Halloween and Samhain
To discuss what we already know
To discuss the origins of a popular festival
To carry out research
To work collaboratively as part of a group
To write a playscript
To retell a story from the past
What is Halloween?
Why do we celebrate it? Where does the festival come from? (opportunity to discuss the word origin)
T to show video in link below
What did we learn from the video? Chn discuss
Teacher will then introduce task
Chn are in groups going to retell the story of Halloween to children in junior classes.
T and chn to discuss features of a playscript
T discuss preparing a performance that’s appropriate for their audience
Chn put into groups and given time to discuss ideas for their performances.
Teacher will display a number of useful websites QR codes on the IWB that chn can scan.
Chn to carry out research in groups and write a playscript to retell the story of Halloween to children in Junior Classes
Teacher to circulate the class at each stage and stop for mini plenaries where they see fit. Highlighting examples of great work etc
Chn will perform for other groups in their own class, editing performances prior to performing for other classes
Other teacher resources for teaching this topic:
Lightning QR Code Reader App