Thomas's Battersea Middle School Club

Thomas's Battersea Middle School Club

A course that introduces students to text-based programming with JavaScript
  • Age
    Year 3 to year 5
  • Level
    Suitable for beginners
  • Date
    Spring Term (9 weeks)
    Every Monday 4.05PM to 5.00PM, starting 13th January
  • Price
  • Location
    Thomas's Battersea
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Important Information

  • Curriculum curated in conjunction with UCL, with both on-screen and off-screen activities. Practical projects challenge students to engage with their own code.

  • A great introductory course for the youngest students, this course covers both the basics and more advanced concepts such as robotics.

  • All staff have backgrounds in computer science, are fully DBS checked, and are 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

Join us for an amazing term of game making! This coding club will introduce students to more advanced, text-based programming environments.

blue{shift} teaches children how to become creators of technology, rather than just consumers. In this club, students will design and build some amazing animations, apps and games using Bitsbox. 

Bitsbox is designed especially for young people and is a first step towards ‘text-based’ programming. It is based on JavaScript, one of the most popular and commonly used programming languages. Bitsbox teaches students concepts used regularly in advanced languages, such as functions, loops, sequencing,or variables and will help students level up towards becoming an experienced programmer. 

Our young coders will have a great time creating characters and programming them to make games like ‘Zombie Catcher’ and ‘Kitty Rescue’ which they can share with their friends. All of the games we make can be played at home as an app!

Your child will learn:

  • Problem-solving skills
  • How to think like a programmer
  • Fundamentals of coding, loops and logical reasoning
  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • How circuits and electricity work
  • Hardware maintenance and development skills