Scratch Trial Lesson

Scratch Trial Lesson

Is your child aged 6-8 years old and unsure about coding online? Trial a 1:6 Scratch class before committing to a week long course!
  • Age
    6 to 8
  • Level
    Suitable for all students aged 6 to 8, this trial session is designed to introduce your child to coding online.
  • Date
    Thursday 20th August
    13:30 - 14:45 (British Summer Time)
  • Price
    £20.00
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Important Note
Trial sessions are exclusively for children who are new to coding or new to online coding classes. Please do not sign your child up for a trial session if they have attended an online blue{shift} course.

Important Information

  • How does it work?

    Our virtual classroom teaches your child programming skills in your home.

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

    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 set-up

    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 full week course student receives a personalised end of week report.

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

Want to teach your child how to code but not sure if they'd enjoy doing it online? You've come to the right place! 

This one-off trial session is designed to introduce your child to the world of learning Scratch online - whether they've never touched Scratch before, or if they're an online learning newbie, this session will enable them to get a taste of what a week long course would feel like.

Using our award-winning curriculum, one of our experienced teachers leads the class through a Scratch lesson, looking at key parts of computing, block-based coding, and the Scratch coding language!

We ask that an adult is available to help your child with their coding for the entirety of the lesson. This will not be necessary for any following course, but you are welcome to accompany your child if you'd like - we love parents and children learning together!

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 are the perfect opportunity to engage kids and grow their coding confidence. And 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.

FAQs:

  • Does this lesson have all the features of a usual Blue{Shift} Course?
  • Can I use an iPad/tablet or a Chromebook instead of laptop/PC?
  • Is adult presence required?
  • Can I make the session more private?
  • “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