Every child and family who joins our setting will have their own knowledge and experiences that will link to their culture and wider family. This might include languages, beliefs, traditions, cultural and family heritage, interests, travel and work.

We recognise that for children to “Dream, Believe and Achieve” and be successful academically and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital.

Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.

Cultural capital gives power. It helps children achieve goals, become successful, and rise up the social ladder without necessarily having wealth or financial capital. Cultural capital is having assets that give children the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.

At The Links Primary School, children benefit from a curriculum that builds on what they understand and know already. We believe that exposure, not only to culture but also to situations in which the children might not have previous experiences of, is of paramount importance to their ongoing successes.

Gradually widening children’s experiences as they progress through school is an important step in providing rich and engaging learning across the curriculum. We plan carefully for children to have progressively richer experiences in nursery and beyond. These include trips to the local park, shops and visits to places of worship, museums and sports venues.

Building Experiences and Knowledge by Immersing Children in the World around them

  • Promoting The Links Learning Powers
  • Empowering the children to make choices and decisions
  • Thinking about people around the world.
  • Having a Healthy mind and healthy mind
  • Appreciation and love for music
  • Understanding how history has shaped our future
  • Celebrating different cultures, traditions and faiths
  • Educational visits linked to our topics
  • Learning about people in our community
  • Understanding how our local supermarket produces fresh food
  • Having our say about Road Safety
  • Planning and running charity events
  • Showcasing talents
  • Bringing financial skills to the primary curriculum
  • Careers curriculum
  • We get creative in the kitchen
  • B-Safety Buddies host parents’ workshops
  • Growing fruit and veg all year round in our allotment
  • Learning beyond the classroom
  • Supporting our local community
  • Embracing our local environment
  • Learning about animal welfare
  • Bringing history to life
  • We add a little imagination to our learning
  • We grow together
  • What can we find in our local environment?
  • Visitors share their cultures and traditions
  • Being informed, feeling empowered and making a difference