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Happy New Year

​Welcome back to school! 

I hope you had a fantastic Christmas break. Our topic this term is 'Vikings and Saxons' and I know you are really excited to start our learning. You can download out Topic Map for this term and our Home Learning Grid on thr right hand side of this page. Look out for details of our class outing which will be VERY exciting.

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At Staplecross School we are encouraging all children from Reception to Year 6 to take part in our new reading challenge.

Please borrow any of the book titles from the 'Top 100 collection' which you can find outside the Staff Room on the book shelves. Please only borrow one book at a time and use the clipboard to 'sign out' and 'sign in'the books.

It doesn't matter which order you read the books in: whether you read them at home or school, on your own or with friends or family, we want you to enjoy these wonderful stories before you leave Primary School.

When you've read each title, please stamp your record book using the stamp attached to the board. When you complete the challenge, please let Miss Cruikshank know so that you can claim your special certificate in Golden Assembly.​

You can download our letter for parents here:

Top 100 Books - Letter to parents.doc

Mexican Cooking

​​Today we had a fantastic day full of Mexican cooking. Anya, a volunteer, came in and created some yummy Mexican dishes. At the end of the day we enjoyed all of the food and learnt about its traditional roots. Come in to the classroom and look at the Cook Books we made afterwards.




Our Classroom

The Aztecs

Incase you haven't seen all of the childrens' fantastic work this term, here are some pictures of our beautiful classroom.






Jaws and Claws

Today, we were visited by lots of exciting creatures that come from North and South America. We learnt about their habitat, life cycle, diet and behaviour.

Phil from 'Jaws and Claws' was able to answer lots of the questions that the children (and grown ups) had. We got to hold snakes, lizards, frogs and lots of other reptiles.

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Thank you!

Wednesday 27th September 2017

Thank you to all of the parents and relatives that came to our Macmillan Coffee Morning today. The Kingfishers did an amazing job at hosting and we raised a fantastic £333.31!



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We are the Kingfishers.

There are 30 children in our class and we are in Year 4 and 5.

Miss Cruikshank is our Teacher and Mrs K is our Teaching Assistant.​

 In Kingfishers we work hard and have fun. During our first few days back at school we have been busy getting ready for the year ahead. We have been...

  • Setting our class rules.
  • Thinking about our own personal goals and targets.
  • Getting to know our new class mates and teachers.
  • Creating some beautiful artwork using water colours, wax crayons and collage materials.
  • Meeting our new talk partners for the week ahead.
  • Applying for our class jobs for the term ahead.
  • Holding nominations and votes for our School Council representatives.
  • Setting up our drawers and books for different subjects.
  • Learning a little about our new topic 'The Aztecs'


Next week will be starting our formal curriculum lessons.

On Wednesday, after school, there is an opportunity for parents and carers to come into the classroom after school to 'Meet the Teacher'. This is a great opportunity for you to come and meet me and the learn about the different classroom routines and home learning expectations for the year ahead. I look forward to seeing you all there.


Miss Cruikshank

Staplecross MC Primary School

Information for parents and carers​

Below you can download copies of topic pages and start of term letters:

January 2018

Topic page Vikings vs Saxons.doc

Home learning grid - The Vikings.docx

September 2017

Home Learning Letter.pdf

Topic page Aztecs Autumn 2017.pdf

Weekly Reading Expectation.pdf


Fortnightly Times Tables Task and Test.pdf

MEET THE TEACHER - Letter for parents.pdf

Don't forget...

- 4 signed reads at home each week.

- Weekly spelling test on a THURSDAY.

- Fortnightly times table test on a FRIDAY.

- 1 task from your topic themed grid every term.

Remember to have...

- Your PE kit in school at all times. Our lessons are on Wednesday and Friday but we will be running to daily mile as much as possible.​

- EVERYDAY - Reading Book and Reading Record.

- THURSDAY - Homework books IN.

- FRIDAY – Homework books OUT.

Want to practise your times tables and division facts at home? Follow the link below for some fantastic maths games.

Top Marks Maths Games