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

1

· Jesus’ human life as a child in Palestine



· Jesus is human – our tuakana and the Son of God

· Jesus’ invitation to be his friend

· What Jesus’ life was like when he was a boy in Palestine



· Who Jesus is – God’s Son and our tuakana


· How Jesus invites people to be his friends

· Look at pictures of Jesus’ house and talk about what it was like
· Name the clothes Jesus wore and the food he ate
· Tell where Jesus prayed and say a prayer he prayed

· Tell how we know Jesus is God’s Son
· Tell how Jesus is like our tuakana – our big brother and cares for me

· Name some of Jesus’ friends
· Write to Jesus what we will do to be his friend




2

· The different ways Jesus showed love and respect





· How to follow Jesus’ example of loving and respecting

· Learning about Jesus in the Bible

· The many ways that Jesus loved people and respected them because they are tapu




· Ways to show love and respect like Jesus at home and at school


· Stories about Jesus in the Church’s special book the Bible

· Act stories from the Bible of Jesus showing manaakitanga to people and say what was loving about what he did
· Tell how Jesus showed love and respect at his first miracle
· Retell a healing story and tell how Jesus touched people

· Draw how Jesus showed love and my way of showing love today
· List 3 ways of being a good friend

· Demonstrate respect for the Bible
· Tell which Testament we find stories of Jesus




3

· Jesus’ gift of the Eucharist as a Meal that helps people grow in holiness



· How Christ is present in the celebration of the Eucharist



· The Celebration of the Eucharist – giving thanks to God

· About the Last Supper and the celebration of the Eucharist where Christ is present and making people holy


· Four ways Jesus is present in the celebration of the Eucharist




· The celebration of the Eucharist is the best way to give praise and thanks to God


· Tell what Jesus did at the Last Supper
· Say what happens at Eucharist that helps people remember what Jesus has done for them
· Jesus helps people grow in holiness – say what holiness looks like

· Name the four ways Jesus is present in the celebration of the Eucharist
· Say the words people say after each reading during the Liturgy of the Word
· Tell what happens to the bread and wine at the celebration of the Eucharist
· Tell why people go to church to celebrate the Eucharist

4

· Jesus invites people to grow in holiness through his grace

· Sharing in Jesus’ mission of worshipping God and bringing about God’s reign
· How Jesus exercised tika, pono and aroha
· Jesus sent to reveal God’s love and reconcile people to God

· Jesus’ invitation to grow in holiness and grace


· Why Jesus was sent into the world, what his work (mission) was, how he did it and how people can share in his work today

· Say what responding to Jesus’ invitation to grow in holiness looks like
· Explain what grace is

· Tell what Jesus’ work was on earth
· Describe what God’s reign (Rangatiratanga) is about
· Name up to four ways we can make the God’s reign present in our class with Jesus’ help
· Explain what is meant by tika, pono and aroha and give examples of Jesus showing them
· Tell how children can respect and build up people’s tapu
· Explain why God sent Jesus into the world
· Explain what love looks like and sounds like – in Jesus and in children our age




5


· The structure of the New Testament



· The context in which Jesus lived his life
· Jesus’ life story

· Jesus – fully human, fully divine


· What is in the New Testament of the Bible



· What life was like when Jesus lived and the major events in the story of His life

· What it means to say that Jesus is fully human and fully divine



· Find 4 different kinds of books in the New Testament and name them
· Find a Scripture passage in one of the Gospels – book, chapter and verse

· Show what life was like in Palestine in Jesus’ time in a written article for “The Jerusalem News”
· Create a time line of Jesus’ life in words and pictures

· Explain what Jesus did that shows he was fully human
· Find the story of the Transfiguration in Lk 9:28-36 and explain God was telling people about Jesus




6


· Jesus is the Son of God who revealed God as Abba – loving Father


· Through the Holy Spirit Jesus invites people to repent and live a live of faith, hope and love – in worship and action

· Jesus lived his life in love for God and people





· Why Christians believe Jesus is God – God the Son – who told us God a loving Abba


· How to follow Jesus’ invitation to repent and live a life of whakapono, tumanako, me te aroha through worship and action


· How Jesus’ life was one of love for people and for God


· Tell at least 2 Scripture stories that make known Jesus as the Son of God and explain the meaning of this title
· Describe how the term ‘Abba’ explains what Jesus wanted people to know about God

· Define what it means to repent
· Explain, with examples, how a person shows faith, hope and love in worship and through their actions



· Give 5 examples of how Jesus ‘walked the talk’ of showing love for God and people

7
· Jesus saves people from sin and death through his life death and resurrection



· Scriptural titles of Jesus


· What it means to be saved and how Jesus saved humanity through his life, death and resurrection


· The meaning of titles given to Jesus in Scripture

· Explain what people are saved from by Jesus and what he saves them for
· Explain how Jesus’ death is a saving event
· Explain the significance of Jesus’ resurrection for Christians

· Explain the meaning of Jesus is Lord
· Choose a title of Jesus from Scripture and explain its meaning
· Identify a Scripture passage where Jesus fulfils the role of matamua and tuakana and explain its significance for Christians

8
· The Beatitudes and their place in the lives of Christ’s disciples

· Original, personal and communal sin, the struggle against sin and Christ’s message of forgiveness




· Working for justice and peace as a follower of Jesus, advocate for the poor

· Jesus as Risen Lord

· The significance of the Beatitudes for followers of Jesus


· The meaning of original sin and how Christians struggle against personal and communal sin and Jesus’ message of forgiveness




· How by following Jesus, advocate for the poor, Christians are called to bring about justice and peace in the world

· The meaning of Jesus as Risen Lord
· Know by heart one beatitude, explain what it means and how it could be lived out by Year 7 and 8 students today


· Distinguish between original, personal and social sin
· Name three ways people today could act with tika and pono in regard to Te Tiriti o Waitangi in their struggle to overcome social sin in Aotearoa NZ today
· Using pictures illustrating personal sin, name the sin depicted and the graces Christ would offer give if the person turned to him in repentance

· Name two examples where Jesus was an advocate for the poor
· Describe how Christians today follow Jesus’ example and work for justice and peace in the world.

· Retell one of the stories of Jesus as Risen Lord and explain what the Resurrection means to Christians