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