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PLAN

Authentic Planning & Assessment Format


Topic: Ordinary Time

Year level: 6

Duration: 1 week
(5- 45min lessons)

Curriculum Links (New RE Curriculum)


Year 6 Level Description
In Year 6, students are introduced to the Christian understanding of faith and the term
communion of saints. They develop their understanding of the many ways in which faith is
lived out and celebrated in the lives of believers past and present. They learn about the contexts
and key messages of some Old Testament prophets and the contribution of some key people
(laity, religious and clergy) to the shaping of the Church in Australia (c. 1900 CE to present).
They understand the significance of Jesus New Law for the way believers live their faith,
including an exploration of the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. They develop their
understanding of the role of celebrations in the faith life of believers, including the
commemoration of High Holy Days by Jewish believers and the Churchs liturgical celebrations
(including the Eucharist). They develop their understanding of prayer in the Christian tradition
through an exploration of the Our Father, The Examen, and meditative prayer practices
including prayer journaling.
They are introduced to the Church teaching that the Holy Spirit guided the formation of the New
Testament. Using a range of Biblical tools, they engage with a variety of Scriptural texts that
describe Jesus relationship with God the Father and with humanity and proclaim Jesus as
fulfilling all of Gods promises in the Old Testament.
Content Descriptor
Religious Knowledge and Deep Understanding
The Churchs liturgical year is told through a framework of different seasons (Advent,
Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Ordinary Time), revealing the story of salvation and drawing
inspiration from Jewish tradition (CHLS9)
Year 6 Achievement Standard
By the end of Year 6, students analyse information from a variety of texts, including New
Testament texts and the wisdom of Australian Catholic Christians, to explain the action of the
Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. They select and use evidence from Scriptural texts to show
how these texts describe Jesus relationship with God the Father and with humanity, including
the proclamation of Jesus as fulfilling Gods promises in the Old Testament.
Students identify and describe many ways in which faith is lived out in the lives of believers
past and present, including Catholics in a developing Australian nation (c. 1900 CE to present).
They analyse the key messages and contexts of some Old Testament prophets. They explain the
significance of Jesus New Law for the way believers live their faith and examine the spiritual
and corporal works of mercy. They identify and describe many ways in which faith is celebrated

in the lives of believers, past and present, including the commemoration of High Holy Days by
Jewish believers; the Churchs liturgical year and the celebration of Eucharist. They demonstrate
an understanding of the term communion of saints. They explain the significance of personal
and communal prayer, including the Our Father and The Examen, and the use of spiritual
exercises, including reflective prayer journaling and praying with the icons of the saints, for the
spiritual life of believers. They participate respectfully in a variety of these personal and
communal prayer experience and spiritual exercises.
(Catholic Education, 2015)
Students will be assisted to:
Identify numens associated with Ordinary Time
Identify why the numen and colour is significant to the liturgical season.
Identify and describe how faith is celebrated in the lives of believers.
Fertile Question:

SCAFFOLDSUPPORT &

DECLARE

Why are symbols and colours so important to


liturgical seasons- Ordinary Time?

Learning Episode 1
Present students with symbols and colours of all
liturgical seasons.
Allow students to manipulate resources.
Engage in a grand discussion about the different
symbols and colours.
As a class categorise materials into liturgical
seasons.
Introduce the liturgical season for the weekOrdinary time.

Summative Assessment:
Students are to individually design a
visual representation for the liturgical
season- Ordinary Time. Students are
required to incorporate the use of
appropriate symbols and colours that
help individuals and groups make
meaning of the liturgical season and
write a justification for their choice of
colour and use of symbols in their
designs.
Formative Assessment
Observe discussion
- This allows the teacher to
understand if students have any
prior knowledge about this topic.
Listening to students hypothesis
and reason, it provides the teacher
knowledge of why students believe
particular symbols or colours are
in particular liturgical seasons.

Learning Episode 2
Formative Assessment Explicitly teach students about Ordinary Time.
Students will present their
The purpose and meaning of the season.
ThingLink to the class and post it
Students will then have the opportunity to use
to the classroom portal, before
being assessed against an
an iPad and work in pairs to find significant
informal checklist.
feasts, rituals, symbols and colour before
presenting their findings to the class using
ThingLink.
Introduce and discuss what will be required of
students for their assessment piece.

SCAFFOLDSUPPORT & SCAFFOLDSUPPORT &


REFLECT

Learning Episode 3
Students will have the opportunity to use ICT
to research more about Ordinary Time if
needed.
Students will start and complete a rough draft
of their visual representation of Ordinary
Time.

Formative Assessment Students are to hand in their rough


drafts for viewing.

Learning Episode 4
Students will produce a good copying of the
visual representation.
Students will then complete their justification
part of the assessment on their individual
computers.

N/A

Learning episode 5
The class will be set up as a gallery where
students will display their visual
representations.
Students will have 2minutes to present and
justify their representation to the class.
The visual representation and justification will
then be handed in for marking.
Students will then participate in a grand
conversation about what they have learnt
about Ordinary Time and how this season
impacts them and their Christian faith. For
example: How is Jesus evident in your life
during Ordinary Time?

Summative assessmentStudents will hand in their visual


representations of the liturgical seasonOrdinary Time accompanied with a
written justification of their decisions.