Whole-School Assembly Packs: About Me and Wellbeing

21 December 2020

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Twinkl, who create brilliant education resources, to bring you six assemblies inspired by the Puffin Book of Big Dreams. Published in celebration of Puffin’s 80th birthday, contributions to the book include stories from Jacqueline Wilson, Malorie Blackman and Tom Fletcher, as well as extracts from a few much-loved favourites like Roald Dahl and Eric Carle.

Each assembly focuses on an aspect of wellbeing and dreaming big, two things we believe are really important to encourage children on their journeys through life. Using short stories and poems from the Puffin Book of Big Dreams as an inspirational stimulus, children in Key Stage 1 & 2 will be prompted to think about a whole range of wellbeing themes from kindness to how to solve disputes. They’ll also be inspired to dream big and believe they really can achieve their goals! These assemblies can be used with individual classes or across the whole school.

‘The A-Z of Amazing’ by Rashmi Sirdeshpande Whole-School Assembly Pack

Listen to Rashmi read her lovely poem aloud, or you can read it, and use as a stimulus to talk about positive words which begin with each letter of the alphabet. This assembly promotes kind words, compliments and a positive view of oneself. Download assembly here.

‘You’ by Kristina Stephenson Whole-School Assembly Pack

You’ll read the lovely short poem ‘You’ by Kristina Stephenson and use as a stimulus to talk about being unique and having your own aspirations. This assembly promotes dreaming big, goal setting and aiming high. Download assembly here.

 ‘A Great Adventure’ by Al Rodin Whole-School Assembly Pack

You’ll read the brilliant short story ‘A Great Adventure’ by Al Rodin and use as a stimulus to talk about how unkind words and actions are never the solution to a disagreement. This assembly promotes kind words, seeking similarities and encourages children to solve their own disagreements. Download assembly here.

‘Keep Flying, Little Bird!’ by Ben Lerwill Whole-School Assembly Pack

Go on a journey with the lovely story ‘Keep Flying, Little Bird!’ by Ben Lerwill and use this as a stimulus to talk about how all of us face difficult ‘journeys’ in life but we can choose to keep flying towards where we want to be. Download assembly here.

‘The Gang’ by Lisette Auton Whole-School Assembly Pack

You’ll read the short story ‘The Gang’ by Lisette Auton and use this as a stimulus to talk about how people put limitations on the central character by making assumptions about what he can and can’t do. This assembly promotes equality, positivity and resilience. Download assembly here.

‘The Lion in the Wardrobe’ by Susie Day Whole-School Assembly Pack

You’ll read this delightful short story ‘The Lion in the Wardrobe’ by Susie Day and use as a stimulus to talk about how talking to someone that you trust can help you to feel better when you are scared, sad, lonely or anxious. This assembly promotes overcoming fears and the importance about mental health. Download assembly here.

 

 

 

 

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