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

Skilled and experienced practitioners and teachers work across Nursery and Primary One. This strong foundation supports children to engage in all aspects of learning in developmentally appropriate ways from 2-6 years.

Dr Warden (Head of Nursery management team) said: “Change is an emotional process that we all encounter. Working together as a professional team of colleagues throughout the school helps us to ensure that it is experienced positively”. Mrs Senior (Nursery teacher) and Mrs Armstrong (Primary One teacher) work together to plan experiences for the 4-year olds that take place in Nursery and in Primary One after the Easter holidays. Mrs Armstrong said: “It is great that the children get to know me before they start school and equally I get to know them. It is much less daunting as they know me and their environment when they enter the Primary building.”

“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.