Team Duncombe's Lego Week
The 28th January 2021 marks International Lego Day, held on the very same date that Godtfred Kirk Christiansen submitted his patent for the original Lego brick, 63 years ago!
It’s hard to imagine anyone not knowing what Lego is. The plastic bricks have been with us since 1949 and although they have gone through a whole host of visual changes, the design hasn’t changed one bit – in fact, a brick made in 1949 will interlock with one made in 2020 no problem!
How does Lego help our children develop?
Research suggests that Lego (and Duplo for younger children) as a construction toy can improve a wide range of mental aptitudes in young children, such as spatial intelligence and hand-eye coordination. Lego allows a child to use trial and error when playing, so that there is no fear of failure. This in turn encourages them to become more creative and build upon their successes, which helps to create higher self-esteem and confidence in their own problem-solving abilities.
So how are Team Duncombe celebrating National Lego Day?
Well here at Duncombe School, Team Duncombe pride themselves in creating an inspiring education both in and outside the classroom and maybe more importantly right now about learning on and off screens and devices.
Our Head of Maths, Mrs Takawira, has created an array of activities for all our children to enjoy across the week. Here’s all you need to know:
- The programme will run from the 25th – 28th
- The programme has been designed with 3 levels of ability so all our children from Early Kindergarten to Year 6 can take part.
- Here is a timetable of all the fun challenges that will be happening across the week.
- The challenges will be added daily to this page.
- This is a fun extra-curricular activity and children can take part if they wish.
Take a look at Mrs Takawira’s PowerPoint below for more details about how your child can share their builds with us and take part in our competition.
Happy building, we look forward to seeing your creations.
Team Duncombe's National Lego Week 2021
Hello Team Duncombe,
Find out all about our ‘Team Duncombe Lego Week’ and how you can enter our competition.
Treetops Activity - Monday 25th January
Hello Treetops are you ready for your challenge today?
Your activity is all about measuring.
Lower School Activity - Monday 25th January
Lower School you have a tasty challenge today.
It involves ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
Upper School Activity - Monday 25th January
Upper School you have a fun creative challenge today.
Will you go left, right, up or down?
Treetops Activity - Tuesday 26th January
Treetops it’s your turn for a tasty challenge.
Get ready to think about the ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ story.
Lower School Activity - Tuesday 26th January
Duncombe Bear has set your challenge today.
He wants you to think all about towers and patterns.
Upper School Activity - Tuesday 26th January
Creative thinking caps on Upper School.
You need to find out what happens when you mix balloons with Lego?
Treetops Activity - Wednesday 27th January
Treetops you have a crazy challenge today!
You’ll need to think about bridges, turns and tunnels.
Lower School Activity - Wednesday 27th January
Lower School your challenge today is to make your own balancing scales.
Follow the video for step-by-step guide.
Upper School Activity - Wednesday 27th January
Can you tell us which type of boat would float better, a small one or a larger one and why?
Well you are about to find out if you’re right!
Treetop Activity - Thursday 28th January
Treetops your challenge today is to make your own balancing scales.
Here’s a little video to help you get started.
Lower School Activity - Thursday 28th January
You have two boats, a small one and a larger one. Which one floats better and why?
Well, you are about to find out.