Wednesday 3rd June Y5/6 (wk8)

Bonjour tout le monde! (I thought I’d sneak a bit of French in to fit in with our theme). Comment allez -vous? (How are you all? ) Very well, I hope and ready for another day tackling the challenges that arise from competing in that most iconic cycle race – Le Tour de France!

Today, you are going to develop your racing team and look towards Stage 1 (day 1) of the race.

Daily English task:

Each team will have a team leader, its number 1 rider. Decide which one of your team is going to be that leader.

This task requires you to write a paragraph, as a character profile, about that number I rider. Think about:

  • Their full name
  • When and where they were born
  • Their family – mum, dad, siblings
  • What made them want to become a racing cyclist
  • How long they have been racing for
  • Achievements so far
  • What they hope to achieve in the future.

How you present your information is up to you, you can include drawings / pictures if you so wish to add more detail and interest for the reader.

Daily Maths task: Stage 1

Stage 1 of the 2020 Tour is going to begin in Nice, in the south of France.

Your task is to draw block and / or line graphs to show this information. If you use a line graph, you could probably fit the highest and lowest temperatures on to one set of axes.

How many graphs you choose to construct is up to you but remember that all graphs need a title to say what they are showing and you need to label the axes. Here are some videos to help you:

(How to draw a block graph)

(How to construct a line graph)

Challenge:  Once you have drawn your graphs(s) can you make up some questions (to ask other members of your household) which can be answered by your graph(s)?

New – A French challenge from Mrs. Golding

Stage 1 of the Tour de France this year, is actually due to take place on : Saturday 29th August 2020. Can you translate this date into French?

It is a flat stage – can you translate the word ‘flat’?

Quick Maths Challenge

Bear Grylls Challenge: The Smith family DICE Challenge (another cool challenge sent in by one of the Y6 children).

Is your family suffering from boredom at meal times? If that is the case, then this is the game for you.

Simply, get a dice and assign a family member the job of the roller.

Next, everybody needs to pick a number from the dice (and they cannot be the same).

The aim of the game is to get your number rolled and (if it is) you will not have to clear the plates after the meal. 

When it is down to the last 2 people, they choose either odd or even numbers.

If your choice is rolled, then you are free from clearing the table!

So if your number is not rolled, you’re not very lucky as it’s the dishes for you!  

ICT Link to an online activity: A useful game to remind you about division and multiplication by 10 and 100. You can challenge yourself by choosing your level (it includes decimals). 10-15 mins activity

Message of the day:

“Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.

Anthony Liccione – poet and author


  1. Mr Taylor and Mrs Lawrence says:

    Thanks Pippa – we hoped you enjoyed the learning so far this week.

    Mr Taylor & Mrs Lawrence

  2. Pippa says:


  3. Mr Taylor and Mrs Lawrence says:

    Excellent – have fun

  4. Sally says:

    Cool game i will try it tonight!

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