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Moving On! – new I CAN resources for Year 6 pupils, parents and teachers

I CAN have launched Moving On!, the new activity pack for children and accompanying Teacher Guide to support Year 6 pupils’ transition from primary to secondary school by effectively supporting their communication skills.

Moving from primary to secondary school marks an important stage in a child’s school career and can be a challenging time for all pupils. Research has shown that a successful transition can lead to higher attainment in school with improved progress, particularly in Maths and Science, reinforcing the importance to ensure it is well supported. Building on successful ideas such as pupil passports, I CAN identified the need for a resource which offers carefully structured support to develop practical skills and knowledge, and to prepare children emotionally. This will reduce anxiety and the risk of disengagement with learning, by ensuring children feel safe and secure in the new environment.

The Moving On! Student Activity Pack will help children to feel confident in moving in to secondary school. Teachers and/or parents can use this book with children so they understand what to expect in their new school: a complicated timetable, different lessons, new words and changes to friendships. All of these elements need good communication skills. Moving On! includes lots of practical suggestions, as well as activity cards with key information and a card holder so children can refer to them throughout their new school day.

Moving On! Teacher Guide will help staff support all children’s transition, including children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The Teacher Guide provides discussion topics and activities to supplement the student book, tackling common worries such as bullying. Ensuring pupils are ‘secondary ready’ is a key government target and by effectively supporting transition schools will help to ensure children can thrive.

Moving On! Student Activity Pack can be used independently with parents or in conjunction with teachers using the Teacher Guide. Moving On! Student Activity Pack is available at £7.99 and Moving On! Teacher Guide is available at £4.99. Bundles of ten Moving On! Student Activity Packs and a Teacher Guide are available for schools at £60. Moving On! is available to order today from the I CAN shop.