Primary to Secondary Transition
Managing Change; Supporting Independence
Our Primary to Secondary Transition programme is designed with Year 6 children and their families in mind. We want to offer support, advice, guidance and opportunities to practise necessary skills, to children who are about to embark on a transition that will mean many changes for both them and their parents.
Challenges, Skills and Attributes
We believe the best way to do this is by raising awareness of the key skills and attributes required to successfully move on to Year 7, taking into consideration the challenges they may face. Many of the skills we promote and teach as part of our other programmes will be found embedded in this programme. These include: emotional intelligence, social skills, resilience, confidence and problem solving, for instance.
Our Primary Transition programme is delivered in three 2hr sessions for the groups of children, ideally with their parents.
Topics and Themes
How parents can give just the right amount of support
What are the worries and what are the realities?
Skills for a successful transition
Routines and sameness
Autonomy and independence
Mindfulness and emotional recognition and regulation
Dealing with Conflict
Who do you know?
Physical readiness: sleep, diet, mental health
Worry stones – ways to manage low-level anxiety