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Year 1 Have fun learning to sew, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 16th Feb 2017 @ 2:16pm

The Year 1 children were very lucky, they had some very talented volunteers come to visit. They were taught how to sew and made puppets which was in keeping with their class topic.

 

Year 6 Volcanoes Erupt, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 9th Feb 2017 @ 3:06pm

After lots of hard work, we had an amazing time errupting our volcanoes. Our whole class smells of vinegar now. We mixed together bicarbonate of soda with washing up liquid and vinegar, the different items all had a reaction together, which resulted in an explosion. 

 

Safer Internet week Safety Officers assembly, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 10th Feb 2017 @ 2:31pm

Today we enjoyed a very informative assembly hosted by our junior safety officers, they advised us of the importance of creating a positive digital footprint. We learnt that everything we put on the internet will be there forever and how hurtful mean comments can upset people. Thank you for such an interesting presentation. Well Done!

 

Safer Internet Week, by Mr Johnson

Date: 8th Feb 2017 @ 10:36am

This week, the children have been learning about being safe online.  We have learnt how old you should be to use certain social networks, how to create a strong password, we have written and signed a digital pledge, how to deal with spam and how photographs can be edited online and how this doesn't always reflect reality.

 

Click on this link to read more about social media age restrictions. https://theparentingskill.com/what-age-can-my-child-get-a-social-media-account/

Year 4 Experiment with eggs, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 3rd Feb 2017 @ 3:00pm

In science, we tested how different liquids reacted to our teeth we used eggshells to represent our teeth. We soaked eggs in different liquids for 1 week. The different liquids we used were coke, milk, water, orange juice and vinegar. The water made the egg shell turn a darker but didn't change the egg inside. The coke and vinegar cracked the eggshell and turned it a darker colour. We now know that coke and vinegar are not good for our teeth. The orange juice made the eggshell really slippery. We really enjoyed learning about the effect different things have on our teeth. Report written by Ella Knibbs year 4

 

Epic Year 4, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 3rd Feb 2017 @ 2:31pm

This week in English our topic was Greek Myths, we created Greek monsters, whilst writing about them we used expanded noun phrases to describe. We used the green screen to plot the Greek timeline which was great fun. This taught us about things such as the classic period and Alexander the Great taking over as the ruler of Greece. Report written by Ruby Downing & Holly Egerton Year 4

 

 

Year 6 Volcanoes, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 3rd Feb 2017 @ 11:50am

For the last week, we have been designing a 3d volcano. The materials we used were as follows:Paint (a lot of it); newspaper and kitchen roll; a plastic bottle and tape. We have been screwing the newspapeer into balls and sticking them together with PVA glue around the plastic bottle. Then we covered it with kitchen roll. After that, we painted it with either grey, brown or black paint for the base colour. We then dry brushed, which is one of the new techniques we used, and highlighted the parts that stuck out giving it a more realistic touch. We then made it drip with red and yellow paint for the lava. This has been a very fun experience and we hope to do it again. Report written by Jack Walker, Noah Negus and Ellis Statham Year 6. Watch this space for the next stage..........

 

Year 1The 3 Little Pigs, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 1st Feb 2017 @ 11:28am

The Year 1 children had great fun acting out the roles in the 3 Little Pigs. They worked hard within teams and swapped between roles of narrator and actor. Some of the comments whilst they were working: "I'm going to do this in an angry voice now" "I love being the wolf" "Shall I pretend this pig is really brave?"

 

Year 6 Super Tasters, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 26th Jan 2017 @ 11:14am

Today we did a science experiment to find out, who in class is a super taster. We used blue food colouring as it does not stick to tastebuds, then we counted the number of tastebuds we each have. It was really fun and interesting testing how well you taste. I think that doctors could carry this out. Report written by Jacob Cowling Year 6

     

Science at Blackfirs, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 30th Jan 2017 @ 10:52am

On Thursday morning, six year 4 pupils went to Black Firs Primary School to take part in science activities.  Led by scientists from Astra Zeneca, they learnt how to make a lava lamp using water, oil, food colouring and a few drops of washing up liquid.  Also they learnt how to extract DNA from bananas, which was quite amazing!

 

Year 3 Hanukkah, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 25th Jan 2017 @ 10:06am

Today in R.E we ate potato cakes to show how much oil is in the lamp. We made a dreidel because it is a jewish symbol game/spinning top. We learnt that Hanukkah is an 8 day celebration that celebrates the Jewish win against the Greeks years ago. The Hanukkah is 8 days because the oil in the lamp burnt for 8 days, however it was only supposed to last for 1 day it was a miracle. Report written By Jack White Year 3

 

Popera came to visit Choir, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 24th Jan 2017 @ 1:56pm

 The choir children got to spend an afternoon with Popera. We really enjoyed it, it was so much fun and entertaining as we got to be a bit silly making up actions and doing different dances to each song. We learnt some opera tracks and some pop tracks where we practiced different pitches, harmonies and melodys. Report written by Edie Whitehead and Alice Maddocks year 6

Indoor Athletics, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 26th Jan 2017 @ 3:25pm

Indoor Athletics

On Monday 16th January, Mossley took part in an indoor athletics competition at Eaton Bank Academy. Along with 3 other Congleton Schools from the Eaton Bank Cluster, Year 5 and 6 children from Mossley competed in a range of track and field events, spanning from sprints to hurdles, triple jumps to soft javelin throws. As always, the children’s attitude whilst at the event, in terms of both their behaviour and their approach towards their chosen disciplines, was very impressive. And although the events that the children did compete in were mainly individual events, they demonstrated fantastic team spirit, showing support for all of our pupils.

