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Barrington Primary School

"Supporting each other to achieve together"


Our Subject Leader for Computing is Mr L Jobson


The intent of the Computing curriculum at Barrington is to provide children with an engaging, inclusive and rigorous curriculum that addresses the challenges and opportunities offered in our ever-changing, technology-driven world.

The knowledge and skills that the children gain will help them make sense of and contribute to the society they will live in as adults.

From when they start in Reception, children are taught to use computational thinking to explore technology as well as other areas of the curriculum. As they move through the school, they develop their knowledge in Computer Science, Digital Literacy, E-Safety and Information Technology. By the time children reach year 6, they should confidently understand the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. As they enter secondary school, we want every child to be digitally literate; able to use information and communication technology to express themselves and develop their ideas.

As well as this, we aim to provide children with the knowledge and understanding of how to keep themselves safe on the internet, and how to be responsible and respectful internet users.

Click here to read our computing curriculum overview for 2022/23

Purple Mash

As a school, we are continuously striving to enhance the educational experiences of our students. After careful consideration and evaluation, we have decided to transition to Purple Mash, a comprehensive and engaging platform that offers a wide range of educational resources and tools to support your child's learning in computing.

Purple Mash provides an immersive and interactive learning environment that aligns with the national curriculum requirements. It offers a diverse range of activities, projects, and games, all designed to develop key digital skills, computational thinking, and creativity. With Purple Mash, your child will have access to an array of resources, including coding activities, digital art tools, collaborative projects, and much more.

Please click here to link to Purple Mash - there is also a link on the homepage 'Quick Links' for easy access.

How you can support your child:

To begin with, it’s a good idea to log in to Purple Mash from the school's website in the 'Quick Links' section with your child’s login and familiarise yourself with the menu icons and key areas of the site. You can also explore our parents’ area on the 2Simple website which explains the powerful learning benefits of Purple Mash beyond the classroom all in under 3 minutes, including the parent portal: https://www.2simple.com/purple-mash/purple-mash-parents/

Below are some parental guides:

Mini Mash Parents Guide

Parent Portal Purple Mash



Children are using devices at a younger age so it’s important to consider setting controls on the devices they use. We’ve pulled together a number of guides to give you simple steps to set controls on a range of devices.

Click here to view guides on how to set up controls

 Parents factsheet - Safer internet use

 Useful information - Safer Internet Day Feb 2023


Keeping your children safe: online and beyond

It's never easy to know how to keep our children safe when they aren't with us, and sometimes even when are, if we don't know what's happening in their lives or on their devices!   Who are they talking to, what are they doing, are they okay?

Don't despair though...scroll through this page for help or click a button to go straight to a particular topics.  Click on this link to access Parentsafe