Last week, Year 6 put together all the forensic skills they’ve been learning in STEM this year to work out a crime scene. Someone had been murdered in the Science Lab at St Ives and it was down to the Year 6 pupils to find out who dunnit!
The children were split into 4 groups, each group working together to gather as much evidence as they could from the scene, including fingerprints, fibre traces, hair and even blood for blood group testing (thankfully, synthetic!), as well as a rogue earring! Each group was given 5 minutes to examine the crime scene before they headed out to interview key suspects. Many of the staff were questioned – it was most disconcerting! When the children had finished their enquiries, the groups regathered to consult each other and the Chief of Police, Miss Smith, before making their arrest. Two of the groups were convinced Mrs Owen had committed the crime, but the other two groups believed it was Senora Clutterbuck. On consultation and guidance from the Chief of Police, the evidence was conclusive that the perpetrator was Senora Clutterbuck. Needless to say, she spent the weekend in the St Ives County jail and was back teaching Spanish as usual at the start of this week!