Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, skills, behaviours, and experiences that a student can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence. Cultural capital represents the key ingredients that a student will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.
Gatton Primary School is committed to delivering a broad and balanced, high quality curriculum provision for all learners. Our schemes of work are well developed to offer a wide range of rich experiences to help achieve the best possible outcomes for our pupils during their time at the school.
We believe children’s personal development and growth is very important. We therefore aim to provide meaningful opportunities for pupils to develop a strong sense of moral purpose and respect for others. They are involved in shaping our provision, being encouraged to build a sense of responsibility for the school, community and the environment.
Our curriculum drivers
1. Communities – because we want to make a positive contribution.
2. Healthy lives – because we want to lead healthy lives.
3. Environment- because we need to take care of Allah’s blessings.
4. Spiritual / moral – because we want a strong connection with Allah.
In addition to our curriculum drivers, we have termly themes which complement the drivers:
Autumn term: Our Green School
Spring term: Our Community Growth
Summer term: Our World
British Values, SMSC and CHES
Our school curriculum drivers are all couched in the framework of British Values. In many ways they represent our unique approach to SMSC and our ambition to nurture positive vibrant and contributors to our country and beyond.
|CHES Driver||Overarching Themes|
Our pupils are taught to apply values and deep knowledge and skills across all curriculum areas to make a difference to others in the school and wider community.
The school is passionate about working in partnership with parents for the benefit of the pupils. Parental engagement and involvement is highly valued and promoted.
Foster strong links with external partners to sharing skills, values, experiences, cultures and expertise to enhance the learning experiences of our pupils and ensure the best possible outcomes.
High regard is given to our children’s mental and physical health and development.
It is important for our pupils to develop a strong knowledge of health and fitness, personal safety and wellbeing as important aspects of a successful life.
This is reflected in our curriculum and enrichment activities.
|Environment||Fully focussed on enhancing and enriching children’s knowledge and understanding of their local and wider environment by providing opportunities for learning within and beyond the classroom.|
We are fully focussed on equipping our pupils with the skills and knowledge to face the challenges of today’s changing world by encouraging communication, personal growth and confidence at all levels and a respect for all the creation of Allah. For example, developing
|CHES Theme||Links to CHES Drivers (not limited to)|
|Autumn term: Our Green School||
Recycling, reducing and reusing Maintain own water bottle ( water challenge) McMillan Coffee morning Learning and implementing Hadiths related to food and water wastage Learning and implementing Duaas related to being thankful TFL road safety Roald Dahl Week Anti-bullying week (Friendship week) Quran competition
Black History Month – Wellness Celebrating the Summer reading Challenge Forest schools programme begins in Upper Key Stage 2.
Junior citizens (British Values) Head Pupils, Eco Warriors, School Council Remembrance Day Themed assemblies
|Spring term: Our Community Growth||
Make healthy choices at snack time. Make healthy choices at lunchtime. Cooking a healthy snack or meal. Learning what the Quran says about growth.
How planting can contribute to wellbeing.
Evaluating our own actions.
Ramadan weekly reminders. Community Kitchen – food parcels for Ramadan.
Growing plants and vegetables. Sharing plants and vegetables with those in our community. (British Values)
Year 6 residential
Times tables tournament.
Community gardens project (British Values)
St Georges Hospital project (British Values)
Head Pupils, Eco Warriors, School Council
|Summer term: Our Diverse World||
Community Kitchen – Eid gifts for refugee families. (British Values) Buildings of faith in our local area. Hajj celebrations.
Key Stage 2 poetry recital.
Year 5 Scouts visit.
Links to other schools (different faiths) (British Values)
Foods from around the world
Diversity within communities Cultural clothing
Roles and rights of children
Religions from around the world Celebrating diversity
Head Pupils, Eco Warriors, School Council
Each term all classes are invited to apply for the ‘CHES’ award. The class who has encouraged children to make CHES links at school as well as at home, are considered to win the ‘CHES’ trophy for the term.