CULTURAL CAPITAL

Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a pupil can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work. Cultural capital promotes social mobility and success in our stratified society.

Cultural capital gives a pupil power. It helps them achieve goals, become successful, and rise up the social ladder without necessarily having wealth or financial capital. Cultural capital is having assets that give pupils the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point

We recognise that for pupils to aspire and be successful academically and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital. Each subject taught within the school day makes its own contribution to pupils’ cultural capital development. Our curriculum aims to combine knowledge with experience and judgement on what pupils see.. Pupils participate in a wealth of trips, visits and experiences, supported by a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.  Teachers plan visits or visitors to ensure children have real experiences to inspire their learning. 

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

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TREES FOR REMEMBRANCE

Children from each year group planted 3 new trees at the front of school, which have been kindly donated by Leek Rotary Club. The trees symbolise: Faith, Hope and Love following the past the difficulties of the past two years. 

FAITH in the strength of our communities that have supported us.

HOPE for the future.

LOVE in remembering those who we have lost.

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JUBILEE CELBRATIONS

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This term, the children have been learning all about the Queen - in preparation for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations taking place across the country in June. During our Art lessons, classes were given a different decade/era of Queen Elizabeth's reign

to focus on. Children were taught specific Art skills before creating a portrait of Queen Elizabeth from their focus decade.  The children's work was then used to create a timeline of the Queen's reign - through portraits -  in the corridor and some pieces were put on display at the office our Leek's local MP, Karen Bradley.

 

As school will be closed for half term during this celebration, we hosted our very own celebrations on Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th May. On Tuesday 24th May, the whole school made scones for their parents. Parents received an invitation to join us for an afternoon tea party; the children met their parents / family members at the entrance of school before welcoming them into our tea party, showing them to their seats and taking their scone order. The children served their parents scones and drinks before sitting down to eat together.

On Thursday 26th May, we also hosted a Jubilee street party. Children came to school wearing red, white and blue clothing and were served a communal picnic lunch. During the afternoon, each class then played traditional garden games, such as: bowls, croquet, skittles, skipping and hoopla.  

PARENTS' TEA PARTY

STREET PARTY

QUEEN ELIZABETH ART TIMELINE

OUR ARTWORK ON DISPLAY AT KAREN BRADLEY's OFFICE