Start with Scratch: Your Adventure Begins Here, [Ages 7-10], May 31 – Jun 4 Holiday Camp (2.00pm) @ OC

We can’t wait to see your curious kids in our classrooms for a creative coding adventure!

Book a programme by May 2 to save $60 – no code required.

Questions? Give us a ring at +65 3159 0980 or shoot us an email at [email protected] – we’d love to chat.

$590.00

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Course Description

For Ages 7-10

Be introduced to the basics of computational thinking through a block-based programming language known as Scratch. Build simple games and animations and begin your coding journey today!

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY

  • No experience necessary: Recommended starting course for kids 7+
  • In depth intro to block-based programming
  • Code for fun! Who says programming can’t be fun?
  • Scratch is free online! Continue the learning at home

All you need to know

Scratchers Assemble!

Introducing Scratch, a visual programming language created specifically for kids. It’s a block-based programming language where kids learn to code through a simple drag-and-drop visual interface, lowering the barriers to learning for kids who aren’t yet proficient with using a keyboard.

So basically, Scratch is all the fun of coding with none of the hassle of typing!

With just a foundational understanding of Scratch, you can learn how to create your own games, animations, stories, quizzes… with coding superpowers, your imagination’s the limit!

Get creative with animations

Create interactive simulations like this Piggy Bank to help you keep track of your savings.

Code a virtual piggy bank

Or just go all out and clone your sprite and have them dance around on the screen. With basic programming skills and knowledge, you can try create whatever you want, or figure out what you need to code up what you want!

Clone your Scratch sprite

Build your own games

We’ll teach you the basics of game design – use your skills in Scratch to go wild and create your own games! Make it into a #circuitbreaker challenge, and have the whole family come together to have some fun. 🙂

Go wild with your Scratch skills

Here’s an example of a Scratch game created by a kid coder from one of our classes.

Maze game programmed on Scratch

Code with purpose – now that you’ve learnt the basics of Scratch and are a pro at making animations and coding simple games, how about creating something sweet for all our essential workers out there? #stayhomestaycurious

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

  1. Introduction to Scratch & its interface
  2. Code a character and move it around
  3. Sequences, loops and events
  4. Increase complexity with Conditions and Variables
  5. Add timers, life counters and scores
  6. Broadcast messages
  7. Test and debug using logic and systematic reasoning

Life skills you'll learn

Design Thinking
Logical Thinking
Presentation Skills
Problem Solving

Pedagogy

No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?

Of course! Start with Scratch is our recommended introduction to programming course for kids 7 and up. Most of our students come in with no prior programming knowledge and they can still make awesome projects at the end of the day.

 

2. My child has done some Scratch programming at school. Should he/she still attend this course?

If you’re not too sure how much your child knows about Scratch programming, email us a link to your child’s Scratch profile and we can take a look and advise you.

 

3. My child is younger than 7. Can he / she join?

Scratch was designed for 7-10 year olds but is used by people of all ages. Sadly, having a 6 year old in the same class as a 10 year old may not result in the best learning environment for the younger student. If your child is very keen, we can organise separate classes if there is a minimum of 3 participants. Please contact us directly to enquire.

 

4. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?

We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.

 


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