Transition to P1

 

This can be a very exciting and also dauntling process for children and we aim to make it as smooth and enjoyable as possible for the children.

This is an example of how we did this for the children moving on to Slamannan Primary School in August 2015.  The process was based around the book “The Smartest Gaint in Town” by Julia Donaldson and began after the Easter break and continued until the end of term.

Week 1

  1. The children in the nursery and in P1 at Slamannan Primary School received a “Gaint” delivery.  Each group of children received a parcel containing a note with a riddle to get the children thinking about who the delivery could be from and a very large shirt & tie.
  2. The staff in both establishments involved the children in discussions about who could have sent the parcel to them.
  3. The nursery children then visited the P1 class and joined the children there to hear the story being read by the P1 teacher.

Week 2

The book and CD were provided both in the school and the nursery for the children to listen to the story whenever they wished.  Staff in the nursery also read the story to the children at group time/together time.

Week 3

The nursery children again visited the P1 class and worked together with the P1 children to create 2 giants.  One giant was diplayed in the school and the other was displayed in the nursery.

Week 4

The children in each establishment participated in activities related to the story, such as dress up and making giants clothes within their own settings.

Week 5

  1. The nursery children again visited the P1 class and all the children worked together on pattern.  They designed and created patterns for socks and ties and looked at matching and sorting.
  2. The Buddies from Slamannan then visited the children in nursery and participted in some activites around an animal theme.

Week 6

  1. The nursery children participted in a P.E. taster session in the school hall with Miss McKelvie the P.E. Specialist
  2. The nursery children participted in a joint playground visits with the P1 children and the Buddies.

Week 7

  1. Parents and children visited the school together for the induction day
  2. The nursery children participted in a joint playground visits with the P1 children and the Buddies.

Week 8

  1. Parents accompanied their children as they had lunch at the school.
  2. The nursery children participted in a joint playground visits with the P1 children and the Buddies.

Week 10

The buddies joined the nursery children for their annual Teddy Bears Picnic.

Here are some to the pictures taken during the process.

Ann's Camera 110 Ann's Camera 108 Ann's Camera 101 Keri's camera 035 Keri's camera 020 Keri's camera 101 Keri's camera 110 Keri's camera 116 Keri's camera 036 Keri's camera 119 Isabel's Camera 033 Isabel's Camera 032 Ann's Camera 259 Ann's Camera 254 Ann's Camera 236 Isabel's Camera 034 Isabel's Camera 023 Isabel's Camera 016 Isabel's Camera 013 Isabel's Camera 009

 

 

  2 Responses to “Transition to P1”

  1. Hi boys and girls,

    Your blog looks fantastic and you seem to be having a great time in Nursery. I am looking forward to seeing you all soon.

    Miss Christoffersen.

  2. We are looking forward to showing you around our school. You can see our cartwheels. We will look after you!

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