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Bookbug Session Plans: Nursery to Primary 1 transition

Learning type: Professional learning
Category: Talking and listening
Programme: Bookbug
Age group: 0-2, 3-5, Children, Families

Children and teacher or nursery practitioner sat together reading a book

We have created a Bookbug Session based on the transition from nursery into Primary 1, with carefully selected songs, rhymes and a picture book focusing on the health and wellbeing of children and adapting to change and routine.

The session plan makes reference to the Curriculum for Excellence, including experiences and outcomes to help early years staff use the songs, rhymes and story in your setting, plan transitional activities and prompt conversations with the children and their families.

Introduction song

Familiar song

Familiar rhyme

Song with actions

Active rhyme

Transition song


Active song

Lullaby/calming song

Final song

Please read our guide on permission to read books aloud online(this will open in a new window).