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