Assessment for Learning (AfL) - Planning Assessment Opportunities Key Question: What must I do in this topic to enable pupils to achieve this level, and demonstrate understanding? Topic: Thanksgiving Level: One Year Groups: One AT1(i): Beliefs, teachings and sources – Recognise some religious stories Use pictures of the Last Supper, people at mass and Jesus and the children and mix these with other non-religious pictures. Children to sort/name pictures/stories that are religious (connected to the Thanksgiving topic). Draw and orally name to an adult some key features of the ‘Last Supper’ (Jesus, apostles, table, food, wine). AT1 (ii): Celebration and ritual – Recognise some religious signs and symbols and use some religious words and phrases Show a picture of a Priest raising the Body and Blood (The Mass Book, Church Story 2 p 40/41) and ask the children to write/talk about what they can see and what is happening.. R ole-play ‘A Time to Thank God’ After discussing/role-playing ‘A Time to Thank God’, draw simple pictures to represent certain signs, words and phrases such as; blessing, Bread and wine, Communion etc. Using a picture of The Last Supper or people at mass ask the children to talk about/label/scribe what they see and what is happening encouraging them to use religious words and phrases. AT1(iii): Social and moral practices and way of life – recognise that people, because of their religion,act in a particular way Draw up a list ‘Why Catholics go to Mass on Sunday’ Draw up another list with 2 columns:, ‘Why Catholics say thank you’ and ‘How Catholics say thank you’. Why do we say ‘Grace before meals’? Children compose their own simple ‘Grace after meals’ AT2 (i):_ Engagement with their own and others’ beliefs and values – Talk about their own experiences and feelings Circle time – ‘I said thank you when…..it made me feel….. Share your list of words, symbols or pictures about the times you have thanked others. Share with children onyour table and say how it made you feel.’ AT2 (ii); Engagement with questions of meaning and purpose – Say what they wonder about Ask any question they wonder about at the end of the topic to put in the Question Postbox Reflecting on a picture of the Last Supper use a circle time to ask children to finish the sentence, ‘I wonder…. Assessment for Learning (AfL) - Planning Assessment Opportunities Key Question: What must I do in this topic to enable pupils to achieve this level, and demonstrate understanding? Topic: Thanksgiving Level: Two Year Groups: Two AT1(i): Beliefs, teachings and sources – Retell some special stories about religious events and people Retell the story of the Last Supper for a Foundation Class through either drama/pictures/storybook. In groups, pupils make a radio of TV broadcast or newspaper article reporting on the Last Supper. Prepare an introductory page of a Last Supper web site retelling what happened. ‘Freeze-frame’ an important part of the Last-Supper. Ask children to talk about what happened before and after. AT1 (ii): Celebration and ritual – Use religious words and phrases to describe some religious actions and symbols Design a web site page describing some of the things which happen when people gather to celebrate mass. Sequence parts of the Mass mentioned in ‘Let’s give thanks’ and describe what is happening to a partner. Create a zig-zag book called ‘Thank You God’ for Year 1 to show them all the ways ‘thank you’ is mentioned during the mass. AT1(iii): Social and moral practices and way of life – Describe some ways in which religion is lived out by believers Role play scenarios that describe various actions Christians make to show thanks to God. Create symbols to represent the various ways Christians give thanks. Talk about them to a partner/adult. AT2 (i):_ Engagement with their own and others’ beliefs and values – Ask and respond to questions about their own & others’ experiences & feelings Using either a picture of people at mass or the Last Supper write 3 questions you would like to ask. Ask a partner for their answers and they can ask you to answer their questions. Imagine you are a group of friends who shared the Last Supper with Jesus. Record how you and others felt, through word or picture. In a group ask one person a question about their record. One person can ask you a question about yours. AT2(ii); Engagement with questions of meaning and purpose – Ask questions about what they wonder about and realise that some of these questions are difficult to answer. Above the disciple’s head, in God’s Story 2 p 77, place a question in a thought bubble, saying what the disciple would ask. Make a list of questions would you ask. Classify ‘questions that are difficult to answer’ Create an ‘I wonder about’ wall where children explore questions about the topic. These can be attached throughout the topic and reviewed each week Assessment for Learning (AfL) - Planning Assessment Opportunities Key Question: What must I do in this topic to enable pupils to achieve this level, and demonstrate understanding? Topic: Thanksgiving Level: Three Year Groups: Three/Four AT1(i): Beliefs, teachings and sources – Make links between religious stories and beliefs Using Children’s Eucharistic Prayer 1 (p398) prepare a speech or make a poster showing friends all the things we believe about God that lead us to give thanks. Using Ephesians 1: 3-6, make a list of all the things St. Paul believes about God. Design a symbol for the 3 prayers on p403 which illustrate what we believe about God. AT1 (ii): Celebration and ritual – Use a developing religious vocabulary to give reasons for religious actions and symbols Using Eucharistic Prayer 2 (p.402) sequence Jesus’ actions and give reasons for the priest’s actions during mass. Write a news article for your local paper giving reasons why Catholics in your locality pray the Eucharistic prayer 2 (p402) during mass. In groups, create a guide for the Eucharist, naming all the places and ways thanks are given and the reasons why. Use words, signs and symbols. AT1 (iii): Social and moral practices and way of life – Give reasons for certain actions by believers Using a variety of media give a presentation to the class giving reasons for the many times Catholics express thanks during the mass. Produce a simple poster/leaflet for a child from another faith giving reasons why Catholics say the Eucharistic Prayer. Make a list of all the reasons you have to be grateful. Use the list to write a psalm of thanksgiving using psalm 136 (p404) as a model. Use a Venn Diagram to compare the Last Supper with Eucharistic Prayer 2 AT2 (i):_ Engagement with their own and others’ beliefs and values – Make links to show how feelings and beliefs affect their behaviour and that of others Fill in a table with 3 columns. 