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					                                                The Spirit Frees
                                                           Confirmation - Year 5
                                                         KEY UNDERSTANDINGS
                                                           LEARNING POINTS

            Key Understandings                             Priority Learning Points                      Suggested Learning Experiences
              Learning Points
A WONDERING AT THE CREATOR OF
FREEDOM
A1 Wondering at our growing ability to be
free                                            A1.1 Names consequences which may flow from       The student is able to demonstrate choices. God
A1.1 Names consequences which may flow from     choices.                                          helps me choose.
choices.                                                                                          School Rules
                                                                                                  Behaviours
                                                                                                  Road Safety.
                                                                                                  Don’t touch

A1.2 Names characteristics of responsible
people.
A1.3 Proposes ways rules and laws help people
become more responsible.

A2 Wondering at the Creator of human
freedom
A2.1 Expresses wonder at God who created
human freedom.
A3 Attribute: God is good
A3.1 Celebrates God who is good.                A3.1 Celebrates God who is good.                  Student participates by adding to the class
                                                                                                  display entitled ‘God who is good’.
B THE PROMISE OF CHRISTIAN
SALVATION
B1 Jesus was free always to do good
B1.1 Identifies ways Jesus showed he was        B1.1 Identifies ways Jesus showed he was always   Student listens to the letter ‘ He Chose to Bless
always free to do good.                         free to do good.                                  Me’ and in silence participates in the guided
                                                                                                  meditation ‘Jesus Blesses the Children’.
                                                                                                  Emphasis on showing reverence.
B2 Jesus promises the Holy Spirit to free
               Key Understandings                            Priority Learning Points                       Suggested Learning Experiences
                Learning Points
people to do good
B2.1 Explores ways the Holy Spirit, promised by
Jesus, frees people to do good.

C CHRISTIAN RESPONSE
C1 Christians celebrate the special strength of
the Holy Spirit
C1.1 Depicts ways Mary, John the Baptist,         C1.1 Depicts ways Mary, John the Baptist, Saints   Student participates in group work and helps as
Saints Peter and Paul were strengthened by the    Peter and Paul were strengthened by the Holy       far as possible with the construction of the
Holy Spirit.                                      Spirit.                                            billboards.

C1.2 Explains how Stephen, the first Christian
martyr, was strengthened by the Spirit.
C2 Catholics celebrate the Sacrament of
Confirmation
C2.1 Devises a flow chart to show the link        C2.1 Devises a flow chart to show the link         Participate with suitable assistance, in the
between Pentecost and the Sacrament of            between Pentecost and the Sacrament of             enactment of ‘The Pentecost Story…’ Resource
Confirmation.                                     Confirmation.                                      Sheet 7a-c.
C3 The Spirit empowers Christians to behave
like Jesus
C3.1 Explains ways the gift of the Spirit,
received through Confirmation, can be
developed further by striving to keep God’s
Commandments.
C4 Continuing to wonder at human freedom
strengthened by the Spirit
C4.1 Reviews and expresses the main ideas of      C4.1 Reviews and expresses the main ideas of the
the unit.                                         unit.

				
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