Cultural Capital at Pear Tree

At Pear Tree Primary School we view ‘cultural capital’ as the characteristics, knowledge and skills that promote social mobility, both now and in the future. We ensure that children are exposed to a wide range of experiences that will develop their cultural capital and give them an advantage in later life. 


Cultural Capital Experiences at Pear Tree Primary School include: 

  • Choir

  • Music Lessons (guitar, brass, piano), 

  • Young voices 

  • Singfest

  • Love Music Trust – Betty Bear Goes to the Seaside

  • Remembrance Day 

  • Do it different week – themes so far – STEM, ECO and Do it Different 

  • Stay and engage mornings for parents 

  • Enterprise projects in Year 4

  • River Family lunches 

  • River Family sports days

  • River Family Captains and elections

  • Pantomime visit (whole school) 

  • Ks1 and KS2 Christmas performances at St Mary’s Church 

  • Residentials in Year 2 (Beeston) Year 4 (Conway) Year 6 (York) 

  • Wide of trips for all ages (usually 2 per year at least) 

  • Whole school end of year production – themes so far – Circus, Wizard of Oz

  • Visits to local Church 

  • Church leaders coming into school 

  • Road Safety week 

  • Internet Safety week 

  • Play ground leaders year 5 

  • Year 5 Shakespeare performance – New Vic 

  • Reading to the elderly – year 5 Claredon Court 

  • Swimming lessons (year 1 – 6) 

  • Charity leaders assemblies and visits 

  • Eco council 

  • Parents/carers coffee/tea morning 

  • Opportunities for children to compete and represent the school in a wide range of sporting activities

  • A wide range of sporting opportunities/clubs for all children 

  • Fundraising opportunities throughout the year –McMillian, children in need, comic relief, sports relief 

  • Forest school – once per half term 

  • Bikeability

  • School nurse (year 5 and year 6) 

  • Reading ambassadors 



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