Melbourne Incursions
KINDER CODERS INCURSIONS

KINDER CODERS INCURSIONS

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STEM curriculum in new and exciting ways can be challenging, especially when it comes to coding. Happy Explorers provides childcare centres, kindergartens and schools with a complete incursion program suitable for early years learners. Our incursions are:

  • Designed for pre-literacy
  • Screen-free environment
  • Hands-on engagement
  • Focus on storytelling, inquiry and play
  • Uses real robots 

Each incursion explores a new area of programming fundamentals and showcases real-world applications. Students learn to explore, gather ideas, test theories, make mistakes, repeat and tweak experiments, and even collect data - all while having the time of their lives! 

Meet Cubetto!

He’s a cheeky little robot who responds to algorithms.

Your students will use a special interface to give him instructions. No reading or writing is required as the coding is done with colours and shapes.

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Each session ends with Cubetto going on an adventure, telling a story along the way. Sometimes he goes the long way, but he always gets there in the end!

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Students will also engage with printed materials, video, role play, art and maths.  As they progress through the unit, children will create their very own Cubetto storybook to take home. Parents are always impressed with their new knowledge:

  • What a program really is (including apps and games)
  • How interfaces work
  • What an algorithm is
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Making educated guesses
  • Moving left/right/forward/back in sequence

BONUS:

Educators often use this program for professional development, learning how to code with Cubetto and run their own coding classes.  Many have even said they already had the tech (or similar) but weren’t sure how to use it. We’re happy to offer tips and resources especially for teachers, as well as PD training and certificates.

During the Incursions, multiple aspects of STEM are practised, as well as social and life skills.

INCURSION TOPICS:

  • INCURSION 1 - ALGORITHM FUNDAMENTALS
    • Action causality / Taking Turns 
    • Program forward, Left, Right / Respect Others

  • INCURSION 2 - DANCING ROBOT
    • Program in two Directions / Problem Solving
    • STEM Challenge  - Program in a Circle / Collaborating

    • INCURSION 3 - CODING FOR STORIES
      • Program algorithms 
      • Programming form creation / Storytelling

     

    Meets Australian National Digital Technologies Curriculum

    • I can recognize and explore digital systems (ACTDIK001)
    • I can follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems (ACTDIP004)


    Requirements 

    Pre-literacy coding incursions are suitable for children age 4 - 6. We require enough space to work in small groups of 3 to 4 with 1 Cubetto robot, interface & map (around 2m x 2m per group). You can use either a shared space such as a gym or library or by pushing the furniture back in your class. Class teachers & aides are encouraged to join in and learn. 

    Maximum of 21 students per session and incursion. 

    Requirements 

    Pre-literacy coding incursions are suitable for children age 4 - 6. We require enough space to work in small groups of 3 to 4 with 1 Cubetto robot, interface & map (around 2m x 2m per group). You can use either a shared space such as a gym or library or by pushing the furniture back in your class. Class teachers & aides are encouraged to join in and learn. 

    Maximum of 20 students per session and incursion. 

    Cost

    Incursion  - $495.00 (1 X 1hr 20 minutes hours sessions) + GST.  Around $24 per student. All materials are supplied.

    Minimum Cost - All incursions require a minimum booking of $550 + GST. To cover this we recommend 2 incursions, one after the other. 

    How to Book

    Use the form below or email us at info@happy-explorers.com