Code Club is running again in the Autumn Term 2021-22. Numbers are limited and the club is usually full, so sign up soon!
In Code Club we have a fantastic time developing our programming and computing skills. We use software like Scratch to create our own animations and games, and we have built games controllers for our own games, as well as for classic arcade games like Asteroids.
Pupils have the opportunity, when they are ready, to progress onto writing simple webpages in HTML and using CSS to enhance their usability and appearance.
Pupils can even try transferring their coding skills from scratch into Python, an incredibly powerful language which is crucial in developing AI.
In the past we have used Raspberry Pi computers to apply our programming skills and more recently we have integrated the BBC Micro:bit computers into our programs using the plugin recently launched in Scratch 3.0.
We also use Makey Makey devices to explore physical computing and circuits as well as electricity and conductivity, whilst getting creative to build input devices.
Code Club is a really important part of our extra-curricular offer which helps us deliver our vision aim of developing pupils’ love of learning, as they explore and create together. It also fosters resilience and meta-learning habits as children struggle with coding problems and learn how to ‘debug’ their code and their thinking to get to where they want to be.