In our February Half Term Camp, children will have the opportunity to study, alongside maths and programming, the exciting topic of Magnetism! Get ready for the world of positives and negatives, attraction and repulsion! We’ll travel to the North and South poles and discover how a compass works (you might even make your own). Find out which metal on your clothes is magnetic, which isn't and why. Watch objects ‘levitate’ in magnetic fields - it’s all beyond exciting!
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 problem solving, particularly in 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 used to help children develop algorithmical thinking as they look at 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’.
Learning groups will be very small with a pupil to teacher ratio of 6:1. 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 3):
- small groups of similar age and experience. Pupil to teacher ratio is 6 to 1
- five days from Monday to Friday from either 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm
fees are £450 for all five days. It is not possible to join for a shorter period