Florence Nightingale (History)
During this half term, Year 2 have been learning about the significant people in the history of nursing. The children learnt about Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell and how they both changed nursing and healthcare for the better! We were able to attend a Florence Nightingale workshop at Thackray Museum of Medicine. The children thoroughly enjoyed journeying back in time with our very own Florence Nightingale to Scutari Hospital and relived the hospital conditions from the Crimean War. The children were able to fully get into character by themselves becoming nurses and porters.
Year 2 enjoyed celebrating World Cup Day in school. Each class was given a group to focus on. We were given Group D which included the countries Denmark, Tunisia, France and Australia. We chose France as our main focus for the day and looked at where France is on a world map, their flag, major cities and examples of physical and human features such as the Eiffel Tower. Children were able to design a kit for France as well as using tissue paper and cardboard to create the flag for all of the Group D countries. Children were then able to watch the England game together in the afternoon, in the hall!
For Wear It Yellow Day children were involved in a variety of activities to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. The children created bunting. This involved everyone in the school writing messages, quotes or drawing how they look after themselves at home or at school. The children took advantage of some of our yellow photo booth props to get a class photo of themselves in all things yellow! The children were also able to use the hall to find the hidden printed out yellow items for a treasure hunt. They worked in groups to see who was able to find them all!
The children enjoyed a visit from Dave from d:side. We looked at internet safety and the children talked about what they use the internet for, what is and might not be safe to share online and what to do if they are not sure about something they see on the internet.