Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School


Monday 8th February 

Who was Fu Hao?

In this lesson we will be learning all about Fu Hao, a peasant who rose to become a great priestess and general.


Tuesday 9th February 

How did the Shang Dynasty end?

In this lesson, we will be learning all about the cruel and terrible King Zhou, and how the Shang Dynasty came to an end in ancient China.


Wednesday 10th February 

How do empires collapse?

In this lesson we will take a quick look at some of the largest empires throughout history. We'll see that empires have risen and fallen since the first civilisations, and try and spot any common reasons for their downfalls. Then, we'll apply this learning to the collapse of the Shang Dynasty.


Thursday 11th February

What were the great accomplishments of the Shang Dynasty?

In this lesson we will take a closer look at the great achievements of the Shang Dynasty. Although the empire had ended, we will learn all of the accomplishments that lasted after the final king had been overthrown.


Friday 12th February

What were the major cities of the Shang Dynasty?

In this lesson, we will learn how the Shang Dynasty was amongst the first civilisations to create major cities. We will look in detail at two of these cities and their relationship with the Yellow River, as well as how rural life continued to flourish alongside these cities.

‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’