Start Scratching is a new club to introduce KS1 and KS2 children to computer programming using Scratch, see below for further details about Scratch. It will begin in the summer term at Haslingfield Primary School, Cambridgeshire. The club is only open to children attending the school. It will be run weekly on Tuesday mornings from 8am-8.45am in the ICT room starting April 29th.

Numbers will be limited, so anyone interested should contact Phil Golden at startscratching@gmail.com as soon as possible to reserve a place.

We will be adding more details of the club, including tutorials to do at home for those not able to attend, on the Start Scratching website so check back soon. You will also be able to see some of the programs the children have created.

What is Scratch? Imagine, Program, Share.

Scratch is a program designed by MIT to introduce children to computer programming. It is used by students, teachers, and parents for a range of educational and entertainment purposes from maths and science projects, social sciences, animated stories and interactive art and music. Simple games may also be made with it.

You can find out more information about the Scratch at http://scratch.mit.edu/.