Gosbecks Primary School

Gosbecks Primary School

Be the Best You Can Be

Owen Ward Close, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9DG


01206 575407

Calendar and Term Dates

Dates for 2023 2024

 Autumn 2 Term

Monday 30th October – INSET day 

 Tuesday 31st October – Children return to school 

 Tuesday 31st October—Deadline for Year 7 (Secondary School) applications 

 Friday 3rd November – Year 6 Community Work 

 Monday 6th November – Year 6 Sats meeting and residential update online 5p.m. 

 Tuesday 7th November – Y3-6 Cross Country 

 Tuesday 7th November – Olympian Athlete Visit to School 

 Friday 10th November – Remembrance Assembly 

 Monday 13th November—Odd Socks Day (The start of Anti Bullying Week) 

Friday 17th November—Children in Need 

Monday 20th November – Sunshine class NHS Heights, Weights and Vision Check 

Tuesday 21st November – Year 3 and 4 trip a.m. 

Wednesday 22nd November – Flu immunisations 

Wednesday 22nd November – Author Visit – James Campbell 

Wednesday 29th November – Panto – Robin Hood (Paid for by the PTA) 

Friday 1st December—Year 5 University Visit

Tuesday 5th December—Sunshine Nativity for parents 9.30 a.m. and 2.15 p.m.

Friday 8th December – Christmas Discos KS1 4-5p.m. KS2 5.30 -6.30 

Tuesday 12th December—KS1 Christmas Dinner Day

Wednesday 13th December—KS2 Christmas Dinner Day

Thursday 14th December – Father Christmas Story Time (PTA Event)

Monday 18th December – KS1 Church services 10 a.m and 2 p.m.

Wednesday 20th December—Last day of term 

Christmas Holidays 

Thursday 4th January—Non Pupil Day 

Friday 5th January—Children return to school  

Monday 15th January—Final date to apply for a 2024 Reception place.

Monday 15th January—Final date to apply for a 2024 Reception place.

Wednesday 17th January—Choir trip to O2 Young Voices  

Wednesday 24th January—EYFS Librarian visit

 Friday 2nd February Maths Day 

Monday 5th February Children’s Mental Health Week  

Tuesday 6th February – Safer Internet Day 

Wednesday 7th February – Governor Meeting 

Monday 12th February—Year 6 to Philip Morant Performance—Matilda

Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th February—Parents Evening  3.30 p.m.—6p.m. 

Thursday 15th February—PTA Meeting at School 7p.m.

Friday 16th February – Purple Pinkie Day (Dress up Day)

Half Term 

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th February – Bikeability – Year 5 Group 

Thursday 29th February – Parent Online Safety Meeting (in School) 

Thursday 7th March— World Book Day 

Thursday 7th March Governor Meeting 

Friday 15th March—Red Nose Day 

Wednesday 20th March—Year 5/6 charity fund raiser

Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd March – Bikeability – Year 5 Group 

Thursday 21st March – Consortium Music Event (Choir)  

Wednesday 27th March —1.45 p.m. Year 3 and 4 Performance

Thursday 27th March —9.30 a.m. Year 3 and 4 Performance

Thursday 28th March - Last day of term. 

Year 4  Parents Multiplication Meeting (online) tbc 

Easter Holiday 

Summer Term  

Monday 15th April – Return to school  

Thursday 18th April – Boys football match at home vs St Thomas 

Monday 22nd April – Science Week 

Monday 22nd April – Fire Safety Visit – Year 3 

Monday 29th April – EYFS trip to Boydells Farm  

Wednesday 1st May – Class photographs 

Wednesday 1st May – Window for KS1 SATS starts 

Friday 3rd May – Netball match vs Lexden Primary School 

Monday 6th May – Bank Holiday 

Friday 10th May – Girls Football Match at home vs Camulous 

Monday 13th May – Thursday 16th May – KS2 SATs 

Friday 17th May – Year 6 – Afternoon Picnic 

Friday 17th May – Break the Rules Day – PTA Event 

Thursday 23rd May – Choice in Learning Day 

Thursday 23rd May – Governors’ Meeting 

Thursday 23rd May break up for half term holiday 

Friday 24th May – Non-Pupil Day 

Half Term  

Monday 3rd June – Non-Pupil Day  

Tuesday 4th June – Pupils return to school 

Tuesday 4th June to Friday 14th June – Statutory Year 4 Multiplication Check  

Wednesday 5th June – September 2024 intake EYFS parent meeting 9 a.m. 

Thursday 6th June – Friday - 7th June – HSBC Banking Sessions for parents  

Monday 10th June – Friday 14th June – Statutory Phonics Screening – Year 1/Year 2 

Monday 10th June – Tuesday 11th June – Year 4-6 RSE Workshops 

Monday 17th June – Year 6 online workshops (Essex Police) 

Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th – New 2024 EYFS transition dates 

Thursday 20th June- Govenor Day in school 

Sunday 23rd June – Wednesday 26th June – Year 6 Residential 

Wednesday 3rd July – Year 5 Road Safety 5E 

Thursday 4th July – EYFS and Year 5 Road Safety (Year 5s from 5/6D)  

Thursday 4th July – Crucial Crew Year 6 

Friday 5th July – School inflatables and fete 

Tuesday 9th July – Sports Day (All day) Family picnic on the field. 

Wednesday 10th July – Reserve Sports Day 

Friday 12th July – Pupil reports sent home 

Monday 15th July – Transition morning  

Monday 15th July – 2.30 p.m. Meet the teacher (Parent meeting) – Year 5 and 6 

Tuesday 16th July – 2.30 p.m. Meet the teacher – (Parent Meeting)- Year 3 and 4 

Tuesday 16th July – Year 5/6 performance a.m. (time tbc) 

Tuesday 16th July – Year 5/6 performance – evening (time tbc) 

Wednesday 17th July – 2.30 p.m. Meet the teacher (parent meeting) - Year 1 and 2 

Wednesday 17th – Year 5/6 performance – evening (time tbc) 

Thursday 18th 9.15 – EYFS and KS1 End of Year Celebration assembly – Parents invited. 

Friday 19th 9.15 a.m. - Year 3,4,5 End of Year Celebration assembly – Parents invited.