Spring 2: 'LEGO' Solve a Mystery!
At the start of our adventure we take the children up onto the field where we discover LEGO scattered in a heap. We realise that a LEGO building which was standing there over the holidays has fallen down as the golden brick has been removed and is nowhere in sight – it has been stolen! We must find the missing golden piece! On the field there will be several clues, can we work out who is the thief?
We found our first suspect - a Leeds United football player.
There had been lots of football related items left on the field such as: a Leeds United scarf, red and yellow card and a Leeds United shirt.
Could it be him who stole the brick?
We looked at the history of football, comparing it to the football we know nowadays.
We also looked at how football kits have changed over time.
We also decided that we would create our own new football strip!
We decided to set up our own football team, writing adverts to recruit players. We talked about the skills and attributes we wanted our players to have of they wanted to join our team.
We then looked at Suspect 2 - Batman.
He left his cape, mask and a joker card at the scene of the crime....was it him who stole the missing golden brick?
We decide to create our own superhero. We drew pictures and wrote a character description of what our superhero would be like.
We then looked at Suspect 3 - Brigg from 'The Flower' story.
We found a picture of the front cover of the story, some plant pots and a gardening shovel.
Maybe it was Brigg who stole the golden brick?
We decided to investigate plants and flowers. We started off by drawing and labeling a flowering plant, explaining what each part is for.
We also looked at the lifecycle of a flowering plant, creating our own storyboards to show the process.
We checked our planted seeds each day, drawing pictures to show what was happening.
We even imagined that we were a seed that had been planted in the ground! We wrote a diary of what was happening to us as we grew....
We then found a letter from the culprit.....
It was Ole Kirk Christiansen - the inventor of LEGO!
He told us that he had stolen the golden brick in order to see if we were good detectives and could be trusted with an important task he had for us. He explained that he needed help to create a new LEGO set so asked us if we could design him one.