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Dark Ages Day, by Miss Devereux

Date: 16th Dec 2015 @ 9:18am

Hooray Hooray it's the Dark Ages Day!!

Everyone came into school dressed for the Dark Ages, ready for a fierce battle!

The children began their victorious Viking day by playing a game of strategy which involved rival tribes battling against each other to dominate Britain. 

One of the key questions the children discussed was how Britain was developed through a collection of different groups of people. We then made this relevant to their identity in society, realising how we all have different hair colour, skin colour and other visible differences, understanding that it is still the same today!

In groups, we explored different factors that influenced settlements and mind mapped what we would need in choosing a desirable location.

Using maps of the UK, we researched different towns and cities that include Saxon names, some were local including Astbury (bury means fortified land) and Macclesfield (field means a field). 

We then created our own Saxon settlement on a map and named them after the Saxons. 

After break, we moved onto learning about the Vikings, discovering how gruesome they really were! We learnt how they travelled to Britain on longships, which had flat bottoms so that they could venture through rivers easily.

Before lunch, the children were shown some pictures of objects from Sutton Hoo.  They were then asked to describe one object to their partner and they had to draw it (wthout looking).

After our Dark Age lunch, we rushed out to the field where we built a roaring fire, and furthermore began designing and building our own Anglo Saxon hut out of materials we rummaged to find in the forest. 

Finally, we learnt some listening and note taking skills by carefully selecting key information about the Dark Ages which was being read out to us. 

If you would like to take part in more hands-on archaeological fun, then Mr Machin is running a holiday school on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of December. You can come for just one day, or all three!

Further details can be found at: 

http://cmachin1980.wix.com/learningletloose#!archaeology/gw480

If you would like to book a place, please email cmachin1980@gmail.com

 

Cirque du Mossley, by Mrs Swift

Date: 30th Nov 2015 @ 9:13pm

Cirque du Mossley...........came to town!

Over the last 2 weeks the children in Year 2 have been busy performing in their Cirque du Mossley show. As part of their autumn topic the children learnt a variety of circus acts and magic tricks. They have written poetry, instructions for how to paint a clown face and made 3D shapes from nets in order to store the popcorn. They have created their own posters to advertise their circus and made invites to parents.

Firstly the children performed in front of many parents, grandparents and siblings and because of the success of this they decided they wanted to carry the show on and perform in front of 350 children throughout the school!

We had 'hair-raising' hoola hoopers, jugglers, magicians, singing and many other amazing sights to watch. One of the acts was Jack White reading out his instructions for 'how to paint a clown face' and for this Poppy Wimore's Mummy bravely volunteered to have her face painted by Chiara Potts.

When the children performed it in front of the school Mrs Hodgkinson was the 'unlucky' one to have a clown face painted. The children were treated to a juggling competition between Mr Heades, Mrs Hodgkinson and Mr Johnson and the winner was............ Mr Heades.

We have recieved really kind emails about the event letting us know how much parents and children have enjoyed their learning within this topic. Thank you so much for your continued support throughout. Also a big thank you to everyone that helped to get this show on the road.

Lastly a huge THANK YOU to the children of Year 2 for their enthusiasm, courage and fun!

 

Alan Alan Steve Maths Challenge., by Mrs Ashford Eaton

Date: 30th Nov 2015 @ 5:06pm

Watch the video and tally the number of Alan, Al's, Steve's and Ste's.

Can you:

Add the number of Alan and Steve's together?

Find the difference between the number of Alan's and Steve's?

Multiply the number of Alan's with the number of Steve's?

Addition Mastery Challenge, by Miss Young

Date: 24th Nov 2015 @ 11:35am

Today, some of the Year 3 children were able to 'be the teacher.' They used their knowledge of the partitioning method to plan and teach a short session to explain to a group of Year 2 children how to partition numbers correctly to add. They had lots of fun and thought about how they needed to explain the method to the children in a clear and easily understandable way. They set up the session and did a super job of being the teacher and showing the Year 2's how to partition. They all had lots of fun! A big well done to the Year 2 and 3 children that were involved. You were all super!

Reading Buddies, by Miss Young

Date: 19th Nov 2015 @ 3:49pm

Today we started our reading buddy scheme where the children have the chance to read to or be read to by other children. We have been lucky enough that today half of Mr Gregory's class have come to our class to either hear us read or read to us in a small group. We had lots of fun and are already looking forwards to next week! If a Year 6 child has heard a Year 3 child read, they will write this in their planner. Take a look at our pictures!

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.

Year 6 Scary Story Day & Lunch, by Mrs Grice

Date: 4th Nov 2015 @ 2:06pm

 

Year 3 D&T Bugtopia Day, by Miss Young

Date: 26th Oct 2015 @ 9:35am

On Thursday Year 3 had a BUGTASTIC day!

The children started by finishing their designs for their bug houses and thinking about the different materials they would need to build their bug houses. We then went on a hunt outside to find any extra materials that we might need such as mud, leaves and twigs.

After we had gathered all the materials we needed, the building began! There was lots of creativity and also LOTS of mess...but most of all happy children.

The children all built a SUPER bug house and when they were finished, they placed them in the school grounds to make 'Critter Close' where we are hoping to find lots of bugs enjoying their holidays!

Take a look at our pictures to see what we got up to and how much fun we had!

Harvest, by Miss Young

Date: 8th Oct 2015 @ 3:15pm

We had such a brilliant time this morning at the harvest festival. We walked to church with the Year 2 and Year 4 children. Mr Taylor carried out the service where we were all able to go to the front of the church and hand in the tins that we had contributed.

We all sang some great harvest hymns together and prayed together to thank God for the harvest. Year 3 told the story of 'The Flying Pizza'. We talked about where the different ingredients came from and how far they travel around the world. If we had a mediterranian pizza, the ingredients would travel a total of 23,000 miles around the world before arriving in the UK to make our yummy pizzas!

The readers in church did us proud and used their big voices to tell the story. Thank you to anyone who helped us on our walk to and from the church.

 

Miss Young and Mrs Hodgkinson.

Year 2's First Secret Storyteller!, by Mrs Swift

Date: 30th Sep 2015 @ 10:31pm

The Giant Jam Sandwich!!

Last week Mrs Swift's and Mrs Utteridge's class had their first brilliant Secret Storyteller. Mr Smallman (Oliver's Dad) read us the exciting story of 'The Giant Jam Sandwich' by John Vernon Lord. From a range of storytelling props to a PERFECT Italian voice-the children were mesmerized!

To top it all off Oliver and his Dad have created their own imaginative illustrations for the story. You must take a look. This PDF can be found below.

A big thank you to the Smallman family.

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.