Building Resilience

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We’d like to introduce a valuable new Health and Wellbeing programme, Building Resilience, which we are implementing across the school this term. Building Resilience has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team over a number of years and is informed by the most up-to-date evidence about strategies that can support good social, emotional and mental health. Each child has a unique set of challenges to face as they grow and this teaching and learning aims to equip them with the tools they need to deal with these challenges in a positive, healthy way.

Building Resilience will now encompass most of the teaching and learning we do within Health and Wellbeing, apart from P.E., and it fits well with the Emotions Talks work we are already doing, along with our Rights Respecting Schools work. You will find some initial information about the programme attached and you will soon receive more detailed information about the first unit of learning, ‘Be Resilient’, along with a short family task.

Each unit of teaching and learning is delivered through a combination of special assemblies, follow-up class activities and a family task, and we would really appreciate your support with completing the family task as we believe that it is really important for children to have the opportunity to reflect upon and discuss this learning with you. In addition, the school will be holding a coffee morning on Friday, the 8th December where you will have the opportunity to learn more about various aspects of the programme.

We look forward to seeing many of you then.

Below are links to a letter of introduction, and an introductory leaflet about the Building Resilience programme.

Building Resilience- Introductory Parent and Carer letter

Building Resilience- Parents and Carers leaflet

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018

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For the past 3 years, Broughton Primary has had a team take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF). Our team is ever-growing and 2017 was our best yet with 94 children running across the 4 races and lots of parents and teachers running in the adult races.

Attached below is the latest newsletter from the organisers of Broughton’s participation in this amazing festival, with details of our participation and information about next year’s event.

EMF Newsletter- October 2017

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Open Day and Registration Week

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Is your child 4 years of age by 28 February, 2017?
If so, he/she is eligible to start school in August 2018.

We would like to invite you to see our school in action and meet the Leadership Team.

THURSDAY 2ND NOVEMBER
9.15-10.15am or 1.30-2.30pm

Here is a link to our information poster on this event-

Open Day 2017 poster

Registration of P1 pupils for August 2018 will take place in Broughton Primary School at the following times:

Tuesday 7th November 4.30 – 7.00pm

Thursday 9th November 8.00 – 10.00am

Here is a link to our poster with further information about registration-

P1 Registration Poster 2017

Here is a flyer about registration week-

P1 Registration Flyer 2017

We look forward to seeing many visitors to our school for these events!

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PSA Halloween Disco-Reminder

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Just a reminder that the PSA Halloween Disco takes place this Thursday 26th October in the school gym hall. The times are:

P1-P3 – 6pm-7pm
P4-P7 – 7.15pm-8.30pm

Both events are SOLD OUT. If you have bought tickets but are no longer able to attend, please pass them on to another family or return the tickets to the school office for a refund.

Parents and children are strongly encouraged to dress up!  Prizes will be awarded for children with creative costumes.

Ticket sales have raised almost £500. Please help us raise more money for school funds by purchasing drinks, snacks and glow sticks on the night.

Please make sure you bring your tickets, as you will only be admitted to the disco if you have a ticket.

Let’s hope we all have a fun and successful event!

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House Morning

We held our first House Morning of the year today.

The children worked together in their House groups across stages, taking part in a range of activities. It was lovely to see so many people wearing house colours too!

Infant classes were thinking about adults in our school community, encouraging people to pick up their litter, and using our local environment to provide resources for artwork.

Further up the school, pupils were focusing on teamwork- working together to solve problems and collaborate successfully.

We had lots of fun, and were able to share with each other what we had been learning at a whole school assembly.

Well done everyone!

Have a lovely October break, we’ll see you on Tuesday 24th October!

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On-line Safety Training for Parents and Carers

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Our PSA are organising an online safety workshop for parents and carers. They are keen to find out how many people would be interested in attending  what should be an informative and useful event.

If you are interested in attending, please reply to the Broughton PSA email address, broughtonparents@gmail.com with a contact email address.

They will then be in touch with further details.

A flyer leaflet is attached below with some general information-

Online Safety Training Flyer

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Pupil Groups

We have appointed new members to some of our Pupil Groups here at Broughton.

House and Vice- Captains

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P7 House Captains and P6 Vice- Captains have been appointed. Interested pupils prepared a short presentation which they presented to all the pupils from P4-P7 in their house! Votes were then cast to pick each candidate. Here are the successful pupils-

House Captains

Thomas Dimelow and Wanessa Zieniewicz- McDonald

Alex Moir and Megan Wright- Pilrig

Greig McVicar and Lara Russell- Trinity

Harper Clark-Tonberg and Holly Hou- Drummond

Vice- Captains

Armaan Latif and Daisy Drummond- McDonald

Callum Chim and Ines Ibrahim- Pilrig

Innes Penman and Mhairi Noronha- Trinity

Jacob Shek and Kamil Pawelczyk- Drummond

Well done to all who applied- you were extremely brave! And congratulations to our succesful captains- we hope you enjoy carrying out your responsibilities this year!

 

Pupil Council

This year’s Pupil Council have also been appointed. Again, interested candidates prepared a presentation to their class, and votes were cast to decide the successful candidate. This group will be encouraging ideas for school improvements, fund raising and organising and supporting a range of events in school. Here are our members-

P2a-Jagna Przychodzki
P2b-Rebecca Lynch
P3a-Alice Avison
P3b-Erica Hay
P4a-Connie Williams
P4b-Toivo Braithwaite
LC2-Chai Gilzean
P5a-Hendeke Elias
P5b-Tilda Rawson
P6a-Luis Hernandez
P6b-Amy Rogers
P7a-Daniel Ritchie
P7b-Iggy Stec

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Thanks to all who applied! Well done to the successful candidates, we hope you enjoy your roles this year!

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PSA Christmas Cafe

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The Broughton Primary PSA Christmas Cafe will held in the gym hall on Friday 1st December from 11.30-13.30.

A planning meeting for this will be held in Room 8b on Friday 13th October at 11am.

If you would like to get involved, please come along. If you are not able to attend the meeting, but would still like to be involved, please email broughtonparents@gmail.com to be kept up-to-date with plans.

Thank you!

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Lagganlia

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P7 returned from their annual excursion to Lagganlia Outdoor Education Centre on Friday.

Based near Aviemore, the excursion allowed our pupils to experience a range of exciting and challenging outdoor experiences, including-

  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hill Walking
  • Gorge Walking
  • Skiing
  • Bush Craft
  • Tree Climbing

Our children had an amazing time, and developed independence and a range of life and outdoor skills.

The children had to push themselves to be their best, sometimes when they were lacking confidence in certain challenges. However, everyone achieved at least one moment of success where they overcame doubts and fears to conquer a challenge. Individual prizes were awarded to one pupil from each activity group, who showed a particularly supportive and encouraging attitude towards others, or particular determination and effort to succeed. Those pupils were Aidan Edgcombe, Holly Hou, Megan Wright and Aadi Chouhan.

Below are a selection of photos and videos from our week away. We hope you enjoy them. Huge thanks must also go to the members of staff who gave their time to accompany and look after the pupils while they were away. It wouldn’t be possible without you!

Well done to all!

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