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Suspense story KS2 – The Nightmare Man by Pie Corbett

What's included?

PDF featuring original story and activity ideas, plus Powerpoint of story

Key Stage



Years 3-6


Use this suspense story KS2 resource to share Pie Corbett’s tale of suspense with your class, then create your own nightmarish short stories...

The Nightmare Man is built around a simple story idea – ‘facing your fear’. Everyone is afraid of all sorts of things. Start by making a class list with the children – try to move them away from the clichés such as ‘Dracula’ and on to other sorts of fears.

For their story they will need to choose something that their main character is afraid of. The character then has to face their fear and overcome it. By the end of the story, the main character is no longer so afraid – the fear has diminished.

Suspense story KS2 download contents:

  • 1 x PDF guide for teachers, containing the source story and activity ideas
  • 1 x PowerPoint file presenting the story as a series of illustrated slides, for use with interactive whiteboards

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Pie Corbett is an English educational trainer, writer, author and poet who has written over 200 books. He is also known for promoting creative approaches in the classroom and has experience as a teacher, headteacher and Ofsted inspector. Follow him on Twitter at @PieCorbett. Browse more Halloween activities for schools.

The Nightmare Man by Pie Corbett – suspense story KS2 resource
Suspense story KS2 – The Nightmare Man by Pie Corbett

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