Creative Coding Level 2: Scratch and Robotics

Creative Coding Level 2: Scratch and Robotics

In this course we remove the training wheels & explore more complex coding concepts.
  • Age
    7 to 9
  • Level
    Suitable for beginners ages 8+ or experienced 7 year olds
  • Date
    21 to 25 October; 28 October to 1 November
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM)
  • Price
    £455.00
  • Location
    Colville School, Lonsdale Road, W11 2DF & 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 and dedicated support for students.

    Real time communication with parents using our online platform, including photos and reports.

    Bring your laptop (or rent one of our ours); all other equipment provided.
  • A great course for students looking to expand their knowledge, our campers will dive deeper into tech.

    Each day students will tackle new projects, ranging from developing games, making music, and working on electronics.

    Assessment and individual teacher reports to ensure success.
  • 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

In this course students will use a highly accessible coding language to design their own creations, from games to graphics to apps. These will then be saved, ready for use at home!

Our students will learn about physical computing and hardware with an electronic device called a Makey-Makey, teach a robot how to travel through a maze, build a Lego robot that can play tug-of-war, or program characters that can avoid collisions in their own games. This course aims to cover tougher coding concepts and logic than the previous Scratch course, and encourage children to think through and solve challenges. 

Campers will leave camp with key programming knowledge, improved problem-solving skills, and a strong foundation that they can use to progress onto text-based coding languages like Javascript that are used within industry and academic institutions!

Your child will learn:

  • Advanced and abstract computational concepts and thinking such as functions, data structures, and parameters
  • Preparing for text-based programming by looking at a block-based language
  • Examples of text-based coding and what to do next
  • Programming robotics and sensors
  • Logical reasoning and computer skills
  • Self-efficacy in touch typing
  • Confidence and knowledge in using computing equipment, like inputs and outputs
  • Independently coding and creating their own advanced projects and games
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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