Minis: Ages 5-6

Coding and Robotics

Let's get musical this half-term, with dancing dashbots and wiggling wunderkinds, a fun and perfect introduction to the world of technology, created specifically for young children.
Age 5-6
Difficulty Level
Suitable for beginners
Date & Times
Price £495.00 (Early-Bird price!)
Location

Notting Hill Prep, 95 Lancaster Rd, London W11 1QQ

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Mini students can be picked up between 3:30 - 4pm 

You can drop your child off anytime between 9am and 10am

There will be NO extended day option this October Half-term

You can secure your space at camp with a £50 deposit and pay the full amount at a later date

In this camp, young children are introduced to coding and technology through short accessible activities that require no previous experience. Students will have fun making their very own robots using basic robotics, and develop basic coding skills using Scratch Jr, an introductory programming language designed specifically for young children. The course is punctuated with regular breaks to ensure that young learners are able to focus on the key takeaway components of coding.

Learning outcomes

Starting their coding journeys with iPads or tablets, students will learn problem-solving skills and the fundamentals of coding, loops and logical reasoning. This camp introduces children to key aspects of basic robotics through Lego WeDO, Dashbots or Ozobot; from circuits and motors with different kits, to programming and sensors. They will develop their programming skills using Scratch Jr, an introductory programming language that enables young children to create their own stories, animations and games. This course will teach basic ICT skills and introductory computing concepts that are an important first step for children, especially when grasping the new National Computing Curriculum.

Information for parents

We ask that if you have a child under 5 that wants to attend camp that they book onto our mini coder's half day. You will see this button just below the booking for this course named ‘half-day option for under 5’.  This is because we are not Ofsted Licensed to have children under 5 for more than 4 hours. Our Mini Coders will be provided wrap-around care by a team of two lovely teachers.

Camp structure

This is a sample schedule for a typical day at camp. In between each lesson there will be a 15-minute snack break, or a 1-hour lunch and play break.
10.00 - 11.00
Lesson 1
First off we'll get to know our teacher and classmates through some great mini games. Once we're all friends, we'll be introduced to our activity for the day. Let's jump in to coding!
11.15 - 12.30
Lesson 2
Now that we've had a healthy snack, we're ready to get right back into our activity. We'll carry on flexing our creative muscles by designing, coding and building our project.
13.30 - 14.45
Lesson 3
Let's refocus after lunch and playtime by diving into building our robots!
15.00 - 15.30
Lesson 4
It's time to finish off our project for the day and show it off to the rest of the class. Time has flown by - let's tidy up our work stations, pack up our things and get ready to go home!
I liked making my robot move!

Student, aged 5

Policies

Illness policy

Campers should not be brought to camp if they are displaying signs of illness. In the case of a camper who has become ill during camp hours, parents will be notified immediately to pick their child up. If a child misses a day or multiple days of camp because of an illness, credit towards another camp can be arranged for when they're feeling better.

Refund policy

You can cancel your camp booking up to 14 days prior to the start date. If you want to cancel your camp booking less than 14 days before, you can receive 50% refund or full credit towards future courses when cancelling between 13-7 days before, or full credit when cancelling less than 7 days before. If we are unable to run our camps, you will receive credit or a full refund. If you cancel for any reason you may be liable to pay the difference if our prices increase. 

(Please note credit is only valid for 1 calendar year.)

FAQs:

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  • "Thank you BlueShift for doing such a great job. My son is so excited about coding and learning made fun."

    Natalia, parent

  • "These courses are an amazing way to get kids interested in coding and robotics. Fun and educational"

    Isabel, parent

  • "My son was very keen to advance in programming. Not only has this been achieved, but his self-esteem has been greatly raised through your work. Thank you!"

    Marcos, parent

  • "The teachers have been excellent, full of enthusiasm and patience making the whole experience really fun"

    Angela, parent