Moving schools and transition

Backpack

Moving from primary to secondary is an exciting time, but for many children it can also be daunting - a new building, new teachers & new classmates. Use our free activities to support children with this transition.

The activities aim to support children to:

  • Discuss their feelings and potential worries
  • Help children to think about their good qualities and feel more confident in who they are
  • Look at the positive and negative aspects of change
  • Identify people who can support them in their new setting

Printable activities for parents:

  • Feelings Chart - Use the chart to start a discussion about how your children are feeling
  • All About Me - This activity is designed to help children to think about their good qualities and feel more confident in who they are
  • The Feelings Diary - This can be a great way to spark conversations about what’s happened that day at school
  • Good and Bad - Changes can have both positive and negative aspects
  • My Circle of Help - It’s important that children know who they can turn to if they have a problem
  • Introduce Me to Your Friend - This activity is a good one to reflect on what makes a good friend, and how friends can help and support each other

Printable activities for teachers:

  • Feelings Chart - Use the chart to start a discussion about how your children are feeling
  • All About Me - This activity is designed to help children to think about their good qualities and feel more confident in who they are
  • Good and Bad - Changes can have both positive and negative aspects
  • Circle of Help - It’s important that children know who they can turn to if they have a problem
  • Good Friend - This activity is a good one to reflect on what makes a good friend, and how friends can help and support each other

 

I like learning about the feelings.

Zippy's Friends pupil