My Mum is a Marie Curie Nurse

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1 My Mum is a Marie Curie Nurse EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (UP TO 5 YEARS OLD) To care means to look after. Some of the most important people who work for Marie Curie are the nurses. Nadine is a Marie Curie Nurse and she cares for people who are very ill, in their own home or at a Marie Curie Hospice. Chlora s mum is Nadine, a Marie Curie Nurse. Read Chlora s story about her mum. A Marie Curie Hospice provides special care for people who are very ill and are not going to get better. Support creativity and imagination by creating a Marie Curie Hospice or Nurse role-play area in the classroom with the labels and materials provided.

2 Time to listen My Mum is a Nurse by Chlora My mum is called Nadine, and she is a Marie Curie Nurse. Mum wears a blue Marie Curie uniform and has a name badge. I wish I had a name badge like her. When I am at school, mum is at work. She visits people who are very ill. Mum visits them in their own home to care for them. If a person is in bed, mum will help them feel comfortable. If a person is sad, mum may make them laugh. If a person is thirsty, mum gets them a glass of water. If a person is worried, mum listens to them. If a person has family at home, mum helps by talking to them. I like it when mum comes home, because she tells me about her day. Then we play! My mum is a good nurse. One day I would like to help people.

3 Question time My name is. I am a Marie Curie. Colour me in!

4 Caring at home Marie Curie Nurses care for people who are very ill, in their home or at a Marie Curie Hospice. You are getting ready to go to work. Put your Marie Curie Nurse s uniform on. A Marie Curie Nurse has a thermometer. What do you use a thermometer for? The person you are visiting is in bed. How would you make them more comfortable? When the family come to visit, what would you say to them? This person is ill and needs some medicine; can you read out the prescription? These role-play scenarios are provided for a member of staff to initiate with children, and may be displayed around the role-play area as a reminder.

5 Caring at a hospice Marie Curie Nurses at a Hospice provide special care for people who are very ill and are not going to get better. On Daffodil Ward, Nurses need to regularly check on everyone. Go and see if anyone needs anything. The linen room is full of duvet covers and pillowcases. Check to see if any of the beds need changing. It is time to plant the daffodil bulbs, go to the Mini Pots of Care Garden and find a good place for them. The telephone is ringing at the Nurse s Desk. How would you answer it? Do they need help? What do you think happens in the Quiet Room? What is in there? These role-play scenarios are provided for a member of staff to initiate with children, and may be displayed around the role-play area as a reminder.

6 Marie Curie Nurse role-play area: Places Welcome to the Marie Curie Hospice Main Reception Marie Curie Nurse s Desk Daffodil Ward Dining Room Family Room

7 Marie Curie Nurse role-play area: Places Waiting Room Music Room Art Therapy Room Quiet Room Hydrotherapy Pool Physiotherapy Gym Linen Room Mini Pots of Care Garden

8 Marie Curie Nurse role-play area: People and equipment Marie Curie Nurse Doctor Patient Stethoscope Thermometer Heart Monitor Oxygen Mask Bed

9 Marie Curie Nurse role-play area: Equipment Telephone message Notes

10 Marie Curie Nurse role-play area: Equipment Prescription Care plan Name Name Address Physiotherapy gym Hydrotherapy pool Medicine Music Doctor s signature Art therapy

11 Marie Curie Nurse role-play area: Nurses in action Visiting Caring Helping Listening Giving advice Giving family members a break

12 Teacher guidance notes Overview National Curriculum 2014 links Communication and language: Gives children an opportunity to experience a rich language environment, and to speak and listen in a range of situations. Personal, social, and emotional development: Helps children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; and to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings. Literacy: Gives children access to reading materials to ignite their interest. Understanding the world: Guides children to make sense of their community by finding out about people and places. Expressive arts and design: Encourages children to share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through role-play. Early Learning Goals Listening and attention: Children listen to stories, and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. Understanding: Children answer how and why questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events. Speaking: Children develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. Managing feelings and behaviour: Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others behaviour and its consequences. Making relationships: Children plan co-operatively, taking turns with each other. They show sensitivity to others needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children. People and communities: Children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members. They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, among families, communities and traditions. Being imaginative: Children represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through roleplay and stories. Learning objectives Understand the job of a Marie Curie Nurse. Imagine what a Marie Curie Nurse does. Play Marie Curie Nurses with my friend. Success criteria MUST All will increase their knowledge of the role of a Marie Curie Nurse and will work independently, in pairs and in groups. SHOULD Most will be able to recognise the role of a Marie Curie Nurse independently. COULD Some will be able to accurately describe the role of a Marie Curie Nurse and apply their knowledge to recreate roles and experiences in play situations.

13 All about Marie Curie Cancer Care Marie Curie Cancer Care is a charity. Marie Curie looks after people who are very ill and are not going to get better. Some of the most important people who work for Marie Curie are the nurses. Visiting Marie Curie Nurses visit people in their own homes to give them nursing care, and to support their families. Caring Marie Curie Nurses look after people who are very ill to make sure they are comfortable in their own home. They might do this by giving the person medicines to reduce pain, and by dealing with other problems caused by the person s illness such as difficulty in eating, sleeping or breathing. Helping Marie Curie Nurses help people who are very ill to do things they used to be able to do by themselves, such as washing, dressing and eating. Listening Marie Curie Nurses listen to any worries the person or their family members have. Giving advice Marie Curie Nurses give family members advice about how to look after the person who is very ill. Giving family members a break Looking after a very ill person is hard work. When a Marie Curie Nurse visits, the family members who are usually caring for the person can take a break. They might use this time to do other things outside the home such as going for a walk, seeing friends, relaxing, or catching up on sleep.

14 Mini Pots of Care Even though Marie Curie nursing care is free to people who are very ill and their families, it costs a lot of money to provide the service. For example, it costs 20 for each hour a nurse spends at a person s home. This is why Marie Curie needs your help to raise money. The more money you raise, the more families Marie Curie Nurses can help, and the more hours they can spend helping them. During February, schools that are taking part in Mini Pots of Care hold a fundraising day. Over the years, Mini Pots of Care Fundraising Days have raised more than three and a half million pounds for Marie Curie that s an amazing total of more than 175,000 hours of home nursing care for very ill people. Children have raised money in all sorts of ways. These have included doing a sponsored fun run, making a daffodil mosaic out of coins, selling cakes, running a spelling bee, holding a bring-and-buy sale, and throwing a tea party. The money that you raise for Marie Curie by taking part in Mini Pots of Care will pay for Marie Curie Nurses to care for very ill people and their families in the comfort of their own homes. This means that the people Marie Curie Nurses look after can spend time with their families in the familiar surroundings of their home, rather than being cared for in a hospital. Register now to make this year s Mini Pots of Care the most successful ever.

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