Scratch and Robotics (Level 1)

Scratch and Robotics (Level 1)

We introduce children to Scratch, an easy to understand coding language favoured by educators.
  • Age
    6 to 7
  • Level
    Suitable for students aged 6 who have some coding experience and all students aged 7 or above
  • Date
    13 to 17 July, 20 to 24 July, 27 to 31 July, 3 to 7 August, 17 to 21 August;
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM except on the final day)
  • Price
    £355.00
  • Location
    Notting Hill Prep School, W11 1QQ
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Important Information

  • 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.

Teachers at blue{shift}

All of our teaching staff undergo a rigorous application and on-boarding process. Each teacher is then vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We provide training and support for all our teachers, and many of our teaching staff have taught at some of London's most prestigious schools. To read more, click here.

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 and have fun whilst doing it?

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 7 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.

Booking less than 5 days? Please let us know which days you will be attending in the booking notes.

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
9.00 - 10.00Early 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 - 13.30LUNCH
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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  • “My daughter had a great time. Her teacher challenged and inspired her interest in coding and helped her produce lots of cool programmes each day.”

    Sharon