1.List how we give thanks during the Eucharist.2. List what we can do and say in our lives to give thanks to others.3. List ways in which we can give thanks to God. In groups devise scenarios showing times you have been ungrateful and how you would act once you remember the belief Christians have that we should be grateful. AT2 (ii); Engagement with questions of meaning and purpose – Compare their own and other people’s ideas about questions that are difficult to answer Think about what you have learned in the topic. Individually or in pairs, think of a question which you would find difficult to answer, share and discuss this with someone else. Assessment for Learning (AfL) - Planning Assessment Opportunities Key Question: What must I do in this topic to enable pupils to achieve this level, and demonstrate understanding? Topic: Thanksgiving Level: Four Year Group: Five / Six AT1 (i): Beliefs, teachings and sources – Describe and show understanding of religious sources, beliefs, ideas, feelings and experiences; making links between them Pupils can locate and read about the Last Supper, making links between it and the Eucharist, highlighting those parts of the Mass which commemorate the Last Supper and the meaning of the words and actions. Read and discuss elements of the Mass using ‘Welcome to the Mass’ and or http://www.romanmissal.org.uk. Complete a chart/table which encourages pupils to locate parts of the Eucharist (Penitential Rite, Confiteor, and Eucharistic Prayer) and to make links between these and the act of thanksgiving. AT1 (ii): Celebration and ritual - Use religious terms to show an understanding of different liturgies Use preface and Eucharistic prayer 3.Split into groups and give different parts of the prayer to different groups. Work through each paragraph in the prayer and identify reasons why we are saying thank you to God. Collate as a class/individually. Use these phrases to write their own thanksgiving prayer. Visit http://www.romanmissal.org.uk/ or http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/ to look at new Penitential Rite/ I Confess. Define the word ‘Penitential’. Read p55 of Church’s Story 3 (don’t use Copymaster A, only new missal) – design a simple guide which helps explain the Penitential Rite and how thanks are expressed in different parts of the Mass. AT1 (iii): Social and moral practices and way of life – Show understanding of how religious belief shapes life Using Thessalonians 5:12-18 and Colossians 3: 15-17, list all the guidance Paul gives to Christians as to how to live their lives in thanksgiving to God. Write an example for each one as to how this can be lived out. Choose one and illustrate on a card to give to someone. Inside the card explain what they think it means to do this in everyday life and the challenges it holds. AT2 (i): Engagement with own and others beliefs and values – Show how own and others’ decisions are informed by beliefs and values Read and discuss the new missal translation for the Dismissal (‘Go in peace glorifying the Lord by your life’) – how might we live this out in our lives, actions and decisions? Using a selection of newspaper articles which provide examples of challenging life situations, invite the pupils to select one example and explain how a Christian might respond if they are trying to ‘glorify the Lord’ by their life. ( Hot seat / interview activity). AT2 (ii): Engagement with questions of meaning and purpose – Engage with and respond to questions of life in the light of religious teaching Hold a class debate/discussion entitled ‘Why is Eucharist / thanksgiving a challenge?’ Reflect on the work we have done. Write down one question which you would like to be answered. Hold a class discussion using these questions to stimulate thought. Assessment for Learning (AfL) - Planning Assessment Opportunities Key Question: What must I do in this topic to enable pupils to achieve this level, and demonstrate understanding? Topic: Thanksgiving Level: Five Year Group: Five / Six (G+T) AT1 (i): Beliefs, teachings and sources – Identify sources of religious belief and explain how distinctive religious beliefs arise Invite the pupils to locate the Scripture passage, Mark 14:22-24. What does this Scripture passage mean to you? Explain your thinking. In a format of your choice, explain how Eucharist is a great act of thanksgiving for all that God gives, most of all, for the gift of Jesus, his Son. Use Scripture to support your answer. Prepare a presentation to show why Catholics celebrate the Eucharist. Make references to religious sources (e g Bible, tradition, liturgies etc.) in your presentation. Work in groups of 6 and share with the rest of the class. AT1 (ii): Celebration and ritual – Describe and explain the meaning and purpose of a variety of forms of worship Read and discuss the various elements of the Mass using ‘Welcome to the Mass’ and or http://www.romanmissal.org.uk. Explore the different ways in which we give thanks and worship to God in the Mass. Produce a PowerPoint presentation explaining the meaning and purpose of the various elements within the Mass. AT1 (iii): Social and moral practices and way of life – Identify similarities and differences between peoples’ responses to social and moral issues because of their beliefs. Using a selection of newspaper articles which provide examples of social and moral issues, invite the pupils to identify the similarities and differences between peoples’ responses to the issues. Prepare a two minute talk for a radio show, outlining the range of responses. AT2 (i): Engagement with own and others beliefs and values –Explain what beliefs and values inspire and influence me and others Using Mark 14: 22-24, think about the relevance of the words and phrases to your everyday life – Is thanking God part of your everyday life? Write an account to reflect your thoughts and feelings. What values or messages within the passage could inspire you to ‘give thanks’? What might this look like for you and for others? AT2(ii): Engagement with questions of meaning and purpose – Demonstrate how religious beliefs and teaching give some explanation of the purpose and meaning of human life Invite pupils to discuss the following: ‘The Eucharist is a sacrifice of praise in thanksgiving for the work of creation….Eucharist means first of all ‘’thanksgiving’’. Demonstrate how we as Christians reflect this in our lives and what purpose and meaning it serves in our own and others’ lives.
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