Lesson Bundle : Year 4 (C)


Lessons on a wide range of PSHE and Citizenship themes suitable for children in Year 4. Lessons include: Animal Care: Creature Kindness, Equal Opportunities, Immigration: Coming to Britain, Microorganisms, For & Against: Where Do You Stand?, History of the Olympics.

Animal Care: Creature Kindness

This lesson looks at the advantages and disadvantages of pet ownership, the importance of taking care of animals and the work of animal welfare charities such as the RSPCA. Links: Family

Cross curricular links: Literacy, Art

Learning Activities

  • Listing the advantages and disadvantages of owning a pet
  • Designing a leaflet for Dog’s Trust

    "That was a really good PowerPoint! They learnt a lot. They are now making their own leaflet for their own charity!"


Equal Opportunities

This lesson is about the meaning of equal opportunities and the nature of prejudice. It gives examples of groups that may suffer from discrimination. Links: British values, tolerance, community, respect, equality, ANTI BULLYING, equal pay

Cross curricular links: Literacy, IT, Art

Learning Activities

  • Discussion: What qualities to look for in a friend
  • Story writing
  • Researching charities that support groups of people who are discriminated against
  • Designing an equal opportunities logo
  • Creating a cartoon to illustrate an unfair situation


Invaders and Settlers: Coming to Britain

This lesson gives a potted history of the people who have come to live in Britain from the Celts, Romans and Vikings to the migrant workers from Eastern Europe and people fleeing conflicts and poverty today. The lesson includes a video interview with a Kent headteacher originally from the Punjab region of India. Links: community, immigration

Cross-curricular links: history, geography, literacy

Learning Activities:

  • Comprehension questions linked to the video interview
  • Role play scenarios to explore how it feels to be a newcomer
  • Investigating words from other countries adopted into the English language 



This lesson looks at microorganisms and explores how some can be helpful, while others are harmful. It also teaches children about the importance of good hygiene. Links: medicines, puberty

Cross-curricular links: science

Learning Activities:

  • Experiment to grow bacteria
  • Making soap
  • Demonstrating how germs spread
  • Experiment to show effect of handwashing
  • Experiment to show why some food is kept in the fridge
  • Finding out about Edward Jenner and Alexander Flemming


For & Against: Where Do You Stand?

This lesson provides a number of issues on which children are asked to think about where they stand. They will be supported in learning how to express their views and listen to different points of view before making up their mind on important issues. 

Cross curricular links: Literacy

Learning Activities

  • Discussion using situations provided
  • Writing a letter to a political representative
  • Finding out what an activist does

History of the Olympics

This lesson explores the origins of the Olympic Games. The Learning Activities delve further into the rivalry between the Spartans and Athenians, and invite a debate about the relative merits of brains and brawn. 

Cross curricular links: History, Literacy, Numeracy

Learning Activities

  • Grecian Art
  • Dialogue between an Athenian and a Spartan
  • Debate: Is brain better than brawn?
  • Researching children’s questions about the ancient Olympics (suggestion given) and creating a PowerPoint in pairs.