Welcome to Currie Primary School
You have enrolled your child into Currie Primary School, and we are looking forward to your child starting school in August 2021 and working in partnership with you.
We would like to welcome you and your child to our school. 😊
We realise that these are strange and uncertain times for parents/carers. We want to provide you with as much information as we can throughout the next couple of months as your child makes the transition to school.
We would normally hold a face-to-face meeting for parents/carers, however due to current restrictions this is unlikely to take place so transition may look a bit different this year again. I will host an online meeting via Microsoft TEAMs on Tuesday 1st June from 5pm-6pm. An invite will be sent to the main email address provided to us. If you can’t make this do not worry as I will email the slides to you all.
We will provide you with a pack which will be delivered to you by the Primary 1 teachers.
We are not allowed to have visits to the classrooms this year in advance, but we will provide a virtual tour. We did this last year and it worked really well. There will be enhanced transition for any children with additional support needs and I will contact those parents/carers directly.
I am also attaching a letter from City of Edinburgh Council re transition. The city-wide transition programme this year is the ‘The Smeds and the Smoos’ by Julia Donaldson. There will be links online for parents/carers to undertake with your children. Children who attend Nurseries will undertake activities linked to this in the 6 weeks leading up to the summer holidays.
If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Depute Head Teacher
Our P1 teachers have been reading the nursery to P1 transition story The Smeeds and Smoos by Julia Donaldson we hope you enjoy the story.
Transition Time Line
Thursday 3rd June: Story – teacher reading the transition story ‘The Smeds and the Smoos’
Thursday 10th June: Virtual Tour Video
Thursday 17th June: Advice from our current P1s
Thursday 24th June: People Who Help Us at Currie Primary Power-Point
Start Dates and Times for First Week ( 18 to 20 August)
Wednesday 18th August – Half Primary 1 class 9.00am-1150am (school lunch provided to take home)
Thursday 19th August – Half Primary 1 class 9.00am-11.50am (school lunch provided to take home)
Friday 20th August – Whole class AM 8.45-11.50am/12 midday (staggered finish)
We will let you know which date your child will be in.
Transition Booklet and Slides