PROBLEM-SOLVING, 15 OCTOBER 2021
This week in assembly for Years 1 and 2, we talked about getting on with each other and how to solve problems should they occur. We also talked about how to own up if you do something wrong or make a mistake.
HEROES, 8 OCTOBER 2021
In assembly this week, we talked about how everyone should be treated as equals, however sometimes, unfortunately, this does not happen. As part of Black History Month, we talked about an American hero, Rosa Parks and how she helped to improve life in America. Guy also did some amazing research on British hero, Marcus Rashford and created a wonderful collage about him.
ANIMALS' HOMES & FRIENDSHIP, 24 SEPTEMBER 2021
In assembly this week, we read again, the story of ‘Silvia and Bird’ and we discussed friendships and how important they are to us. We also talked about animals’ homes.
THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP, 18 JUNE 2021
In assembly, we read ‘Sylvia and Bird’ written by Catherine Rayner. We talked about the feeling of belonging and the power of friendship.
BE KIND, 28 MAY 2021
In assembly this week, we read the book ‘The Wishing Star’ by M Christina Butler and Frank Endersby. The story was about friendship and we talked about how it is always important to be kind to our friends.
TELLING THE TRUTH, 14 MAY 2021
In assembly this week, I read ‘Bumble Bear’ by Nadia Shireen. We talked about being truthful and becoming a hero.
RAMADAN & EID, 7 MAY 2021
Musa led the assembly brilliantly this week, telling us about Ramadan and Eid. Thank you to his parents for providing some traditional food for the children to enjoy at home.
BEARS & BABYSITTING, 30 APRIL 2021
In assembly this week, we read a story called ‘The Bear Who Came To Babysit’. We spoke about different adjectives you could use to describe the bear and whether or not it would be safe to have a bear babysit
ST GEORGE'S DAY & THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY, 23 APRIL 2021
In assembly, we discussed St George’s Day and Mrs Eglash read the story of St George and the dragon. Mrs Eglash also showed everyone photos of the senior members of the present day Royal Family and discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday and talked about the future heirs to the throne.
PASSOVER & EASTER, 26 MARCH 2021
We had two assemblies this week. In the first assembly, Oscar told us the story of Passover. In our second assembly, Miss Wos told us the story of Easter.
ST PATRICK'S DAY & NOWRUZ, 19 MARCH 2021
In assembly this week, we had plenty to discuss. Firstly, we talked about Saint Patrick’s Day and Miss McDaid told us about how they celebrate this day in Ireland. Daniel told us about Nowruz and he showed us his very beautiful Haft-Seen plate. A very happy Nowruz to everyone celebrating this weekend. We also talked about Spring; the first of the four Seasons. Spring begins on the 21st of March, we learnt on that day the hours of daylight and night are the same.
'LITTLE MONKEY' & BRAVERY, 12 MARCH 2021
In assembly this week, I read the book “Little Monkey” by Marta Altes to Reception and Year One. Afterwards, we talked about what animals live in the jungle. We also talked about being brave and the children talked about brave things they had done.
WORLD BOOK DAY, 5 MARCH 2021
This week in assembly, we spoke about World Book Day. I enjoyed reading my favourite book called ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allan to our Reception and Year One classes. The children were asked to design a pair of knickers they thought the Queen would wear when visiting Golders Hill School. I can’t wait to see their designs.
PURIM & BRAVERY, 26 FEBRUARY 2021
This week in assembly, Reception and Year One heard the story of Purim. We talked about who they thought was the hero of the story. We also talked about being brave.
CHINESE NEW YEAR, 12 FEBRUARY 2021
Year One and Reception Assembly this week was about Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Ox. We learnt how the months were named and how the Rat was the first year. The Rat was not very kind to the Ox or the Cat. I am sure all GHS children would be much kinder to their friends.
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING, 5 FEBRUARY 2021
his week is Children’s Mental Health Week; some of the children wore their jumpers inside out. This was to signify that we cannot always tell by looking at someone how they are feeling inside.
