Scratch for Beginners: Mini Games

Scratch for Beginners: Mini Games

Intended as an accessible course for those with a small amount of Scratch experience, this virtual course allows beginner students to move on to more creative Scratch game-making projects.
  • Age
    6 to 8
  • Level
    Suitable for 6 and 7 year old students who have some Scratch experience. Also suitable for beginner 8 year olds.
  • Date
    Tuesdays from 1st June & 8th June
    15:00 PM - 16:00 PM (BST)
  • Price
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Important Information

  • How does it work?

    Our online club teaches your child programming skills in your home.

    1:6 teacher:student ratio with an experienced blue{shift} teacher leading the class.

    With five weekly lessons our virtual classroom is a great form of social learning - kids explore code together!

  • Each student will need:

    • A laptop or computer with a high-speed internet connection
    • A headset/earphones
    • A webcam and a microphone
    • An adult to help them during the class
    • A second device to run our video classroom software is recommended (tablet or laptop)

    Before the club starts, we will provide instructions on setting up our video conference software.

  • What's unique about our courses?

    With a research based curriculum all of our lessons are informed by an innovative pedagogy.

    Each course has been extensively user-tested and refined.

    Every parent & student receives a personalised end of course report and next steps.

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.

Course information

Please note: we will be covering different content in our weekly and daily classes.

Using video conferencing software, our virtual classroom provides students with an innovative approach to coding that balances learning computational skills with nurturing students’ curiosity and sense of discovery.

With a maximum teacher:student ratio of 1:6, each of our online courses is the perfect opportunity to engage kids and grow their coding confidence! Once set-up within our virtual learning environment, every member of the class can share their screen and other materials with the teacher, creating a collaborative atmosphere and ensuring every student can receive immediate feedback on their work.

In this course, students will use Scratch, a language invented by MIT to teach kids how to code. They will use this block-based language to develop important coding skills, as well as get to express creativity by working on multiple game and app projects. Guided through a series of challenges and tutorials, each student will create their own impressive games and animations from start to finish

Our Scratch for Beginners: Animation and Games virtual course is targeted at students who are relatively new to the Scratch language or coding, but who are ready to dive into lots of fun hands-on tasks and challenges. Projects might include building a ball catch ‘pong’ game, animating sprites and characters, and learning about how more advanced Scratch concepts like conditionals and loops can be applied in engaging ways.

Your child will learn:

  • About the fundamental building blocks of game engines; they will be able to create gravity, movement, and more!
  • How to design systems able to detect collisions and track scores and other data.
  • A number of advanced computational concepts and thinking such as functions, data structures, and parameters.
  • Key skills needed for progression to text-based programming.
  • Important logical reasoning and problem solving skills.
  • How to independently code and create their own advanced projects and games.


  • I don’t want the teacher and the other children in the class to see my house, can I make the session more private?
  • Can I use an iPad/tablet or a Chromebook instead of laptop/PC?
  • Is adult presence required?
  • How do you ensure my child's safety in your online classrooms?
  • “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.”