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Unit of work: Special Me Salvation topic: Prayer Human person Topic: All people
are special
Year Level: PP Students’ Prior Knowledge: (include faith
situations/previous lessons/Units)
Key Understanding:
C2 Jesus wants his followers to show others they are In previous lessons, the students have learnt about how
special they are special and Jesus loves them individually.

In the previous unit ‘God created everything’ students learnt

that God is the creator of everything, and that they are
Learning Point(s):
members of God’s family.
C2.1 Explores ways that they could show other people they are special.
In the previous unit ‘Remember God’s Love’, students
learnt about showing love for others.

Spiritual and Religious Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Prudence Justice Fortitude Temperance Faith Hope Charity
eg Right choices eg Right eg Inner strength eg Moderation eg Prayer eg Reconciliation eg Service
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:
• Identify ways that they can show others they are special

• Use the camera app to film showing others they are special

• Identify ways that people can use their special gifts to show love

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

(include Teacher Witness) Learning difficulty:
The focus of this unit is that everyone is special. How can I show others This student will require help from an EA to complete the activity.
they are special like Jesus does? They may be placed in a think-pair share with students who are gifted
and can peer teach. The teacher will go through instructions explicitly
The teacher will have read through the RE unit of work and is aware of so that this student understands what they need to do for the activity.
the topic and the importance of Christian Response. They have read the
pre-read the picture book.
This student will sit up front near the teacher so the teacher can ensure
they are on task and listening whilst on the mat. During the activity,
The teacher will gather materials: they may require an EA to assist them and to ensure they stay on task.
Extension - Students will create a popplet brainstorm of all the ways
they have identified people can show others they are special

Engagement – Students will participate in the discussion with the help

of an EA or skilled partner. Students may be placed in larger groups for
think-pair shares.
LESSON DELIVERY attach worksheets, examples, marking keys, etc. as relevant
Time Motivation and Introduction:
Align these with the segment
where they will be introduced.
5 min The teacher will gather the students on the mat. They will begin by Picture book –
reading the story “We all sing with the same voice” by J. Philip Miller and
We All Sing With the Same
Sheppard M. Greene. Voice by J. Philip Miller and
After reading the story, the teacher will use wonder questions: Sheppard M. Greene.
I wonder why we are all different?
I wonder why we are all special in our own way?

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

The teacher will use the wonder question:

I wonder how we can show others they are special?

The class will discuss different ways that people can show other people
5 min
they are special in many ways. The teacher may give examples to guide
Some may include:
• using their name
• speaking to them in a friendly and kind manner
• letting them join in our games
• sharing with them
• helping them.

The children will then do a think, pair, share of different special things
that people can do. They will then choose one of these special things iPads
and mime it out and film it using the camera app on the iPads.
10-15 They will show the class and talk about ways people could use this
mins special gift to show love. E.g. using someone’s name shows love
because you are showing them respect and calling them by their name
just as Jesus said.

This will build on EYLF Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of

identity, particularly ‘Children learn to interact in relation to others with
care, empathy and respect’.

Lesson Closure:(Review lesson objectives with students)

The teacher will gather the class back on the mat and ask students to
share what they have learnt. They will then say a special prayer together:
5 min
A Special Prayer
I know you made me special
And others are special too.
Help me show we’re special
In everything I do.

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

The teacher will ask the students to help pack away the materials and sit
back on the mat. They will then say their lunchtime prayer before lining
up at the door ready to go to lunch.
Assessment: (Were the lesson objectives met? How will they be

The teacher will use a checklist and anecdotal notes to assess if students Appendix #1
have met objectives. They will also use questioning for understanding to Checklist
assess student’s knowledge. See appendix #1
Appendix #1

Students will Achieved Limited Did not Not assessed

Identify ways that they can show
others they are special
Use the camera app to film showing
others they are special
Identify ways that people can use
their special gifts to show love