Since the start of this half term, the Dazzling Dragonflies have been tasked by Detective Inspector Browns to solve the mystery of the intruder who came into their classroom during the half term holidays.
At the last update, the children were close to revealing their suspect! Well, the suspect in question was none other than Goldilocks!!
The children had devised all the questions for Goldilocks’ interview and were able to listen to a recording of the interview, which had taken place at the weekend.
The interview revealed that Goldilocks was only 13 years of age. She had been practising her netball skills on the MUGA when she became a little chilly, so looked for somewhere to warm up, which happened to be the Dazzling Dragonflies classroom. Also, when questioned about the shoes, she explained that she wanted to take the shoes as she was too poor to buy some for herself. At this point, the Dazzling Dragonflies were starting to feel sorry for her.
Detective Inspector Browns had advised the children that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had decided to prosecute. As a result of this, the children have been learning quite different vocabulary relevant to a courtroom, for example words like prosecute, defend, judge, jury, verdict, guilty, innocent and gained an understanding of what each word means.
Yesterday, the class split into two groups; the prosecution team and the defence team, where they had to come up with arguments for their respective areas. Then further groups were created for the jury members and the judges. The children put forward their persuasive arguments from both sides to the jury. The jury are deliberating and a verdict will be heard on Friday.
The children have really enjoyed being a part of this investigation and the activities throughout. Mrs Jones and Mrs Abbot are sure there are some budding detectives amongst our Dazzling Dragonflies!