Year 4 Blog

Song-Writing success in Year 4

4V worked brilliantly together to write their own song for the Lord Mayor’s City of Peace competition. Not only did they create some thought provoking lyrics, after researching more about the history of Coventry, they also learnt about the structure of songs and created their own music to go with it. It was a wonderful […]

A musical evening at Coventry Music’s Summer Showcase

Children from across Key Stage 2 performed confidently and brilliantly as part of the School Choir in Coventry Music’s Summer showcase.  We sang from the choir stalls in the huge Butterworth Hall at the Warwick Arts Centre.  The children were so enthusiastic with all of the songs and their voices rang out through the hall.  […]


As you are aware, parking around the school grounds can be problematic for our school community and the local residents.Today we received the attached, with information from the thelocal authority. They shared some details about a strategy that they are using involving an ANPR system. Hopefully this may help to alleviate some of the parking […]

Magnificent Year 4!

On Friday 24th May, 17 Year 4 children visited Woodlands Sports Complex to take part in a ‘Magnificent 7’ School Games Competition. Four other schools attended and took part in the seven activities, where the aim was to try and better their personal scores! The seven events were; Toe Taps on tennis balls, throw and […]

Year 4 Welly Walk

Year 4 completed a Welly Walk to help compact the soil as part of our revamp of the garden.

Year 4 Macbeth Witches Poems

To kick-start our Shakespeare topic in English, this week Year 4 have been studying Macbeth. We looked at the famous Witches’ Spell from Macbeth and had a go writing our own version. The children all did a great job of using rhyming couplets, and many were even able to use “trochaic tetrameter” (that’s the technical […]

Year 4 Fire Service Visit

On Friday, Year 4 were lucky enough to have a visit from the Fire Service for a talk all about fire safety. We learned lots of great tips and information, and Scarlett even got to practise a 999 call on the walkie-talkie radio. She did a great job!

Live Marking!

We are seeing a really positive impact of our approach to giving the children feedback. Not only are they improving their ability to identify successful work, they are also developing their reasoning and evaluating skills by identifying mistakes, and why and how they were made. All of this is helping us to provide opportunities for […]

Engage! Rugby Values Festival

On Friday morning, Mrs Mould and 14 Year 4 pupils braved the cold to celebrate the Engage! Rugby Values Programme they had participated in last term. The teams travelled over to Centre AT7 to celebrate the six values they had focussed on during their theory lessons and show off some rugby skills too! We are […]

Year 4 Christmas Adverts

In the run-up to Christmas, Year 4 have been analysing and evaluating John Lewis Christmas adverts from 2014-2018. Yesterday, we had a go creating our own storyboard ideas for the John Lewis 2019 Christmas Advert. The ideas were brilliant, and really showed the spirit of Christmas. Here are a few examples: Austin Esme W Layla […]

Year 4 Egyptian Trip

On Thursday 6th December, we went to Birmingham Museum where we undertook two workshops—all about mummification and Egyptian artefacts. After lunch, we walked around the galleries and Egyptian room where we saw some amazing things! The mummified animals were very strange!

Spring Clubs!

Today the children will have brought home the letter with information about Spring Term Clubs! We have over 20 clubs on offer next term so get in there and sign up quick!   Please click on the link below for the letter itself (we know some get lost in book bags!) Spring Term Extra-Curricular Activities […]

4V Maths Marvel

Congratulations to this Matha Marvel, who did brilliantly with his 7x tables today. For the ones he was unsure about, he managed to use repeated addition and did them all incredibly quickly! Well done!

Writing Week!

On Monday, there was a mysterious door that appeared in the hall! It was covered in vines, cobwebs and even blood stained handprints! There was even a signpost that told us where the door might lead to such as : the past, the present, the future, space and even the unknown! Across the school, we […]

4V Maths Marvel

Well done to this week’s Maths Marvel!

Year 4 Engage!

Year 4 have been having a great time with the Engage team learning all about lots of different values.

Year 4 Mummified Oranges

4N had a great time yesterday, unwrapping our mummified oranges. As you can see, they have gone all hard and shriveled — just like a real mummy!  

4N Maths Marvel

This week’s Maths Marvel for 4N is Layla for her fantastic work on written addition.

Year 4 Evolve Rugby

Year 4 have been having a great time learning Tag Rugby every Thursday. This week, we learned how to effectively pass the ball while running, and started playing mini games.

Park Hill’s wind chimes are on display at Coventry Cathedral.

Park Hill’s furin (wind chimes holding a peace poem), and the furin of the other schools involved in this project are on display in Coventry Cathedral. They look fantastic! The “Peace Trees” are on display until Friday 16th; if you haven’t made a visit to the Cathedral recently, this is a perfect time to pop […]

4V Peace Project

4V have created Japanese furin (wind chimes) as part of a joint Peace Project with a number of other Coventry schools. The wind chimes of all the schools are being displayed at Coventry Cathedral. They are being installed on Thursday 8th November, so will be available to be viewed from Friday 9th November. The display […]

4N Maths Marvel

4N’s Maths Marvel this week was Reo! Check out her brilliant work on negative numbers:

Feedback and Marking

Dear Parents and carers, The staff at Park Hill are constantly striving to improve teaching and learning for your child. This term, we have reassessed how we give feedback to the children, and after a lot of research, we have adopted a new approach.  We have moved away from mainly written marking and feedback in […]

Scarab-Fest 2018

This week, Year 4 have been learning more about Ancient Egyptian symbols — this time, the scarab beetle. We looked at why it was such an important symbol to the Egyptians, it’s association with the God Ra, and why it was important in the Egyptian’s burial ceremonies. Next, we created our own scarabs. It was […]

We’re back!

Shaboom - as quickly as they came, our summer holidays have disappeared into the ether and we’re back at it!Year 4 have had a really busy time since we’ve been back, particularly with our new topic…Tomb Raiders! The children have really impressed us with how much they already know about Ancient Egypt and they seem [...]

Welcome to a new school year!

What a great three days we have had in our first week of the new term. The teachers had some exciting training Monday and Tuesday, and we eagerly awaited Wednesday, when the children came. The term has started brilliantly, and we cannot wait for the year ahead!

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