Our News items

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.

Year 6 D & T week, by Mrs Grice

Date: 13th Jul 2016 @ 12:52pm

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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!!

Year 2 Poetry Reading , by Miss Holland

Date: 17th Jun 2016 @ 1:52pm

We had a lovely afternoon today with 'Poetry reading' from Mrs. Swift/Mrs.Utteridge's class.  They had written summer poems 'Count on me at the Seaside' which had 10 descriptive, rhyming phrases.  They were full of imagery including metaphors and similies so we could picture it in our heads.  We all liked the sand as bright as gold, the blue, shimmering sea and of course the seaside ten for fun!!!

The children read to us individually and then we had some brave performers who read their poems out loud to the whole class...........a huge well done, they were fabulous and made us all think of our summer holidays ;-)

Ummmm I wonder if we could write a poem now?!


Chicks!, by Miss Holland

Date: 16th Jun 2016 @ 12:15pm

How lucky were we today when we had a surprise visit from Carla's mummy who brought in some 1 and 2 day old chicks!  Mrs Smith explained the lifecycle of the chick to us and even had some of the broken egg shells from this morning.  She also showed us some photos of the parent hens who were very large and helped us to understand why the chicks were already a good size.  We all had chance to stroke or even hold a chick and washed our hands before sharing how they felt.  It was interesting to learn about the incubator and the heat lamp.....one chick even fell asleep in Mrs Cropper's hands it was so warm and comfortable!

A HUGE THANKYOU to Mrs Smith for sharing the chicks with us and we can't wait to see them again in a couple of weeks to see their down change to feathers and how much they have grown laugh

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 controllable vehicles, by Mr Johnson

Date: 14th Jun 2016 @ 12:38pm

Apart from rehearsing and performing 'Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits', during Science and DT week, Year Five were designing and making controllable vehicles.

The children learnt how to measure, mark and cut wood and join it using cardboard triangles.  They then researched existing vehicle designs and and created their own body for the car.  Once these two aspects were completed, they used their previous learning of electrical circuits and learnt how to fit gears and pulleys to make their vehicle move.

Once complete, the children then used trial and improvement to make their vehicle the best it could be.

Great work again Year Five!

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


Well done everyone and thanks for taking part.

Year 3 Walk Around Mossley, by Miss Young

Date: 9th May 2016 @ 4:56pm

On Thursday 5th May the Year 3 classes had a wonderful day! As a part of our new topic, we spent the morning studying the local area. We walked from School on a selected route around Mossley, stopping at The Queen's Head public house for juice and biscuits before returning back to school.

On our walk, we mapped out the route that we followed, also adding in OS symbols to show the different points that we passes. Furthermore, we looked at the different services available close to our school including convinienve shops, take-aways and transport stations.

We also did a timed survey of how many cars passed our group within 2 minutes and repeated again for how many people passed us.

When we returned to school we compared and evaluated our results and discussed why we had the results that we did.

We then spent the afternoon sketching and completing observational drawings of the different landscapes around us.


We had a super day! Thank you for all of the staff and parent helpers that attended and helped to make our trip possible. :) Pictures will follow soon!

Primary Dance Festival, by Miss Young

Date: 9th May 2016 @ 5:00pm

On Wednesday 4th May, some of the Year 3 children took part in the Primary Dance Festival that took place at Eaton Bank Academy. On the day the children left school at 12:30 to attend EBA for rehearsals with the other 
Primary Schools that were taking part.

In the evening the children returned in their costumes and with their hair done, ready to perform. They were absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Mrs Hodgkinson and Miss Young were so proud of them and how well they did. If you were unable to watch this, they will be performing again at the crowning of the May King and Queen at School on Friday 13th May.

Come and join the Year 3 superstars for their 'tea party!'

Pictures to follow soon!

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


Thank you

Sports for Schools, by Miss Holland

Date: 29th Apr 2016 @ 10:31am

How exciting to see Hannah Whelen, an Olympic gymnast, in school today to promote sports for schools and help us to take part in our sponsored circuit training!

Phew! That was hard work but greeeeaaaaattttt FUN!  We had to jump the bench, scissor jumps, mountain climbers, leg wiggles and star jumps to finally cheer on the rest of our friends. laugh

We certainly earned our sponsor money so a great BIG THANK YOU to all our friends and family who have sponsored us yes (money due next week)

Our School Pond, by Miss Holland

Date: 26th Apr 2016 @ 3:14pm

yesWoW what an exciting afternoon we have had!  We went for a walk down to our school pond to look at the tadpoles that have hatched out of the frogspawn.  How lucky are we to see the tadpoles in their natural environment especially as we are learning all about the lifecycle of a Frog!  The sun kept peeping out so we could see the tadpoles more clearly and share our squeals of delight as we noticed their wiggling tails in the water amongst the leaves.  cool  We were also delighted to see the spring flowers blooming in the woodlands...........

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.

Easter Service, by Miss Holland

Date: 21st Mar 2016 @ 12:27pm

We had a wonderful Easter service at Mossley church today with the Reverend Taylor.  We thought about 'Spring', new life, flowers and growth.  Rev.Taylor planted some sunflower seeds and we discussed what is needed to help them to grow.  Rev. Taylor then made the link between Spring and Easter for us, comparing the seed in the soil growing up into a flower to Jesus dying and coming alive again.  He then gave us the pots to take back to school with us and watch grow.  We enjoyed singing our Easter songs and reciting our poem.  

Once back to school we celebrated 'Palm Sunday' by creating our own palm leaves and holding a procession around the playground pretending to welcome Jesus into town......"Hosanna to the King!"   We are looking forward to the rest of the week and the many Easter activities in store laugh

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

Year 4 are the Greatest Greeks!, by Mrs Ashford Eaton

Date: 15th Mar 2016 @ 2:41pm

This term Year 4 have been learning about the Ancient Greeks.

We have had lots of fun writing our own play scripts based on the myth Perseus and Medusa. Once we had written them we dressed in our finest Greek costumes and acted out our play scripts for the other Year 4 class. We saw some fantastic acting and some brilliantly humorous scenes - we definitely have some marvellous actors in the making!

We have used the image of Medusa and put a spin on it by creating our own Medusa inspired art. They are eye catching and even have 3D snakes and I hope you will agree that the finished pieces are good enough to be in an art gallery! 

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.

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