Newmains Family Learning Centre

Primary school transition information


At this time of year we would normally be in the midst of our transition events which develop confidence in our children so they feel prepared for their move to school. As we cannot carry these out, we wanted to ensure that there were still some form opportunities available to our families and children.

As the schools will have limited knowledge of your child prior to them starting within class, your child’s nursery Key Worker has created a short report to pass on to their school, giving a brief outline of their development.

We have been in contact with all of the primary schools our children will be attending to ask if we can support them in distributing transition information. Some have plans in place, some are still trying to develop these as each school faces different challenges regarding access to their school or technologies.


Newmains Primary Schools Principle Teacher, Mrs Lilly, has advised us of their current plans to support children’s transition. They suggest that, where possible, parents and carers can access the school blog or twitter page for information and updates.

They have now managed to gain access to the school so they have made up packs with transition materials they would normally carry out with the children. These will be posted out to families in the next few days to complete at home. This generally consists of “Getting To Know You” worksheets, letter and number formation guidance etc.


Morningside Primary Schools Principle Teacher, Mrs White, has advised us of the schools plans to support transition. She has constructed a page on their blog which contains all of the worksheets and information they would normally share with you and your child during transition visits. They have a twitter page which you can sign up to so you can have access to any school information which may be relevant now and when your child starts Primary One. The links for both of these is below:

The school plans to make a video of the environment to add to their blog. This, however, will be dependent on when they can have access to the school. The staff all have photographs on the ‘Meet the Team’ section so the children can become familiar with faces they will see at school.


Our other feeder schools are at different stages of developing their plans. Most consist of providing links through their blogs of twitter accounts. Some are intending using the app Seesaw. A list of relevant links for them is below:


St Brigid’s are not yet able to get access to their building. They also intend on making up welcome packs for the children and will let us know when they are able to do this. You can ask to join their twitter page through the following link.


Cambusnethan have been experiencing technical issues but are creating a blog as well as aiming to provide printed out packs containing all the relevant information.


Netherton are creating a booklet they intend distributing to parents. They are also putting together a power point containing pictures of the school so the environment becomes familiar to children prior to them accessing the building in person.


St Aidan’s are keeping in touch with their current pupils and providing home schooling opportunites through the Seesaw app. Once parents sign up for this they will be able to access all the relevant transition information.


Orchard are also developing their use of the school blog and twitter which will be updated shortly.


There is uncertainty surrounding our return to schools and nurseries just now but we would like all of our families to be assured that all school and nursery staff have your children’s best interests at the core of everything we do. If you have any specific concerns or if there is any support you feel would be beneficial then please let us know.

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