Enrichment

What is cultural capital?

How Ofsted defines it

Ofsted added the term 'cultural capital' to the inspection handbook in 2019. In paragraph 237, it defines it as:

‘... 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.’

Ofsted Chief inspector Amanda Spielman said cultural capital should be “a golden thread, woven through everything you do to teach children well”. We achieve this at Northgate Primary by giving children rich opportunities to broaden their learning and develop as responsible and informed citizens through a range of activities and events linked to the ‘Golden Threads’ of our own curriculum.

The table below gives a summary of what children experienced during the 2022/23 academic year. Many of these events will be repeated this year and we are always looking for opportunities to extend this offer.

Map of Curriculum Enrichment/Cultural Capital – Northgate

YG

Sense of Belonging

Confidence in Communicating

Developing Resilience

Nursery

Festivals from around the world

Minibeast roadshow

Bus trip in GY

Live Music week

Big Sing

Christmas Performance

Visit from emergency services

Golden Mile Charity fund raising (Jolly Jog)

YR

Visit from local vicar

Visit from babies and toddlers (Families and Growing topic)

Stay and Play

Local farm/zoo visit

Planetarium/Stargazing event

Live Music week

Big Sing

Christmas Performance

Digital Sharing Afternoon

People who help us topic

Family mini beast hunt

Golden Mile Charity fund raising (Jolly Jog)

Children’s first aid course

Y1

Exploring the four seasons, cemetery visit wildlife habitat)

Parents and grandparents share their toys

Planetarium/Stargazing event

Litter legends

Live Music week

Big Sing

Christmas performance to parents

Eco council/ school council

Famous explorer topic including visit from a real modern-day explorer

Carpenter visit to help children turn designs into models

Golden Mile Charity fund raising (Jolly Jog)

Children’s first aid course

Y2

Visit from a Rabbi

Visit to Gressenhall (Evacuees)

Music from different cultures

Food tasting from around the world

Planetarium/Stargazing event

Litter legends

Live Music week

Big Sing

Christmas Talent Show

Christmas performance to parents

Eco Council/School Council

Police officer visit

Firefighter visit

GY Sports events

Golden Mile Charity fund raising (Jolly Jog)

Children’s first aid course

Y3

Time and Tide visit (re local fishing industry)

Art Competition – design a posy for the jubilee/Christmas bauble (Norfolk Schools)

Our Human Rights

Planetarium/Stargazing event

Litter legends

Live Music week

Big Sing

Eco Council/School Council

Christmas performance to parents

Choir visit to local residential home

GY Sports Events

Golden Mile Charity fund raising (Jolly Jog)

Norfolk Cricket Coaches

Step on it Pedestrian Safety

Children’s first aid course

Y4

Planetarium/Stargazing event

Local Farm visit

Time and Tide visit (Romans)

Waterways visit

Art Competition – design a posy for the jubilee/Christmas bauble (Norfolk Schools)

Litter legends

Live Music week

Big Sing

Eco Council/School Council

Christmas performance to parents

Choir visit to local residential home

Golden Mile Charity fund raising (Jolly Jog)

Step on it Pedestrian Safety

Aylmerton Residential

GY Sports Events

Norfolk Cricket Coaches

East Coast College Link

Children’s first aid course

Y5

Planetarium/Stargazing event

Visit to West Stow

Plastic Pollution topic – beach clean

Art Competition – design a posy for the jubilee/Christmas bauble (Norfolk Schools)

Litter legends

Live Music week

Big Sing

Eco Council/School Council

Christmas performance to parents

Choir visit to local residential home

Wellbeing Ambassadors

BBC Symphony Orchestra Project

Police online safety talk

Storyboard artist careers talk

Golden Mile Charity fund raising (Jolly Jog)

Step on it Pedestrian Safety

GY Sports Events

Norfolk Cricket Coaches

Computing skills for life

Code Club

Children’s first aid course

Paramedic visit

Local police visit/online safety talk

East Coast college careers visit

Y6

Planetarium/Stargazing event

Victorian Topic – Time and Tide/National Archives

Christmas Tree Festival

Art Competition – design a posy for the jubilee/Christmas bauble (Norfolk Schools)

Visit from local Twinning Association (Rambouillet)

Litter legends

Holocaust memorial Day Ceremony

Chinese New Year workshop – local college

Live Music week

Big Sing

Eco Council/School Council

Christmas performance to parents

Choir visit to local residential home

Y6 Leadership roles

Wellbeing Ambassadors

Into University

Police online safety talk

Storyboard artist careers talk

Golden Mile Charity fund raising (Jolly Jog)

Step on it Pedestrian Safety

Crucial Crew event

Norfolk Cricket Coaches

Coding Club

Y6 leadership Roles

Children’s first aid course

Paramedic visit

Local police visit/ online safety talk

East coast college careers visit