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Animate with Scratch: Journey Home with Bear, [Ages 7-10], 15 Dec (Sun 9:30...

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Saturday Kids @ Thomson Plaza

#02-15 Thomson Plaza

301 Upper Thomson Road

Singapore, Singapore 574408

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An exposure to the basics of Scratch and animations to help Bear to reach home.

In this 3-hour introductory workshop, get your first taste of coding by creating an animation of a snowing day and controlling a bear. Be exposed to rudimentary programming concepts and then unleash your imagination and create how the bear’s home looks like!
Keepin' it Short & Snappy
  • For ages 7 to 10
  • 3 Hour Workshop
  • Designed as a short exposure to very basic coding
  • For students to gauge their interest before plunging into longer courses
  • No programming experience necessary

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"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us." - Joanne, Parent


Get exposed to Scratch, its interface and very basic programming commands, learning just enough Scratch to create an interactive animation…
Get Bear to ask questions and control Bear using keyboard keys to get home...

Strawbees

Recreate an animation of a snowing day...

3D Shapes

And then after Bear has reached home, introduce & program new characters, add new locales and unleash your imagination to create the next chapter of Bear’s story.

Mechanisms & Structures

Once you’ve had your first taste of programming in Animate with Scratch: Journey Home with Bear, deepen your knowledge in our 16-hour Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time course or get exposed to more projects with Explorer Pass.
Oh! The Stuff you'll learn!
  1. Introduction to Scratch
  2. Create a basic sequence to move a character
  3. Change backgrounds and basic events using keys
  4. Introduction to basic loops
Life Skills Learnt
  • Programming
  • Logical Thinking
  • Creative Confidence
  • Presentation Skills

Pedagogy

No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime. 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 meaningful impact.

Parents love us

"...and for the first time he is not running to play other people's creations but his own... I am absolutely delighted in the 'mindset' change in my son's attitude." - Emma, Parent

"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. it's fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son."- Rachel, Parent

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Got more questions on this course of awesomeness?

Read our FAQ section below!
Call us & we'll call you back! +65 3159 0980
Email us! hello@saturdaykids.com

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Of course! Animate with Scratch: Journey Home with Bear is a short introduction to programming for kids 7 and up. Most of our students come in with no prior programming knowledge and they can still make an awesome project 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. How is this course different from Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time?

This is a one-off 3-hour workshop providing a basic exposure to Scratch. Students will be guided to build a project from the start to the end using some basic programming blocks and block drawer.

On the other hand, Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time is a 16-hour course where programming concepts and computational thinking are covered/explained in-depth. The projects covered are also different from the 3-hour workshop.

4. How is this course different from Explorer Pass?

This is a one-off 3-hour workshop providing a basic introduction to Scratch. Explorer Pass is a 2-hour drop-in option, focused more on self-directed learning with tasks assigned and hints given online, and the instructor stepping in to help when needed. It also has more projects that students can choose from as well.

For kids with no prior coding experience who wish to join our Explorer Pass sessions, we will require them to do this 3-hour workshop as a prerequisite.

5. 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.

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

We’ll provide all materials. You might wish to bring a drink, some light snacks and a jacket just in case your child gets cold or hungry. We’ll give the class breaks in between so your child can take that time to sip on some juice and munch on those yummy crackers.

Please note:

  • This workshop will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the workshop is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the workshop will go ahead.
  • We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this workshop, parents/guardians grant Saturday Kids a perpetual licence to use the student's work, photographs or videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicising or promoting our workshops/events and the students’ accomplishments on Saturday Kids' website or on our partners' websites.
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301 Upper Thomson Road

Singapore, Singapore 574408

Singapore

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