Resource: Preparing Primary Pupils for Secondary School

14542_AQA_Transition-pack-ads_banner_180x250_v2The step from primary to secondary school is one full of excitement and anxiety.  Those who cope best are often the ones who are most prepared, according to Laura Lassman, Director of Testbase and author of AQA’s Second thoughts, a free guide to transition, which you can download today from UKEdChat.

The pack is full of easy to use activities, discussion topics, role play and more, all set around the fictitious Cherry Tree High School.   Second thoughts addresses the emotional and practical aspects of moving to secondary education and each section has a Teacher’s guide to help you get the most out of the resource.  It focuses on four pupils making the transition, their varying backgrounds and the different people and situations they face as they leave the security of their primary school.

All of the everyday things a secondary student faces with are covered, including:

  • uniform and supplies,
  • timetable, clubs, homework and study skills,
  • travel to and from school,
  • making friends and making decisions.

It all helps to build confidence and empathy as you prepare your Key Stage 2 students for their move.  You can download this free guide today – a handy resource that teachers shouldn’t be without.

The PDF is free, and available via the AQA website.


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