Weekly Block-based Coding Term Classes for Kids ages 7-10
Are you excited by the prospects of your chid being able to code and communicate effectively in English at the same time? At Saturday Kids, that is something that we can help kids fulfill, with our curriculum Saturdayland.
In this beginners course, we would attempt to get our Japanese speakers used to the notion of being in an all English environment, to be comfortable with taking instructions, asking questions as well as communicate their thoughts and intentions, all in English. Coding concepts are also being taught at the same time, enabling them to make the connection of the English words and their corresponding actions.
At Saturday Kids, our approach towards effective learning is through play. We sincerely believe that when kids are put in a relaxed mindset, their mind opens up and it makes it a lot easier for them to learn more efficiently and effectively.
At the end of the day, our aim is to get them creative with code and discover the wonders of tech – inventing the future starts right here.
What if you could learn, have a blast, and create something awesome and impactful – all at the same time?
Each term-time session spans 16 weeks, totaling 16 hours of class time.
Launching Mid April 2021.
Saturdayland Explorer Sprouts Module 1
The first module will focus on the basics of English and coding. Students will be taught primarily how to sound and read simple english words related to feelings, elements of the human body as well as nature. For coding, kids would be introduced into internet safety and the fundamentals of Scratch, a prelude to the Scratch activities that are to come.
Saturdayland Explorer Sprouts Module 2
Module 2 will bring the kids into Saturdayland where they can learn to name the different spots in town (e.g. zoo and supermarket) as well as communicate with other citizens in Saturdayland. For coding, kids will start learning how to code to animate the sprite in Scratch.
Saturdayland Explorer Sprouts Module 3
In this next module, we will bring the kids into the schools in Saturdayland, prompting a chance to learn to identify objects and activities in school as well as producing elements that can help them animate their thoughts on the Scratch platform.
Saturdayland Explorer Sprouts Module 4
In this last module in Explorers, kids will be thought words that can help them explain their family and also sense of belonging. At the end of the module, the kids would have attained the bronze Jr in Eiken, As for coding, students would be give projects that can help them hone the skills they have learnt and develop their very own animation and game.
Perhaps you have questions...
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Saturdayland Explorer Beans course is a progressive, year-long programme consisting of 4 modules, each comprising 16 weekly classes of 1 hours.
While kids are recommended to complete modules in sequence, we understand that schedules change; students who sign up for one module are not obliged to sign up for subsequent ones.
Children will create their original stories in SaturdayLand. There are a school, supermarket, zoo, and many others in the town. They will share what happened inside of SaturdayLand using English and coding. Through the course, kids will gain the joy of learning, the confidence in speaking English, curiosity to ask questions, and friends who learn together.
- No experience necessary – this course is perfect for beginners with no experience with code, computers, or iPads
- A fun, synergistic mix of tangible programming & on-screen programming
- Demystify tech and spark curiosity about how the world works through digital literacy
If you’re in doubt, we encourage you to write in to us to figure out an appropriate starting point for your child in the programme.
Each session has been designed to be progressive, therefore it’s ideal that students should complete Module 1 before moving on to Module 2 (and so on).
We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.
If you’re interested in taking part in Saturdayland Explorer Sprouts Course online, please shoot us an email.
Scratch was designed for 7-10 year olds but is used by people of all ages. Sadly, having a 6 year old in the same class as a 10 year old may not result in the best learning environment for the younger student.
“When you become fluent with language, it means you can write an entry in your journal or tell a joke to someone or write a letter to a friend. And it’s similar with new technologies.”
One of the inventors of Scratch