Hello, and welcome to Year 5. This year we hope to provide the children with an exciting and fun learning experience. Our aim for the children is to develop their independence while continuing to build upon their previous learning. We understand that every child is different and we always set high expectations to allow the children to reach their potential.

We hope your child enjoys Year 5 as much as we will. For more information, please look at our Year 5 blog.

Every morning there will be a member of staff at the door to welcome your child into school, and will be available to answer any questions or queries. If you wish to make an appointment with your child’s class teacher to discuss anything further, please contact the school office.


At Park Hill Primary School, we are passionate about the curriculum and always plan imaginative and creative lessons, with the children at the centre of every decision we make. We want the best for our children, and ensure all lessons are suitably supportive and challenging for all individuals and their needs.

We like the children to be responsible for their own learning, and support them to choose work that will challenge their understanding and extend their knowledge.

Please find our curriculum jigsaw here to see what topics we will cover over the Autumn term. Autumn Term 1| Spring Term


Mr Lawrence

Hi, my name is Mr Lawrence, and I am Deputy Headteacher and teach Year 5 every Thursday and Friday. This is my fifth year teaching at Park Hill, and my twelfth in total. I am really passionate about teaching and Thursday and Friday are the highlights of my week!

I really believe that Park Hill is a fantastic school, and the children make me laugh every day… they are such a delight to work with! I am excited about what the year will bring and working with the talented Park Hill community; I am expecting to have another brilliant year!

Mrs Parashar

Hi, my name is Mrs Parashar.  I have been teaching for 18 years, and have been at Park Hill for 9. It has been wonderful to have been part of the Park Hill community for so long and to have seen so many families go through the school. I am currently working part time and am in school Mondays to Wednesdays, spending the rest of my time looking after my three young children.

I love teaching Year 5 as it is an age where children flourish and engage with their learning.  I’m really looking forward to the coming year and working with the children on some exciting projects.

Mr Vickers

Hello, my name is Mr Vickers.

This is my second year at Park Hill, and my second year in Year 5 too. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching my last class and am very excited about the coming year.

I am really looking forward to seeing how enthusiastic the children can be about the learning opportunities we have planned for them; their willingness to throw themselves into a topic never fails to inspire me. This may involve some dressing up from time to time (I have already been into my attic to dust off my Viking and Umpa-Lumpa costumes!), and I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Karen Dodd

Hello my name is Karen Dodd

I joined the Park Hill team in January 2018 as a Year 5 teacher. I have many years of teaching experience in Coventry particularly with children in years 5 and 6.  I am really looking forward to working with 5V this year. The class are enthusiastic and every day is different.

I hope to make the learning interesting and to inspire the children to want to be good learners. I look forward to working in partnership with you all.



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