Cultural Capital (See Curriculum Rationale Page for Further Information)
At North Walkden Primary School, our intent is for children to join us on a learning journey, which will equip them for the future. We want our children to leave us at Year 6 with a range of skills, a love of learning and a ‘suitcase of happy memories.’
Cultural capital is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success. It is about giving the children the best possible start to their education.
It is important to recognise that everyone has cultural capital – knowledge, skills and behaviours – and these accumulate over time through many different experiences and opportunities.
Cultural capital is not something that is ‘given’ or ‘taught.’ It is about culture, language, traditions and experiences. At North Walkden we want to celebrate the uniqueness of us all and share our differences and individualism. It is beyond the curriculum.
Some aspects will be covered through the curriculum; other aspects are explored in assemblies, through our 100 things to do at North Walkden, incidental conversations and daily life at school. You will find more information about what we offer through Cultural Capital at North Walkden in our Curriculum Vision section of the website.