Scratch 1

Ages 7 – 9

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Step into the World of Programming
Developed by MIT experts, Scratch is the visual programming language of choice to introduce children to programming concepts. 
Explore the Unlimited Range of Scratch
Scratch’s colourful drag-and-drop interface is deceptively simple, allowing users to create a myriad of projects, from games to animations.

Enhance Problem-Solving Skills
We encourage our students to come up with their original solutions to problems in their code and learn debugging skills. 

Give your child a technological edge.

We believe in engaging children to be thinkers and creators through hands-on and project-based learning. It is increasingly recommended that coding is an essential skill for everyone – not just people who aspire to be programmers and computer scientists. This is because it teaches computational thinking, which knows no age limit. Computational thinking is about solving problems efficiently, by breaking them down into more manageable pieces. It also includes learning abstraction, seeing the larger picture from minute details. 

We have designed a curriculum that introduces computational thinking at an age-appropriate level. This is accomplished through Scratch, a visual programming language specifically designed for younger users by MIT Media Lab. Scratch has a child-friendly, colourful, drag-and-drop interface that makes programming more intuitive for younger learners. 

Underwater Adventures by Audrey, 7 years old, in P101 Scratch One
Dive into the world of coding!
Shoot the Crab by Lee Jung Woo, 8 years old, in P101 Scratch 1
Start from Scratch – the perfect, gentle introduction to coding.
A Hero is Here by Asher Chia, 8 years old, in P101 Scratch 1
Breathe life into creations!

After mastering the basics of Scratch, we encourage our students to explore the limits of their imagination. They’ll be tasked with their first-ever hackathon, where they have to put together characters and functions to create games, stories or animations of their choice. 

Plenty of guidance is given, but we encourage students to debug their codes themselves so that every opportunity to learn is seized. As we also believe in ownership, we encourage our students to present their final projects to the class at the end of every module. After all, they should take pride in every line of code they write. 

The beauty of our curriculum is not what language we choose to introduce, but the rigorous practice of problem-solving. This also involves creativity, in dreaming up original solutions, and the determination to follow through on a coding project. These perseverance and logical skills are fundamental to all coding languages, and indeed, in life!

Want to find out more? Meet some of our students or check out our FAQs.

Lynette loves her Scratch 1, 2 and Advanced. There is a need to code. There is a need to compute and put in the logic for actions to take place and determining the actions. Behind each automation, there is a lot of coding.Wan Soon, Mother of Lynette, 9 years old
My daughter has just completed her Scratch 1 course. She absolutely enjoyed the classes and was excited to share with us what she has learnt and what she can do. She is looking forward to her Scratch 2 classes.Daphne, Mother of Alicia, 7 years old

Outline

Introduction to and exploration of Scratch
Understand Motions and Events
Learn about (x, y) coordinates
How to initiate events with different user input

Control of characters using Commands
Relative versus Absolute commands
Setting sizes
Give instructions to your Characters

Step-by-step Animation
Loops and parallelism techniques
Customize costumes, colours and pick music

Creation of in-game variables
Score, Timer

Class Format

5 x 2 Hours
5 sessions, 2 hours per session
Weekly / 5 days intensive
$395 ( $422.65 w/GST)
2 Full-Day Camp
2-day, full day camp | 9am-4pm
Lunch and snacks provided
$445 ( $476.15 w/GST)

For Students

Ages 7 to 9
No prior experience required

Course Structure

All materials and equipment provided
Maximum 1:8 Instructor-Student ratio
10 hours

Locations & Schedules

Bukit Timah

9 King Albert Park (KAP Mall) #02-21, 598332

Parkway Parade

80 Marine Parade Road #10-06, 449269

United Square (TLL)

101 Thomson Road #03-03, 307591
[Online till 27 Jun]

Seletar Mall (TLL)

33 Sengkang West Ave #02-18 to 21, 797653
[Online till 27 Jun]

Coding Lab Online

Learn from the comfort of your home
[Live Online E-Learning]

Testimonials


Hear from our students!

We sit down with some of our dear students and ask them what they love about coding and what inspires them. These passionate and curious young minds are the reasons why we keep the fire burning to nurture future leaders in technology every day.



My groceries list project

“It is a project of utility which can help you manage your shopping.” Watch 7-year-old Wang Jun Wern present and explain his groceries list Scratch project and the codes behind it, which won him the Merit Award in the International Coding Showcase. There’s so much that you can do with Scratch!



I can get a head start on Algebra

“I think it is very useful in school as I can get a head start on Algebra on coordinates… which I’m not supposed to learn now. I’m supposed to learn it in P6 I guess..”, Jake, 8 years old, Singapore March 2016 Holiday Programme


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