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Sports Relief 2016, by Mrs Grice

Date: 11th Apr 2016 @ 11:16am

On Friday 18th March we held a ‘strictly come dancing’ competition amongst staff.  Children were able to choose their favourite act and place their donations into a named tub! There was also a cake sale and children were able to come dressed in their sports clothing or as their favourite sports star.

We raised a whopping £547.24, thank you

Swimming Gala, by Mrs Grice

Date: 16th Mar 2016 @ 9:44am

Swimming Gala

On Monday 7th March, Mossley entered a team of children into the annual Congleton Swimming Gala at Congleton Leisure Centre. During the Gala, the children had to compete in a variety of events, including: 50m Free Style, 50m Breast Stroke, 25m Breast Stroke, 25m Back Stroke, 4x25m Freestyle Relay and 8x25m Freestyle Relay. After the initial heats, the Mossley children had all progressed through to their respective finals. In the end, the boy’s squad finished 3rd, the girl’s squad finished 2nd and their joint scores gave Mossley an overall place of 2nd. The entire squad swam brilliantly and completed their races in great times. We were extremely proud of their performance and attitude throughout the competition.

Ben Heades

Cheshire Hockey Finals, by Mrs Grice

Date: 15th Mar 2016 @ 2:56pm

Cheshire Hockey Finals

To carry on with the success of our sporting teams this year, Mossley CE Hockey Team progressed through to the Cheshire finals at Alderley Edge Hockey Club on the 8th March. Along with 15 other teams, Mossley were entered into one group of four. The standard of hockey – especially for primary school level – was exceptional and Mossley rose to the tough challenge of the opposition. After their three group games, Mossley had won two games and lost one. This meant that they progressed through to the next stage of the competition in the second league. The team continued to play brilliantly and were on the receiving end of some misfortune in all of the games. They work well as a team and their commitment left both teachers and parents feeling very proud of their achievement. In the end, Mossley finished 8th out of 16 teams.

Ben Heades

Year 4 are the Greatest Greeks!, by Mrs Ashford Eaton

Date: 15th Mar 2016 @ 2:41pm

This term Year 4 have been learning about the Ancient Greeks.

We have had lots of fun writing our own play scripts based on the myth Perseus and Medusa. Once we had written them we dressed in our finest Greek costumes and acted out our play scripts for the other Year 4 class. We saw some fantastic acting and some brilliantly humorous scenes - we definitely have some marvellous actors in the making!

We have used the image of Medusa and put a spin on it by creating our own Medusa inspired art. They are eye catching and even have 3D snakes and I hope you will agree that the finished pieces are good enough to be in an art gallery! 

Cake sale in aid of Ruby's Fund, by Mrs Grice

Date: 10th Mar 2016 @ 3:56pm

On Friday 4th March, children from year 5 hosted a cake sale in aid of Ruby's Fund.

They raised a magnificant £88.79, thank you and well done.

Mossley reach the Northern England Finals, by Mrs Grice

Date: 11th Mar 2016 @ 2:40pm


North of England Football Finals

After winning the U11 Cheshire football finals, Mossley Y5/6 football team progressed through to the North Of England Finals. The tournament took place on the 5th March in Rotherham and was attended by champions of the 10 northern counties. After an early start at Mossley CE Primary School, the team, staff and parents took the coach to Maltby Academy, Rotherham and arrived at 11.15am.

Mossley were drawn in group 1 against school teams from the counties/regions of: North Yorkshire, Lancashire, South Yorkshire and Northumberland. It was clear from the first whistle that the competition would be fierce. Adding to the intensity of the competition, each game was only 8 minutes long. Mossley won their first game, 2 – 0. Their second game was won 1 – 0 in a very tight affair. Mossley drew their third group game, 0 – 0 although they had much of the possession and had the better chances. The fourth and final group game saw Mossley emerge as 3 – 1 victors after producing some excellent attacking football.

