First Code Explorer (Age 9-11)

The First Code Explorer program inspires technology savvy primary school students to go beyond mobile and computer gaming, and move to create their own games and apps. With the emphasis of creativity, First Code Explorer empowers students through problem solving using technology. Students learn computer science concepts, user-centric design, and mobile app development.

Structured Curriculum

Explorer Program offers a vigorous, multi semester curriculum that is catered for students to dive into the world of computer science and software development.

Emphasis on Hands-on Building

To cultivate their curious minds, our instructors guide students through their personal projects towards end of each term. Through the process, students learn to make their own mobile apps from idea to reality.

Strong Foundation on Concepts

Our curriculum emphasizes computer science concepts. Laying a solid foundation of such from a young age, students can apply computational thinking skills to solve problems in different facets of their lives.

"I would like to share our fantastic experience with First Code Academy. My boys enjoyed a lot this first term and they learn deeply the beginning of programming. The method is suitable for kids and the team is very professional: for each lesson, they have a little quiz on what they have learned the week before and the parents receive each week a report. Thanks a lot and see you for the next term soon!"

Marie, Parent of Nicolas and Thomas, French School of Singapore

First Code Explorer Roadmap

Student's Progress

  1. Students follow our tested and proven proprietary coding and STEM curriculum
  2. Start by exploring the fundamentals of computer science using block-based language
  3. Advance into to a simple and visual syntax-based language, JavaScript and Python
  4. Students dive into a set of real life problems, using the framework of design thinking to tackle the problems.
  5. Now, it is time to change the world with our coding and STEM skills!

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Structure

  • First Code Explorer Program runs from Jan-Mar, Mar-May, and Sep-Nov
  • 9 weekly classes per term, each class is 1.5 hours long
  • Class size up to 8 students
  • Exclusive invite to special one-off workshops
  • Individual feedback from instructor upon request
  • End of term one-on-one parent teacher conference upon request
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Program Dates

Format

9 classes per term

1 class per week

90 minutes per class

*Requires at least 4 students to form a class



Language(s)

English


What to Bring

A laptop (Mac or PC, preferably Mac) with a creative mindset :)

"Aislinn had always been curious about how her App games were created. I introduced her to code.org website but she was not pacified and requested for coding classes. Aislinn loves her lessons at First Code, where she finds her instructors knowledgeable, approachable and open to ideas. After each lesson, she would be very excited to show us her App creation. Her face was simply beaming with pride and happiness that could only result from a truly enjoyable and energy well-expended lesson."

Emily, Parent of Aislinn Goh, Raffles Girls' Primary School

Core Program Roadmap

AX101

AppJamming: Make Your Own App!

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

Equips students with the basic computer science knowledge and to utilize the software, App Inventor, to create a series of apps throughout the course. Suitable for students with no prior programming knowledge. AX101 is equivalent to Holiday Camp's module - AppJamming: Make Your Own App!

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
5:00 PM
to
6:30 PM
Stamford
5:30 PM
to
7:00 PM
Stamford
5:00 PM
to
6:30 PM
Stamford
11:15 AM
to
12:45 PM
Stamford
2:45 PM
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4:15 PM

AX101 is equivalent to camp module - AppJamming: Make Your Own App!

AX102

AppJamming II: Apps for the Community

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

The AppJamming II course empowers students to solve real world problems through decomposing problems, researching independently as well as managing their projects.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
9:30 AM
to
11:00 AM

AX102 is equivalent to camp module - Intermediate AppJamming

AX103

Visual Art with Code: Introduction to Java Processing

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

This course is designed for the creative minded. We will be introducing the relationship between simulation, number, aesthetic, art and nature. Within the context of the visual art, students will get to learn how to code in Processing, a Java-based, flexible software, widely used among designers and researchers. Constrained by colors, line and circle, each student will be guided to code their own one-of-a-kind poster and bring a hard-copy back home

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
4:30 PM
to
6:00 PM

AX103 is equivalent to camp module - Visual Art with Code: Intro to Java Processing

AX110

Roblox: Code Your Own 3D Game

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

Roblox is one of the most popular sandbox games constructed of Lego-like blocks with more than 65 million active users per month. It is a massively multiplayer online game creation platform for users to design and develop their own games as well as to play games created by other developers.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
4:30 PM
to
6:00 PM
Stamford
5:00 PM
to
6:30 PM

AX140

Digital Making with Micro:bit

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

Students will learn to program the Micro:bit which is a pocket-sized, fully programmable, single board computer with an array of useful features such as on-board accelerometer, compass sensors, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, an LED display and programmable buttons.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
4:30 PM
to
6:00 PM

AX171

Virtual Reality with CoSpaces: Animate your own VR world

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

In this course, students will build and animate advanced 3D spaces using the tool CoSpaces. We learn how to design more elaborate 3D environments, understand modeling and how it can be achieved using primitive shapes, as well as exploring and playing in the animated 3D space they created. We will focus on learning how to create interactions and movements in our worlds using blocks-based programming.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
5:30 PM
to
7:00 PM
Stamford
9:30 AM
to
11:00 AM

AX172

Virtual Reality with CoSpaces: Scripting in VR

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

This course introduces students to one of the newest technologies - Virtual Reality (VR). VR is a computer technology that uses virtual reality headsets, sometimes in combination with physical spaces or multi-projected environments, to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
1:00 PM
to
2:30 PM

AX201

Introduction to Web Programming: HTML/CSS/JavaScript

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

The JavaScript 201 course teaches the basics of web programming through a series of fun and engaging projects with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
4:45 PM
to
6:15 PM
Stamford
2:45 PM
to
4:15 PM

AX201 is equivalent to camp module - Web Programming with JavaScript

AX202

Web Programming II: JavaScript

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

The JavaScript 202 course teaches solving programming challenges and programming dynamic front-end web apps to solidify students' grasp in the syntax.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
4:30 PM
to
6:00 PM

AX203

Web Programming III: Deep Dive into CSS & JS

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

This course is a unit that extends from the foundation of JavaScript built through the 200 series. With a solid understanding of basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript, students should now tackle some fundamental challenges inherent in web programming - layouts and animations.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
4:45 PM
to
6:15 PM
Stamford
9:30 AM
to
11:00 AM
Stamford
1:00 PM
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2:30 PM

AX303

Web Applications: JavaScript Frameworks & Advanced HTML5

Course Info

Recommended Course to Join Core Roadmap

Our students’ progression has laid a solid foundation in different areas of web programming such as the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, the use of popular library jQuery, the recent HTML5 elements, as well as how to use simple web programming framework such as Phaser.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
1:00 PM
to
2:30 PM

AX120

3D Minecraft Modding: Design Your Own Mods

Course Info

No Prerequisite Needed

This class covers the programming and technical concepts behind video game modding with Minecraft. Suitable for students without prior coding knowledge. AX120 is equivalent to Minecraft Modding in Holiday Camps.

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Stamford
1:00 PM
to
2:30 PM