Code Club

Page last updated at 1:12 PM, Mon 11 Jan 2016

Code Club is about FUN, creativity and learning through exploring.  Learning to code is an important skill now we’re living in a digital age.  Learning to code doesn’t just mean you can become a developer it strengthens problem solving skills and logical thinking and supports key academic subjects such as science, maths and technology

We are using a free programming language called Scratch which is available to download from http://scratch.mit.edu/or use online from the same link (just click ‘Create’). 

This block we are working towards developing the skills we need to make our own games by working through fun, interactive projects each week.  So far we have learnt about controlling movement, introducing sounds, controlling graphics & behaviours, building timers, score calculators, introducing random elements and much much more.  All the children are rising to the challenge and really thinking about what code controls which element.  All good stuff! 

Code Club Award - Wormit School’s Code Club has been awarded Star Club status in recognition of the amazing children, supportive school, wonderful teachers and the fabulous volunteers. We are the only club in Scotland to received Star Club status this year.  Our club is led by Lorna Tasker, a STEM Ambassador and Scottish coordinator for Code club, and Janice Paterson, the school’s Principal Teacher.  We are helped by parent volunteers. Nicola and Faizi. 

Code Club for P5-7 runs on a Monday.

Senior pupils also help with P4/5 Code Club which runs on a Tuesday.

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