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Mystery solved in the village

Detectives on the case!

On Monday 23rd October, the year 6 class put their detective skills to the test and solved a series of clues around Uppermill village. The class practiced their reading and inference skills, working together as a team, to make their way to the end of the mystery. Although the rain tried to dampen the mood, the steely detectives persevered and showed great resilience – with every group solving all of the clues. This was a great way of putting into practice the skills of the great Sherlock Holmes – whom the children have been learning all about this term through their class reading of The Speckled Band.

A good technique to support your children even further with their inference skills is: when they are reading a book during the holidays ask them to predict how they think it will end and why. This allows them to think about what implicit and explicit information they have already noticed in the text and formulate ideas based on their own experiences or previous reading.

 

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