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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

In the family of St Paul's, we live and learn with Jesus' loving arms around us.

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Mrs Barton and Miss Horsely welcome year 5 back for the summer term.

 

Our class Saint is Oscar Romero

Oscar Arnulfo Romero was born into a family of ten on 15th of August in Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador. His father was in charge of the local telegraph office. Sometimes the young Romero helped his father to deliver telegrams. Oscar learned to be a carpenter, making tables, chairs and doors. When he was 14 years old, Oscar wanted to be a priest so he went to study at junior seminary.  Some years later, Oscar went to Rome to study and stayed there during World War II. His father and brother died while he was in Rome.

Oscar was ordained a priest and returned to El Salvador. He became famous for his sermons. He also did a lot of parish work like visiting prisons, organising catechism classes and working with others in the Church to provide help and food for the poor.  Oscar Romero became Archbishop of San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador.

Violence increased in El Salvador by the mid 1970s, as the government and army began killing poor people who stood up for their rights. When the army killed three people in the village of Tres Calles in Romero’s diocese, he comforted the families and wrote to the President to protest about the murders. Sadly, his friend Fr Rutilio Grande was shot and killed, along with two companions. The following Sunday, Romero allowed only one Mass in the whole diocese - at the Cathedral - where he spoke out against the murders.

As the violence in El Salvador continued, Romero continued to speak out. Every Sunday his sermon was broadcast by radio,the whole country listened. In his sermon on the 23rd March, Romero ordered the army to stop killing people: “In the name of God, and in the name of this suffering people whose cries rise to heaven more loudly each day, I beg you, I implore you, I order you, in the name of God, stop the repression!” The next day, a shot killed Romero as he said Mass.

Oscar Romero’s feast day is the 24th March. 

 

 

Our virtues for this half term are Learned and Wise

 

 


 

 

 

 

Catholic Social Teaching: Dignity of Work

The Dignity of Work - by Scott Monty - Timeless & Timely

 

“A small number of very rich men have been able to lay upon the teeming masses of the laboring poor a yoke little better than that of slavery itself.”

Rerum Novarum, 1891, #3

In 1891, Pope Leo XIII issued Rerum Novarum (On Capital and Labour). He shone a light on the injustice and exploitation of workers by the rich during the Industrial Revolution. He advocated for workers to join forces and fight against inhuman conditions.

 The human person should always come before the pursuit of profit. Workers have the right to join trade unions, to a just wage, to spend time with their families and to rest. Work is an essential part of our human dignity and everyone has the right to participate.

Topics Summer 1

  English - Writing a narrative

  Maths - Perimeter, Area, Statistics and Shape

  RE - The Work of the Apostles

  History - The Victorian Age

  Geography - New Zealand

  Art - Printing

  French - Food and Sport

  PE - Invasion Games

  Music - The Greatest Shows

 

 

Class Notices       

Thumbs up Water Bottle Cartoon Free PNG Image|Illustoon          

Please ensure that all children have a water bottle in class

Reading Diary Booklet (SB5831) - SparkleBox

Please ensure that your child reads each evening for at least 10 minutes and sign their diary.

 
Thursday

PE Kit

Friday:

Spelling test

Times table test

Homework given out



Monday

 Mrs Barton

Tuesday

 Mrs Barton

Wednesday 

 Mrs Plant

 Thursday

 Mrs Barton/ Mrs Plant

Friday

 Mrs Plant