Our News items

Shadows in Year 3, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 11th Oct 2018 @ 3:46pm

Year 3 have been busily studying light and the effect that it has on shadows. They have looked at the position of a light sauce and how this affects the size of the shadows. They leanrt that early in the morning shadows were bigger.

Year 2 Fire of London, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 11th Oct 2018 @ 12:55pm

The year 2 children have been learning all about the great fire of London. They learnt where the fire originated from; studied Samuel Pepys; sketched portraits of Samuel Pepys; wrote their own diary extracts; tasted the bakers breads, describing the different aspects of bread and created bar charts by plotting their own and their peers bread preferences. 

Safety Council, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 9:41am

The children have been nominated to undertake the very important role of safety council members. As part of their role they will monitor road safety around the school area; liaise with our school safe guarding lead and assist with the development of safeguarding plans.

Year 6 digestive system and bodily functions, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 12:18pm

The digestive system has kept the year 6 children busy; learning all about different animals digestion which they then created presentations to deliver their knowledge to their peers. They have also enjoyed learning all about the vessels, lung capacity and role that the heart plays. 

Estimating fun in Year 5., by Miss Young

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 10:21am

The children have been using their estimating skills this morning to find a rough answer to some addition calculations. They have learnt when it would be appropriate to use estimating eg: in the super market. They have also been introduced to the ‘approximately equal to’ symbol and have been using it in their practical maths lesson today.

Reception learn all about Autumn, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 11:14am

What a busy time we are having here in our reception classes. We have incorporated everything Autumn in to our learning. Including Autumn walks; leafy maths; conker counting; autumnal art and sticky letters.

Year 4 Rainforest Topic, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 5th Oct 2018 @ 3:13pm

Year 4 have really enjoyed the topic of the rainforest. The have created all sorts of different animals, learnt about the different layers and the impact of sourcing palm oil. They even got to experience the practical handling of different animal that can be found in the rainforest.

Walk like an Egyptian, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 11:25am

Year 3 have been exploring Ancient Eygpt during topic time. 

Year 5 in outrage!!!, by Miss Young

Date: 8th Oct 2018 @ 9:20pm

Year 5 were in outrage today after receiving a 'letter' from the Department of Education!

The children received a ‘letter’ as a stimulus for their new English unit on newspaper reports. The letter stated that the Department for Education are proposing that UKS2 children lose their morning break and stay at school until 4pm in preparation for their SATs.

The children were outraged at the letter and could not quite believe it! They have used it as a basis to write some fantastic examples of direct and indirect speech, showing what the staff thought about the news.

They are now in the process of using it to write their very own newspaper report. The children have already come up with some fantastic headlines and opening paragraphs and we can’t wait to see their finished product!

Harvest Festival, by Miss Young

Date: 8th Oct 2018 @ 9:25pm

The children sang beautifully during our harvest service. They represented the school brilliantly and did a fantastic job explaining what they think harvest is all about. Thank you to everyone who donated goods, these are all being donated to the store house.

 

Year 5&6 Football League, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 3:38pm

The team had a great start to the football league winning both of their games 10-1 and 4-0. It is set to be a super year for football.

Year 1 look at Great Britain and plot castle, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 5th Oct 2018 @ 12:17pm

Year 1 topic is all about Castles. They have reseached where different castles are situated and spent time plotting them on the map of Great Britain. Initially their accuracy was a little out, but after using the ipads to research each castle and where it was situated they did an amazing job of accurately plotting them.

Crafternoon, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 3:40pm

The children and grandparents really enjoyed thier crafternoon art time in year 2. Thank you to everyone who came and joined us for this event. We look forward to the next!

Reception have a visit from Congleton Fire Department, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 28th Sep 2018 @ 2:03pm

What a treat and educational visit from Congleton Fire Department. The children learnt all about the special suits that they have to wear to protect them from fire; all about the equipment that is used; the fire engine itself; what other 'jobs' they have to attend to.

Crime And Consequences, by Miss Young

Date: 8th Oct 2018 @ 8:59pm

STOP THIEF!

The children had a brilliant time during their ‘Crime and Consequences’ workshop. They started the day by playing a game of Stop Thief! They had to pick another child to follow and do so without being spotted. They had lots of fun and some children were extremely good at keeping a poker face!

The children then learnt all about crimes and the punishments given during the Roman times. They learnt how a verdict was reached and discussed how biased this was. The children then looked at crimes and consequences from the Anglo-Saxons. This linked with lots of the topic work we have done in school and the children enjoyed playing the jury in court!

