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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

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The Lady of the lamp.

As part of our new topic this term "People of the Past" this week Year 2 have been learning about Florence Nightingale and why she was significant. Firstly, we discussed what a timeline is and what key information it shows. After much discussion we discovered that a timeline shows the important events during a persons lifetime and is presented in chronological order.We even had a go at making a timeline of our own lives to help us to understand why it is important to put each event into chronological order for example, we always start with the date that we were born.

"Firstly, in 2013 I was born. After that I started nursery,. Then I started at Holy Trinity in Reception."

Can you remember what Chronological order means?

After that we worked together to put the significant events in Florence Nightinglage's life in chronological order. For example, we learnt that Florence Nightingale was born in 1820 and became a nurse in 1851. In 1854 Florence went to Turkey to care for the wounded soliders in the war, it was here where she was given the name "The lady of the lamp".

Can you remember why Florence Nightingale was named the Lady of the Lamp?









In 1897 Florence Nightingale returned to England as a heroine after the war. We learnt that in 1859 Florence set up her own nursing school to train other nurses to care for patients just like she had done. In 1883 Florence received a very special award for her work in healthcare - the Royal Red Cross.

Can you remember who presented Florence with the Royal Red Cross?









Finally, Florence Nightingale died in 1910.

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