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Fireworks Display

We have been learning lots about fireworks at Bonfire Night and how we remember a man called Guy Fawkes who tried to kill King James about 400 years ago.


Guy Fawkes and his friends tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament so they could kill the King and his government. They hid 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellars but the soldiers came and caught Guy Fawkes before he could light the fuse. All the people involved in the plot were caught and be-headed. When the people knew the King was safe they lit bonfires in the streets to celebrate. Today people light bonfires and let off fireworks to remember the 5th November 1605.


We created some fantastic art work of fireworks exploding in the night sky. We used paint and chalk, sequins and glitter to make colourful fireworks.


We made some of our own rockets from card and added tissue flames. We thought carefully about how we could join the rockets together using scissors, glue, sticky tape and staples.


We have put the pictures and rockets together to make a fantastic fireworks display! You don't even have to stand out in the cold!


 Have a look at the video file and click on the web link for more fun!

Fireworks display

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