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Term 3

Flower Collage

Well done to all pupils in Primary for creating a beautiful collage of flowers to mark the International Day of Reflection.

Term 2

End of Term Parties

Lots of pupils missed out on important celebrations due to lockdown and, as an end of term treat, we thought it might be nice to have a 'party' style celebration. Pupils were invited to wear their party clothes today and the dinner hall provided a tradition 'tea party' lunch. The children participated in in traditional games within their classroom/playground. We hoped to attempt to make up for the many missed birthday parties gone by, and those yet to come.

Some of our Festive Christmas Videos  

We created Christmas videos for the St Andrew's Church blog instead of the usual Christmas concert that takes place in the church.

https://www.standrewsmoffat.org/blog

Nursery Christmas Video

Merry Christmas from P1

P2 The Night Before Christmas

P5 Christmas around the World

P6 Merry Christmas Scrooge

Christmas Parties

Primary Christmas Lunch

Thank you to the canteen for our yummy Christmas Lunch!

Sportshall School Games Pentathalon

Primary school children in Moffat and Beattock Primary Schools have, in recent weeks, been working on the School Games Pentathlon. This is a virtual event from Scottish Athletics that, due to the current pandemic, replaces the normal Sportshall Athletics format. Children are working towards completing five events and are awarded points based on how far they can jump, throw and how quickly they run. As well as the school achieving a combined score, all children will be awarded individual certificates that recognises their own score and achievement and gives each young person a measurable target for self-improvement.

Thank you to Calum Graham for arranging and running the event.

Leg it to Lapland

Moffat Primary took part in a 'Leg it to Lapland' challenge in partnership with Sustrans - a charity which encourages pupils to make active journeys to and from school.Pictured here is our Junior Road Safety Officer along with the class winners for collecting the most miles.Moffat managed to travel 2446 virtual miles, achieving our Lapland target.

Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Fund Competition and Presents

Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust visited Moffat Academy this week to not only award fantastic prizes to Primary pupils who had entered their colouring in competition, but to also very kindly gift presents to everyone in Primary!
Thank you to Home Bargains for their support in this project and of course a huge thank you to the Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust.

Funding for Outdoor Clothes

Thank you to the Moffat Community Council and the Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust for their £250 donations each for outdoor clothing for Nursery pupils. 

Pictured below with Nursery Staff Alison Ryder, Helen Mezzulo, Mary Pow and David Booth from the Moffat Community Council and Angus Sinclair, Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust.

I-Bike

Thank you to IBike Officer Katie Robinson from Sustrans, who visited Moffat Academy during 'Bike to School Week' (28th September - Friday 2nd October). She showed pupils how to complete bike checks and shared safe cycling tips. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the sessions.

Frederick Brown - Gritter Name Winner

Frederick Brown, Primary 6, won a competition to name a gritter.  Sir Robert McAlpine’s M6 ROM team operate and maintain the A74(M) from Gretna to Millbank for Autolink, on behalf of Transport Scotland. That includes providing a winter maintenance service between October and May to ensure the motorway remains safe for drivers. They have got eight new gritters and needed help naming them, so they asked primary school aged children for their ideas. Frederick's winning name was 'Han Snow-lo' and he won a £20 Amazon voucher and the honour of having his winning name on a gritter. Well done Frederick!

Frida Rae and Partnership for Children

To celebrate the festive season, Partnership for Children asked schools to get creative and design the official Partnership for Children Christmas Card for 2020.  Over 140 entries were sent in from their Skills for Life schools all around the world so we were very pleased to hear that our very own Frida Rae (P5) had won first place for her card she created with a wonderful Apple the hamster Christmas design! The card featuring her design will be sent to Partnership for Children's partners all around the world and Moffat Academy won a full set of Skills for Life children’s items to use in their classes in 2021. Congratulations Frida!

Lukas Bradshaw, Maths Competition Success

My name is Lukas Bradshaw, I am 11 and I am in P7A in Moffat Academy. A couple weeks ago, I entered a competition called “Maths Inside”, run by the University of Glasgow, and Maths Week Scotland. We were supposed to select one of three categories; something that is linked to maths at home, outside, or something linked to two pictures given to us. I chose the third option and attached a third photograph, showing my thinking.

I wrote:

Down in Time

As time passes, a candle burns down, an hourglass’s sand falls down and the sun sets down. This tells me that all of them are linked to one another, as they all have a connection to time.

A fortnight or so later, I found out that I actually received a second level commended. I feel ecstatic about this achievement.

Well done Lukas!

Term 1

Roald Dahl Day 2020

As Roald Dahl Day is on Sunday 13th September this year we decided to celebrate beforehand, on Friday 11th. Miss Gibbon gathered together lots of fun classroom activities for Primary to take part in. We had a Kahoot quiz, competitions and 'The Enormous Crocodile' video made especially for Moffat Academy by John Kirk the storyteller. A fun day was had by all and competition results will be announced by the end of this week.

Staff are still running some follow up Roald Dahl activities this week so more photos to follow! 

 

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.

IBike

Thank you to IBike Officer Katie Robinson from Sustrans, who visited Moffat Academy during 'Bike to School Week' (28th September - Friday 2nd October). She showed pupils how to complete bike checks and shared safe cycling tips. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the sessions.

Primary House Captains

Congratulations to our new Primary House Captains. 

We held the usual pupil vote to elect our House Captains, but this year they also had to face an interview panel. Last year's House Captains (now in S1) asked the candidates a series of questions through a video link from Secondary to Primary. They were then scored marks out of ten which went towards the final tally. Thank you to the S1s for your assistance.

McAdam Representatives:

House Captains - Isla Weatherstone and James Wilson

Vice Captains - Archie Dowson, Jessica Salmon and David Lockhart

Dowding Representatives:

House Captains - Kathryn Wilson and Harry Brown

Vice Captains - Lauren Gourlay and Reilly Jack

Last Day of Term Parties

Lots of pupils missed out on important celebrations due to lockdown and, as an end of term treat, we thought it might be nice to have a 'party' style celebration. Pupils were invited to wear their party clothes today and the dinner hall provided a tradition 'tea party' lunch. The children participated in in traditional games within their classroom/playground. We hoped to attempt to make up for the many missed birthday parties gone by, and those yet to come.