The Joker Loses His Teeth!
At The Friars Primary School in Salford there has been a bit of a Superhero theme going on in Reception. Alongside that they have also been talking about the Police Force as Gracie’s mum is a Police Officer.
The two themes came together beautifully when Mrs Toole’s Reception class became the scene of a crime!
Chairs had been knocked over, there were lots of ‘F”s and ‘J”s all over the table. The criminal (or criminals) had also been eating the snack!
The police had sealed off the area and asked the children for their help in solving the crime.
This tied in nicely with a recent visit from Gracie’s mum, where she had talked to the children all about looking for and collecting evidence. They all knew how important it was to wear your ‘special white gloves’!
Fred is the class phonics frog, so it didn’t take the children too long to work out that the frog prints belonged to him. But who’s were the footprints? Fred had been FROGNAPPED!
More evidence was coming in all of the time…
The children then needed to go outside to check for more clues…
Lots more ‘clues’ were discovered and theories were discussed. Then another important clue arrived…
But how would they know it really was The Joker?
Well, as luck would have it, The Joker had ‘signed in’ at Reception. Miss Arnold (the Head). Had evidence in the form of a visitors badge!
Now the children knew who the teeth belonged to, it was time to have a closer look at them…
The children wrote to The Joker to ask him not to be so badly behaved and also for Fred back!
The Joker wrote back with a challenge!
They did complete the challenges, so a very ‘gummy’ Joker came in to appologise.
The Joker actually visited the children. As he came in he pretended to have no teeth and with a quick slight of hand picked up the teeth and pretended to put them in (whilst hiding them in his inside pocket)! The children were stunned!
The Joker did indeed say ‘sorry’ and that he wouldn’t be bad again!
There were LOADS of opportunities to for the children to mark make and write…
Here is some of their writing about The Joker’s teeth…
This looks like it was fantastic inspiration for learning! Well done to Sarah Toole and all of the team at The Friars for the effort and creative thinking. I am really glad that my Granny’s teeth made a good enhancement!
I can’t wait to see what happens to them next!