Recent News 2014-2015


Broughton Carnival - Saturday 18th July

The Broughton school children dressed as soldiers and nurses from the First World War.

Broughton children were also on other floats - Macie Graham, Emily Gorley and Meya Moore.

The Broughton Football team played a friendly match against Paddle School.

Golf Taster Session
Year 6 had a good afternoon having a golf taster session with Mr.Bradshaw. Even Mrs.Shankland and Mrs.Bewsher had a go!
Mr.Dobie's WW1 History Books
Mr.Dobie with Gabrielle, Niah and Evie with a cheque for Help the Heroes raised from the sale of his history books.

100% Attendance for the Summer Term
Well done to the following children for 100% attendance for the summer term!

Team Point Trip to Keswick - 6th July 2015
Everyone enjoyed a day out to Keswick; fun in the park, feeding the ducks and then ice-cream!

Year 6 had a great leavers' trip to Blackpool, a fab day!

Sports Day - 10th July 2015
Sports Day with Chris Wright - well done again to Crummock, the winning team!

Lunchtime Playtime Awards - 14th July 2015

Top Scorers in each Year group - Year 1 - Lexie; Year 2 - Teagan; Year 3 - Daniel;
Year 4 - Cameron; Year 5 - Ashlee & Emily; Year 6 - Aimee.

Playground helpers - Connor, Eve, Gabrielle, Kara, Mab, Jake & Libby.


Young Leaders - Ashlee, Emily, Aimee, Daniel H, Owen & Max.


The school summer performance, the Wizard of Oz, was a great success!

KABS organised the summer disco and kindly bought 'Leavers Medals' for the Year 6 children. They all voted on who received which medals, ranging from the person most likely to be Prime Minister (Kara!) to the person most likely to be a comedian (Owen!).

Once again the whole school enjoyed the annual trip walking round Buttermere!

Friday 17th July


Emily, Isla, Dan Hodgson and Rory took part in the Triathlon at Netherhall School run by the Tri Lakeland club. They all did really well swimming, cycling and running various distances on a very blustery and chilly 'summers' day!

The orienteering final was held at Camerton Meadows this week. Unfortunately it had to be abandoned early due to marauding cows with young calves which made it unsafe for the event to continue. All team members have performed well during this series of events.

WW1 Events - Launch of our commemoration activities.
We had a lovely afternoon of songs and poetry led by Mr.Strachan. Parents and members of the Community joined in too.

Children from Year 1 up to Year 6 were given a great opportunity to attend an assembly by Alan from the Beacon about WW1. They learned all about what soldiers wore during the war and generally what life was like in the trenches. Even Oliver and Mrs Singleton were given the opportunity to try on some of the equipment. What a great insight into these times.

After the WW1 assembly with Alan from the Beacon, Class 5 and 6 got to take part in a wonderful workshop where they tried on the clothing, looked at the equipment in detail and discussed what it felt like and how it would have felt to be in the trenches wearing all this equipment! We thoroughly enjoyed it and now have a deeper understanding of how hard it must have been if you were to fight in the trenches.

Class 5 and 6 went to the Archives centre in Whitehaven. We were able to find out how archives were stored, what they were, how we could find out information if we needed to research our WW1 topic. It was a really eye-opening experience. We also looked at a map of Broughton from 1842 and one from present time to see the difference, if any, in what existed then and now. We were shocked to learn that in all those years Broughton has managed to retain its originality!


20/05/25 Year 2 Multiskills Day at Cockermouth School
The Year 2 children attended a 'Multiskills' activity day at Cockermouth High School.


Lots of 100% attendance certificates - well done everyone!

Class 4 did their presentations today to the class. They had to research an animal and present their findings.
Mr.Strachan held his annual joint Choir Concert at The Wave, Maryport. We performed with choirs from Dearham school and Richmond Hill school, Aspatria. Lots of parents came to watch and it was a great concert. There were lots of soloists from each school.

KABs held their annual Easter Fayre. There was an Egg Dump competition organised by Mrs.Beck which was won by Teagan.

KS2 made decorated eggs and Nursery, Reception and KS1 made Easter bonnets. The winners and runners up in each year group can be seen below.

The grand total of £832 was raised!

Nursery: Reception:
1. Kian 1. Alexander
2. Lunar-Lily 2. Robbie-Paul
Year 1: Year 2:
1. Lauren 1. Jayden
2. Lucas P. 2. Teagan
Year 3: Year 4:
1. Hollie 1. Jack
2. Isla 2. Rory
Year 5: Year 6:
1. Jake H. 1. Aimee
2. Ashlee 2. Josh

Members of Workington Town Rugby Club came into school to listen to boys read.

KABS Film Night

14/03/15 - Whitehaven Cycle
The cycling club cycled from school to Whitehaven and enjoyed sausage and chips as a reward for all our hard work! We did 15 miles in just under 2 hours!

