Westercraigs Nursery School

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Transition to Primary

“The vital contribution of pre-school education lies in developing and broadening the range of children’s learning experiences, to leave them confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to starting school.” (Scottish Office Education Department 1997)

The curriculum in the primary school will build on what your child has learned before starting school.  The Early Level of Curriculum for Excellence spans nursery school and P!/P2. Some children may move into First Level in some areas of learning during this time.  We believe that good liaison with the receiving primary schools is essential.  For this reason our Pre School children have weekly opportunities to engage in Collaborative Learning with the Primary 1 pupils in our local schools. This takes place in our playrooms and grounds and in the Primary School classrooms.

By sharing information between nursery and primary school the primary one teacher can take account of what your child has already achieved when planning the next stage in your child’s learning. 

We have strong links with local primary schools, which also include:

Exchange visits for nursery and primary staff
Nursery staff work alongside primary staff in the classroom for the first five days of primary one using nursery/primary liaison records.

Buddies
Primary 6 pupils who befriend individual children during the term before the move to the primary school. This relationship, begun prior to the summer holidays, means each P1 pupil knows an older child who can show them around the school and support them in their early playground experiences.

Parents are encouraged to participate as fully as possible with the arrangements made with their individual primary school.

Find out more about school enrolement procedures on the Glasgow City Council website.