HOLY SPIRIT STRAND – YEAR 1 – GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT


Key Concepts Learning Intentions Success Criteria
We are learning … We will …
1)The Holy Spirit is God that the Holy Spirit is like our breath Demonstrate the effect of our breath and
we can’t see it but we know it’s there explain how it is like the Holy Spirit


2) The Holy Spirit can be seen to make the Sign of the Cross Name the 3 persons in God as we make the
in people’s words and actions to recognise the Holy Spirit Sign of the Cross
can be seen in loving words and actions Name a loving action that is a sign of the HS



3)Wind and water reminds us to recognise that wind and water are Say how water is like the HS because it can fill
of the Holy Spirit signs of the Holy Spirit because people up and helps them to grow
they give energy and life Say how wind reminds us of the HS because
we cannot see it but we know it’s there


4)The Holy Spirit works in to recognise the Holy Spirit helps Name 2 ways children show the Holy Spirit
people’s lives. people to be happy and good helps them to be happy and good



HOLY SPIRIT STRAND – YEAR 2 – THE HOLY SPIRIT IN PEOPLE’S LIVES

Key Concepts Learning Intentions Success Criteria
We are learning … We will …
1)Believing in God that believing in God means we live Name and demonstrate a holy gesture
affects how you live as God wants us to that shows we believe in God


2) Ways people show that we show we believe in God by Give 2 examples of words and actions
they believe in God the way we act and speak that are kind and loving
that people wear a cross to show they Draw a cross like people might wear
believe in God


3) Children can respond to that the Holy Spirit is in us and prompts Tell about a joyful, peaceful or loving
the Holy Spirit with peace us to listen and act in kind and good ways experience we have had which has
joy and love reminded us of the Holy Spirit within us


4) Praying is responding to that the Holy Spirit helps us to listen in our Share a prayer to the Holy Spirit
the Holy Spirit hearts and to pray and give praise to God that we like


5) The Holy Spirit brings the that the Holy Spirit helps Jesus to be Name 4 ways the Holy Spirit helps Jesus
presence of Jesus into the Eucharist present in the Eucharist, the people, the to be present with us when we are at
Word, the bread and wine and in the priest. Eucharist
HOLY SPIRIT STRAND – YEAR 3 – THE FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Key Concepts Learning Intentions Success Criteria
We are learning … We will …
1)The Holy Spirit is part that we believe in God who is 3 persons Name the 3 persons of the Trinity
of the Holy Trinity of God in one – The Father, the Son and the
Holy Spirit – we call this the Holy Trinity

2)The loving actions of people how the Holy Spirit is God’s grace Say what helps people bear the Fruits
are the Fruits of the Spirit working in people’s lives helping them of the Spirit (God’s grace)
to bear the Fruits of the Spirit which Explain how the Fruits of the Spirit
are just different ways of loving are different ways of loving others

3)The Fruits of the Spirit that the 9 Fruits of the Spirit are love, Name the Fruits of the Spirit and
in people’s lives peace, patience, kindness, generosity, give an example of when you have
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. seen someone demonstrating one
that each person bears these fruits in Explain that it is God’s grace that
their own way through grace. helps people to be loving to others

4) The Fruits of the Spirit that God’s first gift is love and we receive Give an example of how people pass
show God’s love it through the Holy Spirit so we can pass on God’s love to others and name which
it on to others - this is what is meant by Fruit of the Spirit they are bearing
bearing the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

5) Sin is against the life of the that when we do not bear the Fruits of the Name one way people sin by not
Holy Spirit Spirit we cause pain and hurt known as sin a loving person
HOLY SPIRIT STRAND – YEAR 4 - PENTECOST


Key Concept Learning Intentions Success Criteria
We are learning … We will …

1)Pentecost is an important event what happened before, during and Retell the events of before, during and
recorded in Scripture after Pentecost and why it was so following Pentecost and explain the
important in the life of the Church reason for their importance then and now

2) The Holy Spirit makes the that God the Father is made known Name the places in the Bible where God the
Trinity known in the Old Testament, Jesus in the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are revealed
New Testament and the Holy Spirit (made known)
at Pentecost

3) Jesus made a promise to His what Jesus promised his disciples, Recall the words of Jesus’ promise to his
disciples why Jesus made this promise disciples, say why he made this promise and
how Jesus kept his promise explain how he kept it

4) Jesus keeps his promise today that Jesus is present in the Church Explain 2 ways Jesus continues to be present
by being present in the Church today when his Word is read and in the Church today
when the Sacraments are celebrated

5)The Holy Spirit helps people to that we can live as Jesus lived and Share an example of how you try to live like
live like Jesus and know God come to know God through the help Jesus and name one way you have found helps
of the Holy Spirit you to get to know God more
HOLY SPIRIT STRAND – YEAR 5 – TITLES AND SYMBOLS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


