Year 5 Achievement Standard
By the end of Year 5, students identify many ways in which faith is shared and strengthened in communities of believers, past and present. They analyse information from a variety of texts, including Scriptural references to the Holy Spirit and the words, symbols and actions of the Catholic Rite of Confirmation, to explain the action of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. They use features of Gospel texts to show how the Gospel writers shaped their Gospels for particular communities. They describe the significance of personal and communal prayer and worship (including the Eucharist, the Psalms, Sabbath rituals and prayers) and the wisdom / writings of the Saints, including St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, for communities of believers. They describe different experiences of communities of believers living according to Jesus’ new commandment of charity (love); going beyond existing laws to care for the well-being of others; making and acting upon informed moral choices. They locate and record information about the contribution of pioneering Catholics (laity clergy, religious) in Australia (c.1850 CE – c.1900 CE) to the preservation of faith and the shaping of particular communities, including Indigenous communities. They examine Mary’s role as mother of Jesus and mother of the Church. They analyse the elements and features of Marian prayers (including the Hail Mary, the Rosary and the Litany of the Mary of Nazareth) to describe the role of Marian prayer in the lives of believers past and present. They participate respectfully in a variety of personal and communal prayer experiences, including Marian prayers and meditative prayer.