These colourful, helpful resources are designed to support Year 6 children as they transition to Year 7.
Created by Lyn French (Director of A Space Art and Therapies service), with illustrator Aleesha Nandhra and designer Sonja Frick.
A Space works in primary and secondary schools across Hackney to support teachers and pupils with emotional and developmental needs.
Resource 1 supports teachers, carers and parents in working with Year 6. Resource 2 is for the children themselves. With references to the lockdown experience, the resources guide you through practical and emotional challenges pupils face as they move from Primary to Secondary School.
How to use these transition support resources:
Option 1: This digital handout can be read by Year 6 teachers, parents and carers with children and the questions included used to open up discussion.
Option 2: Year 6 pupils can be given the resource and asked to create their own Moving on/Moving up diary, recording their answers in a book and illustrating them.
Option 1: These exercises can be used by Year 6 children on their own as colouring in sheets. The questions included can be answered in writing or used to prompt a whole class discussion
Option 2: The black and white illustrations can be coloured in and cut out to make a collage which can include answers to some of the questions posted. They can also be used to create a visual diary on the theme of moving on and moving up or as a starting point to make a classroom display.