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
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.
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.
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.
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
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,
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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