Primary transition

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14th July 2020
Primary transition resources

Supportive transition resources to prepare your pupils for their next year

As the school year comes to an end, students and teachers alike are starting to think about changes the next year will bring. Whether you're looking for resources to send home over the summer, or planning for the start back in September, prepare your pupils for the next academic year with this collection of transition activities, booklets and lesson resources.

Transition booklets and lessons

50 ideas for meeting your new class

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.
By tafkam

Transition / Start of the School Year / Back to School Activities

Get your new class to learn about each other with these start of school year / back to school activities.
* Getting to know you grid: This is great if you have a class who don’t really know each other very well. Students need to move around asking others if they fulfil one of these things.
* Getting to know you game: This can be played in pairs or threes. Roll a dice, move that number of spaces and simply give the information that has been asked for.
* We are all a piece of this class: This can be an individual activity where the student writes and draws about themselves. They need to think about presentation so that this can then be displayed in the classroom.
* What would your shield say about you?: This can be an individual activity where the student writes and draws about themselves. They need to think about presentation so that this too can then be displayed in the classroom.

By Littlesherbetlemon

Transition Booklet ( SEN, Autism)

Transition Booklet for KS1/ KS2 - end of year, new class, social story.
Pages 1 - 6 Booklet Cover page (Year 1 - 6)
Page 7 About Me page (name, age, space for a photo, likes/dislikes)
Page 8 Introduction to transition
Page 9 New teacher’s name and space for a photo/ drawing
Page 10 A note from new teacher (to be completed by the teacher)
Pages 11 - 13 Introducing the staff (space for photos and notes to be completed by the Year Group staff)
Page 14 For photos/ drawings of a new classroom
Page 15 New Classroom scavenger hunt activity
Pages 16 - 18 For photos/ drawings of the areas in the new year group (playground, toilets, lunch trolley, etc.)
Page 19 Things that will stay the same in the new year group (to be completed with the pupil)
Page 20 Things that will be different in the new year group (to be completed with the pupil)
Page 21 Blank page
Page 22 Closing page
Page 23 Credits page

For most pupils, transition to a new Year group is an exciting time. For some, however, it can be worrying and unsettling. This booklet is created to be used in KS1 and KS2. Teachers and teaching assistants work on completing the booklet together with their pupils, once completed - the book can be used as a Transition Social Story.
The document is in .pdf format and not editable. 23 pages included.

By hoppytimes

Transition booklet and social story SEN

Download includes three documents.

1. Transition booklet: designed to be conducted with the student with support. It introduces the student, who their teachers will be and what will be the same and different in the upcoming year. (spaces to insert pictures or for the child to draw themselves and their new teacher)
I'd suggest that they are done in school to gain context but be taken home to support students over the holidays.
2. Same and different pictures: a page of pictures which students can sort into same and different for the upcoming year. Would be great as a class circle time to explain to the students and for them to ask questions to ease anxiety. They can also be used as a cut and stick exercise for page three of the transition booklet. (e.g. friends, classroom, teacher, lunch time, play time, learning, playground etc)
3. Back to school social story: A social story to ease the transition from the holidays to school in September.
By zvlovegrove

All about me resources

Transition - All About Me

A fun back to school activity for new classes. The students fill in the different sections of the cup of tea to tell the rest of the class all about themselves - their likes, their favourite things, a self-portrait, what they’d like everyone to know about them and what they’d like to get better at this year. Perfect for a unique display in any classroom!
Loads more fun and unique resources here.

Or why not check us out at

By EC Resources

All About Me poster - Class Transition

An activity for children to introduce themselves to new class teachers. Can edit to suit your own class.
By Liese131

Transition KS1

Here is a simple booklet I have designed for my new Year 2 class. I have simply printed the pages and made them double sided.
By cwilson1608

All about me bunting

A fun activity to complete with your new class which will instantly brighten your room. Children can personalise their flags to include details about themselves.

When completed, why not hang them from a washing line in your room to celebrate your new class?

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By Helen Rachel Crossley

All About Me transition booklet - EYFS & Key Stage 1

A 20 page booklet for EYFS or KS1 on the theme of ‘All About Me.’ It is perfect for using in the transition process into years 1 or 2, either before children move to their new class, to send home over the summer holidays or to use with your new class.
Children have the opportunity to draw and write about their interests, home, friends and school life throughout the booklet.

PDF file format and editable Microsoft Word format.

If you are looking for a booklet for transition into years 3 or 4 we have created this one:

By Blossoming Minds

Transition shield template

An editable quarterly shield template which I'm using for transition with my class this year.

The shield's split into four sections:
- My family
- I really like...
- I'm great at...
- I'd like to improve...
The banner space at the top is for the child's name!

There's both an editable .docx file and a .pdf file.
By tim_caird

Primary to secondary transition

Looking for more year 6 to year 7 transition resources? Visit our secondary transition blog.

Supporting Secondary School Transition

An editable resource for SEN year 6 children transitioning to a mainstream primary school -

By SupportingNeurodiversity

Transition Workbook Year 6

Transition Workbook Year 6 to Year 7 / Primary to Secondary / New School

This download is a Year 6 transition workbook for primary to secondary. It prepares pupils for the transition to a new school. It would also work for any pupil about to move schools to prepare them for the transition.

There are pages on timings of the day at their new school, rewards and consequences, how they will get there and the all important school dinner! Most of the information required could be found on the website for their new school.

Included: workbook (23 pages including front cover) editable (PowerPoint) version and also a PDF version for immediate printing.

By georgeandsmudge

Secondary School Transition Induction resource- moving from year 6 - year 7

This is a trivial pursuit inspired activity with a nunber of research, creative, writing and physical tasks that will prepare students for the transition.

By lmccormack

Year 6 Transition Activity Booklet

I have created this resource to support the transition from Year 6 to Year 7.
It is an activity booklet designed for children to complete independently perhaps as part of their home learning and give them an opportunity to share any worries with adults.
The booklet includes 15 pages of advice and activities and focuses on the key skills they will need during their transition. It also gives children the opportunity to manage their feelings. Activities include Organisation, skills and attributes, making friends, planning your journey to school and timetable reading.
I’ve included both the editable Word document and a PDF for printing.

By samanthajogough

Setting expectations

Classroom Rights, Responsibilities and Rules

Set of three posters from my classroom. The first chart lists five rights children have as students. The second chart lists the relevant responsibilities these create. The third chart lists ten class rules that will help safeguard students' rights and guide their responsibilities.
By Tim Tuck

Transition : Rules for the classroom

A perfect transition resource (PPT). Familiarise the pupils with the rules for the classroom based around the word Learn.

By TeachElite

Jotter Expectations Posters

Give pupils a visual example of what you expect from their jotter work. This sets a clear expectation when they complete tasks in their jotters. There is one for a literacy jotter and a numeracy squared jotter.

Of course my priority when pupils return to school is their well-being, work will come second. However when the time comes these will be great to set expectations with.

I hope you enjoy this resource. I’d love to see them in use, please tag me on;

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Thank you!

By scottishnqt_

Class rules / expectations. Fully editable.

A fully editable set of 12 A4 classroom rules suitable for any classroom. I designed these for older year groups as others that I could find seemed too 'babyish'.

Title banner included which is also editable.It prints across two A3 pages.

Print out and laminate and they will last for years.

(Microsoft publisher file and pdf included)
By MrsCupcakesResources

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