Please log onto the live stream at OLSV church for Mass at 9.30 am as we celebrate a school Mass for our school patron St Paul VI.
Yesterday we celebrated the twin founders of the Church in Rome. Both St. Paul and St. Peter proved that they were committed and faithful disciples by laying down their lives for Jesus and His Gospel. St. Paul was beheaded and St. Peter was crucified upside down.
Read about their lives in the link below
Read the Gospel that is read in Church on the feast of St Peter and St Paul
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19
Jesus went to the territory near the town of Caesarea Philippi, where he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
“Some say John the Baptist,” they answered. “Others say Elijah, while others say Jeremiah or some other prophet.”
“What about you?” he asked them. “Who do you say I am?”
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
“Good for you, Simon son of John!” answered Jesus. “For this truth did not come to you from any human being, but it was given to you directly by my Father in heaven. And so I tell you, Peter: you are a rock, and on this rock foundation I will build my church, and not even death will ever be able to overcome it. I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of heaven; what you prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven, and what you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.”
The Gospel of the Lord
Why did Jesus give Simon Peter a new name and the keys to the kingdom?
Simon Peter recognised and believed that Jesus was the Son of God. He had great faith and was willing to put that faith into words but also into actions.
Because of Peter’s great faith, Jesus gave him the keys to the kingdom of Heaven. What are keys usually used for?
Keys lock doors, but they also open them. As a disciple, Peter spent his time sharing Jesus’ message with other people. He opened their hearts to God’s love, just like a key opens a door.
We can open our hearts by taking some time to stop and listen, to pray and to try to hear what Jesus is asking us to do. We can show our faith in our prayers and in our actions. We can try to follow Jesus’ commandments to love God and to love our neighbour. We can be kind and generous to others and we can try to make the world a fairer place where all people get what they need.
Can you think of some key words that show us what Jesus asks us to do? (eg. love, believe, forgive, give, share, hope etc)
These are just like the keys to God’s kingdom – which open us up to God’s love.
This week let’s try to be more loving, more forgiving and more generous to others. Let us try to bring hope to others. And let’s try to open our hearts to welcome Jesus in.
What will you do this week to show your faith in Jesus and to welcome him into your heart?
Draw a large outline of a key and write or draw what you will do to open your heart to Jesus in the coming week or the “key words” that sum up what Jesus asks us to do.
Matthew, the Gospel Writer writes about the Kingdom of Heaven in a type of story called a parable.
What is a parable?
- A parable is a type of narrative.
- Parables are always made up; they haven’t happened (although they talk about everyday things so they could have happened).
- Parables are short; they compare two things. One is called the subject; the other is called the vehicle. It’s a funny word but it’s called that as it ‘carries meaning.’
- You have to figure out what parables mean.
|The Kingdom of Heaven… is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.
Mt 13:31- 33
- Watch the parable in these short videos.
The parable of the mustard seed helps us to see that from small beginnings something big can happen. The life of Jesus and the lives of many people down through history show us that from small beginnings something big can happen. One person can make a difference to the world, no matter how small and unimportant they might seem.
|Although every Gospel talks about how Jesus wants us to build a new, fairer, more just world, Matthew’s Gospel talks about this more than any other Gospel writer does. Other Gospel writers talk about this new world as the Kingdom of God, Matthew calls it the Kingdom of Heaven. The Kingdom of Heaven isn’t a real place – it’s a place in our minds and hearts where we imagine that God is in charge (like a king) and everyone lives their very best selves – the way God hoped we would.|
Choose from some of the activities below
- Look at the emojis. List all the feelings you think people would have in God’s kingdom.
Make a list of all the feelings and actions that you would expect to see and find in God’s kingdom. Use the emojis above to help you, but try to add to it.
Read the Parable of the Mustard seed again then divide the story into 3 parts; someone planting a tiny seed; it growing into a tree; the birds coming to nest in it. Draw each part in your book.
Create the final mustard tree with the birds perched in the branches
Make and illustrate a book mark which tells the story of the mustard seed.
The Feast of the Sacred Heart has been in the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar since 1856, and is celebrated 19 days after Pentecost. As Pentecost is always celebrated on Sunday, the Feast of the Sacred Heart always falls on a Friday.
The devotion to the Sacred Heart is one of the most well-known Catholic devotions, wherein the heart of Jesus is viewed as a symbol of “God’s boundless and passionate love for mankind”
Say this prayer together
Lord Jesus Christ, your heart was moved with love for the men and women who came for help in their need. You healed the sick, you fed the hungry, you forgave sinners, you cried over Jerusalem. Above all, you showed to those who were prepared to listen the way to true life, for you are the Way the Truth and the Life.
