Monday 1st June

Hello everyone, and a happy Monday to you all!

We hope you all had the chance to enjoy some of the amazing weather at the weekend, and are ready for another week of home learning!

We’ve got something new to share with you, and Mrs Gowans is here to explain it to you!

 

Attached below is a letter from Mrs Gowans, explaining all the information around Broughton Reads for you all. There’s also a format you may want to use to record any texts you read this month, but your home learning jotter or another way is equally good. We’d love to hear all your recommendations for good reads, so we can all share them with each other!

Broughton Reads Letter- June 2020

Broughton Primary School-My Reading Log

 

Mr Horan also has the latest information from LivingStreets to share with us- see their message below-

This week’s activity on our updated #walkingfromhome page is encouraging everyone to Share, sometimes it is easier to walk and talk.

You can encourage your school children to walk for 20 minutes every day as part of their daily exercise and see what benefits they experience.  This week encourage your school children to talk about how they are feeling using our activities to make sharing fun and playful.  https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/media/5302/share-final.pdf.

Please continue to share your thoughts, snaps and videos with us by email or on social media #walkingfromhome. 

Happy Walking,

Living Streets Scotland Schools Team

 

That’s all for our update today folks. We hope you have a lovely day, and can enjoy some of the sunshine!

As always, stay safe!

Mrs Venn, Mr Borthwick, Miss Bradley and Mrs Gowans

Friday 15th January

Good afternoon everyone! It’s Friday!

We hope you have enjoyed your first week of home learning of 2021. The staff have certainly enjoyed seeing examples of your completed tasks, so keep up the good work for next week and beyond!

We’re happy to say that around 77% of our school have logged on to Microsoft Teams this week! This is very positive, but there’s also room for improvement, so let’s try to beat that by next Friday.

We will be sending out a ‘Remote Learning Guide’ for parents and carers next week, which we hope will give useful advice and might answer some questions you may have about your home learning.

Can we also remind you that there are a number of learning packs still to be collected. If you were unable to collect yours, please just contact the school admin email address to arrange a time for collection.

Here’s a nice learning link- Dynamic Earth have compiled some home learning resources you may find interesting, Follow the link to find out more…https://www.dynamicearthonline.co.uk/

We wish you all a very happy and safe weekend! Stay safe!

Tuesday 12th January

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all having a good day, and enjoying some sunshine!

We hope you’re all enjoying your home learning tasks, and are managing to get at least some of your work completed.

Mrs Gowans will be sending out an email shortly with links to specific areas of our website for information- so look out for that in your inbox later!

Learning packs with resources to support home learning will be issued on Thursday 14th January. They will be available to collect from the shelter in our lower playground, and will be issued in alphabetical order by surname. We will text tomorrow, Wednesday, with information about times for this.

We have a learning link to share today, for those looking to top up our home learning. RBS Moneysense Remote Learning bundles are available by clicking on this link-https://rbs.mymoneysense.com/teachers/remote-learning/?utm_source=NSP&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=RBS7&utm_content=RBS7-067&dm_i=4C7I,ZJHV,2FZV9F,4G936,1

Finally, our P.E. teacher, Mrs Bertram, has put together a grid of activities to keep everyone moving during lockdown. She has also set us a 20 mile challenge for this month! Click on the links below for more information about these exciting activities!

Broughton Primary-Keep Moving Grid- Word version

Broughton Primary-Keep Moving Grid- PDF

20 Mile Challenge- Word Version

20 Mile Challenge- PDF

That’s all for today’s update. We hope you enjoy the rest of your day, and look forward to sharing some new learning with you all tomorrow. Stay safe!

Mrs Venn, Miss Bradley, Mr Borthwick, Mrs Rushforth and Mrs Gowans

Monday 11th January

 

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year to you all. We hope you have been able to try some of your home learning today. There were some problems accessing Microsoft Teams across the whole country this morning, so hopefully things are working a bit more smoothly now!

Remember that your home learning will also be shared to your class page on the website. For step by step instructions and videos to give support using Teams, follow this link to our ‘Stuck at Home’ support materials page- https://broughtonprimary.org/support-materials/

If you are struggling to submit work through Teams, and want to send a copy of your work to your teacher via email, did you know that if you have an Iphone or Ipad you actually have a scanner?

If you want to scan any work to your teacher, here’s how you can do it-

  1. Open the ‘Notes’ App.
  2. Press the camera button.
  3. You should see the option to ‘Scan’

Once the document is scanned you can email it easier than a photo, plus you can add notes to the scanned document.

You can follow this link to view the BBC Bitesize page, with extra ideas for learning during this period of home learning. Follow this link to find it- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Follow this link to find out about how lockdown learning will be available through CBBC and Iplayer-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-55591821

Did you know you can access Microsoft Teams through a games console? Our Twitter feed has a document giving you instructions how to access Teams using an XBox or Playstation.

