The Computing Curriculum
At The Tynings we deliver the statutory requirements of the new Computing curriculum through the South Gloucestershire Computing Scheme of Work.
The main principle that underpins our computing curriculum is that computing teaching should be relevant, meaningful and cross-curricular, helping equip our children with all the skills they need to be responsible and confident digital citizens.
The scheme of work units consist of two units on Programming, and one unit on each of Data Handling, Communication and Media, Online Safety and Impact of Technology per year.
As programming, coding and computer science have an increased presence in the new curriculum and are skills that are increasingly sought after by employers today, we teach discrete computing lessons focusing upon these areas, spanning two half terms out of the year. Programming is taught through a range of devices such as laptops, IPads and programmable toys. It teaches problem solving, perseverance and logical thinking and we use some wonderful engaging apps and software to engage the children through programming their own games and worlds!
We follow the Kid Smart SMART rules for E-Safety. If you would like to find out more about helping to keep your children safe online, we recommend these useful links –
We encourage children to be SMART when using the internet and follow these rules >>>