News from the IGS

1 Jul 2023

Grade 2 IT Robots

The Grade 2 children have been thoroughly enjoying building their own Lego Robots during their ICT lessons. They have learned many new skills working collaboratively in groups of two. Lego education gives an experience of learning through concrete objects. Children select the necessary blocks, place them together, push them tightly not to come apart, while following instructions on their iPad. All of this develops better functions of movement and muscles and increases motor activity. They loved the experience as they learned how to build their robot and then to code their creation to move.  Education is made interactive – and even better when it’s creative and fun! As well as teaching children the basics of programming, Lego Robotics can also help them hone their problem-solving skills. Some of these benefits are found in the usual areas, such as math, spatial activities and early engineering skills. Others are more surprising, especially social skills.