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Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Lamp

SKU SP34CS900430
Key Stage 2 Special People Year 3 Year 4
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In this Florence Nightingale KS2 lesson, your class will learn all about the 'lady with the lamp', and the influence she has had on modern-day nursing.

If you are looking for KS1 lessons, you might like our Year 2 History scheme, Florence Nightingale.


Children will first look at and describe some pictures of modern-day hospitals, before exploring what hospitals and nursing used to be like in the Victorian era. They will then find out about the early life of Florence Nightingale, and her decision to become a nurse. Children will learn about the changes she made to a hospital she ran during the Crimean War, and how she continued to campaign to improve the hygiene and care in hospitals throughout her life. In their independent activities, your class will apply their knowledge of the differences Florence Nightingale’s work made to hospitals and their patients. In the alternative activity, children are challenged to complete a timeline of the important events in her life.

Included in this Florence Nightingale KS2 lesson pack is a detailed plan, an engaging and informative slide show for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and printable resources - everything you need for a successful lesson!


What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture Cards
  • Timeline Cards
  • Florence Nightingale Timeline
  • The Life of Florence Nightingale Sheet

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