Assemblies

Face to face assemblies are back! On this page you can find out what the children have been learning about in assembly. The newest assemblies are at the top so you can see what's current.

March 2022

The children have been listening to all the pieces of music they have learnt thus far this year.

Topics covered in KS2:

  • Revision of what it means to be an activist, and famous examples they have learnt about eg Malala Yousafszi, Martin Luther King and Greta Thunberg.
  • Why we have "Broadening Horizons" as our school strapline
  • A reminder about our Ready, Respectful, Safe rules.
  • Ernest Shackleton and the finding of his ship Endurance

February 2022

The children have been listening to the Hallelujah Chorus by Handel.

KS2 have learnt about Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson - two pioneers in aviation. They both had mysterious deaths, just four years apart.

The KS1 and KS2 children have learnt about the accession of the Queen to the throne.

January 2022

The children have been listening to Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Topics covered in KS2:

The seven wonders of the ancient and modern world focusing on

  • Christ the Redeemer and the Colossus of Rhodes
  • The Taj Mahal and the pyramids of Giza
  • The great wall of China

Sporting boycotts - the Olympics and the rebel cricket tours of South Africa - should sport and politics mix?

December 2021

The children have been listening to Carol of the Bells for Christmas.

KS2 have learnt about William Shakespeare. He wrote many of his plays and poems during times of plague when the theatres were shut down and people were staying indoors . . . sound familiar? He invented lots of words and phrases that we still use today.

November 2021

The children have been listening to The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens.

Topics covered:

  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Alexander Fleming and accidental discoveries
  • Galileo Galilei

October 2021

The children have been listening to Winter from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi.

Topics covered:

  • The Windrush Generation and scandal
  • Harriet Tubman
  • The Bristol bus boycott

Important vocabulary: prejudice, discrimination, activist, boycott, illegal, legal