Story Assemblies for the School Year, Volume 2 - resource book

KS1, KS2RE, Collective Worship
36 assemblies with five-minute stories, teacher's notes and RE follow-up.

A second year's worth of assembly material for those who enjoyed Story Assemblies for the School Year. This book is full of memorable stories, designed to engage and delight pupils at primary level. The stories are essentially parables about God and the events in the Bible, creatively told to help children understand the big story of God's love for the world. Pupils are invited to imagine themselves as part of the story and also encouraged to think about their own values and behavior, not by learning the right answers to give, but by making a leap of imagination and identifying themselves with the characters in the stories.

There are six themes in total, each with its own easy-to-make storytelling prop. The stories within each theme are divided into six weekly episodes, covering a wide range of contemporary values and topics. Together the stories cover the whole school year, with a key theme and a story in six parts for each half-term period. At the end of each half-term there is a special assembly to mark that part of the school year: harvest, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, and a leavers' farewell.

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Sample pages

As well as being ideal for collective worship, there are practical follow-up ideas to help children connect with the stories in the classroom. Alongside those in the book, there are further curriculum links on the website

The six themes cover:

  • The exodus
  • The promised land
  • The disciples of Jesus
  • The judgment parables
  • The first Christians
  • Paul's letters

Technical information: 

  • ISBN: 9780857460592
  • Published: 22 June 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224

Support material

The support material PDF contains Bible verse cards, storytellers notes, curriculum suggestions and photographic images of the six stories.

Support material