Year 7 Art

July 1st, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery - (0 Comments)

Year 7 pupils have made some fun plant bug sculptures using natural plant materials during their remote art lessons this week. We think they look fantastic – well done Year 7 πŸ¦‹

Sports Day Fun

July 1st, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery - (0 Comments)

In the absence of a proper Sports Day this Summer the Reception and Year 1 children have been holding their very own sports afternoons down on the all-weather pitch this week. They have taken part in running, balancing, relay and even hockey races. Yesterday as one of his farewell challenges they took on Mr Matthews (and won!)

VE Day 75th Anniversary

May 8th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day – 75 years since the end of the Second World War.

Commemorations will begin at 11am today with a national moment of remembrance and two minute silence.

We hope you enjoy these fantastic pictures created by Year 6 to celebrate VE Day.

While lockdown has put a hold on the celebrations that were planned we are sure that the St Joseph’s community will be marking this day with families at home

Welcome to the Summer Term 2020

April 23rd, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Buzz and Scuttle

April 7th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)
Buzz and Scuttle – from Mrs Hampton.
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Marian Hill is an artist and illustrator who has developed a fascination with insects, particularly beetles, Marian is Mrs Hampton’s sister. Her project Buzz and Scuttle was inspired by a research trip to the Digitisation Department at the Natural History Museum in London and a tour through the amazing insect collection in the basement. With the help from a number of ecologists and entomologists she has developed a project called Buzz and Scuttle. The aim of Buzz & Scuttle is to teach children through art and exploration, how extraordinary and important insects are. As well as designing a mini beast identification poster, Marian has been collaging as many UK beetles as possible. She is posting a beetle each day on her twitter feed @hill_marian . You can also have a look at her wider work and the way she uses collage to produce her beautiful pictures at https://www.marianhill.co.uk . Many more schools will be joining the project in the coming months. However, I know Marian is delighted that St Joseph’s is the first school in the UK to use her Buzz & Scuttle Mini-beast Identification chart and beetle identification cards. You might like to use these to help identify any insects you find as part of the Great Bug Hunt 2020. Marian has already been impressed by the beautiful butterfly collages made by the Reception Class at the end of the spring term and would love to see any other collages inspired by her work. Happy Hunting. Mrs Hampton