Welcome to St George : Year 1/2
Class Teacher - Miss Airey Teaching Assistant - Mrs Suarez Teaching Assistant : Mrs Byrne
Reading is really important, please read with your child as much as possible.
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.
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.