Tes Secondary: Halloween

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08th October 2019

Explore and celebrate Halloween with your students using this spooktacular selection of hand-picked resources

As we rapidly move into autumn, the nights are longer and the days colder. Students are gearing up for Halloween and a half term break of horror. So why not bring the festivities into the classroom and use them engage your students with the learning. 

Whole School 

Halloween Escape Room

Brand New Halloween Special Escape Room - Virtual Escape Room from Dr Dreadful’s Mansion by Cre8tive Resources! This lasts an hour or under depending on how quick the teams can solve each puzzle! Students love this style of lesson, great as an educational treat for your class. C8/ES/100

Product Contents:
☞ Escape Room Interactive Tracker PowerPoint - Keeps the competitive nature on display
☞ Escape Room Puzzle Keys (Six Sets for Six Teams)
☞ Escape Room Team sheet - Record codes, answers clues as they progress through the 7 rooms
☞ Escape Room Puzzles (7 Rooms = 7 Different styles of Puzzles involving numeracy, literacy and lateral thinking)
☞ Teacher Answer Sheet - Quickly confirm to teams they have solved the puzzle correctly
☞ Teacher instructions of how to set up the escape room and what to print and top tips and shortcuts.
☞ Successful Escape Certificates for those that complete the entire challenge (There is a difficult bonus escape too :) for any quick teams
☞ The 7 Rooms each have a specific Puzzle that has been adapted to suit the topic of this Escape Room and is suitable to KS3 and KS4 Student


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The 7 Rooms include: University, Dojo, Study Room, Igloo, Tower, Observatory and a Secret Location! (Each Puzzle has been adapted to suit the topic of this Escape Room (this one is very general and fun!) and is suitable to KS3 and KS4 Student or even bright KS2 students.

Why not try out one of our other fantastic Escape Rooms
English and Language Digital Escape Room
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Digital Escape Room
Big Fun End of Term Digital Escape Room
PSHE and Form Time Escape Room
Careers Digital Escape Room
Drama and Performance Digital Escape Room

They can also be used to encourage a flipped learning environment.

By Cre8tive Resources

Halloween Pin Skeleton

Halloween / Day of the Dead Pin Skeleton

This is a great resource that can be used with primary or secondary school children in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Pupils can have great fun, designing and colouring their Day of the Dead pin skeleton. They can then cut these out and join them with 10 split pins (pins not included) :-)

This is a great Halloween / Day of the Dead activity.

This pack contains:

2x A4 pages of the constructed skeleton. One has a patterned Day of the Dead skull the other is left blank for pupils to create their own pattern.
1 x Patterns and Icons sheet to inspire pupils when creating their design.;
2 x A4 Skull page. One patterned and one plain for pupils to create their own design.
2 x A4 pages with Sections of the Skeleton. These can either be printed onto A4 or enlarged to A3 to create a large Day of the Dead skeleton to design and colour.
The sections of the skeleton are as follows:
2 x Skull (pupils can choose to create their own pattern or use the one already decorated).
1 x Neck, spine & Ribcage,
2 x Humorous bones
2 x Forearm and hand.
1 x Pelvis
1 x lower spine
2x Femur
2 x Shins and feet

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English Literature - Intro to The Gothic - Epistolary

This lesson introduces the concept of 'epistolary' within the Gothic genre, looking specifically at two examples from Bram Stoker's Dracula. Activities move from analysis to evaluation to creative writing.

This lesson is suitable for higher ability KS3 students, but could also work for KS4.
By CMillerEnglish

Halloween Personification

Tim Burton's Vincent makes a good stimulus for a Halloween themed poetry lesson.
By Valrian

Halloween literacy

Contains 11 slides and all photocopiable resources included. Suited to KS2 and KS3. Has a fun, word generator game for children to select words to describe main Halloween character for story. Drawing opportunities, then ideas to get started for story writing. Differentiated 3 ways. A fun way to end the half term English. Can be used over a couple of lessons. Dice needed for one of the slides. Can be easily edited, if required.

By ResourceOwl


Operations with Integers Game: Escape Room Halloween Math

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their skills with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers, set in a fun Halloween Theme.


♦ Teacher Instructions and FAQ ♦ 3 Levels to decode: Multiple Choice, Message Decoder, and Maze ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
By ScienceSpot

Halloween Equations

Halloween themed solving equations - only suitable for low ability KS4 or mid-low KS3. They do only have positive integer answers, so you may want to insist they show you their written methods to avoid too much cheating!
By crafter1

BIDMAS Math Art Halloween Special

Math Art combines the fun of coloring and the consolidation of mathematical skills
Ideal as a plenary activity to determine what learning has taken place, alternatively use to determine pupils prior knowledge to a topic and of course great for revision.

