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Code Club

code_clubWe are very excited to have launched a new club for year 5 & 6 children called Code Club. Code Club will teach your child much more than how to program a computer. The projects the children will work on at Code Club are fun, creative and will help your child understand how to solve problems by breaking them down into smaller problems.

At Code Club the children learn how to create simple programs and games using Scratch, a web-based program designed to help children learn to code. We will then move on to learning simple HTML and CSS and (depending on the children’s progress) how to program using Python.

To find out more about Code Club, visit https://www.codeclub.org.uk and to learn about Scratch and try it out at home visit http://scratch.mit.edu.

Projects

Code Club members are encouraged to continue their work at home if they have internet access.

Here are some of the projects we’ve worked on:

Scratch

Links to the projects we have worked on so far:

  1. Felix and Herbert
  2. Ghostbusters
  3. Fireworks
  4. Rock Band
  5. ChatBot
  6. Fruit Machine
  7. Flappy Parrot
  8. Fish Chomp
  9. Desert Race
  10. Christmas Capers
  11. What’s That
  12. Paint Box

The Scratch cards help you to understand some of the basic concepts in Scratch and are great for helping children understand how it works.

Link to the Scratch website: http://scratch.mit.edu.

HTML and CSS

We’ll be starting to learn how to create web pages using HTML and CSS after February half term. Here are some useful resources for members who want to get a head start over the holidays!