Maze

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Published on: January 28, 2014

A last post before I get ready for tonight’s Code Club – I was planning to get these up earlier, but last week was a very busy week with governor’s meetings and a trip to BETT, sorry Code Clubbers!

This is another maze based game with a decidedly retro feel. This time it is a three player game (the first challenge is fitting three players round the keyboard). This one is from Charlie.

The first player controls the red dot with the cursor keys. Your job here is to race to the yellow area to win.

The two other players control the blue and green dots with the keys wsad or yhgj respectively (up, down, left, right). Their job is to catch the red dot.

Once the red dot has lost all its lives, whichever of the blue or green dots is the last to catch the red one wins.

Press the space bar to start. Good luck, and have fun.

I’ve noted that the embedding of the Scratch game shows uncomfortably small in Internet Explorer in some cases, so here’s a link direct to the game on the Scratch website:

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/16877567/

Electrick Maze

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Fast forward to the end of the first term and we have the ‘make your own’ project, The written planning may not have gone down too well, but the end results are great fun.

This one, from Matthew, is fiendishly difficult. You have to guide the cat through the maze using they keyboard. Whilst doing this you have to dodge between the yellow barriers that appear and disappear, avoid the bouncing yellow balls and keep clear of the black ball that is determined to get you. To make things slightly easier Matthew was persuaded to add the blue safe areas. I challenge you to make it to the end, I don’t think any one has yet!

w – up
s – down
a – left
d – right

I’ve noted that the embedding of the Scratch game shows uncomfortably small in Internet Explorer in some cases, so here’s a link direct to the game on the Scratch website:

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/16878140/

Felix and Herbert

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Published on: January 28, 2014

The blog has been quiet for a while, but Code Club hasn’t. It seems that it is more of a challenge to get kids away from a computer to write about coding than it is to get them coding in the first place! Perhaps their code will speak for itself.

This one goes back to the beginning of the first term and adds some levels to the basic Felix and Herbert project. At defined score points the background changes indicating a level change. To play click the green flag to start and use your mouse to help Herbert (the mouse) avoid Felix (the cat). Your score will gradually increase, but beware, if Felix catches you it will plummet.

This one is from Harry.

Meet the class

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Published on: November 5, 2013

We’ve had half term so there haven’t been any posts to put up. With the next Code Club due to start in less than an hour I thought I’d quickly post a photo of us all.

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Looking forward to some interesting takes on the Fruit Machine project. What images are we going to have spinning round I wonder.

Code Club

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Published on: October 20, 2013

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In code club on 08/10/13 we learnt how to make a game called Felix and Herbert. It really helps you to get used to the things on Scratch and it’s a level one piece. At first we just got taught how to use the controls to Scratch, it might even help you with making games for the internet.

For the game called Felix and Herbert we got a book to show us how to do the game. The people who has never been on this before got used to it from the book. We allĀ for it was fun.

You can make loads more games on Scratch and if you do join Code Club they’ll tell you about. This is all I can tell you so far so enjoy.

Tyler, year 6

Welcome

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Published on: October 19, 2013

Welcome to the Morelands Primary School Code Club blog. Judging by the mixture of excited chatter and intense concentration during the first two sessions this years group are enjoying themselves. Last week I had to go round several variations of Whack-a-Witch to try out the modifications and improvements that had been made.

I am hoping that I can channel some of this enthusiasm into some posts to put here to give parents, fellow Code Club volunteers, and anyone thinking of volunteering an idea of what goes on. Whether writing about it is as much fun as actually doing it remains to be seen! I have my son, who was on the original Code Club pilot I ran in 2012, helping me this year, so I can always press gang him into action.

Welcome , today is Thursday, October 23, 2014