Our Term 1 after school club for younger children is an introduction to text-based coding using Microsoft Small Basic.
We recommend that participants should be at least 6 years old, but if your child has a good reading level, is a logical thinker and has some experience in playing with code, then we would accept younger!
Using Small Basic, participants would cover:
– Creating basic text based programs using the text window
(Colours of text, variables, selection (IF), creating quizzes, calculators, text-based adventure games)
– Drawing patterns using the Turtle and iteration (looping, and even loops inside loops for the adventurous!)
– Creating pleasant scenes using the graphics window (incorporates coordinates and basic geometry)
– Special LAN party on final week!