transition

Tips for helping children manage unexpected endings and transitions

1. Make explicit that unexpected endings and transitions are difficult, and that it is normal to feel unsettled or upset.

 

2. If you have previously worked on the feelings associated with loss (for example, in the SEAL Relationships theme resources), help children understand that even without bereavement the lockdown period will have involve loss for everyone – whether of a holiday or special event or normal ‘moving in/moving up’ events in school. Revisit what the children learned about loss and how to get through it.

 

Hope Clouds

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This Hope Clouds activity helps children of any age think about their hopes for the next school year.

Moving on and making new friends KS2

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This NSPCC resource empowers children to handle the challenges associated with moving from Year 6 into secondary school. There are two lessons . The first is about the transition.

The second explores the nature of friendships, the benefits and opportunities that new ones bring, and the positive, safe and healthy ways to manage them.

Moving on to secondary school and making new friends

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We loved these Young Minds 'Find your feet' transition resources. They include films of young people discussing  moving on and  some great 'How to make friends hacks' with Beano . Find them here   

Moving on to secondary school and making new friends

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We loved these Young Minds 'Find your feet' transition resources. They include films of young people discussing  moving on and  some great 'How to make friends hacks' with Beano . Find them here   

New resources for work on change

We’ve uploaded new Rise Above resources for work on coping with change and transition, at http://sealcommunity.org/resources/resources-lessons-change-and-transition

For primary there is a lesson about transition to secondary school, with some nice film in which children and young people talk about the changes they have faced, how they coped and how to support others going through change.

Resources for lessons on change and transition

Rise Above is a website and set of free resources from Public Health England. These new resources cover change and how to deal with it.
For primary there is a lesson about transition to secondary school, with some nice film in which children and young people talk about the changes they have faced, how they coped and how to support others going through change.

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New transition collection

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Here we have a really nice end-of-year activity for Year 7s. They have to create a  How to Survive Year 7 Guide for the next Y7 students. There is a  PowerPoint which can be used to introduce the activity through discussion and suggest what aspects of school might go in the guide. Students then need to work together (pairs/small groups) to create their a guide. Thanks to ashleymarie for these resources.

New transitions compendium

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In this compendium we have a bumper set of Transition ideas for all ages as they move from class to class or school to school, a Y6 lesson on transition and managing change from Katie Jump (thank you!) and some fabulous resources and scheme of work from the brilliant Ruth Frost, SEAL Coordinator at a Torfaen school in Wales. The scheme (Y7 term 1 SOW) can be on transition days in Y6 when children visit their new secondary school. Many of the activities could also be used when they start in Y7.

Great transition resources

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Here's a collection of nice resources for transition.

Moving Up is a series of art-based activities which support year 6 children in their transition from primary to secondary school. This resource is designed to give teachers the tools to work with children to express and communicate their feelings about this transition through discussion, images, movements and sound. With thanks to the Serpentine Gallleries. There are four files- 0 (Discussion starters, 1 (My Alter Ego), 2 (Special skills and Super Powers) and 3 (New Beginnings).

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