Friday 26th June- Part 2

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Hello again everyone! We hope you enjoyed our virtual assembly and Tricky Ricky!

We’ve a few last minute bits of information to share/show you before we take a break for the summer! It’s a biggie, so get comfy…

First, Broughton’s Got Talent- Mrs Clark and Mr Rogerson need a big round of applause, because they organised this virtual event. Mrs Clark had the tough task of deciding the winners. Here is her feedback on all the group winners that were sent to her!
P1 – Dua Kadar (lovely dancing with some excellent costume changes)
P2 – Alexia Kiokpasoglou (fantastic magic tricks very confidently presented)
P3 – Robert (lovely mini village creation with lots of trucks) and Harrison H (excellent aim with your football, well done!)
P4 – Loa Sardi (beautiful piano playing)
P5 – Greg Bel (great singing, especially loving the actions and carefully chosen set)
P6 – Hana Dif (lovely, clear singing, well done for learning all of the words)
P7 – Matthew Dickie (beautiful flute playing at fantastic speed)

The overall winner for P1-3 is………Alexia Kiokpasoglou from P2!

The overall winner for P4-7 is……….Matthew Dickie from P7!

Well done Alexia and Matthew! What a fantastic achievement! We’ll share your videos next session at Assembly. You’ll be at high school Matthew, but we’ll still enjoy your lovely flute playing anyway!


Rachel Blythe has another Growing and Cooking Project idea she’d like us to share with  you all, just in case you would like to try it over the summer- it’s advice on how to grow pumpkins! You can find it here- How to plant pumpkins


We also have a message and links to new resources from the NSPCC which may be useful- see below-

While children aren’t in school we are very aware that there are some who are at significant risk of abuse and we also know that every child’s mental health will be impacted by what’s happened. At the heart of our “Speak Out Stay Safe” programme is the key message that children should speak out to tell someone they trust if they are worried or frightened about anything at all.

The NSPCC produced a Virtual Assembly on Facebook for P4-7, featuring special appearances from Ant & Dec and David Walliams– it can be viewed on Facebook here

The Contacting Childline video embedded in the film can be viewed separately here

This week we have launched ‘The Buddy Zone’ linked specifically to the Childline Under 12’s page. Click here to find it.
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The Childline website is a brilliant source of information, advice and support for children and young people. In school we promote contact with Childline by phone 0800 1111 and via the website  The only change for Childline right now is that children and young people can only speak on the phone or use 1-2-1 Chat between 9am and midnight. They can still send emails at any time and these will be answered in the usual 24 hour time frame. For any children with a hearing impairment, the Deaf Zone is an additional resource on the website.

Net Aware includes advice from O2 and NSPCC experts on the social media apps and platforms kids are using. It covers the latest trends and most pressing issues facing kids online, helping parents, carers and young people to stay on top of things. Click here to find it.

NSPCC Resources for parents and carers
NSPCC has created a range of support resources for parents and carers- click here to see them.

The NSPCC Adult Helpline is also an important source of support for anyone concerned about the safety of a child – adults can call 0808 800 5000 or report concerns online.

P7 children who are attending Drummond should check out our Transition page for the latest newsletter from them.

Now, to our goodbyes. We have some staff who are leaving us for pastures new after the holidays. Miss Judges, Mr Paton and Mr Rogerson,we want to thank you all for your hard work and commitment to your classes this year. We will miss you! Also, Miss Perreau, a class PSA, who is returning to France. Bon voyage, et merci! We also want to thank Mr Papa for his PE lessons this year, and Mrs Troost for her Music lessons, and wish them  all the best for the future!

A special mention, of course, for Mrs Garner, who retired today after 17 years at Broughton! We will miss her smiles, her laughter and her excellent practice. We hope she comes back to visit us next session!

We look forward to welcoming Mrs Evans, Miss McDowell and Mr Richardson to our school staff, and Miss Quinn to our Nursery Team as Senior Early Years Officer. We hope you enjoy your time with us at Broughton!

