Year 4 Blog

4H Masquerade!

In our English lessons, we have started looking at the famous play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare! We have been working hard on familiarising ourselves with the story and the love, passion and tragedy involved. (Some of Shakespeare’s favourite themes!) In order to immerse ourselves in the text, we created our own masquerades from […]

Midsummer Night’s Dream Workshop!

On Friday, Year 4 took part in a drama workshop. We have been looking at A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare in our English lessons so it only seemed apt to perform it too! The children were set a challenge by our visitor to learn all their lines and parts as they were given, […]

Year 4 Quad Kids Athletics!

Last week, children from Year 4 attended a Quad Kids Athletics event for the Coventry West School Games. They competed against Finham, Keresley, Coundon, Cannon Park and Grange Farm in four events; 400m run, 50m sprint, javelin and standing long jump. The weather was perfect and the children were ready to go! After waiting half […]

Triwizard Tournament!

This morning, Year 4 held their very own Tirwizard Tournament. We had a wand making competition (Slytherin won… booo!), a magical obstacle course on broomsticks (or as muggles know them… hockey sticks) and a match of Quidditch. Unfortunately, Slytherin won again… Gryffindor were having an off day. Here are some pictures of the children participating: This […]

Mad Scientist causes major explosion !

Quietly, the children of Park Hill Primary School were sitting in awe and wonder as the scientist demonstrated his experiments. Suddenly, at about 2:20pm there was a massive explosion that shook the school!  One or two of the staff, alarmed at the commotion, came running to the rescue to find that all was under control […]

Invertebrate Hunt!

This afternoon, Year 4 went on a hunt for all types of invertebrate on the field and in forest school. We had a classification key which helped us to figure out which specimen we found. Luckily, we were able to find lots of different animals. Here are some images: Edie – I really enjoyed finding […]

4P’s Library Time!

4P enjoyed spending some time in the library this afternoon! We found lots of great books, which we got to start reading. Also, there is a brilliant new Librarian too! (thanks Rhys!)  

Potter Mania!

Last week, Year 4 received a letter from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry containing our wizarding names. Next, we chose our houses out of a pot and some people were not happy with the sorting hat’s choices! Unfortunately, Lord Voldemort (Lewis) was chosen for Slytherin. ARRRGHHH! Our work has been based around our journey […]

Copper Coin Race

Thank you all for the donations of Copper Coins at the end of last term to help support our funding for the mini-pitch. It has taken a lot of counting, but Mrs Plant and her ‘Plant’s Angels’ have been working around the clock (break and lunchtimes) to count every last coin. The final total is… […]

Year 4 Football Match v Finham

Before Easter, a squad of Year 4 pupils played their first match for Park Hill against Finham Primary. The game was away, however the boys were eager to play well and therefore started straight away with their warm up once they arrived. After settling down after the first few minutes, Park Hill started to work […]

Hogwarts Hill

Harry Potter has taken over Park Hill in Year 4! In Year 4, we have started our new English topic, fantasy settings, so we have immersed ourselves in the magical world of Harry Potter! Last week, we took part in activities such as: The Sorting Hat Design your own wand Design a new spell Choose […]

#MiniPitch Raffle!

On Friday, all children took home a book of raffle tickets and a letter explaining about our #MiniPitch fundraising! So far, we have raised over £3,5oo and we still need to confirm the money raised from the Copper Coin Race before Easter! Our fundraising page is Please follow the page to keep updated and […]

Copper Coin Collection!

Wow-thank you for your generosity in bringing in copper coins today for our race. Well done 4H on winning, but what an epic effort by all! Thank you all so much… it may take a long time to count, but it’s very much appreciated for our mini pitch fund!  

