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High Achievement for All


At Marks Gate Junior School our assemblies celebrate achievements and provide an opportunity for children to come together and consider spiritual and moral issues, to develop community spirit and reinforce positive attitudes.


Assemblies have included:


Autumn Term



  • Achievement Celebrations
  • Overcoming Challenges
  • Digital Leader
  • Team Meetings
  • New School Year
  • Going for Goals!
  • British Values – Democracy
  • Curriculum Meetings for Parents
  • Harvest Festival
  • What makes a good friend?
  • Black History Month
  • Yom Kippur
  • Traditional Tale
  • Rosa Parks
  • British Values – Respect
  • Relationships
  • Guy Fawkes
  • Remembrance
  • Be Yourself
  • Thrive – Positive
  • Anti-Bullying Week


  • Guru Nanak
  • Road Safety


  • The Whole picture
  • Believe in Yourself
  • Attendance
  • Christmas
  • Golden Book, Attendance and Team Points
  • Resilience, Determination, Overcoming Fears and Difficulties.
  • What is a Digital Leader? How do I become a Digital Leader?
  • What makes a good team captain?
  • Targets, friendship, enjoyment, being helpful and polite
  • Perseverance, achieving my goals
  • What is a Democracy?
  • Expectations and looking at the curriculum for the term
  • Importance for saying thank you for the Harvest gifts
  • What is good friend? How can we be a better friend?
  • Why do we celebrate black history month? Life of Mary Seacole
  • Jewish Customs, Jewish Day of Atonement
  • Not to be boastful
  • Fairness, Standing up for our rights
  • What is respect? How do we treat others with respect?
  • How do we form relationships?
  • Why do we celebrate 5th November? Who is Guy Fawkes?
  • Why do we wear Poppies? Remembrance Sunday
  • Camouflage in animals and peer pressure to blend in.
  • What makes us happy? Positive – half full, not half empty
  • Odd Sock Song, Anti Bullying Alliance, What makes us unique? Getting on Together, Anti-Bullying & Diversity Show
  • Who is he? How he brought together different religions
  • How do I keep myself safe? Behaviour outside near roads. Green Cross Code, Tales of the Road
  • Not being quick to judge people. 1st impressions can be wrong
  • Importance of being yourself, special and unique
  • Celebrating 100% attendance
  • Advents, Frosty, Performance – Bethlehem the musical

Spring Term



  • Achievement Celebrations
  • Helping Others
  • E-Safety – Hooked
  • British Values – Individual Liberty
  • Maths in Everyday Life
  • Martin Luther King
  • Mayor’s Charity
  • Thrive – Big Bag of Worries
  • European Union / Brexit
  • National Storytelling Week
  • Overcoming Odds
  • E-Safety Week
  • Rock Star Maths
  • Shrove Tuesday
  • Thrive – Emotions
  • Chinese New Year
  • E-Safety – Prevent
  • Excavation
  • World Book Day
  • Easter
  • Making Mistakes
  • E-Safety – Personal Information
  • How to Solve Problems?
  • Mothering Sunday
  • CMS Instrumental Band
  • Golden Book, Attendance and Team Points
  • Importance of working hard and helping others
  • Importance of spending time with family and friends
  • What is individual liberty? Individual rights, importance of rules
  • Why is it important to learn Maths?
  • Who was he? I have a dream... Reflection on equality
  • The work of the British Heart Foundation. The heart and keeping healthy
  • Worries that can become bigger and bigger.
  • What is the EU? Brexit options
  • Celebration and history of storytelling. Story Spinner – Mr Wah
  • Theseus – heroes
  • How do you stay safe online?
  • What is Rock Star Maths? Challenge class groups
  • What are the Pancake origins? Purpose of Shrove Tuesday
  • What to do and who to go to?
  • When is it celebrated? How is it celebrated?
  • Parent Zone – How do I stay safe online? Fake News
  • Introduction for Excavation project – Archaeology
  • Celebration of reading, reading for enjoyment
  • Why do we celebrate Easter? How is Easter celebrated around the world?
  • What is a mistake? What do you do when mistakes are made?
  • Not giving out personal information
  • Ways of overcoming problems
  • Role of mothers and significant others. Ways of showing appreciation
  • Appreciation of music and playing instruments
  • Speak Out. Stay Safe.

