Classroom Resources for Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the 5th November… are you excited for Bonfire Night this year? We’ve some great classroom resources for you to use on the theme!

Before we move onto these though, let’s find out a bit more about the event itself.

A Bonfire Night Tale…

Bonfire Night commemorates the discovery of the famous gunpowder plot planned by Guy Fawkes. It was in 1605, on the 5th November, that Guy Fawkes intended to blow up the Houses of Parliament and whilst doing so, assassinate King James I. The plot failed though – it was foiled only the night before and parliament was saved!

Every year since this event, Bonfire Night is usually celebrated at large organised events where big bonfires are built, effigies of Guy Fawkes are burnt and extravagant displays of fireworks are let off to remember this day in history.

Now Let’s Explore Our Fab Bonfire Night Classroom Resources

We’ve a number of classroom resources you can use for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Let’s take a look…


The fantastic fireworks-themed ‘Sparkler’ Activities are available in the Literacy/English module for both Key Stage 1 and 2 which can help you out! Here’s where you can find them:

Sparkler – 13 phonemically regular words from 45 high frequency words. Match the words. 

  • England: F2
  • Scotland: Early ***
  • Wales: Reception
  • N. Ireland: P1

Perfect for… using phonic knowledge to decode words.

Sparkler – Listen to phase 2 high frequency words and tricky words and match these to the written word.

  • England: F2
  • Scotland: Early ***
  • Wales: Reception
  • N. Ireland: P1

Perfect for… reading words aloud accurately using phonic knowledge.

Sparkler – Match the given word to a word with a similar meaning.

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: First ***
  • Wales: Year 3
  • N. Ireland: P4

Don’t forget to use the Activity Sheet for this Activity either!

Perfect for… learning how to use features of written Standard English.

Topic Tools

We’ve also created a list of words which can be used alongside our Word Search and Speed Read Topic Tools located in our English/Literacy modules for you to easily input. Here they are…

  • bang
  • bonfire
  • crackle
  • exciting
  • explode
  • fireworks
  • gunpowder
  • Guy Fawkes
  • noisy
  • November
  • parliament
  • plot
  • remember
  • safety
  • sparklers
  • treason
  • whizz
  • whoosh 

Bonfire Night Poem

Finally, don’t forget to read the famous bonfire Night poem with your class!

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Gunpowder, treason and plot.

I see no reason why gunpowder, treason

Should ever be forgot…

Have fun celebrating this night! Remember to stay safe and follow the Firework Code!