We are very excited to welcome your child into Letham Mains Primary School. Our current pupils have really enjoyed their first term in the new building and in our amazing playground. As our numbers continue to grow, there is a happy buzz around the place.
At this point in the year things remain very different from our usual transition activities and we had been waiting for further updates that may have allowed us some loosening of restrictions. Happily, we are now allowed to have pupil visits to the school and therefore want to outline our transition programme for you.
With our intake of new P1 pupils, we are offering two small group visits for parents and pupils. Unfortunately, it remains the case that parents are unable to visit inside the building but we are able to allow the children a tour of the school and classrooms. To this end, we will meet with parents outside and the class teacher, Miss Ross will conduct the tour. This will allow me to sit with you and take any questions about starting at the new school. The visit is arranged for either Monday 7th or Tuesday 8th of June at 3.30 pm. We will ask you to sign up for one of them.
This can be located on our website under our transition tab. The current P1s had good fun making the video and showing off their classroom and some of the areas of the school. This can be watched again and again and will help your child to visualise their classroom and hopefully lessen any anxieties about moving around the school. Perhaps your child can take granny or grandad on a virtual tour of their new school!
Miss Ross has uploaded the sessions she would have run face to face that explain the pedagogy behind how we teach literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing in our early years classes, alongside some tips and ideas about the resources we use.
We have created a transition activity that you may like to take part in with your child over the summer holidays. It will provide a nice bridge back into school in August and help us to get to get to know them a little better. We will explain it at your visit with your child.
School Handbook/ Welcome Leaflet
The school handbook can be found on our website and contains detailed information about the school. We have produced a shortened welcome leaflet that contains the most frequently asked questions about starting school.
At any point we are just a phone call or email away should you have any unanswered questions. Please feel free to drop us a line and we’ll do our best to ensure you have all of the information you might need.
Part of our transition would include some teacher talks about how some of the core subjects are taught in primary one. Please view the videos below to learn how we engage your children in the core areas of literacy, numeracy and health and well-being. These are the activities that your children will experience as part of their primary one experience. These exemplify the pedagogy we use.
Early maths and numeracy in primary one
Health and Wellbeing
These hopefully will allow some insight into the methodology and content of our early years curriculum