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:

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/re/public/stfergus/uploads/sites/2285/2020/10/04184645/St-Fergus-School-App-Information.pdf

All parents should have now received a welcome email with an information leaflet attached and an appointment for you to visit the school in June.  Please click on the link below 👇 to view this.

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

Due to COVID 19 guidelines our Transition Programme looks a little bit different from what we would like to be, however we want to reassure all new parents that we will do everything we can to help your child settle into St. Fergus’ Primary.

Transition Dates

Date Activity
11th May Teams Meet (9.30-10 am) – introduction to the Primary 1 classroom and Class Teacher with a shared story about starting school.

( Children will attend this while they are in their Nursery)

18th May Teams Meet (1.30-2.15pm) – Spanish with Primary 1. Learning some Spanish vocabulary and creating a collage Spanish Flag. The children will have some time to create their collage and share with each other online.

( Children will attend this while they are in their Nursery)

25th May

 

Teams Meet (9.30-10.15am) – Music and Movement with Primary 1. The children will learn about keeping the beat and will make or find an instrument to make some music.

( Children will attend this while they are in their Nursery)

1st June Teams Meet (1.30-2.15pm) – A day in the life of Primary 1. The children will watch a video of Primary 1 as they go about their day in Primary 1 allowing the children to see around the school and meet other members of staff.

( Children will attend this while they are in their Nursery)

7th June

 

Teams Induction Meet for Parents (10.30-12pm) – Parent’s will be able to meet the Senior Leadership Team and Primary 1 Teacher virtually . School information provided and the opportunity to ask questions.
14th June Child and parent visits to the school begin this week to meet their Class Teacher face to face. (3.15-3.45pm) You will be contacted and provided with a given day to visit.

🌟UPDATED 07/06/21🌟

This contains a link to the Virtual Parent Meeting  held on the 7th June.

Please click on the link below 👇 to view the presentation that was used during the meeting:

Parent Meeting Presentation for New Primary 1 Entrants 7 June 2021

Mrs Gray,  the Primary 1 Teacher,  will be adding some videos of her virtual meetings with children  to allow you to have a chat about their time spent with Mrs Gray.

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 born between between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017.

People are encouraged to apply online at:

https://www.mygov.scot/best-start-grant-best-start-foods

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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Tuesday 18th May

This afternoon we had a wonderful time with our soon to be primary one children learning some Spanish.  They really impressed Mrs Gray and primary one with good listening and lots of hard work. We cant wait to see you all again next week.  We made a little video to share our learning with you.

Tuesday 25th May

Things got a little bit noisy in primary one this morning as we investigated keeping the beat with our new primary one pupils. Click on the link below to watch a little video all about keeping a steady beat.

It was lovely to see so many of you joining in with musical instruments and keeping a steady beat.  Next years primary one pupils are very talented musicians! Here is a little recap of our session in case you missed it.

Tuesday 1st June

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in primary one? Our primary one pupils have been really busy making a documentary all about life in primary one. This afternoon we showcased the documentary with all of the boys and girls who will be starting school in August.

This afternoon we had some special guests join us on teams. Mrs McDonald and Mrs Rowley popped into our live meet to say hello. In case you missed it click on the video below to meet some more members of staff and to see some pictures of our school.

Finally we would like you to meet next years buddies. Primary 6 have recorded a video to help introduce themselves.

We have really enjoyed getting to know all of the children who will be starting school in August. We can not wait to meet you in a few weeks when you come to visit the school.

Mrs Gray & Primary One

Bankfoot Road, Ferguslie Park, Paisley PA3 1LA Telephone: 0300 300 1364

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