Hello everyone, and a happy Tuesday to you all!
We hope you enjoyed your long weekend, and are ready for another week of home learning.
Miss Clark is certainly doing her best to provide ideas for emotional support at this challenging time! Today she’d like to share a resource that provides sentence starters to support children who are struggling to verbalise their feelings at this time. It may be particularly useful where children are expressing extra anger or anxiety but aren’t putting it into words.
Here’s a link to a lovely article featuring one of our Language Class pupils. He and his family are hoping to cycle 273 miles (the equivalent of Edinburgh to John O’Groats!) during the lockdown to raise money for NHS charities. We are very proud of them, and wish them the best of luck in their challenge!
Last Friday was ‘School Uniform Day’ where across the city, pupils were wearing their school uniform to do their home learning. Here are a couple of Broughton pupils taking part that we’ve been sent so far. If you took part, we’d love to see you in your uniform. It’s not too late to send on a photo!
This coming weekend should have been the annual Edinburgh Marathon Festival, and the chance for our amazing Broughton Runners to take part in what is always a brilliant event. Although the EMF is postponed, you can still take part, of sorts! If you had signed up to take part in one of the races, or even if you hadn’t, we’d encourage you to take part anyway! You could run around your living room, your garden, or your local park (observing social distancing obviously!) We’d love you to send us photos of your run, so we can celebrate them on our website and Twitter.
The EMF was also going to be the launch of our annual Health Week, this year themed ‘Olympic Week.’ We can’t have our traditional Sports Days, but do have plans for a Lockdown version of this, and we’ll be sending out more information about this soon. Look out for more Health and Wellbeing type activities in next week’s home learning grids too.
P1-P3 will be using Microsoft Teams to share their learning, starting next Monday 25th May. Parents and carers of our P1-P3 children should look out for an email later this week with usernames, passwords and advice to help you get started with this.
Lastly, our never ending Twitter Quiz continues to baffle with our Throwback photos of staff as youngsters. We hope you’re enjoying the daily challenge!
That’s all for today folks. As always, stay safe!
Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans