Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Year 6 had a great time in Kanchanaburi... 

A big thank you to all those parents who came to watch the Year 6  assembly. 

If you were not able to come, you can watch the video which is on the school website. Here are some of the photos... well done to all my students for learning all their words, all the songs, the dance routines - you did a fantastic job!

Day 1 of our trip
Team-building activities

Hanging out on the spider's web


Dancing round the camp fire...

Day 2

Introducing Year 6 Mascot, Bruno.
Here he is on his very first train ride! 

 View from Kasae Cave Staion

World War 2 Cemetery

More food boys!

Bridge over River Kwai

Waiting for the train...

Hellfire Pass

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Dear Parents

A quick reminder about the Kanchanaburi trip next Wednesday 12th November!

You should have received a letter with all the information about what to bring etc. 

Any last minute queries or questions, please contact me or the school secretary.

kind regards

Julie Edwards
Year 6 Teacher

To complete our Materials topic, we have been investigating how different materials behave.

We also had fun making some exciting new materials.

Here we are making electromagnets.

Here we are making a new material... sometimes it behaves like a solid and sometimes like a liquid. 

Do you know what it is called?

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Year 6 launched into the new year by  learning all about learning.

We began by looking at the anatomy of the human brain and finding out how it works...

We had fun making mini models of our brains with playdough. 
Can you recognise who we are from our silhouettes (our self-portraits may help you)?

We learned how to mind-map using colours and connections, how to improve our memory  
and how to become better

We investigated Howard Gardner's theory of 
eight intelligences - different ways of being SMART.

What sort of smart are you?

Finding it hard to construct pie charts?

It's easy as... pie... with M+Ms to help!

We are number smart!

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Year 6 are learning all about the brain and how we learn. 

Take a look at these brain games.

Neuroscience For Kids

Brain Games

Many of the games listed below have separate pages...just click on the small picture of the game to open up a new page to play.

Colors, Colors?

How do words influence what we see (or say we see)?

On-line Brain Jigsaw Puzzles

Scramble these puzzles and see if you can put them back together...all ON-LINE!


Neuro-Jeopardy is a game to test your knowledge about the nervous system. The game is contained in a Powerpoint file. Therefore, your computer must have the ability to read ppt files. A Spanish version of the game is also available.

Saturday, 23 August 2014


 Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to Year 6.  My  name is Julie Edwards and this is  my  third year at Charter  International School.  Before coming to Thailand I taught  in primary schools in the  UK and Tanzania, East Africa.  I am looking forward to meeting  many of you at the Parent Orientation afternoon on Thursday 28th August at 3pm - 4.30pm.

I will keep you updated throughout the year  here on our Year 6 blog - you will find lots of information about Year 6 activities, topics, homework,  assemblies,  trips,  as well as lots of photos of the students hard at work.  Your child will also bring home letters about various activities and events.  Please feel free to  contact me by email at if you have any questions or concerns. 

Homework policy : every day your child will receive 35 minutes of homework,; either spelling, English, Maths, topic-related work and sometimes research. Often the Maths homework will be online,  using a website for schools called Please  encourage your child to complete the homework on time, help and support when necessary, but please don’t do the homework for them!

Reading : we recommend that the children should read every day at home. Your child has reading books, library books and a reading diary, which includes a reading contract for you and your child to sign. Try to encourage your child to talk about the book as well as reading it aloud to you, this helps with their understanding and enjoyment. 

Timetable : your child has a weekly timetable. Please try to make sure that your child brings their PE kit (including trainers) on Thursday and swimming kit on Wednesday.   Thank you for your help and coo-operation with the English and ICT contracts.

Your child will also need a padlock with two keys for his/her locker. Please can you ensure both keys are clearly labeled with your child’s name. I will keep one safe in case the other is misplaced.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Kind regards

Julie Edwards

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Thank you to all the parents who came to watch the Year 6 final assembly. We hope you enjoyed our performance.

We have been investigating why carbon dioxide is such a problem for the earth's atmosphere by simulating the release of CO2

The biosphere cannot cope with the amount of carbon dioxide

The polluters: trains, planes, factories, houses, cars all add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Dear Parents and guardians

A reminder for your diaries... Year 6 end-of -year assembly next Friday, 13th June, starting at 11.15am.
We hope you are able to come and watch and support.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Julie Edwards

Take a look at this website for some follow-up activites about our recent topic about global warming

Tiki on melting ice floes

Thursday, 1 May 2014

 Climate Change

The Great Garbage Debate!

'Should the government charge for every bag of rubbish collected from our homes?'

Attending the debate: government representatives, citizens, environmental scientists, garbage-collectors... and polar bears

The polar bears present their arguments...

The government representatives defend their new proposal to charge for rubbish collection

Take a look at this site for homework help

Go to 'weather forecasting' page

 Weather Forecasting

How do meteorologists forecast the weather?
Weather forecasting is a prediction of what the weather will be like in an hour, tomorrow, or next week. Weather forecasting involves a combination of computer models, observations, and a knowledge of trends and patterns. By using these methods, reasonable accurate forecasts can be made up to seven days in advance.


What are weather station symbols?
Weather symbols are used on weather maps as shorthand for the conditions at weather observing stations.

Weather Station
 What is a front?
A front is a boundary between two different air masses, resulting in stormy weather. A front usually is a line of separation between warm and cold air masses.


How do you identify a front on a surface weather map or by your own weather observations?

Look for: Sharp temperature changes over a relatively short distance, change in moisture content, rapid shifts in wind direction, pressure changes, clouds and precipitation patterns.

What is a cold front?
A cold front is a boundary between two air masses, one cold and the other warm, moving so that the colder air replaces the warmer air. A cold front is represented as a blue line with the teeth pointing toward the direction on movement.

Cold Front

What is a warm front?
A warm front is a boundary between two air masses, one cool and the other warm, moving so that the warmer air replaces the cooler air. A warm front is represented as a red line with half circles pointing toward the direction on movement.

Warm Front