Monkfrith Code Club
Monkfrith Code Club is open to Key Stage 2 and runs on Wednesday morning from 8am following material provided by https://www.codeclub.org.uk/
We are working our way through the Scratch projects (https://codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/scratch/), creating interactive animations and games. Starting with ‘Rock Band’ where we create interactive musical instruments and learn about sprites, how to interact with them, manage their costumers and produce sounds. In ‘Lost in Space’ we start animating our sprites and then continue to build on these concepts to create a variety of increasingly complex games (‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Boat Race’, …) and applications (‘Chatbot’, ‘Paint Box’…).
What we’ve done so far
Our Projects: https://scratch.mit.edu/users/MonkfrithSchool/
- Do not include any personal details in projects published in Scratch.
- Keep your passwords difficult to guess, easy to remember and secret.
- Keep coding!
- Code Club projects: https://codeclubprojects.org/en-GB/scratch/
- Scratch Tips: https://scratch.mit.edu/tips
- The only rule is DO NOT look at the keyboard
Other Apps and Games
Some more coding resources:
- Scratch Junior https://www.scratchjr.org/and http://www.scratchjr.org/teach/activities(Scratch)
- Hopscotch https://www.gethopscotch.com/hour-of-code-video(iPad / iPhone apps)
- MITs App Inventor: http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/get-started? and http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ai2/tutorials.html,http://www.appinventor.org/(Android apps)
- Alice http://www.alice.org/(Java gateway)
The following games are great for getting in a ‘coding mind set’.
- Light Bot: http://lightbot.com/flash.html (online/app)
- Transmission (Science Museum): https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps#transmission (app)
- Cargo-Bot https://twolivesleft.com/CargoBot/(ipad)
- Monkfrith Maths: https://scratch.mit.edu/search/projects?q=monkfrithmaths/(the maths games we’ve created ourselves!)
The following books use stories to introduce coding principles.