Now to P7- we appreciate this year has been so unusual for you. We have not been able to send you off to High School in the manner we usually would. But, we have tried to give you some kind of alternative, to show you how much you all mean to us. Remember that we all wish you good luck, happiness and fun as you start high school. We will miss you all very much, and would be delighted to see you for visits next session once you have started S1. (We also hope you enjoyed the piper, especially for you- do you remember that song at Lagganlia?)

Last, but not least, to the rest of our Broughton ‘family’.

The past few months has been so strange, but we have shown what a strong ‘family’ we are. Our incredible staff have worked their socks off as they have developed their own skills and kept our learning going through online tasks and Teams. We are so proud of them, and wish them all a relaxing and restful summer break- they have earned it!

And our Broughton families- you have shown how hard working, resilient and supportive you have been through this. You have also worked incredibly hard to keep your learning going, and your sharing of your learning with us has been so lovely to see, and so important to us throughout these unusual times.

So, we wish you all a happy, healthy, relaxing and sunny summer holiday! We’ll see you all in August!

For the last time this year, as always, stay safe!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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Friday 26th June- Part 1

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Good morning everyone, happy Friday, and happy last day of term to you all!

We have 2 posts for you today- the first is our virtual End of Year assembly. Get ready to sing along! You can find it by clicking on the link below-

End of Year Assembly- Friday 26th June

We also have our links to ‘Tricky Ricky, our end of term treat for you- His show is aimed at Nursery-P3, but we’re sure older children will enjoy it too- You can watch his performance by clicking on the links below-

Here is his introduction-

Introduction from Tricky Ricky

Tricky Ricky’s Magic Show

We hope you enjoy watching, and taking part in these!

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Thursday 25th June

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Hello everyone, and a happy Thursday to you all!

Just one more sleep until the holidays! We’re nearly there!

Our first post today is a Head Teacher update from Mrs Gowans. See her letter below-

Head Teacher Update- Thurs 25th June


Today we had a lovely morning. Our P7 Leavers were invited in to school, to collect a copy of the P7 Yearbook, gifts from the school, and any personal belongings they had left in school before lockdown. This also gave them a chance to say goodbye to staff, and most importantly their teachers, in person! They were invited in small, staggered and socially distanced groups. It was so lovely to see them, and get the chance to wish them good luck face to face! Here are some photos of their visit-

As Mrs Gowans mentioned in her letter today, there will be no new learning uploaded to Microsoft Teams over the summer holidays. As Teams is for task and school related discussion, please use your own personal social media to chat with each other over the break.

If you are interested in any Active Schools activities over the summer holidays, please follow the link below for more information-

Active Schools- Summer Activities

Here are a few things to look out for on the website tomorrow.

  • A virtual end of year assembly
  • Winners of virtual Broughton’s Got Talent announced
  • Links for Tricky Ricky’s Magic Show

We hope you can check in with us then! Until then, stay safe!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and  Mrs Gowans

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Welcome to Broughton- New P1 Welcome Videos

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Welcome to Broughton Primary!

Here are some videos to welcome you to Broughton. One is from your class teacher, introducing themselves to you, and the other is a tour of your P1 classroom.

We hope you find them helpful!

First is P1a, with Mrs Williamson-

Next is P1b, with Miss Blair-

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Wednesday 24th June

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Hello everyone, and a happy Wednesday to you all!

We’re half way through the week, so we hope you’re all still enjoying your home learning tasks!

Our first post today is a letter from the City of Edinburgh Council for parents and carers around the reopening of schools in August. You can read it below.

CEC Statement on Reopening of Schools 24th June 2020

Yesterday’s virtual Edinburgh Zoo trip was such a big success! We’ve been delighted to see all the lovely feedback on Teams. It would seem that everyone had a great time, and really enjoyed seeing all the different animals! Here are some of the photos and lovely work from the Zoo trip that was shared on Teams yesterday. Huge thanks again to Miss Wilson and Mrs Clark for organising the trip!

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Don’t forget that audition videos for our virtual Broughton’s Got Talent are on each stage Team page, and there should be a poll on the page so you can vote for your favourite. Today is your last chance to vote! Winners will go through to finals, where Mrs Gowans will decide on winners!

