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St Mary's Hare Park Primary School and Nursery

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The school curriculum is wide and varied and, whilst concentrating on the core areas of Literacy and Language Development, Mathematics, Science and Religious Education, it also includes Computing, Physical Education, Music, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art and Craft, Speech and Drama and French.


As part of the school's physical education programme, we provide the opportunity for children in Years 3 - 6 to attend regular swimming lessons at a local pool.  They are taught to become competent and confident in water through the use of recognised strokes, personal survival skills and distance challenges.  Over recent years we have purchased a number of bicycles and balance bikes to enable cycling to be incorporated into our physical education timetable.


Children in Early Years and particularly pre-school, are tremendously receptive learners due to their rapid growth and development. Our Nursery, Reception and Transition classes provide an interesting, friendly and stimulating environment in which our children can develop.


Our curriculum incorporates learning through play, through practical experiences, exploration and enquiry, reflection and discussion and through early recording both as individuals and with others. The curriculum complements and adds to home experiences ensuring the spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, aesthetic and physical development in each child. The children acquire skills and experience in many areas of learning, such as Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Creative Arts, Physical Development and ICT/Computing.


In May 2012 we were delighted to be awarded the Early Years Basic Skills Quality Mark. This is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy. It is awarded to recognise provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years. We were delighted to be re-accredited with the Award in 2015.