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Amazing Asia - Spring Term

Amazing Asia Week 2:

In the second week of our topic, we enjoyed a Chinese ribbon dancing session! We then revisited the social hierarchy of the Shang Dynasty, using drama to explore what it would have been like for people living at each level of the social structure.


In PSHE, we used drama techniques to explore positive, healthy relationships and how to form and maintain them.

Shang Dynasty Hierarchy

PSHE - Relationships

PSHE - Relationships 1
PSHE - Relationships 2
PSHE - Relationships 3

Amazing Asia Week 1:

In the first week of our Amazing Asia topic, we began our learning about the Shang Dynasty. We looked at maps to find the location of China and the Shang Dynasty. Looking at a time line, we discovered that the Shang Dynasty was between 1600 and 1046BC (we also made sure that we know what BC and AD means!)


After that, we started to look at the social hierarchy of the Shang Dynasty and who was important at that time.

We linked our Science with History and Design Technology by creating a simple circuit within a model. Here are our representations of WWII factories with a lights and sirens that when switched on/off, the lights go out and the buzzer sounds out. We did this to replicate London during the Blitz.

While investigating common factors, we used counters to represent out findings.


In our Science lesson this week, we learnt about asexual reproduction in plants. Some plants can reproduce without an egg cell being fertilised to produce a seed. Only one parent plant is needed and the offspring are exact copies (clones). We are going to try to grow new plants from a parent plant!

Take a look at our sculptures on display at Blackburn Making Rooms.

Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.

Composing pentatonic music using glockenspiels.