Mossley were very competitive in all the events and their overall performance meant that they won the competition. They now progress through to the next round at Sandbach High in February. Here they will compete against schools from Sandbach, Holmes Chapel, Alsager and another school from the Congleton High Cluster.

New Head Boy/Girl and their deputies are elected, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 23rd Jan 2017 @ 2:32pm

Our new Head children have been elected, they will spend the next term representing the school at different events and chair our school council meetings. We wish them great success in their roles.

   

Keystrings at Christmas, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 21st Dec 2016 @ 1:44pm

Today, we were really lucky to have Keystrings come to visit us. They taught us all about the string family that includes: violin, double bass and the chello. We liked how there were bits of comedy and how they made us all laugh. We liked how they played the instruments in harmony and did it to modern songs. Some children were also allowed to take part by playing the instruments. They helped us to make a picture in our head using music and taught us if the instrument is bigger the sound is lower: By Lauren Hillier and Maise Walker Year 5

Christmas French, by Miss Young

Date: 13th Dec 2016 @ 4:01pm

Today the reception children have learnt all about how Christmas is celebrated in France. They have learnt about what happens on Christmas Eve and that the children might leave their shoes by the fireplace for 'Père Noël' to fill with presents and sweeties. We have tasted pain au chocolat and have made a special Christmas box and brought home a croissant to try a little bit of French food.

Choir sing carols at Heliosa, by Mrs Grice

Date: 8th Dec 2016 @ 10:14am

A group of children from the school's choir visited Heliosa Nursing Home on Boundary Lane to sing Christmas Carols . All who attended were delighted with the beautiful performance. Well done!

Donation of Hi Vis Vests!, by Mrs Grice

Date: 7th Dec 2016 @ 8:59am

We would like to thank Chris Hamriding from 'Chris Hamriding Lettings & Estate Agents' in Congleton who visited Mossley Primary School and kindly donated 60 hi vis vests to our Reception children. These will also be used for our year 1 children too!

This enables our children to be seen and to be safe when they go on local visits i.e. to the post box or to church.

Thank you

 

 

 

Girls Football get a Sponsor!, by Mrs Grice

Date: 6th Dec 2016 @ 2:37pm

We have been fortunate to receive sponsorship for the Girls Football team from PC Produce Ltd, Mrs Carole Conde their accounts manager took time out of her busy schedule to visit our school and meet the children. This is the first time the girls have had their own kit and they look very smart and every bit a team! 

PC Produce Ltd is based in Congleton and supply fresh fruit and vegatables, prepared vegatables, dairy products and a large range of dry goods/storeroom products. Where possible they source their products direct from local growers. For more information please contact 01260 275291

Please click here to contact PC Produce Ltd

 

Choir visiting Station House, by Mrs Grice

Date: 6th Dec 2016 @ 12:23pm

A group of children from the school's choir visited Station house to perform. All who attended were delighted with the beautiful voices, they were especially pleased with the solo performances from Edie Whitehead and Mr Johnson.

PTA Christmas Fair - The calm before the storm!, by Mrs Grice

Date: 2nd Dec 2016 @ 3:47pm

Samaritans purse - Mungo the OCC Bear, by Mrs Grice

Date: 2nd Dec 2016 @ 2:48pm

Due to being one of the first 100 schools to reply to the recent shoe box appeal, we have been lucky enough to receive a very special little bear, please meet Mungo!

Mungo now lives at our school.

After Christmas watch this space as there will be fun games to be played with Mungo.

You donated 80 shoeboxes, thank you.

A growth mindset from a GB athlete’s perspective., by Mrs Grice

Date: 12th Dec 2016 @ 11:36am

A growth mindset from a GB athlete’s perspective.

Jack Schofield visited Mossley Primary school to encourage our children to embrace a growth mindset.   This was Jack’s second visit to school to help motivate and inspire our children. During his presentation he explained the qualities and skills needed to adopt a growth mindset and the personal rewards when you do. His motto is “Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard”.

Jack represented GB this summer in the European and World Long distance triathlon Championships where he won silver and bronze medals. Jack talked through the ups and downs of his race days and how he had to go into the pit and find the growth mindset to pull himself out to enable him to succeed. His races last about 9 hours and the children were amazed to think that he raced for longer than a school day.

Jack’s visit was the introduction to our new Fabulous Friday’s at Mossley. On Fabulous Fridays we celebrate the children who have shown a growth mindset and reward them for their achievements, friendship qualities and citizenship. The children will enter the “Hall of Fame”.

The school council came up with the ideas and the Head boy and Head girl with their deputies visited A D Profile to meet a designer who helped them to design and produce our new certificates. Our thanks goes to them for giving the children such a lasting and rewarding experience.

Fabulous Fridays will also see some pupils being served their lunch sitting at a VIP table. These children will have been chosen by our Midday Assistants and kitchen staff for their good manners. 

Christmas Production practice, by Mrs Grice

Date: 29th Nov 2016 @ 2:38pm

Practice is well under way for our Christmas performances.

Junior Recycling officers, by Mrs Grice

Date: 28th Nov 2016 @ 3:16pm

Recycling

Today saw the visit of Mrs Hodges from Cheshire East council. She is the school re-cycling representative.

She firstly met with our re-cycling officers: Maddy Downing and Tyker Meakin from year 6 and Anna Meir and Joshua Michael from year 5. They were introduced to Phil the Bin.

Our re-cycling officers thought of some really exciting competitions for the whole school to take part in throughout the year. Watch this space!

Mrs Hodges then led a school assembly stressing the importance of re-cycling and reminding the children of the 3 R's: reduce, re-use and re-cycle/ The children then eagerly sorted some rubbish into the correct bins.