Computing

"Tynings Coders are sharp and brave online, exploring technology and widening their skills ready for their digital future."

Overview

At The Tynings we deliver the National Curriculum for Computing using a combination of discrete computing lessons focusing upon Programming and E-Safety, and a cross-curricular approach to wider computing skills such as data handling and animation.

Each year group focuses upon developing children's programming skills using a different piece of computing software, to ensure that children are able to use a range of resources, for example in Year 1 children will focus on using Beebots and in Year 3 children will focus on programming using Lightbot.

Our Computing road map (available here soon) shows the progression of skills that each year group builds upon.

E-Safety

We place a huge importance on E-Safety at The Tynings, ensuring that a discrete E-Safety unit of work is taught each year but that these messages are reinforced throughout the year at every meaningful opportunity. Each year we take part in worldwide Safer Internet Day and we have strong links with PCSO's from the local community who come to help us reinforce E-Safety messages during assemblies and to individual year groups if any patterns in childrens' online behaviour are causing us any concern.

In EYFS and KS1 we follow the "SMART rules" for E-Safety:

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We deliver the E-Safety curriculum through stories that have an E-Safety message, using resources such as "Smartie the Penguin", "Digi Duck's Big Decision", "Chicken Clicking" and "Buddy the Dog." We reinforce each element of the SMART rules through discussion and follow up work about these stories.
In KS2 we develop children's awareness of being sharp and brave online through our "Be Internet Legends" E-Safety curriculum. Assemblies take place with a "Be Internet Legends" theme and a game accompanies the curriculum, all helping to reinforce the messages of being "Sharp, Alert, Secure, Kind, Brave."
Enrichment Opportunities
We enjoy hosting an after school Robotics club run by The Stem Factory. This is popular with our KS1 and KS2 children and gives our Tynings coding enthusiasts extra-curricular opportunities to apply their STEM skills to real robotics!
We have been successful for the last two years in securing funding from the Hinckley Education Project to enrich our STEM experiences for our children. We have used these to purchase a Crumble Kit and extra Beebot resources for Computing. Our Digital Leaders have enjoyed being the first to test out the new resources.

Return to School Risk Assessment

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Please see attached our Risk Assessment for the reopening of our school. Return to School Risk Assessment

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