Primary 3 Transition Programme 2014
Dear Primary 3 Parents and Carers
Transition activities for Primary 3 pupils moving onto Primary 4 have been under way at school all year; these include visiting Lochend Campus, working with their buddy classes and beginning to develop the independence that often signifies that change from Primary 3 to Primary 4. As we are now into the final term, we are beginning our more formal ‘transition’ period and have planned a range of activities for pupils and parents to ensure that your son/daughter moves into P4 feeling confident, fully prepared and looking forward to the start of term in August.
We would ask that you encourage your P3 child to walk from the school gates unaccompanied to their P3 lines from now till the end of term. This will help encourage their independence within familiar surroundings.
Helen Gillanders, Head Teacher
Tuesday 22nd April – Classes P3a and P3b
Wednesday 23rd – Classes P3c, P3e, P3f
Treasure Hunt around Lochend Campus with P4s. P3s will become familiar with their new school building. Return to John Muir Campus for dismissal
Friday 9th May – Classes P3a and P3b
Friday 16th May – Classes P3c, P3e, P3f
Walk over with teachers for 10am assembly with P4-P7 pupils.
P3 Pupils will have break at Lochend
Joint Activity with P3’s/P4’s
Dismiss from Lochend at 12.20pm *
*Please make arrangements with your son/daughter as to what you want them to do at the end of school – where are they to meet you? Are they to walk home with friends/older siblings, etc.
Tuesday 27th May
Parent/Pupil Information Evening at Lochend Campus at 6pm
This will be an opportunity for parents and pupils to visit Lochend Campus and to hear about what P4 is all about and the way parents can help with the expectations and challenges of the year ahead. An optional tour of the campus will be available at 5.30pm and this will be followed by an Information Evening starting at 6pm.
Friday 30th May
Walk from home to arrive at Lochend for 8.45am*
*Please discuss with you son/daughter how they will get to school on the day – if they are unsure of the route it might be sensible to try out the route with them at the weekend
Line up at P4 lines and register with own P3 teacher in allocated room.
Walk back to John Muir Campus with teachers for break
Dismiss as usual from John Muir Campus at 12.20pm
Wednesday 4th June
All P3 classes walk over for 12.20
Lunch with P4s at Lochend Campus at 12.30
Spend Lunchtime at Lochend Campus with P4-P7 pupils
Tuesday 24th June
All pupils will meet their new teachers.