Villa Maria Catholic Primary School, Coding Courses, Term 4, 2018

For Villa Maria Catholic School Students Only

Weekly Coding Courses for Y2 – Y6 Students

CODING FUNDAMENTALS, Intermediate Level

The Coding Fundamentals, Intermediate coding course consists of four levels and 25 sophisticated software projects, which students develop using block-based programming environment Scratch (developed by MIT Media Lab). During this course students will learn and apply more complex computer science concepts such as booleans, recursive algorithms and lists. Students will also be introduced to the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI), user interface design and user input validation. Students will both be guided through the creation of projects such as Two-Player and Quiz games and will be given an opportunity to define and develop their own projects independently with a minimal guidance. The benefit of this project based curriculum is that students are able to accomplish a number of original projects themselves, hence they understand the subject matter more deeply.

Fundamentals
Scratch
Intermediate Level 4

Tuesday
7:30 am – 8:30 am

 

 

 

Location: Villa Maria, Y4 classroom on level one
Time: Every Tuesday, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Duration: 9 weeks, from 16 October till 11 December
Fee: $180 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y2 – Y4 continuing students and digitally savvy beginners
Laptops are provided 

 

 

 

CODING ADVANCED

During the Advanced coding course, students use both Scratch (developed by MIT Media Lab) and more advanced integrated development environment (IDE) Processing (developed by MIT Media Lab). During this course, students will be introduced to a simplified version of Java language using Processing environment, which helps students to make their first steps into text-based coding. Students will also learn more advanced computer science concepts, maths and physics in order to build more sophisticated projects, simulations and games. Students will both be guided through and encouraged to work independently in order to achieve a specific goal. At the end of the Advanced course, students should be able to build a number of sophisticated projects themselves.

Advanced
Scratch & Processing
Advanced Level 4

Wednesday
7:30 am – 8:30 am

 

 

 

Location: Villa Maria, Y4 classroom on level one
Time: Every Wednesday, 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Duration: 9 weeks, from 17 October till 12 December
Price: $180 per student per term (GST inclusive)
Level: Y4 – Y6 continuing students and students with previous experience
Laptops are provided