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Authentic Planning & Assessment Format

Topic: Lent

level: 6

Duration: 4

Curriculum Links
Liturgy and Sacraments
Religious Knowledge and Deep Understanding:
In the Eucharist, believers remember and celebrate the life, death and

resurrection of Jesus (the Paschal mystery). CHLS8

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
Make connections between some key celebrations of the Churchs
liturgical year and the story of salvation.
Identify ways in which believers actively participate in liturgical
celebrations and interpret the meaning of these for believers.
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
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.
Students will be assisted to:
Identify how the liturgical season of Lent contributes to the celebration of the
life and death of Jesus Christ (Paschal Mystery).
Investigate the length, meaning and purpose of Lent within the
Liturgical year.
Explore the symbols, actions and events (Ash Wednesday, Good Friday
& Easter Sunday) associated with the Liturgical season.


Fertile Question:
Why is Lent an important liturgical season in
the Christian Faith?

Summative Assessment:
In groups of 3-4 you are to create
a presentation outlining the
importance to Lent and the
events that take place during
Lent (Ash Wednesday, Good
Friday and Easter). You are to
draw on your understanding of
the symbols and actions for Lent
to support your explanation. You
may wish to present in the
following ways:
Powerpoint/oral presentation
Explanation using a poster (Oral)
Video presentation created on
Free choice (to be checked by

Learning Episode 1
Learning intention: Today we are going
to find out what we know about the
liturgical season of Lent.
Children will be scaffolded on their prior
knowledge by use of questioning.
How long is Lent?
What events take place during Lent?
What are we celebrating during Lent?
What are some symbols of Lent?
Lesson concludes with students writing their
Lenten promise in a sealed envelope.

Formative Assessment
Assessment of learning:
The constructions of a KWHL
chart on what students know
about Lent.

Learning Episode 2
Learning Intention: Today we are
learning about the significance of Ash
Wednesday and the symbols associated
with the day. (May carry over two days).

Formative Assessment Assessment for learning:

Group quiz on students knowledge
of Lent, Ash Wednesday and

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Learning Episode 3
Learning Intention: Today we are
learning about Good Friday and the
importance it holds for Lent.

Formative Assessment Followed up with a work sheet on:

Duration of Lent
Significance to Lent

Learning Episode 4 (Two lessons might

be required).
Learning Intention: Today we are learning
about the significance of Easter and symbols
associated for Lent.
Lesson outline:
Introduction to Easter
Events of Easter Sunday
Significance to the egg.
Formative assessment.

Formative Assessment
Assessment for Learning:
Students create an illustration that
includes symbols and key words
about Lent. Illustration must
include the three events (Ash
Wednesday, Good Friday & Easter).

Through out the 4 Learning episodes the teacher may use a wide range of
formative assessments strategies to gain insight into students learning. The
Strategies suggested include:
KWHL Chart
Conferencing and making annotations
Reflection on students Work (illustration, work sheet).


Assessment as Learning:
Students may be required to reflect on what
they have learnt by restating what their
Lenten promise was and what they learnt
about The liturgical season of Lent.
Reflection is to include:
What they already knew
What they learned
What they found interesting
Have they stayed true to their