CHURCH STRAND
Year
Key Concepts
Learning Intentions (might be)
We are learning:
Success Criteria (could be)
We will:



1


· Belonging, participating and celebrating in whanau, school and parish








· The mission of Jesus carried on in the Church today



· What it means to belong, join in and celebrate at home, at school and in our parish








· What Jesus did and how we can be like him too


· Name the people in our family and in Jesus’ family
· Tell how we show manaakitanga to our families
· Name ways we have celebrations at home and school
· Say what happens when everyone takes their part at home, school or on the marae
· Give the name of our parish
· Make the sign of the cross and show how to genuflect
· Tell what the priest does in the parish


· Retell a story that tells what Jesus was like
· Tell how people can carry on the work of Jesus





2


· The local parish and the way it gathers, celebrates, lives and prays as a sign of God’s love and presence

· Belonging to a parish is a privilege and a responsibility


· About our parish and how it is a sign of God in the world when we gather and celebrate together


· That it is a privilege and a responsibility to belong to our parish


· Say the name of our parish and tell what a parish is
· Name some of the people in our parish
· Tell how the parish can be a sign of God’s love
· Tell why people come together in our parish

· Name privileges / responsibilities we have in our whanau and school
· Tell what privileges / responsibilities we have in our parish
· Say how we can show aroha and manaakitanga for people in our parish




3

· Jesus called his apostles and disciples to follow him



· People become full members (are initiated) of the Church through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist

· Members of the church are to carry on Jesus’ mission.

· About people who waited for Jesus to come, followed him in his time and how people follow him today in worship and in action



· How people are become full members of the Catholic Church



· How Catholics believe in Jesus and carry on his work today

· Tell 2 ways John the Baptist helped people get ready for Jesus’ coming as Messiah
· Retell/draw one story of Jesus calling disciples to follow him
· Name 3 different ways people respond to the call to follow Jesus today

· Explain what initiation means
· Name the 3 Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic church


· List 3 things Catholics believe about Jesus
· Name 3 things people do today to carry on the work of Jesus



4

· Baptism calls all to grow in holiness in different vocations

· The Church’s Mission to serve




· The Good News of how to be reconciled to God


· Baptism calls all people to grow in holiness


· How people in the Church carry out its work of service




· The need for reconciliation and how people can be reconciled to God and one another


· Explain what it means to grow in holiness
· Name four walks of life where people can grow in holiness

· Explain what is meant by the word Church
· List ways the parish community carries out the mission of service
· Name Church groups that serve people in need at home and oversees and explain what they do

· Tell why people need to be reconciled to God and one another in the Church
· Explain why the Church celebrates the Sacrament of Penance



5
· Worship in prayer, Word and Sacrament is central to the life of the Church



· The Liturgical Seasons



· The centrality of the Eucharist and the significance of Sunday

· Liturgy – Christ’s saving work
· How and why worship is so important in the Church




· How the Church celebrates the Liturgical Seasons


· The importance of celebrating the Eucharist and worshipping God every Sunday

· That Jesus draws people into God’s saving love through the celebration of the Liturgy of the Eucharist
· Explain why worshipping God is so important to God and to people
· Name three ways Catholics worship God
· Describe how people can respond to hearing the Word of God in their lives

· Name the seasons of the Liturgical year and the colours the Church uses for each
· Match cards to show what each season of the Liturgical year celebrates

· Give four reasons why people gather to celebrate the Eucharist
· Tell why the Church celebrates the Eucharist every Sunday

· Tell a story about how Jesus saved people during his life’s work
· Tell what Jesus gives people when they celebrate the Eucharist and other Sacraments


6
· The early Christian community





· Using gifts for the mission of the Church – focusing on vocations of single life and religious life


· The Church: a pilgrim people on a life journey to God
· How the Good News of Jesus was spread through the early Christian communities




· Using our gifts to spread the Good News of Jesus and how single people and religious sisters and brothers do this today


· The support we can draw on in the journey of our life – Te Wa

· Name some difficulties and some joys experienced by the early Christian communities
· Report on one person in the early Christian community and the work they did in the Church
· Describe how people in the early Church spread the Good News of Jesus

· Describe the (mission) particular task of the Church and how people use their gifts to do this today
· Explain how religious sisters and brothers use their gifts in the Church today / how single people use their gifts in the Church today

· Name the support and help people can use to grow in faith during their life’s journey

7

· Jesus as model teacher and the continuation of his teaching by the apostles in the early church.


· The Church teaches God’s truth through the Bishops united with the Pope


· Continuing the teaching of Jesus in the Church today in Aotearoa New Zealand


· What Jesus and the apostles were like as teachers, how Jesus’ teaching was continued in the early Church and its affect on others

· How the Pope and Bishops teach in the Church today and who they are, with emphasis on the Bishops of ANZ and the Diocese of PN

· How various people carry out the teaching ministry of the Catholic Church in ANZ

· Identify the characteristics of Jesus as a teacher and of the apostles as teachers in the early Church
· Communicate some key teachings of the apostles and what happened because of their teaching


· Outline information about the work of Pope Benedict XVI / the Cardinal and Bishops of NZ / Bishop Peter in the PN diocese - to continue the work of the apostles


· Identify groups and individuals who are part of the teaching ministry of the Church and what they do.


8

· 3 Images of the Church – People of God, Body of Christ / Te Whanau a Te Karaiti, a Pilgrim People

· As a Community of disciples the church is to be a visible sign of Christ in the world

· Marks of the Church – one, holy, catholic and apostolic

· A variety of images of the Church and what they mean



· How the community of disciples, the Church, makes Christ visible today


· What it means to say the Church is one, holy/tapu, catholic and apostolic


· Name 3 images of the church – including one in Maori
· Describe what one image of the church tells about the Church and God’s desires for people


· Outline five ways the Community of Disciples visibly continues Christ’s mission on earth



· Match definitions that show what it means that the church is one, holy/tapu, catholic and apostolic
· Dramatise