‘Ready Set Python: Python Programming’ is an introductory Python bootcamp that is designed to let the kids explore and implement Python Programming through various projects and ideas.
Kids will be tapping on their innate creativity and get inspired while learning:
To convert binary code to numbers and vice versa
Learn the Python syntax as well as basic concepts (functions, loops and variables).
To implement loops and conditionals to create simple games with Python programming (Rock, Paper, Scissors game).
This 4-week bootcamp wraps up with kids creating their own final project with the curriculum concepts picked up.
The stuff you’ll learn:
Binary: how computers run on 1s and 0s
Write your first lines of Python code using repl – an online programming interface that doesn’t require any installation
Explain basic programming concepts (algorithm, conditionals, data structures, data types, functions, loops, variables)
Create programs using Python
Write a detailed step-by-step set of instructions which explains how to solve a problem (pseudo code)
Understand and practice working with the Command Line Interface (CLI)
Suitable for Ages: 11-14
Completes in: 8 hours in 4 weeks
Class Size of: 6 (1:6 teacher student ratio)
Price: SGD295 (U.P.) SGD265 (E.B. Special)
Upon completion of the course, the student would receive
A digital certificate of completion of the course
Video presentation of projects created by student
All About the Course
Embark on a 4-week coding adventure as we explore a well-known text-based programming language, Python.
It’s a versatile coding language that is designed for kids ages 11 and up who want to pick up a versatile text-based programming language.
Kids will learn deeply about the Python syntax which includes:
Functions, loops and variables
Python programming best practices
Design thinking principles
Creation of many fun projects with Python
During each day, kids will be picking up a new function & concept from Python programming, and learn to create a brand new coding project while deploying that concept.
Throughout this bootcamp series, kids will have the chance to create their own digital applications in Python, code creative animations and program heart-racing games – all done within the intuitive Python platform (repl.it).
By the end, kids walk away with a strong foundational knowledge of Python programming, ready to empower the world with their new creations.
So let’s get creative with code and discover Python Programming with our Ready Set Python Bootcamp.
Unravelling the Power of Binary
You can pretty much code anything with Python, but let’s start off with the basics by learning about binary code and how it works. Take a stab at figuring out how to convert binary numbers into code and vice-versa.
Think of all the secret messages you’ll be able to send your siblings and friends with binary code!
Create Games with Python
Implement concepts such as loops and conditionals to create simple games such as this Rock, Paper, Scissors game with Python Programming. Give it your own twist and add more features to each game to make it your own!
Designed for kids ages 11 to 14.
No prior programming experience required.
Life skills you'll learn
Focus of the course
Course Outline By Day
Format: In-person, at a Saturday Kids location.
Duration: 4 weeks, 1 day a week.
Here are what kids will be learning to create during the days of the course:
Simple Python Program that responds to user input
Book Search Program
Interactive ‘Rock Paper Scissor’ Game
Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, this class will be shifted online in an abridged 2h/day format. Students will receive an email with instructions to redeem offline Sandbox sessions. Sandbox is a hands-on, application-focused experience designed for them to apply what they’ve learned creatively.
For the online class format, your child will require:
A computer or laptop with a working webcam and microphone, in order to participate in class and for our instructor to check their understanding. Kindly avoid sharing devices.
Internet speed of 25Mbps or above. You can check your internet speed here.
Familiarity with basic computer functions, such as typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, switching between desktop apps and navigating a browser (opening a new tab, entering URLs)
To create aRepl.it account before the first class – your child will be using this account for coding. Please create an account here.
Google Chrome as their default web browser during classes. You may download it here.
Installing Zoom is recommended for a smoother learning experience. You may do so here. (For macOS computers, please enable these permission settings)
We also recommend that you have an adult member of your household standing by for the first 45 mins of the first class to assist with any technical difficulties that may arise.