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The (Big) Flushing Curriculum

In response to the publication of the Curriculum 2014, the school decided to adopt the Cornwall Learning Inspire Curriculum, because it was based upon principles that we believed in and a structure that we were used to.

The school has used the Inspire planning tools and units to construct our own topic cycles for each class. The cycles and plans are seen as a guiding core ensuring that there is continuity and progression throughout the school, without losing the teacher's ability to be creative in view of the children's needs, interests and the local environment they live in.  

The Inspire Curriculum leaflet, that details the structure and content of the units, is attached below along with the school's topic cycle for each class. 

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

The Inspire Curriculum provides the school with complete coverage and progression in Applied mathematics, English, Science, Languages, Art&Design, Design Technology, Geography, History, Computing and Music.        

We view it as an online resource that we can gradually adapt and evolve into a curriculum designed to meet the needs of the children at this school.

Therefore, the school has created it own rolling programme of topic based on the Inspire themed units (see the attached cycle), designed to match the needs of our mixed age range classes. The class curriculum plans deliver the objectives and content contained within the National Curriculum (attached below) for each year group.

Some subjects are not covered by Inspire. The table below shows what we are using to plan and teach these areas.

 Subject area

 Curriculum resources used


 2014 National Curriculum POS

 National Strategy plans

 Penryn Partnership Calculation Policy  

 Religious Education

 2014 National Curriculum POS 2014

 Cornwall Agreed Syllabus

 SACRE agreed planning units


 2014 National Curriculum POS

 Seal Resources

 Christopher Winter Programmes for          Drug/Sex Education

 School Worship Planner  

 Physical Education

 2014 National Curriculum POS

 Real PE Scheme of Work






 Reading books



 Content planned using Letters and Sounds  and resourced using Phonics Play and various ICT software/apps.

 Each child has their own reading book linked to the Accelerated Reading Programme.

 Guided Reading is used and resourced by the library service and school stocks.

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 4,5 and 6 on a 3 year cycle that includes camping, outdoor adventurous activities and a visit to London.
  • 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.

File icon: pdf Inspire Curriculum [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: doc PRIMARY_national_curriculum [doc 1MB] Click to download
File icon: doc Starfish Curriculum Plan [doc 79KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Seal curriculum [docx 22KB] Click to download
File icon: doc Dolphin Curriculum Plan [doc 112KB] Click to download