London Eye Mystery
Our novel, this term is The London Eye Mystery by Siobahn Dowd.
Ted likes the weather, he also likes statistics and routine but his life is thrown into disarray when his Aunt Gloria and cousin Salim arrive, like a hurricane, to stay in London en-route to a new life in New York.
Ted and his older sister Kat arrange to take Salim on the London Eye but although they watch him go up in a pod, he never comes down again. Salim is missing. Ted's analytical mind becomes an asset as he and Kat piece together the information surrounding their cousin's disappearance and begin to unravel the mystery.
The children looked at the cover of the book and analysed the features, then made predicitions about the story. We have looked at the first chapters and used evidence from the book to begin to build a picture of the character of Ted and used this information to write a diary entry. We have written another diary entry of the same event from his sister Kat's point of view to demonstrate our understadning of the differnt characters,
The children are enjoying the novel and are keen to discover what has happened to Salim.