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  • Don’t just let your children play Minecraft, get them coding with it! In this virtual summer term class, children will be taught to code using Minecraft, in a fun learning environment. This class runs like an after school club. There is a class once a week every week at the same time. Minecraft sessions last an hour. WHEN :
    Days Level: Mincraft 1 (Beginner)
    Thursday 4.15 PM - 5.15 PM
    Second Half Term Starts: 5th Nov 2020 Term Ends: 3rd Dec 2020 Duration: 5 weeks Frequency: Once a week Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    • Minecraft Education Edition (available for PC/Mac/iPAD). Download for PC/Mac here. For the iPad, please visit the app store.
    • Please check system requirements prior to booking here.
    Age Requirement: 7 to 12 No prior coding experience necessary. If you have been to one of our camps before or attended a term-long Minecraft Coding class, then we would suggest booking the Intermediate Mincraft Coding class which covers more advanced topics. Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
  • MINECRAFT Coding Intermediate Level Take your Minecraft coding knowledge further with the new Code Kids Intermediate level Minecraft Coding course this Autumn. You will take your knowledge of creative game play to the next level as we explore the interplay between code, command blocks, and Redstone to create multi-player games. We will also introduce Minecraft JavaScript and Python coding to children. This will set them up for the next level of their coding journey which will use ‘real-world’ text-based programming languages such as Java, Python or JavaScript. Who is the course for? The course is aimed at children who are at least 9 years of age or those who have a good grasp of the beginner level concepts which were covered during the Spring and Summer term classes. What we will cover in the Intermediate Minecraft course:
    • We will focus more on multiplayer games where the children can interactively play inside each other's Minecraft worlds.
    • Advanced data structures: using object Variables, Lists and Dictionaries
    • Use of Logic, and nested logic statements to make in-game decisions.
    • Advanced loops: using For loops and While loops embedded with logic
    • Using Functions to create reusable and clean code.
    • Combining Command blocks and Code to create highly interactive games
    • We will explore basic JavaScript and Python coding techniques. This is the next step up from block-based coding and opens up a whole new world of 'real-life' coding opportunities.
    This class runs like an after school club. There is a class once a week every week at the same time. Minecraft sessions last an hour. WHEN:
    Days Level: Mincraft 2 (Intermediate)
    Tuesday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
      Second Half Term Starts: 3rd Nov  2020 Term Ends: 1st Dec 2020 Duration: 5 weeks Frequency: Once a week Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    • Minecraft Education Edition (available for PC/Mac/iPAD). Download for PC/Mac here. For the iPad, please visit the app store.
    • Please check system requirements prior to booking here.
    Hardware requirements:
    • Windows 10 PC or Mac OS computer version 10.13 or higher
    • Recommended RAM: 8GB
    Age Requirement: 9+ Experience: Course participants must have attended Beginner Level Mincraft coding course with us (week-long camp or term time club) prior to starting this class. Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
  • This course is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. Learn to code using your favourite gaming platform and develop fun Roblox games. Our Lua based code editor is particularly suitable for this age group because it is really easy to use and can be built up to more text-heavy coding once you get comfortable with the basics. This camp is a great introduction to both fundamental programming concepts and the Lua programming language. Lua is widely used as a scripting language by game developers across the world. By the end of the course, the students will be comfortable programming and creating Roblox games and will have published at least one game on to Roblox, which could end up helping them make lots of Robux!
    • Design a Roblox game
    • Learn Lua syntax and use it to script your game
    • Use loops and conditionals (IF/THEN/ELSE)
    • Understand variables (number, Boolean, string)
    • Create and use functions
    • Use all of the above to make a super cool game
    WHEN :
    Days Time Level
    Thursday 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM Roblox Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
      Second Half Term Starts: 5th Nov 2020 Term Ends: 3rd Dec 2020 Duration: 5 weeks Frequency: Once a week Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free software installed: Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
  • The Python Level 1 course is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. Students will learn to code in Python and create fun games and useful applications. Python is particularly suitable for this age group because it is concise, easy to read and has multiple applications in the real world (web development, app development and other scientific uses such as data science). It is the most popular programming language in the world and is widely used by all the leading tech companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook. This class is a great introduction to both fundamental coding concepts and the Python programming language. After this course, students will be comfortable coding in Python and have the confidence to extend their knowledge at home.
    • Learn Python syntax (structure)
    • Use loops and conditionals (IF/THEN/ELSE)
    • Understand variables (number, Boolean, string)
    • Create and use functions
    • Use all of the above to make games and robot chat bot applications
    WHEN :
    Days Time Level
    Thursday  5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Python Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
      Second  Half Term Starts: 5th Nov 2020 Term Ends: 3rd Dec 2020 Duration: 5 weeks Frequency: Once a week Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need: A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed. System Requirements: A computer (PC or Mac). Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If you have been to one of our camps before or attended a term-long Python 1 class, then we would suggest booking the Python 2 class which covers more advanced topics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our online camps run slightly differently to our in-house camps, so you might have lots of questions. See our answers to some of your frequently asked questions below

What steps do you take to protect the children in an online setting like this one?2020-03-22T21:00:47+00:00
We take safeguarding of our children very seriously, and it is the same whether they are in an in-house classroom or a virtual one. We encourage them to become good digital citizens and stay safe online. This means:
  • Protecting private information for themselves and others
  • Be just as respectful towards their tutor and peer group in a virtual classroom as they would in a physical one
  • Stand up to cyber-bullying when they see it happening
  • Carefully manage their digital footprint

Whilst they are in the classroom, we cannot see what they have got on their individual screens unless they choose to share. We therefore ask that although the child sits in a quiet space, a responsible adult is always close by to monitor their screens from time to time.

