St Mary's Catholic Primary School | Term 2 | 2022

Every Monday | 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
2 May – 27 June | 8 weeks due to Public Holidays
54 Swanson St, Erskineville NSW 2043
Y2 – Y5 continuing students | digitally savvy beginners
Laptops are provided
Per term

Scratch | Intermediate Stage

Course Description

Join our Scratch Intermediate coding course for kids at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School. The Intermediate coding course consists of four levels (10 lessons per level) and 20 sophisticated software projects, which students develop using block-based coding in Scratch developed by MIT Media Lab. Students create their own versions of Geometry Dash, Pacman, Space Invaders, Asteroids, code an analogue clock, quiz games and interactive drawing apps. Students learn and apply computer science concepts such as functions, nested loops, recursive algorithms, booleans and lists. Students also learn the basics of User Interface design and data validation. Students use an online programming environment with endless access to online study materials, allowing them to advance their coding skills outside their classroom.

Course Outcomes

By the end of the Scratch Intermediate stage, students should be confident with creating sophisticated projects in Scratch independently. They should have a sound knowledge of key computer science concepts such as loops, conditionals, variables, lists, booleans and functions. This course will prepare students for our text-based coding courses – Intro to Java and Intro to Python. All students will undergo a formal assessment and parents will receive individual reports outlining the achievements and progress of their child.

Program Overview

Our coding courses are designed for kids who like computer science and coding and all things digital. We focus on quality continued learning and have developed a unique learning pathway: Beginners > Intermediate Advanced > Pro. All coding classes are taught by CODE4FUN instructors who are professional programmers or computer science students. Our instructors follow the COOE4FUN curriculum that is designed to continually progress the knowledge and skills of our students and spans a four-year period. Each stage is one year long and consists of four levels of student progression.

Key Benefits

  • Structured and engaging, one-hour coding sessions every week during school terms.
  • CODE4FUN Certified instructors, who are only IT professionals or Computer Science students.
  • Comprehensive curriculum in Scratch, Java, Python, Unity3D and C# to suit students of almost all ages and levels.
  • Project-based approach and coding challenges that encourage students to work outside their classroom.
  • Field Trips to leading tech companies and innovation labs.
  • Student’s progress monitoring and assessment.

Parent Testimonials

“My son has been having a great success learning coding online with CODE4FUN. He says that everything is very smoothly for him and it is, "Unity class as usual". Thank you so much for making such a huge effort to make online coding classes available for the kids. We hope that my son can keep learning from you and your team of teachers throughout this difficult time.”
Sarah, parent
“A big thank you to CODE4FUN for taking the initiative to organise your online coding classes quickly and seamlessly. My son’s first online class went really well, and he enjoyed it very much! I am happy, he has the opportunity to participate in engaging and meaningful learning experience from his home.”
Gabrielle, parent
“Dear CODE4FUN thank you very much for your virtual live coding classes at our school. It's been such a hectic and stressful time and coding is a real highlight for my son. All his other activities have been cancelled so I'm glad he can continue on with coding.”
Karina, parent

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