Spook Teaching

Date: 27th Jan 2016 @ 9:12am

Children in year 6 and 4, together with their parents, have been lucky enough to take part in a workshop inspired by the The Spook's Stories from best-selling children's author Joseph Delaney. 

They recieved a visit from A Spook who is challenging them to help him with some writing tasks. It was clear that everybody was thoroughly engaged throughout the course of the day.  

The video clip below is for the new movie based on the books. 

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Miss Piper wrote:

What was your favourite part of the day?

Freya wrote:

Writing our own stories πŸ‘

Jack Hughes wrote:

The blood cakes were my favourite.

Dylan R wrote:

I liked the blood cakes but it was stinky 😁

Alice Willcott wrote:

My favourite part was when we got to throw the paper at spooks (the man who came to visit). I threw one and it hit him on the head!

Wendy Kelley wrote:

My favourite part was the part were Spooks (Stephan Delaney) ate the blood-cakes!

Marissa Tarr wrote:

Mine was writing our own story's and made
the STINKY,HORRIED blood cakes (Eeeeeeeeee)😷🀐😲

Macey wrote:

I loved writing our mysterious stories.
Who was down there? Or who was down there?

Harvey wrote:

My favourite part of the work shop was the dead horse dung

Alice Willcott wrote:

I also like'd watching the mysterious video "oooooooh"

Maddison wrote:

My favourite part of the day was writing our stories.

Caitlin wrote:

My favourite part of the day was when he first arrived and started shouting.😜

Bethany wrote:

My favourite part of the day was seeing him eat the blood cakes i have never seen anyone do that it was disgusting ha ha ha.

Sophie L wrote:

my favourite part is when we stood up on the table with only one shoe which was really funny and weird.

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Miss Piper wrote:

Have you got a snippet of writing from today that you are really proud of?

Leon S wrote:

I could hear something screaming loudly, I could smell something burning and I could taste whatever was waiting down there for me.

Charlie Holland wrote:

As soon as the door opened, the strong scent of blood filled my nose. The sound of screams decorated my ears. what is waiting for me? Do I dare find out?

Frankie C wrote:

The wind past by and my heart beated rapidly.

Wendy Kelley wrote:

All I could remember, was a hairy head, orange, beady eyes, big, yellow teeth, pale, bony skin and claws as sharp as razor-blades!
What's down there?
I don't know.
Where was it from?
I don't know that either.
I've failed my mission.
Oh no...

Alice Willcott wrote:

Anxiously, fear gripped my hopeless body as I got up from the small black chair!

Macey wrote:

I stood up. I could feel my heart beating rapidly! I questioned myself, am I ready? (I hope so!) As I reached the handle with my sweaty palm, goosebumps invaded me!

Caitlin wrote:

My favourite part of my writing is where my hand skids across the door towards the handle.πŸ˜œπŸ’

Jack Davies wrote:

The clock struck midnight,I swiftly rose up from the ancient armchair.my drenalyn erupts,goosbumps evolve from my mighty arms and legs.

Bethany wrote:

Over in the far corn I could see a mysterious shadow .

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Miss Piper wrote:

What was the most gruesome ingredient in your blood cakes?

Alice Willcott wrote:

Mine was the horrid dog sick that the man ate

Wendy Kelley wrote:

My most gruesome ingredient from the blood-cakes were; children's tears and cat bones.

Macey wrote:

My most gruesome ingredient was the greasy hair off a witch!

Freya wrote:

Mine was the crushed brain from a baby monkey.

Caitlin wrote:

My worst ingredient for the blood cakes was definitely the frog guts from the underground temple.πŸ’πŸ˜œ

Dylan R wrote:

Mine was the sick from a humanπŸ˜•

Bethany wrote:

Mine was the dead frog brain.

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Wendy's Mum wrote:

I was really excited to hear Wendy gush about todays Spooks activities. Although she is ill, she still wanted to go into school today to meet Mr Delaney and his son. It was only as she was telling me about his books that I realised that it was only the night before the visit (Tuesday night) that I watched the movie 'Seventh Son' that is based on Mr Delaney's book and I must say the movie is excellent and we are definately (Wendy and myself) going to get a hold of these books and read them.

