PL 1-2: Te Rongopai Good News (Year 3-4)

Overview: Achievement Objectives

There are a range of Ngā Whāinga Paetae Achievement Objectives (AOs) which are the essential areas of knowledge, and each AO must be covered over all the phases of learning. Teachers may choose how to group these, including making choices regarding effective integration into the wider school curriculum.

Ngā Kaupapa
Content Area

Phase of Learning: 1-2
Theme: Te Rongopai Good News
Touchstone: Aroha mai Aroha Atu – Loved

Content Area Title 
Focus Question
Stories and messages of Jesus
What did Jesus say and do?
Content Area Aims
• Explore what Jesus teaches us through stories that have a message.
• Recognise that Jesus had messages which help us know what to do and how to be happy.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Identify different ways Jesus shared the good news through actions, parables and teachings recorded in the Bible.
AO2 Develop an understanding of what Jesus taught about himself by exploring some of the ‘I am’ statements in John’s Gospel.
AO3 Identify the messages in the stories and teachings we become familiar with in AOs 4,5,6,7 (below) and explore how we can apply them in our own lives.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Grow in understanding of the stories that Jesus told that show God’s love for us and how we should love others, specifically The Lost Sheep (Lk 15:1-7), The Parable of the Lost Coins (Lk 15:8-10), The Loving Father (Lk15: 11-32).
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Grow in understanding of the teachings of Jesus that call us to holiness and wholeness, specifically the Good Samaritan (Lk10:25-37), The Great Commandment (Mt 22:34-40), Salt and Light (Mt 5:13-16).
AO6 Grow in understanding of the teachings of Jesus that show us how to be wise, specifically The Parable of the Sower (Mt 13:1-9), The Wise and Foolish Builders (Mt 7:24-27), The Talents (Mt 25:14-30).
AO7 Grow in understanding of the stories of Jesus that teach us how to be just, specifically the parables of The Unforgiving Servant (Mt 18:23-35), the Workers in the vineyard (Mt 20:1-16).
AO8 Grow in understanding of the ways Jesus prayed, relating this to our own prayer and explore the Our Father as a prayer model.
School Level AO
Te Kōhatu:

Aroha mai Aroha Atu – Loved

AO9 Increase our understanding of how growing in love helps us to live a Christian life and build strong and joyful relationships with God and people AND participate in the special character of our school by demonstrating the fruits of the spirit in our everyday interactions in our classroom and in our school.