Welcome to St George Year 1/2!
Here's a little bit about St George:
St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag. St George's emblem was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century. The King's soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle.
Saint George is popularly identified with England and English ideals of honour, bravery and gallantry, but actually he wasn’t English at all. Very little is known about the man who became St George.
Quick Facts about St George
- Born in Turkey (in Cappadocia)
- Lived in 3rd century
- His parents were Christian
- Became a Roman soldier
- Protested against Rome's persecution of Christians
- Imprisoned and tortured, but stayed true to his faith
- Beheaded at Lydda in Palestine
St. George is believed to have been born in Cappadocia (now Eastern Turkey) in the year A.D. 270. He was a Christian. At the age of seventeen he joined the Roman army and soon became renowned for his bravery. He served under a pagan Emperor but never forgot his Christian faith.
The children have loved learning all about our class saint and have particularly enjoyed the story of when he slayed the dragon! We often refer to ourselves as being like St George, especially when we are so brave!
Class Teacher - Mrs Ellis
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Suarez
Meet our year 2 officers! It is their job to run the show and ensure all the jobs are done in the classroom!
PE - Gymnastics
The children have enjoyed learning different shapes, rolls, balancing techniques and sequences in gymnastics. They have enjoyed moving in different ways and have all progressed well throughout the unit. We watched clips of GB gymnasts Beth Tweedle and Claudia Fragapane. The children enjoyed watching them and learnt a lot about them. They then went on to write about their chosen gymnast for our PE display.
We have phonics daily to help support your child's reading and writing. Please use the phonics mats below to support your child with reading and writing at home. If you haven't got a copy at home, please ask.
Reading is really important, please read with your child as much as possible.