Monday, 14 August 2017

English High Society

We learnt that it is polite to eat the scone as two separate halves

Today we compared the differences in cultural protocols between the Māori and British during the 19th century. We looked at tikanga last week and discussed these before we made our Takakau, so we discussed English cooking and protocol this week before we made scones.

Trent illustrating correct napkin use

This morning we baked the scones in the oven and learnt about the English upper class and high teas. We discussed etiquette and how many rules the British had around having afternoon tea - even regarding which direction to stir the tea! We then practiced these as we sat to enjoy our scones.

Keeping our napkins on our laps we take small bites!
Keeping elbows off the table!

This was very timely as we were off to watch a play soon after - another English tradition that was around in the 1800s (and before).


  1. Hi Glenbrae!
    How are you?
    I really like your post about scones and how to eat them.


  2. Hi my name is Essa and I am a student from owairaka school I really enjoy your post. Really like the food. visit my blog at

  3. Hi glenbrae room 8 explorers. My name is frankie p I am a student in owairaka primary in room 21. I love your post and you must've learned a lot. If you want to see my learning please visit :

  4. Hi my name is Ben and I a'm a student from room21. those look very nice and, are those scones? you can visit my blog here

  5. Hi there, it is me Krisha from Owairaka school. I really like your scones.Have you thought of posting a video of making it,If you would like to see my learning, please visit my blog

  6. Hi Glenbrae I LOVED your post about English high society. I love how those tasty food looks. I do not think that there is anything wrong with your post because it's creative, amazing and making me hungry. If you want to see my class blog go to

  7. Hi there my name is Adam, i think that you good at baking.:)

  8. hi my name is Jacob it looks so delicious i wish I was there

  9. Hi my name is Farman I am a student in room 21 at Owairaka School. you are good at baking .

  10. hi my name is tobi and i hope you make cakes that are good and yum.

  11. Hi there, my name is Jordana I got to Owairaka District School and I am a student in room 21.I really like your scones they look really yummy did it taste good? I really think you guys are good at baking scones by the way it looks!. Have you thought about showing us how to make it in a video? If you would like to see my learning please visit

    Blog ya later
    Fro Jordana