Sample Sequence of Lessons

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Written by Harriet Marshall
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This is a sample selection of lessons and lesson sequences to support the theme of transition in schools - particularly useful for Years 5-8 but all lessons can be adapted. All resources have been hyperlinked for your ease.

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Links to short youtube summaries of the storyworlds featured below include:

Summary: Greece. Meet Kristos, the only child on the island of Arki, and the only child in his primary school. What is life like for this child in his last year of primary school? How is his life similar or different to yours? And what will happen when he leaves primary school? Transition to a new life is imminent for this young boy and the lesson explores how his teacher helps prepare him for these rather extreme changes...

National Curriculum Links: KS2 Geography; KS2 English; KS2 PSHE

Summary: Greece. Revisit Kristos as he travels to a neighbouring island to visit the secondary school. Discover how the visit goes, and whether Kristos is ready to make the change needed to step into this new chapter of his life. Consider journeys to school through a new lens and think about how pupils will make new journeys they can prepare for.

National Curriculum Links: KS2 Geography; KS2 English; KS2 PSHE

Summary: Greece. In this lesson, students in Year 6, or secondary school, will review Kristos’ decision to visit and later attend secondary school on a neighbouring island which takes him away from the rural life he has known on Arki. They will then develop a piece of writing which gives advice to other younger pupils about transition; or in the case of Year 6 learners, a shorter piece of writing listing their hopes and worries about transition, building on the previous lesson which initiates this discussion.

National Curriculum Links: KS2 - KS4 English

Lesson: Moving On

Assembly: Transition

Summary: Belgium. Explore the hopes and dreams of young teen Cansu, AKA Si-G: The Hip Hop Star, transitioning from a special school to a mainstream high school.

National Curriculum Links: KS2 Citizenship; KS2 - KS3 PSHE

Further content linked to the theme of Transition:

Summary: Somaliland. See this blog for links here, or these adaptable lesson plans for KS2, Jasmin the fearless (KS2) and Jasmin the fearless (KS3).

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