Welcome to St George : Year 1/2
Class Teacher - Miss Airey Teaching Assistant - Mrs Hey
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.
Examples of our learning...
This week we began our History topic 'Animal Explorers'. The children were palaeontologists and spent time searching for and observing fossils during our fossil dig. In English, the book we are focusing on this week is 'The Gruffalo'. The children created some fantastic descriptive sentences about the Gruffalo and Year 2 tried very hard to include a possessive apostrophe. In PE we have been practising our throwing and catching skills, both individually and with a partner. We are already so proud of all the fantastic learning taking place in St George!
Curriculum overviews 2021/22
Reading is really important, please read with your child as much as possible!
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.
100 Book Challenge!