Beginner Online Coding Course
Beginner Online Coding Course
Is your child interested in learning to code? Would you rather they were designing video games rather than playing them? Get to grips with the basics of coding with our after school online coding course specifically designed for children aged 7-12.
Our next club will run on a Wednesday from 4pm – 5pm starting on the 13th January.
All sessions will be run online via zoom so are suitable for children across the UK. Coding sessions will last for one hour per week and children will be working with the BBC Micro:bit and blockly coding. Children will be able to share their coding creations with one another and a scientist will be on hand to help with any tricky coding bugs!
This code club is designed for children with limited/no coding experience and is suitable for children aged 7-12. You will need a computer (mac or pc) with internet access and a USB port. A webcam is desirable but not essential and there is no requirement for your child to be on camera.
This course includes one BBC Micro:Bit and essential components (batteries, battery pack and USB cable) sent to you in the post before the course starts. If you already have Micro:bit and would like to sign up to the course please email us at email@example.com and we can offer you a reduced price option.
The price for a block of four sessions is £39 per screen including the codeable computer which your children can keep forever (Micro:bit generation 1). Siblings are welcome to share a screen and work on the activities together. If you miss a session we will send you video and written instructions instead so you never miss out. We are also on hand for help and support between sessions too.
This club will be strictly limited to 12 screens/15 participants so that every child gets the most out of the club.
Before the first session, we will send you a very simple activity to do ahead of the first session to make sure everyone knows how to download a project onto their Micro:bit. It would be great if you could give this a go and get in touch with us if you are struggling with it so that everyone is at the same basic level before the sessions start.
Session 1 – 4pm – 13th January – Getting started and making an animation – In this session, children will be getting started with the online editor, coding their own words, phrases and animations and downloading them onto the Micro:bit.
Session 2 – 4pm – 20th January – Making a compass and a step counter – This week we will be using the built in magnetic sensor and accelerometer to code a step counter and a compass.
Session 3 – 4pm – 27th January – Coding simple games – Next up, we will be coding some simple games including a rock, paper scissors game. Children will be using ‘if _____ then______’ commands and setting countdown timers plus learning how to create a reset button for their game.
Session 4 – 4pm – 3rd February – Coding a more advanced game – In this session, children will be using loops, game commands and animations to code a more advanced game that is playable on the Micro:Bit.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or call 07708 214840