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Childhood in the 1950s

 Inspector Francis is on a secret mission and she needs your help! 

Watch the video to find out what Inspector Francis gets up to!

Secret FILE #6 - 1950's


Ready for your next mission? Look over your shoulder to check no-one is sneaking a peek and then scroll in...


In Mission 6, you correctly looked at your family tree! Did you find some cool things, that you never new about!  


Vocabulary for your note book! - Careful only the cleverest detectives know these kind of words: 


  • Arterfact 
  • Childhood 
  • Past 
  • Present 
  • Today


This time you are going to be digging deep, asking your parents, grandparents and even great - grandparents for some photos. 

You will need:

  • photographs of yourself as a baby
  • Photographs of your siblings as a baby
  • photographs of your parents as a baby
  • photographs of grandparents as a baby
  • photographs of great grandparents as a baby
  • Important events happened so far. 
  • Number word cards. 


Your mission:

  1. Use your timeline to help you place the word cards in order ( from past to now). 
  2. Can you match your photographs with the correct word card label? 
  3. Sequence your photographs to make a personal timeline, starting from the oldest photo to the most recent. Can you talk about your photos and explain why you placed each one where?
  4. Look at the important events that have happened so far in history. Which event surprise you? Which events will you add to your timeline?

Questions to ask: 

  • What do you notice in the pictures? 
  • What is the difference between a photo in the 1950 and 2010? 
  • How can you tell?

Which photograph comes first on your timeline? Where will you place the photograph of you as a baby? Which photograph will be last on your timeline? 


Good luck on your hunt and make sure to dig deep inside those photo albums to find lots of wonderful photos. Please upload JUST ONE photograph or video of your finished timeline to Class Dojo. 


Reception: you could ask a grown up to type your ideas into the comments section beside your photo, or record your voice talking in a video as you walk along your timeline. 


Year 1: you could also record yourself with a commentary as you explore your timeline or, FOR BONUS POINTS, can you write a couple of sentences explaining your reasons behind where you placed your photos. How did you know that you were a baby here or a toddler there? What clues are there around you? What skills and strengths did or didn't you have that suggest what age you were? Are there dates or specific clothes included (like school uniform?). Record these full sentence ideas in your secret notebook and send me an additional photo to Dojo.