Assemblies during Covid-19
We are currently having virtual assemblies using Microsoft Teams. On a Monday we have an assembly focused on a whole school theme. Mrs Gallacher introduces the theme and then children talk about it further in their class that week.
Themes so far this term have been:
Our school rules, routines and expectations
Talking about mental health
Black History Month
On a Friday we have an Achievement Assembly to celebrate achievements that week. Awards given out on a Friday include:
Learner of the Week
Accelerated Reader Awards
Talk Time Assemblies
A key aspect of our SMSC provision at Rosedale are our Talk Time Assemblies. On a Monday we have a whole school assembly where the theme for the week is introduced and some discussion is had around that theme. On a Tuesday we have a key stage assembly where we are given more opportunities to discuss the topic and develop our oracy skills whilst learning more about our theme. On a Wednesday we have assembly with our own class so that our discussion can be even more focused.
Click the link below to download a list of the themes we focused on during 2019-20.
On a Friday afternoon we have a whole school Achievement Assembly where we celebrate things that we've done both in school and out of school. Certificates are given out for a Learner of the Week from each class and parents of these children are invited to the assembly. We also give out awards from our Lunchtime Supervisors to celebrate children who have been good friends or used good manners at lunchtimes. We share attendance for each class and the winning class gets to spin the wheel of prizes. This is always a very exciting part of the assembly! Children who have achieved in their out of school activities bring in their certificates and trophies to share with the rest of the school.
At the end of each assembly all members of staff hand out Positive Notes to children who have listened particularly well or made good contributions to the assembly. Children take these notes home to share with parents.
For our assembly on Remembrance Day we listened to a story about two boys called Jack and George who went to fight in the First World War. The story is below.
Martin Luther King
In assembly we've been learning about Martin Luther King. We've been thinking about our school value "We show bravery in everything we do" and how Martin Luther King was brave in standing up for what he believed in.
We linked it to our theme of anti-bullying and talked about how we should stand up for what we know is wrong. If we see someone bullying or being unkind we should tell them that it is wrong and tell a teacher.
In our Talk Time Assembly one of our themes was based around our value of being inclusive. We read the story of Elmer and talked about fitting in and how Elmer wanted to be the same as everyone else. As we carried on the theme through the week we thought about questions such as 'has there ever been a time where you've felt different and wanted to fit in?' and 'why is it good to be different?'