Wednesday 20th May

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Hello everybody, and a happy, sunny Wednesday to you all!

Just a short post today, as we hope you’ll all get a chance to get outside to enjoy today’s lovely weather! Don’t forget to try and get some home learning done too though!

Mrs Martin has sent us another lovely update of some Art ideas. Today, she’s encouraging you to create Art using things you might find in the environment. It’s a lovely day to go collecting some of the things she suggests, and you could keep them safe for a day when it’s not so sunny and create something amazing! The link to her ideas is below.

Environmental Art Ideas

Speaking of Artwork, we were sent a lovely piece of Art we just had to share on our website. Poppy from P2 has been busy, and has created this beauty- allow us to introduce to you….Mrs Love Bear! Thanks Poppy, she looks brilliant, and so colourful!


Don’t forget it’s not too late to send in any photos of School Uniform Day last Friday, or any other photos you’d like us to share here! Email them to our admin address, your class teacher, Mr Borthwick, or do what Poppy’s Mum did and send it to our Twitter feed! We’d love to see them.

Don’t forget we’ve not forgotten about the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, that was due to happen this weekend. You can still get involved, whether you were signed up or not. All you need to do is run, and anything you can manage is fine. Then share your pics and a few words. You could use the school Facebook group, or send them here for the school website. Feel free to tweet if you’re on Twitter and tag @bpsrunners @MrHairyHaggis and @Broughton_PS

Just a reminder that EMF was going to kick start our Health Week, which will obviously be a bit different than usual! Keep an eye on the website, for details of a lockdown sports day, and other health and wellbeing activities through your home learning next week.

That’s all for today folks. Enjoy the sunshine, but don’t forget to put sun cream on, and drink plenty of water!

Take care, and, as always, stay safe!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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Tuesday 19th May

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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.

Sentence Starters to talk about feelings

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!

Cycling 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

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Friday 15th May

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Hello everyone, and a happy Friday to you!

We’ve nearly reached the weekend! Hope you enjoy today’s home learning.

Remember, Monday is a holiday, so it’ll be Tuesday before your next home learning is available. Also, remember if you complete a task named ‘Assessment’, try to share your completed work with your teacher.

It’s School Uniform Day today, so all across Edinburgh, many pupils are wearing their school uniform to do their home learning. Here’s a picture of our Language Class staff they sent us to share for Uniform Day!

LC Uniform Day picture

We’re hoping lots of you are taking part too, and we’d love to see your photos. You can share any Uniform Day photos with your class teacher through Teams or email, or with Mr Borthwick here

If you want to share a Uniform picture, or a photo of a piece of work by attaching it to an email, Mrs Clark in P1 has created some step by step instructions for how to do this. Her instructions are for an android phone, but hopefully the steps will be similar for other devices too. See the instructions below.

How To Attach a Photo to an Email

Mrs Martin has sent us another fab Art resource, this time with ideas for how you can develop your ‘Design’ skills. Find it below.

Art Ideas- Design

Miss Clark from the Den has another wellbeing resource she’d like to share. If family tensions are running higher than usual, this could be a nice way to refocus on kindness and improve relationships.

Seven Days of Kindness Calendar

Lastly, we have more resources from the RBS Moneysense Team.

You are invited to watch MoneySense Mondays and start the week with a fun and engaging money lesson.

Live lessons are on the Royal Bank of Scotland YouTube channel and Facebook page every Monday from 11.30am–12.30pm.

Next Monday, 18th May will be covering Needs and wants for lower primary in the first 30 minutes and Raising money for charity in the second 30 minutes for upper primary.

They have also created two more Distance Learning bundles to help pupils explore key money topics while learning at home. Follow the link below-

Moneysense Resources

That’s all for today, and this week folks. Enjoy the long weekend, and we look forward to seeing all your uniform pictures from today.

As always, stay safe!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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Thursday 14th May

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Hello everyone, hope you’re having a happy Thursday!

