Class 2 week of learning.

Going to try something new this week! All of the weeks learning will be found on one page – easier to find and that way you can choose an activity that you’d like to do and prepare for them if needs be. My maths has been updated too and Year 2’s will begin to trial Google classroom with myself this week. If all goes well, we will encourage Year 1’s to get involved as well.


  1. Find out who ‘The Lady with the lamp’ is and fill in (or make your own) sheet about her.

2. Word search on the Lady with the lamp. 2 to choose from with lots of key words!

3. What can you see in the picture? Make your comparisons based on one of these portraits of Florence Nightingale. Use the download after the portraits to help with your layout. Think about what type of woman you think she was from these images. Helpful? kind? how? what tells us this?

4. Write a letter to Florence Nightingale. Pretend you’re a nurse who works in a hospital now. What things would you thank Florence for?

5. Comparisons – Look at the attached file and use it to make comparisons between hospitals during Florence Nightingales time and now. There will be lots of differences (hopefully) and you will find some things the same.

6. Create a medal for Florence. Think about all she did for hospitals around the world. What would your medal be called? What colours would it be and why? Would it have a specific design on the front? What metal would it be made out of? Try to include this information somewhere on your medal sheeet.

7. Make your own lamp. Florence was known as the ‘Lady of the lamp’ to the soldiers. She was their saviour who used to walk around in the nights to look after them and even went out onto the battle fields to find wounded soldiers! What an amazing lady! I have attached a lamp you can cut out and glue together or you can find another template and design your own!

Paper Crafts DIY - How to Make an Easy Paper Lantern - YouTube

8. Matching. Match the problem to the solution (something that fixes it).

9. Story writing. Write Florences story, this can be known as a Biography. You are writing about someone else’s life. You can use the tool below to help if you’d like or be even more independent and create your own.

10. Colouring/tracing – let your fine motor skills have a little workout with these colouring sheets. Or if you want to really test yourselves, use the colouring sheets to trace the pictures onto another piece of paper. This is great for fine motor skills, cognitive skills and concentration!

11. Acrostic Poem. Acrostic poems are where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase. For example; CATS are cuddly/cute/caring, acrobatic/annoying(especially my cat, Willow), tenacious/tired, softly purring/soft/sleepy. Try an Acrostic poem for Florence Nightingale – you can choose any word linking to her (her name, hospital any topic word that links).

Acrostic Poem Examples

12. Florence artwork – Follow this step by step guide on how to draw Florence Nightingale (Mr Fox to upload by Monday evening).

Florence Nightingale Biography and Activities for Kids

Have a great week of learning! Hopefully I will see lots of comments on your learning when Google Classroom is up and running. Please make sure to send in lots of photos.

Miss Jenkins and Mr Fox.