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At Dore Primary School we provide a wide-ranging scheme of assemblies for children. Because of the very large numbers in our whole school community there is one whole school assembly each week which takes place on Wednesday mornings at 10.00 a.m.  Assemblies are held on Mondays for individual year groups. Tuesdays (singing), Thursdays (Celebration) and Fridays.
Parents have a right to withdraw their children from the 'daily act of collective worship'.
At the end of each term children in the Infant school perform a concert for their parents and relatives. This usually takes place during the very last week and there are three performances so that we can fit in all our very supportive family members - Tuesday R parents, Wednesday Y1 parents, Thursday Y2 parents although we can be flexible if you let us know your preferred day. The dates are published on the school calendar.
Children in the Junior school perform a class or year group assembly once a year to which parents and relatives are invited. These are usually related to their curriculum learning.
Parents are invited to special assemblies which focus on festivals and faith and we strongly encourage our families to help us to plan and to engage in these celebrations of faith and culture.  We very much value the diversity in our school and wish to include as many children as we can in sharing and promoting understanding of different world faiths and the vibrancy of global culture. Please contact us if you can help in this way.  You may see the Government Guidance on Collective Worship here. The Sheffield SACRE policy for Collective Worship is in a file below.
At the end of each term a whole school Citizenship Assembly is held in which achievements and awards are celebrated.
On Friday afternoons each department gathers to celebrate the children's learning of the week. Also in these assemblies children receive their merit certificates when certain milestones are achieved and once a month the Infants have a 'birthday' assembly to which parents are invited.
Children are strongly encouraged to work together in small groups to produce assemblies for the Juniors and Infants assemblies on subjects that interest them or which shares experiences that they have.  These are very popular events in the assembly structure.
Visitors are welcomed into assembly to broaden the horizons of our community and to add to curriculum and special focus learning and understanding.

Lynnette Glossop,
6 Dec 2012, 19:35