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Hove Junior School

Portland Road & Holland Road

"There is strong evidence of good systemic leadership and an aspirational culture, supporting strong outcomes for pupils and in raising standards for disadvantaged and SEND pupils" - Ofsted, February 2020

Year 4 

Summer Term Whole School Topic – Amazing Africa and Awesome Ancient Egypt

We are delighted to introduce our new whole school topic and Years 3, 4 and 5 started with a stunning start on Monday 25th April with each class finding out about a chosen country in Africa. Please find our curriculum newsletter below and links to our year group learning journeys and core knowledge files. These are also available on our school website. Our humanities subject lead has worked closely with each year group to ensure that we have provided a progressive set of skills and knowledge across the Key Stage, and we have thought inclusively about our core literacy texts and topic books. We look forward to sharing more photos and information with you throughout the summer term.

Year 4

During our Summer Term topic, we will be comparing five African countries, from North, East, South, West and Central Africa. We will look at the differences and similarities in the physical and human geography of Botswana, Kenya, Gambia, Gabon and Algeria, including comparing the wildlife and landscapes. We will read “Africa Amazing Africa” to inspire our geography lessons.

When we learn about life in Ancient Egypt, we will look at the various jobs that people did back then, including farmers, scribes, priests and noblemen. We will also discover Egyptian gods, and what they believed happened in the afterlife.