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Bonfire Night and Fireworks in Reception!

Year 1’s Magic Box!

Last week, Year 1 wrote some wonderful Bonfire Night senses poems based on Kit Wright’s poem ‘The Magic Box’. We popped our Bonfire Night poems into our very own magical box and overnight something amazing happened …



Our poems disappeared and we were left with some instructions on ‘how to make sparkler treats’.


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We had so much fun following the instructions we have decided to write some of our own to share with our friends. If you would like to know how to make chocolate sparkler treats, pop in and see Year 1!

Bonfire Night

This week the children have been learning why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We have learnt the story of Guy Fawkes and the rhyme ‘Remember, Remember.’

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We have used different media to create our own Bonfire and Firework pictures and look at our fabulous rockets!

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On the 5th November we talked about how to stay safe on Bonfire Night and the children made safety posters to tell other people how to stay safe.

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We even had our own sparklers and we were very proud of how sensible the children were and followed the Firework Safety Code to stay safe and have fun!

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The children made their own traditional toffee apples with chocolate and sprinkles.

First we washed and dried our apples.

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Then we put the lolly stick in the end of the apple. It was very hard!

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Next we broke up the pieces of cooking chocolate and the children spotted the square shapes and counted them into the bowl.

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To melt the chocolate the children put it in the microwave for 1 minute and watched as it turned from a solid to a liquid.

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It smelt lovely in the classroom today!

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Now the chocolate was runny we could dip our apples in the mixture and coat them with scrummy chocolate.

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Finally we decorated them with sprinkles.


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They look really scrummy. I’m sure the children will love eating them, it is the best part!!

Year 1 – Bonfire Night Safety!

Today, Year 1 have created a Bonfire night safety poster. We printed straws into different coloured paint and added glitter and stars to make a firework effect. We also added some top tips on how to stay safe!

Enjoy your bonfire night & stay safe!

Miss Galtress & Year 1 🙂