Progressing through the group stages in 1st place, Mossley’s next opponents were the runners up from group 2, a team from Cleveland. After 6 minutes of the match, Mossley were in complete control, winning 1 – 0 after having what appeared to be a legitimate – and quite breath-taking top corner pile driver – goal disallowed. Then, the opposition from Cleveland seemed to get a second wind and in all fairness to them, played some great football in the final 2 minutes. They managed to overturn their 1 – 0 deficit and win the game 2 – 1. The Mossley team were obviously devastated, especially as it could be argued that they were the better side for the majority of the game. However, they picked themselves up and went into the 3rd place play-off against the Lancashire champions they had previously drawn with in the group stages, full of determination to put things right. Mossley won the game 1 – 0 but more importantly, didn’t let their heads drop and give up after their disappointment. All of the staff and parents were incredibly proud of not only what the team managed to achieve, but the passion, commitment and attitude that they applied throughout the tournament. Out of 4500 primary schools in the North of England, Mossley finished in the top 3 – what a marvellous achievement for a team of 10 – 11 year olds from Congleton. 

A huge thank you to Chandos Homes for sponsoring the kit.


Mother's Day Tea Party, by Miss Holland

Date: 4th Mar 2016 @ 9:37am

How wonderful to have the opportunity to have 'tea with Mummy'laugh It was a great afternoon spending time with our Mummies, showing them our learning books, sharing our poems and working together on the word searches.  We proudly sang our 'Mummy thank you, I love you' song and presented our cards.  We hope you enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did and your daffodils bloom. heart

MEN Young Voices , by Mrs Grice

Date: 3rd Mar 2016 @ 2:29pm

Yay, we've arrived.

A huge thank you to Mr Johnson, Miss Young, Mrs Cropper, Mrs Fox & Mrs Cronin for taking and supervising the children. Everybody had a fantastic time and the feedback from parents who attended was 'it was fabulous'

Thank you to all the children who attended the choir club regulary and who took part, they worked really hard and sang their hearts out. yes


World Book Day 2016 - Pyjama Day, by Miss Holland

Date: 3rd Mar 2016 @ 10:18am

The children had a wonderful day today wearing their pyjamas all day.  We shared our 'favourite books' and explained to our friends 'why' we thought our book was so good.  We had princess books, funny books, books by our favourite author, sing-a-long books, information books, fairytale books, books from programmes off the television and even a book about 'poo'!!!!!!!! laugh  We had as many opportunities as possible to listen to our stories and an assembly with Mrs Swift to explain World Book Day.

After lunch we all went into the hall with our Year Six reading buddies and shared our own favourite book.  We even had 'hot chocolate' to drink too.......zzzzzzz.......night night everyone wink

Our Cosmic Classroom Entries, by Mrs Swift

Date: 1st Mar 2016 @ 10:56pm

Cosmic Classroom!

As part of the Cosmic Classroom competition the children at Mossley were asked to submit videos with their questions that they wanted to ask Tim Peake.

Thousands and thousands of schools entered many different videos and we just wanted you to see our entries.

Thank you children for taking your time to make them! Some great questions.

Year 2's Safer Internet Day, by Mrs Swift

Date: 28th Feb 2016 @ 11:23pm

Safer Internet Day in Year 2

As part of our Safer Internet Day learning Year 2 thought carefully about the promises that they wanted to make to ensure that they remained positive and safe online. We all wrote our promises on a heart and then formed ourselves into a heart shape on the playground.

We also considered how we use the internet in Year 2 and how in the future we promise to only make positive comments. We wrote positive comments on post-it-notes and stuck them all to different children.

As part of the day we also made Internet Safety posters and we have laminated them and stuck them up in our classroom.

What a great way to raise awareness.

World Internet Safety Day, by Mrs Grice

Date: 9th Feb 2016 @ 3:24pm

Today the children have learnt all about internet safety, lessons have been based around the safety on line with samples of how out of control things can get if they are not careful. 

