Lesson 1: Transition

Children learn that change is one thing that happens a lot in life and it is really important that we learn how to cope with it.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • Understanding that change can cause mixed feelings

Statutory guidance

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world> H27. about preparing to move to a new class/year group

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could just contribute verbally to the group discussion.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can scribe the responses for their group. Recognise the mixed feelings their character might have.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progression and understanding


In this unit

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Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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