks children to think about the groups they belong to, and how groups can be used for good or evil. It Includes ideas for demonstrating how we can be stronger when acting together.

  • Brexit

    Brexit

    This assembly explores what the EU is, what its key characteristics are, what we mean by UK sovereignty, how the process of leaving the EU will work and what some of the key questions are surrounding immigration and trade.

  • Disaster: Quake

    Disaster: Quake

    Eye witness accounts from the disaster in Haiti introduce the theme of natural disasters. Unlike war, they are nobody's fault and we can't stop them happening. However the very worst situations can be improved or overcome when people help each other.

  • Emergency

    Emergency

    In this assembly the children are asked to reflect on the dangers faced by people in the emergency services. It includes a story about a fourteen year old boy who saved a life by keeping calm in a crisis.

  • Homophobia: Respecting All Our Differences

    Homophobia: Respecting All Our Differences

    This assembly about diversity is based around a Jewish parable that explores the idea of individuality and making choices. The children investigate some stereotypes and consider how everyone is unique and can choose who they want to be.

  • Our Interconnected World

    Our Interconnected World

    This assembly uses the example of the villagers of Eyam, and a nurse who volunteered her services to fight Ebola in West Africa, to show how real generosity involves putting the needs of others before our own.

  • The Earth in Our Hands

    The Earth in Our Hands

    The children are introduced to some amazing facts about animals, and reminded of the extraordinary number of species in the world. However, some animals are endangered and people are largely responsible for this. The children are asked to consider what they can do to support animal life.

  • The Gift of Sight

    The Gift of Sight

    The children are asked to appreciate the gift of sight, and how our amazing brain can interpret what the eye sees, after being presented with some optical illusions. The story of David Blunkett introduces discussion and reflection on the determination of people who have adapted to their particular disability.

  • There's No Place Like Home

    There's No Place Like Home

    Children emerge from a makeshift tent to questions about what they think it would be like to live in a tent for a prolonged period of time. This leads on to discussion about refugees and the story of Bruce Kenrick the founder of Shelter.

  • Working For Peace

    Working For Peace

    This assembly centres on Nasim, a boy who lives in Afghanistan. As a result of war he is responsible for earning money to feed his family. Despite his circumstances he still has hope for the future. The children are asked to reflect on a personal difficulty, and to imagine a positive outcome.

  • You Can't Buy Anything with a Penny

    You Can't Buy Anything with a Penny

    The story of Liam, winner of The Daily Mirror Child of Courage Award, is the catalyst for thinking about how we can help others in times of trouble, whether it be a coin from our pocket money, a little of our time, or a kind word.

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