Monday Update

Good morning everyone.

We hope you all had a good weekend.

Please see below an update letter from Mrs Gowans, sent out on Friday.

HT Update- 28th August

Also, we are very grateful to the group of parent and pupil helpers who helped to tidy up the bowling greens at the weekend.

The pictures below show the cleared edges and the giant pile of cuttings they have used to block off the broken wooden fence from dog walkers. They think with another Sunday of work and having the grass cut will make the area more accessible.

Extra house points earned by:
Imre and Alasdair from P6, and Triona and Nadia from P7 for helping out!

Imre also made a few signs that have gone up by both entrance gates to ask that dog walkers don’t go inside.

Thank you so much for all your hard work!

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Update- Friday 14th August

Good afternoon everyone,

Please see below an update from Mrs Gowans-

Good afternoon,

We’ve made it to the end of week 1! At the moment we are going to keep the current arrangements for dropping off and picking up in place for next week to give us a chance to see a full week. There will therefore be no one way system introduced at this point.

Please see the table below for a reminder about times, stages and procedures-

Friday 14th August- Times and Procedures for Stages

A huge thank you to the small band of parents who came into the playground last Sunday. They did an amazing job of tidying up all the planters and clearing months of weeds from all around the grounds. This was hugely appreciated. We are now able to see all the fantastic fruit growing on the fruit trees and bushes that were planted by our current P3s last year. There are so many apples.
We are now planning some planting activities for the coming weeks and months.

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Please see the information below from the Parent Council –

Parent Council Annual General Meeting

Our annual AGM will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesday 26th August on Microsoft Teams.
We are in need of parents to volunteer for the role of Chair or Vice-Chair for the year ahead, as our current Chair will be standing down at the AGM.
Please complete this form if you would like to attend the meeting or join the: Parent Council; our fundraising committee FAB (Friends At Broughton); our gardening committee or become a trustee of our Broughton Primary School Trust or email
Last years minutes and constitution will be emailed to all of the parent forum on Monday 17th August.
The meeting link will be sent out on Monday 24th August.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school full time from Monday.

Maria Gowans

Building Resilience- Back to School Tips#10

Back to School Tip#10

We have loved being part of your journey back to school. Today we are posting the last of our ten tips. We hope you will still be able to benefit from them over the coming term. Developing resilience can help us cope with the ups and downs which may arise.

Back to School Tip #10: Have a Goal – A new journey starts with a step…

Your child: Talk to your child about what they would like to learn or get better at by the end of this term, such as a sport’s skill, a new hobby, being able to cook something, dress themselves, etc.
You: Think about something positive you can start to do, or you keep doing when your child returns to school. E.g. start a new class, exercise, meet a friend, complete a home improvement project.

For more information about going Back to School and supporting your own and your child’s wellbeing visit
#buildingresilience #BackToSchoolEdin

We hope you have enjoyed using these tips! We are looking forward to getting used to our school routines again. Stay safe!

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Flu Vaccination Programme- Autumn 2020

Flu Nasal Spray Vaccination Programme for Primary School children, Autumn term 2020

With the cooperation and support from schools, 70% of primary school children in Lothian were immunised in 2019 – the highest vaccination uptake rate yet.
Flu vaccination is more important than ever in the context of COVID-19 to decrease
pressure on the NHS, and improve the baseline health of the most vulnerable.

Information around flu vaccination and consent will be sent out to parents and carers next week.

Please note that translations of the leaflet and consent form guidance are available on the links below, in the following languages:
English, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gaelic, Hindi, Hungarian, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese (Mandarin), Slovakian, Traditional Chinese (Cantonese), Urdu

Consent form guidance:

The communication text will be translated into Arabic, Bengali, Polish and Urdu and made available on the Inclusion Hub here within the next week: NHS – Public Health (translations)

Thank you.

Building Resilience-Back to School Tips#9

Back to School Tip#10


We are sure the past few weeks have been a very busy and perhaps stressful time for families. We hope the Back to School tips are giving you some ideas to support wellbeing. We’d love to hear the things that help to boost your wellbeing.    


Back to School Tip #9: Respect Yourself – Be proud of your child and yourself  




Your child: Help your child make a list of the things they have learnt and enjoyed over the last few months. E.g. learned to hula hoop, baking, mountain biking. Share and celebrate these with family and friends.


                                                                                                                                                                                      You:    Think about and share all the ways you and the family have adjusted to the challenges over the last few months and acknowledge together, the strengths you’ve shown. There may have been ups and downs but remind yourself of the things you managed to do. Such as using video calls, cooking family meals, supporting your child with their learning or exploring your neighbourhood.




Together: You may wish to put together a scrap book or time capsule to help remember this extraordinary time. It could include photographs of the things you did at home, news articles, letters, interviews from different family members, etc.


For more information about going Back to School and supporting your own and your child’s wellbeing visit


#buildingresilience #BackToSchoolEdin


We’re looking forward to welcoming the second half of our pupils returning to school today! We’ll have the final Building Resilience tip for you tomorrow.

Stay safe!

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Website Maintenance and Teams

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As is usual as the start of each session, our Class Pages need to be set up for the new year. We will inform you when the class pages are ready for the new session, but this is just to let you know that the class pages may look empty if you visit them over the next few days!

On Microsoft Teams, each class and stage team has been updated, and we plan to continue to use Teams for some activities throughout the year. Staff will inform of this as and when is relevant. Please let us know if you need an update of your login details for this.

We look forward to sharing our learning with you again as soon as possible!


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