Transitions at Whinhill
An effective transitions framework is essential to ensure that our children move from nursery to primary school and from primary school to secondary school with confidence. When transitions work well, they help children to develop confidence and acquire skills to manage future changes in their lives. Most children look forward to moving on in learning and in life. For some, children transitions can be challenging and support from parents and staff at school can help the transitions go more smoothly.
Nursery to Primary 1
Welcome to Whinhill Primary School! Fàilte gu Bun-sgoil Chnoc a’ Chonaisg! We are very excited to welcome you into the Whinhill school community and hope that we will have a long and productive partnership together. This transition booklet has been created to help answer some of the questions that you may have about your child starting Primary One at Whinhill Primary School. At school we will work in partnership with you to help your child continue to learn new skills and understand more about the world around them. We hope we can work together to give your child the best start.
In Whinhill we aim to provide a caring, stimulating environment where each child learns at their own pace. Your child will take part in many interesting learning experiences each day. Some children will be very keen to tell you about their school day, while others may not. To encourage children to discuss their day with you, ask them, what have you learned today? This will begin a dialogue with them that we will support you with throughout their school experience.
Visits are made to local nurseries with some Primary 6 buddies and we invite children from these nurseries to spend time in Whinhill Primary 1. During the month of June, children who have enrolled for Whinhill will be invited to participate in an induction week where they will experience the school environment. Parents will be given valuable information and will have the opportunity to be involved in learning workshops.
***Primary 1 Transition 2020***
As Whinhill is currently closed, we are sadly unable to run our normal transition week activities. Here is some information that we hope you will find useful for your child starting school in August 2020.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding transition. INWhinhill@glowscotland.microsoft.com
Take a look at Whinhill’s Virtual Tour!
Click this link to see our: Whinhill Interactive Floor Plan
Click this link to see our: P1 Transition Information booklet
Click this link to see our: P1 Pupil Transition Booklet
Click on this link to see an example of our school menu: Inverclyde Lunch Leaflet 2019-20 (This may change in August)
We will keep you informed about procedures for reopening school in August when more information becomes available. Currently, staff are busy making sure our school is a safe, happy and welcoming place to be for our pupils. We are really looking forward to meeting and getting to know our new Whinhill families!
Please click on this link Parentzone Scotland for more information on supporting your child when they start school.
You can find more information about our school in the handbook and through our Twitter @WhinhillPS
Here are some online books which well help with P1 transition:
Primary 7 to Secondary School
Our pupils transfer to Inverclyde Academy, Cumberland Road, Greenock, PA16 0FB (01475 71500). If parents wish their child to transfer to this school they must live within the catchment area, otherwise a placing request must be submitted.
Children in Primary 7 will be invited to participate in 3 induction days throughout the year, one during November/December and two in June.
Click to see Inverclyde Academy’s website: Inverclyde Academy
Watch Inverclyde Academy’s Virtual Tour!
Joining our Nursery
Please see our Nursery page for more information!
Watch our Nursery Virtual Tour!