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School Can Be a Scary place to be on Halloween

This week at school something very strange has been happening. Yes it is Halloween and each key stage have been playing games and dancing at their Halloween parties. Lots of pupils and staff joined in the fun with their Halloween fancy dress costumes
The sensory aspect of the lights, smoke and music was a very engaging and exciting experience for many of our complex needs and PMLD students. The disco certainly was a ‘thriller’ with many of the students showing off their dance moves.
The students all had a wonderful time and so did the staff.

Reader Beware – You’re in for a Scare!

The Horror Genre comes to Melland to help us prepare for Halloween. The Whole School Reading Focus continues at Melland and we saw students this week learning about the work of writer R L Stine. The students have discussed the front covers of the Goosebumps series and brainstormed their ideas in pairs. Most students agreed the genre is horror with maybe some elements of comedy. They then read the ‘blurbs’ and had a discussion about the information on the back of the books and made predictions. They created mind maps with their predictions about the plot, themes, characters and settings. Students examined the possible themes in the stories and decided the following: Fear, Scary, Shocking, Spooky and Terrifying!

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Melland High School
Gorton Education Village
50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7DT
Ofsted CEOP