Saturday, 8 November 2014

Our Week - China and Guy Fawkes Night

We have started a two week study on China. As part of this, we took a trip into Manchester to visit China Town.

The children had fun exploring the different shops and we tried some Chinese food for our lunch.

The children made Chinese dragons following these instructions,
have found out about Pandas

and Chinese inventions.

On November 5th in the United Kingdom, we celebrate the foiled attempt of Guy Fawkes to blow up the houses of parliament and King James I in 1605. This has special significance for us as Christians, because it was King James who authorised the translation of the Bible into English in 1611, the same version our family use today.
The children made mini Guy Fawkes models, which they burnt on the bonfire in the evening.
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason, why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

For tea we had hot dogs followed by parkin for pudding. We then went out in the garden to light our bonfire, watch the fireworks and the children had sparklers for the first time. Tabitha and Abigail concluded it was their best night ever!

On Friday we had a home education visit to a local pet shop where the children had the opportunity to hold some pets and they found out how to care for them.

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