Cultural Capital

Cultural capital is the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours that children need to prepare them for their future success. It is about giving children the best possible start to their early education with a wide range of enriching experiences. These experiences reflect the child’s environment and develop their many skills such as resilience and confidence, as well as promoting their social interactions, their relationships and culture.


Examples of some of the experiences are:

  • Learn to play the violin
  • Record sounds for others to guess 
  • Learn the books of the Bible
  • Write a moral story for Reception 
  • Go on a historical walk of Southend and walk the pier
  • Create a sculpture based on work from around the world
  • Learn how to juggle
  • Write and perform a poem 
  • Compose a piece of music based on a different culture  and perform it to another class
  • Plan and take part in a treasure hunt
  • Perform the Stations of the Cross
  • Learn how to use a compass
  • Learn the European capital cities
  • Learn an Indian dance
  • Learn to sing in rounds
  • Write a story for Reception class
  • Take part in a Viking banquet
  • Make a variety of breads from around the world
  • Create a 3D rainforest 
  • Plan a weekend trip to anywhere in the British Isles with costs included and make a pamphlet 
  • Find a sporting world record to share with your class
  • Learn the names of the Kings and Queens of England