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If your child has prior WeDo robotics experience & is interested in continuing his/her robotics journey with us, we can arrange a free assessment to enable us to recommend a suitable level for him/her.

Robotics for 5 - 7 years old

We provide FREE assessment!
If your child has prior WeDo robotics or Lego Boost experience & is interested in continuing his/her robotics journey with us, we can arrange a free assessment to enable us to recommend a suitable level for him/her.

Coding is an integral part of robotics. When a child learns robotics with us, he/ she learns coding and many more concepts in the realm of STEM (science, technology, engineering & math).

 

Our LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 program is suitable for young children who are (already) 5 to 7 years old and do not have prior robotics experience, to kickstart their robotics experiential learning. Its coding method is by drag & drop using pictorial coding blocks, which is very easy for the children to understand and apply.

While STEM encompasses robotics, we take every opportunity to highlight the related interdisciplinary STEM concepts – through giving ‘challenges’ to the students after new concepts have been elaborated, to enhance the lessons’ objectives. This method is proven to be effective in enabling the students to understand new application concepts.

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Foundation Program  

5 years old  
1 hour 30 min             
10 Lessons

We have designed our WeDo robotics Foundation program specially for 5-year-olds. The program consists of 10 lessons of 1 hour and 30 minutes each. The lessons require the students to remain focused so that they can understand & apply the concepts during lessons to benefit from it.

 

The students will be introduced to robotics concepts with the emphasis on robot building (hardware), basic coding (software) and the interface between them to create purposeful outcomes. Another segment of the lessons emphasizes on the basic applications of the 2 sensors with their respective coding functions to enable the robot to execute specific tasks.

 

Nevertheless, the lessons will develop and strengthen the fine motor skill and cognitive skill that are important to this age group.  

 

Each lesson consists of three segments encompassing

1.       robot building,

2.       understanding the coding blocks & its function,

3.       understanding & applying the coding concepts to attempt the given challenges.

 

The Foundation program prepares the young students to construct robots with more connecting steps and intricate connections in the Tougher Robots program. In it, they will also learn and apply advanced coding concepts to enable the robots to execute more complex task(s) according to the sensors’ input when they progress along.

Basic Program 

6 & 7 years old   
1 hour 30 min             
2 Lessons

The WeDo Basic robotics program consists of two lessons of 1 hour 30 minutes each in the weekly class, and it is a one session of 3-hour in our school holiday program.

 

The program introduces the students to the lesson sequence and our delivery method to achieve the lesson’s objectives.

 

Each lesson consists of three segments

1.    robot building,

2.    understanding the coding blocks & its function,

3.    understanding & applying the coding concepts to attempt the given challenges.

 

While the robot building segment emphasizes on the fine motor and visual spatial skills of the students, it also requires them to pay attention to details to connect the parts correctly. The coding segment requires the students to have the ability to remain focused as the concepts are verbally elaborated and illustrated. The student’s ability to remain focused is the fundamental requirement so that they can benefit from the program.

 

We will provide feedback after each lesson and a recommendation to continue to the Intermediate program after completing the two Basic lessons, to the parents.

Intermediate Program 

1 hour 30 min             
6 Lessons

The WeDo Intermediate program consists of six lessons of 1 hour 30 minutes each in the weekly class, and it is three sessions of 3-hour each in our school holiday program.

 

The students will have hands-on experiences to apply simple machines concepts, compound gears, etc, in their robot building. They will also use sensors to enable the robot to execute specific tasks. The students will also deepen their understanding on the application of the coding function and concepts, especially with the use of sensor’s input.

Extra-curricular Challenges: We have crafted the challenge in each lesson that requires the students to apply interdisciplinary STEM concepts and be inventive with their solutions. There are no standard instructions to follow, allowing them to apply the STEM concepts they have learnt and their critical & analytical thinking skills.

*WeDo Certificate will be presented upon completion of the program

Tougher Robots Program 

1 hour 45 min             
30 Lessons

The WeDo Tougher Robots program consists of thirty lessons (forty lessons for the 5 years old) of 1 hour 45 minutes each in the weekly class, and it is three sessions of 3-hour each in our June/ December school holiday program.

These 30 robots (40 robots for the 5 years old Foundation program) will illustrate to the students advanced robot building and coding concepts through application. In addition, some simple math concepts will be taught or reinforced in the coding parameter that will sharpen the students’ estimation skills.

 

Additionally, honing the students’ dexterity and cognitive functions are of importance. We have witnessed students who were weak in visual-spatial abilities and fine motor skills during the earlier stages of the WeDo program, making tremendous improvement and becoming more confident when they are in this phase of the WeDo program.

As the tougher robots require more connecting steps to complete, they offer many discovery moments for the students who build and code it.  These robots mirror many real-world applications such as building an all-wheel drive system of a car, utilising clever coding to vary the motor speed with a sensor, synchronizing the speed of all moving vehicles, etc, hence providing a good insight to the mechanism used in our daily life to the students.

*Certificate of completion will be presented upon completing 52.5 hours of Tougher Robot 30 lessons

WeDo Scratch Coding 

5 & 6 years old - 20 lessons

Students who have completed the Tougher Robots program, they would have established a good foundation in advanced robot building and coding for WeDo robotics. Hence, the students are suitable to continue to this program that emphasizes the Scratch coding platform in robotics.

This program consists of 20 lessons of 1hour 45min each, enables the students to learn & apply the commonly used coding concepts, parameters and conditional statements, assimilated with the use of the sensors, to the real-world word-based coding in robotics. Important arithmetic concepts like decimal numbers, inequality symbols, etc, would also be illustrated to the students to apply in their coding for the robots to execute the required tasks in the given challenges.

7 & 8 years old - 30 lessons

This program consists of 30 lessons of 1hour 45min each to introduce Scratch coding blocks and its function for WeDo robotics to the students.

 

They will also get to construct robots with intricate connections consisting of mechanisms such belt & pulley system and/ or gear trains that are similar to the real-life application.

Such robots also require the students to code with advance coding concepts to execute specific task to enable them to understand certain STEM concepts. Through such application, the student will strengthen their understanding on the conditional statements and inequality symbols that are commonly used in other coding platforms too.