Active Communications Donation

We are very pleased to share that Active Communications have donated £100 to the #MiniPitches fund! Based at 10 Unicorn Avenue, Eastern Green, we quick to support the community when we got in touch and it helps our totalizer creep towards the £1000 mark! Please visit their website for any telephone systems, computer / wireless solutions, […]

Cupid’s arrow struck @ Park Hill

On Friday 9th February, the school PTA organised and ran a Valentine’s Disco for Key Stage 2! Plenty of dangerous dance moves were on show and it proved to be a very popular event! Without fail, the tuck shop was a massive hit and alongside ticket fees, the PTA raised £306.55 towards the Mini Pitch […]

Miles 4 Money & The Children’s Mile

Dear parents / guardians,   As you may know, children within school have signed up to take part in ‘The Children’s Mile’ in association with the Coventry Half Marathon. In total, 111 children have signed up for the event! (More information will be sent to you in due course if you are taking part.)   […]

All weather pitch fund raising

Yesterday, we set up or ‘neighbourly’ page for our new all weather pitch (it’s similar to a ‘just giving’ page). Please use the link below and sign up and ‘follow’ us, as well as sharing it with your family and friends, as the higher our ‘activity score’, the more attractive we are to businesses and […]

Clubs Crazy!

At Park Hill we are clubs crazy! With 15 clubs on this half term, including dance, gym, taekwondo, basketball, tennis, table tennis, football, dodgeball and netball. In total, 217 spaces were filled which is just under 88%! Well done to all of the children who have been taking part in clubs so far. If anyone […]

The Children’s Mile!

On Tuesday, all children from Y1 to Y6 will have brought home a letter about a Children’s Mile on Sunday 18th March. The aim of the event is to increase participation in regular physical activity alongside promoting a healthy lifestyle. In addition to this, we are raising money for both the school sports pitch and […]

Fund Raising Bike Ride

As part of the fundraising for the new sports pitch, we are organising a bike ride from Park Hill to Wembley, as it is the FA who provide the majority of the cost. We would like to invite as many people as possible, no matter what their experience, to cycle the 110 miles on Saturday […]

Year 4’s Early Man Adventure!

This morning, we went on an adventure to the Showcase cinema to watch ‘Early Man’. We got to have snack packs, which were very tasty! All of Year 4 enjoyed the movie and thought it was very funny. The story was about Lord Nooth who lives in a castle tries to destroy the stone Age […]

Adam’s Ice Palace description.

This week Year 4 have started to read ‘Ice Palace’ by Robert Swindells. We have been using lots of descriptive techniques to describe the moment Ivan’s brother is taken by Starjik, from his bed in the dead of night. Adam has worked really hard to include all the skills we have looked at so far […]

Early Man Trip!

On Monday 29th January, Year 4 travelled to the Showcase Cinema to watch ‘Early Man’ as part of our Stone Age topic. We have been investigating what life was like in the Stone Age alongside, for example what they wore, how they hunted, where they lived. In addition, we have been researching some of their […]

Clubs for Schools Booking – Spaces Available!



Please make sure that all children have the correct PE kit or equipment for their lessons. Since returning to school after Christmas, there have been children unprepared for their lessons, which means teachers have to find alternative activities for them to take part in. It is essential that all children bring the correct kit so they […]

Endball Tournament

This afternoon, some pupils from Year 4 were selected to take part in an Endball Tournament. The tournament took place at Excel sports centre, which involved a number of other schools from the local area. The two teams of  children were chosen to reprsent Park Hill Primary after only one practise session. Here is the team […]

There’s a reason some people are heroes…

Today, the Perfect Pen Pals decided they wanted to write to their favourite ‘celebrities’. We had a range of ideas, most of which were footballers. We also tweeted them to tell them how they are inspiring us to write. I was ecstatic to find the heavyweight champion of the world has replied to one of […]

School closed- Monday 11th December

Due to the snow, school will be closed tomorrow to ensure the safety of our children and staff. We hope the children are enjoying the weather!

The ‘Blazin’ Cold

On Wednesday afternoon, Year 4 were treated with a hockey session with Coventry Blaze! They are currently running free taster sessions with primary schools in the city and we didn’t hesitate getting stuck in, even thought it was freeeeeezing! We had a great time improving our knowledge of the game as developing our skills! Don’t […]

Blaze Community visit Year 4!

Yesterday afternoon, Year 4 were lucky to have the opportunity to participate in a hockey lesson from Blaze Community Foundation. The whole class learnt how to hold a hockey stick correctly, control the ball and move with the ball. There was a team competition at the end to see who could weave in and out […]

4H Come and Share – Mummification Madness!

