It is generally recognised that some children struggle with change and particularly with transitions within the school day. But often this is stated as a fact but with little consideration of what this actually means or how to improve matters.
What do we mean by a transition?
In schools, a transition means a movement or change in the environment, relationships, behaviours, routines, roles, or expectations. We expect our children to manage transitions multiple times a day.
Even in the early years and key stage 1 when children remain in their classrooms for much of the day, there are transitions coming into and leaving school, between activities within a lesson, moving from the carpet to a table, and going to assembly, play, lunch, PE and possibly intervention or other groups.
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