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10 children across years 5 and 6 have been chosen to take part in a First Lego League Project where they have to build a city and a robot out of lego! Once completed, the children work together to program the robot to complete tasks around the city. The end goal is for the children to take their city and robot to a competition on the 25th January where they will compete against other schools in Newham to see who's robot completes the best tasks!

Have a look at this website for more information, https://education.theiet.org/first-lego-league-programmes/fll/challenge-and-season-information/robot-game/ 


Session 1

Today, all the children were busy building the different lego parts within their city.

Session 2

The children were split into two groups today. Group 1 started work on 'Project Spark 1' where they had to design and build a prototype for a sustainable tree house hotel. Group 2 started to build the different parts of their robot whilst learning how to begin programming.

Session 3

Today, the groups swapped roles. Group 1 got their chance to build and program the robot! Group 2 worked on 'Project Spark 2' where they had to design and build a prototype for an inclusive, accessible playground.

Session 4

In this session, Group 1 worked on 'Project Spark 3' where they had to design and build a prototype for some quick build housing that would sustain an earthquake! Group 2 were back to programming the robot and learning new ways to make it move.

Session 5

The children began their ‘Innovation Project’ where they had to identify a problem in Newham, research a solution and create a prototype of this solution. 

Session 6

The children finalised their Innovation Project where they have decided to design a homeless shelter that is filled with opportunities to support those staying there, such as an employment agency, hairdressers and chill out areas. 

Session 7

In this session, the children were hard at work tackling some missions on the Robot Game. The children have decided to complete the missions; safety factor, swing, crane and blocks. 

Session 8

All hands-on deck during this final week! Some children were busy preparing presentations for the Innovation Project to be given during the competition whilst others were doing some final tests for the missions for the Robot Game.

First Lego League Regional Tournament Day

On Saturday 25th January 2020, the 9 children involved from years 5 and 6 represented Dersingham Primary School in the First Lego League Newham Regional Tournament. The children stunned us with how well they performed at the competition and by how much they had learnt through the process. This was made even better by WINNING the Newham Regional Tournament! Due to this success, we have been invited to represent Newham and compete in the Finals in Bristol on the 22nd February 2020!

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