The Sandman

Even though it’s barely 10 minutes long, Paul Berry’s  The Sandman (1991) offers an almost inexhaustible source of fright, Gothic motifs, film references, literacy activity.  Jenni Heeks has here compiled 5 lessons as a KS3 Gothic English scheme of work, with accompanying resources.

The Sandman Lesson One creating a narrative

The Sandman Lesson Two Horror and Terror

The Sandman Lesson Three Creating Tension

The Sandman Lesson Four What makes a monster

The Sandman Lesson Five Creating final film

The Sandman Scheme of Work for Key Stage 3

What makes a monster Diamond Nine

Watch the film here


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