Thursday, 20 October 2016

Parliament term 4 integrated learning


This term we have been learning about Parliament. We have looked at the difference between government and parliament, NZ parliament, who is in government, how our government works and we compared democracy to dictatorship.

Three things that I learned are NZ parliament are:

  • Parliament has 120 seats + 1 for speaker. 
  • John key sits in the 4th seat on the right.
  • Governor general opens parliament every 4 years.  

Here is the link to my compare and contrast map explaining the difference between democracy and dictatorship.

Music term 3



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I can describe the characteristics of music in songs from the past and present and from different genres.

Over the past 9 weeks I have been learning to describe the characteristics of music from songs of various times and genres.

I can name and define these characteristics of music… (list them below and explain what they are)

1.Harmony:A combination of music notes to make a pleasing effect.
2.Melody:Multiple notes that are played at once.The part that gets stuck into your head.
3.Form:How the song is laid out. E.g the tempo, harmony and etc.
4.Timbre:What makes the song unique and different.
5.Rhythm:A repeated pattern of movement or sound. E.g drums.Also like the beat of the song.

What did you find most interesting during this topic.
I found old songs interesting because they're so different to the latest songs.

Which characteristic do you find yourself picking up on when listening to your own music now?
When I listen to my own music I often hear rhythm because it's just really easy to hear( and form you can listen and Know the layout of the song.

Here is an example of my learning

Taking action project.

I can take action to improve the water cycle in Canterbury

In this project I was working with Scott M and we decided to create a water filter.

Here is a link what we made.

In this project we decided that our success criteria were: (list the criteria you created on slide 7)

water filter
Why is this important?
Needs to clean the water.
Because that is what a water filter does and if it doesn’t produce clean water people can get sick.
Needs materials.
Without the materials you can’t make anything.
Needs to be strong.
Because you could just drop it and it would break.
Needs to be quite small/must be easy to transport
If you can’t move the water filter  around in small places. It means you have to go to the water filter and use it.
Has to last long.
So you can use it over and over and it makes the water clean every time.

Overall our project met this criteria because we created a kind of drinkable water.