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Key Stage 1 "Significant Individuals"

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LESSON 6: Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell

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KEY STAGE 1 SCIENCE NATIONAL CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES:

•    The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and
LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell

•    Significant historical events

PUPILS WILL LEARN ..

About the lives of Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell

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•    Powerpoint for both people

•    Written profiles of Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell
•    Wordsearch of Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell

Suggested activities: 

•    LITERACY: 
Diary entries for each person at key moments in their life / letters from each person / story from the point of view of someone watching key moments in their lives / small non-fiction fact cards (similar to enclosed profiles) / letters from soldiers expressing gratitude / a letter from Queen Victoria to Mary Seacole or Florence Nightingale
•    ROLE-PLAY AREA SUGGESTIONS:
A hospital / hospital ship / hospital tent
•    NUMERACY: 
Maths based on years served / soldier’s lives saved etc 
•    ART / DT: 
draw or paint portraits / design a nursing poster / make small hospital tents from paper and decorate with red crosses / make a lego model of hospital with places to wash and beds for soldiers etc.
•    GEOGRAPHY:  
Find all the locations on a world map / look at (simplified version) of why the warring countries in each conflict were fighting
•    SCIENCE:
Learn about the human body and (simplified) details of guarding against 
infections (a great opportunity to learn how to wash hands properly!)