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Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital at Eastbury Primary School

At Eastbury we are committed to celebrating and embracing the different backgrounds, languages and traditions of all the children in our school.

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.”

We strive to give all pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND, the knowledge and understanding they need to succeed in life.

Below is our school’s map for cultural capital experiences we provide for our pupils. Some of these experiences are our covered in our curriculum, other aspects are explored in assemblies, national days/weeks, at home or on school visits.

View our long-term plans to see how this is links to each year groups curriculum. 

Nursery & Reception

Year 1

  • Visit our local post office and post a letter
  • Build a den
  • Visit a farm/meet farm animals
  • Build a mud pie
  • Go on a listening walk around the school
  • See a Caterpillar turn into a butterfly
  • Take a friend on a trike ride
  • Perform in a Nativity
  • Go on a bear hunt
  • Autumn and Spring nature walk in the park 
  • Minibeast hunt
  • Visit from London Fire Brigade
  • Make porridge
  • Plant a seed
  • Learning a song in British Sign Language
  • Show and Tell
  • Make a sandcastle
  • Learning about people in our community
  • Watch a travelling theatre show
  • Take part in a Teddy bear picnic
  • Making gingerbread biscuits
  • Library in house visit
  • Take part in a sponsored walk
  • Tasting fruits from around the world
  • Interview inspirational people from the school/community
  • Making a delicious sandwich
  • Take part in a rhyming challenge
  • Recreate the work of George Seurat – Pointillism
  • Visit our local park
  • Watch a pantomime performance
  • Visit Discover Children’s Story Centre
  • Make a shadow and finger puppet
  • Create a pop art portrait
  • Visit a toy museum
  • Plant a seed
  • Make a Pizza at PizzaExpress
  • Perform/recite a poem in front of the class
  • Keep a weather diary
  • Make a paper lantern
  • Paint an African sun-set
  • Go on a bug hunt
  • Produce tree rubbings
  • Re-create Van Gogh’s Starry Night using forks
  • Create a paper mache planet earth
  • Create a sculpture with marshmallows
  • Learn BSL finger spelling
  • Create a portrait using fruit and vegetable
  • Make a moving/pop-up book
  • Create a Jewish artifact
  • Make a Christmas decoration
  • Practice sewing
  • Create a sculpture of a plant using clay
  • Make a sculpture of a building using sugar cubes
  • Grow your own cress
  • Make a mini paper book
  • Make a Menorah using lolly sticks

Year 2

Year 3

  • Go to the beach & walk barefoot in sand
  • Eat Challah bread
  • Re-enact a historical event
  • Become an explorer
  • Make a musical instrument
  • Grow a plant
  • Create a time capsule
  • Scooter training
  • Identify plants at the park
  • Visit a museum
  • Draw a skyline
  • Start learning to type
  • Find where our family is from on a map
  • Take and edit a photograph
  • Create a soundscape with percussion instruments
  • Eat a hot cross bun at Easter
  • Make Christmas shortbread
  • Create a painting using Pointillism
  • Make an ancient coin out of clay
  • Make a treasure map
  • To safely use the internet to research a topic.
  • To take part in Eid assembly.
  • Taste a date and milk for Iftar.
  • Visit a church
  • Visit a mosque
  • Become bird watchers.
  • To witness the metamorphosis of a caterpillar.
  • Listen to music from around the world.
  • Become an apprentice gardener
  • Make a stone age model
  • Make a board game related to continents
  • Visit from a doctor to raise aspirations
  • Used home grown vegetables to create a healthy wrap
  • Grown crops in school
  • Eco warriors nominated in each class to save energy and promote recycling
  • Make a river model from around the world
  • Play chime bars to different cultural songs
  • Visit to local ruins
  • Visit a museum in London
  • Looking at weathered rocks in the local area
  • Making a human pictogram about favourite countries
  • Creating deaf awareness
  • Making rice crispy cakes to celebrate Easter  
  • Make Christmas decorations
  • Create a rangoli pattern
  • Make a human mummy
  • Potato printing in the style of a famous artist
  • Block printing inspired by William Morris
  • Rock hunt outside to learn about fossils
  • Created and performed a poem from different cultures 
  • Read stories from different cultures
  • Making a jam sandwich to develop life skills
  • Diwali assembly including Bollywood and Indian dance
  • Create divas to celebrate Diwali
  • Creating Roman mosaics

