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WB 23rd May 2022

Year 4 Forgiveness assembly


WB 4th April

The Year 4 children led our Easter Service, recounting the story of Easter.

Rev Paul came to talk about the final section of the Lord's Prayer. He asked the children for their definition of 'power'. He asked what the children believed were the most powerful things that God has done. 

Paul finished by talking about how he believes the most important word in the Lord's Prayer is 'for'; that Christians believe all the things in the Lord's Prayer are possible because the Kingdom, the power and the glory is God's. 

Lord's Prayer - 'For the Kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever.'

WB 28th March

On Monday, Rev Terry Hinks visited us to lead our collective worship and talk about 'Hope'. He talked about moments when we might feel hopeless and that we may feel there is nothing we can do. But then he shared examples of people taking action to make things better for others, and demonstrating hope. The children shared their understanding of the word determinations. He finished by encouraging us not to give up!

On Wednesday, Rev Paul shared with us an interesting way to look at sin, based on the original definition of the word in the Bible. He called it 'missing the mark'. We had children attempting to fly paper aeroplanes at a target, to demonstrate just how tough it can be to hit the target, no matter how hard we try. Paul also talked to us about the expectation that we forgive others.

Lord's Prayer - "Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us"

Tiggywinkles Charity Competition Launch

On Wednesday 23rd March, Rev Paul continued our study of the Lord's prayer, considering the words 'Give us today our daily bread'. The children were asked what they thought we needed daily to survive. Their answers, summarised below, contained practical and more philosophical ideas! Paul then talked about advertisements and asked what was their purpose. He finished by saying that Christians believe God provides all we need for our daily lives. 

Lord's Prayer - "Give us today our daily bread"

WB 14th March


On Monday we read the book The Sunflower sisters. The focus this week was 'Hope for Equality'. The story centres around the friendship of two girls and how they grow to be confident of their identity.


On Tuesday, Rebecca from Wycombe Youth for Christ visited us to develop our thinking about what equality means to each of us.


On Wednesday, Rev Paul continued his study of the Lord's prayer this week, considering the words 'Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven'. We were challenged to consider what Jesus would do if he were Headteacher!


On Thursday, the children watched the next instalment of The Life of Jesus series from iSingPOP, learning about his baptism.


On Friday, Year 3 treated us to a joke-filled Red Nose Day Assembly, including a display of 'synchronised swimming'! They raised lots of cash for Comic Relief. 

Lord's Prayer - "Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven"

Wednesday 9th March

Rev Paul came to visit and lead assembly. He is visiting weekly during Lent to teach us about the Lord's Prayer and its meaning for Christians. In this assembly, we considered the meaning of these words at the beginning:






The children shared with each other their interpretation of the words. Paul told us the King David wrote in the Psalms that he saw God as his mother as well as his father. Paul explained that we can use the word mother in the Lord's Prayer as well if we wish. 


The children were challenged to think about what heaven could be and where it could be. There many thoughtful and varied answers!


We learnt that 'hallowed' mean precious and that Christians believe the name of God is precious.


Next week, we will consider 'Thy Kingdom Come'.


Lord's Prayer - "Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name."

Week beginning 28th February

Week beginning 14th February

Tuesday 8th February - The Perseverance of Jeremiah


We continue our series on perseverance from the iSingPOP team. This week, we look at the life of Jeremiah. 


Children think more deeply about the importance of showing perseverance in the face of adversity.  The dictionary definition of adversity is explained, and the Bible verse; “Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble” is considered.

Discussion is encouraged around standing firm and being committed to our beliefs and goals. It is explained that Christians believe even when they face difficulties, they can have hope and trust in God.

Wednesday 9th February

During assembly time on Wednesday, KS2 children discussed some Philosophy for Children questions.

Thursday 10th February - Open the Book: Peter and the Angel

Y4 Assembly 11th February

Reception's Assembly 4th Feb 2022

Year 1 assembly 28 1 22

Year 1 tell us all about Traditional Tales

Friday 21st January - Y6 Class Assembly

Year 6 share what they have learned about what it was like to live in Britain during World War Two.

Week beginning 10th January


Week beginning 13th December

Week beginning 15th November

Week beginning 1st November

Week beginning 18th October

Week beginning 4th October

Week beginning 20th September

Week beginning 13th September

Week beginning 19th July

Monday 19th July - Reviewing our School Values

Tuesday July 20th - Open the Book - Joseph and brothers

Week beginning 12th July

Assembly Thursday 15th July 21 Peace

Wednesday 14th July - 29,000 Ducks On An Epic Adventure!