Our P7 pupils had a virtual picnic with their teachers today, where they met up on Teams, half a class at a time, to chat and snack together! This was instead of their usual leavers BBQ, which would have been tonight. Not the same we know, but we hope you enjoyed the chance to get together virtually! Tomorrow our P7s have been invited into our school playground in staggered, small, socially distanced groups, so they can say goodbye to their teachers and collect a P7 Yearbook and some leaving gifts from the school. We can’t wait to see them!

That’s all for today folks! As always, stay safe! 2 sleeps to go!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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Virtual Trip to Edinburgh Zoo

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Good morning everyone!

Is everybody here? Have you got your jacket? Packed lunch? Have we got our First Aid kit and all our forms? Are the parent helpers here? Then we’re ready. Let’s go!

(Actually, we don’t need any of those things for our virtual trip today, but it’s nice to pretend we are all together today!)

There were a couple of pre-visit activities, which will still be on class pages if you didn’t get a chance to do them. It’s not too late, you can just ‘visit’ the zoo a bit later.

Some classes have posted the information for today’s trip on their class pages, or on Teams, but it’s just below if you need it.

Broughton Primary Virtual Trip to Edinburgh Zoo- Tues 23rd June


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Welcome Videos

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Last week we shared with you the teachers who will be taking each class next year.

Here you can find a welcome video from your class teacher, introducing themselves. Some have also been able to share some photos of the learning space, as it looks just now.  P1 teacher videos will be available later in the week.

Enjoy, and remember, you are looking for your class for next year, so, for example, this year’s P1a will be looking for the P2a video- that’s where we start-

Miss Wilson’s video for P2a-

And some pictures of P2a’s classroom, Room 2-

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Miss McDowell’s video for P2b-

Mrs Clark’s video for P3a-

Miss Sitaridou’s video for P3b-

P3b’s classroom, Room 4-

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Mr Horan’s video for P4a-

P4a’s classroom, Room 13-

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Mrs Evans’ video for P4b-

P4b’s classroom, Room 12-

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Mrs McAndrew’s video for P5a-

P5a’s classroom, Room 9-

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Mrs Bertram’s video for P5b-

Mr Inglis’ video for P6a-

P6a’s classroom, Room 16-

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Please follow this link to see Miss Stewart’s P6b video and pictures-

Miss Stewart’s Sway Presentation

Miss McCrimmon’s video for P7a-

P7a’s classroom, Room 17-

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Mr Richardson’s video for P7b


We hope you enjoyed the chance to see your teachers!

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Monday 22nd June

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Hello everyone, and a happy Monday to you all!

It’s the last week of term before we break up for summer, but there’s still time for lots of fun and learning to happen!

Today Mrs Gowans has sent out a letter with information about staffing at Broughton for next year. Here it is in case you missed it-

Broughton Staffing Update- Mon 22nd June

As Mrs Gowans mentioned in her letter, we have a number of new staff next session. Because it’s been so long since we were all together in school, some teachers have made a ‘Welcome’ video for their classes to introduce themselves, and some have photos to share of their learning space too. They’ll be posted on the website later today, so look out for them!

We were sad to read of the official cancellation of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival at the weekend. It had been rescheduled for early September from May, but that time has also, understandably, been considered  unsafe for such a big event to go ahead. If you had registered for the EMF, make sure you log in to your account, as there are a number of options available for you , including transferring your registration to next year. You have until 31st December 2020 to make your decision!

This week we have our exciting virtual trip to Edinburgh Zoo tomorrow, so hopefully you have been able to do the prep tasks. They’re not essential to you taking part in the trip though, so look out for a guide to the trip in tomorrow’s home learning. There also won’t be any other home learning tomorrow because of our trip!

Auditions are also ongoing for a virtual Broughton’s Got Talent! Simply post your video on Teams and then a poll will be held to choose finalists- Mrs Gowans will be the judge!

It’s our P7 pupils’ last week of primary school! We have made some plans to give them a couple of special virtual and socially distanced events to wish them well for high school. Timeslots and information has been sent out for these- we look forward to them!

Mrs Venn has found a lovely resource to share. It’s a Building Resilience alphabet- you can find it by clicking the link below-

Building Resilience Alphabet

Finally, here are some home learning resources from the British Council, introducing learners to some important global issues and goals for sustainability.

Global Sustainability

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

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

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