Our assemblies have changed this year, as a result of Covid. This means that we are no longer able to welcome as many children into the church as we could. Assemblies are therefore broadcast via Google Meet into the children's classrooms. We invite two year groups along to each assembly.
Our week now looks like this:
Monday – Whole school assembly, led by the headteacher and deputy headteacher. This assembly takes place via Google Meet and introduces our Thought for the Week, which is a Bible verse chosen to inspire and provide encouragement throughout the week.
Tuesday – This assembly is led by our Vicar, Ian Farley, and centres around the school value for the half-term. A story from the Bible is narrated and acted out by the children and then discussed.
Wednesday – We have an assembly based on a PHSE topic which takes place in the classrooms. This is led by the classteacher but has been prepared by the PSHE lead.
Thursday – We have an assembly based on Citizenship and what that means for us at St John's.
Friday – On the last day of the week we have a Celebration Assembly. This is hosted in the by the headteacher and the deputy head. We invite two children along from each class who have been nominated by their class teacher to be given the headteacher's gold award for an outstanding attitude to work throughout the week.
All assemblies finish with a prayer either led by children at St John's, Ian Farley or the class teacher.