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Race for Life

Written by School Admin on July 10, 2019

To help raise awareness and support cancer research, pupils in Reception to Year 6 took part in the ‘Race for Life’ charity event during their class PE lessons on Monday and Tuesday this week. Thank you to everyone who made…

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Girls Tag Rugby Tournament

Written by School Admin on July 10, 2019

Some of our Year 5 and 6 girls took part in a Tag Rugby Tournament at Bolton St Catherine's last week. They played a very good game and there was some brave running and tackling from all involved. Well done…

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Sports Day

Written by School Admin on July 10, 2019

Please see some pictures of Key Stage 2 Sports Day which took place on Wednesday 26th June. It was a great afternoon! Thank you to all the parents who came along and supported the event.

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Speed Watch

Written by School Admin on July 10, 2019

Moorgate was recently approached by Tonge Fold Neighbourhood Watch and Tonge Park Residents Association to take part in a competition to design a Speed Watch sign for the local area. Children in Reception –Year 6 took part in the competition.…

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Scooter Training

Written by School Admin on July 10, 2019

As part of our work with Transport for Greater Manchester, children in Years 2 - 5 took part in scooter training last week. The training sessions focused on teaching children skills on how they can stay safe on their scooters…

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Sports Day

Written by School Admin on June 26, 2019

Despite the horrible weather we had last week, our Reception and Key Stage 1 sports day went ahead as planned and the sun even made an appearance! Here are some action shots from some of the races!

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Classroom News – Year 6

Written by School Admin on June 26, 2019

Cobey sorting exercise books Each year our Year 6 class are given the opportunity to trade places with members of staff for the day. From Mrs Hopwood to Mr Thistlethwaite, each role within our school is taken on by our…

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Sport News – Inaugural Panathlon

Written by School Admin on May 23, 2019

Some of our pupils represented Moorgate in the Bolton Primary Schools Inaugural Panathlon. This was a series of Primary Panathlon sports including Parachute Popcorn, Polybat, Precision Bean Bag, New Age Kurling, Boccia Blast, Flight Path, Skittles, Slam Dunk, Messi Football…

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Classroom News – Year 2D

Written by School Admin on May 23, 2019

This half term Year 2D have been learning about what plants need to survive. We planted our own sunflower seeds in a variety of conditions… some were lucky enough to be given water, soil, sunlight and air. Some weren’t so…

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Sport News – Year 6 Handball

Written by School Admin on March 1, 2019

Some of our Year 6 pupils recently competed in a Handball Tournament at Bolton St Catherine's. The team were narrowly beaten into 3rd place following an extra time defeat in the semi-final. They played superbly in all of their matches…

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Sport News – Year 4 Tchoukball

Written by School Admin on March 1, 2019

Our Year 4 Tchoukball team came 3rd in the local schools tournament held at Bolton St Catherine's. Having won all of their group games, they narrowly lost in the semi-final before winning their 3rd/4th place play off. Well done to…

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Community Library

Written by School Admin on March 1, 2019

As you may be aware Moorgate Primary School have recently opened a small community library as part of our ongoing programme of events for the local elderly residents (over 50), funded by Ambitions for Ageing. A buffet and holistic therapies…

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Congratulations from the Department for Education!

Written by School Admin on March 1, 2019

We have recently received a letter from the Department of Education congratulating Moorgate staff and pupils for the very high standard of achievement demonstrated in the mathematics Key Stage 2 assessments last year (2017/2018). The letter from the Rt Hon…

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Classroom News – Year 4

Written by School Admin on March 1, 2019

In year 4 we have started our ‘Commando Joe’ activities, where we are completing Bear Gryll's Missions. The first was 'you are what you eat'. Children had to retrieve as much food as possible from a nearby food drop point…

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Sport News – Futsal Tournament

Written by School Admin on January 24, 2019

Winners!! Our Year 3 pupils recently competed in the local school’s Futsal Tournament at Bolton St Catherine's Academy. They won all 4 matches and finished top of the league! Congratulations to everyone who took part, what an amazing result! The…

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Classroom News – Reception

Written by School Admin on January 24, 2019

After the pre Christmas fun with the elf, Reception are settling down into their new routines again. Each day before lunch we have story time where we read a different book which we discuss and predict what may happen in…

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Year 4 Tag Rugby

Written by School Admin on December 5, 2018

A tremendous effort from our Year 4 Tag Rugby Team who also took part in a tournament at BSCA. They narrowly missed a place in the final, losing 3-2 to St Osmunds & Andrews. Well played to all who took…

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Year 5 Tag Rugby

Written by School Admin on December 5, 2018

The year 5 Tag Rugby Team took part in a tournament at BSCA. After finishing 3rd in the group stages, they narrowly lost in the semi-final before finishing in overall 3rd place. Throughout the matches they produced some ferocious tackling…

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The Rotary Club Shoebox Scheme

Written by School Admin on December 5, 2018

The Rotary Club of Turton have long been a supporter of Moorgate Primary. They have provided funding for our pupils to visit Petty Pool Outdoor Adventure Centre, as well as providing Christmas gifts for some of our more disadvantaged families.…

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Classroom News – Year 3

Written by School Admin on December 5, 2018

This term in Year 3 our topic has been ‘Dungeons and Dragons’. At the start of the term we were contacted by a friendly Dragon, asking us to go on a hunt for her lost egg. Luckily, we found the…

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Petty Pool Residential Trip

Written by School Admin on November 12, 2018

At the end of last term, we took some of our Year 5 and 6 pupils on a residential trip to Petty Pool which is an activity centre in Cheshire. We have done this for many years now and the…

