Posted by: Sarah Bedwell | November 14, 2012

Everybody Writes

During our first week back after half term, students were working on the ‘Everybody Writes’ Halloween themed tasks. We decorated the classroom and the staff turned up in costume – we didn’t mean to scare the students though! There were four tasks – ghost stories, scary stories, A Pirate’s Life For Me and My TV Terror. Students worked on one activity per lesson and produced some fantastic work. They’ve written their own summaries, some of which I’ve posted below.

This week in zone was amazing. We loved all the different activities and decorations and also the teachers dressing up too. It was a really good chance to write stories from diffrent categories. We didnt get to do them all but we still enjoyed it!
From Jodie and Ameera.

This week in zone it has been Halloween week. We got into groups by our birthday like December to February, March to May, June to August and September to November. Each group was assigned a task – there was four. One was scary stories, ghost stories, T.V terror and a pirates life for me! Jasmine did my pirates life for me first, she had to draw herself as a pirate and then draw her outfit. She also drew her ship and 3 members of her ship as she was the captain of the skull and cross bone ship. She also had to describe her background. She said that her parents met on the same boat and that they come from Belfast. Georgia did ghost stories. First Georgia had to plan her ghost story and then she cracked on with writing her amazing story. It was about ghost that walked up from a graveyard to take over the world. Each group did three of the four tasks throughout the week.

To finish off the week we had a family afternoon on Thursday, this was where our parents came in to the zone and technology to see what it is like and what we are learning about. Some of our friends helped the teachers by welcoming them in and offering them a drink and a cake. Each child’s parents that came in met their child’s form tutor, Miss Bedwell dressed as a pirate and Miss Prescott dressed as a witch. It was a great success and we hope to do it again.

Georgia Holt and Jasmine Khan xx

This week in the zone was mostly themed on Halloween. We were divided into 4 groups. When we were all divided  Miss Bedwell set some activities, here are them listed:

1. Ghost stories
2. Scary stories
3. T.V terror
4. Pirates
To decide who was on each activity we were put on a certain table based on when our birthdays were.
In ghost stories we  were given a planning sheet and then were left to plan a ghost story and write it down.
In scary stories we were given a plot for a story and after reading the story we had to continue it with at least 7 paragraphs. In the table called T.V terrors we were given a huge booklet of activities!
In pirates we had to design a pirate and make a description of him, then we had to design the boat etc, personally this was our favourite!
Thanks for reading this blog post by Brandon and Josh.

This week in the zone we did scary story’s, tv terror, pirates journal and ghost stories. We  rotated round after so long then we had to move to the next activities. We had a theme of Halloween decorated in our classroom. On Thursday we had a family afternoon all the children’s parents came in to see the children’s work. They all enjoyed it.

Anas and Subhan.

We wrote scary stories with the Halloween theme this week. We also answered questions in a tv terror booklets, A pirate’s life for me!, and on Thursday we had a family afternoon.

Luke and Wade.
[Wade’s story is on the blog – it’s called ‘Murder on Haworth Avenue’ –  Miss B.]

This week in zone we did some Halloween themed work, it was really fun. We could write scary stories, ghost stories, a pirate diary and we could also work through a tv terror booklet. We did lots of fun things as it had just been Halloween, the teachers dressed up, Miss Bedwell was a zombie pirate and Mrs Prescott dressed as a witch.

Some of our mums and dads came in to talk to our form teacher and they also got a cupcake and a drink. We really enjoyed it.
The cupcakes that the parents had looked really  yummy 🙂
This week has been the best week we have ever had in zone!
We think that all off the parents who attended had a really great time and enjoyed themselves!
Paige and Josh S.

In the zone this week we had a range of activities all to do with Halloween! There were 4 different groups that would rotate around during the week the 4 activities were to write a scary story, a ghost story, TV terror and pirates journal!

Scary story, we had to write a scary story starting of with ”the school secretary came into your classroom you had to go home, a pre paid taxi was waiting for you outside…..”
Ghost story, we had to write a ghost story, including good detail and paragraphs!!
TV terror, we had to answer some questions about watching TV and then write a story about something unusual happening whilst watching TV.
Pirate journal, we had to write a diary about being a pirate and had to draw the ship the ship’s crew and the pirate himself!!
Chloe Wilkinson

It has been a good time in the zone this this week. We did the activities such as Scary stories, a pirate’s life for me and my tv terror. We enjoyed writing the scary stories because we have done this before and it was good to do it again because we enjoyed the first time. We enjoyed the tv terror activity that we did because we could write our own opinions. Travis enjoyed doing the pirate diary because he could write in a pirate style of writing.  Callum didn’t do the pirate one because he was helping out for the family afternoon.

Callum and Travis

This week in our lesson zone we have had a Halloween themed week as our teacher (Miss Bedwell) loves Halloween and dressing up very much, our teacher dressed up as a dead zombie pirate and our helper dressed up as a witch, Miss Bedwell set  us all several activities to do and we kept moving around so we had a chance to do all of the different activities. One was called tv terror one was called ghost stories one was called a pirates life for me and the other scary stories !  On the last day of our Halloween themed zone week we let children’s parents from the zone come in and visit to see what we did in the zone, our head of year seven (Mr Fielding) gave the parents free cake and tea or coffee, he also gave the students an opportunity to show parents around the zone and technology block, and also an opportunity for students to show they were responsible and acceptable. We hope the parents enjoyed coming in and seeing what it was like in the zone and what a pleasant place it is. Many thanks to those who showed up ! x 

Keeley and Ella

This week we have been doing Halloween activities which were scary stories and tv terror and some more. Also Miss Bedwell dressed up as a pirate and Mrs Prescott dressed up as a witch. I thought that this week in zone was the best week we have done because it was interesting and very fun. Our parents came in to see what we do in zone and they had some hot chocolate and a cake (they looked so yummy).


This week in zone we have been doing very fun Halloween activities which were scary stories, tv terror, pirate diaries and also ghost stories. I really enjoyed this week because it was the best week in zone so far but there might be better (I doubt it though). As well as Halloween week, our parents came in and had some tea or coffee and some cake or biscuits. Also they got to meet our form tutors and they got to see what we do in zone and also what we do in technology. I think they had a very good time and we did to.



  1. The halloween activities were very fun my favourite was writing the scary stories
    from Amber houghton

  2. my fav was the tv terror

  3. My favourite bit was the scary stories!

  4. my favorite bit was the tv terror!

  5. my favourite was the pirate dairy

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