Thematic Teaching – Halloween

Just one week left before mid – term. I’m sitting here with a sore throat counting the days til we’re off. I’m exhausted – are you? Anyway – next week is a great chance to do lots of thematic teaching about Halloween so here are some ideas!

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Literacy;

Halloween poems

Skeletons are Cool – Kaye Umansky

Halloween is nearly here  – Kenn Nesbitt

Witches Stew – Garreth Lancaster

There is a pdf here  with some nice Halloween poems.

More Halloween poems from Poetry for Kids

Writing;

Halloween stew

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Halloween Stew

How to turn my teacher into a toad (procedural writing)

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Halloween story

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Create Teach Share

Numeracy;

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Colouring Multiplication here.

Free Halloween Math Worksheets from Kids Activities Blog here.

Halloween Games from Math Playground.

More Halloween Themed Maths Worksheets from Kidzone

Gaeilge;

Dán; An Púca (available here.)

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Mata Focal Oíche Shamhna from Seomra Ranga.

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Art;

Lots of art ideas here.

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Origami Bat – Great for procedure writing/ following instructions!

 

Music;

Songs; Boneyard Rap – Wes Magee (Listen here.)

Monster Mash

 

Composing; get the children to work together to compose a short piece for a Halloween tv programme.

Drama;

Halloween drama – guided walk; Once upon a time in a land far away lived 5 children. One Halloween night, they were going trick or treating when they came to a large house with a blue door. They knocked on the door but no one answered so they knocked again and the door swung open…

The children then work in groups to show what happens next.

SESE;

Origins of Halloween/History of Halloween

How is Halloween celebrated around the world? What are the differences/similarities?

Powerpoint from Dúchas – which you can download here.

Useful powerpoints; World of Teaching, EL Civics, Twinkl,

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