In recent weeks we have had a number of questions raised about the topics and content of some of our assemblies. Each week we hold a number of different assemblies. On Mondays the children sing, we sing a mixture of modern and more traditional songs. Friday assemblies take the form of celebration for achievements. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays we hold assemblies around a theme or world event. We carefully select the content and theme of these assemblies to create a sense of awe and wonder as well as to broaden their horizons about the world around them, both past and present. Our theme for October has been Black History Month in line with Hertfordshire’s ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ priority. In these assemblies we use a range of medium to enhance the children’s understanding of the topic, these include videos, images, music and objects. Please be assured we always check the content and select these with great care to ensure they are suitable for the children. As part of this we also cover various religious festivals e.g. Diwali, Hanukah, Ramadan and Christmas. We deliberately select topics that we feel may prompt the children to want to discuss further, which we strongly encourage. We believe it is very important for our children to have the opportunity to embrace all events in life’s past and present no matter what their creed, colour or race. For the rest of this term we will be covering the following topics: Guy Fawkes, Remembrance/ War, Compassion, Appreciation, Advent, Christmas and Hanukah. As always if you can do anything to support our assembly themes at home this will only benefit your child/ children.