Travelling with our Tastebuds in Indonesian

Years 3 and 4

Years 3 and 4 have continued learning about different Indonesian fruit. Students learned how to describe the taste of food and express likes and dislikes by filling in a food diary. Some of the students even tried durian fruit for the first time. Reactions varied from dislike to delicious! Thank you to the Williams family for sending the fruit to school.

The Year 4 students worked collaboratively to write a role-play set in warung, a small Indonesian eatery or stall. Each group is in the process of creating a sign for their warung that represents what they are selling. They will be able to set up a stall in the classroom and bargain with each other using the Indonesian rupiah as their currency. This activity is a fun and engaging way to practice their language and bargaining skills when they visit Indonesia!

Years 5 and 6

The year 5 and 6 students have enjoyed exploring the topic of street food and its connection to culture. We have taken a virtual trip from Java to Bali via various YouTube clips about regional food. They have learnt that different parts of Indonesia have their own distinct cuisine shaped by culture, history, and geographical location. One of the lessons they enjoyed was a shopping activity. I brought various Indonesian products and placed them around the room. The students filled out an information sheet while investigating the different products and their ingredients. This activity was a great opportunity to discover new products and make prior connections to the food they are familiar with.

The next task we will be working on is creating a menu. We will explore more regional street food in Java, Sulawesi, and West Sumatra. Students will decide what Indonesian food to include on their menus, the prices in rupiah, and the ingredients for each item. I look forward to seeing their menu designs!

Indonesian Teacher