Global School Play Day 2019


The annual Global School Play Day is taking place on Wednesday 6th February. This event aims to promote a day of unstructured free play for children around the world, and last year over 300,000 pupils took part. This year Broughton will be joining in the fun. Attached below is a letter providing some background information about the event, the benefits of play and some potential activities happening on the day. Each stage will have a 30 minute slot to use Loose Parts in the playground on Wednesday, and while not all classes may devote the whole day to this,across the school there will be a range of ways classes will be marking this event. Sounds like fun to us!

Global School Play Day letter


Broughton and the BBC!


Last June, the LC1 took part in a dig for EDF’S ‘What’s Under Your Feet?’ on The Pod education programme. We were digging to see if we could find any insects and had to send our data in. We were entered into a prize draw and won the competition!

Our prize was a visit and workshop in the LC with EDF, the British Trust for Ornithology and Chris Packham with the BBC! We got to learn lots about bugs and do some more digging! We got a special certificate awarded to us from Chris Packham and were filmed for an online video and Springwatch! We had so much fun and this was a great opportunity for us to further our learning! We will keep you updated about when we will be online or maybe even on TV! How exciting!

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Building Resilience


‘Take A Moment’ is the name of the next block in our ‘Building Resilience’ programme. In this unit, there are 3 main outcomes-

  • We experience a range of emotions every day
  • Sometimes we feel stressed
  • I have ways to help me cope

Attached below is a leaflet for parents and carers about this unit. We have also attached the Home Activity related to this unit, and some supporting information with ideas that can be used alongside the Home Activity.


Take A Moment- Parent and Carer Leaflet

Take A Moment- Home Activity

Take A Moment- Support Sheet for Home Activity

Mindful Family Exercises


We hope you find these useful!



Parent Council and PSA

your school needs you

Please see below the latest newsletters for our Parent Council and PSA.

The PSA are keen that each class, or stage, has a parent representative. Everyone is welcome, so if you would be interested in being involved on the PSA as a stage or class rep, please let them know through their Facebook page, or by emailing

Look out later this week for the minutes of the last Parent Council and PSA meeting, held last week, in the Parent Bodies section of our website.

Thank you for your support!

Parent Council Newsletter- January 2019

PSA Newsletter- January 2019

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

edinburgh marathon

Please find attached the latest news on EMF 2019.  We have two free places to win for every class, kindly funded by our PSA.

If you would like to enter this, please e-mail by Wednesday 23rd January.

Races usually sell out by February, so if your child is keen to take part, register ASAP at

If you win a free place, we will reimburse your fee in full.

Please email all queries and questions to Catriona and Sandra at

EMF Free Places Flyer

Good luck everyone!


Parent Council and PSA


Just a reminder that our next Parent Council and PSA meeting will be next Wednesday 16th January, held in our Link Building in the playground, from 6.30pm-8pm.

Everyone welcome!

The minutes of the last meeting held in November are available to view in the Parent Bodies section of our website.



Happy New Year!

happy new year 2019

We’d like to wish all our pupils, staff, parents and carers a very happy New Year!

We hope you’ve all had a great holiday, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone back to school tomorrow, Wednesday 9th January.

See you then!