Happy Christmas from Buzz!

Here’s another picture from Buzz in the christmas grotto …. he’d like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and looks forward to hearing all about it in January!

Here’s a picture of Buzz at Mindfulness Club last week … it’s always good to take a minute to relax and calm down, and I think we can all do with that after the excitement of the last few weeks at St John’s.  Happy Christmas!


Buzz on Holiday

In May Buzz came on holiday with me and my family to Scotland.  We walked up a big hill and took a photo of him on top of a trig point.  Do you know what a trig point is?  Trig points are marks – usually pillars – used on high ground in map making.  There’s lots of them all over the country.  Here’s a photo of Buzz on the trig point which was used on Instagram.


Buzz has been coming down to the field with us at lunchtimes when he’s here at school. Sometimes he will run about with everyone, but sometimes he prefers just to sit and watch!


He is however, always available for a quick hug, and the more the merrier!


Buzz has got to know all the children in Reception now … even those that were apprehensive at first are happy to cuddle and stroke him now which is lovely to see!

He has also been making use of the climbing frame with some of the children.

Last week one of the challenges in Reception was to ‘read a story to a pet’ and one reception child came and read Buzz (and me) a lovely story which I remember reading when I was little!




Hopefully everyone in Reception – and new to other classes at St John’s – has now met Buzz and enjoyed a quick cuddle or stroke!  There’s often quite a queue to throw a ball for him in the playground, and we go along with this for as long as Buzz will join in, as after a few goes, he often gets bored and goes off for a sniff of the hedges!





He came to Harvest Festival at the Church and wore his poppy for remembrance day with pride!

Buzz’s Birthday!

Buzz was 2 on the 21st of May!  I can’t believe how quickly time has gone since I went to pick him up as a tiny pup, and he really has grown into the most handsome and well behaved dog, but then I may be a little biased!


He celebrated his Birthday here at St John’s, and had a lovely day although he looked a little embarrassed when the whole school sang to him!



He was a very lucky dog receiving even more strokes, pats and love than normal, and even some Birthday cards and treats from very generous families!  I made sure he had fish for his dinner too, his absolute favourite!


Finally, a new blog!

Sorry for the big delay in posting in Buzz’s blog … I’ve been having trouble getting it to work but I think we’re now working again, hurray!


This is a picture back from the end of January when we still had 2 relatively ‘new’ girls in year 6 and it was cold and rainy … actually it’s still quite cold and rainy in April but you know what I mean!


And year 5 were having fun on the slide and Buzz thought he’d join in …



One of the many great things about Buzz is that his coat is very soft and therefore he is great to stroke.  Studies have shown that cuddling a pet, most likely a cat or a dog, releases the “cuddle chemical” oxytocin, in both human and pet. This miraculous little chemical has a calming and soothing effect on both parties!  Win, win!


Welcome to the new Reception class!

We’ve had some lovely blue skies since we came back to school, and Buzz has enjoyed playing on the field with the new Reception class!





Buzz also came to Harvest Festival with us all last week ….


… and was very interested in the calf (who wasn’t at all interested in him!).



See you all next term, where hopefully we will get some photos of Buzz with tinsel round his neck, listening to some lovely Christmassy singing!


Summer term

We had a very hot last term here at St John’s, so tried to keep Buzz cool in the shade as much as we could.  He was definitely sleepier than normal, but was more happy to play after school, rushing around the playground after a ball, or, as usual, obliging with hugs!

Have a wonderful, fun, safe Summer everyone, and Buzz will be delighted to see you in September!  I know he’ll miss all the attention!



Buzz’s new friends

Buzz has found the guinea pigs!  He would really love to play with them, just as he does with other dogs when out walking, but they would rather just eat the grass.



Buzz joined some year 6’s on the climbing frame the other day (which got him away from the guinea pigs).  These warm, sunny days are just lovely!  You can tell from his paws that he had just been digging, which is another hobby of his that we don’t want to encourage.



As Mrs Marsh will tell you, Buzz does seem drawn to wherever he can hear music playing or the sound of children singing.  He’s definitely a dog that likes music as year 3 found out the other day in their recorder lesson.  If only we could teach him how to play an instrument!