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Crime Scene Investigation at St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Margate
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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Margate
Located in Kent, St Gregory's Catholic Primary School joined the Skills Builder Partnership in 2019 with a long-term vision of how to develop the essential skills in their learners. We are supporting this school to embed the six principles of effective skills teaching and learning. This builds on their curriculum which provides opportunities to work creatively and collaboratively in a variety of settings, in addition to developing and applying the eight skills in classroom-based Projects and Challenge Days.
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 as they reported their findings to the wider group. Finally, they applied Aiming High by reflecting on the essential skills they had used throughout the day.
Teamwork and Problem Solving skills at the highest standard on the crime scene itselfLeadership and Listening skills whilst making team decisions about the culprit
Creativity and Presenting skills when the aspiring detectives showed off their superb evidence boards
They are absolutely loving it! The resource is all there, it’s got everything you need so you can do as little or as much as you like. I’ve got one autistic boy who usually struggles with communication, but today he is leading his team and facilitating the conversations. It’s brilliant!
Teacher, Year 3
It wasn’t always easy to agree but we were ready to change our minds to stick together as a team.
Learner, Year 4/5
A good leader helps you get started and keep trying.
Learner, Year 1