Sports Day Postponed


Unfortunately, due to the wet weather, today’s sports days have been postponed.

We will look at an alternative date, and inform you all once we have this confirmed.

Thank you.

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Latest News and Updates

Latest News

Games at the Hub 2017

Games at the Hub


A team of P6 pupils attended Games at the Hub, a sports event held at Forrester High School.

We sent 3 teams- swimming, rugby and volleyball- and what a successful day we had!

Our swimming and rugby teams both won their tournaments, and our volleyball team were only 1 point from winning theirs!

We’ll need to invest in a trophy cabinet at Broughton, as we came back to school with 2 great shiny trophies! A huge well done to all the pupils, for great effort and behaviour on the day! Some photos of the event can be seen below. We are so proud!

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon

At last, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Weekend is here!

We’d like to wish all our pupils who are running the very best of luck tomorrow, as well as Mr Horan from P5b who is running too!

We have a video of good luck messages to share, which we hope you enjoy watching. Also, a group photo was taken last week of our 94 runners!

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Let’s hope all our runners get nice weather, and plenty support tomorrow. The EMF Newsletter is attached again below, with all the info you need about our BPS team’s training, fundraising details, and how you can come and support us on the day!

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EMF Newsletter- May 2017


Health Week 2017

Next week is our annual Health Week at Broughton. A range of different health and wellbeing activites have been planned by our staff Health and Wellbeing group, and we are all looking forward to it very much!

Letters have been distributed to promote the week already, so we look forward to kicking off our week with a special Whole School assembly on Monday. Remember, we’re encouraging all pupils (and staff too) to wear sports clothing all week so we can all be ready to go for any one of the fun sporting activities that may be planned that day! Just remember, no football tops please! Remember also that our Sports Day is on Tuesday, weather permitting, at Botanical Broughton.

Miss Clark has made this cool poster to promote Health Week 2017!

Health Week poster

Huge thanks again to our PSA, who donated takings from their last Lunchtime Cafe towards funding some of these events!

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Summer Fair- Reminder

summer Fair

Remember our PSA Summer Fair is next weekend, Saturday June 3rd, from 12-2.30pm in our school playground! Let’s hope we have lovely weather for that day too, and as many people as possible can come along and support this great event. A newsletter and flyer  are attached below as a reminder!

Summer Fair 2017 Newsletter

PSA Summer Fair flyer


Online Safety Workshops- Reminder


Please remember that the NSPCC and O2 are offering an Internet Safety workshop for all parents, to be held at Drummond High School on Friday 9th June, from 9.30-10.30am.

Please see the information attached below for details of this event and how to RSVP to inform if you’d like to attend. If you are interested, a response as soon as possible would be greatly appreciated so we can confirm numbers with the organisers.

O2 and NSPCC workshop – Friday 9th June

And finally…..

Goodbye and Good luck

Today was our head teacher, Mrs O’Rourke’s last day before she leaves for a secondment.

We wish her the best of luck in her new adventure! She will be popping back to visit, and is looking forward to keeping up to date with all the latest Broughton News via our website too!

Mrs Rushforth will be taking over as Acting Head Teacher on Monday, so we wish her good luck in her new role too!

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PSA Summer Fair reminder

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Please see below a copy of the PSA Summer Fair newsletter and flyer, with all the latest information about this event, to be held on Saturday 3rd June from 12pm – 2.30pm in our school playground.

We are still looking for as many volunteer helpers as possible, so contact us if you are able to support this event in any way!

Summer Fair 2017 Newsletter

PSA Summer Fair flyer

Look forward to seeing you on the day!


Online Safety Workshops


As the summer holidays approach, the likelihood is that our children will be spending more time online during their time off.  The NSPCC/O2 are now offering parent/carer workshops on the subject of online safety.

They are keen to offer this as a cluster rather to individual schools. Drummond High School have very kindly given the use of their Community Lounge for this and are looking forward to hosting.

This event will take place, at Drummond, on Friday 9th June from 9.30-10.30am. All are welcome. A letter with further details is attached below.

O2 and NSPCC workshop – Friday 9th June

To allow us to confirm numbers attending, please can you RSVP to by Friday 26th May.

This sounds like a very useful and worthwhile event!


Broughton Counts!


