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Crime Scene Investigation at Harefield Junior and Infants Schools
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Harefield Junior and Infants Schools
Harefield Junior and Infants Schools joined the Skills Builder Partnership in 2019. Their curriculum provides opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively, and so we are supporting this school in developing the essential skills by embedding our six principles into effective skill teaching and learning.
Crime Scene Investigation
Over the course of the challenge, learners applied essential skills and took on the role of police detectives to answer the question: Who stole the chocolate? They worked in teams to solve the case of the Sugar Snatcher, applying Creativity to examine key pieces of evidence. They applied Problem Solving by analysing sound clips taken from the crime scene, and applied Staying Positive skills by analysing fingerprints. The budding police detectives applied Teamwork skills to gather evidence at the crime scene, before applying Leadership skills to build a convincing case for who they thought the culprit was. The enterprising police recruits then applied Presenting and Listening by reported their findings to the wider group. Finally, they applied Aiming High by reflecting on the essential skills they had used throughout the day.
Children investigating the Crime SceneUsing Teamwork Skills
The children were really engaged throughout the day, the videos were really easy to use and I liked being able to focus on all the skills.
Teacher, Harefield Infants
I want to get better at my presenting skills. Maybe I should do some more acting!
Year 1 Child, Harefield Infants School
It was useful to do the challenge day at this point in the year, as it immediately helps the teachers assess where their classes are in terms of their essential skills.
Head Teacher, Harefield Infants and Junior Schools