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P5 Sumdog Success

A massive congratulations to Primary 5! They have come 4th in the Dumfries & Galloway Sumdog competition out of 273 classes entered. Well done Primary 5!

22nd May 2020

Moffat Primary Talent Show 2020

Health Week and Sports Day

Last week Moffat Primary held their annual Health Week and Sports Day, only this year it was a bit different. Families came together and enjoyed lots of fun activities including garden obstacle courses, Banana Sushi making, Fish Flapping and some were even seen cloud watching as part of their relaxation activities. The week ended with our Sports Day with many families making Moffat banners and embracing the home event. Lots of fun was had by all in the races such as the pillowcase sack race and toilet roll race. It was a close contest throughout the four days but Dowding were our House champions this year. Well done everyone.

Nursery Visits the Pet Shop

On Tuesday 1st October, Ben and Rebecca from Community Windfarms visited Moffat Academy to deliver a Windpower workshop to P5. The children enjoyed learning about energy and how wind turbines work. The children ended the session by making their own wind turbine.


Rookie Rockstars

Thank you to the amazing Rookie Rockstars for working with our pupils to produce a fantastic concert Thursday 5th September. Congratulations to Ben Little who won the cd design competition; our Rookie Rockstars CDs have all had Ben's design on the front. And well done to Maizie Warwick P6 for picking her mum Janine to compete in the family rap - she won first place with a fabulous rap version of Baa Baa Black Sheep!!


Annandale and Eskdale Road Relay Competition

On 1st October 2019, Moffat Academy took four teams to complete in a district running competition. Each team was made up of three runners who each ran one mile. The P7 girls race was first, our girls gave their very best in a highly competitive race and finished in fourth position. The P7 boys had trained very hard on the lead up to this competition and took a commanding lead from the start and were able to extend their lead throughout. The boys ran with great commitment and determination to win the trophy by a considerable distance. The P6 boys were not to be out done, demonstrating a fantastic attitude throughout a very close race also winning their competition. The P6 girls was the closest race of the day with the first three teams finishing within just 3 seconds of each other.    Unfortunately, Moffat just missed out on the gold medals and picked up bronze on the day. Congratulations to all of the Moffat teams who represented themselves and their school in a fantastic manner.

Moffat Academy results:

P6 Boys (Large Schools) 1st Place 

P6 Girls (Large Schools) 3rd Place 

P7 Boys (Large Schools) 1st Place



P5-P7 enjoyed a fantastic day at the Triathalon in Annan on 19 September.

Tag Rugby

Congratulations to our pupils who completed in The Annnandale & Eskdale Tag Rugby event held in Annan on 4th October. Moffat Academy achieved both second and third place after Elmvale School in the ‘Large Schools’ section. Well done to all.

Maths Week

Primary classes took part in a 'Maths Trail' around Moffat 30th Sept-4th October looking at maths in our environment. Each class has produced an interactive maths board in the Primary corridor. Our Parent Council have acquired a grant to buy Maths board games for the pupils. It is hoped that the maths games can be used for further games afternoons or to run a maths game club after school and we are looking for interested parents to volunteer. Some parents have already been visiting to test out the games with pupils.


Parent Council Halloween Disco

Maths Competition Success

Congratulations to four P7 boys who took part in the Maths Inside 'Complete the Pattern' competition and received a second level commended certificate.

Well done to Ryan Wilson, Ciaran McWee, Nathan Grubb and Wilfie Porteous.


Pen Recycling

Primary pupils are now recycling all pens, pencils, felt pens etc. Thank you to parent and Eco Champion Hanna Tilahun Wilson for setting this up. This is just one of many projects being set up around Moffat Academy, promoting eco awareness within our school.

Annandale and Eskdale Sportshall Athletics Final 2019

Ten small school teams (some a partnership team and six large school teams) took part in the Annandale and Eskdale Sportshall Athletics Finals in Moffat Academy on Friday 6th December. In the large schools event, Langholm Primary School were 3rd, Moffat Primary School were a close 2nd and Newington Primary School were the winners. They now progress to the West of Scotland Final in Ravenscraig on the 28th February; congratulations!


Anti-Bullying Poster Competition

The Primary Health & Wellbeing Committee judged our Anti-Bullying competition entries during Anti-Bulling week in November. Congratulations to:

Nursery   Munro McGregor

P1             Isla Wilson

P2             Olivia Gregory

P3             Rosie Wallace

P4             Liam Ptak

P5             Grace Palmer

P6             Kathryn Wilson

P6/7         Amy Robinson

P7             Ryan  Wilson

On the right are some of the winning posters.

Primary Christmas Concert 2019

A massive well done to pupils for performing a fantastic Christmas Concert, and thank you to staff for all their hard work in bringing  the production together.

Nursery and P1 Christmas Party

P2 and P3 Christmas Party

P4 & P5 Christmas Party

P6,P6/7 and P7 Christmas Party

Christmas Jumper Day & Christmas Lunch

Foodbank Donations

Operation Safety

Burns Assembly

Staff and pupils thoroughly enjoyed listening to all the Rabbie Burns poems that pupils had learnt for their assembly on Friday 31st January 2020. Individual heats had been taking place in classrooms with the finalists performing on stage today. They all recited their pieces excellently. Well done to all pupils involved and thank you to Secondary English teacher Miss McNaughton for presenting the prizes and for being a judge alongside Mrs Macfarlane and Mrs Anderson.

Knex Competition

Mr Williamson held a Primary Knex Competition for the Moffat and Beattock cluster. Congratulations to the winning team who were Erin and Chloe from Beattock Primary School.

Rotary Competition

Congratulations to P7 pupils Wilfie Porteous, Ronnie Welch, Scott McCrossan, and Daniel Palmer for winning their Rotary Quiz on Thursday 27th February.

The boys are now through to the next round.

Super 4s

Moffat Academy Results


2nd – Chloe Quigley, Moffat Primary School


1st – Liesl Cable, Moffat Primary School


3rd= – Harry Brown, Moffat Primary School


1st – Nicholas Quigley, Moffat Primary School

Sporty Fundraising

On Tuesday 10th March, Primary pupils took part in a dance-a-thon and a sponsored walk to raise funds for Health Days and Sport Relief.

Danceathon video

Health Week and Sports Day Video

Sports Day

Health Week









Maths Week

Moffat Primary were fortunate enough to receive a grant for £500 from Maths Week Scotland to purchase new resources for outdoor learning.  These included a whole school set of Problem Solving Cards, Giant Glitter Mosaic Tiles, Number and Operation Cones, Maths Mats and Giant Foam Fractions.  Throughout maths week classes enjoyed a number of mathematical themed activities from an Outdoor Learning Maths Club and Daily Maths Challenges to homework tasks and quizzes. The week concluded with a maths themed virtual assembly.  Pupils and staff all agree that Maths Week is a great opportunity for pupils to broaden their experience of maths, and to use calculations and problem solving strategies in new and interesting contexts.