Thursday after school Years 3,4, 5 & 6 Keston CE primary school Scratch games coding club
Activity options & fees - Autumn term 2021
At Keston CE primary school
Ten weekly (term time) 1 hour sessions. Join anytime.
£90 for ten sessions
3.20pm - 4.20pm, 9th September - 25th November
NOTE: Your child must attend the school to join this club but need NOT have attended a free Taster or Trial session.
Suitable for beginners and younger children, this fun activity involves creating games using Scratch, a friendly, visual yet powerful coding platform. Students are taught creative coding techniques, and are then encouraged to put into practice what they have learnt, adding their own ideas, experimenting and creating their own games.
Scratch games programmingis more than fun, its inspiring and educational too. Scratch utilises a simple Lego like visual coding interface in which blocks can be combined to create powerful processes called algorithms. Beginners soon grasp the idea and before long are able to create movement and interaction. Under instruction they learn how to create player controlled, and automated, animations, collisions, and chases which delight and empower their imaginations.
Scratch has a powerful image creation feature so students can create their own characters, objects and backdrops. We also have a scanner so students can bring in drawings and paintings and integrate them into their games.
Music production and sound FX
Games are always enhanced by sound so we have an extensive sound FX library, and students can use Garageband to create background music for their games.
Teaching content is tailored to challenge and improve each learner's existing skills and knowledge. Learners are continually assessed to establish the level they are working at and to stretch them.
Create then play
Our clubs are not simply an opportunity to play games, students must create their own and in only some of the sessions are they permitted to play games others have created.
Age range & SEN
This activity is suitable for any year 3, 4, 5 or 6 child who has some experience of Scratch or has a keen interest in learning coding. Is your child ready?