Introduction to JavaScript

Introduction to JavaScript

Campers will get familiar with text-based coding and learn how to design games & apps they can take home.
  • Age
    8 to 10
  • Level
    Suitable for beginner coders aged 8-10 and experienced 7 year olds
  • Date
    16th to 20th December
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM)
  • Price
  • Location
    Notting Hill Prep School, Lancaster Road, W11 1QQ
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What’s included in the course

  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6, ensuring top quality hands-on teaching.

    Bring your own laptop (or rent one of ours); all other equipment provided.

    Real time communication with parents using our online platform, featuring class updates and photos.

  • JavaScript is the perfect step up from block-based coding to text-based coding - a key feature of programming!

    The perfect course for intermediate or older students.

    Assessment and personalised teacher reports to ensure 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

 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 camp is for young intermediate coders who want to move on from Scratch onto text-based languages. ‘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, campers are introduced to Javascript concepts, and by the end of the week, 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
9.00 - 10.00Early arrival games, crafts and building projects
10.00 - 11.00

Introduction to our activity for the day. Time for coding!

11.00 - 11.15 BREAK
11.15 - 12.30

Back to coding & creating; with some touch-typing practice

12.30 - 13.30LUNCH
13.00 - 14.45

Back to class – let’s build robots!

14.45 - 15.00BREAK
15.00 - 16.00

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

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