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Transitions to School

Transitions to school is one of the many transitions children will make in their life from birth into adulthood. It is crucial at these times children are supported to make them as smooth as possible.  Within Knightswood Learning Community, staff from Early Years settings and  Primary Schools come together to create a transition package that focuses on children’s learning at nursery and developing learning further within the initial stages of Primary. Both sectors work within the Early Level of Curriculum for Excellence, therefore the smooth move on from one to the other has huge potential.

Please be assured that although this year everything changed due to the global pandemic, planning for transitions between Early Years and Primary School began back in late 2019 and has been ongoing ever since.

Staff have continued to ensure that all the relevant information regarding our individual children, is passed on to the relevant staff within the primary schools.

This year Knightswood Learning Community chose the ‘Handas Surprise’ book as a context for transitions  to support the children’s learning of values, beliefs and friendships with their peers at nursery in the hope that with these foundations in values  would continue as they move to different schools within the community in which they live.

The thread of equality and friendship would be continued through careful planning at the crucial point of transitions. The intention is for children to apply the ethos of everyone as equals throughout their play and learning, taking account of the bigger picture through Global Citizenship and how we can work collegiality across sectors to ensure that transitions successful.

Although this year we were not able to fully implement all the amazing experiences with your children within nursery we had planned, we will endeavor to share some ideas here for you to try at home.

Please click on the links below for information from individual Primary Schools:

Blairdardie Primary Twitter

Blairdardie Primary Website

Knightswood Primary Twitter

Knightswood Primary Website

Clyde Primary Twitter

Clyde Primary Website

Scotstoun Primary Website

Bankhead Primary Website

St Ninians Primary Twitter

St Ninians Primary Website



Download here: Handa’s Surprise transition pack ENGLISH



Download here: Handa’s Surprise transition pack SPANISH



Download here: Handa’s Surprise transition pack ARABIC






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