The Discovery of Time

ONLINE Junior Maths, Coding and Chess Camp for ages 5 to 7.5

26-30 October 2020


This newly created camp will use the theme of ‘Time’ to teach maths and logic to this age group. Pupils will look at how time was discovered and calculated in ancient times, what tools were used to follow the Earth’s movement around the Sun and which instruments are still in use today even though they date back to the Mayan civilization.

These themes will be the backdrop to the children’s study of Maths and Logic and Programming during the camp while Chess will sharpen smart young minds, even if they have not played before!

The groups in our camp are very small and every child is encouraged to discuss their thinking about a problem with their peers. The exchange of ideas in our friendly discussions is both enjoyable and productive, helping children to develop their reasoning skills. Naturally, we are mindful of the importance of short breaks and occasional distractions from serious work, so games, puzzles and jokes are also waiting for our little researchers!

Programming has become one of the most important skills of the 21st century. The number of jobs that require coding will continue to increase dramatically. At the same time programming strengthens logical thinking and problem-solving skills – vital in many different areas of life, from engineering and science to medicine and law. In our Coding Clubs we use the Scratch visual environment (developed by MIT) to create animations and games to teach children all the major programming constructions and how to compose effective algorithms. Participants will see and learn more about the connection between programming and maths.


This camp is over five days with three hours a day in the morning or afternoon divided into three 45 minute classes to provide strategic breaks from the screen for children to drink, snack and take fresh air!

  • Session times are: 9.00-9.45, 10.10-10.55 and 11.20-12.05 / 12.40-13.25

  • Children will participate via Zoom in small groups of 4 to 5, selected by appropriate age and experience

  • Fees are £345 for five days, Monday to Friday

Priority will be given to camp bookings. Once these have been taken, there may be a few places available for children to join for just one subject, for example Chess, for the week. Fees for this will be £125.

You can view October Junior Camp Timetable HERE.

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.

Please note that to take part a pupil must have a PC or laptop (Windows or Mac OS) with a camera and microphone and a stable internet connection.