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.
Other NSPCC resources to support Primary School Age children-
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 www.childline.org.uk/kids 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