Wednesday, 3 January 2018

WK3 SLJ - Activity 1,2 & 3 (D3)

Activity 1: Ready to roll

In the 1970s one of the most common television programmes was called ‘Ready to Roll.’ It was broadcast on Saturday afternoons and hosted by a man named Roger Gascoigne. During the show, Roger would introduce music videos and then play them for the TV audience. He also invited famous people to come onto the show and perform songs that were currently popular.  

Watch the following three clips that were shown on the Ready to Roll programme:

When you have finished, rank the clips in order from your most favourite (#1) to your least favourite (#3). Post your rankings on your blog.

1st: Ray columbus and the Invaders

2nd: Golden Harvest

3rd: New zealand Underdogs

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Activity 2:Bell Bottom Pants

Fashion in the 1970s was quite unique. Take a look at the pictures of a ‘typical’ 1970s outfit and tell us, on your blog, two things that you like about 1970s fashion and two things that you don’t like about the fashion of the day. I am not a huge fan of the patterned pants. What about you?

Likes: Very stylish and unique

Dislikes: Too loose and long

Activity 3: A Bilingual Schooling System

For much of the past century, schools in New Zealand taught students in only one language – English. In 1972, Ngā Tamatoa member, Mrs. Hana Jackson, submitted a petition to Parliament to ask the government to include the teaching of Te Reo Māori (the Māori language) and Māori culture in New Zealand schools. We still use petitions to this day when we want an organisation (e.g. a school) to make a change.

Think about your school. What is one thing that you would like change. Would you like to learn about different things? Maybe you think school should only be open 3 days a week?

On your blog, write a letter to your principal to try and convince him/her to make the change. Ensure that your letter is polite and respectful.

Dear Miss Elia,

I suggest that our school should be more lively.
For instance, having songs as our school bell and having swings on our playgrounds.
Things like this would make our school more fun and enjoyable.
Here are some more suggestions ~

  • Having a basketball court
  • More sports equiptment
  • Less strict teachers and more amusing teachers 
  • A bigger and deeper swimming pool
  • More students
  • More flowers (for a pretty appearance)
Small changes like these  would make more kids want to come to school.
Maybe it could even encourage new kids to come along.
I hope you think through your decision, it would be much appreciated. 

From Davarni


  1. Hi Davarni,

    Well done on completing another 3 activties!. You have done a great job on each and everyone of them.

    What a fantastic letter you have written there! If I were Miss Elia I would definitely let this idea grow and develop. Keep it up!


  2. Hey Davarni, nice job with the letter you have written to your principal.

    It's awesome the way you've laid out the demands in bullet points. It makes it really clear and easy to see what you want to change.

    I think you have fantastic ideas. With all those changes, children will be happier and be far more likely to learn. A basketball court and more sports equipment will definitely help a lot. I love the idea of improving the garden, adding more flowers etc.

    Great stuff!


  3. Hey Davarni,

    fantastic Job on the letter to Miss Elia. Wow I think that will be great for our school and for sure that will attract more kids to come along to our school. Great Job!!!

    If Miss Elia did do these things, what would you have felt?


  4. Hi Davarni,

    Ruby here from the Summer Learning Journey team. Good work with these activities!

    Activity one: Good job! You've ranked those well. It would be great if you could tell us a little bit about why you have ranked these performances this way.

    Activity two: There were some weird styles back then! How do you feel about bell bottom pants? I don't mind them too much but I wouldn't wear them! It was a very unique period for fashion but it didn't last very long. What do you think of the hairstyles they had back then?

    I look forward to reading more of your blog.