Next, they moved on to learning about the Tudor times. They learnt all about tithings and wergilds and acted out a scene in a Tudor court. When they reached the Victorian times, the children learnt about the different crimes committed and created freeze frames to portray these for their peers. They had lots of fun trying to spot the different crimes in the street scene freeze frames.

The children finished the day with an interactive game of hangman. They revisited words that they had learnt throughout the workshop such as magistrate, justice and torture. Lots of fun was had by all!

 

During the session, the children were given the given the following scenario…

Your teachers do not turn up for school…what do you think should happen?

The children created their own set of rules including things such as; All teachers should incur a £50 fine, The eldest boy and girl in the school should be in charge and everyone should leave and enter assembly in an orderly fashion.

We talked about how this is following the Rule of Law and we also discussed the importance of democracy and having the right to make that vote of law.

Head boy/girl elections take place, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 26th Sep 2018 @ 9:55am

The year 6 children all presented their speeches to the whole school. They did an amazing job and we are very proud. The whole school voted and the children who were elected were Bobby as head boy and Tyler as deputy; Ella as head girl and Evie as deputy. We know that you will be amazing in your new roles of responsibility. 

Would you like this dance my lady?, by Miss Young

Date: 8th Oct 2018 @ 9:09pm

Tudor Music

The children have had lots of fun learning about music in the Tudor times in our music lessons. They have matched pictures to the names of their instruments and have compared the pictures to instruments that we use today. The children have also learnt about the piece of music, Greensleeves. Can your child tell you who legend says wrote Greensleeves?

They had lots of fun listening to the song and writing about how it made them feel and the importance of music in Tudor times. We finished off the day with some fantastic dancing! The children learnt about when Greensleeves would have typically been played and they learnt a little bit of Tudor style dancing with a partner! They had lots and lots of fun!

Year 6 Stepping into Business, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 10th Jul 2018 @ 9:42am

The children have worked hard to create a restaurant, their activities included: market reseach; menu designs; costings; becoming chefs; kitchen porters and waiting on staff. They have all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and so have the customers.

They have received some tremendous feedback from their customers

"We are so impressed with the whole evening. The level of effort and quality of food was outstanding. The children have clearly loved every minute of the challenge. Thank you to everyone involved and for giving the children this great opportunity." 

"The atmosphere was very welcoming, a real effort made to make the room feel special. The waiting on staff were ectremely polite and attentive and the food was amazing. Can we hire them out for parties?"

"What a lovely meal! And the service... exemplary! Thank you to ecveryone involved, how very special."

"Absolutely an amazing evening! Very professional service and the food was excellent! This was definately a great idea! Well done Mossley!"

"The service this evening has been exceptional! All the waiters & waitresses have done an amazing job, very attentive to all our needs. Huge compliments go to all the chefs, the quality of the food was superb. All the children seem to have thoroughly enjoyed it and this has shone through."

 

Back 2 Back gardens, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 6th Jul 2018 @ 10:38am

Our Eco Club had great fun in Congleton park contributing to the Congleton Plant Up.

Meet Jack (Beware graphic pictures) Bike safety lesson, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 6th Jul 2018 @ 10:00am

This is Jack. He is a year 7 student who attended Mossley school and was popular amongst the children who knew him within the lower years and therefore we believe this is a lesson that the children will really understand.

Jack was out playing in Congleton park with a friend who had a new bike. Jack borrowed his friends bike to try it out without borrowing his friend's helmet.

Having rode the bike for a couple of minutes Jack hit a bump in the path which meant that he lost control and fell hitting his head on the railings.

The attached photos show the result of falling from a bike with no helmet. Jack is very lucky and would like everyone to see what could happen if you ride a bike without a helmet. 

 

Calum passes jujitsu badge, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 2nd Jul 2018 @ 9:44am

Calum did really well in his recent jujitsu grading. Well Done

Cook and Line from Cbeebies come to visit, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 27th Jun 2018 @ 2:47pm

The children really enjoyed a special visit from Cook and Line. They read some fabulous stories and had all of the children laughing.

Year 2 Fire of London, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 18th Jun 2018 @ 3:11pm

The year 2 children throughly enjoyed their Fire of London day. 

Year 4 Science session, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 18th Jun 2018 @ 2:56pm

Some of the Year 4 children had the opportunity to attend a science session ran by Astrazeneca. They all had a great time and learnt all about how light travells through different materials and the amount of carbon dioxide in liquids such as coke; lemonade and fizzy water.

May King and Queen are crowned, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 18th May 2018 @ 6:42pm

What a wonderful ceremony for the crowning of our May King and Queen and our retiring party from last year.

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