Weekly classes

Our LEGO® classes are 60 to 90 minutes in length and follow the school term schedule. These weekly classes have been designed around LEGO Education’s 4C principles of Connect, Construct, Contemplate and Continue.  Through guidance and teamwork, our Mini-Engineers will build simple machines, learn STEM concepts, have fun and inspire each other.   With exception of some DUPLO Classes, children build in teams of two and each team is given their own LEGO kit. 
 

DUPLO Phonics

Age Group:
3 to 4 years (Nursery)
Notes:
This is NOT a drop off class. Parents/carers are encouraged to sit on the side.
Does your 3 or 4-year-old enjoy playing with DUPLO? Our Nursery Class uses DUPLO to introduce your child to early learning concepts while having fun building and developing motor skills. Each class will focus on a different topic incorporating letters, sounds, numbers, shapes and colours. Our instructors will encourage discussion of the topics to help children develop their listening and speaking skills.  The children will also learn different building techniques as they employ their creativity to express their thoughts.  Our aim is to help your child’s language development, numeracy, creativity and imagination while encouraging collaboration and of course preparing them to be great mini-engineers!

SUMMER TERM (April to June)
Tuesdays - Paddington, Mini-Engineers iLab – 13:30

DUPLO Technic

Age Group:
4 to 5 years (Reception to Year 1)
Using DUPLO Technic, the children work in pairs to build a different simple machine each week.   They will get to see first-hand how gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles work together to make a mechanical movement.  The children will also be given the opportunity to adapt their models and share it with the class.  This class is great for introducing young children to engineering concepts, encouraging team work and building communication skills at an early stage.

SUMMER TERM (April to June)
Saturdays – Paddington, Mini-Engineers iLab – 10:30
Sundays – Paddington, Mini-Engineers iLab – 9:30

Moving Creations

Age Group:
5 to 8 years (Year 1 to Year 3)
Learn to engineer with creativity!  Our Moving Creations class is a great first introduction to building simple moveable models using LEGO Technic.  In this class, our mini-engineers will work in pairs to build a design that demonstrates simple machines by incorporating gears, levers and pulleys.  Afterwards, the children will use their creativity to add their finishing touches by creating a setting for their models.  From spinning merry-go-rounds on playgrounds to firing catapults in castles - with imagination anything is possible.

SUMMER TERM (April to June)
Mondays – Wimbledon – 16:00
Saturdays – Paddington, Mini-Engineers iLab – 9:00
Sundays – Paddington, Mini-Engineers iLab – 10:45

Technic Cars and Gears

Age Group:
7 to 11 years (Year 3 to Year 6).
Cars and gears are all around us – modern life wouldn’t be the same without them. In this class, we’ll be building some simple cars and other familiar objects and exploring their inner workings to see how they function – from gears, ratchets and flywheels, to gearboxes and pulleys. We’ll discover what makes cars fast, what makes cranes able to lift heavy objects, how to build a walking robot and much more! This class is best for children with lots of LEGO building experience, who want to build impressive moving and moveable models using a kit of LEGO Technic.

SUMMER TERM (April to June)
Mondays – Wimbledon – 16:00
Saturdays – Paddington, Mini-Engineers iLab – 9:00

 
“The Mini-Engineers class was a fantastic experience for Alexandar. He has many Lego sets at home but he was never really into them. Since we came to Mini-Engineers workshop Alex has changed completely. He built all his Lego sets independently and now he has his Lego corner in his bedroom.  Great club!  We are looking forward to many more Lego sessions.”

Marina K. (mum)
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