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Resources Bonfire Night
Resource Preview Bonfire Night provides an excellent opportunity to get the children to develop and practise skills in all National Curriculum subject areas on the theme of fireworks and the historic events surrounding the date of the fifth of November. Working in history, the children can investigate and role-play the plot by Guido Fawkes to blow up the Houses of Parliament. The class can explore reasons for the actions of Fawkes and identify the consequences of his actions.

Fireworks provide an excellent basis for a number of art projects. The children can practise techniques working with different media to simulate fireworks bursting in the the sky. Working in music, the children can compose and perform a composition to reflect the sounds of a firework display and the crackle of a bonfire. In English, the class can develop their use of figurative language to compile poems using simile and metaphor to describe some of the sights and sounds of bonfire night.


Resource Preview Firework Safety
Teaching activities to get the children to discuss safety rules to follow when handling and using sparklers on Bonfire Night. The class can select safety instructions to follow on bonfire night.

Recommended Teaching Group: Reception

Resource Preview Bonfire Foods
English lesson plan to help the children practise writing and punctuating sentences about different foods eaten on bonfire night. The class can develop their vocabulary in describing different foods.

Recommended Teaching Group: Year 1

Resource Preview Firework Rockets
English activity to help the children select and build vocabulary chains to describe different fireworks. The children can combine sets of words to make rocket trails for a classroom display.

Recommended Teaching Group: Year 2

Resource Preview Firework Display
Maths lesson plan to help the children calculate the duration of different fireworks in a display using times in minutes. The children can practise using a standard addition method when adding the times.

Recommended Teaching Group: Year 3/4

Resource Preview Spooky Tales
English activity to help the children write and perform a play script to illustrate a famous historical event. The class can investigate the actions of Guido Fawkes and retell the events of the fifth of November.

Recommended Teaching Group: Year 5/6





   
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