LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set 45345

£304.80 incl. Sales Tax

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set 45345

LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set 45345

  • SPIKE Essential teaches children aged 6+ the basics of coding
  • Includes 449 pieces for a playful, hands-on learning experience
  • Icon- and word-based block coding with simple hardware
  • Durable storage box with colour-coded sorting trays
  • Includes teaching materials as part of the LEGO Learning System
  • 5 units of 8 x 45-minute, curriculum-aligned STEAM lessons
  • Online lesson plans with maths and literacy extensions

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The LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essential Set is ideal for primary school children. It helps children aged 6+ discover coding and robotics through a hands-on STEM learning experience. This 449-piece set includes 4 Minifigures with their own personalities, allowing children to investigate STEM concepts and develop literacy, mathematics and social-emotional skills. SPIKE Essential is an ideal classroom learning solution that includes teacher support and offers 5 units of 8 x 45-minute, curriculum-aligned STEAM lessons.


Key product features and contents

  • 449-piece set – a selection of familiar LEGO® bricks and replacement elements for intuitive and easy construction are included.
  • 4 Minifigures with diverse identities and characteristics help develop problem-solving and social-emotional learning.
  • The set also includes 2 Small Motors, a Colour Sensor, 3×3 Colour Light Matrix and an intelligent Small Hub with 2 I/O ports, Bluetooth connectivity6-axis gyro and a rechargeable Li-ion battery with micro USB charging and connection port.
  • Sturdy storage box with colour-coded sorting trays for easy classroom management.
  • Interactive SPIKE™ App for easy-to-understand programming for beginners with Scratch, using age-appropriate icon- and word-based coding.
  • 5 units of 8 x 45-minute, curriculum-aligned lessons for independent STEAM learning through playful, narrative-based problem-solving.
  • Teacher support – comprehensive teaching resources for each lesson give every teacher confidence to deliver engaging lessons.

Key benefits

  • Teaching basics of coding for beginners – primary school children can understand and practice the basics of coding using the SPIKE app and drag-and-drop blocks of coding based on Scratch.
  • Hands-on STEM learning experience – the SPIKE Essential set engages children in activities that help them develop computing, literacy, and maths skills and gain much more valuable 21st-century knowledge.
  • Teaching in class becomes easier than ever – part of the LEGO Learning System, the SPIKE Essential set comes with perks for teachers. It includes curriculum-aligned STEAM lessons, comprehensive online lesson plans, assessment rubrics and videos to support teachers and a comprehensive professional development program for educators.

Key learning objectives and skills

  • Computational thinking skills
  • Creating and modifying sequences
  • Testing, debugging and using loops
  • Explore the engineering design process
  • Defining a problem
  • Brainstorming solutions
  • Testing and refining prototypes
  • Scientific concepts of energy, energy transfer and collision
  • Oral communication skills
  • Collaborative working
  • Narrative-based problem-solving
  • Social-emotional skills

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