Our News items

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


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.

Tag Rugby Sucess!!, by Mrs Grice

Date: 28th Nov 2016 @ 9:40am

On Sunday 27th November Mossley Primary School played in 'Rugby in the Park' Tournament with great success. The children as always represented the school fabulously as always.

Our year 5/6 team were group winners and cup runners up. Very proud, great team!! (coach- Mr Street). Kit sponsored by Abacus Onsite Solutions Ltd.

One of our year 3/4 teams were Group winners and cup winners! Champions! Great team (coach Mr Mitchell).

Our second year 3/4 team gave an amazing performance! They grew in confidence and skills. Great team spirit (coach- Mr Whithead). 

Thank you to all the coaches, parents and most of all our fabulous children. 

Tag Rugby get a sponsor!, by Mrs Grice

Date: 6th Dec 2016 @ 2:48pm

We have been lucky enough to receive sponsorship for our Year 5/6 Tag Rugby team from Abacus Onsite Solutions Ltd, a local company based in Sandbach, established in 2011. They are a re-active property maintenance and multi service provider to both private and public sector. Mrs Carole Conde a company director took time out of her busy schedule to visit school and meet the children.


We think they look amazing.

Junior Council , by Mrs Grice

Date: 24th Nov 2016 @ 2:34pm

On Wednesday 23rd November the Head & Deputy boys and girls visited the Town Hall along with other schools for a Junior Council Meeting. Some of the issues discussed were internet safety, their likes and dislikes about the town and debates were held about these topics.

Eadie Whitehead (our head girl) was voted in as junior deputy Mayor for the morning. Well done to all, Mrs Roberts said you were fabulous.

Children In Need 2016, by Mrs Grice

Date: 18th Nov 2016 @ 10:46am

Our fantastic children have really dressed for the occasion!

The running total so far is a massive £790!

amazing generosity from you all. Thank you 

Funky Glasses Day with Vision - Video, by Mrs Grice

Date: 15th Nov 2016 @ 8:55am

Please take a look at this incredible video made by Visyon on our 'Funky Glasses Day' helping to promote this very worthy cause. The grand total raised was £365.00, thank you again for your generosity. 

Please clicke here to view.



Datastor Cup Winners!, by Mrs Grice

Date: 11th Nov 2016 @ 1:01pm

Congratulations to our year 5 & 6 boys football team who came joint first and retained the Datastor Cup. This is the 4th time in 5 years Mossley school has won. All the teams played extremely well. We now continue on to the Level 2 Sandbach Cluster tournament.

Year 3's trip to The Manchester Museum, by Mrs Ashford Eaton

Date: 16th Nov 2016 @ 3:24pm

Year 3 had a fantastic trip to The Manchester Museum this week to consolidate all of their Stone Age knowledge. The children were really excited to take part in a workshop where they became archaeologists and dug for evidence of the Stone Age; they compared different stones and ordered them according to their age. The children then solved the challenge to find the use of each Stone Age tool.

During our time at the museum we were able to walk around the different collections, which the children found fascinating. They particularly enjoyed looking at fossils and posing for a photo with Stan the T-Rex!

Skillful Stonehenge!, by Mrs Ashford Eaton

Date: 8th Nov 2016 @ 11:36am

Stonehenge came alive today when Year 3 had a ‘mammoth’ task on their hands.

1000 boxes were kindly donated by Mr Whitehead. The children used these to build their replica Stonehenge. They started the day by learning how to assemble the boxes by folding the flaps. Surprisingly it only took them 30 minutes to put them together. The next task was to move the boxes into the hall; the children created a human conveyor belt to transport the boxes, much like they might have done in the Stone Age. Next, the children were split into 2 groups and given time to come up with a building strategy. The children had 20 minutes to construct Stonehenge. They improved their team working and problem solving skills whilst thoroughly enjoying the activity.


All of the staff were amazed by their ability to work together as a cohesive unit and produce a fantastic example of Stonehenge. Well done Year 3!

Choir Recording Experience, by Miss Young

Date: 29th Oct 2016 @ 11:02pm

On Friday 21st October the choir were very lucky to have the experience of their singing being recorded! Staff from Orchard Recording Studios in Alsager visited the school and set up a mini studio in one of the classrooms. The choir were very excited and nervous at the same time! They recorded a range of songs that are to be sung on Friday 11th November at the United Reformed Church in Congleton to commemorate Remembrance Day. Please come and support us on the night and see just how fabulous they really are! CDs will also be sold of the songs that were recorded! All of the children did a fantastic job and I was very impressed with how they sounded on the day. They should all be unbelievably proud of themselves and what they have achieved!

Miss Young

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