Staplegrove Church School

'That they may have life, life in all its fullness' John 10:10

Beech (Year 1)

Welcome to Beech Class new Year Ones!

I am really looking forward to being a part of your learning journey in September. I have met lots of you already across this past academic year whilst you were in Elm, and have also had the pleasure to teach some of you already for Phonics. Beech Class is a bit bare at the moment but I have some exciting ideas for when you return. I know it will not take you long before you are all settled into your new classroom. 


I am excited to meet lots of you on the field next week. Any questions you can think of, I will try my best to answer. Bye for now. smiley


Miss Rzepka

A little about me...


I love nothing more than to go for long walks down at the beach with some yummy chips; I especially love to go at sunset when the sky is my most favourite colour, a lovely warm orange. I have two pets, a VERY big German Shepherd and a cat who enjoys chasing around after the dog - you would think it would be the other way around. My favourite sport is swimming but I also love to dance (not well, may I add) - I am sure you will see some of my dance moves in the classroom. This will be my third year as a Year 1 teacher and I am hoping to carry on with Continuous Provision as much as possible during your time in Year 1.  

Welcome Video

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Here is a video of your new classroom for September.


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Transition activities:


Ready for September, there are three different activities I would like you to have a go at.

Firstly, I would like you to write one target for yourself that you would like to achieve by the end of Year One. There is a template below for you to write your sentence onto. Lots of you will be completing this during the last week in school, but if you are not attending school and need a printed template, I will have some ready for you to collect from the school office.

Examples for targets: you may wish to get better at running; colouring in the lines; handwriting; speaking in-front of other people; number bonds to 20; remembering the body parts of 5 different animals; catching a ball; playing an instrument to a beat - It can be anything!


Your second activity will be to draw yourself onto a silhouette and colour/decorate. There are two different outlines for you to choose from on the template document below. Once again, most of you will carry out this activity during your last week in school but if you are not in school, I will make the templates available in the school office for those unable to print. 


 Finally, an activity to complete over the summer holidays. I will upload some final activities on the last Friday of school, for you to complete. This will be for me to find out a bit more about you, your interests and dislikes, and what you're looking forward to and not looking forward to. We will then be able to share these when you come back to school.  

There will be some changes from Elm Class to Beech Class: 

  • You will be taught in Beech Classroom which is the room next door to Elm Class.
  • Your shed for storing your PE kit and bag will be next to your classroom entrance. 
  • You will each have your own named tray in the classroom for storing your school equipment.
  • You will be using the bigger toilets that are shared with Year 2 and Year 3.