In Assembly, we discussed with Reception and Year One how we could tell how people were feeling. We looked at an apple and a bruised banana and we talked about how we really could not see from the outside if they were bruised inside. In-fact, the bruised banana had no bruises at all once it had been peeled. We also talked about always being kind and thinking before we talk.
Australia Day, 29 JANUARY 2021
This week in Assembly, Year 1 and Reception talked about Australia Day. We also talked about the Queen being head of our Country and Mr Biden being head of America.
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 22 JANUARY 2021
In Assembly this week we found out from Ms McDaid that the new President of the United States of America, Mr Joseph Biden would be the 46th President.
SMILE! 15 JANUARY 2021
This week in Assembly with the older children, we talked about being grumpy and how it is better to have a smiling face than a grumpy face.
NATIVITY, 11 DECEMBER 2020
This week in assembly, Tai-Ga told us the story of the Nativity. Thank you so much Tai-Ga for your lovely assembly.
CHANNUKAH, 4 DECEMBER 2020
In assembly this week, Guy and Theo told us all about the festival of Channukah. You can see the photos of the assembly on Instagram. Thank you to Mrs Brackenboro, Mrs Morgan and Mrs Cohen for their help and donations. The word ‘Chanukah’ is a Hebrew word and therefore can have many variations of spellings when written in English.
THANKSGIVING, 27 NOVEMBER 2020
Thank you to Jake in our Reception class who led our Thanksgiving assembly this week. Jake made the most wonderful turkey out of arts and crafts which he showed at assembly.
ANTI-BULLYING WEEK, 20 NOVEMBER 2020
Kindergarten joined Reception and Year One for a special assembly on Thursday morning. The theme of the assembly was 'Anti- Bullying'. We talked about wearing odd socks to highlight that we are all unique. We discussed how we are all different, for example, height, skin colour and hobbies. We discussed what the children should do if someone is being mean to them or not sharing with them. They were all very aware that they must use their words and tell the adult who is looking after them in school. We reinforced the need to feel safe and it is alright to say 'No' if you don't like what another child is doing or saying.
DIWALI & REMEMBRANCE DAY, 13 NOVEMBER 2020
In Assembly this week we spoke about the festival of Diwali. Thank you to Kai for his contribution to the Assembly.
Also thank you to Lucy and Brodie for wearing their Father’s medals to help us talk about Remembrance Day.
Happy Diwali to all those celebrating.
GUY FAWKES, 6 NOVEMBER 2020
In Assembly this week, we talked about the Gun Powder Plot. Do you know how long ago this took place? Ask anyone in Reception or Year One and they should be able to give you the answer to this.
BLACK HISTORY WEEK, 16 OCTOBER 2020
Another huge thank you to Ivanna for delivering such an amazing assembly. The children thought it was the best assembly ever! Please remember to follow and like our posts on Instagram @goldershillschool
MORE ON THE GOLDERS HILL WAY, 9 OCTOBER 2020
In Assembly this week, we carried on looking at the Golders Hill Way. Please reinforce this at home. Here it is for you to read with your children:
The Golders Hill Way
We respect and listen to each other.
We look after our school and our belongings
We look smart and wear our uniform with pride.
We are kind and polite.
We try hard, have fun and do our best to make this a very happy school.
THE GOLDERS HILL WAY, 2 OCTOBER 2020
In Assembly this week we started to look at the Golders Hill Way. We talked about how we respect and listen to each other and how we look after our school and our belongings. Please reinforce this at home.
ROSH HASHANAH, 18 SEPTEMBER 2020
In Assembly this week we talked about the Jewish New Year. Oscar told us how many seeds there are in every pomegranate. Do you know the answer? There are 613 seeds to represent the number of commandments.
HAND WASHING, 6 MARCH 2020
This week we spoke about washing our hands. We demonstrated how to wash our hands thoroughly to reinforce good hygiene to the children.
SHROVE TUESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY 2020
Miss Wos talked about Shrove Tuesday and the ancient tradition of making pancakes. We spoke about Lent and we watched a video on the projector about Shrove Tuesday.
