Assemblies

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.

September 2022

Topics covered in KS2:

  • The Hoddesdon School Trust values - participation, aspiration, creativity, endeavour and respect
  • The death of Queen Elizabeth II
  • The Royal line of succesion and how women were not allowed to inherit the throne if they had older male siblings (until now!)

July 2022

The children have been listening to In the Mood by The Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Topics covered in KS2:

  • American Independence Day
  • Aspirations

June 2022

The children have been listening to Hound Dog by Elvis Presley.

Topics covered in KS2:

  • Revision of our School Houses: Marie Curie, Thomas Dimsdale, Alfred Russel Wallace and Katherine Johnson
  • World Day Against Child Labour
  • The link between Peter Pan and Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Pride month

April/May 2022

The children have been listening to Air on a G String by Bach.

Topics covered in KS2:

  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Thomas Edison, Lewis Latimer and the invention of the lightbulb
  • Gandhi
  • How technology has changed during the Queen's reign

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