Otley Ship Otley Ship

federated with Witnesham Primary School

The website for Witnesham Primary can be found here.  


Class 1 is a warm and friendly place where children are motivated to

learn in an exciting, busy and purposeful environment. The classroom

is set up with many different ‘areas of provision’ which the children can

access during independent learning time. Class 1 also has access to its

own outside area.  


On Mondays the children have ‘Planet Playground’ sessions when

learning activities take place outside, taking full advantage of our

wonderful school grounds.  It is therefore very important that the children

always have their coats and wellies with them as they go out whatever the weather!


Their teacher is Mrs Tomany for most of the week, Mrs Eaton teaches on Mondays and part of Tuesday and Mrs Ellam covers the class on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.  The children are lucky to be supported by Mrs Ellam, Mrs Liddell and Mrs Chisholm at various times throughout the week both in the classroom and for intervention programmes.  


If you wish to contact the class teacher please write a note in your child’s Home/School diary – these are collected in and checked every morning. You could also contact the school office if you wish to make an appointment to speak to your child’s teacher.


The children work hard to become ‘Superstars’ and earn stickers and behaviour awards.  It is exciting at the end of the day when they can tell their mums and dads what they have learnt.  At the end of the week Mrs Tomany awards someone as the ‘Star of the Week’ the person who she feels has worked the hardest, put in the most effort or made a great improvement. This child will be presented with the class award in assembly on Friday afternoon.


The children in Year 1 and Year 2 are given weekly spellings to learn, Activelearn maths games and some other homework activities to complete each week. Homework books need to be handed to the class teacher on Friday mornings so that new homework can be set for the week.


All children should spend time practising their reading and sounds at home on a regular basis. This will help their progress in school. Parents are asked to note how often this is done in their child’s Reading diary.


Please look at the school curriculum plan to see the topics we are covering each term.




Class 1

Welcome to Class 1's Information Page

Mrs Tomany

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2