Starting P1 August 2021

This page is dedicated to providing the most up to date information on the transition process for families coming to Stockbridge Primary School P1 in August 2021.

News and Updates

We would like to warmly welcome all new children to Stockbridge Primary School and are looking
forward to meeting you and your child. Although there will be changes to our usual transition
process due to the current Covid restrictions, we will be working within the guidelines to ensure
a smooth transition from nursery to school. Please keep an eye on the school website for
updated information

Stockbridge Primary School Guide to Starting P1

Please click on the link to refer to our guide to starting P1 at Stockbridge for all you need to know about our school.

Child friendly transition books

These can be printed and made into books for the children to have to prepare them for school

Transition to Primary One meeting for parents and children on Wednesday 16th June @ 4.30-5.00

We hope you can join us to meet your new teachers and hear all about starting school in August. Don’t worry if you cannot make it or missed it, you can have a look at our presentation below.

P1 Transition Presentation

Forms for starting school in August

Please fill out the following forms and hand them into the school office or email them to by Wednesday 23rd June.

Lunch Choice Week 1

Lunch Choice Week 2

KIC form

Learning Journals Permission

Milk Letter

Video and Photography Permission

Parentmail form

Please fill out this form and send it to to receive a Parentmail regarding classes.

City wide P1 Induction

In Edinburgh all Early Years settings and primary schools are working together on a joint literacy project organised by The City of Edinburgh Council Early Years Team. This year the project is based on the book ‘The Smeds and the Smoos’ by Julia Donaldson. This means that no matter what nursery they are enrolled in, or what primary they move into, they will all have a shared experience.

Starting from the second week of May the project will be shared here, on the starting P1 in August page, as well as the council website:

Further information for parents on the transition project can be found here:

Week 1: 17th – 21st May

To start our Smeds and Smoos transition we read the book the Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson. In our groups we talked about the meaning of the story and our likes and dislikes. Following on from this we enjoyed retelling the story through role play, small world activities, art and craft. Towards the end of the week we watched Julia Donaldson tell the story:

Listen to the story read by Author Julia Donaldson and her husband.

Week 2: 24th – 28th May

This weeks activities were themed around Space and called Planet Nursaree. We made moon rocks out of playdough, clay and tin foil. We watched a live stream of the international space station and made our own space centres out of Lego and bricks. We role played and talked about the aliens we may see and how we might feel. In the art area we talked about what we looked like and the similarities and differences between us and our friends. We positively discussed how we are all unique and that’s what makes us special.

Week 3: 31st May – 4th June

This week we are going on a journey! Based on the rocket in the story we made a rocket using the science experiment here . We looked at world maps and talked about the different places we may go to then made tickets. We used shapes in the art area to make rockets and drew pictures of them too. We talked about what the children would need to take on an adventure and put out bags and boxes to pack.

Week 4: 7th June – 11th June

Imaginary planet! This week we planned for a colourful picnic making our own placemats. We then made colourful mixes with powder paint outside, food collage pictures, playdough colour mixing and explored different plants in our garden.