Moving to Secondary School: Transition Session 1

Moving to Secondary School Transition Lesson Plan 1 England and Scotland by Exciting Teacher

‘Moving to Secondary School: Transition Session 1’ is a sequence of learning designed to support Year 6/Primary 7 children transitioning from Primary to Secondary School.

This is Session 1 of 3.

Session 1 looks at the different emotions associated with school transition, including specific strategies for coping with Anxiety/Worry.

How could this resource be used?

  • To support with moving schools.
  • To provide children with problem-solving strategies to support their mental health.
  • To encourage children to identify when they need further support for their mental health, both spotting warning signs in themselves and others.


Which statutory PSHE curriculum* objectives does this resource fall into?

*in line with the PSHE Association 2021 Statutory Guidance.

  • KS2 – H24: Problem-Solving strategies for dealing with emotions, challenges and change, including the transition to new schools.
  • KS2 – H21: To recognise warning signs about mental health and wellbeing and how to seek support for themselves and others.
  • KS2 – H36: strategies to manage transitions between classes and key stages.


Scottish Health and Wellbeing Curriculum Outcome:

  • Mental and Emotional Wellbeing: I am learning skills and strategies which will support me in challenging times, particularly in relation to change and loss.
  • Mental and Emotional Wellbeing: I understand the importance of mental wellbeing and that this can be fostered and strengthened through personal coping skills and positive relationships. I know that it is not always possible to enjoy good mental health and that if this happens there is support available.

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