DENTAL WELLNESS TRUST, 14 FEBRUARY 2020
Dr Linda came in to talk to us about how to clean our teeth and oral hygiene. Every child from Nursery and above was given their own toothbrush. Remember, “Brush and spit and do not rinse”. Dental Wellness Trust were thrilled to have received so many toothpastes – thank you for your donations.
INSIDE OUT DAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2020
In Assembly this week our emphasis was on ‘Inside Out Day’ and the motto related to this; ‘It’s OK not to be OK’. We talked about why we were wearing our clothes inside out and being kind to our friends. We couldn’t always tell from looking at people’s faces how they were feeling, and we re-enforced how we could be kind to others by smiling, offering to help, share and play together.
AUSTRALIA DAY, 31 JANUARY 2020
Thank you to Mrs Peet for a brilliant assembly about Australia. Did you know that it was Australia Day on 26th January 2020. The children were intrigued with the photos of the Australian animals and the very interesting facts we were told about these animals.
KINDNESS, 24 JANUARY 2020
This week in Assembly, we talked about kindness and read a story called Mr Wolf and the Three Bears. We spoke about being kind to others.
CHINESE NEW YEAR, 16 JANUARY 2020
Thank you to the Tago-Chu family for the amazing and very informative Assembly about the Chinese New Year. Do you know how many Peppa Pig programmes you can watch on your journey to China? Ask any child in Reception or Kindergarten for the answer.
NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS, 10 JANUARY 2020
This week we spoke about our New Year's resolutions, and one of our ideas was to recycle more often, and this has become our theme of the year.
THANKSGIVING, 29 NOVEMBER 2019
This week in assembly we were delighted to have Mrs Cohen here to speak to the children about Thanksgiving. We thought very carefully about what we can be grateful for.
ANTI-BULLYING, 15 NOVEMBER 2019
In Assembly this week our topic was anti-bullying. We discussed how to be kind to our friends and to encourage this, we have had ‘Kindess Week’ at school.
GUY FAWKES, 8 NOVEMBER 2019
In Assembly this week, I told the story of Guy Fawkes and we discussed the dangers of fireworks.
HELP FOR HARVEST, 18 OCTOBER 2019
In Assembly this week, we talked about helping others and how Harvest Festival will help people who do not have a home.
HAPPY FEELINGS, 11 OCTOBER 2019
In Assembly, we read the story of ‘Mr Happy’ and talked about how to make someone happy. We also talked about who to talk to if you were not feeling happy.
STORIES AND PUPPETS, 27 SEPTEMBER 2019
In Assembly this week, Mrs Steel read a lovely story to the children. She used puppets for visual effects.
AHOY MATEY! 20 SEPTEMBER 2019
In Assembly this week, we talked about pirates. What is a pirate? Can a pirate be a boy or girl? What does a pirate wear over his eye? Who is going to walk the plank?
FAREWELL YEAR TWO! 5 JULY 2019
We had a farewell assembly this week for our leavers and Year Two gave a lovely rendition of one of their Mary Poppins songs.
Year Two’s Graduation was a huge success and I was so very proud of the children!
ROYAL TRAINING, 28 JUNE 2019
In Assembly this week, we were delighted to welcome Noah S’s Grandfather who came to speak to us about his work with the Queen and Prince Charles. He told us how he addresses her, how you must never touch her, and he even demonstrated how to leave a room backwards, always facing her when you exit. It was a very exciting and informative Assembly.
SPECIAL VISIT, 21 JUNE 2019
In Assembly this week we were lucky to have Ethan & Emma’s Grandma, who is visiting from Israel. She told us about her job as Head Nurse at a hospital in Israel. What a very interesting and hard job.
TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY, 14 JUNE 2019
In Assembly this week, we read the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and heard the wolf’s side of the story. We expanded on an Assembly from earlier in the term, where we re-iterated that there are always two sides to every story.
EID, 7 JUNE 2019
We spoke about the festival of Eid, which took place in the week. Thank you to Miss Anar for taking the assembly and we send good wishes to all those celebrating.
