Procedural Writing

LI: To write a set of clear instructions that shows how to make a Hangi.

Title: How to make a Hangi?

A Hangi is a traditional form of underground cooking for New Zealand Maori.

You will need:

Equipment/Materials:

  • Equipment/Materials
    • volcanic stones
    • shovel
    • paper
    • lighter
    • twigs/kindling
    • cloth sacks
    • metal basket (cooking tray)
    • hook tool
    • gloves
    • cylinder of water
    • leaves
  • Ingredients
    • vegetables (cabbage, potatoes, carrots, taro leaves, kumera, pumpkin)
    • meat (ox, chicken, beef, lamb, pork)

Steps:

  1. Dig a hole for the food basket in it. (Make sure it’s a slightly bigger hole to fit the food basket)
  2. Collected twigs/kinding 
  3. Stack the iron and the woods to a Jenga way.
  4. Get a metal basket (cooking basket) for the foods and place tin-foil on it. 
  5. Light the twigs/kinding and the stones on fire with the lighter.
  6. When lighting the fire leave the fire to burn about 3 to 5 hours
  7. Get your meat ready while waiting, put your meat in the metal basket.
  8. If your Hangi finish burning, use your shovel to place the heated stones in the hole. 
  9. Soak 5 sacks into the cylinder of water
  10. Place it on the stones (Or you could use taro leaves)
  11.  Then carefully place your food basket into the Hangi (use gloves
  12. Place a wet sheet all over the food basket
  13. Cover the wet sheet and food basket with sacks
  14. Cover the hole with dirt and place it.
  15. Wait for 3 hours (While waiting, just make sure that everything is safe)
  16. Dig out the dirt and take out the wet sheets and sacks.
  17. Carefully take out the food basket

Safety Message: Make sure to stay around the oven and don’t leave it hanging.

Today we unpacked how to follow and write a set of instructions. To do this effectively your instructions need to be explicit and the steps to follow ordered. Each step begins with an instructional verb and should be written in a way that is easy to understand.

I enjoyed the roleplay because it was fun and easier for me when I’m instructing my partner on how to do something and what you need.

Moko-Ika-Hikuwaru

Moka Ika Waru is a Taniwha that has 8 tails and it’s a Water Maori Legend. We had to use our imagination and our own skills to create our own taniwha  without tracing.  It lives in deep oceans with dangerous currents. This myth makes the Moka Ika Waru a special creature in panmure.

I found this activity fun because it helps me use my own skills and imagination on creating things.

Key Competencies

LI: To create a comparison of the before and after experiences at camp.

Before camp, we wrote down what we would achieve at camp by using the acronym TRUMP. The letter “T” stands for Thinking which means you have to use your own thinking on things. The letter “R” stands for Relating to others which means you have to be kind to everyone and support each other. The letter “U” stands for Using language symbols and text which means you have to use appropriate language by using gentle words. The letter “M” stands for Managing Self which means you have to take care of yourself by following instructions and being responsible for your things. The letter “P” stands for Parcitipating and Contributing which means you have to communicate and collaborate with your group to have a good teamwork. These 5 words help us to remember when to use them in every activity. When we came back from camp, we wrote down how we used the key competencies for our belongings and in the activities. 

I found this activity useful because it tells us what key competencies we will need to use in our activities.

How do I honour the Treaty?

LI: To explore the world in 1840 in the art of treaty

This week, we used our the reading knowledge to create a summary that explains briefly what happened on the Treaty using 6 important words we could think of. Before we had written a summary, we needed to read a text to sum up.

I found this activity respectful because it tells us why the Treaty of Waitangi is important to New Zealand, why we should honour the Treaty and how we can honour it.

Brochure

LI: To remember and give information about Kokako Lodge.

After camp, we created a brochure about information and highlights about our experiences at Kokako Lodge. We used our persuasive skills and gave reasons to why our audience would want to go. We used pictures to show what it is like at Kokako Lodge and what they have to offer.

I found this activity entertaining because we explained our audiences why they should go to Kokako Lodge so they could have a fun time there.

Kauri Dieback

LI: To gather statistics and protect the Kauri Tree from getting the Kauri Disease.

The following week after camp we did a research about the Kauri Dieback. Then we created a DLO about the Kauri Disease on how we can prevent it from destroying our nature. Though we can do things such as scrubbing our shoes to keep clean from the Kauri Trees to stop the disease from killing our tree. 

I found this activity helpful because it helps us explain what are Kauri Diebacks and what we can do to save them.

Class Rules and Expectations Poster

LI: To follow the classroom rules and expectations (including wet day procedures)

This week we did a PB4L poster discussing about the Class Expectations and Rules and why they’re important to follow. This poster is also about respecting the teachers and pupils in the classroom. An example of this is try ignoring fights, It is important to follow these because you might get in a big problem and you will get suspended or expelled. 

I found this activity helpful because I get to learn what are the rules and expectations of the classroom. 

Research about Scurvy

LI: To understand what a balanced diet looks like and why it is important for human health.

For our first Inquiry topic for Term 2 we did a study about what a scurvy is, how can people get affected, and what can we do to avoid it. We wrote did you know facts to help us be able to learn about scurvy such as, Did you know Scurvy can lead you to a gum disease? Scurvy is caused by lack of Vitamin C for at least 3 months. I was mostly common for pirates/sailors.

I found this activity interesting because it helped me learn information about Scurvy and it makes me realize that I have to eat fruits and vegetables everyday.

Statistical Investigation

LI: To read the text, gather sort, graph and analyse the data

Our maths group created a diagram which shows the top six rivers in Auckland from smallest to largest. We used our collaborative skills to find out the data of each river. We put these rivers in this order from shortest to longest. We used our knowledge to come to the conclusion on what river is the longest out of the 6 rivers in Auckland, which is the Wairoa River being the longest at 65km.

I found this activity helpful because it helps me learn how to sort and order out the informations.

Moment in Time

LI: To recount and explore the learning and experiences from our Year 7/8 camp

Our group wrote a poem based on our senses like auditory, tactile, visual, and kinesthetic. We used our prior knowledge of the senses and unpacked different words and ideas that describes the Hunua Falls. These moment in time poems represent our experience at Kokako Lodge. One of our ideas were “The waterfall was falling down”. We then used word hippo to find more powerful words to strengthen our poems.

I found this activity helpful because it helps me find more powerful words to make my text more interesting.