This half term our learning question is :
What is the ‘Trinity’ and why is it important for Christians?
SUMMARY OF UNIT: 2A.3 What is the Trinity? INCARNATION
OUTCOMES BY THE END OF THIS UNIT, PUPILS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABLE TO:
Identify the difference between a ‘Gospel’, which tells the story of the life and teaching of Jesus, and a letter.
Offer suggestions about what texts about baptism and Trinity might mean.
Give examples of what these texts mean to some Christians today.
Describe how Christians show their beliefs about God the Trinity in worship (in baptism and prayer, for example) and in the way they live.
Make links between some Bible texts studied and the idea of God in Christianity, expressing clearly some ideas of their own about what the God of Christianity is like.
CORE LEARNING MAKING SENSE OF THE TEXT KNOWLEDGE BUILDING BLOCKS PUPILS WILL KNOW THAT:
• Christians believe God is Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
• Christians believe The Father creates; he sends the Son who saves his people; the Son sends the Holy Spirit to his followers.
• Christians find that understanding God is challenging; people spend their whole lives learning more and more about God.
• Christians really want to try to understand God better and so try to describe God using symbols, similes and metaphors, in song, story, poems and art.
• Christians worship God as Trinity. It is a huge idea to grasp and Christians have created art to help to express this belief.
• Christians believe the Holy Spirit is God’s power at work in the world and in their lives today, enabling them to follow Jesus.