Our topic this half term has been ‘People from the Past’. Throughout this topic, the children have learnt about 3 famous nurses – Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell. As our exit point, we turned our classroom into a nurse training school for the day. The children came into school dressed as nurses and we were surprised with a visit from some paramedics and an ambulance. The paramedics taught us how to administer CPR and we were given the opportunity to explore the ambulance and listen to its siren. We also learnt how to treat bites and stings. Throughout the afternoon we did lots of practical activities including role playing, reading non-fiction books about our famous nurses, making our own stethoscopes, playing a Mary Seacole board game and building our own hospitals out of construction materials. The children have all had a wonderful day and have learnt such a lot!