Please click here for a copy of the literature in connection with today and click on 'World Internet Safety Day'

Chinese New Year and Shrove Tuesday, by Miss Holland

Date: 9th Feb 2016 @ 12:35pm

We have had a wonderful week of celebrations with Chinese New Year and Shove Tuesday or Pancake Day as it is more commonly known.  

For Chinese New Year we learnt all about the customs and traditions behind the festival and the story of the 12 animals crossing the river that became the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac.  We made our own dancing Dragons, masks, money envelopes and even created our own Dragon Dance to music.  We tasted noodles with soy sauce and prawn crackers and had great fun using chopsticks.  We also learnt the game of 'Chinese whispers' and made cards to our family "Kung Hei Fat Choy"

Pancake Day was another celebration as we learnt all about the Christian festival of Shrove Tuesday the day before Lent.  We learnt about the reasons behind having Pancakes on this day and why Shrove Tuesday always occurs before Lent.  We also watched how other countries celebrate this day and had fun watching pancake racing on youtube.  Our favourite part of the day was our own pancake races and of course having our very own pancakes made in font of us and eating them!!!  We wrote a list of ingredients for our favourite pancake and then imagined what we could give up for Lent.

Enjoy the photos......laugh

'Teddy Bears Picnic' lunch, by Miss Holland

Date: 4th Feb 2016 @ 12:15pm

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"If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise, if you go down to the woods today, you'd better go in disguise.  For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain because........Today's the day that teddy bears have their picnic!"

A huge thank you to Mrs Speak and the kitchen staff for organising a special picnic lunch in the hall to coincide with our 'Bear' project.  We all had a wonderful time and an even more wonderful lunch, it was Bearrrrrrrilliant! laugh

Year 5/6 Cheshire Football Champions, by Mrs Grice

Date: 29th Jan 2016 @ 1:25pm


County Champions
On Thursday 28th January, Mossley Primary School entered an u11 boys team into the Jeff Smith Cup (also known as the Cheshire School Finals). The boys had earned a place at the finals after winning the local Datastor Cup against all the other primary schools in Congleton. 
The competition took place at Crewe Soccer Centre and the teams that attended were from all over Cheshire – from Chester to Warrington. Although Mossley had never competed against any of the other schools present, they were soon well aware of the talent they were up against. Mossley were entered into group ‘A’, along with: Stockton Heath, Warrington; Kingsley, Elsmere Port and St Mary’s, Crewe. 
The first group game saw Mossley come out 3 -1 winners after an early scare, after going one-nil down against St Mary’s. Next, they played a very resolute Kingsley side in which Mossley won 1 – 0 after hitting the woodwork on three separate occasions. In the final group game, Mossley came out as 4 – 1 winners against Stockton Heath, again, after conceding the first goal.
 As a result of winning all three group games, Mossley proceeded to the knockout stages. The quarter finals saw the boys come up against Westbrook Old Hall, Warrington. By this point, the team had really hit their stride and were comfortable 3 – 0 winners. 
The semi – final was a much more closely contested game which saw Mossley come up against a very determined Stockton Heath team, whom were out for revenge after their 1 – 4 defeat in the group stages. After the final whistle, the score was still tied at 0 – 0 which meant that extra time was needed. After a further five minutes of football, the score was still level. The penalty shootout caused a little controversy as – after half of the kicks – Mossley were wrongly awarded the win when there were still more penalties to take which gave Stockton a chance to bring it back. After much confusion, The penalties were resumed for Mossley to step up and score the deciding penalty which saw them go through to the final.
Three minutes into the final, Mossley once again went 1 – 0 down and although they raised their game and dominated the play, they still got to the half time interval, trailing the game against a very well organised King’s Chester team. However, what followed can only be described as ‘magical football’. For boys aged 9-11, what they produced on the pitch was breath-taking. Their determination, persistence and team work meant that they recovered from the deficit to cruise to a well-deserved 3 – 1 win. 