Year 4

Year 5

  • Take swimming lessons
  • Plant sunflowers
  • Make butter
  • Telling stories in BSL
  • Assemblies to understand different career paths
  • Celebrating BAME professionals
  • Exploring famous influential artist
  • Visit the Science Museum
  • UK Parliament visit
  • Anglo Saxons and Vikings School Trip
  • Hands On History workshops 
  • Visit Valence House Museum
  • Natural History Museum visit
  • Mayesbrook Park Visit – wildlife adventure and picnic 
  • Create a business plan to sell sugar cane juice
  • Create a Victorian style newspaper article 
  • Geography field trip using an eight point compose
  • Learn about famous architects
  • Orienteering – Develop map reading skills
  • Create an energy saving house model
  • Take part in a save the planet debate
  • Use programming software to become HTML software experts
  • Visit a local Church and Synagogue 
  • Learn to play different musical instruments including a glockenspiel
  • Learn and perform an 80’s rock song
  • Learn about soul music 
  • Create a poem to celebrate differences 
  • Visit a museum
  • Designing and making bread
  • Plant a seed and grow a vegetable
  • Learning how to program
  • Visits to local parks
  • Writing a letter to a famous footballer
  • Singing in a choir
  • Water Safety workshop
  • After school reading tuition
  • Reading lessons in reading hut
  • Replicating the work of a famous artist
  • Picnics and lessons taking place in local parks
  • Tasting foods from different cultures/religions
  • Create instructions and make rice Krispy cakes
  • Write and perform a poem
  • Walk around the local area
  • Using the library to carry out research
  • Access to current affairs through Votes for School and Newsround
  • Create carnival masks in celebration of Notting Hill Carnival
  • Explore artists from various backgrounds and dive deep into their culture
  • Meet a professional and learn more about their job
  • Trip to the beach

Year 6

Whole school experiences

  • Visit a museum
  • Meet a professional and speak to them about their job
  • Annual Young Voices Concert
  • Visit the British museum
  • Making pots with clay
  • Knife crime workshop
  • Tasting foods from different cultures/religions
  • Reading books representing different cultures
  • Play African drums
  • Diwali Diva lamp
  • Make a human computer network outside
  • Make Shang Pottery
  • Make Oracle Bone out of Clay
  • Visit adventure Island
  • Go to Jump London
  • Eat hot-cross buns for Easter
  • Easter egg hunt
  • Taste Middle Eastern food
  • Visit Greenwich Park
  • After school garden party
  • Conduct science experiment outside
  • Make Shang chariot
  • Make an Anderson shelter
  • Look at artists from WW1 and WW2.
  • Perform Easter songs in BSL
  • Sing in a choir
  • Travel on a train
  • Have a picnic at the park
  • Perform a play
  • Listen to and tell stories around a campfire
  • Gorge walking
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Ride on a BMX track
  • Archery
  • Raise money for charity
  • Exposure to texts from different cultures
  • Perform in a class/year group assembly 
  • Vote for/be elected as Eco-Council warrior
  • Vote for/be elected as School Council Rep
  • Vote for/be elected as Anti-bullying Ambassador
  • Vote for/be elected as a Reading Ambassador
  • Take part in a Christmas concert
  • Eat Christmas dinner with class teacher
  • Afternoon Tea with headteacher
  • Learn about British Values
  • Dress up for World Book Day
  • Wear odd socks to school
  • Perform in the arts yard
  • Plant a seed in the Garden centre
  • Take part in British Science week
  • Attend a disco
  • Explore black history through African dance
  • Learn to say hello and count in a different language
  • Communicate in British sign language
  • Have a piece of work published
  • Learn outdoors
  • Follow a recipe
  • Cycling training – Bike ability
  • Fun half termly projects with parent involvement
  • Celebrating national days
  • Exposure to texts from different cultures
  • Visit a local library
  • Experience secondary school life
  • Take part in African drumming
  • Visitor share their cultures and religions
  • Taking part in spots competitions
  • Learning about inspirational people
  • Visit a Manor house
  • Show our school values in everything I do: creativity, resilience, teamwork, aiming high and enjoyment

See our cultural capital gallery below