Recently, our class have been learning about fossils. As part of this we made a dinosaur fossil out of plaster of paris. To make a fossil we firstly chose a dinosaur we wanted to make as a fossil. Secondly, we were given 3 colours of clay to mix up. Thirdly, we made the clay into a thick circle and pushed a plastic dinosaurs into the clay making a exact copy of the dinosaur. After that, we waited for a few minutes for the clay to harden. Then, we pour the plaster into the clay and wait until it dried up. Finally, we took out the dried plaster, which is the dinosaur fossil, and coloured it using any colours of our choice. At the very last point we ended up with a colored fossils.
Here you can see a photo of our fossils, plus a video of how we made them. Additionally we made pic collages of different types of fossils.
This week 6SK tried a new app called pages. We typed up one of our pieces of writing, added photos and printed them out. Here you can see some of our results.
Copy of Nisha
In Topic lessons, we learned about ‘who discovered America first’.
Most people have a exactly answer for it – Columbus. But some archaeologists think Erikson was there first. Then over the last few years, as a consequence of analysis of DNA another more amazing theory -maybe the Polynesians got there first.
No one could answer this question. So, what’s is the evidence? Here you can see some of our conclusions.
This week a special Thai author visited the school. His name is Oliver Phommavanh! He talked to us about his books and early life!
Here you can see some photos of Oliver’s visit.
This week in our Topic lessons we learned about America being explored – we looked at different theories as to who discovered America.
Here is a video which shows our thoughts.
A Thai tradition— Loy Krathong. All of years 6 dressed up in their Thai clothes and put their Krathongs into the river, presenting a beautiful view. The Loy Krathong tradition is to thank the God of River(พระแม่คงคา).
This is how you make a krathong:
- Firstly you need to cut the banana leaves.
- Secondly you pin it on your base of the krathong.
- Thirdly fold the banana leaves and pin them on(if you want it to be more beautiful, you should fold it three times in different size).
- Fourthly put them around the base.
- Fifthly put your lovely flowers in and don’t forget to put the incense stick and candles in properly.
Here are some pictures of krathongs we made.
I’m delighted to share with you the date for our Year 6 class Christmas parties. We will be celebrating in lesson 5 and 6 on Thursday 13th December. Class teachers will share with students sign-up sheets via GoogleDrive to decide what they would like to contribute.
Please can we be mindful of plastic and food waste when bringing in our contributions.
Parents are free to join the parties from 2pm.
Mr. J. Bilinkewycz
Today we have been celebrating Loy Krathong. We made krathongs from banana tree trunks, banana leaves, toothpicks and flowers. We made a ‘krathong tree’ as a bit fun – you can see it below. In the evening once we are back home some of us will float the krathongs on the river.
Happy Loy Krathong everyone.
This week we had World War 1 historian Jeremy Banning visit our school. It was amazing. He talked about his grandfather who was gassed in the war and about Kanchanaburi and the death railway. 6JB enjoyed his visit so much and here are some photos of him.
For Diwali we made Rangoli patterns with clay on a plain piece of cardboard. We started by drawing a design on the cardboard.Then we filled in with different colours of clay to make it look interesting and colorful we also learned a lot about Diwali and Hinduism.
Here are some pictures of us working and a video for you to enjoy.
On Thursday 22nd November, all YouTime activities are cancelled due to Loy Krathong celebrations in the nearby area and the resulting traffic this may cause. Supervision will not be taking place on this day also so all students will need to be collected at 2:20pm from their class teachers.
If you are unable to arrive by 2:30, students will be taken directly to reception where they will await collection.
Many thanks for your understanding and continued support.
Wishing you a reflective Loy Krathong.
Mr. J. Bilinkewycz and the Year 6 Team