First Code Tinker (Age 6-8)

The First Code Tinker program instills the concept that technology is a creator’s tool to the young curious minds. By using fun and educational technology kits, including Scratch, LittleBits, Makey Makey, and Dash etc, First Code Tinker moves students beyond mobile and computer gaming, and gets them hands-on experience in programming and hardwares.

Modular Classes

Designed for young curious minds, this modular course is project-based and hands-on, giving them a first try on programming.

Cutting Edge Technologies

The teaching tools we use are cutting edge, including latest funded Kickstarter projects, and often shipped directly from Silicon Valley and New York.

Visual, Tangible Coding

Each class we offer a tangible product for students to take home. We believe coding is a means to create with technology; that’s why having an end product is of utmost importance.

Structure

  • First Code Tinker Program runs from Fall Term 1 (Sep-Nov), Fall Term 2 (Oct-Dec), Winter (Jan-Mar), and Spring (Apr-Jun)
  • 10-14 weekly classes per term, each class is 1.5 hours long
  • Class size ranges from 4 to 8 students
  • Exclusive invite to special one-off workshops
  • Semester, individual feedback from instructor
  • End of term one-on-one parent teacher conference
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Program Dates

Format

10-14 classes per term

1 class per week

90 minutes per class

*Requires at least 4 students to form a class



Language(s)

English


What to Bring

A creative mindset and sometimes iPad :)

"Coding and STEM classes at First Code have really helped to unleash my son’s creativity and desire to learn more. The children work on projects each week that become progressively harder that provide a chance to consolidate their knowledge. Parents are provided with a weekly detailed update on what the children have done in classes. My son is very much looking forward to the new term ahead! Thank you!"

Parent of Joshua, P.3 student at Bradbury School
First Code Tinker (AT102 in Winter Term '16)

Core Program Roadmap

AT101

Start from Scratch: Animations & Games

Course Info

[Suitable for age 7-8] Students learn how to use Scratch, a block-based programming tool developed by the MIT Media Lab, to design and build fun projects of animated stories and multimedia games. AT101 is equivalent to Holiday Camp's module Start from Scratch: Animation & Games

TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Daan
5:30 PM
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7:00 PM
Daan
3:30 PM
to
5:00 PM
Syntrend
9:00 AM
to
10:30 AM
ACI Tianmu
9:00 AM
to
10:30 AM
Syntrend
1:00 PM
to
2:30 PM

AT102

Scratch II

Course Info

[Suitable for age 7-8] This course is a deep dive in Scratch to solidify students' understanding of key computer science concepts from AT101 program. AT102 is equivalent to Holiday Camp's module - Intermediate Scratch.

TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Syntrend
10:45 AM
to
12:15 PM

AT121

3D Minecraft Modding: Program Your Own Mods

Course Info

Prerequisite: Minecraft Experience

[Suitable for age 6-8] Students will be able to programme, manipulate and design the functions of different objects in Minecraft, by tapping into the code and creating anything they can imagine. Using the online platform, LearnToMod to modify video games and strengthen their block-based programming knowledge.

TUE WED THU FRI SAT
ACI Tianmu
2:45 PM
to
4:15 PM
Syntrend
2:45 PM
to
4:15 PM