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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

RE LESSON PLAN
Pre-Primary/
Primary

LESSON ORGANISATION

Unit of work: Special Me Salvation topic: Prayer Human person Topic: God loves
us
Year Level: PP Students’ Prior Knowledge: (include faith
situations/previous lessons/Units)
Key Understanding:
B1 Jesus teaches us that all people are special In the previous unit ‘God created everything’ students learnt
that God is the creator of everything, and that they are
members of God’s family.

In the previous unit ‘Remember God’s Love’, students


Learning Point(s):
learnt about showing love for others.
B1.1 Identifies that Jesus loves little children.

Spiritual and Religious Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Prudence Justice Fortitude Temperance Faith Hope Charity
eg Right choices eg Right eg Inner strength eg Moderation eg Prayer eg Reconciliation eg Service
relationships
General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and Ethical Personal and Intercultural
competence creative behaviour Social understanding
thinking competence

Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Asia and Australia’s engagement with Sustainability
histories and cultures Asia
Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:
• Identify ways in which everyone is special to Jesus

• Create a collage showing Jesus’ love for little children

• Draw a self-portrait, depicting how they think Jesus sees them

Teacher’s Prior Preparation/Organisation: Provision for students at educational risk:


(include Teacher Witness) Learning difficulty:
The focus of this unit is that everyone is special. How can I show others This student will require help from an EA to complete the activity.
they are special like Jesus does? They may need help to find pictures and cut them out. The teacher
will go through instructions explicitly so that this student
The teacher will have read through the RE unit of work and is aware of understands what they need to do.
the topic and the promise of Christian Salvation. They have read the
echo pantomime and practise it through. ADHD:
This student will sit up front near the teacher so the teacher can
The teacher will gather materials: ensure they are on task and listening whilst on the mat. During the
• Textas and pens activity, they may require an EA to assist them and to ensure they
• Paper stay on task.
• Magazines (age appropriate)
Extension – Students will take pictures of their self-portrait and
• Scissors
create a pic-collage on the iPad where they will find pictures
• Glue
showing love and place them around the picture of themselves.

Engagement – Students will participate in the discussion with the


help of an EA or skilled partner. Students may be placed in larger
groups for think-pair shares.
LESSON DELIVERY attach worksheets, examples, marking keys, etc. as relevant
Resources/References
Time Motivation and Introduction:
Align these with the segment
where they will be introduced.
The teacher will ask the class to find a space on the mat and ask the
student to spread their arms out and make sure that they cannot touch
5 min Appendix #1
anyone else. The teacher will stand at the front, ensuring everyone can Echo Pantomime Script
see them and begin with the echo pantomime ‘Jesus and the Little
Children’ (see appendix #1).
Wonder questions:
- How did Jesus make the little children feel welcome?
- How do we know Jesus loved the little children?
- I wonder how we can make others feel welcome?

Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key Questions):

2 min The teacher will explain the parable of the little children. They will explain
that God’s Son, whose name is Jesus, taught us that everyone is special.
He did so by the stories he told and by the kind things he did to help
many people. Among all the people he met, Jesus loved children in a
special way. The story we just read showed us that Jesus loves and
blesses the children even when the disciples tell him not to.

Talk about how Jesus showed that everyone is special by his actions.

Wonder Question
- I wonder how I am special to Jesus?

15-20 The teacher will then introduce the activity:


mins The class create a collage a Jesus. Around the large figure of Jesus, the
children attach magazine pictures of children or children’s faces. Invite
the children to suggest a suitable title.

Each child then draws a self-portrait as they would look when Jesus
blessed them. (Building on the EYLF Outcome 1: Children have a strong
sense of identity)

Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students)

The teacher will ask students to pack up the pens and paper.
5 min
The teacher will call students back to the mat.
The teacher will recite a prayer and ask the students to repeat:

“God made all of me,


My feet, my head and my hands.
God made me special,
And for me, He has great plans.”

Transition: (What needs to happen prior to the next lesson?)

The teacher will ask the students to help pack away the materials and sit
back on the mat. They will then say their lunchtime prayer before lining
up at the door ready to go to lunch.

Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will they be


assessed?)
The teacher will use a checklist and anecdotal notes to assess if students Appendix #2
have met objectives. They will also use questioning for understanding to Checklist
assess students knowledge. See appendix #2
Appendix #1
Appendix #2

Students will Achieved Limited Did not Not assessed


demonstrate
Identify ways in which everyone is
special to Jesus
Create a collage showing Jesus’ love
for little children
Draw a self-portrait, depicting how
they think Jesus sees them
Recall the story of Jesus and the Little
Children