One-to-one tuition for £140 half day/£280full day.
Suitable for children aged 7-10 years old.
Does your child love Minecraft, and want to understand how their favourite game works? Do you struggle to channel your child's passion for gaming into their learning? This course might be the right fit for you!
In this course, children will learn how to make their own awesome Minecraft ‘mods’ and code for the game through a session of creeper smashing, world-building and sheep shooting fun - all whilst learning key computer skills.
This course uses a Block-based programming language to code and create in-game items, weapons, and structures. Minecraft Modding aims to engage kids through creative coding projects in the popular online game, and give them a thorough grounding in computational principles. By applying coding skills to Minecraft children will learn how to use loops, functions, variables, and conditionals, amongst other things.
If your child is aged 8-10 their tutor might introduce them to ‘Redstone’. This is the electricity of Minecraft which allows children to design machines that use pistons, levers, buttons and traps. This allows children to build machines and learn about engineering and circuitry, both in- and off-game.
- Coding using Google’s Blockly language
- Core coding concepts such as loops, variables, conditional logic, and functions
- 3D computer graphics, animation, and texture mapping
- Game development and design techniques through the implementation of various mini-games
- How web servers, IP addresses and the internet works.