***FACE-TO-FACE CODING (PYTHON) CLASS WITH BRAND NEW TOPICS, PROJECTS AND DISCUSSIONS***
Attendance: Children are expected to attend on a weekly basis (rollover sessions are available in line with the selected package).
Tutor-Child Ratio: 1:12 (strictly minimum 5 children, maximum 12 children). We will offer you an alternative course if the course is fully booked or if the course does not open or if at any time, for any reason during the term, there are fewer than five children enrolled until the end of the term.
Resources for the session: Children will need to have access to stationery, including pens or pencils and paper.
Laptops: We provide our own laptops for the sessions completely free of charge.
Non-contact registration and dismissal procedure: Children are registered and dismissed using our exclusive non-contact Security code system.
What is Python? Python is a high-level programming language.
What is the purpose of coding? Coding is considered a basic but fundamental literacy skill within the digital age. Therefore, it is paramount for children to learn and have a good understanding of how coding and computer science work so they will also be able to understand how technology works and how technology continually evolves around us.
The importance of learning how to code at a young age: Coding and programming in schools are becoming a central concept in many academic institutions these days. Aside from the practical impact of coding and programming for future studies and professional careers. For both, the academic and non-academic performance of children, coding tends to make a positive impact. Several educational institutions now introduce coding in their curriculum, including universities. Nowadays, it became apparent the world has become more dependent on technology nowadays, and knowledge of coding is an advantage in the professional world.
About this course: This face-to-face course has been designed for children to enjoy, have fun and learn. Our face-to-face courses are small to enable tutors and children greater scope for interaction, dialogue, questions and answers. We motivate children to develop their understanding of computer science and specific coding languages while having fun. We also stimulate children to be creative. We teach children to learn how to identify a problem and look for a solution.
What we teach: This course has been designed for children to enjoy, have fun and learn. Our face-to-face coding (Python) autumn courses are small. The rationale behind having small groups is to enable tutors and children greater scope for interaction, dialogue, questions and answers. We also stimulate children to be creative. We teach children to learn how to identify a problem and look for a solution. We also foster the development of resilience. Sometimes, some children tend to give up easily. We teach children that they need to try for alternate solutions to a given problem in a logical and creative way.
Academic impact: Coding helps children to learn mathematics, in a practical way, since they start to visualise abstract concepts. Children are encouraged to see the real-world application of mathematics instead of relying solely on abstract figures that sometimes they cannot relate to. Children might also improve in writing because of the development of coding skills. Children learn the value of planning before starting a task. They also learn how to be concise but accurate.
Differentiation: At Richer Education, we understand that ‘one size does not fit all‘. Therefore, our tutors and mentors differentiate the content of our sessions. We ensure that all children, regardless of their level of knowledge, are engaged at the appropriate level and pace.
What is Python?, a world of variables, A Scientific Calculator, Conditional structures, Bissextile Years, Into the Loop, From Flower Petals to Galaxies, Calculating the Golden Ratio, Maths challenges, Dictionary Chess, Behind the World of Variables, Building a clock with Python, Web Scraping and many practical activities per session. Getting to know PyCharm with Turtle. Building a chatbot- variables, inputs and outputs.
IN THIS COURSE, CHILDREN WILL:
• Learn and consolidate fundamental principles of Python as a coding language
• Learn how to write simple Python programs
• Understand how programs work and what code does
• Work on practical activities such as building their own applications and building a chatbot
• Develop problem-solving skills, teamwork and resilience
EXTRA-CURRICULAR IMPACT: THE DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS FOR LIFE
From experience, we notice that children tend to develop other skills through coding. Coding involves creative thinking; we stimulate children to be creative. Problem-solving skills, sometimes children tend to expect to be right all the time. However, coding teaches children to learn how to identify a problem and look for a solution. We also foster the development of resilience. Sometimes, some children tend to give up easily. We teach children that they need to try for alternate solutions to a given problem. The emphasis is on fun, yet we inspire learning about concepts through dialogue and questioning.