European Code Week

Coding is where you make the instructions for computers, games, phones, everything really. We think it’s important to learn how to code because we can make fun games, robots and Will.I.Am agrees.


On the Scratch website you start with a sprite (usually an animal, and person or something fantasy based). You also have changeable backgrounds. To start, you have all different categories of scripts (commands) like sensing, sounds, motion etc. And if you put all the right scripts together you will get a spectacular result. That’s coding in short.

Code Club is just for Year 5 and 6 but, to celebrate #CodeWeekEU, we (the CodeClub mods) setup activities for all of the school during lunchtimes. Code Club had an assembly reminding the pupils of the school not to forget to come and enjoy the amazing opportunity to learn coding and make a specially designed game to play.  Thomas and Adam made the specially adapted cards for younger ones in Year 3 and 4 and we had a special Roboboogie workshop for the Year 2s who LOVED it.

During after school code club we did a silent collaborative code-a-thon when we made our own games and swapped computers every 15minutes to further develop the work of others. It was fun but a bit frustrating. Kiera said “It was kind of annoying because someone might add bits you didn’t want in your game” Robin, our volunteer, said that real programmers leave notes for each other in the code so that doesn’t happen.



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