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Remember, Remember, the 5th of November


Singing a nursery rhyme is a great way to bond with your child and support their language development.

The first weekend of November sees the annual celebration of Bonfire Night when around the country, people come together to make bonfires and watch them burn, whilst fireworks displays are seen and heard all over!

But where does this tradition stem from? During Non-Fiction November, let's go back to 5th of November, 1605 when Guy (Guido) Fawkes and his co-conspirators attempted but failed in their 'gunpowder plot' to blow up the House of Lords. Every year on the 5th November is Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night to commemorate this!

Here, you will be able to recite the now famous poem with your young ones. This poem is now indelibly linked to the the fireworks and Bonfire Night we celebrate on this date every year.

Remember, remember....!

Have a go at following the rhyme lyrics and watch the video below.

Remember, Remember, the 5th of November lyrics

Remember, remember, the 5th of November,

Gunpowder, treason and plot.

I see no reason

Why gunpowder treason

Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent

To blow up the King and the Parliament

Three score barrels of powder below

Poor old England to overthrow

By God's providence he was catch'd

With a dark lantern and burning match

Holler boys, holler boys, let the bells ring

Holler boys, holler boys

God save the King!

Watch the video

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