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Hove Junior School

Portland Road & Holland Road

"We continue to be a good school" - Ofsted, 2016

Current topics


Current topics - Summer Term 2019

Year 3 - Trash To Treasure 

During our Trash to Treasure topic we will explore what it means to be a responsible global citizen and how we can look after our corner of the earth and in turn, our planet, for future generations. Understanding how to  learn from, and communicate with, people from different countries and cultures will also be woven into our work and we will spend time reading and enjoying the books Litterbug Doug by Ellie Bethel and Varmints by Helen Ward.

Year 4 - Vicious Vikings

Our Summer term is full of discovery around history's toughest tyrants: the raiders, traders and settlers known as the Vikings! We will explore their life and mythology through Neil Gaiman's wonderful story, Odd and the Frost Giants, the tale of a young Viking boy who finds himself adventuring alongside the greatest Norse Gods! It features incredible artwork by Brighton resident and former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, which we will use to inspire our art sketching skills.

Year 5 - Coast to Coast

During our topic we will be reading and using the novel 'Dead Man's Cove' by Lauren St John as inspiration in English. The children will develop their map and atlas skills, studying rivers and how they come to change their course over time.  Year 5 will visit Brighton looking at the local history and local area and how it has grown and developed from 'Brighthelmstone' in the 11th century to today.

Year 6 - Passport to the World

Year 6 will learn about Native American tribes and write their own Native American legend in English.  We will study key people in American History and explore the book: The Matchbox Diaries.  This will lead on to world geography studies, where we will research and discover more about the human and physical geography of key places in the world.

We will also be preparting for the children for transition to secondary school and ensuring that they are confident going forth into secondary education.