Cultural Capital at Junction Farm

The ‘Aims’ section of the National Curriculum, states of Cultural Capital: ‘It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.’

What is meant by ‘Cultural Capital?’

Cultural Capital is the growth and development of knowledge, behaviours, skills and attitudes that lead a child to becoming a competent and confident member of society. Cultural Capital is about empowerment, to enable social mobility for all children, no matter what their start point.

How do we at Junction Farm Primary School support our children to succeed?

At Junction Farm, we look to the future and ask ourselves what we can do to equip our children to succeed in life. We aim to gradually widen children’s experiences as they progress through the school. We provide a rich, broad and engaging curriculum, which takes into account the needs of the individual, but always has an eye on the end goal of a well-rounded, capable citizen.

Examples of how Junction Farm Primary School develop our children’s Cultural Capital (but not limited to):

  • Rich and extensive PSHE curriculum, looking at themselves and the world around them.
  • Transition support though each age phase.
  • Mental Health & well-being provision.
  • Rights Respecting School.
  • Children play a musical instrument from Year 2 onwards.
  • A strong rounded Physical Education curriculum.
  • An expansive assembly curriculum.
  • Cycling proficiency training.
  • Promoting walking/cycle to school.
  • Residential trips from Year 2 to Year 6.
  • A broad RE curriculum
  • Supporting the faiths of all children.
  • Visits to the local area, including religious buildings.
  • Contribution to local and nation charitable projects.
  • Spanish taught by a specialist Spanish teacher to all children in KS2.
  • Careers visitors and events.
  • Wide ranging library of books in school reading scheme.
  • Essential mathematical life skills, such as time, money and real life problem solving, in maths
  • A focus on the world around us and how that effects our future (including careers), in science.
  • Engagement with local artists.
  • Swimming lessons for all children.
  • Internet safety and essential computer skills.
  • A musical instrument taught to every KS2 child.
  • Study of many world cultures, in Geography, History and RE.