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Ministry of Education.

Fabulous food

Teacher: Rick Ussher (New Settlers and Multicultural Education Coordinator, Wellington College of Education)


Year: 4

Level: 1 and 2

Duration: 2 weeks

Achievement objectives

English - Speaking, Writing and Presenting:

  • transactional writing
  • interpersonal speaking

Learning outcomes/skills

Students will be able to:

  • write instructions and sequence appropriately (in relation to food preparation)
  • talk about personal preferences (in relation to food choice).

Supporting achievement objectives

Health and PE:

  • personal health and physical development
  • personal growth and development

Learning outcomes/skills

Students will be able to:

  • describe their stages of growth and their development needs and demonstrate increasing responsibility for self-care in relation to their nutritional needs and preparation of healthy food.

Supporting achievement objectives


  • reading

Learning outcomes/skills

Students will be able to:

  • close reading respond to language meanings and ideas in different texts, relating them to personal experiences of food choice and preparation.


English - Speaking, Writing and Presenting:

  • oral language - Thinking critically
  • oral language - Processing information
  • written language - Exploring language

Learning outcomes/skills

Students will be able to:

  • identify, clarify, and question meanings in spoken texts, drawing on personal background, knowledge, and experiences relating to food and nutrition
  • ask questions and listen to the ideas of others
  • explore choices made by writers, and identify and use the common conventions of writing and organisation of text that affect understanding.

Language focus

Language functions:

  • identifying food
  • categorising food and its packaging
  • describing food
  • expressing likes/dislikes

Language structures:

  • This is a ... That's a
  • What do you like ...?
  • These are ... Those are...
  • He/She likes ...
  • I/We like ...

Teaching and learning activities

Learning task 1

Learning task 2

Learning task 3

Learning task 4

Assessment (Word 49KB)



  • Various journals from Learning Media - hard copy/CD Rom search


Specific food producers

  • New Zealand Beef and Lamb
    This website provides access to a range of material about beef and lamb including: leaflets, posters, recipe cards, video, lesson plans, and cookbooks.
  • Vegfed
    The website of the Vegetable and Potato Growers Federation provides an ability to search for information on different vegetables and their nutritional qualities.

Published on: 09 Jan 2018