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CRIME SCENE! Van Gogh's missing painting...

Children were very shocked when arriving to school on Thursday to find a CRIME SCENE!

A mysterious thief wrecked our Key Stage 1 area on Wednesday night at 9.30pm and stole Van Gogh's famous painting The Starry Night which we had proudly displayed in the hub space.


The burglar left many clues... we have used the crime scene as a route into many different forms of writing. Children enjoyed writing newspaper reports, wanted posters and question lists for our suspects.


The children really enjoyed investigating the crime and used our iPads to create photographic evidence.



Picture 1 Looking carefully at the handprints
Picture 2 The thief has been in the cupboard!
Picture 3 Searching for clues in the hub space
Picture 4 Recording the evidence
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Picture 7 Who could this footprint belong to?
Picture 8 Whose hand is this?
Picture 9 Carefully taking photographs
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Picture 11 Don't forget to zoom!
Picture 12 The thief has been into class 2!
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Picture 14 The thief has ruined our topic display...
Picture 15 Measuring the footprints carefully
Picture 16 Measuring the handprint in cm's
Picture 17 We measured people's hands
Picture 18 Could it be you?
Picture 19 Check and measure carefully