Summer Term



  • Advice
  • Passover
  • St. George’s Day
  • Behaviour Scenarios
  • Mad Hair Day
  • 3K Class Assembly
  • Thrive - Happiness is Within
  • 5F Class Assembly
  • Bob Marley
  • E-Safety – Identity Theft
  • 3R Class Assembly
  • Countries and Cultures Week
  • The Royal Wedding
  • Healthy Eating
  • Ramadan
  • 4F Class Assembly
  • World Cup
  • Thrive - Emotions
  • 3C Class Assembly
  • Charity
  • Eid
  • 4L Class Assembly
  • Do your best
  • Introduction of Votes for Schools
  • British Nutritional Foundation


  • Votes for Schools - Suffrogettes
  • 5P Class Assembly
  • Team Captain Quiz
  • Stop-Motion Movie Making


  • 4J Class Assembly
  • 100 years RAF
  • Instrumental Teachers' Band
  • Yr6 Leavers' Assemblies
  • 5K Assembly
  • Mischief Makers
  • Junior Citizen Awards
  • Celebration of Sports Assembly
  • Attendance Assemblies
  • Team Point Cup
  • Daedalus & Icarus – listening to advice. Think before you act
  • Jewish Exodus Story, traditions involved with celebrating Passover
  • St. George & the Dragon. How do we celebrate St. George’s Day?
  • Discuss good/poor choices of behaviour in different scenarios
  • Raising money for NSPCC
  • The World’s Worst Children and Our year so far
  • Emotions and how others can affect our mood
  • Life in Mexico
  • History and Black Lives Matter
  • What is your identity? How can it be stolen and why?
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Around our world…continents. Famous sites and landmarks.
  • The Day (BBC Newsround)
  • Cutting down on sugar, keeping fit, eating a balanced diet
  • What is Ramadan? Chn discuss their faith
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Importance of teamwork and supporting each other
  • Showing how behaviour can effect our feelings
  • What is healthy eating?
  • Caring for other
  • What is Eid? Why do Muslims celebrate?
  • The Roman Invasion of Great Britain
  • Being proud of yourself
  • World Cuy / Where is Russia? / Will football bring people together?
  • Importance of Healthy eating, food types, exercise at playtimes, lunchboxes and making a change
  • Would the Suffrogettes be happy if they visited the UK now
  • Theme Park - Around the World - Tudors, Mexico 
  • Year 6 answering general knowledge questions
  • Process of stop motion animation techniques - Summer Challenge - Wallace and Gromit / The Trap Door
  • The Story of Mufaro & His Beautiful Daughter (An African Tale)
  • Celebration of 100 years, flypast, first powered flight, WW2 pilots
  • Community Music Service Concert
  • Celebration of our year 6 children
  • The Tudors - The Life of King Henry VIII
  • Introduction of the Summer Reading Challenge
  • Presentation to the Winners of the Junior Citizen Award - The Gossip Girls
  • Year 6 Sports Awards
  • Celebrating attendance over the year
  • Team point awards

Singing Assemblies


Every Thursday morning, we have singing assembly. This is a chance to us to join together as a school and and sing out our voices. Here are some of the songs we like to sing. You can watch the videos, read the lyrics and practice singing them at home. Enjoy!

Robbie Williams | Love My Life - Lyric Video

Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars (Lyrics)

Take That ~ These days Lyrics

S Club 7: Reach for the Stars [LYRICS]

What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong - with Lyrics

Count On Me - Bruno Mars Lyrics

Jimmy Cliff - I Can See Clearly Now With Lyrics

The Greatest Showman - This Is Me [Official Lyric Video]

P!nk - What About Us (Lyrics/Lyric Video)

Alexander Rybak - That's How You Write A Song LYRICS (Eurovision 2018)

Take That - Giants (Lyric Video)

Sing - Gary Barlow & the commonwealth band lyrics

Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes (+ lyrics) Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Sweden

Polina Gagarina - A million voices [Lyrics] Eurovision 2015 (Russia)

Never Forget Me (Barking and Dagenham Choir)

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