On Friday 24th, 4H hosted our Come and Share event where we showed our parents and carers what we had been learning this term. We showcased our Topic and English work where we had created our own informative Lap Books on the Ancient Egyptians along with our own Mystery Story based on Terry Deary’s book […]

Come and share.

This afternoon Year 4 got to share their fantastic English and topic work with their parents for come and share. They made beautiful lapbooks displaying all the facts they have learnt about Ancient Egypt. As well as this, we made 3D card models of a sphinx and held a mummification competition. Parents were great in […]

Awful Auntie Theatre Trip

This morning, Years 4 and 5 went to see a stage version of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. We had an amazing time and laughed throughout it! We also took some talented Year 6 writers who won a writing competition by writing a letter to Mr Lawrence persuading him […]

Perfect Pen Pals

Today, the talented Year 4 boys writing group met for their first official lesson. They enjoy writing adventure and ‘gruesome’ tales, and they showed this today with a very vicious story- look at how much they have written! They used pen for the first time and the results are fantastic. The Perfect Pen Pals are […]

Children in Need!

Today all of the children took part in fundraising for Children in Need. They all had the chance to donate money at stalls, ran by Year 6, including glitter tattoos, food, coloured hair sprays and various games/competitions. We had a lovely time visiting all of the stalls and eating lots of cake and chocolates. This afternoon […]

Parking – Sign the petition!

The Governors and I are always trying to look for ways to make our school as safe as possible for children and families. Road Safety is high on the agenda. We have been liaising with Local Councilors to raise aware of road safety outside of school. Ward Cllrs we have also been approached by parents […]

SPENCER – Half term Champions!

Tomorrow morning, Spencer will be celebrating their first victory of the year (and the first of many!), when they watch the Lego Batman Movie!  

Epic Egyptians!

On Tuesday, Year 4 visited the Birmingham Art Gallery and Museum as part of our Ancient Egypt topic. We set off early so that we could spend as much of our day as we could looking at the artefacts! Upon arrival, we dropped off our coats and lunch then set off around the museum. On […]

Pumpkin competition winners

thank you for all of your entries… here are the winners!      

Year 4 Trip.

This week Year 4 went on a trip to Birmigham Art Gallery and Museum. We spent the day looking at various galleries and got the chance to take part in a workshop about mummification. The children really enjoyed seeing how a body was mummified in Egypt and what each stage of the mummification was. They […]

Halloween fun

thank you to all of the children who entered the PTA pumpkin competition. Mrs Timms was extremely happy to see so many entries (and it even scared some of us every time we walked past!). The winners will be revealed in Friday’s star of the week assembly.

We love Rock’n’Roll

Yesterday, Year 4 had a music workshop with Rock Steady following the assembly a couple of weeks ago. We had lots of fun singing along to ‘We love Rock’n’Roll’ and exploring what it meant to be in a band. After this, Year 4 also got the chance to play some of the rock instruments to make […]


With October being International Dyslexia Awareness Month and having just passed the British Dyslexia Associations Dyslexia Awareness week now felt like the right time to start our series of blog posts outlining information about the various different types of needs some of our children might commonly experience in schools. In the UK, on average, 1 […]

Epic Egyptians

Our topic this term is Epic Egyptians. We have been busy creating some fabulous lapbooks to display everything we are learning about. This week we have been learning all about hieroglyphics. We wrote our name using them and create our very own class hieroglyphics to write coded messages. We also looked at how we now […]

Rocksteady assembly

    Today, we’ve had Tommy from Rocksteady telling us all about his musical instruments and how they work. We’ve had some great fun! 

Reading – the key to success?

I remember some of my earliest experiences of books, sitting on the floor of my school library surrounded by choices and not knowing where to start! The anticipation of choosing a new book and using that ‘5 finger rule‘ to check that I would be able to read it fluently enough that I could enjoy it. […]

45 days of summer.

This summer was spent relaxing and catching up with friends and family following a busy year at University. I took a short trip to London where I visited the London Eye, Hyde Park, caught and matinee of 42nd Street and many more typical tourist activities. I spent most of my evenings walking my dog across the […]

Mr Ham’s Hols.

I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the long, relaxing summer holiday at home (with no morning alarm). At the same time, it’s never long enough though, is it? Nevertheless, it’s September and we’re back for a new year with a host of new and exciting opportunities for the children in Year […]

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