At Greengate Junior School, we have a broadly Christian ethos, with a strongly embedded understanding of belonging to, and functioning in a community. Whole school assemblies are led by the head teacher or deputy head teacher and take the form of discussion and activity around a PHSE/SMSC issue relevant to the school community at that time. Whole school assemblies are also a vehicle for our strong ‘singing’ ethos at Greengate Juniors, and children participate on a weekly basis, in community singing either with a theme (Harvest, Christmas etc) or using songs from the SINGUP children’s website.
Each class produces a Friday Assembly, where children get to perform in front of our community audience, on a theme chosen by them. Every class has the opportunity for this twice or three times per year.
PSHE/SMSC are strongly embedded throughout all lessons and activities at Greengate Junior school, and extra lessons for children on specific issues are planned as need arises (see our SMSC policy document).
Respect assembly from class 5W- October 2019:
Class 5W used their first assembly of the year to talk about what ‘respect’ meant and to reinforce our positive values at Greengate.
Class 5G assembly on Kindness- June 2019!
Class 5G have been reading ‘Wonder’ and they told us all about the themes of inclusion and kindness- this assembly exemplifies the themes and topics we have been working on this year- Greengate values! Well done class 5R!
Year five visit a Buddhist Temple-March 2019.
Harvest Festival October 2018:
Class 3M lead our Harvest festival assembly this year and told us the story of Johnny Appleseed. Our food donations were split between Barrow Food Bank and Ostley House, home for the blind.
‘Great Get Together’ Assembly June 2018:
Class 4I hosted our community get together to commemorate the life of the late MP Jo Cox. Lots of our community members turned out to watch the fabulous assembly and join in with some cake eating! We raised £133 for two of our favourite charities and remembered the important message that class 4I reminded us of: “We have more in common than that which divides us.” Jo Cox.
NSPCC assembly June 2018:
The NSPCC delivered an important but hard-hitting assembly to all our children on keeping themselves safe!
FAIRTRADE ASSEMBLY SPRING 2018!
Shoeboxes of Hope- Christmas 2017.
Harvest Festival 2017
Year six attend their Junior Citizen training at Barrow Fire Station-June 2017