Science 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 Science?
At Blackrod, Cultural Capital is seen in the way we incorporate our drivers of Possibilities, Environment, Community 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.
Science at Blackrod offers a wide variety of experiences outside of the curriculum that provides our children with a rich, purposeful cultural capital. We realise that science is involved in every aspect of our lives and, as such, we offer the children at Blackrod opportunities that inspire and educate, whilst also improving children’s possibilities, well-being, understanding of the environment and community involvement.
Children at Blackrod, in Science, lead their own learning through well planned scientific enquiries. Alongside this, we provide well thought out enhancements such as educational visits, speakers, workshops and many more. These aspects of our scientific offer combined, allow our children to become well-rounded, educated citizens in a forever developing world.
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.
BPS’s Science Cultural Capital offer includes:
- A progressive vocabulary overview
- Science key stage reading area enhancements ●
- Science project provision resources
- Termly projects loans in classroom provision
- School trips –
- KS1 Martin Mere Habitats visit (2 year cycle)●●
- UKS2 Cobble Hey Farm visit●●
- Oral Hygiene workshops ●●
- First Aid workshops ●●●
- Apple Tree planting ●
- Farmer Time ●●
- School visitors –
- Mad Science assembly/workshop●●
- Farmer Matt – Felderland ‘Pick Your Own’ Farm in Kent (virtual)● ●
- Enhancement days and assemblies–
- Science Share Day ●
- STEMterprise ●●
- Polytunnel Planting ●●
- Chemlabs Assembly ●
- Space Camp ●
- Extra-Curricular Clubs –
- Mad Science Club●
STEM Club ●