Tuesday 9th June Y5/6 (wk9)

The total distance covered so far in yesterday’s 120 miles challenge was:

27.16 miles

THIS CHALLENGE IS GOING TO LAST UNTIL FRIDAY SO PLEASE KEEP EMAILING YOUR DISTANCES.

Thanks to these people so far for their contribution: Harry S, Seth, Finlay C, Dylan C, Jack B, Owen and Cameron.

Good morning cyclists, we hope you are fit and ready for today’s challenges. It’s time to put that lycra on, fill up your water bottles and warm up those leg muscles as there’s no time to waste – the race is on!

STAGE 7: MILLAU – LAVAUR  168 kms

The riders start near the Millau Viaduct, which is the tallest cable-stayed road bridge in the world, and set off for a lumpy stage with a number of climbs standing out.

Daily Maths task

The Millau Viaduct is a landmark of the local area and is the tallest bridge of its type in the world. I have driven across it several times myself and it is a beautiful feat of engineering. Have any of you been across it too, I wonder? (It is not for those with a fear of heights!)

Your task today is to compare the dimensions / ages of some of the most famous and/or iconic bridges in the world.  For these calculations, you will need to use your subtraction skills – taking away the smaller number from the bigger one.

You need to look at the sheet below and calculate:

  • How much longer is one bridge to another (its span)?
  • How much taller is one bridge to another?
  • How much older is one bridge than another?
  • How much wider is one bridge than another?

The bridges I have selected and provided information on are:

1./The Millau Viaduct, France

2./The Queen Elizabeth 2nd Bridge at Dartford, England

3./The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA

4./ The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

5./ The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Japan

6./ The Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy

Challenge: Can you find the dimensions of other famous bridges, from around the world, to compare and contrast to the data I have provided on the bridges above?

Daily English task Your task today, is to research and present information / facts about the Millau Bridge.

How you wish to present the information is up to you. You may wish to produce a hand-written fact file, a paragraph of informative sentences or a power point. You may wish to include pictures and/or diagrams.

The following websites may be helpful:

This next web page also includes some videos which may be useful.

https://interestingengineering.com/7-marvelous-facts-about-the-millau-viaduct

https://ee.france.fr/en/discover/viaduc-millau-1

These are just a selection of websites, there are a lot out there, full of information!

We look forward to reading your information writing. Don’t forget to make sure that your sentences are correctly punctuated and make sense!

Your cycling team wants to be as knowledgeable as possible about this incredible bridge before they cycle over it today.

Quick Maths Challenge:

Bear Grylls Challenge: Create a miniature book Challenge

This “novel” idea came from our very own Mrs Emson. Can you make your own miniature book? Follow the pictures below, which instruct you how to do so.

You can now create your own Tour de France adventure or fact book!

ICT Link to an online activity: The Legend of Dick and Dom (factors and multiples)

Play the factors and multiples in this game with Princes Dick and Dom. Your mission to make an antidote to combat a terrible plague spreading through their Kingdom. This game is a bit of fun with a few extra challenges on the way. It is not the most difficult game ever, but it is good fun!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity02

Message of the day:

“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.”

Chris Grosser – Managing Director, Photography

2 Comments

  1. Mr Taylor and Mrs Lawrence says:

    Good morning Isabel,thank you for your question.

    The bridge information sheet tells you how old each of the bridges is, how long they are, how tall they are etc. What I meant for you to do, was to compare 2 bridges at a time, say The QE2 bridge and The Golden Gate Bridge . What is the difference in their height? (Take the smaller height away from the taller height). What is the difference in their length? (Take the smaller length away from the longer length). What is the difference in their age? (how many years younger is one than the other). I believe that I kept all the measurements in metres to make this easier to do. Repeat this again to compare 2 other bridges.
    I hope this helps,
    Mrs. Lawrence

  2. Isabel Miller says:

    ARE WE SUPPOST TO LOOK HOW OLD THE BRIDGES ARE THEN DO THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAD SENT US! OR CAN WE JUST SEARCH UP FAMOUS BRIDGES IN FRANCE I HAVE DONE THAT AND THE OLDEST BRIDGE IN FRANCE IS PONT NEUF IN PARIS

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