The Holy Trinity
The Holy Trinity at St Peter's
A religious doctrine is a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by the Church. The doctrine of the Trinity: There is one God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Trinity, or Holy Trinity, is a way of describing God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. God is described as God the Father because we believe that God is the creator of everything and Lord over all the universe.
God the Son refers to how we believe that God chose to come to earth as a human being in the form of Jesus, the son of Mary. Finally, God the Holy Spirit refers to the power of God in our daily lives.We believe that God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are three Persons who are one God.
The children of St Peter's have a wonderful understanding of 'The Holy Trinity'. Ths concept can be quite difficilt to comprehend so we teach simple, yet effective ways for the children to fully understand.
Lessons are taught throughout the school year to remid the children of the Holy Trinity being God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Please continue reading below to see the Holy Trinity, and how it is taught across the school.
In EYFS, the children are taught the fundamental basics that there are three parts in a 'trinity' for example - a traingle is one shape, yet has three sides; an apple is made up of the skin, the flesh and the seeds. Look at the work produced below.
In Year 5, the children wanted to create a display that represented the Holy Trinity - God the Father being the light shining behind Jesus, who is God the Son, and the silhouette of the dove watching over, as God the Holy Spirit. The children made flowers, representing the Holy Trinity because they felt a flower is one, but is made up of three parts petals, leaves and a stem.
In Year 2 and Year 6, we looked at the different ways in which the Holy Trinity is represented.