Got An Hour? Try Coding

Some of our talented children have been experimenting with coding as part of their home learning! Coding helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity, and it’s lots of fun, not to mention the sense of achievement in creating their own design projects.

Scratch by MIT has been popular with our upper school pupils and Scratch Jnr is available as a free app for younger children (ages 5-7) where they can program their own interactive stories and games.

We also really like Hour of Code™ by Code.org. They host fun one-hour activities designed to introduce computer science and demystify ‘coding.’ They’ve even linked up with film studios and tech companies, so you’ll recognise some of the characters from Star Wars, Minecraft and Frozen that you get to code with.

Use the links below to explore a world of code…