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

It’s probably the most famous date in English history... we’re travelling back to 1066!

These are troubled times and there is danger afoot. A much-loved king is dead and a French Duke has staked a claim for our kingdom. Not to mention all the other wannabe monarchs!

Discover a changing England, shaped by shires, protected by castles and ruled by foreign knights.

Are you ready for the Norman invasion? Then don your armour and watch your back!

Main 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

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; 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

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; 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!

I am warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Meet me in battle. Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare! Invade and attack, Romans versus the Celts, the fight is on...

Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar, and find out what the Romans did for us.

Main 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

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; 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

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; 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

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; 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!

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; 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

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores.

Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the life of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land.

Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages...?

Main 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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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

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“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

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“My daughter is totally engaged with the curriculum and coming home so happy ”

Karin, Parent of Year 5 pupil
St. Michael's RC Primary