Learning By Topic KS1: Lego And English

Theme/Spelling words: bricks, building, stud (the circular bumps on top of Lego bricks), construction, models, boost, instructions, collect, invent, create

Can you construct your spelling words using Lego?

List spellings in alphabetical order.

Write your theme words in sentences, try to use connectives, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in your sentences.

Create a Lego monster! Now create a character profile for your monster: what is its name? What does it like to eat? Etc.

Monsters are often portrayed as the villains in stories. Can you write a story where your Lego monster is the hero? Perhaps for your published copy you could type it up (word document or PowerPoint Presentation) and add photographs of your Lego monster to your story – perhaps some of your other toys or items around your house will make an appearance in your story and therefore in your photos! (Genre of writing; Narrative)

Write a set of instructions for one of the Lego objects you made in your Art and DT activity. Be sure to include a list of everything someone would need to carry out your instructions! (Genre of writing: Instructions)

Lego, is derived from a Danish phrase and means ‘play well’. Do you think this was a suitable choice in name? Why/why not? You can discuss your thoughts with an adult and then maybe film your response as a vlog! (Genre of writing: Discussion)

Write a review on one of the Lego films. How many stars (or maybe your rating system will be Lego bricks!) will you give the film end of your review? (Genres of writing: Personal Response and Review)

Write a story imagining you are a Lego brick, your story will be called ‘A Day in the Life of a Lego Brick’. (Genre of writing: Narrative)