Cultural Capital

Iceni Academy believe that cultural capital is essential for all pupils because it is the accumulation of knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to grow and live in our society. These fundamental concepts are taught, based on age groups every Monday in Family time:

Led by class teachers Beech and Oak will watch the Espresso Weekly current Affairs Round Up at the beginning of each Family time Acorn and Willow class
Trinity & Queens – Acorn class
Emmanuel and Churchill – Willow class
Beech and Oak class
Emmanuel and Churchill – Beech class
Queens and Trinity – Oak class
Week 1 Class council. Either teacher, chairperson or secretary to read last school council minutes to the group. Then to discuss areas for development. 3 from each class.
Week 2 Behaviours for learning – manners, kindness, safety, politeness, sharing, resilience Behaviours for learning – in folder in staffroom
Week 3 Where we live?
What are our school rules and why do we have them?
What other rules do we need to abide by?
What do you want to do when you grow up?
What do you want to have achieved by the end of the year?
What are you goodat? Can you teach your friend a new skill?
British Values
Week 4 LELE based book LELE based book
Week 5 Think of a reason Pose a Q debate
Week 6 Solve a problem Behaviours for learning
Week 7 Mindfulness colouring-together

British Value themes:

  • democracy,
  • the rule of law,
  • individual liberty,
  • mutual respect,
  • tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Autumn 1 The rule of law What laws do we have in the classrooms?
In school?
Autumn 2 The rule of law What laws do you know of that everyone has to follow?
Who makes these laws up?
The rule of law.
Spring 1 Individual liberty Watch the YouTube clip:
How does this work in our academy?
What would happen if the teachers said you could only follow what we said? So you could only eat what we have said and only play the games at playtime that we tell you to? Discuss?
Spring 2 Democracy What is democracy?
Summer 1 Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and or those without faith Tolerance.
Summer 2 Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and or those without faith What does the word faith mean?
Why does it mean so much to some people?
Is it okay to not have a particular belief?
Should anyone be treated differently if their beliefs are different to ours?