PP Assembly: Harvest: A Labour of Love

PP Assembly: Harvest: A Labour of Love

This is a Power Point assembly for harvest that is suitable for Secondary School. It would suit all religious faiths and can easily be adapted. It includes a You Tube link to a harvest film showing that it is not an isolated activity that farmers do in September but a culmination of 12 months of planning, hard work and love. This then becomes the theme of the assembly: six lessons we can learn from harvest. For introductory music I'd suggest 'Sowing The Seeds of Love'. Alternatives could be: Sting: Fields of Gold or to be traditional 'We Plough the Fields and Scatter' or even 'Harvest Moon' A final film clip could be You Tube: Pay It Forward Acts of Kindness included. Pour yourself a large glass and chill! Feedback would be nice. Any probs drop me an email.
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PP Assembly: New Year: New You

PP Assembly: New Year: New You

I searched the TES site today and found no assembly for the New Year so here goes!It is aimed at Secondary school children but could easily be adapted! For the Intro here is some background on where the name of the month January comes from: In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus (/ˈdʒeɪnəs/; Latin: Ianus, pronounced [ˈjaː.nus]) is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, doorways, passages, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past. It is conventionally thought that the month of January is named for Janus (Ianuarius),[ but according to ancient Roman farmers' almanacs Juno was the tutelary deity of the month Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. The doors of his temple were open in time of war, and closed to mark the peace. As a god of transitions, he had functions pertaining to birth and to journeys and exchange, and in his association with Portunus, a similar harbor and gateway god, he was concerned with travelling, trading and shipping You could use ABBA- Happy New Year but that would depend on whether you've already see Mamma Mia 20 times! Any way whatever you do, I hope 2017 is a good year for you!
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PP Assembly: St Valentine:priest, wedding planner and martyr

PP Assembly: St Valentine:priest, wedding planner and martyr

This is a Secondary school assembly that covers the following: 1. How do we celebrate St Valentine's day? 2. Who Was St Valentine? 3. What is his message? Music for intro could be Bowie or the more recent Isakov's Valentine's Day or endless Beetles scores about love. Could even go upmarket and impress the Classists with a Shostakovich waltz. Soundtrack from the recent film about Romeo and Juliet with the camera sweeping the Italian Renaissance villas (wrong period of Italian history but very romantic) might be just a little too indulgent. Tell me the music you used.Inspire. Below is a basic outline of the Saint which you could use. The rest is done for you but can easily be slighly adapted. Enjoy and share your Valentine Day with me. He was a Roman Priest in Roman times when Claudius was emperor. He was persecuted the church at that time,He also had an edict that prohibited the marriage of young people. This was based on the hypothesis that unmarried soldiers fought better than married soldiers because married soldiers might be afraid of what might happen to them or their wives or families if they died.
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PP Assembly: Travelling Lighter In a  Material World

PP Assembly: Travelling Lighter In a Material World

Everybody knows who Gandhi is. Who knows Jesse Stone? Jesse Stone This assembly is based on the above quote and is aimed at Secondary school children. It covers the following; 1. What is materialism? 2. What is the problem with materialism? 3. What is the solution to materialism? It can be adapted to Primary children or used in an RE lesson. Opening song that is most obvious is Madonna's 'Material Girl' but Spice Girls 'Tell You What I Want' or Lennon's 'Imagine' are other possibilities. Tell me what you use and why you chose this topic for an assembly In defining and examining the history of materialism you could discuss the ideas of the ancient Greek thinkers as suggested or go down the modern route- summary on Wikipedia a quick way in. Or simply offer a basic dictionary definition of materialism as also given.
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PP Assembly: A Journey To Epiphany

PP Assembly: A Journey To Epiphany

This assembly would suit Secondary children. Good opening music would be Star of Wonder by Tori Amos persephinae as an MP4 file- on youtube . It begins 'We three Kings......' It includes a You Tube link to a most beautiful and fresh reading of TS Elliot's The Magi. Reviewed as:This is the best narration of the journey of the Magi that I have ever heard! Beautifully paced, exactly right. I had seen a great narration of TS Eliot's poem on TV some years ago done by Timothy West, and was looking for it on You Tube when I came across Tim Martin's version which I think it is even better.Just love it. A nice review would be similarly most welcome.
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World War One

World War One

PPs and other useful resources incl Assessments and challenge cards
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PP Assembly: St Francis Man of The Moment

PP Assembly: St Francis Man of The Moment

Here you are! Ready to go! I have linked Pope Francis to St Francis so this assembly can be used for either. All you need is answers to two questions- (1) What is Francis patron saint of? St. Francis of Assisi, born in Umbria in 1181, was the founder of the Franciscan Order. He died on October 4, 1226 at the age of 45. Francis is considered the founder of all Franciscan Orders and the patron saint of ecologists and merchants. (2) Who was he? St Francis of Assisi: Go and Rebuild my Church HD film on You Tube or base talk on this:St. Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty. He is the patron saint for ecologists. Born in Italy circa 1181, St. Francis of Assisi was renowned for drinking and partying in his youth. After fighting in a battle between Assisi and Perugia, Francis was captured and imprisoned for ransom. He spent nearly a year in prison—awaiting his father's payment—and, according to legend, began receiving visions from God. After his release from prison, Francis heard the voice of Christ, who told him to repair the Christian Church and live a life of poverty. Consequently, he abandoned his life of luxury and became a devotee of the faith, his reputation spreading all over the Christian world. Later in life, Francis reportedly received a vision that left him with the stigmata of Christ—marks resembling the wounds Jesus Christ suffered when he was crucified—making Francis the first person to receive such holy wounds. He was canonized as a saint on July 16, 1228. Today, St. Francis of Assisi has had a lasting resonance with millions of followers across the globe. Please leave me a review or feedback telling me how you used this resource and why
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Propaganda In World War One

Propaganda In World War One

Info sheet for GCSE Britain in World War One Now lay the table and get the wine out! Please leave me a review or feedback telling me how you used this resource and why
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PP: Introduction to historical evidence

PP: Introduction to historical evidence

This resource would suit Y7 or an Introductory unit. It includes a PP, group work task, card sort exercise and self review criteria Bang up to date! Please leave me a review or feedback telling me how you used this resource and why
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