Tansley Primary School

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Welcome to Super Sycamores Class

Hello I am Mrs. Holloway, and I am the Class Teacher for Sycamores.  During the afternoons we are joined by Elders (Y6). I teach the children Tuesday- Friday.   On Monday they are taught by Mrs. Lamb and Mrs. Barker. On Thursday afternoons Mrs. Evers covers my non-teaching time.


Welcome back in 2022!

I hope you all had a Happy Easter with lots of scummy chocolate eggs, and hope they lasted longer than they did in my house!  As ever, we are delving right in with some exiting topics this Summer term, which I am sure will get your mental cogs whirling, and your creativity flowing. 



Here you will find important information for the whole year of 2021/22. 

For information about a specific term, please scroll down to the leaves.



This term's topic is: 

"I'm an island survivor (get me out of here!)"

with a Japan focus






Spelling are tested on Friday Mornings.  The weekly spellings for the whole half term in the homework section for the relevant term below (See term icons at the bottom of the page). Each week begins a new list. Please support your child by discussing the words' meanings, the spelling rule or pattern for that week and tricks/tips for remembering the spelling.   Spellings that are in PINK are words that are Statutory Spellings, and are likely to be in the end of year assessment - these are the most important.  In addition to these weekly spellings children will be sent home with a list of High Frequency, Tricky/Common Exception, and/ or Statuory spelling words.  These will taught throughout the year and record progress of how the children are doing with them at the end of each half term.  The sheet will be sent home again with the highlighted mis-spelt words, to help you to focus on these at home.


Additional Spellings (please see useful links below the leaves)

Statutory Spelling List Words which children  need to learn how to spell for their age.

Common Exception words (CEWs) Words that are tricky to spell with phonics/spelling rule.


Our timestable test is on FRIDAY on the multiplication table that each child is currently working on. Please support practise of both multiplication and division facts.


To support children's rapid recall please use Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS) regularly.  Your child's login details can be found in their reading diary.


All children are required by the National Curriculum to know their 12x12 Multiplication facts by the end of Year 4. After which they are expected to maintain and apply these to various areas in mathematics.

The Y4s will be taking part in a National test in the summer term. (Dates to be confirmed).


It is expected that the children read at least 4 times a per week.  This can be both to adult and independently with parent check understanding by asking comprehension questions. Please remember to sign the green reading diary with comments about how your child read/answered questions.  Children need to bring their reading diary and book every day. Children are allowed to change their book independently once they have completed it (or at teacher's discretion).


To support children's comprehension, question stems can be found in the front of your child's reading record, as well as the VIPER bookmarks I have sent home. These are to help support and develop the areas of comprehension skills.  


Children will be having their P.E. lesson on a Wednesday afternoon and will need to come to school in their P.E kit on this day. P.E kit is trainers, black shorts or joggers (depending on the weather) and a red shirt (no football shirts). Children should bring a red jumper if needed. Jewelry will need to be removed for health and safety reasons, so it is better if removed at home if possible. If not, it must be covered by medical tape by the child /  before coming to school.

Remember to be prepared for the weather at various times of year.  Remember hats and gloves in the cold weather and sun hats and sun-cream in the summer. Any which way, you should always have your COAT.


Water bottles need to be named, non-breakable and not leak.  Please ensure they get a hot wash every week to prevent any nasties getting into tums.

If there are any other questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact me at:


Mrs. Holloway



















Welcome to Super Sycamores Class!


Here you will find useful information for  the year 2020/21. 



Our topic for the Summer term:

The Life of Locals in the Victorian Period


Should you need to contact me:


If I am teaching /on non-teaching days I may not be able to contact you immediately, but will return your call/email as as soon as I am able to.



































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