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Transition between KS1 and KS2 - Ideas please?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by marple, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. ^ up ^
    Just slipping onto page two!!
  2. EBD35

    EBD35 Occasional commenter

    I have some stuff that you might find useful. I think transition activities HUGELY!!!!!! important.
    Am quite busy tonight but if you email me tomorrow or Saturday I'll send you some activities that might be useful.
    mhf_35 at hotmail dot com
  3. We have a transition day when all the children move up to their new class.
    I have just suggested and the staff have agreed that in the last half term of the summer term for 7 weeks the teachers will move down a class for one afternoon a week where they will get to know their new children and the teacher can teach them in an area that interests them (obviously with discussion with class teacher) eg I will be doing art/dt...the PE co ordinator will be doing PE etc......only snag foundation teacher will be teaching yr6..thats me!!! I'm quite looking forward to it.
    Perhaps a lunchtime club, story reading by the yr3 teacher?
  4. EBD35

    EBD35 Occasional commenter

    marple you should have 5 emails coming your way :0)
  5. Thank you very much for taking the time to email. I am really grateful. Just opened the emails. I am sure that I will be able to use most of it!

    Now its convincing the Year 3 teacher to get on board. Wish me luck!!

    Marple ;0)
  6. EBD35

    EBD35 Occasional commenter

    No probs and good luck with getting them on board!! would love to see anything you come up with as well :)
  7. Sorry to butt in on this thread, but is there any chance of a copy of the transition activities please? Many thanks

  8. madmusician

    madmusician New commenter

    Transition is a huge thing in our school.

    We start with year 2 and year 3 having some combined PE lessons so children can mix and see teachers in action - nothing too taxing, just some parachute games and easy ball games.
    We have transition afternoons when year 2's come to year 3 and spend some time with us (we have mixed age classes so some year 2's end up in a mixed 3&4 class). We have a project that is started in summer and completed in 1st week of autumn about our class name (animals from different continents - loads of activities can be done!). Year 3 teachers go to year 2 classes and TA for year 3 next year will go to year 2 for a couple of hours. Last year we also had a board games session sort of golden time - all year 2 and 3 in the hall in mixed groups playing together - after all they will work together next year!
    Thats about it but about the last 4 weeks we have at least 4 sessions when we spend time with our new classes.

    Hope this helps (although its a bit delayed!)


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