Primary 1 Transition Information


Welcome to the St. Fergus’ Community

This page has links to some important information and videos that will support you and your child on their journey from Nursery to Primary. Please check this page regularly for updates. 

The school has an app that you can download, this will allow you to see when this page has been updated directly to your tablet or mobile phone. Please click on this link below 👇 for information on how to download the app:

All parents should have now received a welcome email with an information leaflet attached .  Please click on the link below 👇 to view this.

Welcome to St. Fergus’ Primary – Information for New P1 Parents August 2022

Transition Dates For April- June 2022

Date Activity
28th April Teams Meet (1.00-1.30 pm) – introduction to Primary 1 and the Class Teacher with a shared story about starting school and a tour of the classroom.
4th May Teams Meet (9.15-10.00 am) – Health and Well-being lesson around Emotion Works. Children will discuss, draw, dramatize emotions from a story stimulus. Children will be introduced to a different member of staff each week.
12th May


Teams Meet (1.00-1.45 pm) – Spanish with Primary 1. The children will learn Spanish colour vocabulary and take part in a Spanish Colour Hunt.
18th May Outdoor Learning (9.30-10.15 am) – Nursery children will visit the school and be introduced to their Buddies. Their outdoor adventure will involve the children being Bug Detectives and going on a Bug Hunt.
25th May


Buddy visits to Nurseries in the Ferguslie Area –

Hill View ELCC- 9:30am

Ferguslie ELCC- 10:15am

Glencoats Lodge – 1pm

Douglas Street ELCC- 1:45pm

Small group of Buddies will visit the children in Nursery with the P.1 Teacher during free play.

1st June Buddy School Tour (1.30-2.30 pm) – Nursery children will visit the school and will be given a tour with their Buddies followed by a snack and playground fun.
8th June P.1 Parent Induction Day 1 (1.30-2.30 pm) – Meet the Senior Leadership Team and school information provided while your child meets their Class Teacher. This is dependent on whether school can have parents in the building. If we are unable to meet with you face to face this will be done virtually vis Microsoft Teams.
15th June P.1 Parent Induction Day 2 (1.30-2.30 pm) – Meet the school Community Staff while your child meets with their Class Teacher. Parent’s tour of the school. This is dependent on whether school can have parents in the building. If we are unable to meet with you face to face this will be done virtually vis Microsoft Teams.

Additional Transition Book Bug Sessions at the Tannahill Centre

We have recently added more dates for parents to join with our friends in Glencoats Primary for Book Bug sessions at the Tannahill Centre and we would love for you to attend.

Day Time Venue Session
Mon 20th June

Tues 21st June

9:30am Tannahill Centre Main Hall Book Bug with Glencoats Primary
Wed 22ndJune 9:30am Book Bug Breakfast with Glencoats Primary

Miss Galvin and Mrs Gray , our current  Primary 1 Teachers,  will be adding some videos of their virtual meetings with children  to allow you to have a chat about their time spent with them.

Online Transition Lesson 1:

The nursery children enjoyed meeting our current P1s who gave them a tour of our classroom. Then we read a story about starting school and the current Primary One’s talked to the nursery children about what to expect on their first day of school.


Online Transition Lesson 2:

The Children listened to the Bug Collector Story and loved hearing all about George’s adventures with his grandpa. Then we spoke about the different emotion words in the story and and had a go at acting out these emotions. We then spoke about how the nursery children were feeling about starting school and they drew an emotion face to show us how they were feeling. Primary One loved seeing their fantastic art work!


Nursery Visit to St Fergus:

The nursery children visited their buddies at St. Fergus. They got a chance to meet their buddies and then we all went on a bug hunt together, just the the characters from our book The Bug Collector!

Induction Meeting 1

Thank you to all parents who attended our meeting on Wednesday 8th June. Below you can find a digital copy of the updated Welcome Leaflet and presentation which was delivered by Mrs McDonald and Mrs Gray.

Updated Enrolment welcome Parent Leaflet 2022

Induction Presentation June 2022

Have you Applied?

The Best Start Grant School Age Payment is a £250 payment made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1.

It is open to people who get tax credits or certain benefits and are a parent or carer of a child.

People are encouraged to apply online at:

or by calling 0800 182 2222

If eligible you can also apply for Scottish Child Payment and other Best Start Grant payments at the same time.

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