What will my child take home after the course?2020-03-22T20:52:32+00:00
After the course finishes, you child will continue to have access to the software used. They will also be sent an online certificate listing the course they attended and the duration of the course. They will also be sent a copy of their project files.
Do I need to dial a special number on a phone or buy headphones or a mic?2020-03-22T20:43:28+00:00
You do not need to get any specialist equipment or “dial in” with a phone. A good internet connection at home should allow your child to use the speakers and mic on their device to talk to us. If you are concerned, you are very welcome to have a test run with us a few days before the start of the class.
Does my child need to have their video turned on?2020-03-22T20:39:06+00:00
We recommend having the video on, particularly at the beginning of the class, because in a virtual environment, it helps the tutor gauge whether they are following along and change their pace and style accordingly. We do not record our lessons, and if we ever need to, it is a recording of the screen share and not the video feed.
Do we join the virtual classroom at exactly the start of the session?2020-03-22T20:34:54+00:00
We recommend signing in around 10-15 minutes before the start of the sessions to meet your tutor and register with them. This will be an opportunity for the parent or the student to tell the tutor about any concerns or questions. You would be welcome to message the tutor privately as well. You can also meet the rest of your class virtually and get to know them a bit better before the course starts.
Will there be breaks or is the session 3 hours long with no breaks?2020-03-22T20:28:49+00:00
We aim to deliver shorter projects, with a 5-10 minute drink/snack break after 50-55 minutes of lessons. There will be 2 breaks build into the session, a drink break around 10AM and a snack break around 11AM, each lasting 5-10 minutes. We won’t disconnect from the virtual classroom, but the students will be allowed to leave the room.
Do I need to buy software of subscriptions for the courses?2020-03-22T20:10:02+00:00
All software and subscriptions are provided to you free of charge, as we cover the cost of the licences. Also, for the remainder of the break from school, the class participants will continue to have access to our software for free.
We don’t have an iPad or computer at home. Can I hire them from you?2020-03-22T20:04:00+00:00
Yes you can, if you’re booking for 1 week or longer – hire charge is £50 per week per device to cover special delivery shipping and insurance with a fully refundable deposit of £200. Contact us via email to set this up.
How involved do I have to be during the day as a parent?2020-03-22T19:57:30+00:00
Parents are usually not required to actively support children for the online courses – although some welcome the opportunity to learn coding alongside their children!
We will ask parents to guide the children through the Zoom set up and controls – this is usually 10 to 15 mins at the start before children become familiar with Zoom. At the start we will spend some time familiarising ourselves with the controls.
What are the timings of an online mini-camp?2020-03-22T18:38:06+00:00

Our online mini-camp times are different to our in-house camps. Our mini-camps are 3 hours long. However, if you feel your child could cope with a full day of learning, they can join us for a different subject in the afternoon. We have a 2 hour break between the morning and afternoon sessions, allowing the students to have lunch and some free time at home.

We have three sessions running on any given day:

  • 9AM to 12PM (this is an ideal time for our younger learners as they tend to be most productive in the mornings)
  • 2PM to 5PM (this session would offer a different subject to the morning session, as our mini-camps are only three hours long, giving working from home families lots of flexibility)
  • 6PM to 9PM (these classes are ideal for older learners, who might be more productive in the evenings, and also for our international students in the US)

 

What equipment do I need to provide my child with in the online only camp?2020-03-22T19:54:42+00:00

Your child will need a device to connect with us via a Zoom classroom, so at the very least, they will need:

  • a computer or an iPad with Zoom installed (for most courses, either one will work, but some courses may be iPad only or Computer only)
  • a quiet space to work, away from background noise or distractions (siblings or television/radio)
  • if you have two siblings joining the camp, they will also need to be in separate rooms
  • perhaps some writing material to take any notes. Most notes from the tutor will be sent to the students at the end of the class

The Game Design course is iPad /tablet only.

The Virtual Reality course experience is better on a iPad/tablet. If you are using a computer, we would recommend having a smart phone to view your world.

Scratch Coding, Roblox Coding, Advanced Game Development, Mobile App Development, Python Coding all require a computer.

 

Do all your coaches have DBS checks?2020-03-22T16:49:41+00:00

Every Code Kids coach who works with our children has an enhanced DBS check and has had child safeguarding training. The safety of the children in our care is our highest priority. Every camp also has at least one adult with paediatric first aid training. We do also have excellent staff:pupil ratios.

