Difficulty: Beginner

Age Group: Ages 7-9

Date: October 23 -27

Location: Colville Primary School W11 2DF

Times: Monday - Friday (10am to 4pm)

Price: £425


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Launch your child’s adventure into the digital world!

Classes are held Monday – Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Course Description

Our Scratch programming course builds a strong foundation in computer science and creative problem solving through making animations and games. Over the course of four days, your child will learn to create storylines, programme characters and construct their own games.

This course is perfect for beginners and experienced young coders. 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 also make our own game controllers with Makey Makey: a full programme of building and coding is awaiting our young programmers.

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 programme 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 less than a 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 Class Dojo – 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.

Topics covered

– 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

– Touch-typing

Fundamentals of Robotics

Pre-requisites

This is a course for new coders aged 7 – 10. Students should have experience using a laptop, a keyboard, and a mouse. No coding experience needed!

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 (Monday).

Single day attendance is available, please contact us on hello@blueshiftcoding.com

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  • Camp Dates

    This camp takes place October 23 to 27
  • Laptop

    We operate on a bring your own laptop policy though have a few laptops available for booking . See the additional options below to book a laptop.
    Please indicate how many days you would like to rent a laptop for (not required for minis)
  • Additional Options

    Please indicate how many days you would like to drop your child off early. Early drop off is between 9am and 9:45 am. No early drop off required on Monday.
  • Dear parent, we would like to take some photos and videos during classes and workshops so that other parents and kids can see what we do! Note this is only and exclusively for the use of blue{shift}. Please inform us of your preference by selecting one of the options:
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