In this brand new Summer Camp, children will have the opportunity to study the exciting topic of Light and Colour, alongside Maths, Programming and Chess. Young scientists and mathematicians will learn about:
the nature of light
sources of light
Now we’re teaching face to face again, our teachers can help children learn through practical experiments and projects all about light which will explore:
light reflection from mirrors and surfaces
light spectra - how does a rainbow occur and can we create one?
how a periscope works
In Maths and Problem Solving we will be playing games and tackling puzzles, both being essential to early intellectual development. We use these to great effect with this age group to stimulate each child's interest in logic and the real life practicalities of maths. The primary function of any game is to provide a natural learning process, help develop powers of analysis and encourage memorisation of new information. Games also help the development of logical processes and spatial reasoning, while working on numerical puzzles with their peers is an enjoyable way for younger children to grow into a fuller understanding of mathematics.
Programming will be taught during this camp because it helps children develop algorithmical thinking as they study how to code. Pupils will learn how animations and computer games are programmed, how they carry out ‘instructions’ and what happens when this goes wrong, leading to an understanding of how to ‘debug’.
In Chess, the primary goal for the youngest and newest players will be to learn the basic rules of chess and begin playing. More advanced players will be coached in strategy and tactics and how to improve their game. To develop a child’s interest in chess, we present it as an exciting game of protecting one’s kingdom and its inhabitants. Research shows that playing chess regularly helps children achieve better results in maths and sciences, enhances language skills and memory and, most importantly, improves decision making which is why many countries teach it as a part of the school curriculum.
Learning groups will be very small with a pupil to teacher ratio of 5:1. Groups are tailored for each child’s age and level of experience with the subject to provide appropriate levels of simplicity or complexity.
Format and fees for the junior face to face camp (Reception to Year 2):
- small groups of similar age and experience. Pupil to teacher ratio is 5 to 1
- five days from Monday to Friday from either 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm
fees are £420 for all five days. It is not possible to join for a shorter period