Hopefully you’ve had a chance to complete some home learning today. Remember, any tasks you complete called ‘Assessment‘ please try to send it back to your teacher once you’ve done it, either through Teams, or via email.

There are a few updates today, starting with another lovely resource from Miss Clark from the Den. Today it’s a booklet children can work through to practise self-care at this difficult time. There’s a link to it below-

Self Care Kit for Pupils

Here is a link to a letter we’re sending out to parents of P7 pupils, explaining what we have been doing so far around transition to high school.

Primary 7 Transition Letter

Don’t forget that tomorrow is ‘School Uniform Day’, where all over the city some pupils are putting on their school uniform to do their home learning. We’ll let you know how you can share any photos with us if you’re taking part, so we can share them here and on Twitter.

Next Monday 18th May is a holiday, so tomorrow will be your last home learning update for a few days! Let’s hope we have some nice weather for the long weekend!

Broughton Staff will be attending the Hub School at Drummond tomorrow, so we’re looking forward to seeing each other, and some children, in the flesh!

Lastly, our Twitter Throwback Quiz is still going! There’s a seemingly endless stream of photos of our staff when they were younger! Will they ever end?

That’s all for today folks, so, as always, stay safe!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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Wednesday 13th May

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Hello everyone, we hope you’re having a happy Wednesday!

Hope you’ve managed to do some home learning today. Just a short post today, with a couple of updates.

Firstly, our P7 parents have been sent information from the Edinburgh Evening News about the changes they have planned for their P7 photos they usually take, so that there can still be a  P7 Leavers Souvenir Edition of the newspaper, of sorts, this year. The letter is attached below for those who may not have picked it up yet.

Edinburgh Evening News Letter for P7 Parents

Miss Clark has another lovely resource idea to share with you- a link to a CBeebies video showing some relaxation techniques for children. It may be most appropriate for P1-P3, but we’ll let you be the judge of that!

CBeebies Relaxation Techniques

Finally for today, Mrs Clark from P1 has suggested a Drama activity you might like to use at home. It’s just below if you’d like to try it!

Drama Activity Idea


Enjoy what’s left of your Wednesday all, and as always, stay safe!

Mrs Venn. Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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Tuesday 12th May

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Hello everybody, and a happy Tuesday to you all!

Hope you’re enjoying today’s home learning. We’ve another packed update for you today!

Firstly, Miss Clark would like to share some more great resources to help manage  emotions during this difficult period. First is an ‘Emotional Check-In’ activity to help  children not only express their feelings but identify why they are feeling a particular way. Then, a lovely resource with tips on relaxation from the NHS. We hope you find them useful.

Emotional Check-In

Relaxation Tips

We’d also like to share some resources from the EAL service, for pupils with English as an additional language. We hope they are useful to you!

EAL Home Learning Guidance for Parents

Resources for Home Learning for Bilingual Learners

Some Broughton Staff will be attending the Hub School at Drummond this Friday. We’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces, and also, we’re hoping to be able to set up login details for our P1-P3 pupils to access Microsoft Teams. We’ll be in touch with those details once accounts are created!

We hope you haven’t forgotten about Friday’s School Uniform day, if you’re planning to take part. We’re looking forward to seeing your photos if you’re happy to share them on the website- we’ll give more details how to do this on Friday.

Lastly, it’s the daily mention of our Twitter Throwback Quiz. We know some of you are enjoying our daily puzzle, and we look forward to seeing your guesses.

That’s all for today, stay safe everyone!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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Monday 11th May

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Hello everyone, and a happy Monday to you all! We hope you all had an enjoyable long weekend.

Firstly, apologies if you had to wait a bit longer than usual for your home learning to appear on your class web page today. Now that we’ve moved forward with more video and audio tutorials, these files are much larger in size than other Word or PDF documents, so they take a lot longer to upload. Please bear with us on the first couple of days of each week, when we’re more likely to be posting these types of clips. We’ve also had some feedback that when some of you are trying to view PowerPoint presentations that contain video, on a tablet, the videos won’t play. With that in mind, we’ll try to make sure we post the videos separately on the class page so you can hopefully view them successfully.

