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Intermediate Code Club

The IT Kidz Code Clubs are after school computer clubs using Scratch programming Online.

If your child has been using Scratch for a little while, and knows all the basic commands, they will be ready for this short intermediate course where we will be building games and animations.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively – essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch teaches computational thinking and problem-solving using a powerful yet simple-to-use building block approach to app creation.

Club Details

The Intermediate Code Club will run on Tuesday afternoons from 5PM-6PM commencing on November 10th for 6 weeks. Code Clubs will be taught through Microsoft Office and Scratch Online.

Each week the children will build their coding skills. Course Online is as follows:

Week 1: Beat the Goalie

  • Recall how to use code to respond to key presses
  • Use sensing blocks to detect when sprites touch each other
  • Use broadcast blocks to communicate between sprites

Week 2: Paint Box

  • Add the pen extension in Scratch
  • Use broadcasts to control a sprite in Scratch
  • Recall how to respond to mouse events in Scratch

Week 3: Memory Game

  • How to add sound to your Scratch project
  • How to create and use lists to store data
  • How to create and use custom blocks for repeating code
  • Use a variable to record the time in Scratch

Week 4: Archery

  • Use animations
  • Use broadcasts
  • Use random numbers

Week 5: Scratch Cat Goes Skiing

  • How to control sprites using the keyboard
  • How to draw a backdrop
  • How to animate sprites
  • Use random numbers

Week 6: Christmas Capers

  • How to code a moving background
  • How to add a score to a game
  • How to hide sprites not in use
  • Review of variables and operators