Our Curriculum

At Nawton Community Primary School our aim is to provide a high quality, innovative and exciting approach to learning. The wider curriculum is topic based which uses exciting, stimulating and locally relevant themes to engage children in their own learning. We endeavour to reach beyond the classroom walls and the school gates and use the local resources to enhance and enrich the children’s learning.

Two of our teaching staff is a Level 3 Forest School Leader and they actively promote and lead our outdoor play and learning. By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in an outdoor environment each child has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills. These, through self-awareness can be developed to reach personal potential.

Our Forest School programmes run throughout the year for our EYFS and Y1/2 Class, for about 36 weeks, being outdoors in all weathers (except for high winds!). Our children use full sized tools, play, learn boundaries of behaviour; both physical and social, establish and grow in confidence, self-esteem and become self-motivated.


Our outdoor learning aims to develop:

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Regulation
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Empathy
  • Good social communication skills
  • Independence
  • A positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence