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PLANNING OVERVIEW

Year Level Unit Title Salvation Topic Aspect of Human Development

Pre-Primary The Church Community Church Wondering at belonging to communities

Overview explanation of the content of the unit and how it explores the Salvation Topic and Development of the Human Person

The Pre-Primary unit of work the Church Community seeks to develop childrens understanding of the communities to which they belong by first getting them to reflect on the communities that they are a
part of for example, their families, school and neighbourhoods. This not only helps to make the content more relevant, but assists in the development of their religious awareness, as they reflect on the love
and sense of belonging they experience in their own lives compared with the type of love that Jesus felt and can be felt when welcomed into the Church community. From here, students look at Jesus
community, and how he not only received love but shared it with others and encourages them to do the same. The unit concludes with students wondering and reflecting on how they can belong to Gods
family the Church, by showing love to others and being inclusive of all, just as Jesus taught His followers to do.
The unit aims to explore the Salvation Topic of Church by encouraging students to reflect on how they can become members of this community, and how they can share the love that they receive here with
those around them, relating directly to the development of the human person topic, as they are encouraged to continuously relate all that they are learning to their own personal experiences.
Key Understandings and Learning Points

A Wondering at the Creator of Communities B The Promise of Christian Salvation C Christian Response
Key Understanding Key Understanding Key Understanding
Wondering at belonging to communities Jesus belonged to a community God wants people to belong to the community of Gods family the Church

Learning Point Learning Point Learning Point


A1.1 Identifies the family as one special group to which they B1.1 Names one of the communities to which Jesus C1.1 Identifies some of the members of Gods family the Church
belong belonged
Links to the General Capabilities

Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and Creative Ethical Behaviour Personal Competency Intercultural Understanding
(Lesson A and B) (Lesson C) Thinking (Lesson A and C)
(Lesson A and B)

Spiritual and Religious Capabilities

Spiritual Capabilities Justice can be seen in all three lessons as students are encouraged to Religious Capabilities Faith can be seen in Lessons B and C as students learn more about Jesus and their
take the example from Jesus as a loving and caring person. initial connection to Him through baptism. Charity can be seen in Lessons A and C as students are encouraged
to further deepen their love of Jesus and their neighbours (peers).
Temperance Fortitude Justice Prudence Faith Hope Charity
(Lesson A, B and C) (Lesson B and C) (Lesson A and C)

The Early Years Learning Framework

Principles The Principles can be seen in all three lessons as students are being taught to be Practices The Practices can be seen in Lesson A as students are encouraged to draw on their prior knowledge
inclusive of all in their diversity and faith commitment. High Expectations and Equity can be of belonging to a family and their place in Gods family. In Lesson B, the practices can be seen through the
seen through the educators hope for the successful progress of students understanding. educators intentional inclusion of activities that aim to further childrens awareness of Jesus and His place in
their lives. Finally, Lesson C incorporates the practices as it aims to consolidate all that children have learnt and
apply it to their own faith journeys.
Partnerships High Expectations Respect for Ongoing Holistic Approaches (Lesson A, B and C) Learning Environments
with Families and Equity Diversity Learning
Secure, Respectful (Lesson A, B and C) (Lesson A) and Responsiveness to Children (Lesson A, B and C) Cultural Competence (Lesson A)
and Reciprocal (Lesson A and C) Reflective
Relationships Practice Learning through Play (Lesson B) Continuity of Learning and Transitions (Lesson A)
(Lesson A, B and C)
Intentional Teaching (Lesson B) Assessment for Learning (Lesson A and C)