Nursery to P1 Transition and Induction Events

We will explain all about these at tomorrow’s meeting.

See you there!

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Order of events:

Tuesday 4 June 2019 Afternoon P1 Classroom Fun with nursery staff
Friday 7 & 14 June 2019 Flexible times due to timetabling of school day Milk and Story Time, together with P1s in their classrooms
Tuesday 11 June 2019

Thursday 13 June 2019

Wednesday 19 June 2019

from 9.15 – 10.00am

from 2.15pm – 3.00pm

2 sessions (same times as above)

Playground Fun with P4/5 Buddies
Friday 14 June 2019 9.45am – 10.30am

1.45 – 2.30pm

Assemblies with the current P1s in the Dining Room


Monday 17 June 2019 11am & 2.30pm Nursery Sports Day
Tuesday 18 June 2019 10.45am & 2.30pm Induction meeting for Parents
Friday 21 June 2019 Various

(please sign up to a slot)

Classroom Visit/Craft Session
Tuesday 25 June 2019 9.30 – 10.30am


Joint Gym /Active Play Session with P4 Buddies


Friday 28 June 2019 10.45am & 2.30pm Nursery “Graduation”



P1 Classroom Fun with nursery staff:

Tuesday 4 June 2019 – afternoon

The nursery staff will take the nursery boys and girls through to familiarise themselves with and play in the P1 classrooms.  The P1 pupils will be at Aberdeen Sports Village for the annual sports day that afternoon.



Milk and Story Time, together with P1s in their classrooms:

Friday 7 & 14 June 2019

The primary 1 pupils will come and visit the boys and girls in nursery.  Then, with the P1 teachers and nursery staff, both the nursery and P1 children will go to their Primary 1 classrooms for a milk and story time.  The Primary 1s will play with the nursery boys and girls for a short time also.  This will happen in both the morning and afternoons.


Playground Fun with P4/5 Buddies:

Various Dates

Children from Hanover Street nursery, and new pupils from other nurseries, are invited to join us for our ‘Come and Play’ sessions throughout June.

The children will have the chance to play (hopefully outside!) and get to know each other for P1.  They will meet with their future buddy from Primary 4 or 5 (next year’s primary 5 & 6).


You are welcome to come along on:

Tuesday 11 June 2019, from 9.15 – 10.00am

Thursday 13 June 2019, from 2.15pm – 3.00pm

Wednesday 19 June 2019, from 9.15 – 10.00am and from 2.15pm – 3.00pm


Please come along to as many sessions as you like.  (E.g. afternoon children can come to morning sessions and vice versa).

However, due to staffing ratios, if you wish to come along to a session that is out with your child’s normal nursery time, we do ask parents to stay for the duration of the play session.  This includes children new to Hanover Street School.


Again, you can sign up to the sessions at the first meeting.



Assembly with Current Primary 1s:

Friday 14 June 2019, to 10.30am, in the Dining Room

We will have an assembly with our current P1s in the Dining Room.  We’ll sing some songs, read a story and talk about starting school and life as a big grown up Primary 1!

Here, with support from nursery and P1 staff, we will work in groups so that the nursery boys and girls can ask questions to the P1s.  The P1s will also share their favourite experiences about their first year in primary school too.

Parents are welcome to attend!



Nursery Sports Day:

Monday 17 June 2019

Nursery will be having their own Sports Day.  We welcome you to come and watch us in our School Playground.

Details as follows

  Parents Arrive

(there is no need to come up to nursery, we will meet you in the playground)

Starting Time Finishing Time Home Time


10.55am 11.00am 11.20am At these times it will be possible for you to collect you child, but please make sure you sign out before leaving.
Afternoon Nursery 2.25pm 2.30pm 2.50pm


During this day the boys and girls will participate in sporting activities and we therefore ask that the children come to nursery with appropriate clothing and footwear.

We are expecting our sports day to come to an end at around 2.50pm.

*If your child currently attends another nursery, do please come along.  We ask that a parent stays for the duration, however.


Induction Meeting for Parents:

Tuesday 18 June 2019

 This meeting will take place on Tuesday 18 June 2019 in the Dining Room

@ 10.45am (for parents of morning nursery)

 @ 2.30pm (for parents of afternoon nursery)

*If your child currently attends a different nursery, please choose which session is best for yourself.


You will meet our Head Teacher, Mr Alan Markey and myself, Gillian Forbes, Depute Head Teacher.

I will talk in detail about your child starting primary school.  We will be joined briefly by the P1 teachers also.

An information pack will be given with important information, forms, starting dates, etc.

We encourage all parents to attend.



Classroom Visit/Craft Session: Friday 21 June 2019

At the induction meeting, you will be invited to sign up to one of the following groups for a classroom visit and craft/mind-mapping activity.  You will have the chance to meet other children and parents.

These 3 separate groups session will take place on Friday 21 June in the Primary1 classrooms. (the primary 1 classes are out on their Summer trip that day).

See the chart for further details:

Induction Activity



Children and parents meet in the Dining Room Craft and mind mapping session to find out your child’s interests, in one of the P1 classrooms. Visit to the

other P1 classroom/story for the children.

Parents will have the opportunity for a tour of the school and to meet some of last year’s P1 parents for a chat over a tea and coffee, in the library area on the top floor

Group 1 9.15 – 9.20am 9.20 – 10.00am 10.00 – 10.30am
Group 2 10.45 – 10.50am 10.50 – 11.35am 11.35am – 12.05pm
Group 3 1.15 – 1.20pm 1.20 – 2.05pm 2.05 – 2.35pm


Joint Gym /Active Play Session with P4 Buddies:

Tuesday 25 June 2019, 9.30 – 10.30am

Mrs Armstrong, our PE teacher, supported by our current P4 and P6 pupils will lead an active play session in the Gym Hall.

This will involve lots of different physical activities and children rotating round these “stations” in groups.

Our nursery children will learn to work and play in different groups, become more familiar with Mrs Armstrong, their buddies, the gym and its equipment,

Parents are welcome to attend and join in the fun!

The Primary 4 & 6 children will wear gym kits, the nursery children are advised to wear light, comfortable play clothes, as normal, but have indoor shoes ready to use.


Nursery “Graduation” – Friday 28 June 2019

A very relaxed, informal graduation will take place in the Dining Room.

This graduation will be @ 10.45am (for parents of morning nursery)

and    @ 2.30pm (for parents of afternoon nursery)


Children will be presented with a graduation hat, a certificate and there will opportunities for taking lots of photos.  Bring your tissues!!



*Please note that the nursery is engaging in many other transition activities during normal nursery times.


These include:

  • Visits to the school kitchen
  • Visits from the dinner ladies
  • For nursery snack, trying foods from the school dinner menu
  • Visits to the office and janitor’s office
  • Playing in a pretend classroom in nursery
  • Trying on uniforms
  • Practising getting changed for gym
  • Visiting classrooms, etc



If you have any further questions, or are unable to attend any of the visits,

please do let us know in order that alternative arrangements

may be made, if possible.


I can be contacted on 01224 569880 and


Miss Gillian Forbes

Depute Head Teacher