Bathampton Primary School

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Class 5

Welcome to Class 5,


Mr Dodgson is the class teacher and we are supported by the amazing Mrs Cripps and Mrs Davies.

Our topic for terms 5 and 6 is Dynamic Dynasties please find the unit Knowledge organiser below.

We will be exploring the Shang Dynasty in Ancient China. In particular, we will be exploring emperors, warfare, trade lifestyle and the legacy of The Shang Dynasty today.

Our class novel for the topic is Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan.

The topic will also flow through our wider curriculum as we explore:

  • In English, we will be covering narrative poems, biographies, stories from other cultures.
  • In Art we will study Taotie and Tints, Tones and Shade 
  • In Geography we will explore the Prime Meridian, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and worldwide time zones and study interconnected climate zones, vegetation belts and biomes.
  • In Science will explore properties and changes of materials
  • In DT we will design and evaluate pneumatic systems making by a pneumatic machine that performs a useful function.


In Maths, we will continue to follow the WhiteRose scheme. In terms 5 and 6 we will be covering the following areas.

  • Decimals
  • Properties of shape
  • Position and direction
  • Converting units
  • Volume

Dynamic Dynasties Knowledge Organisers