Creative Coding Level 1 - Scratch and Robotics
Launch your child’s adventure into the digital world this Spring!
***Please note: we have an Early Bird discount of £50 for our May half-term camps which is already added to the price (discount expires on 13th May)!***
Classes are held from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Friday
Our Scratch programming course builds a strong foundation in computer science and creative problem solving through making animations and games. Over the course of five days, your child will learn to create storylines, program characters and construct their own games.
This course is perfect for beginners as well as coders already familiar with Scratch. Each lesson starts at a gentle pace with lots of extension activities to challenge even the most adept young programmer.
We will be starting each day teaching touch typing, a key skill in any programmer’s life. Coders will find their way around the keyboard playing fun typing games and competing in exciting challenges.
We will be making exciting games, creating art projects, and designing characters in Scratch, a block-based coding language that is a necessary first step in any young coder's journey. By creating their own projects, children will learn about loops, variables, functions and more!
In our robotics sessions we will be exploring LEGO WeDo and building robotic LEGO models! LEGO WeDo helps build science, technology and maths (STEM) knowledge while incorporating lessons in language arts. We will learn about Ozobots, build our Mbots, and use our improved Scratch skills to program our LEGO WeDo creations.
This adventure is fun, entertaining, creative, and most importantly, valuable as children will develop essential computational thinking and creative problem-solving skills. In one week, your child will have more experience with computing than many children have in a year at school.
Achievements and outcomes
Our teachers will actively record your child’s work throughout the camp and share it with you through ClassDojo - a private social 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.
This is a Creative Coding Level 1 course and is suitable for children who have just started coding, or have done a few Scratch courses.
– Computer literacy: using the keyboard and mouse with ease
– Algorithms: concepts and application
– Beginner coding concepts: conditionals, debugging, sequences and loops
– Programming characters to move and respond
– Identifying and solving problems
– Developing storylines
– Interactive animations
– Designing and creating games
– Fundamentals of Robotics
This is a Creative Coding Level 1 course and is suitable for children who have just started coding, or have done a few Scratch courses. We update our content every holiday camp so both beginners and more experienced coders will get to develop their coding skills.
Students should bring a packed lunch with them (no nuts please!) We will provide a snack and water during the day.
Laptop Policy: For this class, we operate a ‘bring your own laptop’ policy. If this is not possible, we do offer laptop hire, however, this is subject to availability.
‘Early drop off‘ at 9 am available every day! 9 am - 10 am arrival on the first day of camp.
Attendance for individual days can in some cases be arranged. To discuss, please contact us on email@example.com or using the live chat icon at the bottom of your screen.