Learn, design and experiment with code! Gain knowledge in coding fundamentals and then rapidly proceed to using that knowledge with confidence while creating your own robots, apps, games and animations. This course is aimed at entry-level coders aged 9 to 12.
WHAT SKILLS WILL WE DEVELOP?
Welcome to the creative world of coding! This course introduces the concepts of control and sensors, design, creating and sharing your very own mobile app.
This course will teach graphical / block coding, playing and making games with Tynker as well as Project Development while designing and creating code.
Students will be introduced to robotics and animation. They will work on individual and group projects which helps develop team work and management skills.
Students tackle a variety of exciting projects while gaining insight and experience into many aspects and functions of computer coding.
Each session introduces a new, relevant and creative topic – robotics, mobile apps, animation, games – which takes students from the basics in that field to the point where they can design and build their own ideas. At the end of the course, each student decides which topic they wish to pursue further and spends one day gaining expertise and creating an original project specific to that area.
This course exposes students to a variety of tools and techniques that will enhance their understanding of programming and design, allowing them to continue their journey into code at home. A perfect starter course, Junior Coder allows children to delve into different areas and find out which parts of the world of computer science excite and inspire them the most.
- This course allows students to learn about a range of different technologies rather than a specific programming language. It therefore allows them to establish preferences for robotics, animation, gaming, or programming.
- The students learn skills that also be easily applied within their classroom project environment – e.g. digital animation platforms
- Students are introduced to several entry-level and free technologies which they use at home independently after the course.
Example projects students complete:
- Digital Animations
- Self-coded Games
- icon-based coding proficiency
Students leave the course with an introduction to:
- digital animation tools
- robotic operations
- icon-based coding
- game-design and theory
What our STUDENTS say AFTER THE COURSE
“I think the teaching was great and when I came I had never done coding and now I know a lot about coding!”
Andrem, Junior Coder, UK
“I want to be a girl coder. I think it’s cool to know how to code!”
Ania, Junior Coder, Poland
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE TUTOR:STUDENT RATIO?
DO I NEED TO BRING ANY EQUIPMENT?
Students should bring their own headphones or earphones. Smartphones can be used to take photos or videos that they can use as content for projects, to test games and apps and if they want us to load a game they have created onto their device.
Students should bring their own snacks or lunch, if and when necessary.
We provide laptops for the Junior Coder, Minecraft Adventures and Arduino courses. However all other classes require a BYOD (bring your own device). This will make it easier for students to install the programs they need to continue working independently at home after the course has finished.
If a student requires a laptop for a class for which we normally do not provide a laptop, please make sure this is clearly stated in the registration form.
Other specialist equipment is normally provided although we may recommend that a student invest in their own devices or tech equipment if they should wish to continue developing their projects after the course has finished. More information is available upon request.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept all sorts of payment available on our webpage.
WHO ARE THE TUTORS?
Our tutors come from vary different professional backgrounds and are of mixed nationalities. They do not all possess a strong background in education and this is intentional as we do not wish our tutors to teach, but to mentor and guide our students. All our tutors have undergone training with our UK and US based Partners in the curriculum of the courses they lead as well as in-house FUTURA mission and values training for tutors.
All our tutors are obliged to work according to the rules of the Student Safety Policy.
WHAT IF MY CHILD PERSISTENTLY BEHAVES IN A DISRUPTIVE MANNER DURING THE SESSIONS?
We aim to ensure that each student fully benefits from the courses and therefore we encourage creativity and a fun, friendly environment. However we cannot accept disruptive or dangerous behave which hinders progress of the course or poses a problem to other, fellow students.
Therefore our tutors have been instructed to let any disruptive student know that their behaviour is not acceptable and if it persists, the board of founders of FUTURA may decide to suspend or expel such a student from the programme.
HOW CAN I BE SURE MY CHILD LEAVES THE COURSE WITH AN AUTHORISED PERSON?
Parents will be required to indicate in the registration form who is authorised to pick up the child / children at the end of each course session. We kindly request that children be picked up punctually however in an emergency situation where that is not possible, the tutor will remain an extra 15 minutes after the session with any child / children who have not been picked up.
If a parent is delayed in picking up their child more than three times, this child can be expelled from the course without the possibility of claiming a refund. The safety and welfare of our students is a top priority and we expect parents to help ensure that this is kept at the highest possible standard.
The person who has been authorised to pick up the child after the session will need to show an ID card for verification purposes.
FUTURA Innovative Education does not take responsibility for children who have not been picked up at the scheduled time.
CAN I SEE WHAT MY KIDS ARE DOING DURING THE COURSES?
Parents will be invited to special events which are scheduled for some of the courses. Parents are also invited to talk to the tutors at the end of each session.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUNDS AND CANCELLATION POLICY?
Please consult our Contract for further details.