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5 Of The Best Activities And Resources For Primary School Leavers

Send your Year 6s off in style this summer

  • 5 Of The Best Activities And Resources For Primary School Leavers

While all transitions have their inherent issues, there’s something unique about the leap from primary to secondary.

Your Year 6 leavers will go from being the biggest and oldest children in a comparatively small school, to being the littlest and youngest in a much bigger setting. And they may have to take a much longer journey to and from school as well.

On top of all that you’re thrown in with a whole group of new peers from various other schools, and have more distinct subjects all timetabled out.

There’s a lot to take in, and of course you want to prepare them for the expectations of secondary school without scaring the living daylights out of them.

In fact, you want to have them looking forward to what’s to come, as well as giving them a fond sendoff they’ll remember.

So if you’ve been busy preparing for the end of the school year and haven’t had much of a chance to think about seeing the little scamps off to secondary after the summer, we’ve rounded up some ideas and activities for you.

1. Secondary transition resource pack

This download includes a great selection of resources for primary transition into secondary school, which might be useful for anyone feeling a little anxious about the move, particularly SEN students.

You’ll find a PDF of top tips for surviving secondary school, a school-ready checklist, a ‘My New Secondary School’ social story, transition scenarios and more.

Bag all of this here.

2. 10 Leavers Assembly Ideas

If you’re after something a bit different for this year’s celebrations, this top 10 list of ideas for your leavers assembly has some corkers.

There’s a Harry Potter sorting hat activity, a Marvel superheroes theme where your school’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ write dossiers on each child’s super powers, and a fantastic ‘Class of 2100’ reunion which puts a new spin on looking back on their time at primary but having the kids dress up as their 90-year-old selves to reminisce about their time in education and what they went on to achieve in life.

Check out the full list here.

3. Career Photo Collage

This one shouldn’t take much effort, but it makes for a nice keepsake for you and your leavers. Have them write on a chalkboard what they want to be when they grow up, take a picture, then make a class collage with all the leavers on.

It’s a nice and straightforward idea, but you can find out more here.

4. Year 6 Leavers Book Project

This massive editable and printable PDF features 73 scrapbook-themed pages to help your class create their own memento of primary school.

You’ll find it here.

5. Staff End of Year Resource Pack

Don’t worry teachers, we’ve not forgotten about you. This resource pack includes resources for different year groups, but the Year-6-specific ones include top tips to support your leavers, a guide for NQTs experiencing this for the first time and leavers assemblies information.

All of which you can download here.

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