Educational and Fun Holiday Camps in 2020

We prepare new content, materials and exciting projects for every camp. Even if your child has joined us for previous camps they will always learn new things and cover new subjects.  We are now running our Half Term and Holiday camps ONLINE. 

All classes are run by our usual teachers so children may well be familiar with the teachers they see online. Our teachers all have enhanced DBS checks and are experts in their subject, usually with a PhD or Masters in Mathematics, Programming or Robotics. 

You can register for one of our camps by filling in the form here.    

Summer Half Term / May 2020

25-29 May: Senior Maths and Programming Camp ‘The Art of Data Science’, for ages 7-18, Location: ONLINE. Timetable: here.

Data plays a vital role today and processed data is now more in demand globally than processed oil! The ability to work with data, read, process, and visualize it, is a key skill and can help our well being. In our Art of Data Science Camp, we will discuss how to work with data and learn best practices in Python, Java-like programming language or Scratch for our youngest participants.

In Senior Programming classes, pupils will learn various methods for reading files. Pupils will work with string functions, split source text into substrings and compute statistics. Finally, pupils will visualize the statistical indicators in graphical forms.

A core project at the camp will be about reading data in specific formats and processing it. Pupils will learn how to represent data in a text file and we will cover such topics as object serialization. In a second project, pupils will build an application to read and write end-user sketches to files.

The third project will focus on sourcing data from open Internet sources. Pupils will build an application to read weather data, parse it, and visualize an application window.

With the phrase ‘follow the science’ in such frequent use, this is an opportunity for children to learn the art of data science, including programming and how data is gathered, processed and presented.  

For Junior Programming in addition to fantastic Scratch Games and Animations we prepared a special course in  Algorithmical Drawing:
This course is a gentle introduction to text-based programming. Pupils will use a text-based editor in a Java-like programming language to create graphical applications. The aim of this course is to show pupils how to use text-based programming languages. More specifically; how to call a function, how to set several parameters for a function, how to read a return value and how to use them afterwards. Pupils will learn about color representation models in the field of computing. Pupils will also work with a 2D coordinate system and will solve graphical tasks related to geometrical patterns, learning the basics of algorithmic principles in order to solve these challenges.
 
In Maths, children in Years 3 to 5 will:
  • explore the idea of different types of data (quantitative and qualitative) 
  • collect and process ‘local’ data from around their homes and an example of official data from the Internet (for example, meteorological data from the MetOffice) 
  • practice using different units of measurements work with fractions and percentages
Pupils in Years 6 and 7 will:
  • send secret messages
  • analyse data to decipher codes
  • toss coins to discover together the rules of randomness
  • prepare for Junior Maths Challenges
Participants in Years 8 and 9 will:
  • learn how data can be described by random models and how statistics helps to decipher secret codes
  • understand how Excel or Google Sheets can help to generate and investigate sequences
  • toss coins, roll dice, collect data and learn together how to prognosticate the results, including the discovery of poker probabilities
  • prepare for UKMT Challenges and learn the tools of scientific research
Participants in Years 10 to 12 will:
  • learn how data can be described by random models and how statistics helps to decipher secret codes
  • understand how Excel or Google Sheet can help to generate and investigate sequences
  • play ‘random football’ and learn about Markov Chains, the science of probabilistic processes
  • practice Statistics for GCSE and understand better the basic notions for A-level maths exams!

The format for online camp is as follows:

  • each day runs for six hours with four one hour classes and strategic breaks from the screen between them

  • class sizes are six pupils or fewer of similar age and ability

  • all classes are interactive, using Zoom, with pupils solving problems with the teacher and with each other  

  • the camp starts on Monday morning at 9.00 so pupils and parents have an hour up to 10.00 to check their connection and download and install relevant software with the help of out tech team

  • from Tuesday to Friday, the camp’s hours are 10.00 to 16.00

  • class times are: 10.00-11.00, 11.30-12.30, 13.30-14.30, 15.00-16.00

  • in the two half hour breaks and one hour lunch break children are encouraged to take a break from the screen, have a snack and a breath of fresh air if possible. However, we will remain online and children can ask questions in the break and talk, all supervised by LondonSMP staff  

  • Fees are £300 for three days, £400 for four or £500 for five

 

To take part you must have a PC or laptop (Windows or Mac OS) with a camera and mic and a stable internet connection. 

Our capacity for the camp is only 35 pupils because classes are even smaller than usual. This contrasts with the 150 pupils we would usually teach across several camps. We will therefore have to give priority to pupils booking for five days. While we would hope to also offer daily classes in just maths, programming, robotics or chess as a 5-day course, this may not be possible if all camp places are taken.  

If you are booking fewer than five days we would encourage you to start on Monday.

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.


Summer Holidays / July 2020

Camps in Kensington and Knightsbridge (we will confirm on 1 July whether those camps will take place online instead):

  • 13-17 July: Junior STEM Camp ‘Architecture: Geometry and Construction’, for ages 4.5-7
    Location: St Nicholas Prep School, 23 Princes Gate, SW7 1PT
  • 13-17 July: Senior STEM Camp, ‘Architecture: Geometry and Construction’, for ages 7-16
    Location: 37 High Street Kensington, W8 5ED
  • 27-31 July: Primary School Maths and Programming Camp ‘Olympic Games’: Discover tomorrow ©, for ages 4.5-11
    Location: St Nicholas Prep School, 23 Princes Gate, SW7 1PT
  • 27-31 July: Secondary School Maths and Programming Camp ‘Olympic Games’: Discover tomorrow ©, for ages 11-18
    Location: 37 High Street Kensington, W8 5ED

Camps in Hampstead (we will confirm on 1 July whether those camps will take place online instead):

  • 20-24 July: Junior Maths and Programming Camp ‘Olympic Games’: Discover tomorrow ©, for ages 4.5-7
    Location: UCS Senior School, Frognal, NW3 6XH
  • 20-24 July: Senior Maths and Programming Camp ‘Olympic Games’: Discover tomorrow ©, for ages 7-16
    Location: UCS Senior School, Frognal, NW3 6XH

Camps in Wimbledon  (we will confirm on 1 July whether those camps will take place online instead) :

  • 20-24 July: Junior STEM Camp ‘Architecture: Geometry and Construction’, for ages 4.5-7
    Location: SW19
  • 20-24 July: Senior STEM Camp  ‘Architecture: Geometry and Construction’, for ages 7-16
    Location: SW19

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.


Times and Fees for offline camps

Senior Camps: ages 7 to 16

Times: 10am to 3pm with an option to book an additional one hour session in olympiad style maths or coding from 9am to 10am and an hour of chess from 3pm to 4pm.

Fees: 3 days - £380; 4 days - £490; 5 days - £585
If your child joins us for an extra hour at 9am for olympiad style maths or additional coding, or our chess class from 3pm to 4pm, there is a supplement of £20 per session.

Discounts: We offer a 10% sibling discount on fees for a second child or further children.

Junior Camps: ages 4.5 to 7

Times: 5 days from Monday to Friday at either 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm.

Fees: £420 for all five days. It is not possible to join for a shorter period (except for a 4-day Easter camp on 6-9 April for £340).

Discounts: We offer a 10% sibling discount on fees for a second child or further children.


‘A’ Level Maths Revision and Oxbridge Entrance Maths Preparation Weekends: ages 15 to 18

Times: Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

Fees: £300 for a 2-day weekend and 450 for a 3-day (bank holiday) weekend.

Discounts: We offer a 10% sibling discount on fees for a second child or further children. There are scholarships available for the winners of the Tournament of Towns International Maths Olympiads that we run twice a year.

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.