Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital is defined as the knowledge, skills, values and experiences that provide advantage and help children get ahead in life, especially in education. Through our seasonal and cultural learning calendar and careful planning, we ensure children are provided with opportunities across the year to support their ‘Cultural Capital’ (Ofsted Framework 2019). Cultural capital is a golden thread through all the children learn and experience at Pembury. So much is going on each year! We carefully consider the development of children’s cultural capital, through the use of our core book list (books we would like the children know really well before they leave), research and inquiry opportunities, citizenship discussions through the use of Picture News, observing the life cycles of chicks and butterflies, Kodaly music sessions, African drumming experiences and a range of music listened to, our Heritage Project, artist encounters, yoga, forest school skills and fire days, the opportunity to use real tools (eg in woodwork), welly walks and the educational visits we organise to museums or art galleries (we also provide virtual opportunities – see home learning section on website).