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.

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

Support For Families Information

Things are still really tough for families just now. Information on the free or low cost activities and support available in Edinburgh can be downloaded from    

If you feel you or your child is struggling and need support email and a member of our friendly team will get back to you.


Please see the attached leaflet below-

Lockdown- One Year On

To mark a year since we entered our first lockdown due to COVID-19, last week many classes in the school contributed towards a school display. The children expressed a message of reflection- perhaps a person they missed through lockdown and were thinking of, or a feeling they had experienced over the past year around what they had been unable to do due to restrictions.

Each message was folded into a heart shape, and each heart was added to the rainbow display we have shared pictures of below. The display was entitled, ‘Linking Our Thoughts Together.’ Thanks to Mrs McAndrew and Mrs Bertram for their ideas and efforts to create this lovely tribute!

P4-P7 Parent Consultations

Our online parent consultations for P4-P7 pupils are on Wednesday 21st April from 5pm-8pm, and Friday 23rd April from 1pm-4pm. These meetings are for those parents who requested a video call consultation. Arrangements for parents who requested a phone call consultation will be sent home in school bags this week.

Bookings can only be made from 7pm on Thursday 1st April until 12pm on Tuesday 20th April.

Please follow this link to access the Parent Booking website-

The following document has instructions to help you make a booking-Parental Instructions to make a booking using Parents Booking site

Here is a link to the information letter-

Here is a link to information relating to video calls. There is a link to a support video within this document-.Video Call Information for Parents

Here are links to video clips that may help you to make appointments-

Video 1- How do I log in?

Video 2- How do I make an appointment?

Video 3- How do I cancel or re-arrange an appointment?

Video 4- How do I make appointments for another of my children?

Video 5- How do I email or print my appointments?

If you have any problems booking appointments, please contact the school. We look forward to catching up with you!

Security Fencing

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have been informed by CEC Estate Planning that a security fence is being erected along the side of the Powderhall Bowling Greens on St Mark’s Path. This is in preparation for the demolition of the pavilion. 

This work is due to begin on Monday 29th March 2021 and is likely to take a few days. Signs will be installed on the entrance gates to this effect and the public are kindly asked to refrain from using the site once work begins. 

Preparation works for demolition of the pavilion have begun with the demolition itself due to take place during April 2021.

Going forward, the former Bowling Green Site will be for the exclusive use of Broughton Primary School, until building work for the new nursery begins later this year. 

Maria Gowans

Head Teacher