Year 5 Detective Stories: Solving Mysteries!

Lesson 1: To use investigating skills to solve a mystery.

Key Vocabulary

The crime!

PowerPoint – Murder Mystery Story (1) – PowerPoint – 16 December 2021 (loom.com)

 

Suspects

Today you are a detective. Watch and read the suspects statements below. Make notes on the questions provided so you uncover the true murderer!
Bricks for the first 3 detectives who find the murderer!

Whose statement doesn’t match their alibi?

Lady Blackwell
*What time did she arrive?
*Where did she go?
*Who did she talk to?
*What did she do at the party?

Lord Blackwell
*What time did he arrive?
*Where did he go?
*Who did he talk to?
*What did he do at the party?

Florence Beaumont
*What time did she arrive?
*Where did she go?
*Who were the two people she spoke with and what did she do with them? (Alibi)

Earl Macbeth
* What information has he shared that is the same as everyone else so far?
*Who were the two people the Earl spoke with and what did he do with them? (Alibi)

Lavender Moore
*What time did she arrive?
*Where did she go?
*Who did she talk to?
*What did she do at the party?
*Does this statement match with Florence, Stanley and Earl?

Stanley Clark
*What time did he arrive?
*Who were the three people Stanley spoke to?
*What did he do at the party?
*Does this statement match with Lavender, Florence and Earl Macbeth?

Victoria Fox
*What time did she arrive?
*Where did she go?
*Who did she talk to?
*What did she do at the party?

Mirren Campbell
Complete the statement:
Mirren arrived at ___pm, she joined everyone for dinner. We spent the evening in the _____. I spent most of my time listening to _____.
The one time I left was to make ___ with _______.
(But Victoria said she made tea, with Mirren only- who is telling the truth, lets listen to Rose Brown?)

Rose Brown
Everyone said Rose Brown spent the evening ___________. (Does she match this statement?)
Mirren Campbell said Rose made coffee with her for a short time. Is this true?

Oooooo that is A LOT of information and emotions to absorb! It seems, Lord Blackwood found the body in the cellar. What other information is the same and which suspect’s alibi doesn’t seem to match up?

Your task is to answer the questions above for each suspect and upload your work on sharepoint– specifying the ONE MURDER! (and the lie this murder told)


You won’t be told who the murder is until the end of the day!

 

7 thoughts on “Year 5 Detective Stories: Solving Mysteries!

  1. The murder is Lord Stanly because I can tell in the picture he is holding a bottle of champagne but if you look in the when Lord Blackwell he doesn’t have a champagne bottle so it all makes sense the murder is Lord Stanly ( Mr. Janjua) but Earl Macbeth look sus because in the picture he looks scared like he did something wrong. So to me, I feel like it can be Lord Stanly or Earl Macbeth being sus.

  2. It is lord Blackwood because he ran in the room saying that he had found a dead body in the cellar.Lord Blackwood could have self reported.i

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