Autumn Term 2023

MakeCode Arcade

In this action-packed After School Club, students will learn to code through creating retro-style arcade games! Through using Microsoft’s MakeCode: Arcade platform, students will learn key coding and game design concepts by creating personalised game projects. Students can learn using Code Blocks, Python, or JavaScript, depending on the age and level.

Specific lessons will depend on the age and coding language, but lessons can cover a variety of topics including:
  • Sequences
  • Event-based coding
  • Coordinates
  • Boolean Logic
  • Loops: count based and conditional
  • Variables and variable types
  • Functions
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Digital Graphics

For some example projects, have a look below!

BlueShift Sticker Collector

Learn about how to create your own sprites, player movement, and variables by creating your very own "Token Collector" game!
Students will practise working with simple variables, generating random numbers, and building their first game from the ground up!

... more examples on the way!

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