Leamington Community Primary School

Assembly Planner 2020 – 21

Autumn 1

A common thread throughout the year – Mental Well-being

  • That mental well-being is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.
  • That there is a normal range of emotions (e.g. happiness, sadness, anger, fear, surprise, nervousness) and scale of emotions that all humans experience in relation to different experiences and situation show to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others’ feelings.
  • How to judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate.
  • The benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental Well-being and happiness.
  • Simple self-care techniques, including the importance of rest, time spent with friends and family and the benefits of hobbies and interests.
  • Isolation and loneliness can affect children and that it is very important for children to discuss their feelings with an adult and seek support.
  • That bullying (including cyber-bullying) has a negative and often lasting impact on mental well-being.
  • Where and how to seek support (including recognising the triggers for seeking support), including whom in school they should speak to if they are worried about their own or someone else’s mental well-being or ability to control their emotions (including issues arising online).
  • It is common for people to experience mental ill health. For many people who do, the problems can be resolved if the right support is made available, especially if accessed early enough.

Leamington Value – Respect

Monday 14th September Working Together – How do we work as a community? Monday 21st September

Christ Church Assembly – Understanding the meaning behind the Lord’s Prayer


Monday 28th September

Why is school uniform important?

Monday 30th September

Respecting the Road.

Monday 5th October

Harvest – How do we respect the environment?

Monday 12th October

Diwali and Light – What brings the light in to our lives?

Monday 19th October

Christ Church Assembly – Understanding the meaning behind the Lord’s Prayer


Respectful Relationships

  • About different types of bullying (including cyber-bullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders (primarily reporting bullying to an adult) and how to get help.
  • What a stereotype is, and how stereotypes can be unfair, negative or destructive.
  • The importance of permission-seeking and giving in relationships with friends, peers and adults Pupils should know
  • The importance of respecting others, even when they are very different from them (for example, physically, in character, personality or backgrounds), or make different choices or have different preferences or beliefs.
  • Practical steps they can take in a range of different contexts to improve or support respectful relationships.
  • The conventions of courtesy and manners.
  • The importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness.
  • That in school and in wider society they can expect to be treated with respect by others, and that in turn they should show due respect to others, including those in positions of authority

Autumn 2


Leamington Value –  Friendship


Monday 2nd November

The Good Samaritan – Why should we help others?

Monday 9th November

Remembrance and what the 2 minute silence really means.

Monday 16th November

Anti-Bullying Week review

Monday 23rd November

Christ Church Assembly – Understanding the meaning behind the Lord’s Prayer


Monday 30th November

What is Advent?

Monday 7th December

You’ve got a friend in me.

Christmas Week (14th – 18th December)

EYFS Carols

KS1 Carols

KS2 Christmas Show

Celebration Assembly

Caring Friendships

  • How important friendships are in making us feel happy and secure, and how people choose and make friends.
  • The characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties.
  • That healthy friendships are positive and welcoming towards others, and do not make others feel lonely or excluded.
  • That most friendships have ups and downs, and that these can often be worked through so that the friendship is repaired or even strengthened, and that resorting to violence is never right.
  • How to recognise who to trust and who not to trust, how to judge when a friendship is making them feel unhappy or uncomfortable, managing conflict, how to manage these situations and how to seek help or advice from others, if needed.

Spring 1


Leamington Value –  Determination


Monday 4th January 2021

New Year = New Beginning. What’s your new year’s resolution?

Monday 11th January

Taking care of the world. The story of Noah

Monday 18th January

Who was Martin Luther King?

Monday 25th January

Attending school and giving your best – The hare and the tortoise


Monday 1st February

Rights and Responsibilities. Why doesn’t everyone have the same rights?


Monday 8th February

Love is in the air

Healthy Eating

  • What constitutes a healthy diet (including understanding calories and other nutritional content)
  • The principles of planning and preparing a range of healthy meals.
  • The characteristics of a poor diet and risks associated with unhealthy eating (including, for example, obesity and tooth decay) and other behaviours (e.g. the impact of alcohol on diet or health).

Physical Health and Fitness

  • The characteristics and mental and physical benefits of an active lifestyle.
  • The importance of building regular exercise into daily and weekly routines and how to achieve this; for example walking or cycling to school, a daily active mile or other forms of regular, vigorous exercise.
  • The risks associated with an inactive lifestyle (including obesity).
  • How and when to seek support including which adults to speak to in school if they are worried about their health.

Spring 2


Leamington Value – Honesty


Monday 22nd February

Who are the Patron Saints?

 March 2021  


Valuing each other and being tolerant

March March

What sacrifices do we make? The Easter story.



Spring Term Celebration Assembly



Internet Safety and Harms

  • That for most people the internet is an integral part of life and has many benefits.
  • About the benefits of rationing time spent online, the risks of excessive time spent on electronic devices and the impact of positive and negative content online on their own and others’ mental and physical wellbeing.
  • How to consider the effect of their online actions on others and know how to recognise and display respectful behaviour online and the importance of keeping personal information private.
  • Why social media, some computer games and online gaming, for example, are age restricted.
  • That the internet can also be a negative place where online abuse, trolling, bullying and harassment can take place, which can have a negative impact on mental health.
  • How to be a discerning consumer of information online including understanding that information, including that from search engines, is ranked, selected and targeted.
  • Where and how to report concerns and get support with issues online

Summer 1


Leamington Value –  Courage



What is Democracy?


Who was St George?


Remembering VE Day – How did the Second World War change British Society?


May The Olympics, What makes a good sports person?



Summer 2


Next Steps


June What is Ramadan?


June Planting the Seeds – How do we help ourselves and others to grow and flourish? June Who are the Royal Family? How do they affect our lives? June What makes our world turn? How can we ensure everyone feels loved? July

The past, the present and the future


Summer Term celebration assembly


Families and people who care for me

  • That families are important for children growing up because they can give love, security and stability.
  • The characteristics of healthy family life, commitment to each other, including in times of difficulty, protection and care for children and other family members, the importance of spending time together and sharing each other’s lives.
  • That others’ families, either in school or in the wider world, sometimes look different from their family, but that they should respect those differences and know that other children’s families are also characterised by love and care.
  • That stable, caring relationships, which may be of different types, are at the heart of happy families, and are important for children’s security as they grow up.
  • That marriage represents a formal and legally recognised commitment of two people to each other which is intended to be lifelong.