'MAJOR' ASSEMBLY! 24 MAY 2019
In assembly this week we were so lucky to have a Major visit us. He was dressed in his winter attire. He explained each of his medals and he also told us that he had parachuted from an aeroplane. The children and staff asked very sensible questions after which he demonstrated how to march like a soldier, swinging his arms assisted beautifully by his son. Everyone really enjoyed this assembly and we’d like to say thank you to our visitor.
OUR FAVOURITE OUTINGS! 17 MAY 2019
Assembly this week was only for Year Two and Reception. School council badges were awarded.
We talked about their favourite outings that they had been on with the school and their parents. Some of these outings were extremely exciting.
OLD SCHOOL, 10 MAY 2019
In Assembly this week we discussed the changes in schools over the years. The children were very interested in the ways the staff were punished at their schools.
JUDGEMENT, 3 MAY 2019
In Assembly this week we discussed how to be tolerant of others. We talked about not judging a person before you get to know them and making friends with everyone.
SHOWTIME! 29 MARCH 2019
This week we saw the Golders Hill children perform beautifully at the two concerts held on Monday and Tuesday. We were so impressed at how well they did and want to say a huge thank you to all the staff who worked so hard to make the shows happen.
HOLI, PURIM AND OUR VISITORS ASSEMBLY, 22 MARCH 2019
In Assembly this week, we spoke about the festival of Holi. Thank you to Mrs Lakhotia and Anita for their insight and efforts. We also enjoyed hearing about the festival of Purim which also took place this week.
We would like to welcome our five Japanese visitors and hope they enjoy their time at Golders Hill.
FOOD AND TRYING NEW THINGS ASSEMBLY, 15 MARCH 2019
In Assembly this week, we spoke about trying new foods, and read a book called ‘Bramble the Brave’. Thank you to Peter in Year Two for helping read the story.
REHEARSE, REHEARSE, REHEARSE ASSEMBLY 8 MARCH 2019
This week we used our Assembly time to rehearse for our show. We are so proud of all our wonderful children!
'NO CONFRONTATION' ASSEMBLY, 1 MARCH 2019
In Assembly this week we discussed how to avoid confrontation. We learned to talk about our feelings, try to understand each other and that teachers are always there to help.
DIFFERENT SIDES TO A STORY ASSEMBLY, 15 FEBRUARY 2019
In Assembly this week we told a different version of the story of the ‘3 Little Pigs’, and then we talked about the wolf’s side of the story. From that we went on to the fact that there are two sides to every story.
CHINESE NEW YEAR ASSEMBLY, 8 FEBRUARY 2019
In Assembly this week we enjoyed celebrating the Chinese New Year. We would like to thanks May Soo-Yin, and Mr Sun for their efforts and explanations. Please see our pictures in our 'photo gallery' section of the website.
OVERCOMING OUR SHYNESS ASSEMBLY, 1 FEBRUARY 2019
In Assembly this week we spoke about feeling shy, and how it was alright to have those feelings and how to try to overcome them.
We wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year - “Gong hei fat choy”.
HOW TO BEHAVE ASSEMBLY, 25 JANUARY 2019
This week in Assembly our theme was based around the song ‘Step Away From The Chocolate’. We spoke about keeping out of trouble, and what to do if we get into trouble. We learnt that the best thing to do is own up to it, and be honest; and always learn from our mistakes.
MANAGING OUR EMOTIONS ASSEMBLY, 18 JANUARY 2019
In this week’s assembly we talked about managing our emotions. What to do if we feel angry, and how to express ourselves. The children made some very sensible recommendations and we were very impressed with their ideas.
NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS ASSEMBLY, 11 JANUARY 2019
In Assembly we talked about new year’s resolutions and about what we had achieved in 2018 and what we hope to achieve in 2019. It was refreshing to hear the children's reflections on their own aspirations for the year ahead, and we look forward to encouraging them to achieve their goals moving forward.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHT ASSEMBLY, DECEMBER 2018
Our ‘Festival of Light’ assembly was a huge success and we really enjoyed having the support of parents. We learnt about Channukah, Diwali and Christmas and enjoyed the colours, lights and music from our wonderful music teacher.
