COMMUNION OF SAINTS STRAND


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


1


· Mary’s role as the Mother of Jesus (1-3)






· Mary’s holiness – the tapu and mana given her by God (4-5)





· How Mary did what she was asked to do by God – be the Mother of Jesus, God’s Son





· How Mary was holy by sharing God’s tapu and mana (God’s holiness and power)


· Explain who Mary is and name the prayer prayed to her
· Tell what Mary and Joseph did to look after Jesus
· Do a play showing what happened when Mary and Joseph took baby Jesus to the Temple to present him to God
· Tell two things Mary and Joseph taught Jesus


· Tell why God gave Mary such special tapu and mana
· Say how Catholics like to celebrate Mary’s holiness

2


· The virtues of holiness in the lives of the saints and ways to celebrate their lives (1-3 & 6)


· Inspiring people who lead others to God (4-5)



· About saints and what makes people holy




· About how to become a saint today



· Talk about how people become saints
· Retell the story of two saints lives and say what they did that shows they were holy
· Tell when All Saints day is celebrated in the Church


· Name an inspiring person and what they do that shows that the Holy Spirit is living and working in them
· Give an example of a good choice
· List things to do on the path to becoming a saint (Activity 49)



3

· The strength God gives people in sad times (1-3)



· The Christian hope of life after death (4-5)



· How Catholics say goodbye to those who have died and pray for them (6-7)

· How faith in God helps people during sad times in their lives



· What gives Christians hope when people die



· About ways of saying goodbye to people who have died


· Name two different kinds of sad times in people’s lives
· Explain where God is when people have sad times
· Name what can help people cope with sadness
· Talk about how faith in God helps people in sad times

· Tell what happens to someone’s body and soul when they die
· Explain why Christians hope in life after death
· Draw what life in heaven with God might be like

· Name how Catholics say goodbye to people who have died
· Tell how to show respect for those who have died
· Tell one thing that happens on the Marae when someone has died


4

· Christian goals and choices on the journey of life – Te Wa (1-3)






· The relationship between choices and life after death (4-7)


· To achieve goals and make good choices according to Jesus’ teaching in the journey of life – Te Wa





· That we are made for Heaven and choose Heaven by the way we live our lives



· Name the beginning and end stages of Te Wa on earth and one middle stage in the journey of life
· Explain how to help someone achieve a goal in life (picture-sequences)
· Describe a choice made in everyday life that Jesus would like
· Explain why prayer is important when making choices


· Tell why it is important to make good choices in life
· Say why people need good rules in life
· Give an example of making a bad choice and say what to do after making a bad choice
· Tell what Christians mean by life after death


5

· The meaning of the communion of Saints – Te Kotahitanga o Te Hunga Tapu (1)

· The holiness of saints and inspiring people who encourage others to follow Christ by their holiness and witness of the Holy Spirit (2-3)

· Saints honoured in the Church (4-5)

· About the Communion of Saints (Te Kotahitanga o Te Hunga Tapu)


· About saints and inspiring people that the Holy Spirit helps become holy and how they encourage others to follow Jesus



· About saints that the Church honours

· Name who belong to the Communion of Saints in the church
· Explain the relationships of the groups in the Communion of Saints to one another

· Tell about the help saints and inspiring people receive to live holy lives
· List five things most saints did that show why they are called saints
· Tell the story of a saint and how their life can encourage people to follow Jesus now

· Name a particular saint tell something about that saint that shows they were holy
· Explain why Catholics pray to saints and honour them


6

· Scripture stories of Mary, model of Christian discipleship (1-4)






· Devotion to Mary in the world and Aotearoa New Zealand (5-6)


· From the Bible how Mary is a model to people about how to follow Jesus






· Devotion to Mary in Aotearoa New Zealand and the world

· Identify five major events in Mary’s life
· Find one story about Mary in the Bible
· Tell a story that shows Mary putting her faith in Jesus
· Explain why Mary stood at the foot of Jesus’ cross
· Give evidence that shows Mary was a woman of prayer
· Explain what people today can learn from Mary about following Jesus
· Tell what Mary’s Magnificat prayer is about

· Explain the difference between devotion to Mary and worship of God
· Tell about one devotion to Mary
· Give three reasons why Mary’s Assumption is important to the church in Aotearoa New Zealand





7




· The gift of free will and the formation of a Catholic conscience to make life-giving choices (1-4)









· Choices, Judgment and Life after death (5)







· The Sanctity of Life (6-7)





· About having free will and the need to form one’s conscience to make choices that are life-giving.










· About everyday choices and life after death







· About having respect for the sanctity and meaning of life




· Explain what free will is and why God gives this gift
· Give an example of someone using their free will responsibly
· Explain what conscience is and how to form it
· Name the Golden Rule and apply it to a life situation
· Identify barriers to following one’s conscience
· Identify questions to consider when making decisions according to a well-formed Christian conscience and use case scenarios to apply them




· Explain the relationship between the choices people make each day and life after death
· Explain how examining one’s conscience can help people live a good life




· Explain why life is tapu and how people can protect it
· Give examples showing how working for peace and justice protects life








8


· The human person - body and soul (1-2)






· The Second Coming and the Fullness of the Kingdom (3-4)



· Catholic burial rites including the tangihana (5-6)




· Christian hope in times of grief and loss (7-8)





· About the human person, made for relationship with God and one another





· About the last judgment, the fullness of Te Tino Rangitiratanga and the second coming



· About Catholic beliefs and rites concerning death and burial





· About grief and loss and Christian hope



· Name how people use and care for their gifts of body and soul
· Identify five different dimensions of the human person and how people can use them to live a good life
· Identify ways to grow in relationship with God
· Explain what it means that the soul is immortal


· Identify four Christian beliefs about the end of time
· Explain the good things Christians believe about the second coming



· Name three different rituals during a Catholic funeral and explain what they signify about Christian beliefs about death
· Compare burial rites in a Catholic church with a Catholic tangi on the marae


· Outline feelings and reactions people can have to grief and loss
· List different ways Christians show support to people who are grieving
· Explain what gives Christians hope in times of grief and loss
· Give an example of a comforting message about life after death that comes from the Bible