Today we held our annual Harvest Assembly. Our super House Captains (and some Vice-captains too) came before the bell this morning to accept and display some of the very kind donations made by our lovely school community! We also were able to show the fruits (or should that be vegetables?) of our labours with the harvest of potatoes we have from our school gardening project!

Sara from the Edinburgh Food Bank came to our assembly, and she was so happy and grateful for all of the donations. She explained to the children the types of items that the food bank collect, and why they are useful.

Thank you so much to anyone who made a donation to our harvest collection. Whether it was one can of beans, or a whole bag full of items, they all go to making a difference to people in need.

May we also take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and safe October break. We look forward to seeing you all again when school re-opens for the pupils on Wednesday 23rd October.

Here are some photos of our collection today.

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Broughton Decides- Round 1

Image result for you decidePlease see below a message from our Parent Council.

Hello all,

There were 41 responses to our feedback survey question: We have £3000 in raised funds to spend before June 2020 – how shall we spend these funds?

These results have been collated and any duplicate ideas have been merged together.

The £3000 in funds to spend, as with any fund spend, is to be granted by Broughton Primary School Trust, our registered charity SCO44041.
Fundraising is done regularly on the Trust’s behalf by Friends At Broughton which is a sub-group of our Parent Council.

For Round 1 the spend feedback given by the parent body have been grouped under the 4 categories of our Broughton Primary School Trust fund objectives:
please vote for either: one of each category or your top choice overall.

The official first round of Broughton Decides is now open, for all adults of the school community until – 9pm on the 20th October.

Happy Voting! Please follow the link to vote below.


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Visitors from Tanzania

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Broughton Primary had a visit from Mike, Peter and Martin- our visitors from Tanzania! They were here to talk to us about our partner school in Tanzania and our focus on sustainability. They talked at our assembly, and then the LC enjoyed asking questions about life in Africa, learning a song and a dance too!

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Drummond High School Open Events

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Drummond Community High School is holding Open Mornings for all parents in our cluster primaries and beyond catchment on Thursday 31st October and Friday 1st November from 9am-noon.
There is also an Open Afternoon on Thursday 14th November from 4.30-6.30pm.

Please see the attached flyer below for more details. We’re especially proud to see that both pupils who are heads of school are ex-Broughton Primary Pupils!

DCHS Open Events Information

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Early Learning and Childcare Consultation

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The Scottish Government plans to expand Early Learning and Childcare services to almost double the number of funded hours from 600 currently to 1140 each year. These extra hours will be available to all children aged 3 or 4 and for some children aged 2 and will be in place by session 2020/21. Families should have choice and flexibility in how they use services – including whether they use all of their child’s funded hours and whether they use them during school term-time or throughout the year.

By early learning and childcare, we mean all pre-school education such as nurseries, early years centres, childminders and playgroups.

The City of Edinburgh Council is keen to maintain high quality early learning and childcare services as they change and expand, to make them work well for you and your family. To do this, we need your help so that we can plan for the future.

We want to find out what your experience of early learning and childcare is really like in Edinburgh – whether you use it or not, what you like and if there’s anything you think could be changed or improved.

Please help us with this by taking some time to complete this survey. It should only take around ten minutes.


Thank you.

NSPCC- Speak Out. Stay Safe.

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The NSPCC’s Speak out. Stay safe. programme is visiting our school to help our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse.
The NSPCC will be delivering their Speak out. Stay safe. programme on Wednesday 23rd October 2019. This is a nationwide programme for every primary-school-aged child in the UK and Channel Islands. With the help of their friendly mascot Buddy, they’ll be presenting an assembly to the children in our school as well as a workshop for P6 and P7.

We have studied the content of the materials and heard from other schools who have participated and are extremely confident that they are appropriate for primary-school-aged children. By the end of their visit, we’re convinced children will feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe.

Attached is a letter with further information below-

NSPCC Letter for Parents and Carers

If you would like any more information about the NSPCC Speak out. Stay safe. programme, including frequently asked questions, you can find it on the NSPCC website nspcc.org.uk/schools

The NSPCC’s work in schools will help encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘The Underwear Rule’, a simple way for parents and carers to help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.
The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at nspcc.org.uk/pants
If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

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Harvest Celebration


Next Friday 11th October is our annual Harvest Celebration. We will be collecting food donations for the Edinburgh Food Project, who provide emergency food to local people in crisis through eight foodbank centres in the Northwest, Central and East areas of Edinburgh.

All contributions should be handed into the school gym hall on Friday 11th October. However, if people want to hand in donations before then can they be sent into classes and they’ll be taken over to the hall next Friday.

Please see below a newsletter with further information about the Edinburgh Food Project, as well as a shopping list for the most sought after items.

Thank you in advance for any donations you can make!

Harvest Newsletter 2019

Harvest Shopping List


Lagganlia 2019



Here is our definitive collection of pictures and videos from our recent P7 residential trip to Lagganlia Outdoor Education centre.

We had a fantastic time, and the children had the chance to experience a wide range of different activities, as you can see from our pictures and videos!

You might want to settle down with a cuppa before you look at these, there’s quite a lot of them!