Difficulty: Beginner

Age Group: Ages 5-6

Date: October 23 to 27

Location: Colville Primary School W11 2DF

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

Price: £425


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Get your child to start their first coding adventure!

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

Course Description

Here we introduce your child to logical reasoning and coding concepts. Children will get to grips with computational thinking, explore programming robots and will make their own games. Through a fast-paced series of activities, your child will extend their critical thinking skills and flex their creative muscles.

We will introduce children to the idea of circuits and get them using basic motors and sensors with LEGO WeDo. Children will have a blast building LEGO robots that they can program and play games with.

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

Basic ICT skills and introductory computing concepts are an important first step for children to be able to grasp the concepts which will be taught in school with the new National Computing Curriculum. In one week, your child will be exposed to more elements of the Computing curriculum than many children see in a whole year.

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

– Letter recognition on the keyboard

– Left and right mouse clicks

– Logic games

– How do computers work?

– How do robots work and what can we use them for?

  • Building and programming robots
  • Computational thinking

– Intro to Scratch

  • Using code to create games and stories

Introduction to electricity and circuits

Pre-requisites

This is an introductory course and 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.

Students should bring a packed lunch with them (no nuts please!) We will provide a snack and water during the day.

‘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

    You do not need to bring a laptop for this course
  • Additional Options

    Early drop off is between 9am and 9:45 am. No early drop off required on Monday.
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