Mini Coders

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5-6
£355 - £375 (early bird)

Mini Coders

Start your child’s coding adventure with basic computing, coding, and robotics!

***Please note: we have an Early Bird discount of £50 for our Summer coding camps which is already added to the price (Summer camp discount expires on 24th June)!***

Classes are held from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday - Friday during Summer holiday and Tuesday to Friday (four days) during May half-term

Course description

In this course, children explore computational thinking, program Lego robots, and make games. Our Mini Coders start their journey by becoming familiar with iPads before introducing them to coding logic and reasoning.  We introduce Mini Coders to the basic idea of robotics, circuits and motors with LEGO WeDo. They will get to create their very own (incredibly cool) robots!

Your child will also develop their programming skills using Scratch Jr, an introductory programming language that enables young children to create their own stories, animations and games.

Basic ICT skills and introductory computing concepts are an important first step for children when grasping the standards set by the new National Computing Curriculum. During one week at blue{shift}, your child will learn more than most kids do during the whole school year!

Topics Covered

– Problem solving and troubleshooting

– Fundamentals of coding, loops and logical reasoning

- Robot building with Lego WeDo

- Introduction to Scratch Jr.

– Understanding circuits and electricity

Pre-requisites

This is an introductory course meaning students do not need any previous experience with coding. Some activities do require a basic level of reading and writing and this course would be most suited to children who have already started reception.

Outcomes and Achievements

Our teachers will actively record your child’s work throughout the camp and share it with you through Class Dojo. This is an app which allows you to see photos of your child’s work, be involved in your child’s progress and message the teachers directly if you have any questions. The children will also receive a certificate of completion on the final day.

Outdoors

All our camps have time for play! All our campers will be given time to play outside everyday, weather and location permitting. Our campers can participate in a variety of activities like football, tag, or just playing out!

Staff

All of our coding teachers are highly qualified and thoroughly vetted by DBS checks. Many of our teachers have Master’s degrees in Computing from top universities. We have working relationships with local London institutions, such as Goldsmith’s, University of London, who recommend their top students to us as teachers.

Our staff are also vetted, and at each camp, we have a staff member who is Emergency First Aid certified.

Safety

We want all blue{shift} campers to have an enjoyable and safe experience. For the safety of  all campers, disruptive, rude, or bullying behaviour will not be permitted or tolerated at blue{shift} creative coding camps.

Blue{shift} and our staff are not responsible for any valuables brought to a camp by the student or parent.  

Other Information

All equipment for this course is provided. 

‘Early drop off‘ at 9 am available every day! Your child can have peer play between 9 am - 10 am before camp officially begins.

Fees do not include lunch. Students should bring a packed lunch with them (no nuts please!) We will provide a snack and water during the day.