Preparing for primary transition

Engaging booklets, activities and creative tasks to help EYFS and primary pupils cope with the transition to a new class

Sian Evans

Preparing For Primary Class Changes,starting Reception,starting School,primary Transition,transition Day,moving Up Classes,EYFS,KS1,KS2,reception,year 1,year 2,year 3,year 4,year 5

Ideas to ensure EYFS learners adjust to a new school and help primary pupils adapt to changing classes

The thought of starting primary school or moving to a new class can be unnerving for any pupil, which is why it's so important to make the process run as smoothly as possible. By taking time to talk about worries, introduce them to new members of staff and let them have fun in a new environment, students will become much more relaxed about the move. So, to help you do just that, we've hand-picked some of the best transition resources, perfect for addressing this change with your pupils, old or new.

Preparing EYFS for the move

Starting School Book (Reception)
lukeliamlion

Starting School Book (Reception)

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This book is given to children who are joining our Reception class. It provides the children and their families with an idea of what it will be like in school. It should appear in Sassoon Font. Apologies if it has defaulted to another font when you open it. Hopefully it will give you some ideas/b...
Jellybean goes to school by Margaret Roc
Penguin Schools

Jellybean goes to school by Margaret Roc

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Jellybean is a little girl longing to learn about the world and make friends. But is she ready to leave Mum behind and start school? At first Jellybean is nervous, but her new teacher brings magic into the classroom. And Jellybean's imagination brings her new surroundings to life in many wild and wo...
Starting School - an introduction to the child and their world
carley0831

Starting School - an introduction to the child and their world

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An introduction sheet for parents to complete with their child in the run up to starting school. This will then provide helpful information during the settling in period and the transition to full time education in reception. This resource can also be helpful for children to complete towards th...
Starting School Talking Tub Planner
Mindstretchers-

Starting School Talking Tub Planner

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A planning grid to support teachers in creating a Starting School themed Talking Tub. A Talking Tub is a collection of materials that are designed to stimulate talking and thinking to support responsive child led planning. This consultation can then be recorded in a Talking and Thinking Floorbook ...

Moving up a year

Transition to the next primary class workbook
Lynn16

Transition to the next primary class workbook

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Supporting those pupils who are anxious about moving to the next class and the changes this involves. Includes a simple social story about being unsure is ok. A positive and reassuring booklet that can be fillied in (with photos) at school and then sent home for the summer.
Feelings Flowers.
lauraemmasims7

Feelings Flowers.

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I gave these flowers to my class on Transition day. Each petal asks them something about themselves. I had photocopied them onto lots of different brightly coloured pieces of card so that once cut out I could decorate my classroom with them. There is space in the middle of the flower to stick a pict...
Transition Day Flip Book
MonsterTeachingIdeas

Transition Day Flip Book

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Are you looking for a fun, colourful, editable transition booklet - why not try this flip-book. All the information your children and parent's need in one place. Plus it's paper saving - only 3 pages of A4 There's minimal effort involved - no cutting required. Simply add your info, print, copy ...

Meeting a new class

50 ideas for meeting your new class
tafkam

50 ideas for meeting your new class

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Collated from various threads on the TES forums, this booklet gives 50 suggestions for activities to do when meeting your new class either on a transition day, or for the first day of term.
Transition day/ Meet new class
mmmunchkin

Transition day/ Meet new class

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Here are 3 templates that can be used on a transition day to find information out about your new class. One is in the form of a Wanted poster, one is a passport, one is a Classified Information file. Topics also included: classroom display.