LEGO Education in primary schools
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Find out about ways of using LEGO in your classroom.
From preschool, through primary, into secondary and all the way to university, LEGO® Education resources unlock pupils’ interests in learning by being more playful, creative and hands-on. Digital tools, bespoke curriculum packs and training programmes, as well as our famous bricks, form a progressive approach to education which can be applied across all levels of the National Curriculum, no matter the pupil’s age or ability.
Literacy at Key Stages 1 & 2
Engage your pupils in writing with StoryStarter, the helping hand that kick-starts pupils’ creativity and boosts their writing, reading, speaking and listening skills. Pupils work together to create and build stories with LEGO bricks and figures, then use the unique StoryVisualizer Software to visualise, write and communicate their work.
Meet Mollie, aged 7, a Key Stage 2 pupil who struggled with literacy for a couple of years, resulting in a lack of all-round confidence and anxiety about going to school. Mollie’s story shows how StoryStarter helped to make a real difference both to her literacy learning and her enjoyment of school.
In this video, Mollie’s head teacher, Ms Steel, talks about how StoryStarter has helped both Mollie and her fellow pupils of all abilities to improve their writing, speaking, listening and reading skills and how proud she is of their achievements.
WeDo so you can teach Computing
LEGO® Education WeDo covers a wide range of topics in the new 2014 Key Stage 2 National Curriculum for Computing, including designing, writing and debugging programmes; algorithms; sequence, selection and repetition; and input and output. In fact, Teach Primary calls it “the perfect foundation for learning computing”. It’s also creative, engaging and hands-on – and ticks boxes in Maths, Science, Design & Technology and Language too! It enables pupils to learn, construct and then bring their models to life using the drag-and-drop software, and at the same time, pupils will develop and improve on their communication, collaboration and team-building skills. Find out more about WeDo in the video below.
Science, Design & Technology and ICT at Key Stages 2 & 3
Help your students deepen their understanding of how forces affect motion and explore concepts of energy with Machines & Mechanisms. As they gain experience, students can build more complex mechanisms and use them to make accurate observations, measurements and records; and even design their own solutions.