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The topic this term is called:  What remains of the Shang Dynasty?

It is a History/Science based topic.



The Science focuses on Light. 

This includes::

  • recognising that light appears to travel in straight lines

  • using the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye

  • explaining that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes

  • using the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them


It is a topic that works really well in a practical way and so children will develop investigation skills and how to record results.


In History the children will learn about the Shang Dynasty in China.

This includes:

  • comparing modern and ancient China

  • learning about the Yangtze River

  • knowing about Lady Fu Hao

  • understanding how artefacts help us learn about the past


Here are the knowledge organisers for this term. The knowledge organisers show a brief overview of the topics that we are covering in our science and history lessons this term.



We use Purple Mash to teach our computing sessions. This term we are focusing on Databases and Internet Safety Day. 



This term we are learning about Chinese Inventions.

This involves looking at how things are constructed, making designs and then constructing our own inventions.