Mossley Primary School are extremely proud of the boys who took part in the competition and look forward to seeing how well they do in the North of England finals which are due to take place in Doncaster during the month of March. Ben Heades (team manager) said, “The boys did themselves proud and their attitude and approach to the tournament was a credit to the school. I’m very excited to see what the boys can do against the best teams from the north of England.”

Staff members son chosen for Team GB, by Mrs Grice

Date: 29th Jan 2016 @ 9:55am

Following on from the whole town Inset in October last year around growth mindset Mossley School welcomed an under 24 GB athlete, Jack Schofield, into school this week. An ex Eaton Bank student Jack talked to the children about the challenges he has faced to maintain his fitness whilst studying for an architecture degree at Bath University. Jack spoke to the children about reaching “The pit” and how the journey he had undertaken to get out had needed a growth mindset.  Jack will be representing GB in Austria this summer in the European Championships competing in a middle distance triathlon. Jack is also waiting to hear if he has qualified for the long distance team to race world championships in Oklahoma in September along with the European Championships in Poznan at the end of July. Jack is currently looking for additional sponsorship to enable him to fund races and the possibility of a time trial bike. Should you be in a position to sponsor Jack please contact him at:  jbs31@bath.ac.uk or visit his website at www.jack-schofield.net

Head Boy and Girl (and their deputies) attend the Internet Safety Conference, by Mr Johnson

Date: 8th Feb 2016 @ 12:53pm

On Thursday 29th January, four children were chosed to attend the Barney and Echo Internet Safety Roadshow at Crewe Alexandra Football Club.

On arrival, the children were given the chance to speak to people showing various products that were available to schools.  These included Brainpop, Just2Easy and Chatfoss.

The day begin with a talk from PC Liz Stanton who talked about what the age rating on games mean and the meaning of other safety symbols.  She then went into further details about the best way to play age-appropriate games safely online so that the children could remain safe.  She then gave the children some details on Youtube kids (which blocks out any inapropriate content), on how Childline are there if children see things online that make them feel uncomfortable.  In addition, she showed the children the Share Aware site and the NSPCC site (set up by mumsnet).  Consequently, PC Liz Stanton went on to talk about the effects of gaming.  

That it can:

be addictive,

lead to people copying behaviours of the game,

cause stress,

cause anger and confusion,

show people inappropriate content,

cause hand and wrist cramps,

give you sore eyes and neck,

stop people talking face to face,

cause loneliness.


Later on in the day, a fomer police officer told the children that most passwords can be hacked into within three days and the best way to prevent this is to choose four totally unrelated words and to write them as one word.  It will take 550 years to hack into.  He then went on to tell the children about food printers, pills that can be taken that will mean that passwords will not be necessary and lots of other future technology.


The children will then be sharing this information in a special assembly on Safer Internet Day.

Rotary Club Young Artist Awards, by Mrs Grice

Date: 27th Jan 2016 @ 9:42am

In Friday's assembly the Rotary Club presented our young artists with their pictures and the two winners had their pictures framed.

Indoor Athletics Success, by Mrs Grice

Date: 15th Jan 2016 @ 3:34pm

On Monday 11th January our year 5/6 children took part in an indoor athletics competition, we are very proud of our team who had a very convincing win.

New Head Boy & Girl, by Mrs Grice

Date: 15th Jan 2016 @ 3:22pm

This week we held our new Head Boy & Head Girl elections and our current ones stepped down.

We are pleased to announce Max Woodcock as New Head Boy and Rebecca Sayer as the New Head Girl.

We also elected new deputies,

Deputy Head Boy is Joshua Evett and Deputy Head Girl is Charlotte Shaw.

Thank you to our previous leaders and duputies for all their hard work over the last term and good luck to newly elected pupils.


