Knowledge of subject
  • Knows prayers by heart
  • Is able to answer questions on topics covered: 
  • Love Story
  • The Bible
  • The Calendar
  • The Birth of Jesus
  • Communicating with each other
  • Symbols of Love
  • Bridges
  • Light and Darkness
  • Lanterns
  • Prayer
  • Saints
  • Shows interest in the lesson
  • Is able to narrate some of Jesus’ parables and miracles
Understanding of knowledge
  • Is able to narrate the message the parables and miracles convey
  • Is able to explain the topic covered in his/her own words:
  • Love Story : Explores the time-line of the History of Salvation – God’s Plan of Love –  through Creation to the Old Testament, to the New Testament and to the present day.
  • The Bible :  Understands, explores and appreciates the Bible as the History/Diary of the People of God and discovers the spiritual role of the Holy Scripture in the Liturgical Year. 
  • The Calendar : Explores how Catholics celebrate key events in the History of Salvation and identifies the seven sacraments as celebrations in the Church Community and moments of meeting with Christ.
  • The Birth of Jesus : Shows knowledge of how Christmas is celebrated in various countries and is able to describe his/her own experience of the traditional Maltese Christmas. Knows about the Christmas Liturgy in his/her Parish Church and explores the value and importance of attending the Midnight Mass as the centre of Christmas Celebration.
  • Communicating with each other : Understands that love demands communication, intimacy and sharing. Explores, through research, how people of primitive religions sought ways to communicate with their gods and how God sought ‘channels’ of communication with His people. Describes how he himself/she herself can keep his/her channels open to God’s love even when they fail.
  • Symbols of Love : Identifies principal symbols – especially the symbols during Mass – and understands their meaning in the Catholic Liturgical Calendar. Describes and familiarises with the various symbols that can be used during personal, community and family prayer.
  • Bridges : Describes, through experience or research, principal feasts in the calendar of other religions. Explores, through the Gospel narratives, how Jesus sought friendship and worked miracles with people from different cultures/religions in his time.
  • Light and Darkness : Is able to describe what Easter means to him/her and identifies the celebrations during Holy Week. Identifies the similarities but also the differences between Easter and the Big Feasts of other religions. Through the different parts of the Easter Vigil, understands that the History of Salvation, with its climax at Easter, is still going on today.
  • Lanterns : Describes, through Gospel narratives of Our Lord’s discourses before the ascension and then through the Pentecost event, how through the Holy Spirit one can be light for others. Narrates stories of saints, past and present, who proved to be light through their relations and co-operation with people of other cultures/religions.
  • Prayer : Understands and explains the meaning and necessity of prayer in one’s daily life. Knows the meaning of the ‘OUR FATHER’ prayer and through gospel narratives describes how Jesus himself lived and gave witness to the Prayer. Describes how in practice the ‘OUR FATHER’ can be a programme for intimacy with God, universal love to all man and commitment to a better world.
  • Saints: Understands and explores the meaning of “a saint” – through examples from Christian and non Christian saints, identifying similarities and differences between them. Through the Sermon on the Mount, describes the universal call to holiness and the meaning of ‘community of saints’. Through research, identifies child and adolescent saints and describes how they can be of inspiration in our daily life and commitments.
Application of knowledge
  • Is able to apply the lesson learnt to real-life situations
  • Participates in the recitation of prayers
  • Actively participates during Mass