Year 5 Dodgeball Competition: On Tuesday 7th November, eight children from Year 5 represented the school in a dodgeball tournament at the AT7 centre. They played against four other schools and were graded on their teamwork skills and on the respect that they showed to their opponents during and after the match. All of the children were really well behaved and represented Moat House brilliantly.
Swimming Lessons: Our Year 4 and some Year 5 children enjoyed developing their swimming skills in our “pop up pool” in the week beginning 9th October 23. They had a swimming lesson every single day. Melaher said, “swimming has been fun. I have learnt how to float, I can hold my breath for longer and I can swim properly now.”
Sports Day: Sports day was held on Thursday 6th July and all of the children competed to earn points for their houses in a range of activities including discus, javelin, long jump and an obstacle course. We would like to say a huge thank you to parents, carers, friends and family for coming along to support the children.
Football Stalemate: On Thursday 26th January 2023, some of our children in Key Stage 2 played in a friendly football match against local rivals Henley Green. We were able to field two teams and both teams battled hard to draw in both matches. The scores were 0:0 and 2:2. Congratulations to Filip and Alex for scoring and well done to all of the players for a great team effort.
Sports day was held on Tuesday 5th July and all of the children competed to earn points for their houses in a range of activities including discus, javelin, long jump and an obstacle course. We will share the results in a future newsletter. We would like to say a huge thank you to parents, carers, friends and family for coming along to support the children.
Football Success: On May 26th, our football team achieved their biggest ever victory – it was truly historical! They played local rivals, St Patricks and proved that they have got lots of skill, as well as confidence and determination. The final score was 8:0, which included Furaha achieving four of the eight goals. Man of the match was Harry for making some great saves and keeping a clean sheet. This also turned out to be excellent preparation for the football tournament in France.
Hordain Football Tournament: On June 4th and 5th, the Moat House football team played very well against European opposition in France. The children battled hard in every match and had to perform under many different weather conditions, including storms, rain and sunshine. When a vital match ended in a draw, the children had to take part in a nail biting penalty shoot out. It was a victory for Moat House and particular mentions must go to Riley for scoring the winning penalty and to Harry for making a crucial save. Credit goes to all of the children who took part. We also had some lovely feedback from the host families who all commented on how well behaved the children were and what good manners they have.
Football Success: On Thursday 19th May, our football team took on local rivals, Frederick Bird. Furaha opened the scoring with an early goal and Moat House did well to maintain this lead until after half time. The players battled hard to keep a clean sheet but unfortunately it wasn’t to last and the opposition eventually scored. We were delighted with a 1:1 draw at full time and players of the match were Henley, Filip and Riley, who made a crucial line clearance.
Olympic Torch comes to Moat House
Olympic Torch: We were very excited to receive the Olympic Torch in the build up to the Olympic Games. Representatives from Cardinal Wiseman school ran through a Moat House welcoming arch holding the torch aloft, which was accompanied by Moat House claps and cheers. Each class was able to learn about the history and significance of the torch, whilst it was shared around the school. On Wednesday, some of our Year 6 children accompanied Miss Lynch to safely deliver the torch to St. Patrick’s School, where it continued its journey.
The Sports Day results (from week commencing: Monday 21st June) are as follows: Moorcroft – 805, Mowlam - 811, Godiva – 839 but the overall winners were Herbert with 932. Congratulations to everyone in Team Herbert!