Year 4 Curriculum Projects (Wales)

Below is a brief outline of each of our Year 4 curriculum projects. These projects help practitioners to create an engaging and creative Year 4 (or mixed age) curriculum.

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Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs)

Blue Abyss

Grab your wetsuit! We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures.

Head to your local aquarium and learn about life in the ocean. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal?

Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the blue abyss…

Main focus: Art & Design (Expressive arts); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: D&T (Science & technology); Geography (Humanities); History (Humanities); ICT (Science & technology); Science (Science & technology).

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

Open wide - let’s take a look inside! We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body!

Make a working model of the digestive system and use it to persuade others to eat healthily. Learn how to look after this marvellous belching, squelching, mixture-making machine we call our body.

Main focus: Science (Science & technology); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: D&T (Science & technology); ICT (Science & technology); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); Music (Expressive arts); PSE (Health & well-being).

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Misty Mountain Sierra

Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet.

Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau.

Follow the water cycle’s course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas.

But beware, look out! What’s that by that tree? Its footprints are huge! Have we found the... Yeti!!

Main focus: Geography (Humanities); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); ICT (Science & technology); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); Music (Expressive arts); PE (Health & well-being); PSE (Health & well-being); Science (Science & technology).

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Playlist

Ssh...what’s that noise? A bash? A crash? A shake, a rattle or a low,bass hum? Which do you prefer… an acoustic singer or a booming brass band? A solitary voice singing sweetly and quietly or a magnificent choir lifting the roof?

Take out your ear plugs as you journey through the valley of sound .

Main focus: Music (Expressive arts); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); D&T (Science & technology); Geography (Humanities); ICT (Science & technology); Languages (Languages, literacy & communication); PE (Health & well-being); Science (Science & technology).

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Potions

Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or sticky goo.

Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties...

Now scientists, beware! There are some powerful and deadly potions out there - dangerous, unpredictable or plain tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet!).

Main focus: Science (Science & technology); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); D&T (Science & technology); History (Humanities); ICT (Science & technology); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); Music (Expressive arts); PE (Health & well-being).

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Road Trip USA!

Buckle up, sunglasses on – we’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A!

Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at JFK airport New York, it’s time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple.

It’s going to be a long ride, put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair – we’re off!

Main focus: Geography (Humanities); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); D&T (Science & technology); History (Humanities); ICT (Science & technology); Music (Expressive arts); PSE (Health & well-being); Science (Science & technology).

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Sportswear Designer

On your marks, get set, go! Put your running shoes on and get ready to become a sportswear designer.

Begin by heading off to your local sports superstore to investigate sports clothing. What is your favourite item? What are its uses?

Main focus: D&T (Science & technology); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); ICT (Science & technology); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); Music (Expressive arts); PE (Health & well-being); PSE (Health & well-being); Science (Science & technology).

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Welsh History Projects

The Romans Are Coming!

Who were the Romans? What impact did they have on Wales? Explore these questions and more in this special project about the Romans and their influence on Welsh history and culture.

Main focus: History (Humanities); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: D&T (Science & technology); Geography (Humanities); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); PE (Health & well-being); Science (Science & technology).

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Welsh Culture Projects

Eisteddfod

How did the tradition of the Eisteddfod begin? What are its main aims? Explore these questions and more in this special project about the tradition of Eisteddfod in Wales.

Main focus: English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); D&T (Science & technology); Geography (Humanities); ICT (Science & technology); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); Music (Expressive arts); PSE (Health & well-being); Science (Science & technology).

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)
“Ofsted love the curriculum and it is what brought us through as a 'good' school.”
Richard Osler, Deputy Headteacher
Broad Oak Primary School
“Ofsted were extremely positive about the way that we had used the Cornerstones framework to 'revamp and expand our previously narrow curriculum' and told the school leaders that this had been a 'wise decision'.”
Ruth Scales, Assistant Head Teacher
Westwood Farm School
“You can see the impact when you talk to the children in my school, the parents, the staff and my governing body.”
Roulla Gabriel, Principal
Hockley Heath Primary School
“I believe it made a major contribution to our school moving from 'Requires Improvement' back to 'Good'.”
David Hall, Head Teacher
Brackensdale ER Junior School
“Cornerstones allows us to be creative and explore exciting themes through a robust teaching framework.”
Dominic Broad, Acting Deputy Head Teacher
Barry Island Primary School
“Cornerstones gave us all a fresh start and we've never looked back.”
Jill Bramwell, Deputy Head
Blackrod Primary School
“My daughter is totally engaged with the curriculum and coming home so happy ”
Karin, Parent of Year 5 pupil
St. Michael's RC Primary