Join Holly for a summer of weekly fun with physical computing for ages 8 – 13.
As part of the course, students will receive a “coding box” including all of the tech needed* to complete each of the fun and interactive lessons included in this six week course. All activities have been aligned to the KS2 & KS3 computing curriculum and include embedded concepts around algorithms, computational thinking, and problem solving – all of which can be applied in a range of other subjects.
Each group class is held in our Zoom classroom where Holly will be on camera, but also sharing a camera of her own project to help students navigate the hardware. Any parents wishing to discuss how classes work, please do get in touch.
What Does The Course Cover?
Week 1 – Tuesday 9th June (2 – 3pm): Introduction to Microbit programming with animations
Week 2 – Tuesday 19th June (2 – 3pm): Dance to the music! – adding music to our animations
Week 3 – Tuesday 23rd June (2 – 3pm): Digital Badges! Wear your microbit with pride (requires hand sewing)
Week 4 – Tuesday 30th June (2 – 3pm): Digital Pets – designing our own animals
Week 5 – Tuesday 7th July (2 – 3pm): Coding our digital pets
Week 6 – Tuesday 14th July (2 – 3pm): Coding our digital pets & course awards
What’s Included In The Box?
- Microbit programmable computer
- Microbit case
- Conductive thread
- Fabric patches
- Crocodile wires
- Printed worksheets
How Much Does It Cost?
The course is charged at £20 per lesson (includes the cost of equipment) per family. If you have more than one child that wishes to attend and are sharing the resource box, then the cost is the same. Where you are registering for a family with more than one child attending, please add all names to the “child’s name” box when booking.
There is an option to pay a deposit covering the cost of the tech box at the start of the course with weekly payments throughout the course using our ‘Pay by Instalments’ button at the top of the page.
How Many Students Attend?
We will run the course if we have enrolments from three or more families, and have set a maximum family limit of 10 to enable Holly to give all students individual attention.