This week we would like to look at our families. Families come in all shapes and sizes and can look very different from each other.
Everybody has their very own family at home that is unique to them.
When you come to Abbotswell you join our School Family. Those children who are in our ELC are already apart of our school community and know how everybody works together to make our Abbotswell Family a happy, caring, and safe place to be.
This week we have two challenges for you.
- Complete the transition passport that has been sent to you.
2. Do you know the letter sounds in your name?
This week we would like you to find objects that have the same letter sounds as the ones in your name.
If you do not know all your letter sounds that is okay. Just find items for the ones you do know.
Name Sam – Straw, Apple, Monkey
Or Strawberry, Slipper, Sock
I am looking forward to or excited about??
This can be anything you think will happen at Primary1 or in the school. If you’re grown up writes down what you say and can post it on your ILD or emails them to the nursery staff.
As always, we would love to see photos or videos of the challenge being completed.
This week we have the photos of our really helpful Office Staff. Most of you will know Mrs Douglas in the office already. The Office staff help everybody in school.
I would also like to tell you about our Dinner Ladies. They work in the school kitchens and cook lunch for all the boys and girls. They are really friendly and always have a smile. It makes them really happy when the children remember to say please and thank you!
Our Office Team (1)
When you go to school most children have either a school dinner or a packed lunch to eat at lunch time. You also get to take a healthy snack for playtime!
This week’s challenge is for you to be able to open up a packet or a container. For example:
- yoghurt pot;
- bag of fruit;
- small plastic container/tub (that you would find in a packed lunch box)
Can you also drink out of an ‘open’ cup one with no lid.
I am a bit worried about?
This can be anything you are not sure about Primary 1. If you’re grown up writes any worries you have down and posts them on your ILD or emails them to nursery staff we will be able to answer your questions.
As always we would love to see photos or videos of the challenge being completed.
(Here is a hint for completing it– have a packed lunch outside!)
This week for transition we have given you photos of all the Teachers. They are all really friendly and do lots of fun things in their classrooms. No matter who your teacher is we know you will have lots of fun while learning in your class.
Can you put on your own shoes and jacket?
Can you fasten your jacket?
When out on your daily walk can you find:
The main entrance to the school?
The Infant entrance door?
(Hint – if you walk up the playground from the nursery door and walk round the school you will find it.)
*If you can we would love to see a video or a picture of you completing your task. We would also like to hear the answer to our question. These can be uploaded on to your ILD or sent by email
This week for transition we have given you photos of all the Pupil Support Assistants. These friendly staff members help support you at school and also look after you in the playground. They always have a lovely smile and are looking forward to getting to know you.
Our PSA Team.pptx
Our challenge tasks are all things that will help you to be independent in school.
Can you blow/ wipe your own nose with a tissue, bin it and wash your hands properly afterwards?
What do you think you will learn about and do in Primary 1?
*If you can we would love to see a video or a picture of you completing your task. We would also like to hear the answer to our question. These can be uploaded on to your ILD or sent by email.*
As we prepare and support your child through the transition process to Primary 1, this week we have sent out a welcome to the school presentation.
2022 Primary 1 slide show
Please take the time to talk to your child about the contents of this as it will help them to become familiar with the school.
It is hard to think that some of our children will soon be starting Primary 1. This is a very exciting and important time for them as they transition from nursery to Primary 1.
As always we are here to support the children and families through this process. Throughout this term the pre-school children will be participating in many activities that will help prepare them for moving on to school. Please keep checking the blog as we will be posting information and activities that you can use to support your child during this exciting milestone of their life.
This week we have suggestions of activities that you can do at home that will help to prepare your child to be independent and confident in their Primary 1 class. Please click the link below.
The nursery team are available if you have any questions.