Year 4 Curriculum Projects

Here is an overview of all of our Year 4 curriculum projects. Although they are aimed at Year 4 children these projects are designed with differentiation in mind. The difficulty level can be increased or reduced to suit different ages or abilities making them ideal for teaching mixed or single age group classes.

Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs)

1066

NC topics: Normans; Invaders and settlers; History beyond 1066

Develop children’s knowledge of the Norman invasion and settlement with 1066, our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced history project. Our high-quality teaching materials help children learn about the Battle of Hastings, key dates and events, Norman culture, the feudal system and the Doomsday Book.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Geography; Mathematics; PE; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Blue Abyss

NC topics: Under the Sea; Living things; Habitats

Use our pre-planned Year 4 geography project, Blue Abyss, to teach children about the human uses and physical features of the sea. This fully-resourced project develops children’s knowledge of ocean layers, sea exploration, food chains, habitats and pollution.

Subject focus: Art & Design, English.

Also covered: Computing; D&T; Geography; History; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Burps, Bottoms and Bile

NC topics: Human body; Digestive system; Teeth

Develop children’s knowledge of the digestive system with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced science project, Burps, Bottoms and Bile. Our high-quality teaching resources help children learn about teeth, bodily functions, healthy eating and, of course, poo!

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Computing; D&T; Mathematics; Music; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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I am Warrior!

NC topics: Romans; Roman Britain; Invaders and settlers; Celts

Develop children’s knowledge of the Romans and Celts with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced history project, I am Warrior! Our high-quality teaching resources help children learn about and compare the two cultures and warfare tactics, understand chronology, and study key individuals.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; D&T; Geography; Mathematics; PE; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Misty Mountain Sierra

NC topics: Mountains; Physical geographical features; The water cycle

Use our pre-planned Year 4 geography project, Misty Mountain Sierra, to teach children about the human and physical features of mountain environments. This fully-resourced project develops children’s knowledge of mountain formation, settlement, climate zones and the water cycle.

Subject focus: Geography, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; Mathematics; Music; PE; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Playlist

NC topics: Sound; Composing music

Use our pre-planned Year 4 music project, Playlist, to help children learn about musical genres and sound. Our high-quality teaching resources help children develop knowledge about composers, the different qualities of sound and how to perform compositions.

Subject focus: Music, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Geography; Languages; PE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Potions

NC topics: States of matter; Medicine; Liquids

Develop children’s knowledge of the properties of materials with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced science project, Potions. Our high-quality teaching resources help children learn the properties of liquids, recognise hazardous materials and learn how and why medicines such as anaesthetics were developed.

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; History; Mathematics; Music; PE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Road Trip USA!

NC topics: XUSA; Non-european society; Native Americans; Maps

Use Road trip USA! to teach children about the United States, past and present. Our fully-resourced and pre-planned Year 4 geography project develops children’s knowledge of Native American culture, map reading, and the physical and human features of key locations in the United States.

Subject focus: Geography, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; History; Music; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Traders and Raiders

NC topics: Anglo-Saxons; Vikings; Invaders and settlers

Develop children’s knowledge of Britain’s early invaders and settlers with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced history project, Traders and Raiders. Our high-quality teaching resources help children learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking culture, chronology and key events.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art & Design; Computing; D&T; Geography; Mathematics; Music; PE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Barry Island Primary School
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