Using Microsoft Teams

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This week we are starting to use Microsoft Teams to share home learning with our P6 pupils.

We aim to introduce Teams to P5 next week, with P4 following the week after.

Here is a link to some instructions to use that may help accessing Microsoft Teams.

Accessing Teams on Office 365

We’re also very grateful to Miss McCrimmon, who has created some videos to help with using Teams. We hope you find them useful. The following videos apply to using Teams with an Ipad.

  1. Logging into Teams


2. How to find Assignments


3. Editing an Assignment


4. Submitting work to hand in


We hope you find these useful, but please remember, all home learning is shared daily on the class pages of the website, so don’t let any technical glitches or issues with Teams cause you any undue stress. Simply take a photo of your work, and email the teacher if you like- they’ll still see it and get back to you!

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Tuesday 21st April- Welcome Back!

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For pupils

Good morning everyone and welcome back to school! I hope you all managed to have a reasonably restful Easter Break and that you and your families are all well.
This is definitely the most unusual start to a summer term. We hope you manage to get back into some sort of routine and are able to do some, or all of your home learning each day. I’m sure your class teachers will have some fun activities lined up for you in the coming weeks.
Remember to follow us on Twitter as there are lots of ideas and suggestions as well as ‘Through the Keyhole’ which will start up again. Remember you can email your teacher directly or contact any of us should you have any questions or if you’d like to share any of the things you did over the Easter Break. We’d love to hear from you!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

For Parents/Carers

Good morning. I hope you all managed to have some sort of break over Easter. I know some of our children have been attending the Hub. This is now operating at Drummond High School Monday to Friday from 8-6. If you are a category 1-3 Key Worker and have no one able to look after you child, you can apply for a place using the form found at

We will once again upload daily learning for each year group onto the school website. Primary 7 will continue to use Teams and this will also start for our Primary 6 classes. There will be support materials on the website for anyone who would like help with accessing this. We will be emailing out passwords for Teams to our Primary 5 learners in the coming days with the aim to commence Primary 5 Teams next week. Using Teams allows class teachers to give feedback on pupil learning.
I still wish to emphasise however that for many of you, juggling home schooling with your own work commitments and other family activities is challenging, so we would stress that you just do what you can.
Can I also remind you that we are able to apply for food parcels. Should any of you wish to receive a food parcel them please get in touch with me or the school admin.

Should you have any questions or need to talk to me about anything then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will continue to keep you updated via the school website.

Maria Gowans

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Hub School and COVID-19 survey

Hello everyone,

We hope you are managing to have an enjoyable and restful Easter holiday!

We have a couple of updates for you. First, our Hub School for children of key workers will now be Drummond High School. Parents/Carers who are key workers can complete the form below to request a place from Monday- Friday from 8am-6pm.

Registration Form

More information is here on the CEC website.

Hub School Information


Also, below is a link to a survey about Coronavirus from the Children’s Parliament.  The survey is for children aged from 8-14 years old. The NHS are making use of the results to help with their planning.

COVID-19 Survey for Children

We hope you enjoy the next few days of your holiday!

We’ll be back to our home learning on Tuesday 21st April. Take care until then, and stay safe!

Friday 3rd April- Happy Easter Break!

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Hello everyone, and Happy Friday!

We’ve made it! We’ve reached the end of what will have been one of the most unusual and uncertain terms any of us have ever experienced. We are so proud of our Broughton community, for supporting each other through this difficult time.

Firstly, our amazing staff for keeping our home learning so well updated, and for supporting each other as friends too. Also, our fabulous families- you’ve worked so hard to keep going and your support is hugely important to us. We have composed the letter below to you all, which we hope you will find helpful in the times ahead.

Easter Break Letter to all Parents and Carers

Attached below are a series of links and activities that we hope you’ll find useful if you’re looking for things to keep our young minds busy over the holidays! Just don’t forget to rest well too!

Here is a link to a Home Learning website for fans of a certain boy wizard!

Harry Potter at Home

We’d like to thank Miss Stewart and our P1-P4 staff team for providing the extensive list of activities below. Enjoy!

30 Day Creativity Challenge

Chores for Promoting Developmental Skills

Daily Fun Activities

Daily Workout Challenges

Drawing Challenges

Easter Break Activity Ideas

Easter Holiday Activity Ideas

Family Quiz

Fun Indoor Activities

Health, Wellbeing and STEM Easter Activities

Journal Challenges

P1 Easter Holiday Ideas

Spell Your Name Fitness

Yoga Poses For Kids

Finally, we wish you all a happy, healthy and restful Easter break.
Take good care of yourselves, and each other,
The Staff Team at Broughton

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Thursday 2nd April

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Hello everyone!

We hope you’re all keeping well and safe.

This morning at the Hub school, Mrs McAndrew and Miss Farrell-Stevens did a cool Science experiment with Skittles sweets, while Mr Borthwick resisted the temptation to eat them!

Mr Papa’s here today, so he and Mr Horan will be leading some basketball fun this afternoon!

Today’s home learning is available for you all, just one more day of tasks until the Easter holidays and a chance for some well deserved rest!

We’d like to thank you all for your lovely emails and messages of support that you’ve taken time to send us recently. They definitely count towards our acts of kindness!

We’d also like to thank our fabulous staff for all of their hard work in keeping their class pages updated with home learning, and for helping out at the Hub school.

Look after yourselves, and stay safe,

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley, and Mrs Gowans

Creative Ideas

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Please see the message below from ABC Music-

ABC Creative Home School is now up and running at
This resource is free to all parents – you just need to register and set up a password to use.
We have adapted our award-winning resources for schools and nurseries so that parents and other adult caregivers can confidently teach their children music at home. Even if you have no musical experience, we promise our resources are easy to use.

ABC Music Home School offers the following: –
age-targeted activity plans for parents and children
online interactive music, games & videos
timetable of video music lessons delivered by trainer on screen
downloadable worksheets
downloadable virtual instruments for phones and tablets
material to learn French and Spanish through music
resources for learning literacy and numeracy with music
We offer a range of easy to use material from Early Years to the end of Primary, focussing initially on Early Years to P3.
We are adding more material every day. We will also have a regular programme of online music lessons parents and children can watch together –
these will introduce parents to activities and resources on the website as well as being fun and engaging for children.

Simply go to the website to register today.

Please share far and wide and remember this resource is free!!

If you have any questions please email me

Best wishes

Tom Bancroft
ABC Creative Music

Also, see below for a list of observed drawing Art ideas from Mrs Martin, our Art teacher.

P1-P7 Observed Drawing Ideas



Wednesday 1st April

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Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well. We’re busy at the Hub School, Broughton High today. Mrs Martin has been leading a lovely Art activity, and Mrs McAndrew had a go too! Mr Horan will be arriving at lunchtime to take over for the rest of the day.

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We hope everyone has managed to access today’s home learning successfully. Through the Keyhole continues on Twitter, so keep looking out for the little clues that the teachers have included to help you guess.

We won’t be posting daily updates over the Easter holidays, but look out on Friday for a post of activities that we hope will keep you occupied over the break.

We hope you are all keeping well, and staying safe.

Take care,

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans