Monday 4th May 2020 – Living your best life
Monday 27th April 2020 – Meeting with Jesus
Monday 20th April 2020: The a-ha moment –
Monday 30th March
2nd March 2020: On the mountain – Through physical and spiritual healing, and defiance in the face of evil, each of the Lent Gospel stories helps us to reflect on and prepare for the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Easter is the cornerstone of our faith. In our oft-troubled world it is important to hold on to hope, and this Lent, these resources will enable children to journey towards Easter. This assembly looked at the Transfiguration and its effect on us as we are invited to surrender to Jesus who can shine through us.
24th February 2020: It is written – Through physical and spiritual healing, and defiance in the face of evil, each of the Lent Gospel stories helps us to reflect on and prepare for the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Easter is the cornerstone of our faith. In our oft-troubled world it is important to hold on to hope, and this Lent, these resources will enable children to journey towards Easter. In this assembly children considered temptation and how trusting in God and His word can help us to resist temptation.
10th February 2020: Shine His light– This assembly celebrated each child’s unique gifts and talents. The real-life story of Eric Liddell and an analogy of the moon reflecting the light of the sun helped children to understand that by using their gifts, they can do good and reflect God’s light into the world.
3rd February 2020: Well being and feeling good assembly
27th January 2020: Follow the leader – Inspired by the Gospel passage on the calling of Simon and Andrew, children thought about why they follow instructions that they receive. Children learnt that they can choose who/what they follow and were invited to follow Jesus in practical ways.
20th January 2020: Knowing me; knowing Him – In this week’s Gospel, John the Baptist spoke about his revelation that Jesus is the chosen one of God. Through a drama involving mistaken identity and a much-anticipated royal visit to a school, children celebrated the life-changing joy and freedom we know when we too recognise Jesus as God.
13th January 2020: We are family – In this assembly, we heard a dramatised interview about the Baptism of Jesus, and hear the words that came from Heaven, “This is my son, the beloved”. Children understood that we too are invited to accept our place in God’s family.
6th January 2020: The greatest gift – This week we explored the Feast of the Epiphany through the eyes of Mary: what did Mary think of the wise men and their gifts, and what impact did seeing Jesus have on the wise men? This assembly helped the children to understand that Jesus is the greatest gift we can hope to have.
16th December 2019: Overflowing with joy – the children were invited to
recognise the Good News of Jesus as the source of all our joy. They were encouraged to become more aware of joy in their lives, and to share this joy with others at Christmas time and beyond.
9th December 2019: Preparing our hearts – the children learnt that in
preparing for Jesus’ coming at Christmas, they should find peace in
their hearts and in their relationships.
25th November 2019: Year 6 assembly
18th November 2019: Times of trouble – This assembly asked the question, ‘Who do we look to in times of trouble?’ Through a real child’s experience, pupils were encouraged to look to God and responsible adults for support. Also highlighted is the work of Aid to the Church in Need, who support persecuted Christians around the world today.
11 th November 2019: God’s gift of forgiveness – Building on last week’s themes of repentance and forgiveness, this assembly helped children to understand that God’s mercy is extended to all people, no matter what they might have done. Children prayed for prisoners who have committed crimes and that all people’s hearts might be turned ‘towards the love of God.’
4th November 2019: Man up a tree – Through the story of Zacchaeus, the crooked tax collector whose life was turned upside down by meeting Jesus, and the modern-day conversion story of East End gangster John Pridmore, the children explored themes of repentance and forgiveness. The assembly concluded with an opportunity for children to give their lives to Jesus.
21st October 2019: Never lose heart – In this week’s Gospel reading Jesus told us to pray continually and never lose heart. The children learnt that our prayers do not always have to use words, and that if we see God in everything we do, it can remind
us to pray throughout the day.
14th October 2019: Helping Hands – This assembly looked at how Jesus constantly offers us healing and help. Using a modern retelling of the story of The Ten Lepers, it helped us think of ways to respond gratefully to God’s help in our daily life.
7th October 2019: Mustard seeds – This assembly explored the nature of faith and God’s incredible power. The Sunday Gospel reading told us that it doesn’t matter how big or how small our faith is; in fact, even with faith the size of a tiny mustard seed, God can do amazing things. This is because the results don’t depend on us – they depend on God.
30th September 2019: For richer for poorer – This was the third and final assembly inspired by Jesus’ teaching on our attitudes towards material possessions. Through a game of ‘The Price is Right’ and the Gospel story of the rich man and the poor man, this assembly showed the children their true wealth: their faith in God and the gifts He gives us.
23th September 2019: Money, money, money…- Jesus said, “You cannot be the slave of both God and money.” The pupils were invited to consider what their equivalent to money is; what they may put before God, and how can they enjoy these things and honour God through them by putting God first.
16th September 2019: The Hustings – This week a number of Year 6 pupils prepared presentations to the whole school to become Head Girl or Head Boy. The candidates all expressed a desire to serve the school community and help keep St Adrian’s a safe and happy place for all pupils. The vote is taking place and the outcome is eagerly awaited.
9th September 2019: Planning for the future – Building from last week where children learned about God’s dream for them, this assembly helped children look forward to how wonderful a life with Jesus can be, and how to ensure Jesus is the firm foundation at the centre of their hopes and dreams for the future.
4th September 2019: God’s Dream – This assembly offered a chance for children to step away from the busyness of the first week back and reflect on their relationship with Jesus and about God’s dream for our lives compared to the empty, materialistic riches that the world offers.