Monday, 25 May 2015

Church Strand

Church Strand Taonga- Week 7-11

Meeting date: Thursday 4th of June
1. To reconnect with the theology and curriculum progression behind the Church strand, 
2. To revisit the  key ideas we want children to understand and deepen as they move through the school.

3. Share the assessment information from the Holy Spirit Strand- if available 

The highlighted parts are the parts we will put our time into at the meeting.  Everything else should be read and digested beforehand. There will not be time for this in the meeting.  At the meeting there will be time for questions and clarifications of any of the reading or data.  Then we will move on to construct our next step.

Any files containing student information are private to us.  Everything else is public.

Step 1: Make sure you have entered your assessment data for the Holy Spirit Strand
Step 2: Have a look at the key learning objectives for each year level:
In 2014 we decided on four key concepts we would like our children to develop and deepen as they move
through our school:
1. The Church is the people united with God
We want the children to know they ARE the church.  
Becoming part of the church - ceremonies, initiations, Baptism.
That we are Disciples- following the way of Jesus
Belonging and participating
The Church shows us how we need to act in our lives - we are the Church
Church as the bride of Christ
We are a community of disciples , our parish is a sign of God in the world - Jesus founded the Church and it is a sign which brings about God’s presence and love in the world.
2. We all have a role in the Church
To take some responsibility like presenting the gospel or saying prayers or reading or children’s ministries such as altar serving etc...
What are we called to do because we are part of the church (vocations)
Roles in the church
3. Formal roles within the Church
The work of the priest in the church.
Teaching role of bishops
The role of the pope
4. The Mission of the Church

To understand that the church is the continuation of Jesus' mission to live God's Kingdom on Earth.

These four concepts will be the context of the Church strand teaching throughout the school in Term 2 2015.  We continue to teach the learning outcomes for the Religious Education curriculum at each year level in the context of these four concepts.

We agreed:

For year 1-3 the class teacher will decide the content of the assessment.  This will be entered on the assessment gathering file and the children will be marked 1= exposed, 2=achieving, 3=mastered. 

For years 4-8 we will take the same test but leave it open for the children's answers.  We would expect achievement to be shown mainly in the context of their year strand.  For children to show mastery it should be clear that their understanding of their year level work is linked to some of the main concepts we want them to understand (above).

Please Visit last years assessment data for your class to see where the gaps were and lead the order in which you teach the strand this year 
2014 Assessment data

Step 3: Have a look at an example SOLO relational thinking analysis map for the Church strand:

Step 4: Bring a succinct example to the meeting of something you have done previously with the Church strand that has helped children's learning or any new resources you have found that you think we be useful across many year levels

Step 5: Have a look at the faith alive website for your year level

Step 6: Make sure you have recorded your RE hours for the last 2 terms meetings onto your appraisal document.

The test for the strand can be seen at this link (public)

Staff: Please enter assessment information at (private):
by Monday 6th of July following Whanau Groups- Thursday 2nd of July.

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