Inventive Assemblies for Inclusive Schools

An assembly is a key time when a school gathers together as a community in all its diversity. This collection of 22 assemblies, often funny and always thought-provoking, will enable you to help others forge the sense of belonging that is crucial to a sense of inclusion.

Margaret and Dennis Goldthorpe have used their 32 years of teaching experience to create a collection of stimulating and delightful assemblies to help the adults and children in your school to accommodate all faiths and cultures and celebrate them equally. Each assembly includes a clear theme, preparation notes, a detailed script and a choice of a prayer or reflection. A hugely enjoyable resource to encourage all and include all.


Sharing Books for Social and Emotional Understanding

Stories are a powerful means to explore dilemmas and issues that children encounter every day. In this book, the authors take 21 of our most-loved and well-known picture books and look at how to share them effectively with children. Each picture book covered has 2 sections of guidance: one to be used at school and a second to be photocopied and used at home. Both sections contain story details, talking points and ideas for activities. In addition, the classroom sections include circle time ideas, motions for class debates and assembly suggestions. This innovative book explores such themes as self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills. It features: All Join In, Mister Magnolia, Owl Babies, The Bear Under the Stairs, Oscar Got the Blame, On the Way Home, Where the Wild Things Are, and many others.


Poems for Circle Time and the Literacy Hour

"The poems are a really good way to raise issues in a way that children will understand. It covers stealing, bullying, loneliness, absenteeism and other problems at school. It also provides a structure and some plans for specific Circle Times using the poems. This book is fantastic - invaluable." a review from a reader.


Creating Effective IEPs through Circle Time

Margaret explains clearly how she uses circle time not only to formulate IEPs but also to support and monitor their progress by enlisting the help of peers within school to provide the structure and sufficient encouragement to children to make the necessary effort to change their behaviour. She explains how the use of 'golden time' can 'provide a concrete way of showing children what is otherwise a rather abstract notion' that the school values the efforts that all children need to make, to behave acceptably.



Stay Cool in School - RE and PSHE through Circle Time

How do children learn to deal with peer pressure, learn to admit that they were wrong, or accept apologies with grace? STAY COOL IN SCHOOL aims to help 7 to 11 year-olds gain an understanding of moral issues as raised by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount. This book is designed for use as part of the KS2 RE syllabus, but is also ideal for PSHE. It aims to give 7 to 11-year-olds an understanding of the Christian religion through a practical and experiential exploration of the moral and spiritual issues raised in the New Testament Bible, especially the part usually called ‘The Sermon on the Mount’. The book does not require the children to have Christian beliefs. It aims to help children of all faiths and none to have a real understanding of the way Jesus of Nazareth said we should live. Each issue is raised by a passage from the Sermon on the Mount and further illustrated in the selected stories, which also have a matching circle time. In these circles children are encouraged to consider the moral and ethical implications of Jesus’ advice for their own lives. The fourteen circle times are about issues such as how we handle a desire to show off, or learn to admit that we were wrong. The children are asked to think about making plans of action to manage these problems in the light of an increased understanding of their own behaviour.


Assembles to Teach the Golden Rules

Golden Rules are the basis for positive behaviour policies in many schools across the country - encouraging the positive reward for good behaviour rather than punishments for negative actions. Now with this book, full of dynamic, enthralling and fun assemblies, which all support the circle time model, you can explore and develop the moral rules behind the Quality Circle Time Golden Rules. Written by experienced assembly leaders, every one of the assemblies has been tried, tested and thoroughly enjoyed! For each assembly there is a detailed list of what you will need, a lively text for you to follow or use as your prompt, and the choice of prayer or reflection to use at your discretion,


Lively Assemblies for Happy Schools

Assemblies can be times of excitement and inspiration for the whole school. This practical and accessible book shows you how to ensure that this vision of assemblies is a reality for your school. Drawing on their 27 years of teaching experience, the authors have included 24 innovative and enjoyable assemblies to help children to look at the world and think, 'What do we want the world to look like?'


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