Florence Nightingale - Year 2 Literacy 5 day plan - History

This is a 5 lesson Literacy unit all about Florence Nightingale. The plan is aimed at year 2 and gives details of the year 2 curriculum objectives covered. The children develop reading comprehension, writing, editing and SPaG skills during the unit.

All five lessons include a SPaG starter which is always linked to Florence Nightingale.

The main activity in lesson 1 is a non-fiction reading comprehension, which helps children to learn about Florence Nightingale. It is laid out in a SATs style format, containing similar questions to a SATs paper and is differentiated 3 ways.

The main activity in lesson 2 is a fictional diary reading comprehension, written from the point of view of Florence Nightingale. Again it is in a SATs style and is again differentiated 3 ways.

Lesson 3 allows children to gather vocabulary through drama and written activities. Lessons 4 and 5 allow children to write and edit their own diary accounts as Florence Nightingale.

All resources are included that will be needed for the lessons. They are in 3 zip files.

The following documents are included:

  • A 12 page detailed plan for 5 lessons (PDF);
  • A 5 slide PowerPoint presentation with Florence Nightingale themed SPaG starters (This is not editable. Click the ‘Read Only’ button to open.);
  • A 7 slide PowerPoint presentation covering Florence’s childhood, early career, work during the Crimean War and ongoing legacy. (This is not editable. Click the ‘Read Only’ button to open.);
  • Differentiated Comprehensions about Florence Nightingale. Each of the three levels contains four pages of text followed by questions (PDF);
  • Differentiated comprehensions on a diary entry written by Florence Nightingale. Each of the three levels contains four pages of text followed by questions (PDF);

(The presentation and comprehensions are also available separately from my shop:




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  • Preview-Page-1---Lesson-Plans---secured.pdf
  • Preview-Page-2---Lesson-Plans---secured.pdf
  • Preview-Page-3---Presentation-on-Florence-Nightingale---secured.pdf
  • Preview-Page-4---Starters---secured.pdf
  • Preview-Page-5---SPaG-starters---secured.pdf
  • Preview-Page-6---Middle-Ability---Florence-Nightingale---secured.pdf
  • Preview-Page-7---Higher-Ability---Florence-Nightingale---secured.pdf
  • Preview-Page-8---Lower-Ability---Florence-Nightingale---secured.pdf
  • Preview-Page-9---Higher-Ability---Diary-of-Florence-Nightingale---secured.pdf
  • Preview-Page-10---Middle-Ability---Diary-of-Florence-Nightingale---secured.pdf
  • Preview-Page-11---Lower-Ability---Diary-of-Florence-Nightingale---secured.pdf
  • Florence-Nightingale-Lesson-Plans--SPaG-starters-PowerPoint-and-Florence-Nightingale-Presentation.zip
  • Florence-Nightingale's-Diary-Comprehensions.zip
  • Florence-Nightingale-Comprehensions.zip

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Created: Oct 24, 2019

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