Tuesday 2nd June Y5/6 (wk8)

Good morning Years 5 and 6, we hope that you and your families are keeping well. It was lovely to ‘hear’ from so many of you yesterday and to share your learning. It was also great to learn that so many of you are enjoying the new theme and that some of you were even out cycling yourselves.

Today, you are going to start to create your own team of elite cyclists to compete in The Tour this year.

These tasks are going to combine your maths and English daily tasks.

Task 1

Firstly, you need to think of a name for your race team and design a logo for their racing jersey (top).  (This is a bit like what we did at the beginning of the N.A.F.I.R project, year 6). The logo usually includes the name of the organisation that is sponsoring (giving money) to the race team.

Each rider gets a free helmet, free glasses, jerseys, bibs, socks, shoes and rides on a free bike with a frame, saddle, pedals, wheels and tubes, all of which is provided by sponsors. Each sponsor is hoping to get as much media attention as possible during the Tour de France, which is broadcast in over 190 countries.
Each sponsor is represented by a logo, which appears on the rider’s jerseys and bicycles. The size of the logo depends on the amount of money provided by the sponsor.

There is a lot of inspiration that can be googled online, but here are a couple of examples to start you thinking:

FDJ Française des Jeux (UCI Professional Continental team)
Française des Jeux is the name of the French national lottery

BMC Racing Team (UCI World Tour team)
BMC is a Switzerland-based bicycle frame manufacturer.

AG2R LA MONDIALE Pro Cycling team (UCI World Tour team)
AG2R La Mondiale is a France-based insurance company.

Once you have created your team name and logo, for the rider’s jersey, you are ready to create your cyclists.

Task 2 Your cycling team will consist of 5 elite riders. For each rider, you need to complete a table of information and data about them (obviously you are going to make this up). This is my modelled example:

Cyclist 1 – Peter Fitter
Nationality British
Date of birth 8 / 9/ 93  (26 years old)
Height 1 m 78 cm 
 Weight 69 kg
Leg length (from hips to toes) 81 cm
Arm length (reach) 66 cm

Can you now use your tables of information to compare your cyclists e.g.

  • What is the difference in height between cyclist 1 and cyclist 4?
  • What is the difference in arm reach between cyclist 2 and cyclist 3?

Can you generate at least 5 questions which allow you to compare and contrast the statistics (information) about your riders?

We look forward to reading all about your team!

Quick Maths Challenge

Bear Grylls Challenge: The Great Jungle Fire

We are back in the jungle, however it is on fire and the animals must keep themselves wet to avoid being burned.

This is a relay race as a team so invite anyone in your family to join in. You need a bucket of water and a cup. Set the water bucket and the cup about 15-20 yards away from each team. There is also a list of animals as follows:

1. Gorilla

2. Bat

3. Leopard

4. Snake

5. Kangaroo

The first person to run must run like a gorilla, the second pretends to fly like a bat and so on.

-Gorillas must run with their arms and legs held out awkwardly away from their body.

-Bats must flap their arms wildly.

-Leopards must run on all fours.

-Snakes must get on their elbows and knees.

-Kangaroos must hop.

Once the 5 people have run, the 6th person will start the list again as a gorilla, the 7th will be a bat and so on. Once they reach the water bucket, they must fill up the cup with water and throw it over themselves then run back to the next person. The game ends when you have emptied the bucket. The very last person must pick up the bucket and put it on their heads to prove it is empty (don’t forget to send us the picture of that one)!

ICT Link to an online activity: Guardians Defenders of Mathematica

A BBC Bitesize game where you pit your wits and mathematical skills against your enemies with weapons. Mathematical areas covered include: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, algebra and more. A really fun game that takes you on an adventure with the difficulty increasing as you go along. This is for all those that like a story and characters in the gaming world.


Message of the day:

“The memories we make with our family is everything.”

Candace Cameron Bure – American Actress