Thanks so much to all of you who managed to share last week’s home learning ‘Assessment‘ task with your class teacher. It’s been lovely to see examples of this work. Please remember to try and share this task each week, either through Teams or by emailing the class teacher a photo of your child’s work. If you would like some advice on emailing photos of work to the class teacher, please contact Mr Borthwick here for some help.

Miss Bradley would like to share the following. Nursery Parents who have children going into Primary 1 this August will be emailed some information today about the Council’s transition programme into P1. More information can also be found on your child’s Learning Journal. Copies of latest information for Nursery parents can be found below-

Pre-School Nursery Parent-Carer Letter

Transition to P1 Information


Here is the latest update from the WWF-

Starting Monday 11th May, we’ve provided fun daily activities to help connect with nature and learn more about our planet’s frozen world.
Our upcoming themed week will include live learning events via our new dedicated Facebook group (with recordings available on YouTube), links to our popular educational materials, and an opportunity to participate in a fun and insightful webinar with a WWF expert. Follow the link below for more-

WWF Resources

Mrs Martin has sent us some more fab ideas for Art activities you can try at home. The theme for this week is Drawing activities. Find them below.

P1-P7 Drawing Ideas

Here is an update from about walking and staying active during lockdown.

This week’s activity on our updated families activity hub is ‘Imagine’. Nothing sparks imagination quite like a good walk! This week’s activities are designed to inspire fantasy, encouraging children to re-write the world around them.

This month for National Walking Month, encourage your children to walk for 20 minutes every day as part of their daily exercise and see what benefits they experience. Our #walkingfromhome #Try20 tips and resources can help your school children, whether they’re walking as a family, trying to fit in some exercise whilst their parents are working from home, or if they’re restricted to indoor exercise.

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Follow this link to the 20 Tips for Lockdown

Finally, our Twitter Throwback Quiz is continuing on our Twitter feed this week, so we hope you enjoy our own version of ‘Guess Who?’

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, and, as always, stay safe!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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Thursday 7th May

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Hello everyone, and a happy Thursday to you all!

It’s our last daily post of this week, as tomorrow is a holiday remember!

We hope you are accessing your home learning ok, and remembering to try and send any activities marked ‘Assessment’ in to your teachers, so they can see how you got on with it. Our survey to find out how you are getting on with home learning will close on Monday, so if you’ve not had your say yet, make sure you complete it by clicking here before Monday!

Some of you may be using BBC Bitesize Daily resources at home. There’s lots of new content being added every day as additional resources to our home learning.

To help you plan ahead, here are the schedules for their next two weeks of online lessons.

BBC Bitesize Schedule

Miss Clark has said she is missing her chats with our pupils in the Den. She has some lovely resources she’d like to share with everyone. Firstly, here is a link to some regulation strategies for children to try at home to feel calm. The staff at Emotion Works prepared it especially for use during lockdown.

Regulation Strategies for Home

Also, here is a link to some lovely relaxation exercises Miss Clark recommends. We hope you find these useful!

Relaxation Exercises

A number of Edinburgh schools have been sharing that some of their pupils wear their school uniform to complete their home learning! This lead to us thinking of how a uniform can connect children to their school family and community. Across the city a number of schools have decided to organise a fun ‘School Uniform Day‘ next Friday 15th May (a play on a ‘non-school uniform day’) when children can put their school uniform on to do their home learning for that day. Broughton is going to join in too, so if you want to take part, find your school uniform and wear it with pride next Friday! Please send us some photos so we can share them on here, and we’ll be joining in on Twitter #SchoolUniformDay too! Please don’t feel you must join in, it’s just a bit of fun!

Speaking of Twitter, some of our Throwback Quiz pictures are easier than others to figure out, but that’s the nature of a quiz! We hope you’re liking this additional daily challenge!

