When we got back to school everyone was excited about fireworks because it was Bonfire Night. We did lots of learning about what they looked like and what they sounded like. We tried to draw our own fireworks and represent them in different ways.
These two girls were reenacting their experiences of Bonfire Night using the small world characters and bonfire. Then we realised that the tissue paper flames crackled like fire when they were scrunched up. We thought about how we could add other Bonfire Night sounds. The girls started by using their bodies to make noises but then remembered we had instruments in Nursery they could use. They explored the different instruments to see which ones worked best.
We had a wonderful time outside where we experienced sparklers with our friends in Reception class (Thanks to Miss Boyd and Onyx class for the photos) We talked about what we could see and also about how to make sure we stayed safe around sparklers.
We also used outside to draw some really big fireworks. The rainy weather didn’t put us off. Some of draw fireworks that were bigger than us!
You can see more about our learning on Bonfire Night in the Floor Book.
What have we been learning?
- To make representations of fireworks in different ways.
- To listen to the sounds fireworks make and think of ways to describe them.
- To think about how to be safe around fireworks and sparklers.
- To make up our own stories based on our own experiences.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Talk to your child about fireworks and ask them to think of words to describe them.
- Make up stories together and then think about if any sounds need adding using your bodies, voices or instruments.
- Play the fireworks counting game on this website. Fireworks Counting Can your child count the fireworks to 5?