Assemblies are a key part of school life at Beckfoot Nessfield Primary School and Nursery.
They are a great opportunity to celebrate our school values and to bring the whole school together. We are very fortunate to work closely with our community who work with us to plan and lead assemblies over the course of our year.
Monday assemblies are led by Miss Hanson and Mrs Scrivener. These assemblies cover a vast range of key messages and important events across the year. Each half term we have assemblies based around our four curriculum drivers: possibilities, initiative, diversity and community. Our Building Learning Powers curriculum is also covered as well as British Values, safeguarding, SMSC and such special weeks as Black History Week and Science Week.
Tuesday assemblies are faith assemblies organised by our RE Leader, Miss Headley, depending on festivals and celebrations. Local faith leaders are invited to share in our faith assemblies.
On Thursday we have Phase Assemblies. Years 1 to 3 come together and Years 4 to 6. Having separate assemblies for the younger and older children enables us to differentiate key messages in an appropriate manner but also allows the children to have the opportunity to contribute by sharing their thoughts, answering and asking questions whilst having the time to reflect on the views of others.
Friday assemblies are for celebrating learning across school. Each class teacher personally rewards a child, or children, in their class for demonstrating amazing learning powers in the week. It is an opportunity to show how amazing our children and inspire others to achieve. Parents of children receiving an award are contacted in the week so they can come and share in the assembly and their child's success. Children are rewarded with a special metal Star Learner pin that they can wear in school.
At other times across the week we also may have additional assemblies linked to key initiatives or special events that are happening. These are often led by the children themselves such as the Y6 Remembrance Day assembly and Y5 Fairtrade Assembly.