Tuesday 13th July Open the Book Joseph in Prison 2

Week beginning 5th July

Kindness Assembly 5th July

Open the Book - Tuesday 6th July - Joseph 1

Faith At Home - Collective Worship for Primary Schools - Kindness

This week's Faith at Home episode explores the theme of KINDNESS - with prayers, reflections, activities and fun from student leaders in Birmingham and Croyd...

Week beginning 28th June

Monday 28th June - Peacemakers

Tuesday 29th June - Open the Book - Abraham

KS1 Assembly Wednesday 30th June

When Friendship Goes Wrong...

Assembly Thursday 1st July - Reconciliation

An assembly for St. Paul's School that explores the topic of reconciliation and unity.

Week beginning 21st June

Monday 21st June - Celebrating Diversity assembly available on Teams

Assembly Tuesday 22nd June - Open the Book - Noah's Ark

Wednesday 23rd June KS2 Assembly Celebrating Difference

Friday 25th June - Reception's Assembly Summer 2021

Week beginning 14th June

Tuesday 15th June - Open the Book Genesis 2

Wednesday 16th June KS1 Assembly

Assembly Thursday 17th June - Kindness & Friendship with Paul and Ali

Week Beginning 7th June

Monday 7th June - World Ocean day

Tuesday 8th June - Open the Book Creation story 8th June

Wednesday 9th June KS2 assembly - G7 Summit

Year 3 Assembly 11th June 2021 - Looking After Our World

Week beginning 24th May

Monday 24th May - Encouragement

Tuesday 25th May - Open The Book 25th May - Abigail

Wednesday 26th May - KS1 assembly - Good Deeds

Year 2 Assembly May 2021 - The Good Samaritan

Week beginning 17th May

Monday 17th May - Identity - We Can Make A Difference

An assembly exploring the topic of 'Identity'. This is the third assembly in the series. In this assembly, we look at 3 people from history who have made a difference to the people around them, and indeed on lives today.

Tuesday 18th May - Open The Book - the Story of Hannah

Wednesday 19th May KS2 assembly

Thursday 20th May - Prayer and Pentecost

Week beginning 10th May

Tuesday 11th May - Open The Book - the Story of Deborah

Wednesday 12th May - KS1 assembly - Super Friends!

Thursday 13th May - Forgiveness

Gemma, from Wycombe Youth for Christ, explores the topic of forgiveness.

Friday 14th May - Year 5 Assembly "What Inspires You?"

Week beginning 4th May 2021

Tuesday 4th May - Open the Book Ruth

Week beginning 26th April

Monday 26th April What Is Love?

Tuesday 27th April 2021 Open The Book

Wednesday 28th April Key Stage 1 - What is Love?

Thursday 29th April - Identity

An assembly-based resource for schools exploring the topic of 'Identity'. This is the first assembly in the series. It explores how our actions and words s...

Tuesday 20th April Open the Book

Wednesday 21st April

Thursday 22nd April

Love Assembly 22nd April 21

Rev Terry Hinks talks about love

Week beginning 29th March 2021

Open The Book Palm Sunday

Week beginning 22nd March

Monday 22nd March - Harriet Tubman

Tuesday 23rd March National Day of Reflection

Wednesday 24th March Open The Book

Thursday 25th March

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Rev Hinks talks about high expectations
Week beginning 15th March

Monday 15th March - Red Nose Day preparation

Tuesday 16th March - Kamala Harris's Superheroes

Open the Book Wednesday 17th March

The story of David continues...

Thursday 18th March Faithfulness Assembly with Doral Hayes

Thursday 18th March 21

Friday 19th March Red Nose Day Fun!

Week beginning 8th March

Joe Todd Stanton Reads A Mouse Called Julian

How to draw Julian

Assembly 10 03 21

Watch Miss Steed's video all about a girl called Malala

Open the Book 9th March 2021

Week beginning 1st March

Monday 1st March - Kai and the Monkey King Part 1

Tuesday 2nd March - Open The Book

Wednesday 3rd March - Kai and the Monkey King Part 2

Thursday 4th March - Kai and the Monkey King Part 3

Julian is a Mermaid

Meet Julian, he's a mermaid!

