Transition Information

Welcome to the ELC to Primary 1 Transition page.

Transition is going to look a little different this year however we  endeavour to do as much as possible to ensure that your child’s transition is as smooth as possible.

If you would like to participate in these activities and show us all your hard work, either leave contribution on your child’s learning journal (if already attending Sunnyside ELC) otherwise please tweet us at @sunnyside_ps.

Please state if you give your permission for your child’s photo to be uploaded the  website.

Please take a look at our P1 Transition Newsletter 2021

Virtual Tour of Sunnyside Primary School


Primary 1 Transition Book Study

Over the course of the week there will be different activities posted to accompany our transition story “The Colour Monster Goes to School”  These activities will be linked to the following Curricular Areas:

Expressive Arts

Listen to our Transition story please click   The Colour Monster Goes to School  read to you by Mrs Linda King.


Monday 17th May 2021 – Literacy

  • Listen to the story
  • Complete 3 Sharing’s for the Story Equitable Literacy 3 sharings
  • Draw a picture of your favourite part of the story. Discuss this with an adult

Tuesday 18th May 2021 – Expressive Arts

  • Listen to the story
  • Draw your own colour monster, or monsters!
  • Use loose parts and see if you can create your own colour monster – upload to journals or twitter!
  • Use some pots and pans to see if you can make music relating to the different emotions (Loud – angry, soft – calm)


Wednesday 19th May 2021 – Health and Well-being

  • Listen to the story
  • Discuss how you think the colour monster is feeling
  • Create your own feelings bottle
  • Make your own soup
  • Try breathing exercises


Thursday 20th May 2021 – Numeracy

  •  Listen to the story
  • Countdown to school, how many days till you go?
  • How many colours does the colour monster have and can you name them?
  • Throw different coloured balls/bean bags/ socks into boxes. Can you count how many you have collected?
  • Why not try making colour monster biscuits. Choose what different colour of icing you want to match how you feel.

Friday 21st May 2021  – STEM

  • Listen to the story for a final time
  • Why not try growing your own Cress Heads?
  • Can you build a model of what you think school will look like? Try using lego, dolls, blocks or loose parts!
  • Can you make flowers change colour to match the colour monster?

Week Beginning 24th May 2021

We had the pleasure of our Primary 1 teachers reading the focus story “The Colour Monster Goes to School” with our pre-school children. The children were able to ask discuss their knowledge and experience of The Colour Monster and ask their teachers some questions.

Week Beginning 31st May 2021 – Meet your Primary 1 Teacher 

At Sunnyside, we have two fantastic Primary 1 teachers who are super excited to have you in their class.

Due to restrictions children who attend Sunnyside ELC are not able to visit their new classroom so our teachers have decided to make a tour of their classroom and a video to introduce themselves.

Miss Rebecca Smith – Primary P1S

Miss Hannah Duncan – Primary P1D

Advice From Primary 1:

Our current Primary 1’s have been super busy creating some drawings giving our pre school children some advice.

Virtual Transition Library

In our library we have a variety of books relating to starting school. Click on the books to hear the story. Listen and discuss these stories with your child about starting Primary 1.

Google Classroom

To support home learning for those children in P1-7, Sunnyside Primary classes use a virtual platform called Google Classroom. This is accessible from most computers, phones and tablets. However it does not work on Amazon Fire Devices. To ensure that you have access to this platform please can we ask you to download this to your tablet or visit the website on your PC.

Further information on how to use Google Classroom please see our Home learning page here:  Google Classroom

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