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Start with Scratch: Block Based Programming, Level 1 [Ages 7-9], 31 Aug-2 S...

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Learn how to code a game or animation in Scratch. Then, master the skills to improve your creation and make it super cool!

It's one thing to be able to code a simple game or animation, it's another when you know how to programme it to become super awesome! In this Scratch Foundation course, kids get to do both. We’ll cover the basics of programming in Level 1 and build on that foundation to create Scratch programming magic in Level 2. Your child will be coding like a pro in no time.

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
  • For kids ages 7-9
  • In depth intro to programming
  • No experience necessary
  • Code your own game/animation

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  • Thu-Sat 2h 40mins /day (8 hours in total)
  • 14:00PM-16:40PM


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“My children, ages 10 and 7, found the class creative and interesting, and I was impressed by the games they managed to create. Most importantly, they're now excited by the world of programming. Highly recommended!” - Maya, Parent




Scratch Level 1

This is Scratch.

It’s a visual programming language where kids drag, drop and connect code blocks together to program their own games & animations. Its easy to use interface is perfect as an introduction for kids who are not as proficient in the use of the keyboard & allows them to concentrate on learning the programming concepts, without the hassle of typing.


Here’s a simple maze game that any kid who has learnt the basics of Scratch can create using fundamental programming concepts such as loops, conditionals, logical sequencing.




Learning a new skill takes commitment and coding’s no exception. If you’d like to learn about programming, you gotta learn it right. It all starts with committing the time and effort into practising these fundamental programming concepts that make every game or animation tick.


OH! THE STUFF YOU'LL LEARN!
  1. What’s Scratch

  2. Code a character to move about

  3. Sequences, loops and events

  4. Record, edit and add music

  5. Create a project that addresses a real world issue

  6. Test and debug using logic and systematic reasoning

  7. Presentation time!


LIFE SKILLS LEARNT
  • Logical Thinking

  • Problem Solving

  • Design Thinking

  • 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


"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us." - Joanne, 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 3163 5385
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! Most of our students come in with no prior programming knowledge and they can still make awesome projects at the end of the day.


2. My child has done some Scratch programming at school but has not attended any courses. I'm unsure if my child should join the Start with Scratch 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. What if my child has already taken the Scratch Level 1 (previously Beginner's Scratch Programming) course?

If your child has already taken the Scratch Level 1 course, they can apply their coding skills to invent gadgets and machines with micro:bit or Lego. For the Minecraft fans - they can code their own Minecraft mod worlds! Check out these courses:

  • Code & Invent with micro:bit Block Editor
  • Bring Your Lego to Life with Code
  • Mod your Minecraft!


4. My child is younger than 7. Can he / she join?

This Scratch Foundation camp is recommended for 7-9 year olds. If your child is below 7, please check out the BeeBot & Scratch Junior holiday camp.


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

We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry. If your child is joining the full day camp, we recommend bringing packed lunches.


Please note:

  • This camp will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the camp is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the camp will go ahead.
  • We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this camp, 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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