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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!
Reading is really important, please read with your child as much as possible.
View our latest newsletter below. Please support your child at home with their learning whenever possible. If you have any artefacts or objects related to what we are focusing on, then please bring them into school, we would love to share them in class!
A big well done to everyone that brought in their STEM project to display in the school hall! We enjoyed talking about them and showing others how they work. What a fantastic afternoon, the children loved it!
A big thank you to George for spending an afternoon talking to the children all about engineering!
We have been learning all about Isambard Kingdom Brunel in topic this half term. Thank you to those who researched all about him for homework and fed back to the class what you had found out. The children have learnt all about the role of an engineer and the different types of engineers there are. We were very lucky to have a visitor in our classroom, George! George is an Aerospace Engineer, soon to be joining the RAF. He talked to the children all about his role and what is involved in becoming an engineer. The children were able to try clothing on, view tools and to see pictures and clips of the sorts of things involved in becoming an engineer. They had such a good time and especially loved trying the clothing and safety equipment! They also enjoyed sketching pictures of the tools.
PE - Athletics
The children are enjoying their P.E lessons with coach Dave. He has some exciting lessons planned for them and this half term they're learning the skills they need to move in different ways.
Our English unit this half term will be focusing on diary writing. Our diaries will be based around our class book 'Robot Stop!' The children will be predicting, working around comprehension, learning the grammar needed when writing a diary and planning and practicing before writing their very own diaries! The children love to learn around a book and watch their learning progress along our learning journey display in the classroom.
The children have enjoyed working practically, using the resources to support their learning and are becoming more independent in finding the resources they need from the classroom. We have also been learning how to read and write number sentences and using different strategies to work out the answers.
The children are enjoying being challenged in their learning. They are learning new strategies to deepen their understanding in all areas. The children are practicing their 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's times tables, please support your child to continue to do this at home. You will find links to useful websites on the main page.
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