P1 Transition


Mrs Moore has pulled together all the information you will need to support the transition of your child into Primary 1 at Ardgowan. The below link contains details of transition events, eBooks on what it will be like to be a P1 at Ardgowan for you to share with your child  and other information to help support your child at this exciting time.

Please click on this link:

Ardgowan Primary School Transitions – everything you need to know!

SESSION 2021-22

First Day photo shoot

Wednesday 18 August 2021

P1 First Day photos


UPDATE: Tuesday 10th August

P1 Induction, Friday 13 August


Dear parent,

We hope you have all had a lovely summer and are ready for the start of school!
The Scottish government have now issued guidance around restrictions that have to remain in place for the start of this session.
The local authority will update their guidance before the start of term. Mrs Picken will update all parents on the plan for the whole school’s return when the local authority guidance is issued.
We are delighted to confirm that we are still able to hold our Primary 1 Induction as planned on Friday 13th August as the children are now forming new class bubbles. This will allow the children to spend time in their classroom with their class teacher and their P1 classmates.
Unfortunately, we are still unable to have groups of parents in the school building. We understand that this will be disappointing but hope that you appreciate we must adhere to the guidance set out by the Scottish government. The guidance will be reviewed after 6 weeks, when we will hopefully be able to have groups of parents back into the school building again.
We will continue to provide you with parent information via email and the school website including school newsletters and curriculum information and you will receive relevant paperwork in your child’s school bag. We will hold in-person parent workshops as soon as this is allowed but will provide a ‘digital experience’ in place of these if school restrictions continue into the new session.
Thank you for your patience and understanding with the adjustments we must make at this time.
Please see below for further information about the P1 induction.

P1 Induction : Friday 13th August 

P1a Mrs Moore’s class: Drop off -9.30am Pick up -10.30am

P1b Miss McAuslan’s class: Drop off – 10.30am Pick up -11.30am

P1/2 Miss McCormick’s class: Drop off – 12.30pm Pick up -1.30pm


Drop off

Please bring your child to the playground at the school office entrance (Campbell Street end) and maintain social distancing with other families.  Members of staff will be at the gate to welcome you and your child to the school. The adult dropping the child off will be asked to leave an emergency contact telephone number that the adult can be contacted on. Children will then be taken into the school to spend time in their classroom and enjoy a story-time and activities whilst getting to know the teacher and their classmates.
Children do not need to bring anything to this session and should wear casual play clothes including a jacket.
Pick up 
Children should be collected at the Robertson Street gate. Staff will bring your child out to the gate to meet you.

See you soon big Primary 1 boys and girls! 🙂(Mrs Moore, Miss McAuslan and Miss McCormick are so excited!!!)

Monday 21st June 2021

Information about Primary 1 classes and August inductions will be sent out by email today! 
Please contact the school office if you do not receive this email. We are using the email address given on the P1 enrolment documents. Please check junk mail folders too.

Meet the Teachers!

Click on the links below to meet your new teacher and enjoy a story with them…

P1/2 – Miss McCormick

Thursday 10th June

Please click on this link to join in with lots of fun transition activities relating to Nick Sharratt’s book, ‘Shark in the Park on a Windy Day!’

Primary 1 Transitions Book Project

Thursday 10th June

Please take a look at our ‘Support for Parents’ guide in supporting your child’s transition to Primary 1.

Ardgowan Primary School: A Support for Parents

Thursday 27th May

Please click on this link and let our P1s take you on a tour of our school, meeting lots of friendly faces on the way.

What can Timothy Pope see through his telescope?!

Wednesday 12th May

A Tour of our School

Please click on the link for an interactive 360 degree tour of Ardgowan!

Thursday 6th May

Meet the P1 Teachers!

Please watch these videos to meet two of our P1 teachers and enjoy a story with them…

Monday 3rd May update

Due to updated COVID risk assessment guidance from the local authority we unfortunately are having to cancel the P1 Transitions Tour of Ardgowan that was due to be held on Saturday 15th May. This is to limit the risk of children from different existing nursery/ELC bubbles coming together.
Hopefully restrictions will be relaxed after the summer holidays, and we can offer tours of the school to all our new parents then. We will still provide you with links to an interactive map and virtual tour of Ardgowan as part of our online P1 Transitions Programme.

Friday 30th April

“Hello from Ardgowan!”

Please watch this video to hear from some of your Ardgowan ‘Buddies’…

Please watch this video to find out our favourite things about Primary 1 at Ardgowan Primary…

March 2021

Please find our planned Primary 1 Transitions 2021 Programme of Events below. We are so looking forward to welcoming our P1 2021 boys and girls to Ardgowan! Please keep an eye on our website for any updates on our planned events.

Click here: Transition Leaflet 2021

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