Prickly Hay Mossley's Key Stage 1 Christmas Hoedown!, by Mrs Swift

Date: 15th Jan 2016 @ 7:20pm


In December the children in Key Stage 1 at Mossley Primary School performed their Christmas production 'Prickly Hay'. It was a nativity musical  with a fun hoedown flavour.  The story of hardworking Sam the stable boy and his faithful friend a jolly, singing Shrew who meet some very special visitors in their stable. With a host of line dancers, beautiful angels, Shepherds and Wise Men dancing and a crowd of donkeys, horses and cows this production has been a super success. The children, family, friends and staff have thoroughly enjoyed 'Prickly Hay' and we are sure that they will be singing the songs for many weeks to come. Mrs Swift (Assistant Head) said "the children have been a privilege to work with and their enthusiasm and talent is simply amazing".

A big thank you to all the parents for the their support throughout and also to the wonderful staff.

Dark Ages Day, by Miss Devereux

Date: 16th Dec 2015 @ 9:18am

Hooray Hooray it's the Dark Ages Day!!

Everyone came into school dressed for the Dark Ages, ready for a fierce battle!

The children began their victorious Viking day by playing a game of strategy which involved rival tribes battling against each other to dominate Britain. 

One of the key questions the children discussed was how Britain was developed through a collection of different groups of people. We then made this relevant to their identity in society, realising how we all have different hair colour, skin colour and other visible differences, understanding that it is still the same today!

In groups, we explored different factors that influenced settlements and mind mapped what we would need in choosing a desirable location.

Using maps of the UK, we researched different towns and cities that include Saxon names, some were local including Astbury (bury means fortified land) and Macclesfield (field means a field). 

We then created our own Saxon settlement on a map and named them after the Saxons. 

After break, we moved onto learning about the Vikings, discovering how gruesome they really were! We learnt how they travelled to Britain on longships, which had flat bottoms so that they could venture through rivers easily.

Before lunch, the children were shown some pictures of objects from Sutton Hoo.  They were then asked to describe one object to their partner and they had to draw it (wthout looking).

After our Dark Age lunch, we rushed out to the field where we built a roaring fire, and furthermore began designing and building our own Anglo Saxon hut out of materials we rummaged to find in the forest. 

Finally, we learnt some listening and note taking skills by carefully selecting key information about the Dark Ages which was being read out to us. 

If you would like to take part in more hands-on archaeological fun, then Mr Machin is running a holiday school on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of December. You can come for just one day, or all three!

Further details can be found at: 


If you would like to book a place, please email cmachin1980@gmail.com


Cirque du Mossley, by Mrs Swift

Date: 30th Nov 2015 @ 9:13pm

Cirque du Mossley...........came to town!

Over the last 2 weeks the children in Year 2 have been busy performing in their Cirque du Mossley show. As part of their autumn topic the children learnt a variety of circus acts and magic tricks. They have written poetry, instructions for how to paint a clown face and made 3D shapes from nets in order to store the popcorn. They have created their own posters to advertise their circus and made invites to parents.

Firstly the children performed in front of many parents, grandparents and siblings and because of the success of this they decided they wanted to carry the show on and perform in front of 350 children throughout the school!

We had 'hair-raising' hoola hoopers, jugglers, magicians, singing and many other amazing sights to watch. One of the acts was Jack White reading out his instructions for 'how to paint a clown face' and for this Poppy Wimore's Mummy bravely volunteered to have her face painted by Chiara Potts.

When the children performed it in front of the school Mrs Hodgkinson was the 'unlucky' one to have a clown face painted. The children were treated to a juggling competition between Mr Heades, Mrs Hodgkinson and Mr Johnson and the winner was............ Mr Heades.

We have recieved really kind emails about the event letting us know how much parents and children have enjoyed their learning within this topic. Thank you so much for your continued support throughout. Also a big thank you to everyone that helped to get this show on the road.

Lastly a huge THANK YOU to the children of Year 2 for their enthusiasm, courage and fun!


Alan Alan Steve Maths Challenge., by Mrs Ashford Eaton

Date: 30th Nov 2015 @ 5:06pm

Watch the video and tally the number of Alan, Al's, Steve's and Ste's.

Can you:

Add the number of Alan and Steve's together?

Find the difference between the number of Alan's and Steve's?

Multiply the number of Alan's with the number of Steve's?

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