KAS After-School Club: Introduction to JavaScript

KAS After-School Club: Introduction to JavaScript

Our after-school club students will get familiar with text-based coding and learn how to design games & apps they can take home
  • Age
    Years 4 to 6
  • Level
    Suitable for all experience levels
  • Date
    Autumn Term (10 weeks)
    Every Monday 4.00PM to 5.00PM, starting 16th September.
  • Price
  • Location
    King Alfred School, North End Road, London, NW11 7HY
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What’s included in the course

  • Curriculum curated in conjunction with UCL, with both on-screen and off-screen activities. Practical projects challenge students to engage with their own code.

  • A great introductory course to one of the most prolific languages, this course covers both the basics and more advanced concepts.
  • All staff have backgrounds in computer science, are fully DBS checked, and are trained in both traditional and innovative teaching methods.

Keeping it fresh

Regardless of the course or how many times a student takes it, we do not repeat previous projects.

Students are always challenged and, when they are ready, they work on a fresh new projects.

Detailed information

JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language in the world. It’s the hidden language that makes the web more interesting, your favourite sites interactive, and online games so fun!

This club is for young coders who want to move on from Scratch onto text-based languages, or for those who are new to coding. ‘Bitsbox’ is a great introductory format of Javascript. It allows kids to learn how text-based languages work in an engaging way; through making their own games that are playable on an app students are able to see directly how their actions affect the tech.

In this way, our club students are introduced to Javascript concepts, and by the end of the term, will be able to walk away with their very own, original video games that they can play at home with a personalised link. Not only this, but students will work on their own projects, which have included bringing robotic inventions to life with cardboard. The projects help students to understand how physical computing works; the robots can use sensors to judge distance, temperature, sound, and even infrared!

Your child will learn:

  • Introducing the idea of text-based languages
  • Introduction to basic JavaScript
  • Computational programming concepts that are used in industry
  • Logical reasoning and computational thinking
  • Important computer skills such as touch typing
  • Learning game design concepts like collision detection
  • Physical computing with a variety of robotics
  • Which text-based languages are used in industry

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