Grow Essex

Children In Need

Our week at GROW Colchester (North) continued focusing on Being Considerate of Others as our work found a new topic - Children In Need. We used our forest play time to devise our own versions of the Children In Need 'Act Your Age' challenge, and baked and decorated Pudsey cookies as we talked about the work of Children In Need. 


This week at GROW Colchester (North), we have been focusing on Being Considerate of Others through work on Remembrance. The children have: produced some incredible artwork, using their own bodies to create silhouettes on watercolour sunsets and devising their own titles for their piece; composed poetry about life at war thinking carefully about the feelings of the soldiers; explored data handling in maths to draw WW1 bar graphs and use them to answer questions; had a go at rebuilding some tricky puzzles, using all of our perseverance and resilience skills. It has been lovely to hear some deep-thinking discussions as we have reflected on life during the war. 

Celebrating hard work and effort

One of our temporary students at Braintree finds reading and writing a massive challenge. In six weeks we can see a fantastic improvement. Great stuff!

Ancient Egypt At Newland Spring

Our topic this half term is Ancient Egyptians. We have made Egyptian necklaces, shadufs, papyrus and Egyptian mummies.  Please scroll through the pictures.

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Lego Therapy At Newland Springs

Each week the children participate in Lego Therapy. In their teams, they have made a sabre tooth tiger, a pelican, a spaceship, planes, and cars.

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Emotional Survival Kit

Home learning in Colchester

 One student from Colchester North has been staying busy and enjoyed doing some arts and crafts at home whilst self isolating.

Colchester on Self Isolation

 At Colchester North some of us have been self- isolating and learning at home. J and his mum are an amazing team!!

Science Projects @ Colchester North

For Science Week the children at Colchester North have looked at how polar animals stay warm in artic conditions, designed a boat and tested for the best propeller and taken part in an egg drop experiment.

When asked about what other items the children could use as propellers for their boats, one child said… "I don't think a fork would work very well!"