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ScratchThinker Programming For Kids

FOR AGES 7 AND ABOVE

Level - Beginner

Suitable for beginners and young learners with minimal background in coding

Term 1 2020 - Weekly Classes from January to April/ May

1.5 hours X 16 weekly classes 

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. – Lao Tzu

Class Structure

16 lessons per term
1.5 hours per class

Small Class Size

Max. 6 Students
to 1 Instructor
(Min. 2 to start a class)

Location

Computhink Kids
203, Hougang St 21
#01-83, S530203

Equipment

Laptops will be provided. Computhink Codebook included.

2020 Term 1 Classes

ScratchThinker Programming

FOR AGES 7 AND ABOVE

Regular Weekly Classes
Mondays - Sundays

Term 1 2020 Lessons (Jan-Apr/May)
16 lessons

2020 Term 1 Classes (Jan - Apr/ May)

** Please select 3 choices for day/ time slots for the class during registration so that we can allocate the best class slot for your child. **

Mondays

Slot 1A: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Slot 1B: 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Tuesdays

Slot 2A: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Slot 2B: 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Wednesdays

Slot 3A: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Slot 3B: 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Thursdays

Slot 4A: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Slot 4B: 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Fridays

Slot 5A: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Slot 5B: 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Saturdays 

Slot 6A: 9.00 am to 10.30 am
Slot 6B: 10.30 am to 12.00 pm
Slot 6C: 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm
Slot 6D: 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm
Slot 6E: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Sundays

Slot 7A: 9.00 am to 10.30 am
Slot 7B: 10.30 am to 12.00 pm
Slot 7C:  1.00 pm to 2.30 pm
Slot 7D: 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm
Slot 7E: 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm

** No Classes on public holidays.

Last updated: 2020-Jan-01 -

 

Term Weekly Classes

$480 (half-term)

Recommended for students age 7 and above, with little to no coding experience.

Sign up for a full term of 16 lessons and enjoy a 12% discount! Regular students who sign up for term classes get an additional 12% discount (Total 24% discount!)

During registration, please select 3 available/ alternative date/ time slots for the class.

Do note classes will only be confirmed when you receive an email from us.

To ensure the best learning experience for your child, we may suggest alternative time slots depending on your child's coding level.

Fees will be charged only after we have found a suitable slot for your child.

* Not sure if coding is for your child? Sign up for a trial class below!

Trial Class Registration

$45

Trial Class (1.5 hour)

Can't decide if coding is for your child? Sign up for a trial class! Trial class fees are refunded when you sign up for a regular term class! 

Now is the best time to let your child have a head start in programming!

Sign up for 2020 Term Classes and enjoy great discounts off class fees!

Not sure if this class is suitable for your child? Contact us via web-chat below, or WhatsApp us at +65 8858 6173

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Learning Goals

Here’s what your child will experience in the term classes:

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Learn what is coding and how it can help train your child’s logical thinking.

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Experience how a programmer codes and how programs are created and tested.

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Learn basic to advanced programming concepts such as code sequences, loops, conditionals, variable types, functions and more!

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Code their very own game and animation projects and bring them home.

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Be guided by our experienced programmer trainer (MOE-registered) throughout.

Attending the ScratchThinker classes will help your child to:

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Experience what programming is, and how it is used professionally to solve problems and create solutions.

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Encourage your child to want to learn how things work and develop a creator mindset.

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Discover if programming is age-appropriate and if it’s a skill that your child would like to learn.

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Inspire your child to want to learn more and create their own game and animation programs!

Course Outline

The class is structured to be delivered over 48 lessons (16 lessons per term) so that kids who are just beginning to learn how to code may have the initial close guidance and support for them to continue their learning journey.

Module 1: Basics of Programming I

Loops, Conditions, Variables, Project Ideation

Module 2: Basics of Programming II

Coordinates, Randomness, More Loops, More Variables, Project Mind-Mapping

Module 3: Game Project Development I

Synchronous/ Async Programming and Algorithm Design

Module 4: Game Project Development II

Objects, Clones, Attributes, Testing and Debugging. 

Module 5: Functions and Game Project Development III

Functions, Programming Velocity, Physics, Gravity for advanced games

Module 6: Algorithms and A.I.

Artificial Intelligence, External Programming Libraries, Machine Learning

Now is the best time to let your child have a head start in programming!

Sign up for 2020 Term Classes and enjoy great discounts off class fees!

Not sure if this class is suitable for your child? Contact us via web-chat below, or WhatsApp us at +65 8858 6173

Send us a Whatsapp

What Our Students Are Saying

“I liked learning different coding short cuts that I didn’t know about.”

Zach, 9

“It is fun and creative! I created the ‘pong’ game and the ‘maze’.”

Melody, 9

“I created the ‘bouncy ball’ and the ‘shark and fish’ games in the class. The instructor is clear and helpful. He is kind also.”

Jadon, 10

FAQ

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What is Scratch Programming?

Scratch is a programming language that is based on visual blocks. Kids can drag and drop code blocks and join them together to create and share interactive media such as stories, mini-games, and animations. Scratch is also an online community and kids can share their creation with people from all over the world.

As kids create with Scratch, they learn to think creativelywork collaboratively, and reason systematically, which are all essential 21st century skills they must inculcate. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. See http://scratch.mit.edu.

What is Scratch good for?

Scratch is an ideal programming language for kids to create and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animations. Scratch helps kids express their creativity, work collaboratively and think systematically in order to solve problems in code.

Besides the ease of learning a programming language, Scratch is also an active online community of kids all around the world learning and creating programs. Projects created are shared publicly, and aspiring coders can browse other student’s projects, view the code behind and even modify other student’s code.

How does attending the Beginner Scratch class help in laying the foundation for my kid’s future?

Developments in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Connectivity, Big Data, and the Internet of Things, have raised the collective capabilities of these technologies and combined them into networked services that would soon render a number our current skill-sets obsolete. It used to be thought that computers and machines will only be able to replace jobs which are repetitive in nature, however, it is estimated that 40-60% of jobs will soon be replaceable by computers.

The ability to understand and write computer programmess will empower your kid with the skills to navigate, understand and perhaps create this computational future. In whichever profession that your kid may enter in the future, it is certain that programming and logical thinking skills would be a key part of it.

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