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As technology plays a huge part in the lives of everyone today, at Hemington, we intend to prepare our children for a rapidly changing social and professional world of technology. We intend for our pupils to learn the skills involved in coding, exploring, analysing, and presenting information.

We aim for our pupils to become digitally literate and able to understand how to use online resources safely. Pupils at school will have access to the most recent technologies and software to develop their digital literacy. We want our pupils to understand that there is always a choice with using technology and as a school, we utilise technology (especially social media) to model positive use. We recognise that the best prevention for many issues we currently see with technology/social media is through education. E-safety is at the heart of all computing lesson and children will be explicitly taught how to stay safe online and when using all kinds of technology.

Pupils will use technology alongside other areas of the curriculum to enhance their opportunities to learn and present their learning to others. 


The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum supports children’s understanding of Computing through daily use of technology as well as regular use of the laptops and iPads. Our youngest children have an abundance of opportunities to use the technology around them and are shown how to do this safely and responsibly by their teachers.


Our aim to provide computing is:

  • Hemington uses the ‘Purple Mash’ software and computing curriculum to deliver all aspects of the national curriculum in a methodical and engaging way.
  • Children have access to the hardware that is needed to support the scheme of work including laptops, iPads, interactive white boards and remote-controlled devices.
  • Technology and computing skills are used regularly in other lessons to enhance the learning experience. Children use technology to research, create, design and present information in a cross curricular way. 
  • Children at Hemington are taught regularly and systematically about keeping safe in the online world. Teachers use ‘Purple Mash’ units as a basis for planning E-safety lessons which cover a range of subjects such as; privacy, password protection, digital footprint and the dangers of connecting with others online.
  • Technology is used as a home link and children have access to the ‘Purple Mash’ software at home via a login and password. They can complete activities set by their teachers, continue tasks begun in class and extend their own understanding of all areas of the computing curriculum by using this software at home.
  • Teachers are trained regularly in the use of the latest technologies and in issues around E-safety to ensure that their subject knowledge is current, and they are confident in delivering new concepts to children.
  • Parents are updated about the computing curriculum and E-safety via the school communications and events for parents run by the school.


At Hemington we want our children to:

  • Pupils feel confident using a range of hardware and software moving on to develop these skills further as they move into secondary education.
  • Pupils take online safety seriously; they know how to keep themselves safe and respect others’ privacy.
  • Pupils show an appetite for learning, showing an increasing technical ability and creative flair across a range of digital tasks.
  • Pupils are keen to talk about their learning and can verbally evaluate their work and the work of others.
  • Pupils can use technology to help them learn in a range of contexts and can display their learning using a wide range of digital formats.