Tuesday after school years 2 & 3 Wickham Common primary school Beginner Scratch games coding club
Activity options & fees - ? term 2020
Wickham Common primary school.
Ten weekly (term time) 1hr sessions
£88 for 10 sessions (or £8.80 per session for all remaining sessions if joining after term start)
This activity has been suspended and will resume when the school advises
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.
Every term is different
Each term we explore different techniques and skills to excite and motivate our students. Your child will be engaged, educated and entertained.
Scratch games programming is fun, a lot of fun! 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.
Club content is tailored to challenge each student. They are continually assessed to establish the level they are working at and to stretch them.
Learn together and then create your own games
The class learns by being taught how to build complete games, each one using a specific technique, and then each student is encouraged to put into practice what they have learnt, either by modifying the game, or by creating their own game.
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.
What is taught?
Students learn concepts and skills in games coding including saving and loading, animation, character and object control, and coding concepts such as event handlers, control statements, variables loops, properties and functions. These are industry standard concepts and skills and are transferrable to future learning and the workplace.
Age range & SEN
This activity is suitable for any year 2 or 3 child who is interested in games coding. Is your child ready?