Every Thursday from 3.30p.m -4.30p.m a group of budding coders meet to design computer games, animations and websites. We target Year groups 4-6 (aged 9-11) every year i.e. one year group per term. We have 15 places per term. It is run by a volunteer from the community, who shares their passion for digital making with children, along with the Year 5 Team (Computing /ICT Subject Leader at BJS). We learn to code in programming languages such as, Scratch, HTML and Python. We also learn how to use Raspberry Pi.
Our goal is to inspire children to build and share their ideas, learning along the way.
We want them to gain skills that are useful to them - not only learning to program, but also learning about computational thinking, problem solving, planning, designing and collaboration
Learning to code is an important skill now we’re living in a digital age. It’s not just enough for children to know how to use technology. They should know how it works and how to build it too.
We want children to leave Code Club inspired to pursue other digital making activities, whether that’s in their spare time, in school or as a career.