The perfect way to transform your child's enthusiasm for playing games into coding skills

Thursday after school Years 3,4, 5 & 6 Keston CE primary school Scratch games coding club

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This after school games programming computer code club is an exciting, fun and educational way for parents to channel their child's enthusiasm for computers and games into acquiring essential skills for future careers. Club activities support national computing curriculum targets.

Activity options & fees - Summer term 2022

Keston CE primary school logo At Keston CE primary school
Ten weekly (term time) 1 hour sessions. Join anytime.
£90 for ten sessions

3.20pm - 4.20pm, 28th April - 14th July 2022

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NOTE: Your child must attend the school to join this club but need NOT have attended a free Taster or Trial session.

Activity content

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 code blocks

Games coding
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.

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Image design
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.

Garageband music production

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.

Tailored content
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.

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Our activities cover attainment targets from the National Computing Curriculum.

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?

Elf vs skeletons Scratch game