As part of our curriculum, we want to give our children the best education so they can grow and flourish as learners and people. Our Primary Cultural Passport provides experiences, in which we believe are a vital part of any child’s life. Not only do we aim to build upon pupils’ social development, but also enrich their lives, make learning ‘stick’ and create great memories.
The pupils will participate in a range of cultural activities organised by the Academy. Some cultural activities may also be completed in the children’s own time outside the Academy, with family and friends.
There are three Cultural Passports to complete during the children’s time at Isaac Newton Primary Academy: one for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, the next for Years 3 and 4 and finally one for Years 5 and 6.
Within each passport there are a range of cultural activities to complete, and they are split into the following six categories:
- Connecting with Nature - Environmental Awareness
- Connecting with People & Places - Citizenship and Community
- Connecting with Self - Wellbeing and Personal Growth
- Connecting with Your Future - Enterprise and Careers
- Connecting with Culture and the Arts - Presentation, Performance & the Arts
- Connecting with Adventure - Adventure, Challenge & Competition
Every pupil takes part in planned cultural activities within school. They use writing, drawings or photographs to recount and reflect upon their experience, within the relevant pages of their cultural passport. The pupils present their record of the experience to their class teacher in order to receive a sticker of acknowledgement. The children are given planned lesson time to complete their record of their experience and hand in to their class teacher. The class teacher then acknowledges with the relevant sticker. If the pupil choses to complete the cultural activity at home, they need to record their reflections at home. The children then present this to their class teacher, either through a conversation, or the class teacher could ask the child to present to the class or group. The child then receives an acknowledgement note, with the teacher’s initials, date and the relevant sticker, on the back page of the Cultural Passport.