Our News items

European Languages Day, by Mrs Grice

Date: 22nd Sep 2016 @ 12:50pm

Wow, what a fantastic day we have had celebrating European Day of Languages. The children made such an effort to come dressed in the colours of their country or in traditional dress and they all looked fab!
The school has had a real buzz of excitement with all of the classes enjoying a range of activities.

Reception have learnt all about the United Kingdom and done a virtual tour stopping off at different landmarks including Buckingham Palace.
Year 1 have used water colours and pastels to create a piece of art including the French flag and the Eiffel Tower.
Year 2 have enjoyed tasting some traditional German foods and created a collage of Brandenburg Gate.
Year 3 have enjoyed making Spanish fans and tasting some Spanish chorizo and tortilla.
Year 4 have enjoyed making some pasta and also having a go at using the green screen.
Year 5 have used the iPads to create an ebook about Finland and they have made some Finnish gingerbread.
Year 6 have enjoyed making traditional Greek pots and writing their own play scripts.

Farewell to Mr Gregory, by Mrs Grice

Date: 22nd Jul 2016 @ 10:01am

Today is a sad day and also a celebration, not only do our year 6's leave and move on to the next stage of their lives, Mr Andrew Gregory is saying farewell to Mossley school after 23 years with us.

All the staff wish him well on his adventures, sailing around the Greek Islands with his dad and thats just for starters.

You will be sorely missed Mr Gregory by staff and pupils. Good luck with all that you go on to do in the future. 

 

Year 1 - Bibles, by Mrs Grice

Date: 22nd Jul 2016 @ 11:19am

On Wednesday Reverand David Taylor visited our current year 1 classes to present them with their own named copy of 'The Children's Bible'

Year 5 Bronze Challenge Award Day, by Mrs Grice

Date: 22nd Jul 2016 @ 11:11am

On Wednesday all the year 5 children took part in different activities with 'Ranger Dan' as part of their Bronze Challenge Award.

They had a fantastic day making dens, fire lighting, toasting marshmallows and team building exercises.

Stepping in to Business, by Mrs Grice

Date: 19th Jul 2016 @ 11:41am

On Friday evening at the PTA BBQ, the year 6 children set up their stalls to sell their wares, there was a huge array of enterprising ideas, from keyrings to t-shirts to bird boxes.

Year 6 have been working on their products since finishing their SAT's, planning and brain storming then putting their ideas in to practice.

Well done!

Year 6 Evening of Fun, by Mrs Grice

Date: 22nd Jul 2016 @ 1:42pm

On Monday 18th July the year 6 children had a surprise evening of fun arranged by the teachers and the PTA.

They had a BBQ and were delighted to see 'Bubble Football' and all had a fantastic evening.

Junior Safety Officer News, by Mrs Grice

Date: 18th Jul 2016 @ 1:14pm

Harry Bonney and Anna Raaff have worked really hard this year as our schools 'Junior Safety Officers'. Their responsibilities have been to read out monthly bulletins at school assemblies, keep the notice board up to date, run competitions throughout the year and update their work book of their activities.

In June Harry and Anna's workbook was sent off to 'Safer Schools & Young Persons Partnership' at Cheshire Constabulary, to be judged. They were thrilled to be awarded 2nd place and were presented with a medal, a certificate and a gift voucher in a school assembly.

KS2 - Production 'Hoodwinked', by Mrs Grice

Date: 14th Jul 2016 @ 8:52am

On Tuesday and Wednesday the whole of Key Stage 2 took part in the production 'Hoodwinked' based on the outlaw Robin Hood. 

The children and staff worked so hard to produce amazing performances on both days, well done to all!

Thank you to, firstly, the children who gave it their all, to Mrs Harrison, Miss Young and staff.

Underwater Street Trip - Reception, by Mrs Grice

Date: 11th Jul 2016 @ 8:40am

What a fantastic day we all had on our adventure to ‘Liverpool Underwater Street’!

We started the day on a double decker coach which was very exciting and off we went.  The ‘Underwater Street’ is a discovery centre full of various activities and workshops that allowed us to imagine, explore and learn practically in a fun, practical way J

As soon as we arrived we all had a drink and snack and listened to the staff explain all the wonderful opportunities that were available.  The children then had chance to explore the ‘Street’ which included a pizza restaurant, vets, supermarket, building site and plenty of dressing up.  We had choices to make travel bags, 3D flowers, magnets, bath bombs and smelly, slippery slime as a part of the workshops where the staff explained how each process worked.  There was also a ‘smelling wall’, water exploration, panning for gold, a ‘shadows’ room, cave with stalactites and our favourite climbing wall.  We were amazed at having the chance to paint a real car and the walls!!!!!!!

Lunch was also a fun, sociable time as we all sat together at tables and thoroughly enjoyed our picnic bags! (Thank you Mrs Speak J)  Soon it was time for our ‘Science’ workshop where we learnt how to make and move huge bubbles and watched as one of each class became a ‘professor’ and helped to invent an exploding potion.  It was fascinating!

All too soon it was time to leave with our bags of creative goodies and happy, smiling faces.  What a wonderful day and an exciting educational place to visit!  The children were a delight to take out of school as their behaviour was impeccable and a real credit to our school, we were very proud J

A huge thank you to all our helpers who came with us and helped us to manage a superb day for everyone!!

New School Meal system- Amazing, by Mrs Grice

Date: 14th Jun 2016 @ 2:34pm

Yesterday we launched the new school meal system and what an improvemnet to the previous one.

The children were extremely happy as there was no queuing and they all got extra play time with their friends. The new Deli bar has been a huge hit with lots of fresh and varied choice.

Well done to all.

 

Year 5 Visit to Lyme Park, by Mrs Grice

Date: 23rd May 2016 @ 10:21am

On Wednesday 18th May year 5 visited Lyme Park in connection with their topic work. 

The children were split into groups and did an orienteering exercise using maps to find questions marked. They had so much fun and were extremly competetive.

After a very wet lunch break they then made the walk up 'Cage Hill' to sketch the fantastic view, noting the differences between the urban view and the rural view which could be seen clearly from the same vantage point.

A fun day was had by all.

Look at our fantastic NEW school lunch at Mossley Kitchen, by Mrs Grice

Date: 13th May 2016 @ 12:50pm

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

                                                                   £880.40

Well done everyone and thanks for taking part.

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

 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rosshaircut?

Thank you

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.

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

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.

 

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

 

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.

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'