RE Cultural Capital
Our understanding of ‘knowledge and cultural capital’ is derived from the following wording in the national curriculum:
‘It 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.’
Ofsted School Inspection Handbook 2019
What is Cultural Capital at Blackrod for RE?
At Blackrod, Cultural Capital is seen in the way we incorporate our drivers of Possibilities, Environment, Community & Citizenship and Well-Being, into all of our areas of learning and by striving to provide the children the opportunities to experience and develop understanding of different cultural genres which may not be readily accessible to them outside of School.
Religion and beliefs inform our values and are reflected in what we say and how we behave. RE is an important subject in itself, developing an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the religions and beliefs which form part of contemporary society.
As part of your curriculum offer, children have enhancements such as educational visits, speakers, workshops etc. whilst engaging with the local community and their environment on targeted projects, they are able to develop a stronger sense of identity and become educated citizens who learn from the events, people, ideas they study.
RE at Blackrod Primary School plays an important role in preparing pupils for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It helps children and young people become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. It gives them the knowledge, skills and understanding to discern and value truth and goodness, strengthening their capacity for making moral judgements and for evaluating different types of commitment to make positive and healthy choices.
RE subject matter at Blackrod Primary School gives particular opportunities to promote an ethos of respect for others, challenge stereotypes and build understanding of other cultures and beliefs. This contributes to promoting a positive and inclusive school ethos that champions democratic values and human rights.
BPS’s RE Cultural Capital offer includes:
- A progressive vocabulary overview
- RE key stage reading area enhancements ●
- RE project provision resources
- Significant people - religious and spiritual leaders embedded into subject journey ●
- Termly projects loans in classroom provision
- School trips –
- Commonwealth Grave Commissioner ●●
- Blackrod Cenotaph - Act of Remembrance ●
- Community hampers, raffles and newsletters ●
- KS1 Christmas carol nursing home tour (suspended due to COVID 2021/22) ●●
- KS2 Mosque / synagogue (2 year cycle) ●
- KS1 Hindu Temple / church (2 year cycle) ●
- School visitors –
- Diwali Dance Workshop ●●
- Dragon Dance workshop ●●
- Enhancement days and assemblies–
- Diwali ●
- Harvest assembly and collection ●
- Remembrance Day ●
- Winter performances ●●
- Chinese New Year ●
- Easter assembly, egg competition and bonnet parade ●
- Queen’s Platinum Jubilee ●