A stimulus for writing a mystery story in KS1/2 English, these Lesson Starters can be played on an interactive whiteboard .
A woman enters a sinister-looking antique shop with a little girl. Whilst the woman chats to the shopkeeper, the little girl looks round. She can hear a mysterious voice echoing from an antique jewellery box, begging her to open the lid. The girl tries to resist the voice but in the end she opens the lid, with explosive results.
The clip should be of particular relevance to teachers who are focusing on story setting, plot or the mystery story genre.