Miss Piper wrote:

Wendy was a star writer today and I am so pleased to hear how she shared her experiences today with you, and as a result you are now both going to get to enjoy reading and discussing the books together. This is exactly the kind of thing that we hoped would come out of the workshop today.

Wendy Kelley wrote:

Best get to the library mum.

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Miss Murray wrote:

Year 4, what did you think of the spooks workshop today?

Maddison y4 wrote:

I really enjoyed it. I loved making the blood cakes.

Ellie Baker year 4 wrote:

I enjoyed it very much my favourite bit was the writing

Alexia wrote:

I thought that the spooks workshop was really good

Grace y4 wrote:

I liked making the blood cakes.

Lewis Heller wrote:

Yes, I enjoyed it but I felt sick when we made the blood cakes!

Ranyssa and Katie year 4 wrote:

A bit disgusting, but mostly fun. We loved the activities.

Lewis Roberts wrote:

Yes I liked it, my favourite part was the part were the man ate the blud cakes.

Luc wrote:

I loved the spooks workshop it was so fun!

kodi egan y4 wrote:

I loved it!!!!!! my favourite part was when we made the blood cakes.

Harrison,Jenny wrote:

It was very good but the blood cakes were gross.

Corey Graven Year 4 wrote:

I liked the blood cakes the best but I liked the story to.

Cody Smith Royds Year 4 wrote:

I really enjoyed the spooks workshop and my favourite bit was the blood cakes because they were fun to make.

Blake Ford wrote:

I think the Spooks workshop was fab because we made blood cakes.

Ryan y4n wrote:

I liked the spook guy. I loved the part when I was going to get lassoed .

Caitlyn Buck year 4 wrote:

I enjoyed it especially when we made blood cakes.

Emily year 4 wrote:

I enjoyed the day but I did not like the blood cakes.

john-paul year 4 wrote:

I loved every think to do with it.

Lena wrote:

It was disgusting when the Spooks master ate the blood cakes.

Kiannah O'rourke wrote:

I loved making the blood cakes but it felt horrible.

carmel y4 wrote:

It was good!! I loved the blood cakes!

Ellie Year 4 wrote:

I thought it was very good.

Nicole y4 wrote:

I liked Spooks be he made me laugh .

James Badrock wrote:

I loved it

Evan Woods wrote:

I enjoyed it but I felt sick when we made the blood cakes.

Ryan y4n wrote:

I high five the spooks guy when we were making the blood cakes and I loved it .lol

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Miss Murray wrote:

Year 4, have you got a piece of writing from today that you are really proud of?

James Badrock wrote:

The clock struck midnight time to face my destiny when I got up a big loud noise came from the cellar I walked one step down the stairs but I was scared to move another step the door was rock solid as iron the cellar smells like a demon breathing has blood everywhere and broken pipes that are leaking

Ranyssa and Katie year 4 wrote:

We are very proud, of our punctuation and most of our writing.

Ellie Baker Year 4 wrote:

I was proud of my writing because I used time connectives.

Grace y4 wrote:

I lifted my hand to the candle and it had blood on it!

Lewis Heller wrote:

When I reached the big heavy door, it had scratch marks on it!

Maddison y4 wrote:

At the bottom I looked at my hand to reveal what was in my hand and felt sick to see goo, blood, slugs and worms.

kodi y4 wrote:

Yes I wrote 1 whole page of writing.

Cody Year 4 wrote:

I was impressed with my work because I used adverbs.

kevin wrote:

I took a step and the candle went out, I got cold , so I jumped back to the centre.

Luc Edwards wrote:

I could smell a horrible musky smell coming from the cell. A terrifying banging was getting closer!

Blake Ford wrote:

Today I am proud of my writing because I felt I was upleveling my work.

Lena y4 wrote:

Slowly, I stood up, my heart was beating as quick as a volcano erupting.

Evan Woods wrote:

when I wanted to go through the door but would not open. so I ran into the door so it would open.

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Emily year 4 wrote:

The door swung open and it started to chip, I got wood in my eye.

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Emily wrote:

I πŸ’Ÿ it but the blood cakes were messy and gross.

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Ellie Baker wrote:

My favourite bit was writing are stories.

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