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P6 - Pentecost and Trinity Sunday

These exemplar narratives follow the core learning chosen by the Holy Cross cluster group/working group and contained in the diocesan planning exemplars:
P6 Pentecost/Trinity short version (click to open)
P6 Pentecost/Trinity long version (click to open)


Click here for a podcast, aimed at teachers, about the Our Father

Exemplar narrative 1:

St. Aidan's Cluster meeting P6 group

-Draw/research various symbols of the Holy Spirit (Shamrock 

-Dramatise Holy Spirit's appearance to Apostles.

-Hymns connected to Holy Spirit.

-Story of Christ giving the "Our Father" to his apostles.

-Illustrate Trinity

-Look at artistic representations of Holy Spirit (different artists)

-Singing version of 'Our Father'

- Make up actions to the 'Our Father'

-Write their own 'Our Father' - create story board to show 7 petitions. Make into/part 
  of prayer book.

Write - An explanation for the artistic representations of the Holy Spirit.

Say - Narrate a performance of a mimed appearance of Holy Sporot to Apostles.

Make - Create pictorial representation of the Our Father.

Do - Illustrate Trinity.

An original and fruitful approach to the Mystery of the Trinity

St Kevin's, Bargeddie


- 2 covered plates at each group.  Plate 1 is a whole banana.  Plate 2 is a banana in its three separate sections
Uncover plate 1 and ask:
"What is this?"
"What does it look like?"
"What does it feel like?"
"What does it taste like?"
"What does it smell like?"
Write answers on board

Uncover plate 2 and ask:
"What is this?"
"What does it look like?"
"What does it feel like?"
"What does it taste like?"
"What does it smell like?"
Check with answers on board

Discussion points:

  • Discuss with the pupils that each section of the banana still looks, tastes, smells and feels like a banana.

  • Three sections individually are recognised as being bananas and the whole banana is recognised as being a banana.

  • In an analagous way, God the Father is God, God the Son is God, and God the Holy Spirit is God.  Although they are separate, they are the same.

  • What other words have tri-?  What does it mean?  (e.g. triplets = three children; tricycle = three wheels).  Tri means three

  • What else can you think of that can be recognised separately/together as one thing?

  • Does it work when separated as well as working when together?

  • Are there any other times when you have heard the phrase Trinity?  "Through Him, and with Him, and in Him, O God Almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours forever and ever.

  • Every time we bless ourselves we are professing belief in the Holy Trinity.

Plenary: prayers e.g. Glory Be...
Hymns: Father in my life I see

Pupils to create a personal prayer to the Trinity in their jotters and share with others during prayers.
Look at the different roles of God exercised in each of the three persons.
View image of the Shield of the Trinity (see slideshow below) to emphasise being one but not the same.


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