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Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital in the Curriculum at William Byrd Primary Academy

Cultural Capital ‘…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.’ (DfE, 2013)

At William Byrd, we aim to expose all children, and particularly the disadvantaged, to cultural experiences and background knowledge that will equip them with cultural knowledge to propel them further in their education, careers and social development; including but not limited to:

  • School trips
  • The opportunity to learn an instrument
  • Exposure to a wide range of books
  • Exposure to different types of music including world and classical music
  • Develop an understanding of the world by exposing children to experiences and people outside of their usual family and community

Through our curriculum intent, implementation and impact, we ensure that cultural capital is being considered and included. Through our curriculum, extra-curricular provision and wider school strategies, this takes the form of:

  • An emphasis on the arts for example, music, art and DT
  • Lunchtime clubs
  • After school clubs
  • Show and tell
  • School trips to art galleries and museums
  • Instrument tuition
  • Intergenerational trips and contact

RECEPTION & KS1
 

 

 

RECEPTION

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

Reading

Children are exposed to a range of authors and genres, including inspirational BAME authors (e.g. Floella Benjamin, Maya Angelou, Vashti Harrison, Leila Rashid, Satoshi Kitamura), classic children’s literature (e.g. The Wind in the Willows, The Hobbit, The Secret Garden, Private Peaceful), poetry and historical texts. We also have author workshops and visits and celebrate World Book Day.

 

Windrush
London experience day

Captain Cook
Rosa Parks

Writing

 

Traditional Tales
Poetry

Traditional Tales
Fables
Legends

Maths

Through maths, children are taught essential knowledge: using money, telling the time, knowing about shapes as well as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Real-life problems are used to show children the validity of their maths knowledge.
Science
  Chessington Zoo Local habitats visit
History
 

Museums and artefacts
Museum visit

Royal experience day
Geography
 

The UK and London
Local area walk

Coast visit
Art

In art, children study the work of and learn about a wide range of diverse artists past and present, including the Impressionists, Lowry, Holbein, Rizzi, Yinka Shonibare and Barbara Walker.

Children are exposed to a variety of cultural art such as Indian art and artists, Still Life, Pop art, Taotie art, Mayan Stelae and works by significant black artists.

DT

 

Engineering Coast visit
Music

 

World music

Playing glockenspiel
Folk dancing/world music

PE/Sport

 

Daily Mile
Sponsored events Dance

Daily Mile
Sponsored events Dance

PSHRE
  Digital safety Road safety – local area walk
RE

We study the major world religions and celebrate community religious festivals in school and through assemblies. We organise trips to local places of worship and invite religious speakers
in to school to talk to children.
Computing

 

Online safety
Computational thinking
Media

Media
Photography
Animation
Zoology

Personal Development

5 Guiding Powers focus in lessons and around the school
Pupil-friendly safeguarding, anti-bullying and e-safety leaflets
Extra-curricular programme and clubs
Leadership opportunities (School Parliament Y2-Y6 / Head Students (Y6) /
Playground, Sports and Reading Leaders)

Class sharing assemblies Class sharing assemblies

Class sharing assemblies

Whole School Events

Community religious and cultural celebration day
Harvest Festival, including visit from a local vicar
Children in Need
Red Nose Day
Wear Yellow Day
Black History Month
Friendship (anti-bullying) week
Remembrance Day
Christmas Lunch/Jumper Day
Pantomime
World Book Day

Safer Internet Week

Extra-curricular 
& Lunchtime Clubs

(Aut Term 2021)

Art
Choir
Music tuition
Gardening
Cross stitch
Yoga
Wellbeing
Netball
Tennis
Football
Fixtures, swimming gala etc.

 

KS2
 

 

 

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

Reading

Children are exposed to a range of authors and genres, including inspirational BAME authors (e.g. Floella Benjamin, Maya Angelou, Vashti Harrison, Leila Rashid, Satoshi Kitamura), classic children’s literature (e.g. The Wind in the Willows, The Hobbit, The Secret Garden, Private Peaceful), poetry and historical texts. We also have author workshops and visits and celebrate World Book Day.

Bold Women in
Black History
Earth Heroes:
Inspiring stories of people saving our world

Michelle Obama
The Hobbit

The Secret Garden
Chinese authors Wangari’s Trees

You are Awesome
Goodnight Mr Tom
Northern Lights

Private Peaceful

Writing

Poetry Traditional Tales
Holiday brochure

Poetry
Traditional Tales
Biography

19C poetry (The Highwayman)
Science Fiction
Plastic pollution

Kensuke’s Kingdom
Thinker’s rap
Greta Thunberg

Maths

Through maths, children are taught essential knowledge: using money, telling the time, knowing about shapes as well as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Real-life problems are used to show children the validity of their maths knowledge.
Science
Workshop Sound workshop Science Museum visit
London Zoo visit
Electricity workshop
History
Verulamium visit British Museum visit

Ancient China
Greek Workshop

Maafa
RAF Museum visit

Geography
Visit to Lee Valley Regional Park River and Rowing Museum visit Sow, grow and farm – school garden

Ecosystems
Globalisation
Fair Trade
Drama

Art

In art, children study the work of and learn about a wide range of diverse artists past and present, including the Impressionists, Lowry, Holbein, Rizzi, Yinka Shonibare and Barbara Walker.

Children are exposed to a variety of cultural art such as Indian art and artists, Still Life, Pop art, Taotie art, Mayan Stelae and works by significant black artists.

DT

Mosaics
Verulamium visit

Weaving
Landscapes – River & Rowing museum
Indian art and artists

Food packaging
Architecture

Textiles
Food technology

Music

Playing glockenspiel
Musical Theatre
Music around the world

Playing glockenspiel
Composing
World music
Reading music

Playing glockenspiel
Musical notation
Pop music
World music

Playing glockenspiel
Classical music
Composition
Music for TV and Film

PE/Sport

Daily Mile
Sponsored events OAA

Daily Mile
Sponsored events OAA

Daily Mile
Sponsored events OAA
Yoga

Daily Mile
Sponsored events OAA
Yoga

PSHRE

Valuing differences
Being my best

RE

We study the major world religions and celebrate community religious festivals in school and through assemblies. We organise trips to local places of worship and invite religious speakers
in to school to talk to children.
Computing

Media – presenters and co-authors
Avatars

Software development
Media – musicians
Data - meteorology

Cryptography
Architecture
Web development
VR designers

Heathrow coding workshop
Computational thinking
Advertising
AI

Personal Development

5 Guiding Powers focus in lessons and around the school
Pupil-friendly safeguarding, anti-bullying and e-safety leaflets
Extra-curricular programme and clubs
Leadership opportunities (School Parliament Y2-Y6 / Head Students (Y6) /
Playground, Sports and Reading Leaders)

Class sharing assemblies Class sharing assemblies

Class sharing assemblies
Careers day

Class sharing assemblies
Careers day

Whole School Events

Community religious and cultural celebration day
Harvest Festival, including visit from a local vicar
Children in Need
Red Nose Day
Wear Yellow Day
Black History Month
Friendship (anti-bullying) week
Remembrance Day
Christmas Lunch/Jumper Day
Pantomime
World Book Day

Safer Internet Week

Extra-curricular 
& Lunchtime Clubs

(Aut Term 2021)

Art
Choir
Music tuition
Gardening
Cross stitch
Yoga
Wellbeing
Netball
Tennis
Football
Fixtures, swimming gala etc.