The Wonders of Electricity

Junior STEM Camp for Reception to Year 2  

26-30 July 2021: Face to Face in Kensington


In this brand new Summer Camp, children will have the opportunity to study the exciting topic of Electricity, alongside Maths, Programming and Chess. Young scientists and mathematicians will learn about:

  • what electrons are

  • how static electricity shows itself

  • the conductivity of different materials

Now we’re teaching face to face again, our teachers will help children learn through several practical experiments and small projects which will include how to assemble a circuit so a light bulb switches on, projects in coding and winning strategies in chess, even for beginners!

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.

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’.

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.  
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.

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

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.