Primary 1 Transition 2021

Information for parents and carers


About Transition

Transition is what we call it when a child moves from one thing to another. There are lots of little transitions during the day – getting dressed, turning the television off, putting jackets on to go outside, all parents know that some transitions are easier than others! Other transitions are bigger, for example starting a new nursery or school. All children need help to prepare them for transitions.

In Edinburgh, all Early Years settings and primary schools are working together on one big project using Julia Donaldson's The Smeds and the Smoos. This means that no matter what nursery they are enrolled in, or what primary school they move into, all children will be familiar with the same story and will have shared experiences. Research shows that shared experiences are one of the ways that we can support children during times of transition. 


Transition at Clermiston

We have a dedicated Twitter page to help support transition into P1 at Clermiston.  Please follow us for lots of useful information and for the chance to hear from our teachers and some of our current P1 pupils: @ClermistonP1

For further information please see the documents below.

Click to Download Transition parent information 2021 leaflet [pdf 132KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Starting School Booklet 2021-2022 Final [pdf 372KB] Click to Download