Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.
Code Club create projects for their volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs or at non-school venues such as libraries. The projects they make teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games and animations. Their volunteers go to their local club for an hour a week.
Students will progress and learn, whilst at the same time using their imaginations and making creative projects. At Malmesbury Park we are using a programme called "Scratch". This allows the children to make scripts by dragging and dropping blocks into the right order to successfully complete their projects. They will eventually build up their skills to make their own games and animations.
If you are interested in using scratch at home it is completely free, and can be found here: Scratch
or the downloadable offline version can be found here: Offline
In order for this offline version of Scratch to work you will first have to update Adobe Air to the most recent version, which can be found here: Adobe
When is code club?
Code club will begin after the half term break.
Who is code club for?
Initially this club is for year 5 and year 6 children.
Where is code club?
Mr Wareham's classroom in year 6.
Who runs code club?
Code club is organised by Mr Wareham and will be in his classroom and run by three volunteeers from JP Morgan.