Preparing Pupils
For Primary School

Seamless Transition

At Morrison’s Academy transitions between school stages are seamless. We prepare children for the next step.

We know the move from Nursery to Primary School can be daunting for children and parents and we are here to help make this transition smooth and gentle.

Looking Forward

Mrs Catherine Armstrong, our Primary One teacher, visits our Nursery once a week to work with our preschool children. During weekly lessons with Mrs Armstrong, our preschool pupils work on early literacy and numeracy skills, teaching good listening skills and fine motor skills; all the things that prepare children for their next stage of learning.

Mrs Armstrong said, “It’s great that the children get to know me before they start school and equally that I get to know them. After the Easter holidays, the children spend our lesson together in the Primary One classroom, which they love. Starting school is, therefore, much less daunting for these children as their teacher and environment are familiar. Having an idea of what to expect from school means that the children can really look forward to their time in Primary School beginning.”

“Moving Up Morning”

Another important aspect in the transition process between Nursery and Primary is the “Moving Up Morning”, which takes place across the Primary School shortly before the end of the summer term. All classes, including the preschool children, have the opportunity to spend a full morning with their new teacher in their new classroom.

At this time children who do not attend our Nursery but are joining us for Primary One are invited along. This a wonderful opportunity for all of the new Primary One class to spend time together and get to know each other, as well as becoming familiar with the playground and important areas of the Primary building.