Today was a rather exciting day in Year 4. As the children arrived in school, they were greeted with a taped off scene full of interesting objects. A crime has taken place. Our local theatre has had tens of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen and there are four suspects. Each suspect has motive and opportunity.
Today we investigated items that were left at the scene, jewels that were left remaining, CCTV footage, audio clips picked up from the theatre as well as various documents and letters that were seized from the theatre after the robbery had taken place. The children used their inference skills when reading our four suspects profiles, thinking about what can deduce from their characters. They also spent time sketching and painting images of the stolen jewels - we think they look very effective.
This crime is going to form the basis of our suspense story writing over the coming weeks. We cannot wait to see who you think is the prime suspect! Take a look at the photos to see what we got up to.