Monthly Archives: April 2022

Ten Commandments

The Book of Exodus tells how God called Moses to the top of Mount Sinai. God told him that he had chosen the Israelites as his special people. He would care for them and take them to a new land but they must keep the ten rules. He gave these rules to Moses, written on two stone tablets. The story is in the Tenakh or Old Testament of the Bible. (Exodus Ch. 19-20). The Torah (The Five Books of Moses) contains all of the commandments given to Moses for the Jewish people including the Ten Commandments.

Today Robins discussed the ten commandments and analysed the relationship in each commandment.

  • They underlined in purple where the relationship refers to humans’ relationship with God.
  • They underlined with blue pen where the relationship refers to human to human.


Hollie produced her own ten commandments. Watch below.

Do adverts show harmful gender stereotypes?

Continuing our Personal, Social , Health and Economic education (P.S.H.E)  on understanding the possible dangers of stereotyping, today, Robins analysed different adverts.

First Mr Lo discussed how new laws have been put in place.

On 14 June 2019, a new rule was introduced into the UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (CAP Code) and UK Code of Broadcast Advertising (BCAP Code), banning harmful gender stereotypes in advertisements.

We looked at some old adverts and discussed why the adverts could be harmful.

Weetabix advert

  • George –> The girls were just playing with diaries and dolls whilst boys were just superheroes (stereotyping)
  • Daisy W –>  The girl was shaming the boy because she said that he was too small for chocolate Weetabix.
  • Max –>  The girl said that cos she’s older she gets to have more stuff than him. (unequal)
  • Daisy C –>  The boy was reading her diary and messing up her room.
  • Imogen –>  Girls were just wearing pink and the boys wearing blue.

Lego Friends Advert

  • Naz –> The problem was that there were no boys, it seems the toy was only aimed at girls. That makes it dangerous as we will believe only girls can play with these toys.
  • Scarlett –>  The advert is stereotyping that the Lego is only for girls  and the price is unreasonable.
  • Abdullahi –>  Most of the colours are just pink, yellow and orange.
  • Hollie –>  It also shows lack of diversity not a lot of ethnic minority support.


Asda Advert

  • Krista-->  The mum does everything and the husband does very little.
  • Jason -> She only got to relax once on Christmas day on all the other days she had to do everything.
  • Andrew –>  She’s the one who takes care of all the troubles and the children.
  • Firas –> Kids are quite badly behaved.
  • Max –> It looks like only mums go shopping and they are the ones that get very stressed.
  • Daisy W –>  It suggests that only Mums are important. Not everyone has a mum.






Blackbird by The Beatles

Robins today listened to a new piece of music. Blackbird by the Beatles.

Daisy C immediately recognised the song featured in the film Boss Baby. 

Robins answered questions together.

Do you enjoy the music?

  • I enjoy the song because I like  the melody , the lyrics , the guitar and the sound of the birds.

What is the purpose of this piece of music?

  • Know about racism in the 60’s

What mood do you think the music is trying to create?

  • Calm and relaxing mood, slightly sad.
  • Hopeful

Meaning of the lyrics?

  • Freedom from slavery.
  • Paul wrote the song Blackbird about a black woman, in support of the Black Power Movement.

Extension: Click here to learn more about the most successful band in the world  

What do you think about the song?  We look forward to singing it later in the term.

Evaporation Experiment

Since April 1st,  Robins have been learning about condensation and evaporation. 

As scientists they developed Setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.

The question (practical enquiry) was , “Which liquid would evaporate the quickest?”

To do this they would compare (comparitive) different liquids. Robins chose, plain water, salt water, oily water, orange squash and chocolate mix!

To ensure it was a fair test the ensured each liquid was the same amount and placed in the same area of the classroom.

Today, they observed,

Which liquid has evaporated fastest?
– Has anything else happened to any of the liquids?
– Is there any separation?
– Have any gone mouldy?
– Or smell funny?


Look what happened over the weekend!

Extension: Read more about condensation and evaporation below.

Condensation and evaporation are two separate changes of state. Evaporation is when a liquid is changed into a gas. The particles in a liquid are moving and only few have the right amount of energy to escape and become a gas. This process is important because we require it for our earth’s water cycle. It can happen on all surfaces at any time.

Condensation is the process in which water vapour (in the air) is turned into liquid water. You can kind of think of it as the opposite of evaporation.

Click here to read more on BBC Teach 


P.S Look at cheeky Mr Lo giving Robins an impossible word search to do for the morning activity on April 1st!