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Pre-Primary/ Primary


Unit of work: Gift of Life Salvation topic: Baptism Human person Topic: Human Life

Year Level: Pre-primary Students’ Prior Knowledge: (include faith

Key Understanding: situations/previous lessons/Units)
B1 Jesus enjoyed life - Students have touched on the concept of
baptism in previous lessons.
Learning Point(s): - They have learnt about the understanding of the
B1.1 Names ways Jesus enjoyed life. religious meaning of significant experiences.
- Children have also learnt about the differences
and meaning of being alive.

Spiritual and Religious Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Prudence Justice Fortitude Temperance Faith Hope Charity
eg Right eg Right eg Inner eg Moderation eg Prayer eg eg Service
choices relationships strength Reconciliation
General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Literacy Numeracy ICT Critical and Ethical Personal and Intercultural
competence creative behaviour Social understanding
thinking competence

Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Asia and Australia’s engagement with Sustainability
histories and cultures Asia
Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:
- Name the way Jesus enjoyed life
- Identify the differences between them and Jesus enjoying life
- Identify the similarities between them and Jesus enjoying life

Teacher’s Prior Preparation/Organisation: Provision for students at educational risk:

(include Teacher Witness)
- Extension for children who finish early is to draw
- Children’s book - Jesus Talked To Me Today, By James or paint a picture, mould using play dough or
Stewart Bell role-play with a group of friends a time in which
- Paper Jesus enjoyed his gift of life.
- Pens - For children who are finding the activity difficult
- Assessment notes can use prompt pictures that can help them with
- thinking of things to draw.
LESSON DELIVERY attach worksheets, examples, marking keys, etc. as relevant
Time Motivation and Introduction:
Align these with the segment
- Students will make their way to the front of the class to sit on the
where they will be introduced.
mat in order to start the lesson.
- The teacher will call the students onto the mat depending on the
groups they are sitting in. One group at a time.
- Review the previous lesson (student’s prior knowledge of what
baptism is and what it means to them) by giving an example to the
class of the activity and showing students work.
- Question class about the topic that was viewed, saying…
“Remember when we talked about baptism? We discussed who in this
class has been baptised...”

- On the board will be the wonder questions the teacher wants the
students to focus on…
• What are some of the ways you enjoy helping others?
• What do you enjoy doing with others that makes you and
them happy?
- Talk with the children about the times that Jesus enjoyed
experiences of life by doing good and making others happy:
• at a wedding [John 2:1-2]
• with Martha and Mary [Luke 10:38-39]
• walking with his friends in fields, enjoying the birds and
10mins the flowers [Matthew 6:28-29].
- The children are invited to discuss these with their peers or as a
class discussion with the teacher.

Lesson Steps (Lesson content, structure, strategies & Key Questions):

- The children are to complete a two-part picture. Paper and Coloured pens
- In one part, they draw themselves enjoying life by helping
- In the other part, they draw Jesus enjoying experiences of life by
doing good and making others happy.
- Talk about how Jesus may have enjoyed doing many of the things
we do. A class book could be compiled.
- A suggested title is: ‘We Enjoy Life, Jesus Enjoyed Life’.
- Teacher getting children to think about how Jesus…
• freed people of sin and the influence of the evil one
• brought people to share in God’s own divine life
• revealed God’s love and closeness
• modelled how to live in a truly human way in response to
that love.
Children’s book - Jesus Talked To
Me Today, By James Stewart Bell
20mins Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students)

- To close the lesson for the children read the book (Jesus Talked To
Me Today, By James Stewart Bell)
- Children will discuss when they have spoken to Jesus or how they
speak to Jesus.

Transition: (What needs to happen prior to the next lesson?)

- Once the teacher is happy and all the students have shown they
have achieved the objectives they can transition to the next
“I hope everyone enjoyed our religion lesson today learning about the
gift of life. We are going to all go back to our desks now for the next
activity. When I call your group would you please return to your
desk…(Call groups one by one)”

“How can we follow what Jesus did in the way we wait and move back
to our desks?”

- When all children are ready, praise them for their actions and
move onto the next lesson.

Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will they be assessed?) Assessment notes
- Anecdotal notes and observations will be used to assess the
participation in the activity.
- Relating it to the Sacrament of Baptism.
- Also the children’s work sample/ their finished drawing