Buzz and Scuttle

April 7th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)
Buzz and Scuttle – from Mrs Hampton.
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 . 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

Reception Class September 2020

March 31st, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)
Reception Class September 2020!
If your child is registered to start school with us in Reception Class this September please check your emails πŸ’» Mrs Hampton our Reception Class teacher has been in touch! If you didn’t receive the email please do let us know.
We still have places available for Reception Class entry, if your child is due to start school in September please get in touch with us on and we can discuss the transition process with you.

Home learning!

March 31st, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)
From Easter cards to bath bombs, bridges to eggs we absolutely love seeing the work you are all producing at home. Please do keep sending your photos to your teachers, it is a brilliant way to keep our community together.
Below we can see
Jake’s STEM bridge being tested by his pet
Jessica has followed instructions to make bath bombs
Creative Easter cards from Year 2
Eva is dissecting a plant in the sunshine
Eliza-Jayne at her home school desk
Brendan doing his literacy work
Amelie took photos of flowers in her garden and designed a rainbow for her window
Megan with her super recycled egg box chick
Poppy’s egg scene for the ISA competition
Arthur and his tree art
Emily enjoying doing her work the sunshine
Eva reading to her dog in the garden
Well done everyone 🐹🌻🌈🎨

Easter Eggs & Tadpoles!

March 21st, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

Reception and Year 1 had lots of fun during an Easter egg hunt this morning. The Reception Class then carried on down to the orchard to release our class tadpoles. We wanted the tadpoles to be safe while we are away (we also don’t want to get back to school to a classroom full of frogs!)

Mad about trains!

March 21st, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Gallery | News - (0 Comments)

This term Year 4 pupils have been studying trains and yesterday completed their own (fully moving) motorised trains which they built themselves. Great work Year 4!