Welcome to our P1 Transition Hub
The information on this page is for our P1 Classes of August 2023 and will
be updated for our August 2024 intake
Here you will find lots of useful information to help get you and your child ready for Primary One at Riverside Primary School, including our Transition Programme below with key dates for your diary.
We are looking forward to welcoming all our new children and families to Riverside.
Welcome from Mrs MacPhee, our Headteacher
P1 Transition Project - 'The Everywhere Bear'
Our transition project children joining us in August 2023 will be emailed to all nurseries. As part of Riverside Primary’s transition, we have set up a small project for the children to do at the end of nursery and into the start of Primary 1. It is based on the book ‘The Everywhere Bear' by Julia Donaldson. We want to find out all the things that the children love to do at nursery, at home and, after the summer, at school as they journey from nursery to P1.
Watch the story being read aloud below by Miss Shaw.
For more information on the activity for families to complete at home over the summer please click here
People Who Help Us ~ May 2023
Transition stories for Primary 1 children ~ May 2023
We look forward to welcoming your child to Primary 1. To help familiarise the children with school we have put together a video. Please share this with your child. We hope your child will enjoy watching the video and it will give you lots to talk about and encourage your child to feel confident and excited about their first days at school.
Starting School Video Story with Mrs Quintin
I Like Myself ~ A Story read by our P1s
Take a Tour Around Riverside Primary School
Some advice from our current P1s
Please click the link above for information on how to order directly from our supplier.
We do hold a small amount of stock in school.
Our School Uniform
• Navy Blue Sweatshirt/Cardigan • White Polo Shirt • Grey/Black Skirt/Trousers (no jeans)
Sweatshirts/Cardigans/Polo shirts with our Riverside School Badge are available from our supplier.
A plain Navy Sweatshirt/Cardigan is also acceptable.
• Gym shoes • Gym top/T-shirt • Shorts and/or Tracksuit bottoms
The can find the lunch menu on our school website or on Stirling Council website.
Please take a look with your child and discuss the choices available.
For general school to home communication we use a school App which parents/carers can download to their mobile devices. We find this a quick and easy way to keep parents up-to-date with school life. We have provided all our new families with the pin code to access the School App.
An information leaflet on food choices for your child.
Although all P1 pupils are entitled to free school meals some parents prefer to provide a packed lunch for their child. Click the link above for some healthy suggestions.
Further information on Riverside Primary School can be found in our School Brochure.
Footwear and Clothing Grant and FSM Applications
You may qualify for the above if you receive:
Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
The income-related element of Employment and Support Allowance
Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit
Child Tax Credit and Work Tax Credit Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Council Tax or Housing Benefit
Please visit Stirling Council website for further information : https://www.stirling.gov.uk/learning-education/schools/school-meals-uniforms/footwear-clothing-grant-school-meals/
Please note for children starting Primary One in August 2023 a new form will be uploaded to the Stirling Council website in July 2023 for those families wishing to apply for Footwear and Clothing grants.