Transition Treasure Trail

Every now and again you create a lesson that is just a winner – we are delighted to share our tried and tested transition day session that always goes down well with nervous Year 6 students and teachers dealing with the unknown dynamic of a new group.

The lesson is framed around an ‘adventure’ and students work as teams to tackle obstacles in the pursuit of treasure and prestige. Although the lesson runs itself once you get going, there is a bit of preparation of the room and resources before the lesson. Thanks to Kate Newman who came up with the original idea – a winning formula that has served us well for a number of years now.

Pre-lesson

  • Arrange the tables into groups
  • Sellotape down the giant treasure maps in the middle of each table
  • Select some appropriately exciting adventure music – we like the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ soundtrack available here
  • Set up six folders with the puzzles students will need to tackle as they work around their treasure map
  • Make sure you have stocked up on ‘treasure’ we use chocolate coins. Remember to check allergies and intolerance before the lesson just in case

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