Diss Infant Academy and Nursery

Diss Infant
Academy and Nursery

History

We provide pupils the opportunity to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.  It will inspire pupils’ curiosity to learn more about the past.  Teaching will equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.  History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

 

History is taught through carefully planned topics including local history for each year group. We encourage visitors into school to help bring the history we are studying to life, talking about their own experiences and sharing artefacts. In addition, we visit sites of historical importance, where children gain a greater understanding of how the events in the past have influenced our lives today.



Geography

At Diss Primary Academy Partnership we know our children enter school with limited knowledge of the world around them. We provide a high-quality geography education which inspires curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.

Through high quality teaching, we aim to equip pupils with knowledge about:

  • Diverse places
  • People
  • Resources
  • Natural and human environments
  • Deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. 

We begin by exploring the local area before using our deeper knowledge to help the children understand the interaction between physical and human processes. Our children collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes. 

We teach through a thematic approach (as shown below) whilst these four core strands are embedding into each theme:

  • Locational knowledge
  • Place knowledge
  • Human and geographical features
  • Geographical skills
  •  Geography Overview