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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

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Let the Adventure Begin!

We are delighted to present our whole school, summer topic ‘Let the Adventure Begin!’

For this exciting learning journey our children are becoming conscientious, world adventurers! They will traverse the globe exploring different locations, acquiring key geography skills and some will even investigate ancient civilisations. All the while considering their role as global citizens and caretakers of our wonderful planet!

Year 6 will continue to study World War 2 for the first 4 weeks of term before joining the rest of the school on their own adventure to China!

Stunning Start 17.4.23: Taking flight to South America!

When the children return to school after the Easter break they will be given passports and will board planes to South American locations:

  • Year 3 will fly to Buenos Aires in Argentina
  • Year 4 will head to Santiago in Chile
  • Year 5’s destination will be Brasília in Brazil

All year groups will have a geography focus for the first half of the term which will begin in this vast continent:

  • Year 3 Mountains: Andes mountain range
  • Year 4 Volcanos: Volcano Osorno
  • Year 5 Rivers: Amazon river

As the term goes on, children in years 3, 4 and 5 will head to their next destination where they will have the chance to develop geographical skills and knowledge even further.

  • Year 3 travel to Scotland to learn about weather patterns within the UK and study mountain formation
  • Year 4 travel to Iceland (Eyjafjallajokull) then onto Greenland to deepen their knowledge of volcanoes and colder climates in relation to the Equator
  • Year 5 travel to India to further their learning on rivers and compare the great Ganges to the awesome Amazon river
  • Year 6 join the whole school topic and travel to China, specifically the ‘Ring of Fire’ where they will delve into a unit of work on earthquakes.

Please look at our overall Learning Journey and each year group’s Core Knowledge File to find out more.


Activity Passports

Year 3 Activity Passport

Year 4 Activity Passport

Year 5 Activity Passport

Year 6 Activity Passport

At Hove Junior school we feel passionate about opportunities to learn and try new things both in the classroom and outside of school.  To encourage this, we have taken inspiration from the Department of Education and put together suggested sets of activities that run alongside our curriculum. 


Together, these activities make up a passport for children into the world around them.  They could be challenges to weave into holidays in new places or weekend goals that tie in with classroom learning.  As they go through each year group, children can tick off as many as possible, keeping records of their achievements and the adventures they have enjoyed, sharing their experiences and inspiring others.  It is a chance for families to enjoy new challenges together.


We look forward to hearing about the different activities that children and families do over the coming school year.