The children arrived back at school today with smiles on their faces and lots of holiday news to share.
We spent the morning making up spooky stories as a class, each taking it in turn to add another part to the story. We focused on trying to add description and suspense. Sometimes it was difficult to think of the next line, when the person before had completely changed the direction the story was going in!
Next it was time to write our own spooky stories. We initially started to think about how we could set the scene and use description to grab the attention of the reader. It soon became clear that it was going to be difficult to stop writing, without adding a middle and an ending! The spooky ideas just kept coming!
We took a break from writing to make some Halloween characters before lunch and then went back to our writing again in the afternoon.
Here are a few opening paragraphs from our spooky stories…
One, stormy, gloomy night two kids went out Trick or Treating. They wandered out into a dark, unsettling forest. At the end of the forest was a gloomy house. The children walked towards the house. They suddenly felt cold and scared. One of the kids reached their hand out to the door and it slammed open. They stepped inside and looked around.
Suddenly the door slammed shut and the outside latch slid into place. Then they heard a scream, then a shout. They ran to the cupboard and hid inside.
One morning, before the sun came up, lots of children were at teh pool reading for a swim competition. The pool building was swaying from side to side in the win and there was no power. The competition was about to start! Everyone for ready to dive in. Take your marks….go! Then everyone dived in, but the pool water turned to icky blood and the swimmers turned to sea monsters. Everyone watching was shocked. In racing history this had never happened.
Everything went quiet and then he heard a scream echoing. He was scared. He ran and ran. Suddenly the lights switched off. Lots of things happened. All the streets went dark.
Lots of stuff cracked and crunched all around. He was scared. He looked side to side…