KS1/KS2 literacy: opening a jewellery box has unexpected results This is a stimulus for writing a mystery story in KS1 or KS2 English. It can be played on an interactive whiteboard and used as a lesson starter.
A woman enters a sinister-looking antique shop with a little girl. While the woman chats to the shopkeeper, the little girl takes a look at the stock. The girl can hear a mysterious voice echoing from an antique jewellery box. The voice is begging the girl to open the lid of the box. The girl tries to resist the voice but in the end she opens the lid, with explosive results.
The clip should be of particular relevance to teachers who are focusing on story setting, plot or the mystery story genre.