Cubed numbers, a visit from the Fire & Rescue service and Newton metres!


Class 5 have had another hard working week learning about:

  • Relative and embedded relative clauses in English
  • Squared and cubed numbers in maths
  • How the Maya lived in topic
  • What gravity is in SITE
  • Why Jerusalum is a special place to different religions in RE
  • Fire safety in PSHE
  • Dodgeball in PE
  • How to begin a sentence with 'Dans ma rue il y a...' in French

Even though we're constantly working hard in year 5 to grasp all of these tricky concepts, there's no reason why we can't have fun doing so!


Square/cubed numbers


We explored squared and cubed numbers using multi-link. We decided that a squared number is a number multiplied by itself and a cubed number is a number multiplied by itself 3 times.


Newton Metres


We explored the effects of gravity on weight and mass by weighing different objects in the room using Newton metres. We concluded that 1 Newton (which is used to measure weight) is equal to approximately 100 grams (which is used to measure mass).


Fire & Rescue Service


In PSHE, we were visited by Killingbeck Fire & Rescue Service. They taught us lots of things, including:

  • What to do if there is a fire in your home (Think, Plan, Tell, Be Safe).
  • What happens when you call 999.
  • The danger of hoax calling and the knock on effects this can have on other people.
  • The seriousness of emergency service abuse.
  • That the Fire & Rescue services most frequent job is attending to RTCs (Road Traffic Collisions) to rescue people from their cars.
  • We learnt the dangers of mobiles, eating, drinking and being disruptive in cars.
  • Finally, we learnt the importance of seatbelts, headrests, booster seats and air bags.

The children were all very engaged and asked some super questions. Thank you to Killingbeck Fire & Rescue who taught us a lot and gave the children the task of asking their parents to check their smoke detectors and reminding them of the dangers of driving when using a mobile phone. 


Posted by Miss Cammiss on 15 November 2018

Category: Year 5

Tags: Class 5