Transition to P1

This page is dedicated to providing the most up to date information on the transition process for families coming to Newtongrange Primary School P1 in August 2021.
News and Updates
We would like to warmly welcome all new children to Newtongrange 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.
P1 Induction
In Midlothian all Early Years settings and primary schools are working together on a joint transition project.   Mid Mouse is a community based transition project which will help to support your child as they move from their home & early learning & childcare setting into school. Each child will be gifted a mouse which can be used as an object to support and share their journey. Every school and early learning and childcare setting will also have a mouse, similar to your child’s. Mid mouse will be a part of this special time of change for your child and can be with them every step of the way.  Between now and the end of term, we will posting the stories your child is enjoying in their ELC setting, as part of this project along with some activities to do at home. 
Over the coming weeks, more information to support with your child’s transition to school will be posted on this page.  We hope that the vast majority of the questions that you may have will be answered through this and our starting school induction pack (coming soon!).  
However, if you have any other questions or issues that you would like to discuss further at this time, please do not hesitate to contact the school via our main email address.  We are excited to get to know all of our new families properly and we very much look forward to the shared learning journey ahead.