Milton Primary School - Respect, Responsibility, Confidence

 Transition to School

Starting school will be one of the ‘big milestones’ in a child’s life.  At Milton Primary School our aim is to provide you with information and ideas that will help both you and your child make a smooth and successful transition into school life.  Two key aspects of our transition to school programme include Friday Funtime and School Visits:

We are happy to help all children to learn with confidence and be ready to start school by: 

  •  Helping to make a smooth and enjoyable transition to school
  • Developing children’s readiness for school in literacy, numeracy, and social skills. 
  • Showing parents how they can assist their child at home, in preparation for entry to school.
  • Developing a home-school partnership.


School Visits

Your child will begin pre-school visits approximately six weeks before they are due to start school.  These visits are designed to make the transition to school a smoother process for your child.  Our school visits programme provides opportunities for children to be involved in a variety of experiences so they know what being at school is like.  Remember to make notes of any questions that need answered during these visits.