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Year 5 – St Cecilia

Welcome to Year 5 - St Cecilia

 

Our Class Saint is St Cecilia, Patron Saint of Music. We celebrate her Feast Day on November 22nd. St. Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs.

 

Teacher: Mrs O'Reilly

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Woods and Jan Lowry

 

Welcome to St Cecilia class page! Please check here for updates on the work we are doing and for any important information regarding the class.

 

 

St Cecilia's Prayer

O glorious saint who chose to die instead of denying your king, 

we pray you please top help us as his fair praise we sing.

We lift our hearts in joyous song to honour him this way.

And while we sing, remembering, to sing is to double pray.

At once in oure hearts and in our tongues

we offer double prayer sent heavenward on winged notes

to praise God dwelling there.

While in our hearts and tongues we try with song to praise God twice,

We ask dear saint, to help us be united close to Christ 

Amen

 

 

Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia 1

Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians. It is written that as the musicians played at her wedding she "sang in her heart to the Lord". Her feast day is celebrated on November 22.

 

Cecilia was a Roman noblewoman who had given her heart to Christ. Under the rich clothes worn by women of high class, Cecilia wore a rough shirt that caused her suffering. She wanted to be able to offer this sacrifice to Jesus, whose bride she intended to be.

But Cecilia's parents gave her in marriage to a young pagan noble, Valerian of Trastevere. Celia is considered the patroness of music because during the wedding celebration, the lovely bride sat apart, singing a hymn of love to God in her heart and praying for his help.

When she and Valerian, her husband, were alone, she gathered up courage and said to him: "I have a secret to tell you. You must know that I have an angel of God watching over me. If you let me keep my promise to be Christ's bride only, my angel will love you as he loves me."

Valerian was surprised and said kindly, "Show me this angel. If he comes from God, I will do as you wish."

Cecilia said, "If you believe in the one true God and receive the waters of Baptism, then you will see my angel." Valerian went to Bishop Urban and was received with joy. After he had professed his belief in the Christian religion, he was baptized and returned to St. Cecilia. There by the saint's side, the young man saw the splendid angel.

The angel placed a crown on each of their heads, and offered Valerian a favor and Valerian asked that his brother also be baptized.

Valerian's brother, Tiburtius, learned of the Christian faith from Cecilia. She spoke so beautifully of Jesus that before long, he too was baptized. Together the two brothers performed many works of charity and mercy, like burying dead Christian martyrs.

When they were arrested for being Christians, they went bravely to death rather than give up their new faith in Jesus. St. Cecilia lovingly buried their bodies, before she too was arrested.

She even converted the officers who tried to make her sacrifice to false gods. When she was put into a fire, it did not harm her. Then they tried to suffocate her and finally, a man was sent to her house to behead her.

He struck her neck three times, but Cecilia did not die immediately. She lay on the floor unable to move. Yet by holding out three fingers of one hand, and one of the other, she still professed her belief in the Blessed Trinity.

When her tomb was opened about one thousand five hundred years later in Rome, her body was still found perfect and incorrupt.

High Frequency Words

All children in St  Cecelia's Class should already be able to accurately spell all these words by heart:

Year 3 and 4 Spellings

accident

century

experiment

interest

particular

remember

accidentally

certain

extreme

island

peculiar

sentence

actual

circle

famous

knowledge

perhaps

separate

actually

complete

favourite

learn

popular

special

address

consider

February

length

position

straight

answer

continue

forward(s)

library

possess

strange

appear

decide

fruit

material

possession

strength

arrive

describe

grammar

medicine

possible

suppose

believe

different

group

mention

potatoes

surprise

bicycle

difficult

guard

minute

pressure

therefore

breath

disappear

guide

natural

probably

though

breathe

early

heard

naughty

promise

although

build

earth

heart

notice

purpose

thought

busy

eight

height

occasion

quarter

through

business

eighth

history

occasionally

question

various

calendar

enough

imagine

often

recent

weight

caught

exercise

increase

opposite

regular

woman

centre

experience

important

ordinary

reign

women

 

Year 5 and 6 spellings

 

accommodate

communicate

equip

immediately

physical

sincerely

accompany

community

equipped

individual

prejudice

soldier

according

competition

equipment

interfere

privilege

stomach

achieve

conscience

especially

interrupt

profession

sufficient

aggressive

conscious

exaggerate

language

programme

suggest

amateur

controversy

excellent

leisure

pronunciation

symbol

ancient

convenience

existence

lightning

queue

system

apparent

correspond

explanation

marvellous

recognise

temperature

appreciate

criticise

familiar

mischievous

recommend

thorough

attached

curiosity

foreign

muscle

relevant

twelfth

available

definite

forty

necessary

restaurant

variety

average

desperate

frequently

neighbour

rhyme

vegetable

awkward

determined

government

nuisance

rhythm

vehicle

bargain

develop

guarantee

occupy

sacrifice

yacht

bruise

dictionary

harass

occur

secretary

 

category

disastrous

hindrance

opportunity

shoulder

 

cemetery

embarrass

identity

parliament

signature

 

committee

environment

immediate

persuade

sincere

 

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