That’s all for today, and for this week folks! You’re all doing so well, let’s keep going together!

We hope you all have a lovely long weekend, and get to enjoy some relaxing, maybe sunny times with your family. See you all next Monday for a new week!

As always, stay safe!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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Wednesday 6th May

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Hello everyone, and happy Wednesday to you all!

We hope you are all well, and are enjoying a beautiful sunny day!

We hope you also find time to do some of your home learning tasks, which are available for you all. We hope you are enjoying seeing and hearing your teachers again through their PowerPoints and videos! Don’t forget that if you see a task in your home learning called ‘Assessment‘ we’d like you to try and send it back to your teacher, either through Teams or by sending an email with a photo, or the work attached. Also, don’t forget that tomorrow is your last day of home learning for this week, due to Friday’s holiday!

Remember we have a survey open at the moment to let us know how you’re getting on with your home learning. Find it here, it will only take a minute to complete.

Mr Young has some information he’d like to share with those of you who attend Boost lessons with him. See below!
Hello Folks,

I hope you are well. I would like to hear from you and see how your work is going.

Please have a look at my YouTube pages.

Then, make your own book and send me a picture of your work. It would be great to see what you create.

Also if you have story ideas, could you send me them so that I can turn them into books!

Bib read and spell:

Spell Mop:
See which page you like best and give it a go.

You can add extra detail, pictures, words and jokes. Then send them to me at:

Take care,

Mr Young

We’re loving the guesses people are offering for our Throwback Twitter Quiz! It’s really hard, even for staff to guess each other! We hope you’re enjoying it.

That’s all for today folks! We hope you get the chance to enjoy some socially distant sunshine, and as always, stay safe!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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Tuesday 5th May

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Hello everyone, happy Tuesday to you all!

We hope you are all keeping well after the long weekend. Did you manage to enjoy the sunshine, and avoid the rain?

This week’s home learning is available for you all. As we mentioned last week, we are trying to develop how we deliver our home learning tasks, and you will notice that our brilliant teachers have been working hard on this. You will notice that there are more audio and visual  instructions in the powerpoints and videos being posted. We hope you enjoy hearing their voices again!

This week our teachers will also be posting specific Assessment tasks as part of their home learning. They will be clearly named ‘Assessment’ and will be at different levels to suit our different learners, so make sure you pick which one you attempt carefully. We’d be grateful if as many of you could send that task back to the class teacher. You can send a photograph of the work in an email, or use Teams, either is fine. Sending it back will help the teachers to see how the children managed the task, and help us with our future home learning and assessment recording.

We also welcome P4 to Teams today! We hope you can access your learning ok, and can complete as many of your tasks as possible. Don’t worry if it’s fiddly to begin with, it gets easier to use the more you use it. We posted instructions and videos on April 21st, so look back for them if you need some help, or contact us. In addition to those clips here is a further video Miss Stewart made for P6, that you may find useful for accessing Teams with a laptop.


We have been unable to use Teams for P1-3 so far, as we were unable to create accounts for them. However, we now have the opportunity to do this. Once we are able to access a school building, we can set up accounts and passwords for P1-P3, so we’ll let you know these as soon as we have them.

Rachel Blythe is one of our parents, and the Vice-Chair of our PSA. Here is some information she would like to share with you all.

I’ve been developing a document for the Growing and Cooking project encouraging families to plant at home in May 2020, if they are able to do so. This is a small bit of a replacement for the planting day, which we had planned for Friday 15 May. The document below has information on this, describes how to make flower pots and seed pots from recycled materials and how to use the Seek app, to identify plants and animals. We’d love to see some photos of the plants as they grow, so send us pictures so we can share them here!

Plant in May – Broughton’s Growing and Cooking Project

Our Twitter Quiz is continuing this week, with more childhood pics of staff for you to identify!

That’s all for today’s update- remember this week’s VE day holiday on Friday means we’re only posting Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week!

Stay safe everyone!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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