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  • Don’t just let your children play Minecraft, get them coding with it! In this virtual summer term class, children will be taught to code using Minecraft, in a fun learning environment. This class runs like an after school club. There is a class once a week every week at the same time. Minecraft sessions last an hour. WHEN :
    Days Level: Mincraft 1 (Beginner)
    Thursday 4.15 PM - 5.15 PM
    Second Half Term Starts: 5th Nov 2020 Term Ends: 3rd Dec 2020 Duration: 5 weeks Frequency: Once a week Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    • Minecraft Education Edition (available for PC/Mac/iPAD). Download for PC/Mac here. For the iPad, please visit the app store.
    • Please check system requirements prior to booking here.
    Age Requirement: 7 to 12 No prior coding experience necessary. If you have been to one of our camps before or attended a term-long Minecraft Coding class, then we would suggest booking the Intermediate Mincraft Coding class which covers more advanced topics. Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
  • MINECRAFT Coding Intermediate Level Take your Minecraft coding knowledge further with the new Code Kids Intermediate level Minecraft Coding course this Autumn. You will take your knowledge of creative game play to the next level as we explore the interplay between code, command blocks, and Redstone to create multi-player games. We will also introduce Minecraft JavaScript and Python coding to children. This will set them up for the next level of their coding journey which will use ‘real-world’ text-based programming languages such as Java, Python or JavaScript. Who is the course for? The course is aimed at children who are at least 9 years of age or those who have a good grasp of the beginner level concepts which were covered during the Spring and Summer term classes. What we will cover in the Intermediate Minecraft course:
    • We will focus more on multiplayer games where the children can interactively play inside each other's Minecraft worlds.
    • Advanced data structures: using object Variables, Lists and Dictionaries
    • Use of Logic, and nested logic statements to make in-game decisions.
    • Advanced loops: using For loops and While loops embedded with logic
    • Using Functions to create reusable and clean code.
    • Combining Command blocks and Code to create highly interactive games
    • We will explore basic JavaScript and Python coding techniques. This is the next step up from block-based coding and opens up a whole new world of 'real-life' coding opportunities.
    This class runs like an after school club. There is a class once a week every week at the same time. Minecraft sessions last an hour. WHEN:
    Days Level: Mincraft 2 (Intermediate)
    Tuesday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
      Second Half Term Starts: 3rd Nov  2020 Term Ends: 1st Dec 2020 Duration: 5 weeks Frequency: Once a week Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    • Minecraft Education Edition (available for PC/Mac/iPAD). Download for PC/Mac here. For the iPad, please visit the app store.
    • Please check system requirements prior to booking here.
    Hardware requirements:
    • Windows 10 PC or Mac OS computer version 10.13 or higher
    • Recommended RAM: 8GB
    Age Requirement: 9+ Experience: Course participants must have attended Beginner Level Mincraft coding course with us (week-long camp or term time club) prior to starting this class. Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
  • This course is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. Learn to code using your favourite gaming platform and develop fun Roblox games. Our Lua based code editor is particularly suitable for this age group because it is really easy to use and can be built up to more text-heavy coding once you get comfortable with the basics. This camp is a great introduction to both fundamental programming concepts and the Lua programming language. Lua is widely used as a scripting language by game developers across the world. By the end of the course, the students will be comfortable programming and creating Roblox games and will have published at least one game on to Roblox, which could end up helping them make lots of Robux!
    • Design a Roblox game
    • Learn Lua syntax and use it to script your game
    • Use loops and conditionals (IF/THEN/ELSE)
    • Understand variables (number, Boolean, string)
    • Create and use functions
    • Use all of the above to make a super cool game
    WHEN :
    Days Time Level
    Thursday 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM Roblox Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
      Second Half Term Starts: 5th Nov 2020 Term Ends: 3rd Dec 2020 Duration: 5 weeks Frequency: Once a week Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free software installed: Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
  • The Python Level 1 course is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. Students will learn to code in Python and create fun games and useful applications. Python is particularly suitable for this age group because it is concise, easy to read and has multiple applications in the real world (web development, app development and other scientific uses such as data science). It is the most popular programming language in the world and is widely used by all the leading tech companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook. This class is a great introduction to both fundamental coding concepts and the Python programming language. After this course, students will be comfortable coding in Python and have the confidence to extend their knowledge at home.
    • Learn Python syntax (structure)
    • Use loops and conditionals (IF/THEN/ELSE)
    • Understand variables (number, Boolean, string)
    • Create and use functions
    • Use all of the above to make games and robot chat bot applications
    WHEN :
    Days Time Level
    Thursday  5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Python Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
      Second  Half Term Starts: 5th Nov 2020 Term Ends: 3rd Dec 2020 Duration: 5 weeks Frequency: Once a week Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need: A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed. System Requirements: A computer (PC or Mac). Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If you have been to one of our camps before or attended a term-long Python 1 class, then we would suggest booking the Python 2 class which covers more advanced topics.
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