# Mathematics – Problem Solving Puzzles

Recently we had an afternoon of maths puzzles and games during our maths class.

Here are some of our games.

One was called Monster Madness.

We had to know our times tables in order to move around the game board

and outwit our partner by getting four in a row.

It wasn’t as easy as we thought!

Another game was to get four in a row using addition and multiplication.

The Magic Hexagon was very challenging.

We had to place the numbers 1-12 around the hexagon,

but each side had to add up to the same number. It was very challenging!

A great afternoon was had by all.

Here are some more puzzles to test you!

We acknowledge and thank Subtangent Maths for the use of these starters.

# WEATHER, NATURAL DISASTERS & CONTINENTAL DRIFT

Here is a collection of videos and maps

to help you better understand our topic.

We will be using some of these videos in class.

You may also like to use some of these videos

to assist you with your research on your chosen natural disaster.

# Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather

Watch the following video.

How many natural disasters and extreme weather conditions can you spot here?

What are some of the words you can use to describe some of these weather conditions?

Watch this video on mega storms.

How can people protect themselves?

# Internet Safety – Celebrating Internet Safety Day 2015

This week saw our whole school take part in the global

Internet Safety Day for 2015.

We watched the videos below

and also discussed what to do when on the Internet,

so that we stay safe.

We learnt that it is important to act responsibly

when we are on the Internet, especially if we are on any social media sites.

Part of our activities at school

included designing a poster about Internet Safety.

The best poster in each class will be chosen and prizes will be given.

So remember, always stay safe on the Internet and follow safe practices!

We also listened to this song and joined in.

See if you can also join in.

What did you learn from our Internet Safety day?

What do you do to stay safe on the Internet?

What advice would you give someone about staying safe on the Internet?

We would love to hear from you.

# Mother Teresa – her life and her quotes

• Mother Teresa has been beatified by the Catholic Church. This is a step on the way to becoming a Saint. She is now called Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.
• She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
• She once traveled through a war zone to rescue 37 children from the front lines.
• She received numerous awards for all her charity work including the Presidential Medal of Freedom

What do you think about the work

that Mother Teresa accomplished?

How has Mother Teresa inspired you?

Are there any special quotes from Mother Teresa

which you really like and which give you

a guide for how you can lead your life?

Write back and tell me your thoughts.

# Welcome to 2015.

Hello everyone, and welcome to our new school year.

I hope you all had a great holiday.

I know that this year will again prove to be

a very busy and exciting one.

Our Integrated Studies topic for this term is

Natural Disasters, incorporating Weather.

I am looking forward to including your wonderful work on our blog,

and I look forward to reading your comments as well.

Which natural disaster are you thinking of researching?

What are you looking forward to the most this year?

What new things would you like included on our blog?