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Rotary Club Swimmathon, by Mrs Grice

Date: 9th May 2016 @ 1:11pm

Rotary Club Swimathon 2016


The Mossley teams have all now handed in their sponsor money and the totals raised are amazing.

The Mossley Sharks raised-                    £228.30

The Mossley Dolphins raised-                 £226.50

The Mossley Turtles raised-                    £425.60

Total sponsor money raised by just 16 children


Well done everyone and thanks for taking part.

Year 3 Walk Around Mossley, by Miss Young

Date: 9th May 2016 @ 4:56pm

On Thursday 5th May the Year 3 classes had a wonderful day! As a part of our new topic, we spent the morning studying the local area. We walked from School on a selected route around Mossley, stopping at The Queen's Head public house for juice and biscuits before returning back to school.

On our walk, we mapped out the route that we followed, also adding in OS symbols to show the different points that we passes. Furthermore, we looked at the different services available close to our school including convinienve shops, take-aways and transport stations.

We also did a timed survey of how many cars passed our group within 2 minutes and repeated again for how many people passed us.

When we returned to school we compared and evaluated our results and discussed why we had the results that we did.

We then spent the afternoon sketching and completing observational drawings of the different landscapes around us.


We had a super day! Thank you for all of the staff and parent helpers that attended and helped to make our trip possible. :) Pictures will follow soon!

Primary Dance Festival, by Miss Young

Date: 9th May 2016 @ 5:00pm

On Wednesday 4th May, some of the Year 3 children took part in the Primary Dance Festival that took place at Eaton Bank Academy. On the day the children left school at 12:30 to attend EBA for rehearsals with the other 
Primary Schools that were taking part.

In the evening the children returned in their costumes and with their hair done, ready to perform. They were absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Mrs Hodgkinson and Miss Young were so proud of them and how well they did. If you were unable to watch this, they will be performing again at the crowning of the May King and Queen at School on Friday 13th May.

Come and join the Year 3 superstars for their 'tea party!'

Pictures to follow soon!

Ross' Head Shave for Alder Hey, by Mrs Grice

Date: 4th May 2016 @ 11:45am

On Tuesday 3rd May, Ross Speight who works for Multiflex (Our Sports Providers) participated in a sponsored head shave. He is raising money for Alder Hey Childrens Hospital. James who is undergoing treatment at the hospital at the momenthelped Mrs Cropper to shave Ross' head and also requested that Ross wore a Manchester United Shirt, which for Ross, was more difficult than the head shave.

James' mum and Dad would like to thank everbody for their support and a huge thank you Ross.

Over £1000 has been raised so far, if you would like to donate please click on the link below


Thank you

Sports for Schools, by Miss Holland

Date: 29th Apr 2016 @ 10:31am

How exciting to see Hannah Whelen, an Olympic gymnast, in school today to promote sports for schools and help us to take part in our sponsored circuit training!

Phew! That was hard work but greeeeaaaaattttt FUN!  We had to jump the bench, scissor jumps, mountain climbers, leg wiggles and star jumps to finally cheer on the rest of our friends. laugh

We certainly earned our sponsor money so a great BIG THANK YOU to all our friends and family who have sponsored us yes (money due next week)

Our School Pond, by Miss Holland

Date: 26th Apr 2016 @ 3:14pm

yesWoW what an exciting afternoon we have had!  We went for a walk down to our school pond to look at the tadpoles that have hatched out of the frogspawn.  How lucky are we to see the tadpoles in their natural environment especially as we are learning all about the lifecycle of a Frog!  The sun kept peeping out so we could see the tadpoles more clearly and share our squeals of delight as we noticed their wiggling tails in the water amongst the leaves.  cool  We were also delighted to see the spring flowers blooming in the woodlands...........

New Head Boy & Girl, by Mrs Grice

Date: 22nd Apr 2016 @ 11:18am

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

We are pleased to announce Harry Bowyer as New Head Boy and Eloise Williams as the New Head Girl.

We also elected new deputies,

Deputy Head Boy is Finlay MacCuish and Deputy Head Girl is Ella Johnson.

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

Choir to Station House, by Miss Young

Date: 24th Apr 2016 @ 10:30am

On Thursday some of the choir went to Station House Day Centre with Miss Young to sing a few songs for the elderly. They were an absolute credit to the school and sung their hearts out. The ladies and gentlemen that we sang for really enjoyed the afternoon and had a great time joining in with some of the songs. We can't wait to go again soon!

The Queen's 90th Birthday celebration week, by Mrs Grice

Date: 15th Apr 2016 @ 1:46pm

On Friday 15th April we celebrated the Queens 90th Birthday!!

The children and staff dressed up & were themed around the decades, each year group had a different decade to cover. (see info below) and a themed lunch based on British Classics. 

Over the week the children worked in groups and collated information spanning the 90 years of the queens life.

There was  a special assembly where each class did a short presentation about what they have learnt over the week.

Reception classes   -           Wear red, white & blue

Year 1                                    -           The noughties (00’s) and now

Year 2                                    -           80’s & 90’s

Year 3                                    -           60’s & 70’s

Year 4                                    -           40’s & 50’s

Year 5                                    -           20’s & 30’s

Year 6                                    -           The future

All the children made a fantastic effort with their outfits and had a fun packed week.

Easter Service, by Miss Holland

Date: 21st Mar 2016 @ 12:27pm

We had a wonderful Easter service at Mossley church today with the Reverend Taylor.  We thought about 'Spring', new life, flowers and growth.  Rev.Taylor planted some sunflower seeds and we discussed what is needed to help them to grow.  Rev. Taylor then made the link between Spring and Easter for us, comparing the seed in the soil growing up into a flower to Jesus dying and coming alive again.  He then gave us the pots to take back to school with us and watch grow.  We enjoyed singing our Easter songs and reciting our poem.  

Once back to school we celebrated 'Palm Sunday' by creating our own palm leaves and holding a procession around the playground pretending to welcome Jesus into town......"Hosanna to the King!"   We are looking forward to the rest of the week and the many Easter activities in store laugh

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.

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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.

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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

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