Secondary transition

Resources team
15th July 2020
Supportive secondary transition resources

Supportive transition resources to prepare your pupils for the move up

As we approach the end of the school year, students and teachers alike are starting to think about the changes the next academic year will bring and moving on to the next phase in their education. Unfortunately, due to Covid19, usual transition opportunities that primary students are afforded have likely been disrupted and many students will not have had the opportunity to visit their new schools or teachers.

To support students and teachers in setting expectations of life in secondary school and inducting new starters, we have gathered together a collection of teacher-created transition workbooks, activities and presentation resources to work through with year 6 pupils. 

Transition booklets and independent activities

Primary to Secondary Transition Workbook


A workbook of activities suited for the transition between primary and secondary school. Can be sent home to new students or used as an activity during introduction days. Variety of activities including “All about Me!”, careers, skills and aspirations, timetables and lessons, uniform and expectations.
Areas which need to be specifically adapted to your school are highlighted clearly.
To edit titles, I use and use the snipping tool to insert into the PowerPoint.

By eloise_marner

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

Supporting Secondary School Transition

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

By SupportingNeurodiversity

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.

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By EC Resources

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

Secondary School Transition Booklet

This is a resource we use to prepare KS2 year 6 children for school transition. We work through the booklet with the children on a 1:1 basis but this can be a self driven document.
By Danny Barthorpe

Setting expectations

Target Setting

Target setting - Careers Activities and Worksheets. Suitable for KS3 or KS4 students. A small pack of classroom-ready Careers activities that will enthuse and engage students. Could be used as part of your PSHE Curriculum offer or Character Education & Careers and Finance or a nice way to link Careers with Citizenship

What specific expectations are addressed?
-Explore Careers Education in a unique fun and exploratory way
-Identify the importance of target setting.
-Identify ways of building an accurate self-image that can guide successful career choices

What is included in this product?

  • Careers Passport - Worksheet
  • Researching - Worksheet
  • Planning the Year Ahead - Worksheet
  • Getting to know myself - WorkSheet
  • Pages of ready-to-use student worksheets designed to be written on
  • A wide range of activities, to suit all types of learners.
  • Minimal preparation required – Just print and go!
  • Discussion activities included in with every case study, challenging your most able students


Other Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources we have include:
✰✰Sleep Patterns and Mental Health
✰✰ Dealing With Anxiety - Older Students
✰✰ Boosting Self Esteem + Mental Health
✰✰ Coping strategies for All
✰✰ What is Emotional Health and Wellbeing
✰✰ Exploring Mental Health
✰✰ What is Sleep Hygiene


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☞ Best wishes from the Cre8tive Resources and Cre8tive Curriculum Team - Stay safe and look after the vulnerable around you.

By cre8tivecurriculum

Behaviour + Target Setting

PSHE / Tutor Time lesson all about behaviour and achieving goals. 1 hour PP, worksheets, clips, well differentiated, activities, engaging and editable. These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed and easy to follow. All our resources are editable (so easy to adapt for your classes) and are designed to last one hour each.
You can find many more inexpensive and free PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources at my shop: EC_Resources
Leave me a review and pick any other resource for free :)

Or you can check out some of our most popular PSHE, Citizenship and RE resources below:
Mental Health PSHE Bundle
1 Whole Year of PSHE Resources
British Values Citizenship Bundle
Careers, Employment and Enterprise Bundle
Islam Bundle
Sex and Relationships Education
By EC Resources

Start of the Year: First Lesson

Firstly, if you choose to download my resource(s), please take the time to leave a rating (as I know most of don't really bother) - I do really value your feedback!

I created this resource for all of my classes as an introduction lesson at the start of each year. it set out expectations, lesson structure and thing that they can expect in a lesson. Some examples of the content is:
* DO IT NOW TASK - Think about...
* Expectation and Expectation Contract
* Structure of a lesson
* Let's get to know each other tasks
If you have any queries, questions or concerns, then please email thomassaunders00@gmail or alternatively write a comment describing your needs, where I will be happy to help!

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By AllRoundResources

Classroom Expectations

Posters for the wall and to be inserted into students books.

By lehinchliffe


A fun and easy to use ‘Transition to secondary school’ lesson for Year 7. This first day back lesson is perfect for form tutors to use when they meet their new Year 7s.