Key Concept Learning Intentions Success Criteria
We are learning … We will …
1)Two titles of the Holy Spirit that the titles of the Holy Spirit in St John’s explain how the Holy Spirit
Gospel – the advocate the Spirit of Truth, is an advocate and the Spirit
tell of the work the Spirit does of Truth

2) Symbols of the Holy Spirit that fire and wind cannot be seen but you say how fire, wind and water
Fire, wind and water can feel their affects eg warmth, freshness symbolise the Holy Spirit
that water is essential for life and growth

3) The Holy Spirit is symbolised that in the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit is locate one of the Scripture
as anointing with oil, a dove, spoken about as anointing with oil, a dove, references about the Holy Spirit,
a finger of God and a cloud a finger of God and a cloud read it and explain it


4) The Holy Spirit is the bearer that it is through the Holy Spirit that people explain how people grow in love
of Holiness and grace become holy because they share in God’s love and increase in tapu and mana

5) The Holy Spirit share the that it is through God’s life and love that we draw a diagram to show how the
tapu and mana of God with call grace, Mana Atua, that the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit increases God’s grace
people increases people’s spiritual power in people


HOLY SPIRIT STRAND – YEAR 6 – BAPTISM AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

Key Concept Learning Intentions Success Criteria
We are learning … We will …
1)In baptism people receive that in baptism the HS makes it possible for Name 3 ways the Holy Spirit
the Holy Spirit people to believe and hope in God and strengthens helps people at baptism
them to think and speak with the love of Jesus

2) What is original sin? that original sin damaged the loving relationship Complete the sentences
What is personal sin? God wanted to have with people Original sin is …
that because of original sin we are born into a Personal sin is …
sinful world which makes it easier to commit We are responsible for our
personal sin for which we are responsible _ sin

3) In baptism Christ frees people that through grace given in baptism, people can Explain what the grace of
from personal sin and from original overcome sin and live Christ’s way of love, peace baptism can bring about in
sin so harmony and peace can be and justice people’s lives.
restored and sin can be forgiven

4) What does it mean to be made that it is the Holy Spirit who helps people Complete the sentence
a child of God through baptism choose to live as a child of God, to turn away When I live as a child of God
from sin and live in God’s love aroha I …

5)The in-dwelling of the Holy that it is the Holy Spirit living in people that Name 3 signs of the Holy
Spirit helps people believe in helps them to know Jesus, believe in him Spirit living in someone
Jesus and grow more like him and grow more like him
HOLY SPIRIT STRAND – YEAR 7 – THE HOLY SPIRIT IN SCRIPTURE

Key Concept Learning Intentions Success Criteria
We are learning … We will …
1)The Spirit of God in the Old that the Old Testament speaks of the Spirit explain an image of God from the
Testament as the wind and the source or breath of life Old Testament


2)The Spirit of God guided and that the Spirit of God can be seen working in Retell a story that illustrates
inspired people in the Old Testament the lives of the judges, kings and prophets how the Spirit of God guided
and inspired a person in the OT

3)Jesus’ life was filled with the that Jesus’ baptism had a significant effect on Name 3 effects baptism had on
Holy Spirit his life the life of Jesus
that the Holy Spirit can be explained as the Explain the relationship between
love that exists between God and Jesus God and Jesus
that the HS prepared Jesus for his ministry Name 2 ways the HS prepared
that Jesus healed through the power of the HS Jesus for his ministry
Retell a Scripture story which describes how Jesus healed
through the power of the HS
4)The effects of the HS in the that the Pentecost event affected the lives of Name 3 ways the HS was evident
lives of the apostles and early the apostles and early Christians in the lives of the apostles and
Christians that the effects of the Holy Spirit are early Christians as they began
recounted in the Acts of the Apostles to carry on the work of Jesus

HOLY SPIRIT STRAND – YEAR 8 – THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT N THE CHURCH
AND IN THE WORLD

Key Concept Learning Intentions Success Criteria
We are learning … We will …
1)The HS opens people’s minds that the HS helps people to understand the Explain the meaning of
to the meaning of Jesus’ life, meaning of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection Jesus’ life, death and
death and resurrection so they can share it and draw others to Christ resurrection

2) The HS enables people to that the HS makes the risen Jesus present for Name 2 Sacraments and
experience Jesus in the people in the Church through the liturgy and explain how the Holy Spirit
Sacraments the Sacraments so they can take part in the is present in them
Mission of the Church

3)The HS prepares peoples, that the “seeds of the Word” are the work of The term “seeds of the Word”
cultures and religions for the the HS that helps people to receive the fullness means …
gospel of truth about God in the Gospel

4) The Holy Spirit guides, that through the HS the Church has remained a Explain the role of the HS in the
sustains and renews the community of faith and a visible sign of Christ’s Church
Church presence in the world

5)The HS works in the world that all people who work to make the world a Name someone you know who has
through people leading them to place of love, peace and justice are inspired promoted justice, peace and love in
live with justice, peace and love by the Holy Spirit the world and tell how they did this