Our vision and ambition for Computing at Hemingford Grey Primary School 


We want children to have: 

  • The ability to connect with others safely and respectfully, understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity. 

  • Competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes, including the application of ideas within other subjects. 

  • An understanding of the connected nature of devices. 

  • The ability to communicate ideas well by using applications and devices throughout the curriculum. 

  • The ability to collect, organise and manipulate data effectively. 

We deliver an in-depth computing curriculum across the school in line with the 2014 curriculum. We work alongside the ICT services in Cambridgeshire to ensure the coverage is progressive and builds upon previous learning to allow our children to prosper and thrive. 

At Hemingford Grey Primary School, we recognise that technology is fast changing and we aim for our children to leave school with the computing skills to safely achieve in the technical world of the future.  

The children have opportunities to use different software and devices including iPads to improve upon their computing attainment and understanding.  

The computing curriculum is designed to ensure coverage across 4 strands of computing; computer science, information technology, digital literacy and online safety.  


Computer science 

  • Learning how to code and learning about debugging, decomposition, and digital data. 

  • This can be attained by using a number of coding apps we have at our disposal. This will help to support children transferring ideas from the working memory into the long-term memory 

  • Children will also be taught through unplugged (without the use of a computer or iPad) how we use coding and algorithms in our everyday life.  

 Information technology  

  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information. 

  • This is a skill best taught across the curriculum: building graphs in maths and science, recording sporting actions in slow motion to evaluate and so on.  

 Digital literacy 

  • The ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and create information using digital technology. 

  • Children have a plethora of softwares at their disposal when it comes to digital literacy. Creating presentations, writing letters, building up their touch-typing skills, recording themselves giving the news, the list is never ending.  

 Online safety  

  • With the online world being part of our daily lives, giving us access to a wealth of information, educational and recreational resources, and endless activities, it is growing increasingly important for children to learn appropriate uses of the internetIt is vital to understand the risks posed when children access and use online technologies and how to manage these risks appropriately. 

Mr Ben Carter

Computing Lead

Useful links to support helping to keep children safe online:
Computing Curriculum Road Map
Click below to view the children's learning journey in Computing: