Primary 7 Transition to Aboyne Academy
Making the move from primary to secondary school is a very important transition point in a pupil’s education.
There is a close relationship between Aboyne Academy and its ten associated primary schools. This helps ensure that the transition for pupils runs smoothly. The transfer of educational records from the primaries to the academy ensures detailed knowledge of each pupil is passed on when pupils move to secondary education and helps to enable a continuous learning experience for each young individual.
The main changes that pupils notice when they join the secondary school are related to the larger size of the school and the fact that their new classmates come from many different primaries. The daily routine is also quite different as each class has several teachers. Also pupils move to different parts of the school during the day to attend classes. The P7/S1 Transition programme aims to prepare pupils and parents/carers for these changes.
Below you can find up to date information about our Transition process for this year.
If you do have any queries or questions then please do not hesitate to contact Mr Drennan (Depute Head Teacher) at the school.
P7 Virtual Transition – Google Classroom
All pupils have been added to our P7 Virtual Google Classroom and P7 Teachers notified. Tasks will be uploaded each week and some time will be given during the week to look at these within the P7 classes; however, pupils may also wish to access from home and to show you as their parents/carers. There will also be some interactive activities and spaces to ask questions etc, which can be accessed any time.
If there are any difficulties with the online platform, please find some useful help guides and videos which can be accessed from here: A Guide to Google Classroom and Google Drive
As always, if you need further assistance then please do not hesitate to contact me at the school via telephone or by e-mailing the email@example.com e-mail address.
Thanks, Mr Drennan (Depute Head Teacher)
Transition information for parents and carers
Transitions and changes are part of everyone’s life. The vast majority of children and young people look forward to moving on. However, transitions can be challenging and support from parents and staff can help transitions go more smoothly. Please check out our Parentzone Scotland page for parents and carers on supporting transitions, which includes advice for supporting children with additional support needs.
Wakelet- Learners with Complex Additional Support Needs
A bank of resources to help parents support children with complex additional support needs is now available on this Wakelet. Schools may direct parents to specific resources as part of their planned learning programme or parents can access the resources directly for use at home any time.