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Hello,

Has anyone got any really fool proof ideas for Bonfire Night? All of mine involve paint and as we are very over due for the phone call from OFSTED (panic), this could be the week- it's definately this term as we are one of the last satisfactory schools around ... our days are definately numbered.

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Davina

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Ahh good luck if they come! Just a few simple but popular ideas that we have found to be successful...

Chalk drawings on black paper with photographs for reference, chn labelled drawings with firework words (pop fizz zoom boom bang whizz etc) that we had played around with a day before.

We made some 3D fireworks and attached the above firework words, the chn went on firework word hunts and made a list on clipboards of the ones they found.

Junk modelling rockets, fireworks, Bon fires etc. in a tuff spot with tissue paper sequins and foil squares etc.

in PE we moved like fireworks after watching some clips focussing again on those firework words.

Instead of 5/10 little sausages sizzling in a pan we sang 5/10 little rockets zoom zoom zoom one went pop and the other went boom with the focus being on counting back and 1 less.

Hope some of those give you something to think about...

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ORT fizz buzz makes a good shared text. Shaving foam and paint fireworks. TES has an iboard design a Catherine wheel that introduces and extends work on 2D shape we then use the shapes to make firework pictures. IWB black background with creative pens draw and label their own firework. Outside instruments to make sound effects for their own firework display using themselves to make explosive shapes. Cutting skills explode a shape. Playdough add coloured matchsticks etc make your own firework picture. Go on TES good PowerPoint using play mobile telling the story of guy Fawkes, if you have play mobile people can then leave out for retelling. Lots of CVC word building activities naming your fireworks - zap, fizz, etc..

 

Sure you will be fine if they come they seem to be more interested in phonics than anything else!

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Dampen your black sugar paper if using chalk --helps set the chalk when dry so that it doesnt rub off and adds vibrancy to the colours.

Lots of great activities--have fun. Remember your LO!!

Thanks for the tip - will be remembering that although we're not doing much bonfire stuff this year.

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One of my favourites is tea bag painting - messy, but great fun! Collect used teabags for a few days before the activity so that you have plenty (alternatively you could buy some 'value' teabags). Spread a roll of paper on the ground (an outdoor activity by the way), dip the tea bags in paint and throw them at the paper; they will splat and look like 'exploding' fireworks - very effective!

The teabags do sometimes split, but this isn't really a problem. Good luck.

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Painting fireworks, put a blob of poster paint on black paper and then using a straw drag the paint around to make the sparks. Repeat with other colours and then add small stars.

Another popular one is making cheesy bonfires (these become the sticks in the fire) cut up red and yellow peppers for flames. They smell delicious!

Some nice firework dance activities on the BBC website.

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Dampen your black sugar paper if using chalk --helps set the chalk when dry so that it doesnt rub off and adds vibrancy to the colours.

Lots of great activities--have fun. Remember your LO!!

That's a good tip Susan, we have sprayed the finished chalk pictures with hairspray to 'set' them before too.

 

Today I took in tubes and pipe cleaners, thought they might be able to make them look like fireworks popping out of the top. We did make one but far too much adult help required. Besides which the children decided they wanted to glitter the black card, and use the pipe cleaners as. 3 d effect stuck to the card, all I had to do was wrap the pipe cleaners round a pencil and slide them off for the children to use, but if they would have slowed down they would have realised they could have done that part too. Their pictures looked good, could almost hear and smell the fireworks going off!

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