Open The Book 230221

Assembly: Hope (St . Paul's)

An assembly-based resource for schools exploring the topic of 'Hope'. Including a game, it enables students to consider the difference between wishes and ho...

Week beginning 8th February

Open the Book Tuesday 9th February

Wednesday 10th February - Assembly for Sir Tom

Thursday 11th February - The World Made a Rainbow


The last assembly of this half term can be found as an assignment on Teams.

Week beginning 1st February

Thursday 28th Jan - Gratitude

Tuesday 19th January Open The Book

Friday 22nd January

Use the website and password sent to you to watch the latest iSingPOP offering: Episode 3 How should we love?

Thursday 14th January - KS1 Assembly - JOY by Corrinne Averiss

Joy, a children's storybook By Corrinne Averiss.Read Aloud by KidStoryTime With Iffy.Published by Quarto PublishingThis is a beautiful book with a message ab...

Thursday 14th January - KS2 assembly about older children's view of joy

Hello! Here is our new assembly about Joy! We hope that you can enjoy!

Friday 15th January - iSingPOP!

Use the website and password emailed to you to watch Episode 2 Who Should We Love? EP2 CW Spring 1

Autumn 2020

A Story for Key Stage 1 children - Grandpa Christmas by Michael Morpurgo

For KS1

A Story for Key Stage 2 children - The Great Realisation by Tomos Roberts

For KS2

Open The Book 24th November

16th November - The Wishing Tree Project

The Big Anti-Bullying Assembly 2020 - Year 5 and 6 only

This video is 23 minutes long and is quite hard-hitting, hence we are only recommending it to children in Years 5 and 6. It is important you watch it before sharing with your child.

Open The Book 20th October 2020

Monday 19th October - The Courage to Persevere

Harvest 2020 - Fruits of the Spirit

Open The Book 131020

Tuesday 6th October

Open The Book 061020 Elijah and the Ravens

Monday 5th October - Prayer

Wednesday 30th September - Wycombe Youth for Christ: Who Do You Follow?

An assembly-based resource for schools exploring the topic of 'Who do you follow?'. Through a football themed quiz, it enables students to consider who they follow.

Monday 28th September 2020


The children received a well-needed 'pep talk' from these children, discussed some fantastic self-affirmations and listened to an encouraging song.

2020 Pep Talk by Children (Big Life Journal)

2020 has been a challenging year for many of us...BUT! It can still be saved! This is the PEP TALK WE ALL NEED to feel encouraged, to keep going, and to make the most of this year!! These children are here to remind you that you matter, you can do hard things, and YOU ARE LOVED!

"Big Life" [Lyric Video] Original Song by Lindsay Müller

Wednesday 23rd September - Rev Terry Hinks

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Open The Book 22nd September 2020

The open the Book Team bring the story of the two houses

Monday 21st September - Gideon, a courageous learner

Virtual Assembly 13th July

Virtual Assembly - Peace and Unity

Virtual Assembly 1st July

Virtual Assembly 30th June 2020

Virtual Assembly - Wednesday 24th June - Who is my Neighbour?

Virtual Assembly 23rd June - Self-control

Self-Control discussion sheet

Virtual Assembly 17th June

Virtual Assembly 16th June

Virtual Assembly 15th June

Virtual Assembly 8th June

Virtual Assembly for the New Half Term, 1st June 2020

Virtual Assembly 18th May

Virtual Assembly 11th May 2020

Virtual Assembly 4th May

Virtual Assembly 27th April 2020

Virtual assembly 30th March 2020

Our Collective Worship schedule is designed around the School Values. 

In the first half of the Autumn Term, we look at Courage as we all begin a new academic year. The Value of Respect is considered in the second half of the Autumn Term.

In in dark, cold January, we focus on the Value of Enjoyment and then move on to consider the Value of Hope as we approach Easter. 

The Summer Term is given over to the School Value of Belonging and Community and we finish the year reflecting on all our School Values.

Children's Contributions

Children participate and lead assemblies and collective worship on a regular basis in a variety of ways.

  • writing and leading prayers
  • performing songs and role playing stories
  • singing chorally
  • presenting charity projects and launching competitions
  • sharing successes and achievements
  • reporting on sporting events

These are continually related to the School Values


Here are some examples of collective worship at St Paul's.

Rev Hinks came in to lead Collective Worship on 28th February. He told us about Fairtrade Fortnight and how we can share hope. Here is his powerpoint.