Over the last few weeks the whole school have been focusing on Addition and Subtraction during our daily mental maths sesssions. We have created displays throughout the school to reflect our learning:

Nursery – Counting collections
P1 – Doubles and near doubles to 10
P2 – Addition to 20
P3 – Subtraction within 20
P4 – Addition or subtraction of multiples of ten to a 2 digit number
P5 – Addition and Subtraction of 3 digit numbers
P6 – Addition and subtraction of decimal numbers
P7 – Addition and subtraction of simple fractions

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival- 3 weeks to go…

Edinburgh Marathon

With just over three weeks to go until the Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF), we wanted to update you on how things are going. Also see the attached EMF Newsletter below-

EMF Newsletter- May 2017

There are an amazing 94 pupils signed up to run and every year group from Nursery through to P7 is represented. With four Junior Races this year, as well as our fantastic parents and teachers running in the 5 adult races, Broughton Primary School has over 100 runners taking part. How brilliant is Team BPS?!
We’ll certainly be well represented across the whole race weekend and living up to our ‘Super Active Schools’ status awarded to us by the EMF organisers following our fantastic success in 2016. As we head into the 2017 event, we’re pretty sure we’ll be the biggest school group taking part.
The children have been training hard and for the past few weeks, we have held Sunday morning fun runs at Pilrig Park. We’ve had 30+ children run together every week (with a few parents too!) and have had lots of fun. Thanks to everyone who has come along to make these such great sessions. Team BPS is definitely race-fit and we can’t wait to pull on our trainers and school t-shirts on race day.
Our story has been picked up by our lovely local free paper the Spurtle too. They’ll post the story closer to Race Day. Keep an eye on to be sure not to miss it. Don’t worry if you do, as we’ll post a link to the story on the Facebook Broughton Parent page and Twitter.
We’ve also been posting video clips and photos from our training sessions on Twitter @bpsrunners. So if you tweet, please follow us!
You don’t have to be a runner to help with the fundraising. We’ve raised £967.00(with gift aid) so far, but we’ve still got some way to go to reach our target of £2500. All money raised will go towards buying new resources for every class to revamp ‘Golden Time’, an important part of the school week. We’ll also continue to support our ‘culture fund’ which all classes receive. So if your child has been on a school trip in the last few months, then it’s likely that the culture fund helped make this possible. It’s been so popular with everyone that we want to continue the fund. Please help by sharing our fundraising page with family, friends, workmates and ask them to share it too!
We know some of you prefer using sponsorship forms and raising money the good old fashioned way too. Contact us at and we can arrange collection.
We have been lucky enough to receive some good luck messages. We’ll be compiling a short video and hope to share this at assembly the week before race day. There are some surprises in there which we hope will make everyone feel proud and motivated.
Finally, don’t worry if you’re not running. You can still be part of the EMF weekend by coming along to support your classmates in their races. We’ll all be in Broughton Primary School t-shirts, making us easy to spot and cheer us on.
A special thank you to Mr Horan from P5b. He is representing the teachers and will be running in the 10k race at 9am on Saturday 27th. Please come and support him too.
Date: Saturday 27th May, 2017
Venue: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
Times: There are FOUR junior races this year.
11.45am Junior 5K (11 years and over)
1.00pm Kids’ Kilometre (3-6 years)
1.45pm Junior 1.5K (6-8 years)
2.30pm Junior 2K (9-12 years)

I hope you all join us in saying a huge thank you to all the runners. They are all giving up their spare time to train and take part in the races and raise funds for our school.

Go Team BPS!

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PSA Summer Fair- 1 month to go…

summer Fair

The PSA are looking ahead to organising our annual Summer Fair, held on Saturday 3rd June. Please see the flyer attached below for details.

PSA Summer Fair flyer

Volunteers – So far the PSA have about 30 volunteers able to help on the day, but hope to recruit at least 20 more.

This year there are 3 shifts when we need helpers:
Setting up – 10.00-11.30
1st half of the fair – 11.30-13.00
2nd half of the fair- 13.00-15.00

Help is needed on the following stalls: raffle, tuck, books, toys, uniform, BBQ, home baking,soup/sandwiches, tea/coffee.

If you can help in any way, please contact the PSA via their Facebook page, (there is a link to this in our ‘Contact Us‘ section of the website), or by emailing



More Broughton Success!


Huge congratulations to the P7 school football team in getting through to the 2nd Round of the Inspectors Cup due to their skillful and composed performances! A great result on what is always an exciting but nervous day with more than 400 players on the pitches at Wardie.
The 2nd Round group matches will be played on Wednesday 10th May starting 6pm at Meggetland. Best wishes to the team for continued success!

Good luck to our P6 team, playing in the School Board Cup this weekend! Games kick off at 9.30am, this Saturday at Wardie Playing Fields.

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Fringe poster

Huge congratulations to Alisha Iqbal and Oliwia Skarzynska, both in P7, who will have their posters included in the Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition.

They will receive a letter of congratulations and a certificate for the school!

The free exhibition will be held at Dynamic Earth from 6th June until 28th August.

Well done girls!

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