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By Huw Thomasheadteacher and writer

Explore crimes, clues and mysteries, and engage children in storytelling with this Key Stage 2 creative topic

Boy with magnifying glass

Detective stories include all-important descriptions providing clues to solve a crime – making them a fantastic topic for children where they create their own stories and descriptions. In this topic, explore the mysterious world of sleuths and suspects, making links with literacy, drama and art.


Key Stage 2

  1. Detective’s notebook
  2. Create a detective
  3. Freeze scene
  4. The Rosa Diamond
  5. Meet Sherlock Holmes
  6. Solve the crime
  7. Create a mystery
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