Owen Ward Close, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9DG



Gosbecks Primary School

Be The Best You Can Be

SCHOOL CLOSED FROM FRIDAY 20TH MARCH 2020. We have added a new link to the 'Essex Wildlife Trust' which can be found under 'Useful Websites' at the bottom of the 'Pupils' page.


Thank you for your support during this particularly challenging time. We really appreciate how parents/carers are keeping their children at home to keep as many people as safe as possible. 

Home learning - You will have received lots of information regarding ways to support your children at home and how they can continue to learn in the weeks ahead. We are aware that most of you are not teachers and this could be a challenging time for many families. Please only do what you can, if things get too stressful, stop and do something different. There is no expectation that children continue to learn as they would at school; we are living in very different times. Please stay safe and look after yourself and your loved ones.


Each day I will be uploading an activity on this page, feel free to have a look. There might even be a video of me doing some exercise that we can all join in with! Good luck, Mr Milligan.

PERSONAL BEST CHALLENGES Over the next few weeks we will be posting some challenges. The first one is the 'coin flipping' challenge. Click on this link Coin Flipping  to watch the video and see the instructions below, good luck everyone!

Check out my progress with 'coin flipping' after some serious practice! Hope it's going well for you.

Click on this link to see video: 

Coin flipping after practice

Mr Milligan's Daily Exercise Routines


Warm Up Please click to see video 

Week 2       

Day 1 week 2 exercise

Day 2 week 2 exercise 

Day 3 week 2 exercise

Day 4 week 2 exercise

Welcome to Gosbecks Primary School !

We have added an exciting new web link for the children to explore - The link below will be available here for a short while but you can also find it on the Pupil's page at the bottom with all the other learning website links.


Vision and Ethos for Our School

At Gosbecks Primary school we work together as a team to enable our children to ‘Be the Best they can Be’. Our aim is to give the children the best possible start in life and make their time at school a fun, enjoyable, rich experience. We understand that all of our children are unique individuals and therefore will be treated with respect, tolerance and kindness. These attributes underpin our expectations for all our children so they are prepared as well rounded children when they move onto Secondary school.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website, if you would like any paper copies of information you have seen, please contact the school office.

D Milligan (Headteacher)


Fancy a day out somewhere different? Check out the Museum of Power near Hatfield Peveral. You can find a link to the website on our Parents' page under the heading 'Useful Websites' . They have a fun packed calendar of events all year round. Click HERE for the calendar.

Gosbecks Snack Traffic Light system.
We are trying to encourage the children to make good healthy food choices and understand the importance of a balanced diet. We will be displaying these posters in school so please feel free to share with your children at home.

Year 6 Photography Day -the children loved their experience learning about all aspects of capturing a good photo

4B have been experimenting with the properties of egg shells which are grainy in texture and contain as many as 17,000 tiny pores which air and moisture can pass through. But what happens to the calcium carbonate crystals when soaked in white vinegar is quite extraordinary! The  chemical reaction turns the shell to a rubber like texture. See the experiment of the bouncing egg below. The children bounced the egg from heights in 5cm increments at a time up to 60cm before the egg................  !!