On Wednesday 27th November, the whole of Year 3 took part in our second R.E. Day
where we focused on ‘Trinity’. During the day, we thought critically to understand what
trinity actually meant and we learned that ‘tri’ means 3 therefore ‘trinity’ meant that God
is ‘3 in 1’. We explored this further through passages from Bible and learned that Trinity
is a way of describing ‘God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.’
Using this knowledge, we worked collaboratively to explore some critical questions such
as “How can we represent the Holy Trinity?” and “What does the Holy Trinity mean to
us?”. To help us understand the Trinity better, we decided to critically explore each part
of the Trinity.
First, we looked at God the Father. We learned that God is described as God the Father
because we believe that God is the creator of everything and looks after us like a father.
To help us solidify our knowledge in this, we recited the Lord’s prayer chorally. We then
collaboratively worked in our groups to come up with actions to represent each line and
we performed this for others.
Next, we moved onto God the Son and explored how Jesus came down to Earth at
Christmas. We did this by comparing the meaning of Christmas carol lyrics and Bible
quotes from John. We had so much fun listening to and signing the Christmas carols!
Then, we looked at God the Holy Spirit and explored the critical questions such as
“What does the Holy Spirit look like?”. We also looked at the similarities and differences
of child vs adult baptisms. It was interesting to identify the differences and understand
what baptism actually meant to Christians.
Finally, we investigated paintings that represented the Holy Trinity. In our groups, we
discussed the similarities and differences. Furthermore, we began to explore how we
thought the Holy Spirit could be represented to us.
We had a wonderful R.E. Day. We enjoyed sharing our thoughts and listening to
different ideas to us – it was so much fun!