DIWALI ASSEMBLY, NOVEMBER 2018
In our assembly this week we were extremely lucky to have the most wonderful puppet show for the children, put on and run by an ex parent from GHS. The show told the story of Diwali with magnificent props, puppets and a clear and captivating narrative.
Royal Wedding Assembly
15 May 2018
This week we discussed the Royal Wedding and everyone's plans for the celebration. We also talked about different types of weddings, and the staff shared their experiences and expectations of a wedding.
When Mrs Steel got married (a long time ago!) she invited everyone back to their small house, and cooked sausages, in her excitement she burnt them.
The children learnt the story of Passover and all about the Seder night meal from one of our parents. There were a lot of questions asked and it was very informative.
Assembly led by Ms Komlosi
Yoga Retreat in India
Ms Komlosi (Owls Class) went on a Yoga Retreat in India for 3 weeks and she took an assembly to tell all the children and staff about it. The children were very interested and enjoyed copying some of the yoga positions demonstrated by Ms Komlosi.
Chinese New Year Assembly
We were lucky to have a parent led assembly on the traditions of the Chinese New Year, and to say "Kung Hei Fat Choi" to those celebrating this festival. We learnt that there is a Chinese Zodiac which tells us that this year is the Year of the Dog and how far away China is (6,000 miles!). All the children were given traditional gifts of money in a red envelope.
AUSTRALIA DAY ASSEMBLY
26 JANUARY 2018
We had another fantastic parent led assembly on Australia Day, and we learnt all about how this official national day of Australia is always held on 26 January, this is because it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip. We were taught all about the Southern Cross on the Australian flag, and why Australians wear hats with corks swinging from string to stop insects getting near your face.
Chanukah Assembly - 2017
The children were taught the story of Chanukah by a very proud Grandmother and Grandson. The blessing over the candles was made and all the children got donuts to take home
AUTUMN TERM 2017
The Golders Hill Way Assembly
This was first assembly of the school year and Mrs Eglash spoke to the children about The Golders Hill Way
· We respect and listen to each other.
· We look after our school and our belongings.
· We look smart and wear our uniform with pride.
· We are kind and polite.
· We try hard, have fun and do our best to make this a very happy school.
We have focussed two assemblies on the different religions in our school. We have children from Year 2 talking about their special holidays over the Autumn months. Joseph, Zaki, Aman & Max have shared their Rosh-Hashona, Eid, Diwali and Christmas stories - please see photos/videos below.
We have talked this week about using the "magic word" "please" in order to get the best out of our peers and teachers. Mrs Eglash also spoke about helping other people who are less fortunate than the children of Golders Hill. This is the lead-up to our Harvest Festival Assembly in aid of Cricklewood Foodbank.
The children sharing Eid/Rosh-Hashona, Christmas/Diwali
Autumn Term 2016 - Assemblies
First assembly of the school year, we talked School Rules. Mrs Eglash explained to the children The Golders Hill Way and all questions were answered.
Rosh Hashanah Assembly
I was very pleased to be invited to speak to the children about the Jewish New Year. I brought in apples and honey for all the children to explain how we dip the apples in honey during our celebration. I also brought bitter pomegranate for the children to try. It is our custom to eat honey cake at Rosh Hashanah. I blew a shofar in the school assembly and asked the children questions about their own understanding of the Jewish New Year traditions. Mrs Roukin
We held an assembly on being inclusive in friendships, and how we are all friends together. We also reminded the children that if another child asks them to do something that they feel is wrong - then they must say "no" and hopefully tell the teacher.
Our assembly on "Sharing" was all about taking turns and letting everyone join in. Again, this is on our "all inclusive" theme.
Mrs Anar gave a talk on Eid, and the children learnt the story behind this important muslim festival. We talked about similarities between religions.
Mrs Eglash explained what to do in an emergency, and asked the question "what was an emergency" and we role played a situation.
This week we discussed saying "please" and "thank you". Year 2 helped in role playing good and bad manners. The children all had a lovely time joining in.