MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE
BY ROBIN STEVENS
OUR BOOK STUDY IN TERM 3
Hazel and Daisy are currently on a mission to find some more clues, they have managed to convince Nurse Minny that they are sick and have to stay the night in San (Hospital Wing @ DeepDean)
They are currently sneaking around the school and have made it to the gym, what will they find...we will soon find out!
Was there ever a time that you were sneaky or clever to get out of doing something you didn't want to do? How did you do it?!
We are up to page 106 and as Daisy and Hazel start to rule out suspects, we as a class have our own suspicions.
Miss Parker - 2 Students
Miss Tennyson - 2 Students
Miss Griffin - 2 Students
The One - 12 Students
Hazel has been kind enough to leave us her suspect list
Murder Most Unladylike Suspect List
Here is a list of the Deepdean masters and mistresses. One of them must have murdered our Science mistress Miss Bell. But which of them did it? Miss Bell – our Science mistress, and the victim. We always thought she was quite dull, in her buttoned-up white lab coat. She was not a beauty, and, even worse, she was poor. But somehow she has ended up murdered. Who could have done it, and why?
Miss Hopkins – our Games mistress. She is round and relentlessly cheerful and she marches about the school corridors brandishing a hockey stick, her athletic brown hair always coming down from its fashionable clipped-back waves. She and Miss Bell were fighting over The One – did she kill Miss Bell because of it?
Miss Tennyson – our English mistress. If you’ve seen that painting of the Lady of Shalott drooping in her boat, you have seen Miss Tennyson. Her hair is always down round her face, and she is as drippy as underdone cake. Like Miss Lappet, she wants to become Deputy Headmistress – but could she have killed Miss Bell to get the job?
Miss Parker – our Maths mistress. Miss Parker is truly ferocious, with chopped-short black hair and a furious voice that comes bellowing out of her tiny body like a foghorn. She used to live with Miss Bell, but they had a falling-out. She gets into the most terrible rages – might she have murdered Miss Bell during one of them?
Mr Reid, ‘The One’ – our Music and Art master. He has rugged cheekbones and a dashing moustache, and he looks exactly like a film star. Half of the school is in love with him – and Miss Bell and Miss Hopkins were fighting over him. Did he kill Miss Bell because of it?
Miss Lappet – our History and Latin mistress. She is grey and useless and shaped like an overstuffed cushion, but she thinks she is Miss Griffin’s most trusted adviser. She wants to become Deputy Headmistress – but could she have killed Miss Bell to get the job?
Miss Griffin – our Headmistress. It is impossible to imagine Deepdean school without Miss Griffin, or Miss Griffin without Deepdean. If the school was a person, it would wear Miss Griffin’s neat swooped-back grey hair and immaculate Harris tweed. We do admit that she seems an unlikely suspect.
Mr MacLean – our old Reverend. He wears filthy, egg-stained jackets, his hair is greasy, and in Prayers he leers at us over the lectern. He certainly looks a bit like a murderer. Could he really be one?
Mademoiselle Renauld, ‘Mamzelle’ – our French mistress. She is very dramatic-looking, and her French accent is very stong. She does not seem to have a motive – but is this just a ruse?
Daisy has been kind enough to draw up a map of DeepDean to help us in the quest to find the murderer.
You can view it here
Introductions and Ideas
The book is underway and started, we have our casebooks and are beginning to create our own murder mystery front cover. (Pictures to follow shortly)
This blog will follow our progression through the book as well as activities that take place during the story.
The first class to read Murder Most Unladylike was my Year 5/6 class at Bayswater Primary school,
We posted predictions and started to draw different suspects. We had a lot of fun with the book and I think all of my students connected with the book in some way! I wanted to add the videos that relate to our reading in Term 4 2016..we sent a load of questions to Robin.
She answered our questions in the BEST WAY POSSIBLE!
How about that creepy book at 7 seconds in? Spooooooky.
We decided that the only way to show our appreciation for the wonderful world that Robin had created was to reply with our love.
*SPOILER ALERT-DETAILS OF BOOK REVEALED-DOn't watch if about to read*