Computing

Computing

The Computing Curriculum

Overview

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.

Programming

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!

Cross-Curricular Work

Due to the cross-curricular nature of the other four units, we teach these woven in to our themed work throughout the year, making meaningful links to other areas of learning where appropriate to make the learning relevant and cohesive for our children.

Online Safety

We emphasise the importance of Online Safety and being responsible and safe users of technology using the South West Grid for Learning Digital Literacy Curriculum – click here to see the overview. www.digital-literacy.org.uk

 Assessment

Our Computing Curriculum is a skills-based curriculum. Each year group covers a range of computing skills which are assessed using skills wheels to inform whether our children have met the skill at the required level, are working towards it or are exceeding it. These are linked directly to the Scheme of Work.

e-Safety

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 –

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

www.childnet.com/resources/know-it-all-for-parents

www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers

www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/ .

www.internetmatters.org

We encourage children to be SMART when using the internet and follow these rules >>>  

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