UNIT 1: Child and Young Person Development
UNIT CODE: H/601/3305
Learning outcome: Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.
3.1 Identify the transitions experienced by most children and young people.
A transition is the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. Everyone will experience many transitions throughout their lives. For children and young people it is extremely important that these transitions to go smoothly. A transition can be sudden or gradual and last for different time periods, meaning that some transitions can be long term or short term. The experiences they go through in transitions will give them the skills they need to deal with the challenges of life ahead. Below are the most common transitions children and young people go through.
Foundation/ Nursery - A child’s first day at school can be a very daunting experience. Children will experience many emotions starting foundation. Entering a new environment filled with unfamiliar faces can cause both anxiety and anticipation. This is why schools have a gradual transition where children will visit with their parents many weeks before to become familiar with the new setting and also start to build up relationships with their teachers and other children.
Changing classes - The transition from foundation to keg stage 1 and from key stage 1 to key stage 2 can also be a very unsettling time for children. When they have built relationships with previous teachers and become familiar with that particular setting it can be an upsetting time to have to go through. At the school that I work in we organize for children to spend at least two days in their new classes the week before the summer term ends to lessen their anxiety.
06/10/2014 Zoe Wilson
Secondary school - The transition into secondary school can be a very scary thought for most children. Leaving primary school where they feel...
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