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Transition Ideas

Starting school for the first time, and making the move from Primary to Secondary school can be a big deal for some children. Here are some ideas and resources to help them with the transition.

An excellent assembly idea from schoolswork.co.uk called 'Do you have a spiritual side?' which explores the different layers of your personality, related to Russian dolls. Sets of blank Russian dolls can be bought from this website.

Read this inspiring report on a transition event at Guildford Cathedral involving over 2000 children. There are some great ideas for activities to help children with the transition to secondary school.

'It’s Your Move!' has been given to over one million Y6 children across the UK each year since 2001, as part of a programme helping them make the transition from primary to secondary school. This revised edition features all-new real-life story profiles and articles, as well as more interactive elements. Scripture Union also provides 'It's Your Move' Assembly resources. Both books are available from the CLC bookshop Sheffield.

Starting school is a big milestone in a small child's life, and It's Your Next Step provides children and their parents/carers with an opportunity to work through any issues or anxieties.

Moving on Up, by Molly Potter, has lots of photocopiable ideas for schools running Y6 transition events. It may also provide inspiration to churches helping to run such events. Published by educational publishers A&C Black.

Download a printable A5 transition activity booklet, alongside teachers' notes, which have been developed in Sheffield by Kinder Kalsi, Fiona Walton & Phil Goodacre for use with Y6 children.

Transition Box

CaSS has a Transition Box with loads of ideas and items for schools to borrow. Email us if you are interested in borrowing it free of charge.

Values Bags

We have several 'values bags' available to borrow, each filled with wooden blocks (repurposed Jenga sets!) that have different values printed on them (Friendship / Respect / Trust / Courage / Creativity / Understanding etc). They are really tactile and there are loads of activities you could do with them while exploring young people's priorities and sense of self. Email us if you'd like to borrow them.

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