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Transition beads in action: recognising transition skills

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For their Learning Away programme, the Walney partnership schools use the Critical Skills approach to tackle KS2 – 3 transition issues through the vehicle of action research; students and teachers are co-researchers, examining the quality of transition together. The schools developed a number of resources to enable young people to personalise their experiences at camp, and to subsequently use their experiences to help plan the camp for the following year’s Year 6 students. This slideshow shows the bead system in action - a co-constructed system to record children's skill development over the camp and leave them with something to remind them about what they had achieved. You can find more information, resources and tools about co-constructing residential experiences with children and young people on the Learning Away website: http://learningaway.org.uk/resources/

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Transition beads in action: recognising transition skills

  1. 1. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action Transition beads in action Walney Partnership: Camp Junior 2 Senior
  2. 2. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action First we identified the transition skills we’d need, in workshops that we ran ourselves.
  3. 3. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action Then we collected beads – each one shows a time we showed a transition skill.
  4. 4. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action The transition skills we identified were: • Teamwork • Joining in • Bravery • Responsibility • Confidence • Having fun. We also got a bead for attending camp.
  5. 5. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action On camp, we asked our teachers to make a record each time we showed a transition skill.
  6. 6. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action Here are some of the things we did to improve our skills: Making journey sticks
  7. 7. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action Here are some of the things we did to improve our skills: Taking part in teamwork activities
  8. 8. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action Here are some of the things we did to improve our skills: Joining in when other people needed help
  9. 9. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action Here are some of the things we did to improve our skills: Taking responsibility for the tents…
  10. 10. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action Here are some of the things we did to improve our skills: …and the camp areas
  11. 11. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action Here are some of the things we did to improve our skills: Having fun – and being a bit brave!
  12. 12. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action We reflected on our learning – together…
  13. 13. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action …in small groups: inside or outside learning, which do you like best?
  14. 14. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action …and on our own.
  15. 15. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action Our helpers picked out the right beads for each person…
  16. 16. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action …then we organised our beads onto strings.
  17. 17. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action Our teachers helped us put them on.
  18. 18. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action Well done!
  19. 19. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action I showed all of these transition skills during the camp.
  20. 20. Brilliant residentials: transition beads in action I’m going to wear this at my new school in September – memories of being brave, joining in and having a go will help me feel confident.

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