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.
Designed for young curious minds, this modular course is project-based and hands-on, giving them a first try on programming.
The teaching tools we use are cutting edge, including latest funded Kickstarter projects, and often shipped directly from Silicon Valley and New York.
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.
"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)
[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
[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.
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.