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Bonfire Night Time: Let’s Get Celebrating!

Sparklers, pinwheels, rockets and more… it’ll soon be the 5th November which means Bonfire Night is just around the corner, and with it, we’ve got a number of really fun...

Sparklers, pinwheels, rockets and more… it’ll soon be the 5th November which means Bonfire Night is just around the corner, and with it, we’ve got a number of really fun activities you can use in your classroom to celebrate this shimmering, glittery evening!

Story time…

First, we wanted to tell you a little bit about the background to Bonfire Night. Bonfire Night celebrates the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot when, all the way back on 5th November 1605, Guy Fawkes and others planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament, including King James I. At the last moment though, the plot was discovered and parliament was saved! Phew!

Celebrate with Bonfire Night-Themed Activities!

To celebrate Bonfire Night in style, we’ve handpicked some fab activities for you – check them out:

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Rocket Fun!

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

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

Sparkler – 13 phonemically regular words from 45 high frequency words. Read the words. Requires audio.

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

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

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

How many Bonfire Night related words can you find in one minute? …GO!

Why not put these Bonfire Night related words into the Word Search and Speed Read English/Literacy Topic Tools (just search for them in Search Content) and see with your class who can find them all first?

Bang, Bonfire, Crackle, Exciting, Explode, Fireworks, Gunpowder, Guy Fawkes, Noisy, November, Parliament, Plot, Remember, Safety, Sparklers, Treason, Whizz, Whoosh

Read this traditional Bonfire Night poem…

Before we leave you, we can’t forget to mention this famous poem, a traditional rhyme associated with Bonfire Night, which you could read with your class. Here it is:

Remember, remember, the fifth of November,

Gunpowder, treason and plot.

I see no reason why gunpowder, treason

Shout ever be forgot…

Have a fantastic Bonfire Night and don’t forget, it’s really important to stay safe and follow the Firework Code!

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