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Curriculum Overview - Intent

Flushing CE Primary School Curriculum - Intent
 Flushing CE Primary School - Curriculum Intent

Flushing C of E Primary School uses the National Curriculum as a basis to plan units of work with a cross-curricular, thematic approach which is meaningful and engaging for the children. 

The school curriculum has two elements; to provide opportunities for all pupils to achieve; and to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. 

At Flushing, there is an emphasis on experiential learning, including the opportunities for outdoor activities, visits, visitors and cross-curricular links, leading to an immersive approach where the children take ownership and develop a love of learning.

Wherever possible we aim to link subjects to each topic, but only if the links are strong and meaningful.

In September 2023 the school structure altered a little to reflect the current cohort's needs.  The composition of the classes changed to the following:

Starfish > Year R & 1

Seals > Year 2, 3 & 4

Dolphins > Year 4, 5 & 6

The curriculum offer always aims to be responsive to current needs and remain reflective in its nature.

Our C of E School Values:
Hope, Trust, Friendship, Creativity, Kindness, Forgiveness underpin everything we do at Flushing.
Our Flushing Fives have been developed to enrich the curriculum and ensure that all pupils have breadth in their own personal development.  


As a school we place great emphasis on reading; the key building block for future learning. By placing reading at the heart of our curriculum, we ensure full access to our varied and exciting curriculum. Our work is underpinned by quality texts that create a love for learning, enable the children to develop as confident readers and ensure they can progress across all learning areas. We build reading into all areas of our curriculum, to our class novel, to our ‘reading for pleasure’ time.

We believe that instilling a lifelong love of reading is crucial for our children’s academic achievement, mental health and their future economic success. 

We also develop a wide range of skills and experiences through annual events such as;

  • Access to PE Festivals and competitions across all year groups (through the Penryn Partnership).
  • Residential for Years 5 and 6 on a cycle that includes camping and other outdoor adventurous activities.
  • Swimming lessons for all the children (5.5 hours per year).
  • Public performances that includes a nativity, extended musical production and regular church services.
  • Fund raising for local/national charities and community groups.
  • Visitors and workshops that reflect the diverse nature of British society.
  • Regular trips linked to class topics.