Thursday 3rd November.
Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes) – November 5th
"Remember, remember, the 5th of November;
Gunpowder, treason and plot;
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason; should ever be forgot."
This old rhyme has been a round for hundreds of years and relates to one of the celebrations held in England each year on the 5th of November, known as Bonfire Night.
The history and background (for parents) behind the celebration can be found at the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/the_gunpowder_plot
Please share what you feel is appropriate with your children – as the reality of the reasons behind historical celebrations can sometimes be unpleasant!
Another good website about the history and the celebration can be found at: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/guy/england.htm and http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/Guy.html
There are lots of great links within these pages to further information about why the day is celebrated – this information is far more child friendly!
If you would like to have a go at making some “Parkin Cake”, which is mentioned as one of the traditional things eaten on Bonfire Night, (lovely learning opportunities linked to Literacy – following instructions – and Mathematics – weighing and measuring) then the following website has a simple recipe to follow: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/sparklinparkin_14517
Have fun learning about another celebration.
The Year 1 Team.
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