Class 2 have really enjoyed their work on nurses this term.
We have learnt about writing different types of letters in Literacy as well as looking at the features of biographies and non-chronological reports. This has all linked to our work on Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. We begun our topic by creating portraits of the nurses and using different materials to fill them. We have also made clay owls - Florence Nightingale rescued an owl and named her Athena.
We had our Florence Nightingale Day and we had lots of fun and consolidated our learning through making different artefacts, sorting through suitcases and then helping in Scutari hospital. We all came dressed as Victorian children or nurses and doctors and begun our day with making different artefacts to help Florence Nightingale raise money for supplies to take to Scutari hospital. After a break from making clay candle holders, sashes, medals, birthday cards, pill boxes and writing our job applications we had some suitcases to look through - the luggage labels had come off and we needed to find out who they belonged to by looking at the clues. One of the suitcases belonged to a thirteen year old boy called William who played the bugle on the battlefield. We managed to work out who the suitcases belonged to! After lunch - we found that the school hall had been turned into Scutari hospital. We all had turns at being nurses and soldiers. We also had other jobs to do, for example keeping the hospital clean, doing the laundry, growing and cooking nutritious food. We finished the day with Florence Nightingale sharing a painting of some of the doctors and nurses that had been in Scutari at the same time. It was a tiring but very enjoyable day.