In this math art activity pupils need to use BIDMAS to calculate 20 questions. They then shade all the squares with that answer. As a result pupils will have a picture of a Pumpkin.

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By NumberLoving Sharon

Pythagorean Theorem Game: Halloween Math Maze

This math maze is a great way for students to practice their skills with the Pythagorean Theorem, themed for Halloween.

By ScienceSpot

Science and technology

Halloween Haunted House Science Quiz

A who wants to be a millionaire style spooky halloween quiz!
In total there are 8 sets of 4 questions.
Require an interactive whiteboard and PPT.
The questions are on general science with fully clickable answers for use on interactive smartboards. The science questions covered can be edited to suit your own lesson!
For best effect for Halloween use with sound on and the lights down!
By teachsmartuk

Pumpkin Chemistry - Halloween Special

Three chemists do their best to destroy pumpkins using all the tricks up their lab coat sleeves!
By PeriodicTableofVideos

Science Halloween Crossword with ANSWERS

Halloween themed science crossword with ANSWERS
Keystage 3 & 4
Junior Certificate Science
Biology / Chemistry
By Pia_

Computer Science Hardware - Halloween Wordsearch

Students need to find hardware devices and add them to the correct category.

Input Devices
Output Devices
Both Input and Output Devices

There are also hidden halloween words in the wordsearch

By Michael Beckett


Edexcel GCSE 9-1 Crime and Punishment Lesson 10: The Pendle Witch Trials casestudy

Easy to follow lesson on the witch trials in Lancaster. Students use a card sort to try and solve various problems such as the long and short term causes of the executions, their main factor, establishing links and so on. After they have written up a response to this enquiry, the next activity looks at the decline in witchcraft and the reasons for this for example the enlightenment, the actions of Charles II. One of the activities requires use of a textbook (either Pearson or Hodder).

By PlanMyLesson .

Day of the Dead - Mexican Festival of the dead

Day of the dead lesson i did with my year 9s. Suits all abilities as resources are differentiated for LA MA and HA. Catchy PPT and engaging activities!
By AamenaT

Halloween & Day of the Dead

Halloween & Day of the Dead Assembly /Tutor Time / Collective Worship Pack

This resource pack contains + 1x Assembly and 2 x tutor time sessions. It also includes our Halloween / Day of the Dead Pin Skeleton worth £2.50.

BONUS RESOURCE: A 2 Minute Full Moon Timer

We have also included our FREEBIE Design your own Halloween Costume to run as a competition alongside the assembly and tutor time activities.

All PowerPoints are fully resourced with YouTube links and activities to discuss the topic in question.

Assembly pack contains a PPT (20 Slides) and a handout for you to make notes on each slide should you so wish.

The assembly introduces pupils to the history of Halloween. It includes a link to a YouTube clip educating them on Halloween and its history. This resource includes inspirational quote and an OPTIONAL Christian prayer. There is a True or False activity entitled ‘Boo or False’ with 6 facts about Halloween. The pupils can ‘Boo’ for a true statement and groan like a zombie for a false statement.

Tutor Time pack contains 2 x Fully Resourced PPT (16 slides in total) Worksheets (9 A4 sheets)

The Topics to be discussed are:

1. History of Halloween-Fully resourced with you tube clips and activity sheet.
2.Day of the Dead COMPLETE WITH MUSIC. Fully resourced with a pin skeleton activity.

The resource booklet to accompany this pack contains a fact file for tutor time 1 and all the resources you need to create a Day of the dead pin skeleton.

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By TeachElite

Witches: Why did so many people believe in Witchcraft during the 17th Century? (Lesson 2)

This lesson looks at the different reasons why people believed in witchcraft. Students complete a card sort, there is also a GCSE styled question with sentence starters for students who need them. The lesson also includes challenge tasks for the top end.
By j_leemosley


Halloween Flextangle

Halloween Flextangle: Use the design template to create your own paper kaleidoscope toy with 4 different halloween-themed designs. Includes full instructions and link to video support tutorial. A great mindfulness activity.

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By Helen Rachel Crossley

Halloween Graphics worksheets

7 worksheets on the theme of designing products to celebrate Halloween.
D&T Graphics based to enhance design and analytical skills.
could as easily used in art too.
By DTStation

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