Tollcross Primary School

Supporting every child to become a confident lifelong learner.

Welcome to Primary One 🐻

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Tollcross Primary School. Mrs Dripps our Principal Teacher for Early Level will be sharing information with you below to support you on the next step of your learning journey. You can scroll down and see everything we have posted at any time. We have lots to share with you and look forward to meeting you soon!

1.9.21 The P1 Curriculum

The video below gives you some information about the way we teach some aspects of the curriculum in Primary One.

22.6.21 Meet the P1 Teachers and tour the classrooms!

Ms McGhee and I can’t wait to meet you all in August. Have a wonderful summer and we will see you on your first day of school!

22.6.21 Staff Story Time

Our final staff story time is a story read by Pauline. We hope you enjoy this story all about an adventure to rescue a cat! It is full of fun and excitement. 🐈

Welcome to P1 at Tollcross Presentation

Below is the presentation that was shared at the meetings on Monday. We hope this answers some of your questions about starting school at Tollcross. If you have any other questions at all please get in touch by emailing the school office and I will give you a call.

18.6.21 Staff Story Time- Hello from Miss McGhee!

Today our story is about a very famous colourful elephant and shares the importance of being yourself and celebrating your true colours! 🌈🐘

17.6.21 Staff Story Time- Hello from Mrs Storr

Mrs Storr reads ‘The Koala Who Could’ to us. A story about trying something new and how that might feel. We hope you enjoy it!

What is P1 like?

We have had lots of questions from our new Primary Ones about what school will be like. Hopefully this video will answer some of them but if you have any more please get in touch!

P1 Welcome Meeting

There will be a meeting for our new P1 families on the 14th of June on Teams. This is where we will share information about starting school and there will be a chance to ask any questions you may have.

There will be two sessions, one at 2pm and one at 5pm. You can join either of these by clicking on the meeting links that have been emailed. If you did not receive this email, please get in touch via and we will send them to you.

If you cannot make the meeting we will be sharing a video of the presentation on this page after.

7.6.21 Staff Story Time- Hello from Miss Zuber

Miss Zuber has shared a story with us in Urdu. We hope you enjoy it. You can use the pictures to tell it in your own words too!

31.5.21 Staff Story time- Hello from Mrs Dripps

Over the next few weeks we will be sharing stories read by the Early years staff. We hope you enjoy meeting us and sharing some of our favourite stories.

This week we begin with Mrs Dripps and a story we are sure you will know!

25.5.21 Welcome to Tollcross

To our new Primary Ones- We hope you are having lots of fun at Planet Nursaree and look forward to welcoming you to Planet Skoowull . There will be lots of videos shared here to let you have a look around Planet Skoowul and to meet some of the grown ups who will be learning with you. If you would like to share any learning from Planet Nursaree with us, you can email it to or share it on Twitter @MrsD_TollcrossP

and to our grown-ups we will be posting regular updates here but in the meantime have a look at some of the Edinburgh transition resources below.

In all Early Years settings children will be starting the transition process by reading the story, ‘The Smeds and the Smoos’ by Julia Donaldson. This is the story that has been chosen to support children with their transition to P1 across the city this year. This will mean that all children will be familiar with the same story and will have shared experiences to bring with them into Primary One.

Further information

General information about the transfer to P1 in City of Edinburgh Council schools can be found here:

Start Primary School in Edinburgh

Please also see the following document for further information:

P1 Transition Rationale City of Edinburgh