Creative Coding Level 1: Scratch and Robotics

Creative Coding Level 1: Scratch and Robotics

We introduce children to Scratch, an easy to understand coding language favoured by educators.
  • Age
    6 to 8
  • Level
    Suitable for beginners ages 7+ or experienced 6 year olds
  • Date
    21 to 25 October
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM)
  • Price
    £435.00
  • Location
    Colville School, Lonsdale Road, W11 2DF
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Single days are available to book for this course. Please email hello@blueshiftcoding.com for more information.

What’s included in the course

  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6, ensuring top quality hands-on teaching and dedicated support for students.

    Real time communication with parents using our online platform.

    Bring your laptop (or rent one of our ours); all other equipment provided.
  • A brilliant opening course for children, our students will create a multitude of tech projects.

    Develops key skills and knowledge of computing & coding that forms a solid foundation for future coding.

    Assessment and personalised teacher reports to track progress.
  • A focus on healthy learning - outdoor play every day, healthy snacks and drinks provided.

    Curriculum curated in conjunction with UCL.

    All staff are fully DBS checked & 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

Want to introduce your child to coding, but not sure where to start?  Want your child to learn the foundations for a future tech education?

This course uses Scratch, a colourful and interactive language created by MIT to explain coding concepts to young children, to show campers how computer languages work.

Campers apply their knowledge each day through new projects and challenges. Past projects have included making games with their own characters, creating incredible artwork through code, and programming a spaceship. This course also introduces students to robotics through fun activities, and hands-on experiments with robots that can dance, move and even ‘see’ colour.

This course is perfect for 6 to 8 year-olds who are curious about how the world works, and who want to start designing and coding their own creations! After completing this course, blue{shift} offers a second level of Scratch and Robotics education, for kids who are keen to progress on their coding journey and build on the foundational skills they have developed in this course.


Your child will learn:

  • Introduction to computational concepts such as algorithms, conditionals and loops.
  • Logical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Programming with a block-based language (developed specifically for children)
  • Touch-typing
  • Confidence and knowledge in using computing equipment, such as inputs and outputs
  • Programming and animating sprites
  • Basic robotics and sensor knowledge
  • How to create animations and games

Camp Overview

9.00 - 10.00 Early arrival games, crafts and building projects
10.00 - 11.00

Introduction to our activity for the day. Let’s get coding!

11.00 - 11.15  BREAK
11.15 - 12.30

Back to coding, building, designing and creating.

12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH
13.00 - 14.45

Back to class – let’s build robots!

14.45 - 15.00 BREAK
15.00 - 16.00

Finish off building and engineering - it is time to program the robots!

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Stay Connected

Every Friday we host a short parent-teacher meeting. We also use an online platform to provide live updates and allow you to connect with the class throughout the week. 

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FAQs:

  • Can I book individual days at a camp?
  • Which Creative Coding level should I sign my child up for?
  • My child doesn't have a laptop - will an iPad or tablet suffice instead?
  • Is there any specific software I should install in advance?
  • “The things I liked most about camp were proper teaching, creative approach and the fact that my daughter really learnt something while having fun”

    Rebecca

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