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Year 3 and 4, ‘Real Pigeons Fight Crime’ worksheets: LKS2 Literacy Activities Pack

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Share Andrew McDonald’s brilliant book, Real Pigeons Fight Crime, with your LKS2 class - then use the lessons in this resource pack to investigate some of the book’s main themes and get pupils to set up their own crime-fighting squad!

By taking part in the creative cross-curricular activities in this pack, children will…

  • Deepen their experience of an illustrated text by interrogating words and pictures to extend their understanding, infer meanings and summarise what they’ve learned
  • Explore the mystery story genre through discussion, drama and creative writing
  • Acquire and use new vocabulary in a creative context
  • Develop observation, teamwork and memory skills
  • Reflect on their individual skills and abilities, and what they bring to a team
  • Receive a certificate as a qualified squad-member


  • Teacher notes
  • Downloadable activity sheet 1
  • Downloadable activity sheet 2
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