That’s all for today folks. We hope you are all doing ok, and hopefully it won’t be too long before we can see you in school again. Keep going, we’ve done it before, and we’ll do it again!

Stay safe!

Mrs Venn, Miss Bradley, Mr Borthwick, Mrs Rushforth and Mrs Gowans

 

Key Worker Information

Please see a message below from Mrs Gowans regarding key worker information-

Good morning,
Please find below a link to the key worker form for applying for a place in the Hub from 6th – 15th January.  The flowchart for ascertaining whether or not you meet the criteria is also below. 
Link to form for Broughton Primary children ONLY

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=af6sSGo3tUKfacnke7-5xIKyc590SpJCucLNuoelakhUMzBMR0lUSlU1SUM5OVZSM1FZUlpFODZPVS4u

 Fill | Key Worker Survey for Broughton PS Parents/CarersPlease fill in this form if you are eligible for Key Worker childcare. If you are not sure, please check the definition below and also the flow chart attached to email with the link to this form. Definition of a key worker: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-school-re-opening-arrangements-for-january-2021/pages/children-of-keyworkers/ In line with Scottish Government guidance issued on 19th December 2020, key worker childcare will be provided for all eligible children in the school they usually attend from 6th to 15th January 2021. https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-update-first-ministers-speech/ Please complete this form by 11.45pm on 3rd January 2021. Confirmation of your place will be provided by the school on 5th January 2021. Please complete one form per child eligible for key worker childcare.forms.office.com

The Scottish Government have published new guidance regarding schools reopening in January which includes updated information on Key Worker status.  This can be found here.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-school-re-opening-arrangements-for-january-2021/pages/children-of-keyworkers/


Please note that childcare is only being offered during normal school/setting hours.  In mainstream secondary schools, the offer is only for S1 to S3.

I may be able to access forms during the holiday so will try to respond before the 5th however this is not a promise!
Best wishes,
Maria Gowans

End of Term Update

We have a few items to update you with in our last post of what has been an eventful year, to say the least!

Firstly, here is the latest Head Teacher update letter from Mrs Gowans.

We have also updated our Anti-Bullying guidance. Both our pupil and parents Equalities Groups have had the chance to see these, and give feedback on their content. As well as the guidelines, we have also provided some links to useful resources we hope will support the guidelines. We have created a page on our website especially for these Anti- Bullying resources, called ‘Anti-Bullying.’ You can find the page by clicking on this link here

Our Friends at Broughton group have been busy again, this time decorating our Bowling Green space to make a festive ‘Bringing in the Greens’ display. Thanks to everyone who helped, photos are below!

We’d like to thank you all for your incredible support this year. We’d also like to thank our wonderful pupils and staff for all their hard work and resilience as we have managed a challenging year!

We wish you all a very restful and safe holiday, and look forward to facing new challenges when we return in January. Merry Christmas!

Latest Update

We have some news and pictures to share, as we approach the end of term.

Firstly, several classes have been busy making decorations over the past few weeks for our central stairwell, in the lead up to Christmas. Normally parents and carers may have been in school to see these at some point, but obviously that’s not possible at the moment. So here is a slideshow of our lovely festive stairwell!

We held our PSA school raffle yesterday, funded and supported by our Friends at Broughton, and we also announced the winners of the Sparkle Jars. In the raffle the Amazon Fire tablet was won by Aleena in P7! Other lucky winners each won a Sparkle Jar-here are our collection of Sparkle Jar entries on display!

First prize Sparkle Jar was won by Gracie Powers in P1a!

We had 4 runner up prizes, won by Adam Awadh in P2a, Ege Ozener in P3a, Rudi Fraser in P7b and Gala Knowles in P7a!

This week our House Team of captains and vice-captains organised a Christmas Quiz, which they presented over Teams. Because classes can’t get together and mix in their houses, it was decided that this would be a fun alternative to the usual House Mornings we have. There were 2 quizzes, one for P4-7 and one for P1-3. The House Team worked so hard to come up with a variety of fun and challenging rounds, and presented with confidence to our classes- well done to you all!

You may also be aware that our Art teacher, Mrs Martin, retired this week. Mrs Bertram organised a competition where each class would submit a piece for a gallery, and Mrs Martin would pick her favourite from all the entries to have framed as part of her leaving gift! Mrs Martin said it was almost impossible to pick a winner, but in the end chose Connie Williams from P7a’s piece as her favourite. Mrs Bertram also made Mrs Martin a book of all the examples of our children’s art work Mrs Martin could keep as a memento! Classes were able to visit the gallery this week, and Mrs Martin came in today to view it too- she was completely blown away by all the lovely artwork on display! Mrs Martin has been our Art teacher for 11 years, and she has taught our children so many wonderful and creative techniques across that time- our school always looks so colourful and interesting with our pupils’ creations on display! We thank Mrs Martin for all of her expertise and teaching, and wish her a long and happy retirement! Here are some pictures of the gallery.