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.
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!