Transition to secondary school lesson plan pack

Pupils explore the transition to secondary school and identify strategies to deal with change


  • KS2


  • PSHE
  • RE & HE

What's this for?

Developed with teachers, this lesson plan, PowerPoint and accompanying video help you explore with your class the challenges that can arise with the transition from primary to secondary school, and help pupils identify strategies for managing the change.

The accompanying video is featured below.


Let's talk about change!

Play "Let's talk about change!" video on Rise Above website

Learning objectives

After the lesson, pupils will be able to:

  • identify the differences between primary and secondary school
  • describe how it might feel to move to secondary school
  • explain different ways of managing change

For more information on how to use these lesson plans in the classroom, visit the PSHE Association website.


Supports the PSHE curriculum


Core theme 1: Health and wellbeing

  • H8 – about change, including transitions (between key stages and schools), loss, separation, divorce and bereavement

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