The Prep Deck Y2 - Y4
Code Up a Story + Touch-typing
 
  • 5 Modules
  • 20 Hours of Live Tuition (Saturday 4pm-5pm)
  • 20 Hours of Live Guided Exercise (Optional, Wednesday 6pm-7pm)
    Booking is by 10-hour tuition sessions. You will be sent an invite to book for the next block two weeks before the current sessions run out.
    First Cohort: 14 Aug - 30 Oct 2021 (10 one-hour sessions, half term break on 16 and 23 Oct)

Children of this age range undergo a fast development phase for reading and writing skills. Often they are seen to have a great and continuous interest in assembling word phrases, short and long sentences, which also lead to language and logics skills being developed.

 

This creatively constructed computing course seizes this rare window of opportunity to co-develop the kids' understanding and experience with a computing language, i.e. instructing a computer with a set of tasks to complete, just as they do with a natural language for human communications. Skills acquired in this stage have been shown to form a solid, long-term memory base.

 

Owing to Python’s strength in string manipulation, the children will learn how to “compose” new phrases and sentences (and lastly, a full story) through coding, which guarantees to bring them an abundant supply of amusement, laughter, basic skills in writing simple code and most importantly, the interest, familiarity and confidence in using an important human-to-computer interface when they are most sensitive to language learning - a sure way to future-proof the upcoming stages.

Module 1 - Nice to meet you, computer

(4 one-hour sessions)

  1. Computer, repeat after me: Hello!

  2. What’s special about the quote signs?

  3. Numbers, letters, or both?

  4. My lucky number is …

Module 4 - Storylines

(4 one-hour sessions)

  1. A trail to line up your story

  2. Paragraph builder 2

  3. Paragraph builder 3

  4. Lining up the paragraphs

Module 2 - My very first diary writer

(4 one-hour sessions)

  1. Just want a new name

  2. Now with the date & time

  3. Adding the weather too!

  4. Mood with Emojis

Module 5 - Final Touches

(4 one-hour sessions)

  1. Formatting

  2. Interface

  3. Those little bugs

  4. Release & share

Module 3 - Building a paragraph

(4 one-hour sessions)

  1. A lucky bag of sentences 1

  2. A lucky bag of sentences 2

  3. One from each bag

  4. Order matters!