Kara took part in the Annual Young Speakers Competition held at the URC in town and organised by Cockermouth Speakers Club. She represented school admirably with her presentation 'Why I would like to be a vet.'
We welcomed Mr.Rooney into school from Rotary to present the prizes for their annual Year 5 poetry competition. Emily was runner up and Keira was the winner from Broughton. However, Keira was then presented with the overall prize for best poem out of all the entrants from local schools! Well done Keira - there must have been 200 poems to choose from!

The children continue to enjoy and benefit from the wide range of different activities and resources on offer during lunchtime play.

World Book Day - Friday 6th March

We decided to celebrate World Book day on Friday 6th March - all children and staff came dressed as a book character.

Staff were dressed up as either pirates or demon dentists.

Parents came into classes to do reading activities with the children.

Displays in the hall are all connected to books.

An unexpected visitor - Dumbledore - came on World Book Day!

4th March 2015
Once again, the whole school was entertained by the annual Puppet Show.
2nd March - Archdeacon Pratt Assembly
Archdeacon Pratt came to take assembly and talked about 'Special Books'. We love having him in school.


Class 5 went to Whinlatter Forest in the sleet and rain to get inspiration for their poetry writing. They also followed the orienteering trail.



Our 5-a-side football team took part in the annual Sands Centre Tournament on Saturday 17th January. They played really well together as a team and enjoyed their morning.



We finished off the term with our traditional Christmas carols round the tree. Each class performed songs and poems.

The following children did really well to achieve 100% attendance for the Autumn term!

Year 6 Year 5 Year 3 and 4 Year 1 and 2 Reception

The following children received their football certificates from Carlisle United.

Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2 enjoyed their annual Christmas trip to the Lake District Wildlife Park.

Father Christmas visited and gave out presents to everyone!

Once again a fantastic Christmas lunch was enjoyed by all the children and staff in the school as well as our invited guests. A very big thank you to Mrs. Farley and the lunchtime support staff.

The school choir entertained the residents at kirklands with some Christmas songs and carols.

Reception and Years 1 and 2 enjoyed a trip to the Kirkgate centre to see the 'Snow Bear'.

The school supported the 'Christmas Jumper Children in Need' initiative, raising valuable funds and having a lot of fun. The Reception children also brought a special teddy to school that day to take with them to the 'Snow Bear' production at the Kirkgate centre.
School Nativity

We had a great night at our Christmas Fayre which was well supported. We raised the wonderful total of £870.

Baking for the Christmas Fair!

Philosophy Club

12 children from Yr1 to Yr4 entered the Key Steps Gymnastics competition at Cockermouth School and performed brilliantly!


*** We raised £395.75 for Children in Need ***
Many thanks to everyone for their involvement.

We had a Jewish themed lunch during our whole school Jewish project - it was delicious and there were lots of clean plates. The staff enjoyed their lunch too.

Cricket Club enjoying their indoor session with Chris Hodgson.

Years 3 & 4 took part in a hockey tournament at Cockermouth school and came 3rd, being narrowly beaten by only 1 goal by St.Joseph's School. Well done to the team - what an achievement!

19/11/14 - Cathedral Trip to Newcastle
Years 5 and 6 visited the Cathedral in Newcastle.
Georgia Prescott, an RE specialist teacher, started our whole school unit of work on Judaism in assembly. She told us the story of the 'Crowded House' , and lots of children came out to help.
We sent 43 shoeboxes to children in need who aren't as lucky as we are.
Our mixed Year 5/6 netball team got through to the semi-finals of the recent tournament at Cockermouth School.

Some children went to the dry ski slope in Carlisle and had a great time - not always on their feet!

The new Lunchtime Activities 'Club' started today. The focus for this week is ball skills and everyone who took part had a great time!



KABS organised and ran a Halloween Disco on Thursday 23rd October 2014. There was lots of dancing, dressing up and games! Everyone had a fantastic time!


Year 5 and 6 went to a netball training session led by Young Leaders at Cockermouth School.

Loweswater Trip

On Thursday 18th September, as part of their Cumbria Topic, Class 4 visited Loweswater and spent the day with Mark Astley (National Trust Ranger) exploring the landscape.

The children explored the hedgerows around the lake and found over twenty different species of trees and plants.

Mark talked about the different uses of the surrounding land and how it has changed over the years. We really enjoyed learning about the different trees and habitats in the forest. Did you know that at Loweswater there is a forest in the shape of a bird?

We ate lunch by the lake and enjoyed the view of the mountains.

After lunch we split into groups and started to use our senses to explore the area.
We all got the chance to use the ipads and do some photography work taking pictures of things that we thought were special about Loweswater.
Some of us chose to take scenic photographs whilst others decided to get up-close to nature.
We explored the different textures of the forest and made our own texture palates to take back to class and remind us of the forest.
We worked in pairs doing a blindfolding task where one person explored the area focusing on what sounds we could hear and using touch to describe different surfaces. The other person guided their partner round and made sure they were safe.

Some of our Year 5/6 boys and girls took part in a football tournament at Cockermouth School against other teams from our local consortium.

Broughton Primary School Academy

Moor Road, Great Broughton, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0YT

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