Hello and welcome to Year 4.

Year 4’s aims for the children to develop independence, resilience and confidence; alongside nurturing their creativity to reach their full potential. This will enable them to make a positive contribution to the school and the surrounding community.

We believe enjoyment and enthusiasm to learn are key factors in every child’s journey at Park Hill Primary School. Our team is passionate about inspiring pupils to participate in extra-curricular activities and celebrating their personal achievements.

We hope your child enjoys Year 4 as much as we will.

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.

In English, we will be looking at a range of text types throughout the year including significant authors, poetry and non-fiction texts. Children will learn how to write newspaper reports, describe characters and settings and write a non-chronological report. In Year 4, children will also be learning how to edit and improve their work and use higher level punctuation within their writing. They will also be focussing on grammar and punctuation and how to use this effectively in our writing.

Throughout all of our English, reading is a key focus this year across the school and we are endeavouring to foster a love of reading in a multitude of ways.

In Year 4 Maths, we focus on place value, calculation of the four operations, with a large emphasis on fractions and decimals and times tables, readying all Year 4 pupils for the Statutory Times Table test. Children will also be looking at problem solving and application skills.

In Science, throughout the year, we will be looking at: Habitats and Local Environments, The Human Body, Sound, Different States and Electricity.

Our Humanities topic this year is called ‘Inventors and Creators’. In the Autumn term, we will look at Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, followed by an overview of other key ancient cultures around the world. Spring term will focus specifically on Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece, while Summer term will focus on key inventions in the 20th century, followed by an examination of Coventry’s industrial history up to modern day


Mrs Tarry

Mrs Mercer

Mrs Roper