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Year 6 Tag Rugby

Written by School Admin on November 7, 2018

Last week our Year 6 Tag Rugby team took part in a tournament at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy. After playing some scintillating rugby and finishing unbeaten in the group, they beat Red Lane in the semi-final. Unfortunately, they lost the…

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Goal Ball Tournament

Written by School Admin on November 7, 2018

Last term some of our pupils took park in a Goal Ball tournament which was held at Bolton St Catherine's Academy. After finishing 4th in the group Stages the team then went on to demolish Blackshaw Primary School in the…

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Classroom News – Year 1

Written by School Admin on November 7, 2018

In Year One this term our topic is ‘celebrations’. We had a party to introduce our new topic. We played party games and ate party food! We are going to be looking at all the different celebrations that happen around…

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Girls Futsal Tournament

Written by School Admin on October 8, 2018

Last week some of our Moorgate pupils took part in a Futsal Tournament at Bolton St Catherine's. The team made it through to the semi finals with some fine football, including a thumping 4-0 victory that included a 'Holly hat-trick'!…

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Bikeability

Written by School Admin on October 8, 2018

Bikeability took place over 2 days last week for Year 5 & 6 pupils. This involved learning new skills in order to keep safe whilst riding their bikes. 19 pupils participated in sessions on the playground, on local streets and…

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Classroom News – Year 2A

Written by School Admin on October 8, 2018

This half term our Year 2A class have been learning all about themselves and their topic is ‘Marvellous Me’. They have been discussing who is important to them and the different people that help them in their daily lives. They…

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Year 4 Football Team

Written by School Admin on June 12, 2018

Well done to our Year 4 football team who played a tournament at the Powerleague at Leverhulme Park. They finished 4th having won 1,drawing 1 and losing 2 games. The players were Holly W, Preston W, Jamie C, Harrison F,…

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Year 5 Tag Rugby Team

Written by School Admin on June 12, 2018

Congratulations to our Year 5 team who took part in a rugby competition. They qualified for the semi finals, then beat Bolton St. Catherine’s Academy “b” team 3-1. They narrowly lost to BSCA “a” team in the final 2–1. The…

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Classroom News – Year 5

Written by School Admin on June 12, 2018

On Friday 8th June, our Year 5 class had their class trip. This year, with thanks to the Rotary Club of Turton, who part-sponsored the trip, we visited Petty Pool Outdoor Adventure Centre, deep in the Cheshire countryside. During the…

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Sports News

Written by School Admin on May 1, 2018

Well done to our Year 6 team who took part in a Gaelic Football Tournament at Bolton St Catherine’s Academy on Thursday 19th April. The team came 3rd in the tournament, narrowly missing the silver medal position by 1. The…

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Easter Pantomime Performance

Written by School Admin on May 1, 2018

Residents from the Eldon Street Extra Care Housing facility visited school on the 29th March to watch a performance of “Cinderella” by our Key Stage 2 pupils. The residents had tea and biscuits during the performance and had a thoroughly…

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Reception Nativity

Written by School Admin on December 8, 2017

Well done to all our Reception children for their fantastic performance in the Nativity this week.

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Tag Rugby

Written by School Admin on December 8, 2017

Tag Rugby Tournament Update …   Over the past month various year groups have taken part in Tag Rugby Tournaments at Bolton St Catherine's Academy. All teams played really well against some tough competition with some excellent results. Congratulations to our Year…

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Engineering Day

Written by School Admin on December 3, 2017

Mrs Clare, our Art and Design Technology Co-ordinator, is undertaking an Engineering initiative for the whole school. This exciting project will include all classes from Nursery to Year 6. Here at Moorgate School we are encouraging pupils’ willingness to experiment…

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Relief Printing Workshop

Written by School Admin on July 4, 2017

On Monday 3rd July, Year 6 took part in a Relief Printing Workshop delivered by artist Pete Marsh. Please click on the link below to read a detailed account of the artistic process. http://www.petemarshart.co.uk/primary-school-art-workshop/    

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The ‘Great Get Together’

Written by School Admin on July 3, 2017

Moorgate pupils have been involved in lovely events over the past few weeks. Moorgate hosted a ‘Great Get Together’ event on Friday 16th June in honour of the late MP Jo Cox, which local elderly residents were also invited to.…

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Bolton Music Festival

Written by School Admin on July 3, 2017

Moorgate pupils have been involved in lovely events over the past few weeks. Our Vocal Band did amazingly well at the Bolton Music festival at the Victoria Hall on Tuesday 20th June. The event appeared in the Bolton News and…

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Inter-generational Garden Opening

Written by School Admin on June 15, 2017

As you may be aware, we have been fundraising to create a new garden within our school grounds.We have now had the official opening of the garden and the launch of our Intergenerational Garden Club. Club members include local residents,…

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‘Take Over’ Day

Written by School Admin on May 25, 2017

Our Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a ‘Take Over Day’ last week. They took on the roles of members of staff, participating in their day to day duties. It was a fun day for everyone who took…

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Our Christmas Nativities

Written by School Admin on December 15, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has attended the Christmas Nativities so far. We hope your enjoyed watching the performances! As you can imagine, a lot of hard work and preparation goes into these performances and we hope you will join…

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Moorgate Mud Muppets Project

Written by School Admin on April 20, 2016

The second part of the Year 4 and 5 Mud Muppets project begins in June, (Friday 10th June for Group B and Monday 13th June for Group A,) but we wanted to let you know about all the exciting things that we…

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‘This is an Outstanding School’

Written by School Admin on February 2, 2016

  Ofsted Inspection January 2016 "This is an Outstanding School"   'At Moorgate Primary School pupils, staff and leaders live up to the school’s motto, ‘Aspire, Achieve, Sparkle’, each and every day.' 'High-quality teaching and learning are underpinned by a…

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