Includes a one hour PowerPoint, differentiated activities about starting secondary school, activities for creating a display of ‘FactBook’ profiles, and introduction for new students on the importance of learning a wide range of distinct subjects.

These resources have been designed to be engaging, detailed, editable and easy to follow.

You can find many more inexpensive and free RE, Citizenship and PSHE resources at my shop: MORE WHOLE SCHOOL RESOURCES

By EC Resources

Transition during lockdown from ks2 to ks3, moving up to secondary school

Feedback appreciated on this resource. Aimed at supplementing traditional transition activities and/or replacing more one to one tasks.
Aimed for use in year six classrooms, to address any anxieties they may be feeling.

By kazschofy

Lessons, assemblies and presentations

Into Film Guide to Primary to Secondary transition

The move from Primary to Secondary school can seem a little overwhelming to students at first. New classes, new teachers, new people! Into Film has created these transition resources (special effort has been made to collate films where the central protagonists are 10-12 years old), designed to help pupils work through any issues that they may encounter when they first make the move to Secondary school. Find more activities to download at

For information on how to start a free Into Film club please visit
Or go to to view more of our curriculum focused resources.
By IntoFilm

Transition KS2

1 hour, fully resourced PSHE lesson suitable for upper KS2 all about starting new schools and new classes. The lesson investigates the feelings and challenges students may face during transition and how they can positively face these worries using problem-solving strategies. This lesson includes both options of ‘new class’ activities suitable for Year 5, or ‘new school’ activities, suitable for Year 6. All content has been written to cover the new 2020 PSHE Association Guidelines. This lesson has been taken from our Complete Upper KS2 Package.

The lesson has been left editable and is filled with engaging, well differentiated and fun activities. It is designed to be ‘no prep’, so you can just pick it up and use it, although it is still adaptable should you wish to.

Who are EC Resources?
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By EC Resources

Art & Design Transition Activity Bundle - Including Remote Learning Worksheet

2 tasks which could be used for Year 6-7 transition.

In School Task:
-Aim High Hot Air Balloon (only paper/card and drawing materials required).
-Pin Wheel (craft straw, split pin and card required)
-Zentangle hand - (card, crayons and ink required)

Remote Learning Task:
-Zentangle portraits - designed for remote learning so that students can complete the task at home with very little equipment.

The tasks are basic to follow include differentiation through bronze/silver/gold questioning and success criteria.

By Hannah_Emi

Transition into Year 7 - Maths - Number

Our ‘Introduction to Year 7’ booklet is designed to assist transition from Year 6 to Year 7 with Maths (Number) and can be completed in the summer term of school or during the summer holidays.

Covering topics such as:
Mental Maths Strategies,
Highest Common Factors,
Lowest Common Factors,
Square Numbers,
Square Roots,
Ratio & Proportion,
Rounding Whole and Decimal Numbers,
Calculating Percentages,
Using Brackets,
Comparing Decimals,
Simplifying Fractions &
Adding & Subtracting Fractions.

Most topics have an accompanying puzzle from secret messages to hidden numbers and shapes.

All clip art is from OpenClipArt and is covered by a public licence for personal and commercial use.

Please let us know if you would like us to amend our resource to suit your children.

Many thanks and enjoy!


By Tutortastic

Back to School Assembly

Welcome back! An assembly for Key Stages 3 and 4 to help your students think about what they want to achieve on the next stage of life's journey. There&'s a short film, some games and a PowerPoint presentation too. More resources like this can be downloaded for free from:
By TrueTube

Positive Thinking Assembly

This assembly provides your students with strategies to think more positively. It gives a metaphor that positivity is like a huge jar of nutella, and they can dip their finger in whenever they wish to pull out some positivity! It covers the following strategies:

Smiling and Laughter
practicing Gratitude
Positive Affirmations
Avoiding Negative People
Doing something kind

It’s a fun assembly that uses humor and facts to convey it’s message. I got lots of positive feed back from students and staff after delivering this assembly!
Approx 15 - 20 mins long depending on your speed. It includes a poem that you could take out if you wished to shorten it.

Also included are a Positive Thinking Poster, and come Positive Thinking Nutella jars to laminate and stick around your school to remind people to ‘Think Positive’. (Staff Included!)

By Arty Teacher

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