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Assemblies

Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 / Age 5 - 11

Assemblies KS1 and Assemblies KS2. Deliver powerful primary school assemblies using this collection of video, audio and related content for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Each assembly is either mapped to the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) development framework or to Festivals of World Religions or important days throughout the calendar year. Each assembly comprises a web page with detailed information about the assembly and its objectives and also a summary sheet (pdf) which can be used as a cue card during the assembly. Each assembly includes optional suggestions for songs, music, reflections / prayers, meaning the content can be adapted to suit your needs - including fulfilling the statutory requirement to offer a daily act of Collective Worship, if you so desire. The aim is to harness a broad range of exciting BBC content - video, audio, image galleries, etc - and offer the greatest possible flexibility regarding its use. We will be adding to the collection month by month.

There are also two series of audio content - Something to Think About for KS1 and Together for KS2. In each you'll find stories, a song to join in with, opportunities for reflection and prayer - often led by children themselves - and plenty of other interaction. Both series may be used by schools to fulfil the statutory requirements regarding Collective Worship. The approach of each is to use material from a wide range of cultural sources and faith groups, to ensure that programmes will be relevant to as many listeners as possible. The aim is to provide assemblies which relate to children's own experiences and concerns while exploring a wide range of moral, spiritual and religious issues celebrating the different social, cultural and religious backgrounds of the audience.