Our News items

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

PRICKLY HAY

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.

Children in Need 2015, by Mrs Grice

Date: 17th Nov 2015 @ 2:02pm

Well done everybody!! and thank you.

You raised a huge Pudsy £693.65

(£231.10 raised from the cake sale & £462.55 from non uniform)

Junior Safety Officer , by Mrs Grice

Date: 11th Nov 2015 @ 11:56am

Meet our new junior safety officers Anna and Harry.

A competition was held to design a 'Safety' poster and the winners were Poppy and Lily.

 

Trampoline Champion, by Mrs Grice

Date: 11th Nov 2015 @ 11:48am

A huge Congratulations to Chloe Blench who travelled with 'Stoke Elite' to compete in a Trampolining competition and won the Gold Medal!!

 

Book Fair, by Mrs Grice

Date: 4th Nov 2015 @ 2:31pm

Thank you for all your support at the recent book fair.

You have earned for our school a massive £746 to spend on books for school.

 

 

Year 4 receive a letter from Buckingham Palace!, by Mrs Grice

Date: 4th Nov 2015 @ 1:49pm

On Tuesday 3rd November Year 4 received a letter from Buckingham Palace thanking them for their lovely messages,photographs  and questions for Her Majesty.

On the 9th September we celebrated the Queen being the longest reigning British Monarch.

In the morning we compared Queen Elizabeth II to Queen Victoria, we each made a union jack flag to wave at our lunchtime 'street' party.

During the afternoon  we made bunting with pictures of the Queens favourite things and some of us wrote letters to the Queen, congratulating her and asking her some questions.

Tag Rugby Team Triumph!, by Mrs Grice

Date: 29th Sep 2015 @ 11:03am

On Saturday afternoon Mossley Primary school took part in the Congleton Rugby Club’s “World Cup” competition. The school had two teams – a year 3 / 4 team and a year 5 / 6 team.

The inexperienced year 3 / 4 team were amazing and showed great team spirit and some amazing skills and drew one match and won their other two pool matches. However, this was not quite enough to see them through to the semi-finals.

The year 5/6 team got off to a great start and quickly got into the pool matches. Amazing running and supporting skills were on show throughout the team and there were moments of individual brilliance. All this combined meant we topped our group and met Havannah in the semi finals. The team yet again worked well together and produced some brilliant try’s and team pressure ensured “tag turnovers”.  This victory saw us into the final to play Buglawton. The children rose to the occasion and showed that they were worthy victors.

Well done to all both teams and a huge thank you to all the parents for their support.

Our tag rugby future is bright the future is Mossley!!!!

Brave Staff Abseil for Charity!, by Mrs Grice

Date: 28th Sep 2015 @ 10:34am

On Saturday 19th September a very brave Miss Hughes and Mrs Grice donned big pants and abseiled from the top of the Clock Tower at the Trafford Centre for Charity.

The charities they are supporting, which are close to their hearts are:

Crohns & Colitis UK

Macmillan

Christies

Prostate Cancer

If you look very closely at photos you will see them about a third of the way down the tower face.