PLAN

Authentic Planning & Assessment Format
Topic: Advent

Year
level: 6

Duration: 45minutes – 1 hour
lessons (5 lessons)

Curriculum Links (New RE Curriculum)
The church’s liturgical year is told through a framework of different seasons
(Advent) revealing the story of salvation and drawing (CHLS9)
Year 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 Church’s 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 God’s promises in the Old
Testament.
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 God’s 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 Church’s 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 numen’s associated with Advent
 Identify why a spcific numen is significant to the Catholic faith
 Describe how this numen is used for celebration during Advent

Fertile Question:
What is the significance behind a particular
religious numen relating to Advent?

SCAFFOLDSUPPORT &

EDECLAR

Your group is to prepare an informative
poster using Canva © to educate your peers
about a religious numen relating to Advent.
The numen groups will be allocated by the
teacher. Each poster needs to have:
-A title
-Statement of what your numen is
- Outline of the significance behind why and
how the numen is used to celebrate Advent

Summative Assessment:
 Students will present a poster,
using the Canva ©ICT platform,
which will be displayed around
the school outlining the
significance of a particular numen
associated with Advent.

Learning Episode 1
 Introduce the topic of Advent and discuss
assessment criteria
 Engage in a grand conversation about the
numens associated with Advent and what
students know
 Explicitly teach about the Jesse Tree,
Advent Wreath, candles and colour violet.
 Explore different methods of gaining
information about Advent numens

Formative Assessment
 Observations of student
questions

Learning Episode 2
 Students will participate in rotations
(each groups will display a library of
informations surrounding a particular
numen) where they will spend 10
minutes at each table group learning
about the numens.
 Table 1- Jesse Tree, Table 2- Advent
Wreath, Table 3 – The colour violet,
Table 4 – the Candles
 Each table will have an iPad with a
short video explaining the numen and
activities about the numen

Formative Assessment Students will provide a thumbs up,
thumbs sideways or thumbs down
demonstration to indicate their
understanding of each numen.
Students will write exit cards (post
it notes) outlining what numen they
found the most interesting and why

SCAFFOLDSUPPORT &
SCAFFOLDSUPPORT &
REFLECT

Learning Episode 3
 Numen groups will be decided (based
on students exit cards and student
interest)
 Library visit. Students will visit the
school library and collect research on
their numen
 The students will also receive a visit
from the school priest who will provide
further knowledge on the 4 numens.

Formative Assessment Students will indicate their
understanding of the content using
the windshield wiper strategy
(students use their arms as a
windshield wiper and the speed
indicates their understanding – stop
means no understanding, medium
means somewhat understanding
and fast means full understanding).
Students will present their research
to the teacher for reliability. If
students have experienced
difficulty finding content, the
teacher will provide content in the
next lesson and spend additional
time with the group to ensure they
grasp the content.

Learning Episode 4
 Students will create a mind map of
their ideas to put into the poster and
present this to the teacher
 Groups exploring the same numen
may share their findings.
 Students will work together to create
their posters in class on computers

Formative Assessment
Students will be called upon during
class to present their mind maps
and research to be marked
alongside a checklist for formative
assessment.

Learning Episode 5
 Students will give a short 2-3
presentation about their poster and
numen.
 The poster will then be handed in for
marking
 Students will participate in a grand
conversation about what they have
learnt about Advent numens.

Summative Assessment
Students will submit their posters
which will be marked alongside a
criteria sheet.

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