At West Wycombe School we encourage all our children to feel part of the community; not just the school, but the wider local, national and world community. Assemblies provide the children and staff with the opportunity to explore our role within these communities and to celebrate the achievements of individuals and groups within the school. Sometimes, speakers will be invited to the school to address the children on a particular subject. Assemblies also provide the forum for children to discuss spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues.
Assemblies take three times a week. Typical weekly assemblies are as follows:
Monday: Headteacher Assembly
Tuesday: Singing Practice
Thursday: 'West Wycombe WOWs'- our Celebration Assembly, at which individual achievements are announced
Assemblies are the heart of our school; a time where we come together and celebrate each other and our values.
NSPCC Assembly- Monday 6th February
During the assembly on Monday 6th February we will be talking to the children about how to keep themselves safe. We will help the children understand that it is their right to be happy and safe and to encourage the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and to share their worries – big or small – with their trusted adult; at home, at school, or with ChildLine.
The assemblies will be led by Mr Tang and the content delivered in a sensitive and age appropriate way.
During the assembly will we aim to give children:
- An understanding of different forms of abuse, including bullying, and an ability to recognise the signs of harm or abuse
- Knowledge of how to protect themselves from all forms of abuse
- An awareness of how to get help and sources of help, including ChildLine.
Click on the powerpoint below to see the content of Monday’s assembly, you may wish to look at this in advance, in case your child has any questions.
'Ish' teaches us to be bold, be proud and to give it a go, even if it's not perfect.
We had an assembly today on managing worries and the power of positivity. We read a story called 'Penguin Problems' and we had a think about we can apply the message of positivity to our own lives. I've attached the story in case your child wanted to read it again- it's quite funny!
The inspirational Mr St. Croix delivered an inspirational assembly on the power of ambition.
We read the story of 'Odd Socks'- a story about being different, being inclusive and supporting each other.
We looked at what it means to be British and what British Values are.
We looked at how to stay safe online, including looking at a story on internet safety called 'Chicken Clickin'.
In this morning's assembly, we looked at the importance of sleep and what happens if you don't get enough sleep.
The presentation is above- it includes interesting research on what your sleeping position says about you.
We also watched a video on the importance of sleep and how to develop good sleeping habits:
For more information on how to help your child sleep better, click here: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/healthy-sleep-tips-for-children/
We looked at the importance of recognising and celebrating our differences. We discussed prejudice and racism; our children understood that any kind of discrimination or intolerance of other cultures/ ways of life is unacceptable.
We also discussed what to do if you witness racism or are a victim of racism.
In assembly this morning we discussed what makes a good friend and the importance of friendship.
At the end the children were asked to nominate someone who had been a good friend this week.
In assembly today we looked at the importance of recycling (after all, it is RECYCLING WEEK!). We learned the importance of the 3 Rs-
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!
In assembly today we talked about the importance of looking after our mental health and the mental health of others. As it's Superhero Week, we even looked at the mental health of our favourite Superheroes!
Today we looked at how we can make a difference and be heroes every day. Little acts of kindness make a big difference!
Today we looked at Black History Month and important Black figures who have fought for equality and inspired generations.
This morning's assembly was an exploration of democracy and why we have elections. We discussed why democracy is important and why we have a secret ballot. We read 'The Election' so we could better understand how an election works #UKParliamentWeek
This week is Philosophy For Children (P4C) Week! We enjoyed a special assembly today thinking about thinking and delving into tricky and challenging questions, such as:
- Is it more important to be liked or respected?
- Can we have happiness without sadness?
- Should governments penalize people for unhealthy lifestyles?
- What is true happiness?
Eli answered the last question with 'FAMILY'. We couldn't agree more.
Children also debated what is worse, using a Better/Worse scale- they had some interesting ideas!
Every day this week children will be philosophising in their class- we can't wait to hear their thoughts.
Today we looked at the importance of honesty and telling the truth.
Today we celebrated International Women's Day and understood how important gender equality is.
Today we learned about the importance of Earth Day!
Today we learned how to cope with anxiety, fears and worries!
Huge Bag Of Worries
We learned about the NSPCC and the important work they do in assembly. We're raising money on Friday with our NSPCC Number Day! We also learned about Childline and what we can do if we need to talk to someone.
Page last updated: 04/04/23