Summer 1 Hook
Arriving at school to find a police officer guarding a crime scene was sure to capture pupils attention.
Pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, in Harlow, were surprised and excited to find a pile of bones in the school grounds.
The area had been secured by police tape and children were asked by a police officer to investigate what had happened.
Head of school Kirstie Clark said: Children immediately thought the bones belonged to a giant, a mythical creature or a dinosaur; it really got their creative minds flowing.
This was our hook for the term, to capture their attention and inspire them to write reports on what they had seen. They have written to the police to tell them their theories.
The children have been very excited to follow the mystery.