PL 2: Te Rongopai Good News (Year 5-6)

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: 2
Theme: Te Rongopai Good News
Touchstone: Oho Ake Inspired
Content Area Title 
Focus Question
Stories Jesus Knew
How do ancient stories show me how to live?
Content Area Aims
• Understand the basic context of the Old Testament, and that Jews, Muslims and Christians share these stories.
• Learn key stories from the OT which teach us how to be in good relationships.
General to Content Area Young people will:
AO1 Recognise that the books and stories of the Old Testament were already in existence when Jesus was growing up, and develop understanding of the social, historical and geographical context of that time.
AO2 Recognise that the stories of the Old Testament help us imagine God and help us to know how to live in relationship with God and with each other. (A & B).
AO3 Grow in understanding that the Old Testament tells the story of the Jewish people, but it is also important for Christians and Muslims as it tells the story of God’s relationship with humanity.
Mana Tapu
AO4 Grow in understanding that God gives to us, God makes promises and covenants, and has expectations of us, specifically by exploring key stories of The Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark, Abraham and Sarah, the sacrifice of Isaac, The Exodus.
Aroha Pūmau
AO5 Recognise that we do not need to be perfect to be called by God but we should do our best to answer, specifically by exploring key stories of Jonah, Jeremiah, David and Goliath.
AO6 Identify the qualities of wise and courageous wāhine who respond to God’s call, specifically by exploring 3 key stories of Esther, Ruth, Naaman’s servant, Miriam, the two mothers and King Solomon.
AO7 Grow in understanding that God wants us to live in peace with each other without jealousy and hatred, specifically by exploring key stories of Cain and Abel, Joseph and his brothers, Moses and the 10 Commandments.
AO8 Investigate the Psalms as prayer, poetry and song, identifying what they were for and what they express and create Psalms of our own.
School Level AO
Te Kōhatu:

Oho Ake – Inspired
AO9 Identify and acknowledge that we are inspired on our spiritual journey by adults and children — often unexpectedly — and how to use the arts to celebrate a Saint who has been inspirational to our school community.