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!
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.
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