#### Halloween maths- Cross curricular KS2 maths links

Liven up your maths lesson with some cross-curricular links for Halloween. Make hideous hair and bulbous biceps on the TES- ratio and proportion for UKS2, help help Wanda, the Grand High Witch, to find the reporter who has gate-crashed her elite witch spa weekend, order pumpkins by weight; match ghostly frames; go trick and treating visiting houses ; compare pumpkin farms; calculate the numbers of spiders and frogs in a cauldron………

TES: Can you help Wanda, the Grand High Witch, to find the reporter who has gate-crashed her elite witch spa weekend? Use order of operations, factors, prime numbers and multiplication to expel the fraud. This could be used as a starter, as a homework or as a consolidation task.

This interactive PowerPoint is on math halving problems with a Halloween theme so that it can be used every year in the run up to halloween. it is great for a mental oral starter or as part of a plenary and can be easily edited to suit your pupils abilities.

Ghost Blasters mental arithmetic

Nature is full of creepy creatures that are sure to send a chill up your spine… Develop students’ understanding of reflective symmetry while they practice their drawing skills to complete the reflections of these spooky species!

**Halloween**

Halloween began as the festival of Samhain. It was part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of Europe.At the end of summer, the Celts thought the barrier between our world and the world of ghosts and spirits got really thin.This meant weird creatures with strange powers could wander about on Earth.The Celts had a big party. It was all about scaring away the ghosts and spirits.Later, with the Christian religion, the day became known as All Hallows’ Eve – the day before All Saints’ Day on 1 November.