Bonfire Night KS2 Poetry Lesson


A complete lesson based on the traditional poem ‘Remember, remember the 5th of November’ with a PPT presentation and comprehension tasks. Ideal for studying Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes, The Gunpowder Plot or as part of a topic on The Stuarts. Also includes guidance for two follow-up writing activities. A flexible resource with the potential for extension into a short unit of work. Suitable for KS2.


The 11 slide PPT contains:
• The poem with supporting visual images
• Background information about the poet and poem
• Discussion questions
• Details of follow-up activities.

The resource also includes:
• A copy of the poem. Useful for pupils to read, make annotations or highlight.
• Two differentiated worksheets. Worksheet A contains straightforward literal questions and an activity requiring pupils to visualise aspects of the poem. Worksheet B is more challenging and contains questions linked to summarising and expressing opinion.