Lord, your heart is still moved today by your people and their many needs. Open our hearts to hear your word, to accept your love, and to respond to your call.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
Choose from some of the Activities below
Look at these paintings of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which do you prefer? Create your own painting
Make a heart to show the sacred heart of Jesus
Make heart shaped biscuits and share them with your family
Research about St Margaret Mary Alacoque, (22 July 1647 – 17 October 1690), who was a French Roman Catholic Visitation nun who promoted devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in its modern form.
Watch this small clip which explains about her life
Louise, one of our Y6 Liturgy Leaders, has prepared a powerpoint to help us reflect on yesterday’s Gospel for the Feast of Corpus Christi. Click here to open it.
Luke, one of the Gospel writers told us that when the Holy Spirit at Pentecost came it gave the disciples the ability to speak to others about God – in ways that they heard and understood.
This week we will focus on our current Pope Francis who lives his life using his gifts to speak to the world about God.
Pope Frances’ real name is Jorge (pronounced Horhey) Mario Bergoglio (pronounced Bergoglio). He was born on 17th December, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jorge became a Jesuit priest when he was 32. Jesuits (society of Jesus) are known for their special interest in education and social justice – in teaching people how to make society more ‘just’ (fair) for all people, especially the poor.
In 1992, Jorge became an auxiliary (assistant) Bishop in Buenos Aires, eventually becoming the Archbishop (head Bishop) there in 1998. In 2001 he was elected to the College of Cardinals, the group of church leaders from which the new pope is elected. Only a Cardinal can be a pope and only a Cardinal can vote for a new pope.
He became Pope on 13th March 2013
Pope Francis has said a lot since becoming Pope. He has been particularly outspoken about care of the poor and care of the planet.
Choose from the activities below
Read the sayings of Pope Francis (below) and choose the saying you like best. Copy it into your book. Draw pictures around it showing how people in your family live by this ‘rule’. He said…
‘love your neighbour and be kind to people who are lonely or have problems.’
He said…’do not bury your talents.’
He said…’talk to God the way you talk to your parents.’
He said…’show God’s love to the world in your happiness and courage.’
He said…’be generous.’
He said… ‘help one another.’
He said … ’we are one single human family.’
He said … ’listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor
Activity 2 Choose from one of Pope Francis’ quotes below and create a poster which explains the meaning of the quote.
Make a fact file about the life of Pope Francis
Religion – Remembering St Paul VI our School patron
The 29thMay has been dedicated to remembering St Paul VI, the patron of our school. He became a Saint on 14th October 2018. To launch our R.E. home learning this week, we will focus St Paul VI and his work spreading the Gospel of Christ; he was a prophet of our Church facing outwards, looking to those far away and caring for the poor.
Saint Paul VI believed that we should work to serve the poor and the hungry. Click on the link below to look at the work of CAFOD – the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development. Take part in their jar of hope activity.
Say this prayer from the Cafod Website
Your loving care
when you walked with us on earth
you spread your healing power.
We place in your loving care
all who are affected by Coronavirus.
Keep us strong in faith, hope and love
Bring relief to our sick,
console our bereaved,
protect those who care for us.
We lift our prayer to you Lord,
and trust in your infinite mercy,
as we wait for the daybreak.
This week, Elysia has prepared a beautiful powerpoint to take you through this Sunday’s Gospel: Trinity Sunday. Click here to open it.
Pope Paul Primary School
Home learning for KS1 and KS2
Week Beginning: 1st June 2020
Dear Pope Paul children,
We hope that you had a lovely half-term.
For this week, we have prepared lots of exciting and practical activities, giving you lots of opportunities to learn something new and useful.
We would like you to continue with your morning lessons.
Every afternoon we would like you to take part in this week’s learning project which will be ‘Viewpoints’. Choose one activity each day to complete. Try out our task board challenge below if you have time!
As always, keep sharing all your amazing work, creations and skills with us!
Miss Davey , Mrs Carey, Miss Pringle, Miss Varga, Mrs McNamara, Mrs Lines and Miss Donatantonio.
Click here if you are in Year 1 and 2
Click here if you are in Years 3 – 6.
Choose at least one activity each afternoon to complete.
Resources to assist you with this week’s topic based learning:
Social Emotional Learning
- Compliments Game
- ‘Would I Lie to You?’ Brain Breaks
- Worry_monster_activity HELP SHEETS
Music: Smetana Composer Activity
We know that you love a challenge – click here to try our task board!!